May 31 – Saint Petronilla: Patron Saint of Travelers in Mountainous Regions

Saint Petronilla, Patron Saint of Travelers in Mountainous Regions (Feast Date: May 31)

St.Petronilla: “St. Petronilla is believed to have been the daughter of St. Peter. Until the XVII Century, she was called his physical daughter, and since then, she has been thought a spiritual daughter who was consecrated to his service. Legends quoted in Manichæan documents relate that Peter cured her of a palsy. Stories found in the writings of St. Marcellus (and retold in The Golden Legend) say that Peter, who thought his daughter too beautiful, asked God to afflict her with a fever, of which he refused to cure her until she began to be perfected in the love of God. . . . Traditions say she died a natural death, but accounts of her martyrdom can be found. . . . a basilica was built on the site of her tomb. In the VIII Century, Gregory III established a place of public prayer in the basilica, and her relics were translated to St. Peter’s, where a chapel was dedicated in her honor. Charlemagne (d. 814) and Carlomen (d. 771) were considered adopted sons of St. Peter, and they, along with the French monarchs who succeeded them, considered Petronilla their sister. Her chapel became the chapel of the kings of France. Her emblem, like that of St. Peter, is a set of keys.” See PICTURE of Saint Petronilla.  See also: Saint Petronilla(Multilingual), Saint Petronilla(EN), St. Petronilla(EN), Petronila, Santa(SP), Petronilla (Santa)(IT), 31 mai : Sainte Petronille, “patronne secondaire” de la France (FR), Św. Petronela z Rzymu (PO).

We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Petronilla on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes: 

Truck Crash of in Himachal Pradesh, India (March 3, 2011) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: march 14 – March 27, 2011.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray. 


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2 thoughts on “May 31 – Saint Petronilla: Patron Saint of Travelers in Mountainous Regions

  1. Like to know more about st. Petronilla because it is my name too. I want her to intercede for me as my patron saint.

  2. my mother is called petronilla. i’m to enter into a special devotion for this close saint to the papacy & will name all my businesses and initiatives after her, moreover she is my mother biologically and now spiritually.

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