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Saint Prosdocimus of Padua

Saint Prosdocimus is venerated as the very first Bishop of Padua (A section of Northern Italy, with the capital in the city of Padua). As a Greek man, Saint Peter the Apostle sent him from Antioch to evangelize the region and founded his parish church at Isola Vicentina. He Baptized Saint Daniel of Padua (who would later serve to the Bishop as a deacon). His tomb is located at the Basilica of Santa Giustina at Paduna with the chapel built on top and around it. A very famous work of art, Pala Santa Giustina, depicts Saint Prosdocimus holding a jug of water used to baptize Justina. The famous painting was created by Girolamo Romani, a high renaissance painter near Brescia.

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