Saint Placid - Martyr (515-541).
Saint Placid was born in Rome, in the year 515, of a patrician family, and at seven years of age was taken by his father to the Benedictine monastery of Subiaco. At thirteen years of age he followed Saint Benedict to a new foundation at Monte Cassino. He had scarcely completed his twenty-first year when he was chosen to found a monastery at Messina. He died in 541.
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