Blessed Herculaneum of Piegaro

Also known as

  • Herculaneum of Pieghèro
  • Ercolano…
  • Herculan…
  • Herculanus…



Franciscan friar minor. Spiritual student of Blessed Albert of Sarteano. Ordained a priest in the early 15th century, Herculaneum became a sought after travelling preacher known for his austerity, his long fasts, and as a miracle worker. While he was preaching in the cathedral of Lucca, Italy during Lent of 1430, the city came under seige by the army of Florence, Italy; Herculaneum rallied the people of Lucca, found ways to smuggle food into the city, and helped them keep their faith until the siege ended; the people of Lucca gave him the Pozzuolo convent in thanks and to insure he returned. Sent by the papal legate to preach missions in the east from 1435 to 1437.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Herculaneum of Piegaro“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 May 2021. Web. 28 November 2021. <>