Inspired by the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, Gerardo gave all his wealth to the poor and withdrew to live as a prayerful hermit. He came into the city for Mass, to pray in churches for the souls in Purgatory and the conversion of non-Christians, to care for the sick, and to offer any help he could give to pilgrims. Miracle worker.
- 13 or 25 May (records vary) in 1242, 1245 or 1254 (records vary) in Villamagna, Italy of natural causes
- “Blessed Gerardo Mecatti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 22 January 2017. <>