Saint Philaret of Calabria

Saint Philaret of CalabriaAlso known as

  • Philaret the Gardener
  • Philaret of Ortolano
  • Philaret of Seminara
  • Filarette…
  • Filarete…
  • Filareto…

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Born a Calabrian family who had been forced to emigrate due to Saracen invasion. He returned to Calabria, Italy in 1040, he first lived in Reggio Calabria, then became a monk at the monastery of Saint Elias of Aurlia. He worked as a shepherd, using the solitude for contemplation, and a gardener, giving his produce to the poor and brother monks. The monastery of Saint Elias was later renamed Elias and Filaret in 1133 in his honour.

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  • “Saint Philaret of Calabria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>