Venturino was born at Bergamo, and received the habit of the Order of Friars Preachers at the convent of St. Stephen, Bergamo, Italy on 22nd January 1319. Soon he distinguished himself as a brilliant preacher, attracting huge crowds throughout northern Italy from 1328 to 1335.

Lord, help me preach and proclaim your gospel ceaselessly and fearlessly in the world today. Amen!