April 12


Saint of the day:
Saint Zeno of Verona


Patron Saint of Fishermen, anglers, newborn babies, Verona, Campione d'Italia

Saint Zeno of Verona's Story

Zeno was born in Africa. He received an excellent classical education and in 362, was named bishop of Verona, Italy. He was active in missionary work, converted many, and fought Arianism. He built a basilica at Verona, founded a convent that he directed, encouraged charities in his people, and wrote widely on a ecclesiastical subjects, particularly the virgin birth of Christ, in which are revealed many of the customs and practices of the times. He died in 371.


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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

Piazza San Zeno, 2, 37123 Verona VR, Italy