The Blessed Peter Pattarini of Imola
Prior of the Order of Malta
Memorial: 5 October
He was born about 1250 at Imola (Italy) into the family of the lords of Linasio.
O God, who gave to blessed Peter, Prior of our Order, the gift of healing discord and division, grant to us through his prayers the grace of striving for peace and so being called the children of God. Through the same Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(From: The Missal with readings of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes, & of Malta, London 1997)
With the Blessed Fra Peter d' Imola we find another aspect of the Order, which has always been interested in matters of the spirit.
But if the existence of the Blessed Peter passed almost unnoticed here on earth, (it is enough to be a real saint, no one except God knowing it no one including the saint himself !), that was not the case after he died.
One day the brothers were preparing and adorning the church to celebrate the feast of Saint James in a worthy fashion.
In consequence of that miracle, which was charitable though macabre, and well-authenticated by witnesses. the venerable body was taken out of its resting place - relative rest - and placed under the main altar in a reliquary that Commander Fra Augustine Mego had made for it, not without having set aside the miracle-working arm in a little box.
Nevertheless, it must be admitted that our saint is particularly humble, for, though we already knew so little about him, he allowed the documents concerning him - both his life and his miracles - to disappear when his church was flooded during the great inundation of the Arno, in 1557.
May we, like Peter d'Imola, be learned, pious, courageous and beneficent, alive and dead, without, however acting too much the ghost.
His feast is celebrated on the fifteenth day of October.
(From: Ducaud-Bourget, Msgr. François: The Spiritual Heritage of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Vatican 1958)
Peter Pattarini (Imola, ... - Florence, Oct. 5, 1320) was an Italian jurist, venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church.
automatically translated by Google Translate from: Pietro Pattarini (Wikipedia)
Chiesa di San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini (Wikipedia)
Chiesa di San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini (Jesse Waugh)
Fresco at the Chapel in the Grandmaster's Palace in Rome
Oil painting in the Grand Magistry of the Order of Malta in Rome
Fresco at St. John's Co-Cathedral in La Valletta / Malta
Sketch for the above fresco
The tomb of Blessed Peter at the church of St. James in Campo Corbolini, Florence/Italy
The former Church of St. James in the Campo Corbolini
(Picture captured from Google Street View)
Reliquary at the Chapel in the Grand Magistry of the Order of Malta in Rome
[Blessed Peter Pattarini, Canvas, Collegio, Malta]
Detail of the Our-Lady-of-Philerme-Icon at Ehreshoven / Germany
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