Sunday, October 2, 2022

Blessed Sylvester of Troina – Feast Day – January 2

Blessed Sylvester of Troina was born in the late 11th or early 12th century in Troina, Sicily, Italy. He worked in Italy and died 2 January 1164 in Troina, Sicily, Italy of natural causes. His feast Day is celebrated on January 1 every year.

Blessed Sylvester of Troina Biography
Date of Birth

late 11th or early 12th century in Troina, Sicily, Italy

Country of Birth Italy
Profession Hermit
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 2 January 1164 in Troina, Sicily, Italy of natural causes
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day January 2
Beatification

By Pope Julius III in the mid-16th century (cultus confirmation)

Canonization Canonized by Pre Congregation
Patron Saint of
  • Limina, Sicily, Italy
  • • Troina, Sicily, Italy

Blessed Sylvester of Troina Life History

Lived briefly at the monastery of San Filippo di Fragalà near Frazzanò, Italy. Ordained a priest by Pope Adrian VI in Rome, Italy c.1155. Soon after he was chosen served as abbot of his house.

In later life he resigned his position to live as a prayerful hermit in a cell in a wooded area near the monastery and next to the oratory of Saint Barthomomew.

Some miracle stories have attached to him including discovering that a beggar he helped was Jesus. He is reported to have travelled to the shrine of Saint Agatha on her feast day in Etna, on foot, 40 miles each way, and finished the trip and his devotions in an hour.

Healed the son of King William I of Sicily by praying for the boy and making the sign of the cross over him. A procession of his relics and prayers for his intercession is credited for ending a plague outbreak in Sicily in 1575.

Blessed Sylvester of Troina Date of birth

He was born in the late 11th or early 12th century in Troina, Sicily, Italy.

Place of Birth

Bl Sylvester of Troina was born in the late 11th or early 12th century in Troina, Sicily, Italy.

Family Background

He was born to the local nobility, as a young man he became a twelfth-century monk in the Basilian monastery of Saint Michael the Archangel in Troina, Sicily, Italy, where he became known for his charity.

Profession

Lived briefly at the monastery of San Filippo di Fragalà near Frazzanò, Italy. Ordained a priest by Pope Adrian VI in Rome, Italy c.1155. Soon after he was chosen served as abbot of his house.

In later life he resigned his position to live as a prayerful hermit in a cell in a wooded area near the monastery and next to the oratory of Saint Barthomomew.

Some miracle stories have attached to him including discovering that a beggar he helped was Jesus. He is reported to have travelled to the shrine of Saint Agatha on her feast day in Etna, on foot, 40 miles each way, and finished the trip and his devotions in an hour.

Healed the son of King William I of Sicily by praying for the boy and making the sign of the cross over him. A procession of his relics and prayers for his intercession is credited for ending a plague outbreak in Sicily in 1575.

Blessed Sylvester of Troina Date of Death

He died on 2 January 1164 in Troina, Sicily, Italy of natural causes, after miracles were reported at his grave, a church dedicated to him was built over it in 1625.

Blessed Sylvester of Troina Place of Death

Bl Sylvester of Troina died on 2 January 1164 in Troina, Sicily, Italy of natural causes, after miracles were reported at his grave, a church dedicated to him was built over it in 1625.

Blessed Sylvester of Troina Feast Day

He is among the famous Blessed who feast Day is celebrated on January 2 every year.

Beatification

Bl Sylvester of Troina was beatified by Pope Julius III in the mid-16th century (cultus confirmation)

Canonized

He was canonized by Pre Congregation process and soon we will update this information.

Patron Saint of

Bl Sylvester of Troina was a Patron Saint of Limina, Sicily, Italy and Troina, Sicily, Italy, Europe.


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