(Saint) (November 13) (12th century) Son of a merchant of Cremona (Lombardy), and himself engaged in trade, Homobonus, who was married to a pious woman, practised the most scrupulous honesty throughout his life, and was conspicuous for his charity to the poor. His piety was such that he never failed to assist at the Midnight Matins, common in his time, nor to attend the Daybreak Mass. One day, during the Holy Sacrifice, he fell prostrate on the ground and was picked up dead (A.D. 1197). His holy life and the miracles obtained through his intercession caused his speedy canonisation in A.D. 1198. His relics are venerated at Cremona.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Homobonus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 September 2013. Web. 5 May 2015. <>