Chills / Placid, 515–541, Feast Day: January 15

Sent to study with Saint Benedict at the age of seven, Placid was saved from drowning in a freezing river when his plight appeared to Benedict in a vision. His father was so grateful at Benedict’s intercession that he donated the land for the great Monte Cassino monastery to the Benedictine Order.

Invoked: against drowning

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