St. Juvenal of Narni

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/03

Patron Of: Narni, Italy

Also known as
    Giovenale de Narni
    Juvenalis of Narni

    3 May

    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.

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


    Narni, Italy

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


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