New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Colomba of Rieti


(1467-1501) Virgin, Dominican tertiary, born Rieti, Italy; died Perugia, Italy. She established at Perugia a convent of which she became prioress, and saved the city from plague by offering herself as a victim. She was notable for her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Invoked against sorcery and temptation. Beatified, 1627. Relics at Perugia. Feast, Dominicans, 20 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Colomba of Rieti”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 19 February 2019. <>