Book of Saints – Peter Damian

detail of a painting of San Pedro Damiani, 18th century by Andrea Barbiani; currently in the Classense Library, Ravenna, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Bishop, Doctor (February 23) of the Church. (11th century) One of the most distinguished Ecclesiastics of the calamitous times in which he lived. He was remarkable for his learning and for his business abilities, as well as for his piety and austerity of life. He was an Italian, born at Ravenna, and a monk of Fonte Avellano, whence he rose to be Cardinal Bishop of Ostia. He was counsellor to several successive Popes, notably in their dealings with the Kings of France and with the unprincipled Henry IV, Emperor of Germany. Saint Peter died at Faenza (A.D. 1072), at the age of eighty-three. His Works have passed through many editions.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Peter Damian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 October 2016. Web. 16 December 2018. <>