Bishop, Confessor and Doctor

He was born in Ravenna, of poor parents, He became a Camaldolese religious and was later appointed Cardinal Bishop of Ostia. He lived with exemplary austerity, and served the Church in various legations; he fought against the simony and corruption of the clergy, and for the freedom of the Church, oppressed by the tyranny of the Caesars.

V/. St. Peter Damian
R/. Pray for us.