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St. Gerard de Lunel

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Feastday: May 25
Patron of Potenza Picena (formerly called Monte Santo); invoked against epilepsy and headaches
Birth: 1275
Death: 1298

Patron saint of Monte Santo, near Ancona, Italy, also called Gerius. He was a Franciscan tertiary who made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He died in Monte Santo on his way back from his homeland of France. His cult was approved by popes Benedict XIV and Pius VI.


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