Blessed William of Toulouse
William (1297?-1369) was known as a man of prayer and a gifted preacher.
Born around 1297, he joined the Augustinian Order as a young man of approximately 19 years. He studied in Paris, but spent most of his life in Toulouse.
He lived austerely, and showed a special care for the poor. His preaching drew many to Christ and to the Order. William loved contemplation and prayer, in which he spoke with God.
He died in Toulouse May 18, 1369. Pope Leo XIII declared him Blessed in 1893.