Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Hey, We've Got Ourselves Our Very Own Saint to Pray To

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It looks like the Venerable Solanus Casey, Servant of God, born near Prescott, WI, employed in Stillwater, MN and Superior, WI, later to become a Capuchin priest in Detroit, might have to cede his postion as the probable first Saint from our area. [How foolish our dearth of saints must look to Italians who probably have a couple in every village]!

Susan from St Mary's U in Winona (although I don't believe she lives there), informs us that St Riccardo Pampuri, born August 12, 1897 in Trivolzio (Lombardy), Italy, was a physician who was employed for some time at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He died 1 May 1930 in Milan, Italy. Apparently there is a statue of him in St John the Evangelist parish in Rochester. More research is needed.

St Blog's favorite search engine, Google, has provided us with a little more on our new Saint, including a translation from the Italian,
Here.

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