Blessed Colomba of Mount Brancastello



Born to the nobility, she was the daughter of the count of Pagliara, Italy, and sister of Saint Bernard Valeara of Teramo. As a teenager, Colomba retired to live as a mountain hermitess in a cave. Near the cave is an imprint in the rock that looks like a hand; tradition says it’s where Colomba grabbed the stone to reach her home of solitude.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Colomba of Mount Brancastello“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 December 2019. Web. 6 June 2020. <>