Bernardine of Siena, priest – May 20th
St Bernardine of Siena (d. 1444, d. L’Aquila, Italy) (Relics: L’Aquila, Italy)
First Class Relics
Basilica di San Bernardino
(Basilica of Saint Bernardine)
Via San Bernardino
67100 L’Aquila, Italy
* On April 6, 2009 an earthquake hit the Italian city of L’Aquila and severely damaged the Basilica of San Bernardino. As a result the relics of St Bernardine of Siena were removed from this church. At present they rest within a church dedicated to St Bernardine of Siena at Piazza d’Armi along Via Ugo Piccinini in L’Aquila. However, once the necessary repairs to the basilica are completed the relics will be returned to their original resting place within the basilica.
Churches of Honor in Rome
San Bernardino da Siena ai Monti
(Saint Bernardine of Siena at the Hills)
Via Panisperna 256
*This church is west of the Basilica of St Mary Major. It is dedicated to St Bernardine of Siena. At present it serves the Chinese community.
Santa Maria in Aracoeli (Our Lady in Aracoeli)
Piazza del Campidoglio 4
*This church is on top of the Capitoline Hill.
*The first chapel on the right side of the nave depicts scenes from the life of St Bernardine of Siena.