St Fidelis was born Mark Rey in Sigmaringen, Germany, in 1577. He was known as a Capuchin monk who devoted himself to the poor people as well as being a holy and prayerful man. Fidelis lead a group of Capuchins to preach to the people who had converted themselves to the protestants. Their work led them to successful conversions. While St Fidelis was preaching he survived a gunshot , only to be killed later on by a group of armed men while travelling on the road. He died on the 24 April 1622 and has canonised by Pope Benedict XIV in 1746.