Saint of the Day

June 11: Saint Parisio

Two Italian cities claim Saint Parisio as their native son: Treviso and Bologna. Whichever is right, he spent most of his life in Treviso during the thirteenth century.

Parisio was one of those rare saints who seem to have been pure and devout from childhood. He was allowed to enter the Camaldolese order when he was only twelve, became a priest, and later became a spiritual director, a service he offered for seventy-seven years.

Otherwise, his life as a faithful priest and religious was generally unremarkable. However, God heard his prayers, both during his life and through intercessions after his death, and the miracles that resulted caused him to be named a saint. He died in the year 1267.

Saint Parisio, teach me how to pray with faith in God.