Book of Saints – Peter Igneus

detail of the painting 'Peter Igneus crossing the flames', by Marco Palmezzano, 15th century; Louvre Museum, Paris, France; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Bishop (February 8) (11th century) A Tuscan Saint, monk of the Order of Vallombrosa, who ultimately became Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He gained the name of “Igneus (of the Fire),” from his having miraculously without hurt walked through the flames in a trial by ordeal, usual (except in Rome) in his Age. He co-operated zealously with Pope Saint < ahref="pope-saint-gregory-vii">Gregory VII in that Saint‘s endeavours to repress simony and to reform Church discipline. He died A.D. 1089.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Peter Igneus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 October 2016. Web. 31 July 2021. <>