St. Conrad of Piacenza

St. Conrad of Piacenza, born to nobility, mistakenly started a fire which spread to forests and villages. A peasant was condemned to death for the fire, but St. Conrad confessed to save the man’s life. After paying for damages, he joined a group of Franciscan hermits and was known to have the gift of healing. St. Conrad, who died while kneeling in front of a crucifix, is the patron saint against hernias.

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Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.