Monday, September 23, 2019

Blessed Gratia of Cattaro – Saint of the Day – November 9, November 7, November 6, December 22

Blessed Gratia of Cattaro Biography

Blessed Gratia of Cattaro Profile. Born: 27 October 1438 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 9 November 1508 in Murano, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on November 9, November 7, November 6, December 22.

The Memorial of Blessed Gratia of Cattaro – Saint of the Day

Blessed Gratia of Cattaro Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 27 October 1438
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Brothers
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 9 November 1508
Place of Death Murano, Italy
Feast Day November 9, November 7, November 6, December 22
Beatification Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on 6 June 1889
Canonization Canonized by N/A
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Blessed Gratia of Cattaro Biography

Blessed Gratia of Cattaro was the son of a poor fisherman where he became an Adriatic fisherman and farmer in his youth. He became a sailor. In 1468, while on a trip to Venice, Italy he heard a sermon by Blessed Simon of Camerino where he was so moved that he gave up his worldly life and became an Augustinian lay brother at the monastery of Monte Ortono near Padua, Italy.

He worked in the garden, monastery and sacristy. After 15 years, he was transferred to the monastery of San Cristoforo on Murano off the shore of Venice. He lived there the rest of his life and became famous for his gift of infused knowledge, that is, knowing things that there was no reason to suspect he had learned.

A light was said to shine over his cell and was known as a miracle worker. He had a special devotion to the Eucharist and spent his spare time in adoration.

Bl. Gratia of Cattaro
Bl. Gratia of Cattaro