Didacus is living proof that God “chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.”
As a young man, Didacus joined the Secular Franciscan Order and lived for some time as a hermit. After he became a Franciscan brother, he developed a reputation for great insight into God’s ways. His penances were heroic. He was so generous with the poor that the friars sometimes grew uneasy about his charity. Didacus pursued a life of contemplation full-time. He showed the friars the wisdom of God’s ways.