Blessed Roger (Ruggiero) of Todi, OFM
Feast day: January 28
Franciscan and friend of St. Francis of Assisi. Ruggiero da Todi was one of the early Franciscans, receiving his habit from Francis himself. He was appointed by the saint to the post of spiritual director of the convent of the Poor Clares which had been established at Rieti, Italy, by Blessed Philippa Mareri. He died soon after Philippa, at Todi.
Died at Todi, Italy, in 1237; cultus confirmed by Pope Benedict XIV. Blessed Roger was one of the early Franciscans who was admitted to the order by the founder himself. Saint Francis appointed him spiritual director of the convent of Poor Clares at Rieti