Saint Peter of Verona is also known as Saint Peter Martyr
Feast day: April 29th
When did St. Peter of Verona live: 1205 - 1252
Peter was born in 1205 in the Italian city of Verona to heretical parents. He was nevertheless educated at a Catholic school and later attended the University of Bologna. During his studies, he entered the Dominican Order and developed into a great preacher. In 1234, he was appointed inquisitor of Northern Italy. Peter of Verona was murdered by members of a heretical sect in 1252 while returning from Como and canonised one year after, despite his parent's belief.
Patronage: St. Peter of Verona is patron saint of the inquisitors and of midwives,of Como and Cremona, of Lombardy and Modena, of women in childbed, of the brewers in Cologne, against diseases of the head, against thunderstorms, lightning and storms.
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Peter of Verona - representation, imagery and emblem: St. Peter of Verona is shown as a dominican friar with knife, book and wound on his head.