St. Bona of Pisa


 
St. Bona of Pisa Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/29


Patron Of: Couriers, Guides, Pilgrims, Pisa, Italy, Stewardesses, Travelers

Memorial
    29 May

Profile
    Mystic and visionary from her childhood. Augustinian tertiary by age 10. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands at age 14, traveling to see her father who was fighting in the Crusades. On the way home she was captured and imprisoned by Islamic pirates in the Mediterranean, but was rescued by fellow Pisan Christians. Pilgrim to Rome. Pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela, Spain nine times, leading groups of pilgrims each time, which led to several of her areas of patronage.

Born
    c.1156 at Pisa, Italy

Died
    c.1207 at Pisa, Italy of natural causes

Name Meaning
    good - Latin

Patronage
    air hostesses (chosen by Pope John XXIII in 1962)
    couriers
    guides
    pilgrims
    Pisa, Italy
    stewardesses
    travelers



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