Saint Grata of Bergamo

statue of Saint Grata of Bergamo, exterior of the Church of Saint Grata in Columnellis, Bergamo, Italy; photographed on 25 May 2014 by Sailko; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Widowed lay woman who zealously pursued a mission of giving Christian burial for martyrs. This included the body of Saint Alexander of Bergamo; as she carried his severed head, lilies sprang from the earth from every spot where a drop of his blood fell. She is reputed to have built three churches and a hospital for the poor in Bergamo, Italy.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Grata of Bergamo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 December 2020. Web. 20 April 2021. <>