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What did Saint Rosalia do?

By: Peter PavlovskiUpdated: April 15, 2021


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In 1624, a plague beset Palermo. During this hardship Saint Rosalia appeared first to a sick woman, then to a hunter, to whom she indicated where her remains were to be found. After this Saint Rosalia was venerated as the patron saint of Palermo, and a sanctuary was built in the cave where her remains were discovered.

Furthermore, when did Saint Rosalia die?


Additionally, who is the patron saint of Palermo?

Saint Rosalia
Agatha of Sicily
Olivia of Palermo
Benedict the Moor

Where was Saint Rosalia born?

Palermo, Italy

What saint holds a skull?

St. Francis of Assisi sometimes depicted with skull, rather than birds.


Is there a Saint Rosalie?

Saint Rosalie - Best of Sicily Magazine. It is perhaps one of the ironies of Sicilian culture that the heavenly patroness of Palermo, the island's largest city, is a shadowy figure about whom little is known. Yet her feast in mid July is one of Sicily's largest.

When was Rosalia born?