Friday, August 29, 2014


St. Raynald of Nocera

Feast day: February 9

Birth: 1150

Death: 1225

             Born near Nocera, Umbria, Italy;Benedictine bishop Born in Umbria, Italy, Saint Raynald, son of German parents, became a Benedictine monk at Fontavellana. he entered the Benedictines and served the order in various capacities until receiving appointment as bishop of Nocera in 1222.Owing to the excellence of his service as bishop, he is considered the patron saint of that city. He was known as the corrector of sinners, protector of the poor and sick, and friend of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is now venerated as the chief patron of Nocera.

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