, Saint. Andrew [partial remains] Roman Catholic Saint. One of the original 12 disciples of Jesus Christ, he was the brother of Simon Peter, also one of the original disciples. He was probably born sometime in the early 1st century in the village of Bethsaida, located in the region of Judea on the Sea of Galilee, in present-day Israel. He was a fisherman by trade and was a follower of John the Baptist, according to the Gospel of John, but when Jesus passed through his village during his 3-year ministry, he personally called him...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy
VII., Saint. Gregory b. 1020 d. May 25, 1085 Catholic Pope. Born Hildebrand in Sovana, (Tuscany) he is considered one of the most significant popes of the Middle Ages and one of the most remarkable men of all times. He was educated in the monastic school of Santa Maria on the Aventine Hill in Rome and in the Lateran school. He became chaplain to Gregory VI and, followed him across the Alps into exile, remaining with him at Cologne until the death of the deposed pontiff in 1047. As Pope he convoked reform synods and issued decrees that...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Cattedrale di S. Matteo, Salerno, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy
Apicella, Lucia 'Mamma Lucia' b. November 18, 1887 d. July 23, 1982 Italian Folk Figure. She was an ordinary, unpretentious woman who lived her entire life at her native Sant'Arcangelo di Cava de' Tirreni where she owned a green grocery. Her idea of undertaking vigorously the burial of neglected corpses across the Second World War battlefields of Cava raised at first the eyebrows of many, but eventually became deeply appreciated for her efforts, with figures such as Popes Pius XII and John XXIII, tenor Beniamino Gigli and president Giovanni Gronchi showing her...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero di Cava de'Tirreni, Cava de'Tirreni, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy
Matthew Roman Catholic Saint. Also called Levi (in the "Gospel According to Mark"), he was the son of Alphaeus, also known as Cleopas, and the brother of the apostle James the Less. Matthew's mother, Mary, also a disciple of Jesus, must have been close to Jesus' mother, for when Jesus died both Mary's were at the foot of the cross together. By profession, Matthew was a tax collector for the Roman government before choosing to follow Jesus; a job considered dishonourable and disloyal by the Jews, in the...[Read More] (Bio by: F G) Cattedrale di S. Matteo, Salerno, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy Plot: Crypt
Wellesley, Capt. Henry Valerian George b. July 14, 1912 d. September 16, 1943 Sixth Duke of Wellington. He was the son of Arthur Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington and the Hon. Lilian Maud Glen Coats, daughter of Lord Glentanar. His career in the military began with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in 1935 in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding). He died, aged 31, on 16 September 1943 from wounds received in action while leading a group of Commandos. He is buried in the British Salerno War Cemetery, Bivio Pratole in the province of Salerno, Italy. At the time of his...[Read More] Salerno War Cemetery, Salerno, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy Plot: III. B. 43.