St. Peter Thomas – January 8th

 

St. Peter Thomas (1305-1366)

St. Peter Thomas (1305-1366)

 

Feast Day – January 8th

Biography – St. Peter Thomas

St. Peter Thomas was born about 1305 at the hamlet of Sales in southern Perigord (Gascony) France, and entered the Carmelites when he was 21.  Not much is known about him until he was chosen as procurator general of the order to the Papal Court at Avignon in 1345.  This appointment led to his taking up residence in Avignon, then the residence of the popes.  It is believed that he delivered the funeral oration of Pope Clement VI in 1352.  His life was spent in difficult negotiations with Genoa, Milan and Venice as the representative of the Holy See… read more

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