Saturday Saints- #48

Today’s saint is Saint Ubald:

Ubald of Gubbio (Italian: Ubaldo; Latin: Ubaldus; French: Ubalde; ca. 1084–1160) was a medieval bishop of Gubbio, in Umbria, today venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. Saint Ubaldo Day is still celebrated at the Basilica of Sant’Ubaldo in Gubbio in his honor, as well as at Jessup, Pennsylvania.

A few quick facts:

  • He was apparently born to some wealth, but gave it all away.
  • Ubald rejected several offers to become a bishop before finally accepting the role of bishop of his home city.
  • He apparently played a role in keeping Frederick Barbarossa from sacking his home city of Gubbio.

More can be found out about St. Ubald at his wiki.

St. Ubald

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  1. Exfernal

    What do you think of the allegedly martyred Theban legion? How much truth is in this story?

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