Since it is anything but easy to present the most illustrious members of the Cres friary in an abridged way, what follows is merely a quick outlook:
– Friar Mihael Albanac, died in Cres on the fame of holiness around 1355.
– Friar Antun Marcello de Petris, Provincial and General of the Order, Titulary Archbishop. Died in Cres in 1526.
– Friar Bonaventura Soldatić, Provincial and General of the Order, Titulary Archbishop. Died in Rome in 1895.
– Friar Alfonz Orlich/Orlini, Provincial and General of the Order, very meritorious for the expansion of missions, died in Rome in 1972.
– Friar Bernardin Rizzi, renowned composer, as well as the Order’s best 20th century musician. Died in Rivoltella sull’ Garda in 1968.
– Friar Vitale Bommarco, Provincial and General of the Order, Archbishop of Gorica, died in Trieste, Italy in 2005.
– Friar Rafael Radossi (Radoslovich), Bishop of Poreč and Pula, and – later on – Archbishop of Spoleto. Died in 1972 in Padua.
– Friar Placido Cortese, Director of the “Messaggero di S. Antonio” publishing house. Arrested by the Gestapo for having helped and saved numerous refugees and displaced persons. Murdered in Trieste, Italy in the November of 1944. His beatification process is already under way.