Gerard of Villamagna
After he had been ransomed, he returned to Italy where he became a Franciscan tertiary and lived the rest of his life as a Benedictine hermit noted for his piety.
He died in 1242 of natural causes.
He was beatified in 1833 (cultus confirmed). His feast is on 13 May.
He is a patron saint of bodily ills and the sick.
He is usually shown as an old Franciscan tertiary, either: distributing bread from a mule; holding cherry blossoms; praying near a tree; with a bowl and spoon at his feet; with a staff and rosary or with a missioner's cross; or with Saint Philip Ciardella.
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