Atto of Pistoia
|Bishop of Pistoia|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Term ended||22 May 1153|
|Died||22 May 1153 (aged 83)
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Canonized||24 January 1605
Saint Peter's Basilica, Papal States
by Pope Clement VIII
He was born at Beja in the Portuguese region of Alentejo in 1070. He became Abbot of Vallombrosa (in Tuscany) in 1105, and in 1135 was made Bishop of Pistoia, also in Tuscany. He wrote lives of St. John Gualbert and St. Bernard of Vallombrosa, bishop of Parma. In 1145 he transferred to Pistoia certain relics of the Apostle St. James of Compostella. His correspondence on that occasion is found in Ferdinando Ughelli, Italia sacra, VII, 296.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Atto of Pistoia". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
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