St. Peter Verona

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/29


Patron Of: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Inquisitors, Midwives

Also known as
    Peter Martyr
    Peter of Verona
    Peter the Martyr

Memorial
    29 April

Profile
    Son of Catharist heretics. Educated in a Catholic school and at the University of Bologna. Embraced orthodox Catholicism upon hearing the teaching of Saint Dominic. Became a Dominican at age 16, received into the order by Saint Dominic. Priest. Noted and inspiring preacher in the Lombard region, he spoke often against the Catharists. Called a "Second Paul" because he turned from heresy and tried to convert his former confreres. Inquisitor for northern Italy c.1234, appointed by Pope Gregory IX. Assigned to preach against Manichaeanism, he evangelized throughout Italy. Murdered by Catharists on the road. Miracle worker.

Born
    1205 at Verona, Italy

Died
    martyred on 6 April 1252 on the road near Milan, Italy
    initially struck on the head with an axe, then stabbed through the heart
    interred in the mausoleum of the church of Saint Eustorgio, Milan
    miracles reported at his tomb

Canonized
    25 March 1253 by Pope Innocent IV

Patronage
    Castelleone di Suasa, Italy
    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
    inquisitors
    midwives



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 
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