Feast day: August 7th
When did St. Donatus of Arezzo live: in the fourth century
Biography of St. Donatus of Arezzo:
Donatus was born in the Italian town Arezzo and lost his parents due to the persecution of christians. The bishop of Arezzo decided to take care of him and educated him. Later on, Donatus was ordained and after the death of the bishop of Arezzo, he became his successor. Apparently, he fulfilled many miracles like repairing a shattered calyx. Donatus died in 362 in Arezzo and his relics are on the island Murano near Venice.
Patronage: St. Donatus is patron saint of Arezzo and of all the bakers
Statues and wooden sculptures from Val Gardena representing St. Donatus of Arezzo: St. Donatus of Arezzo is shown as a bishop with miter and crook. In his hand, he hold a book, a sword as a symbol for the dragon that he killed, and a calyx as symbol for the calyx that he miraculously repaired.