Spurred by the martyrdom of Blessed Antonius Neyrot in 1460, Damiano joined the Dominicans, ready to accept martyrdom in his own turn. Graduated from the University of Paris in 1500. Appointed to the Dominican general chapter in Pavia, Italy, a position with extensive adminsitrative duties; he never let it interfere with his ministry to preach. Provincial of the province of Saint Peter Martyr in 1513. Confessor to Charles III of Savoy.
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- 1515 in Piombino, Italy of natural causes while travelling from the Dominican General Chapter in Naples, Italy
- “Blessed Damiano Grassi of Rivoli“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 July 2016. Web. 20 January 2017. <>