Blessed Gerardesca

detail of an Italian holy card of Blessed Gerardesca, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Gherardesca

Memorial

Profile

Lay woman who married young and had several children. She eventually convinced her husband to become a Camaldolese monk at San Salvio. She lived nearby as a recluse, under the obedience of the abbey, but without taking orders.

Born

Died

  • c.1265 of natural causes

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gerardesca“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 May 2015. Web. 30 May 2015. <>