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Cremona Cathedral – St Omobonus

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Cremona's patron saint, the protector of tailors and cloth merchants, and the first non-noble layman to be honoured, rests in the crypt of the cathedral. He is Saint Omobono, whose name literally means "good man", and who has always been depicted holding his inseparable bag of coins that he used to give to the poor. Saint Omobono Tucenghi was born in Cremona at the beginning of the 12th century. A husband and father, a merchant and tailor by profession, he embraced the state of life of voluntary penance, dedicating himself to prayer and works of charity, helping the poor and living an intense spiritual experience, as a true man of peace. He died at dawn on 13th November 1197 during the celebration of Holy Mass, singing the Gloria.

Cremona Cathedral – St Omobonus

Piazza del Comune, 5, 26100 Cremona CR, Italy

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