Saint of the day
The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.
St. Peter of Verona, Dominican and Martyr
Born to Manichean parents, he entered the Dominican Order despite his family's opposition. He was a strenuous defender of the Catholic doctrine, so much so that he was appointed Inquisitor General for Lombardy. He died a martyr in 1252, killed by those same heretics he had opposed.