Blessed Bertrand of Fontaniva

Also known as

  • Bertrand d’Orega
  • Bertramo…
  • Bertrando…



As a young man, Bertrand gave up his worldly goods and became a pilgrim to the shrines in Rome, Italy. Near Fontaniva, he became overcome with some illness and sat down on the porch of a church. He flagged down a passing boy and had him find a priest. As soon as Bertrand finished making his confession, he died. The locals buried him in Fontaniva, and since they knew he had died in a state of grace, developed a devotion to him.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bertrand of Fontaniva“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 March 2020. Web. 23 June 2021. <>