San Romualdo’s life was dedicated to his endless faith and travels. He
was born in Ravenna (in 952). After founding several cloisters and
religious orders (Camaldolesi monks for instance) he moved in Le Marche
inland. The stunning beauty of Le Marche accompanied the last years of his
life spent in Val di Castro. Nature was his only companion. He had in fact
chosen to live in complete isolation in a small cellar of the last convent
he built that still stands for us to contemplate its austere beauty.
1770 then Osimo sees the birth of another man that would be proclaimed
Saint: San Silvestro Guzzolini. At the age of 50 he retired to a cave
(Grotta Fucile) in Frasassi. He and some Brethren founded the Benedectine
Silvestini order and then wanted the Convent of Montefano (Fabriano) to be
San Nicola Da Tolentino spent his
whole life in Le Marche area. He was born in Castel Sant’Angelo in
Pontano in 1245. When he was 14 he began his life of
prayers and long fasting. He was a great confessor and preacher. He
believed in the power of communication and in the importance of living
peacefully together. He settled in Tolentino and there he died.
Beato Girolamo was born in
Recanati. He spent his life fighting the
trend of the epoch characterized by fierce civil wars. He lived in the
Agostinian convent of Recanati. He went on trying to pacify the souls of
people as far as his death. Speeches to sedate fights are now read in
Recanati on the celebration of the Saint.
Blessed Alberto from Sassoferrato and Gherardo di Serra de’Conti both
lived in XIV century. They began their holy journeys in their own
hometowns. They are still much worshipped.
San Giacomo della Marca
was born in Monteprandone in 1394. He was a follower of San Bernardino da
Siena. He preached in Bosnia, Boemia, Poland and Hungary. His efforts against usury have inspired the
constitution of pawnshops.
Blessed Angelo Antonio Sandreani was born in Arcevia in 1675. He entered
priesthood when he was 24. He spent most of his life in his hometown where
he taught Philosophy and Moral Theology. He is said to have stayed for
some time in Corinaldo, Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Osimo, and in the
monastery of Jesi where he died in 1752.
Serafino (better known as Serafinellò) was born in Pietrarubbia in 1875.
He lived cultivating his Faith and Devotion in Jesi. He died in Macerata
on the 17th March 1960. the process for his beatification is
Maria Goretti cult is much
vivid and widespread. She was martyr at 18 not to loose her virginity. She was born in Corinaldo in 1890. After her death (1902) she was proclaimed Saint. She had forgiven her
assaulter before dying and he attended the ceremony of her canonization