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St. Bona of Pisa
May 29, Saint


Source: catholicsaints.info



Born:
c.1156 at Pisa, Italy

Short Biography:
Mystic and visionary from her childhood. Augustinian tertiary by age 10. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands at age 14, travelling to see her father who was fighting in the Crusades. On the way home she was captured and imprisoned by Islamic pirates in the Mediterranean, but was rescued by fellow Pisan Christians. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy. Pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela, Spain nine times, leading groups of pilgrims each time, which led to several of her areas of patronage.


Died:

c.1207 at Pisa, Italy of natural causes
interred at the church of San Martino in Pisa


Patronage:



  • air hosts
  • air hostesses (chosen by Pope John XXIII in 1962)
  • air stewards
  • couriers
  • flight attendants
  • guides
  • pilgrims
  • Pisa, Italy

stewardesses
travellers
Representation:
bishop with a bear






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