OP Calendar/Bl. Bartholomew of Cerverio

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Bl. Bartholomew of Cerverio
February 3

Friar, Priest and Martyr

Blessed Bartholomew was born at Savigliano, Italy about 1420. He pursued theological studies and became a Master of Theology in the faculty of Turin. His theological expertise and his apostolic zeal led to his appointment as Inquisitor General in Piedmont. Blessed Bartholomew worked untiringly to defend the true faith and for his efforts received the crown of martyrdom on April 21, 1466.

Source: Holy Dominicans: Biographical Summaries & Feast Days of Dominican Saints and Blesseds with Selected Patrons and Commemorations, The Dominican Province of St. Joseph, New York, NY, 1997.

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