Statue of Saint Catald at Taranto.
7th century |
|Venerated in||Tarento, Ireland|
|Canonized||About 685 (Pre-congregation)|
|Major shrine||Lismore, County Waterford, Taranto|
|Patronage||Invoked for protection from plagues, droughts and storms|
Saint Catald of Taranto (a.k.a. Cataldus, Cathaluds, Cathaldus, Cat(t)aldo, Cathal), Irish monk, fl. 7th century.
On his return home his ship was wrecked off the Italian coast, near the city of Taranto. The people here appear to have encouraged the monk to become their bishop, and he rose to become their archbishop. Some of the miracles claimed in Catald's name include protecting the city against the plague and floods that, apparently, had occurred in neighbouring areas.
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- Jerome Murphy-O'Connor (2008). The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide from Earliest Times to 1700. Oxford Archaeological Guides. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-923666-4. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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