Joan of Santa Lucia, Bl.
JOAN OF SANTA LUCIA, BL.
Virgin; b. Bagno, Romagna, Italy, September 4 (year unknown); d. there January 16 or 17, c. 1105. She became a nun in the camaldolese convent of S. Lucia at Bagno. Her remains were transferred to the town's parish church in 1287. Later the town ascribed the cessation of a plague to her intercession and made her its patroness in 1506. Her cult was confirmed in 1823. There is a fresco of Bl. Joan and Agnes in the Camaldolese church at Bagno.
Feast: Sept. 4 (Bagno); Feb. 13 (Camaldolese).
Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum Jan. 2:423–424. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige 3:13–14.
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