Saint Petronius of Bologna

[Saint Petronius]
Also known as

  • Petronio of Bologna
  • Petronio Vescovo
  • Petronio the Bishop



Son of a Praetorian Prefect in Gaul, and may have been a Roman official himself. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands and the ascetics in Palestine in his youth. Bishop of Bologna, Italy. Built the monastery of Saint Stephen in Bologna; it was modeled on the holy places of Jerusalem. A fictional version of his life was popular in the Middle Ages.


  • c.445 of natural causes



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Petronius of Bologna“. 4 October 2013. Web. 2 October 2014. <>