Key to Umbria: Bevagna

Blessed James Bianconi (23rd August)

Blessed James Bianconi (1220-1301) was born in Bevagna and was received into the Dominican Order in 1236.  He was prominent in providing aid to refugees from Bevagna after the Emperor Frederick II sacked the city in 1249 and  was subsequently active in the rebuilding of the town.  In 1291, he received permission to rebuild the church of San Giorgio (later SS Domenico e Giacomo) in Bevagna and to construct the adjoining convent.  His relics are on the high altar of this church.

SS Vincent and Benignus (6th June)

St Vincent was apparently a bishop of Bevagna and St Benignus was his deacon.

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Saints of Bevagna

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