Blessed Pietro of Treia

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Born to the wealthy nobility, from an early age Pietro had a devotion to the Archangel Gabriel and was drawn to religious life. As a young man, he turned his back on his wealth and the world, being first a Celestine, and then joining the Franciscan Friars Minor. He spent his life travelling the region of the Marches of Ancona in Italy, staying in various Franciscan monasteries, dividing his time between zealous, eloquent preaching and contemplative prayer. At the convent at Forano, Italy, he received a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary placing the Child Jesus into the arms of brother Franciscan friar Saint Conrad of Offida. Pietro went into ecstacies in prayer, and at the Ancona monastery was seen to levitate. He had the gift of moving sinners to return to the confessional and to God.




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  • “Blessed Pietro of Treia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 March 2020. Web. 8 May 2021. <>