Feast Day of St. Peter Orseolo
Peter Orseolo, of Rivo Alto, Italy, served as commander of the Venetian navy before becoming doge of Venice in 976. After two years of service, he fled his prestigious station to devote the rest of his life to God, entering the monastery. As a monk, he excelled in humility, devotion to prayer, charity, and self-denial. Thereafter, Peter’s zeal for even greater perfection prompted him to obtain permission to live in solitude a short distance from the monastery.
St. Peter Orseolo, pray for us.