|Reliquary of Obitius|
As he fought for his life, he caught a glimpse of the torments of Hell. Having experienced the Inferno, even just for a minute, he determined that he would repent and dedicate his life to the service of God. This of course made things tough on Inglissenda and the kids. To begin with, he felt compelled to give up all his worldly wealth, impoverishing them as well as himself. Then he decided to enter a monastery, cutting them off from him. They tried to talk him out of it, but having seen the Lake of Fire, he was resolute.
The whole monastic thing worked out pretty well. Miracles were attributed to him. Two of his kids (Margherita and Maffeo) also wound up in monasteries. His grave bubbled up with holy liquid, following which his relics were transferred to the church of Saint Maurice in Niardo.
Fortunately, Francis and Dominic invented another way. One may remain a layman but dedicate his (or her) life and work to the service of God. Inglissenda Porro might have lost her husband and her home, but the spouses of later vocations need not suffer the same.