Pope Benedict XVI recalled the holy life of Friar Leopoldo de Alpandeire, O.F.M.Cap. in his audience of September 13, 2010.
“The life of this simple and austere Capuchin religious is a hymn to humility and to trust in God," said the Pope, "as well as a shining example of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
Fray Leopoldo de Alpandeire was born in Spain in 1864. He became a Capuchin friar at the age of 35. From that moment he dedicated his life to asking alms for his convent, the missions and the poor of Granada. In exchange he always gave three Hail Marys. He died in 1956.
During the Angelus, the Pope also reflected upon the subject of God's mercy, on the basis of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.