Book of Saints – Peter Urseolus

Saint Peter Orseolo stained glass window at Saint Meinrad Abbey, Saint Meinrad, Indiana, USA, artist unknown; much thanks to Novice Shawn Henderson; pray for Shawn's vocation and novitiateArticle

(Saint) (January 10) (10th century) A Doge of Venice who, after some years of successful administration of the Republic, renounced his dignity and embraced the Religious life in a Benedictine monastery in the Pyranees. Having lived there in poverty and penance to the age of sixty-nine, he died A.D. 997. An accusation made against him in the Middle Ages to the effect that he entered the monastery out of remorse for having been accessory to the murder of his predecessor at Venice has been proved to be baseless.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Peter Urseolus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2016. Web. 11 December 2016. <>