Born to a working class family. Became a Cistercian monk at Saint Nicholas, Corno, Italy. Lived as a hermit at Ocre in the Abruzzi region of Italy. Founder and abbot of Santo Spirito monastery near Val d’Ocre. As a self-imposed penance, he slept standing the last 37 years of his life.
- 1248 of natural causes
- “Saint Placid of Ocre“. Saints.SQPN.com. 7 June 2013. Web. 25 January 2015. <>