Jacopo (James) Salomonio
1231 31 March 1314

A brief biography.

Jacopo (James) Salomonio was born in Venezia, in 1231, the only child of noble parents. His father died when James was very small, his mother left the family to become a Cistercian nun, and his grandmother raised James. Tutored by a Cistercian monk who taught the boy to meditate. He became a Dominican at Santa Maria Celeste in Venezia. Worked with the sick, listened to confessions by the hour, and gave away everything that came to hand. Noted healer with hundreds of miraculous cures attributed to his intervention.  He died at cancer at the Dominican priory in Forli on 31 March 1314 and was buried in the chapel at Forli. He was beatified in 1526.

                   


Philately

Honouring the opening of the complex 'San Domenico'
in Fiorli.

In the postmark the text:
Inaugurazione restauro complesso S. Domenico.

 

Italy 2004. Postmark Forli 15.05.2004.

 


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