Saint Aldebrandus of Fossombrone

portrait of Saint Aldebrandus of Fossombrone from an antique Italian holy cardAlso known as

  • Aldebrand
  • Aldebrando
  • Hildebrand



Studied at Santa Maria de Porto near Ravenna, Italy. Priest. Prior of the monastery of Rimini, Italy. Known for his bold preaching against sinful lives, which put him afoul of some local authorities; he once had to flee from death threats. Bishop of Fossombrone, Italy in 1170. Built the cathedral there. Once when in bed with an illness, he was brought a cooked partridge; it happened to be a day of fasting, so Aldebrandus prayed over the cooked bird which returned to life and flew away.





  • bishop in his episcopal robes holding the cathedral he built
  • old, ill bishop in bed raising to life a cooked partridge
  • young priest who is preaching to a crowd, which is sometimes portrayed as angry
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aldebrandus of Fossombrone“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 May 2020. Web. 17 June 2021. <>