Blessed Damian dei Fulcheri

Also known as

  • Damian of Finario
  • Damian of Fulcheri
  • Damian of Finale
  • Damian of Finarium
  • Damiano
  • Damianus

Memorial

Profile

Born to wealthy Italian nobility. When he was kidnapped as an infant by a mentally ill man, his parents prayed fervently to the Virgin Mary for help; searchers were led to his hiding place by a miraculous light, and the baby was returned unharmed. Damien joined the Dominicans at Savona, Italy. Priest. Famous preacher throughout Italy with hundreds converted during his missions. Known as a miracle worker in life, there were miracles reported at his tomb, and he became the object of popular devotion almost immediately on his death.

Born

  • at Fulcheri, Liguria, Italy

Died

Beatified

Additional Information

Readings

God of truth, for the salvation of the faithful you endowed Blessed Damian with wondrous virtues and powers of speech. Through his prayers may we hear your word with an open heart and hold fast to it with patience. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. - General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Damian dei Fulcheri“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 November 2013. Web. 22 August 2014. <>