Saint Contardo d'Este

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Contardo d'Este

Birthplace: Ferrara, Province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death: Died in Broni, Provincia di Pavia, Lombardia, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Aldobrandino I, marchese d'Este and Regina d'Este
Brother of Menzia d'Este; Beatrice d'Este, Queen consort of Hungary and Alisia d'Este

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About Saint Contardo d'Este

Saint Contardo of Este was the posthumous son of Aldobrandino of Este, marquis of Ferrara. He was born in 1216 in Ferrara.

He renounced to his wealth and position of crown prince of Ferrara to become a simple "God's man" and started on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

He fell ill in Broni (Province of Pavia, Lombardy, Italy) and died there. His body was first buried on the hill where he died. Miracles were reported on his grave : severely sick people were cured.[1][2][3]

The body was later transferred to the Saint Peter parish church (which later became a Minor basilica) in Broni. Two relics are in "Saint Biagio church (Saint Blaise) in Modena.

His cult was approved in 1609 by Pope Paul V (papacy 1605-1621) on the request of Claudio Rangoni (it), bishop of Piacenza (1596-1619[4]), native of Modena,[5] and indulgences were linked to it by Pope Urban VIII (papacy 1623-1644) [2][6]

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Ferrara, Province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
April 16, 1249
Age 33
Broni, Provincia di Pavia, Lombardia, Italy