Peter Canisius was born in Nijmegen, Holland on May 8th, 1521. his father was a major who had a great influence in Nijmegen. Peter Canisius saw turbulence in the Christians, where four years prior to his birth, Martin Luther started his action against the Catholic Church, which was called the Church Reformation.
Peter brought region by region, city by city back to Church diligently. Therefore, it is not surprising that many Protestant priests didn’t like him. He showed that the best way to develop people’s faith was not by hating or insulting opponents, but by praying and working hard. His work was very magnificent, such as building elementary schools, colleges and seminary; teaching , preaching, and encouraging the faith of priests and bishops who faced crisis in their spiritual life.