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Blessed James of Cerqueto

October 31

James of Cerqueto (1284?-1367) was a man who consistently lived the Augustinian ideal.

Few details are known about his life. He was born in Cerqueto, Italy around the year 1284. He joined the Augustinian Order in Perugia. He was a model religious, diligent in prayer and strict in the practice of penance.

He died April 17, 1367 while at prayer. He was first buried at Saint Augustine Church in Perugia. In 1956 his body was moved to Cerqueto.