Blessed Pietro Parenzo – Feast Day – May 21

Today is Friday, February 3, 2023

Blessed Pietro Parenzo, was a layman in the 12th century AD. He was kidnapped by a gang of Patarine heretics, hit in the head with a hammer, and died as a martyr on May 21 1199 in a hut just outside Orvieto, Italy. We celebrate his feast day on May 21 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl Pietro Parenzo – Feast Day

Blessed Pietro Parenzo Biography

Date of Birth

12th century AD

Country/Place of Birth

Rome, Italy

Place of Work


Date of Death

May 21 1199

Place of Death

Orvieto, Italy

Feast Day

May 21


Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on March 16 1879

Patron Saint of

Orvieto, Italy

Bl Pietro Parenzo Biography

Bl Pietro Parenzo

Blessed Pietro Parenzo
Bl Pietro Parenzo

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