St. Juvenal of Narni


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/03


Patron Of: Narni, Italy

Also known as
    Giovenale de Narni
    Juvenalis of Narni

Memorial
    3 May

Profile
    Ordained by Pope Saint Damasus. First bishop of Narni, Italy in 368. Legend says that he saved Narni from invasion by Ligurians and Sarmatians praying for a great thunderstorm so great that the invaders fled in fear. Another story says that there was an attempt on his life by trying to strike him in the head with a sword; Juvenal caught the blade in his teeth and the would-be killer gave up.

Died
    c.373; may have been a martyr, but records are unclear

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    Narni, Italy



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