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Blessed Peter of Gubbio

October 29

Peter of Gubbio was an Augustinian Friar known for his holiness of life, his zeal and patience, and for working miracles.

Peter Ghigenzi was born in the first half of the thirteenth century. His family was part of the nobility. He studied law in Italy and in Paris.

When he was 40 years old, he joind the Augustinian monastery in Gubbio, his home town. He was respected by his fellow Friars. The Augustinian Prior General (world leader) sent him to France to conduct an official visitation of the monasteries there.

A fifteenth century book describes him as having "great patience and prayer, ... (ending) his life in the peace of the Lord, ... renowned for many miracles."

He died between 1306 and 1322. His remains are preserved at Saint Augustine Church in Gubbio.