ST. PLACIDUS – Patron of Messina (co-patron)
Little is known about Saint Placidus, but he was a follower of Saint Benedict and has been related to stories with St. Gregory the Great, and St. Maurus. In fact, St. Maurus saved Placidus from drowning while they were monks. He is often confused with another, Saint Placitus, who was martyred with thirty others.
Patronage: Messina (co-patron)
Feast Day: October 5
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