Saint Petronius of Bologna

Saint Petronius of BolognaAlso known as

  • Petronius Vescovo
  • Petronius the Bishops
  • Petronio….



Son of a Praetorian Prefect in Gaul, and may have been a Roman official himself. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands and the ascetics in Palestine in his youth. Bishop of Bologna, Italy. Built the monastery of Saint Stephen in Bologna; it was modeled on the holy places of Jerusalem. A fictional version of his life was popular in the Middle Ages.


  • c.445 of natural causes



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Petronius of Bologna“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 April 2017. Web. 23 March 2018. <>