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Feastday: January 20

Patron of Messina

Birth: 1434

Death: 1485

Beatified By: 14 September 1782 by Pope Pius VI

Canonized By: 11 June 1998, Messina by Pope John Paul II


Eustochia Smeralda Calafato (Messina, March 25, 1434 Messina, January 20, 1485) is a Franciscan Italian Saint belonging to the Order of the Poor Clares. She is co-patroness of Messina, which is also the centre of her cultus.


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