St. Peter Damian in Dante and Music

950 years ago, in the night between 22 and 23 February 1072, at the age of 65 a great figure in the 11th century Church, who was a hermit, diplomat, theologian and poet, died of a sudden illness in Faenza, northeastern Italy: St. Peter Damiani.

Peter was born in Ravenna, northeastern Italy, in 1007 and, having lost his parents, he had his elder brother Damian, whose name he took, as his father. “A monk, a lover of solitude and at the same time a fearless man of the Church, committed…

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