Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Guarinus of Palestrina, OSA

Feast day: February 6

 Born in Bologna, Italy;
 Died in Pavia, Italy, 1159;
 canonized by Alexander III. Saint Guarinus left his hometown to join the Augustinian canons at Montaria. There he enjoyed 40 years of religious life prior to being elected bishop of Pavia. Nothing, however, could induce him to accept the position. Nevertheless, Pope Lucius II created him a cardinal bishop of Palestrina because of his holiness and humility. There he is highly venerated 

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