Arialdo da Carimate. Altar in the "Basilica di San Calimero" in Milan
|Deacon and martyr|
|Died||June 27, 1066
Isolino Partegora, Lago Maggiore
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Major shrine||Cathedral of Milan|
|Attributes||Depicted in the vestments of a deacon, holding the palm of martyrdom|
Arialdo was the child of a noble family, born at Cutiacum (Cucciago), near Como. After studying in Laon and Paris, he was made a canon in the cathedral city of Milan. Together with Anselmo da Baggio, Arialdo headed the pataria, a movement that sought to reform Milan's simoniacal clergy. Due to this, he was excommunicated by the bishop Guido da Velate, but was immediately reinstated by Pope Stephen IX to continue his efforts towards reformation. Eventually, these endeavours lead to bishop Guido da Velate's excommunication. While traveling to Rome, Arialdo was set up by emissaries of Guido and killed.
Ten months after the assassination, his body was found in Lago Maggiore (allegedly in a perfect state of preservation, and emitting a sweet odour). It was carried to Milan and exposed in the church of St. Ambrose from Ascension to Pentecost. Subsequently, Arialdo's body was interred in the church of St. Celsus, and in the following year, 1067, Pope Alexander II declared him a martyr.
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- (English) Saint Arialdo at the Catholic Encyclopedia
- (English) Archdiocese of Milan at the Catholic Encyclopedia
- (Italian) Sant' Arialdo di Milano
- (Italian) Sant’ Arialdo da Carimate
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