St. Petronax of Monte Cassino

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/06


Also known as
    Petronax of Brescia
    Second Founder of Monte Cassino

Memorial
    6 May

Profile
    Benedictine monk at Brescia, Italy. Abbot. On assignment from Pope Gregory II in 717, he rebuilt, restaffed and reinvigorated the monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy following the Lombard invasions. He served as abbot, and by the time of his death, the abandoned structure was a center for learning and holiness again. Spiritual teacher of Saint Willibald and Saint Sturmius of Fulda.

Born
    c.670 at Brescia, Lombardy, northern Italy

Died
    c.747 of natural causes

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 

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