Blessed Pietro da Imola

Blessed Pietro da ImolaAlso known as

  • Peter of Imola
  • Peter Pattarini
  • Pietro Pattarini de Imola



Son of Giacomo di Antonio, a member of the Ghibelline political faction, and related to the Italian nobility. Lawyer. By 1289 he is known to have served as a civil magistrate, and in 1299 was a leader in the peace negotiations between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. For political reasons, he was exiled from Romagna region of northern Italy to Florence, Italy in 1311 where he began working with the sick in charity hospitals. He became a knight in the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Order of Malta), and devoted himself to the ministry. Elected Grand Prior of the Order in Rome, Italy. Director of the Commandery of San Giacomo in Campo Corbellini, Florence, which was completely devoted to care for the sick.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Pietro da Imola“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 October 2018. Web. 14 June 2021. <>