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St. Veridiana
February 1, Blessed


Source: The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Saints by Alban Butler



Roman Martyrology:  At Castel-Florentino, in Tuscany, the blessed virgin Verdiana, a recluse of the Order of Vallumbrosa.

Beatification date: 1533 .

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Benedictine virgin and recluse. Originally from a noble family of Castelfiorentino, Tuscany, Italy, she went on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and, after returning, had herself walled up in a hermitage near the Elba River.

She spent the remaining thirty-four years of her life under the spiritual care of the local Vallumbrosian community. St. Francis of Assisi visited Veridiana in 1211.



 






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