Science & Culture

  • Palóu played a key role in establishing several of the California missions
  • Matthew of Agrigento (also known as Beato Matteo de Agrigento) was born on the southern coast of Sicily around 1376. First a Conventual Franciscan, he later became an Observant Friar, traveling throughout Italy with Bernardine of Siena and spreading the Christian faith. He eventually returned to Sicily, where he became provincial superior of his order.