Saint Petronax of Monte Cassino

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Benedictine monk at Brescia, Italy. Abbot. On assignment from Pope Gregory II in 717, he re-built, re-staffed and re-invigorated the monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy following the Lombard invasions that had left the place damaged and deserted. He served as abbot there, and by the time of his death, the abandoned structure was a center for learning and holiness again. Spiritual teacher of Saint Willibald and Saint Sturmius of Fulda.



  • c.747 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Petronax of Monte Cassino“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2009. Web. 6 October 2015. <>