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Simeon of Polirone, St.

SIMEON OF POLIRONE, ST.

Hermit, later a Benedictine; d. Polirone, near Mantua, Italy, July 26, 1016. According to a legendary vita, published soon after his death, Simeon was originally from Armenia (hence he is sometimes called Simeon the Armenian). Abandoning his wife and family, he became a Basilian monk and hermit. He undertook many arduous pilgrimages throughout Palestine, France, and Spain, and came to Rome (c. 983), where he was charged with being a heretic. By order of Benedict VII he was examined and found to be orthodox. He was renowned for his piety and heroic charity, and for numerous miracles performed during life and after death. His cult was approved by Benedict VIII (1024) and Leo IX (1049). In 1913 his relics were solemnly exposed.

Feast: July 26.

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