Saint Bona of Pisa

detail from a Saint Bona of Pisa holy card, artist unknownMemorial


Mystic and visionary from her childhood. Augustinian tertiary by age 10. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands at age 14, travelling to see her father who was fighting in the Crusades. On the way home she was captured and imprisoned by Islamic pirates in the Mediterranean, but was rescued by fellow Pisan Christians. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy. Pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela, Spain nine times, leading groups of pilgrims each time, which led to several of her areas of patronage.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bona of Pisa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 June 2020. Web. 20 April 2021. <>