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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Saint's Corner: St. Bona of Pisa

Name: Bona of Pisa
Birth & Death: ca. 1156 - ca. 1207
Feast Day: 29 May
Country of Origin: Italy
History: Bona experienced visions from a young age, including visions of Jesus, the Blessed Virgin and James the Greater, who she had a profound devotion to in later life. She became an Augustinian Tertiary at the age of 10 and fasted regularly. At the age of 14 she travelled to the Holy Land to visit her father who was fighting in the Crusades and as she returned home she was captured and imprisoned by pirates, later being rescued by some of her countrymen. She later served as a guide to groups of pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela.

Remains of St. Bona - Source


Way of St. James

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