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Blessed Philip of Piacenza

June 20

Philip of Picenza (died 1306) was known as a faith-healer.

Little is know of Philip's early life. We know that he lived and worked in the Augustinian Monastary of Saint Lawrence in Piacenza, Italy.

The book A Brief Life of Some Hermit Friars by the Anonymous Florentine reports that he practiced admirable asceticism and brought about many miraculous cures of the seriously ill.

He died May 24, 1306. His remains are preserved at the Cathedral of Piacenza.