Location on North Colonnade

135. St. Bruno
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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South Curved Arm

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St. Bruno of Cologne
Born - c.1030
Died - 6 October 1101

Feastday - 6 October
Canonized - 1623 by Pope Gregory XV

Statue created - c.1670-1673
This statue is one of the group of 16 that were installed between August 1670 and March 1673.

Sculptor - Francesco Antonio Fontana
Attributed to him since he received payments for three statues from July 1671 to March 1673.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
This statue along with St Frances of Paola (127), share a flattened drapery.  This differentiates it from the nearby statues of Morelli.

In Catholic art, Bruno is often shown holding a skull, or with a miter at his feet, since he renounced being made bishop.

St. Bruno was the founder of the Carthusian Order, and a renowned teacher and diocesan chancellor at Reims. The many witnesses who wrote about Bruno praised his three chief virtues - great spirit of prayer, mortification, and devotion to the Blessed Virgin.


Saints on South Colonnade

136. Hilarion

135. Bruno

134. Louis Bertrán

Saints on South Colonnade

137. Jerome

136. Hilarion

135. Bruno


The Book of Saints, ©2002 Edited by Dom Basil Watkins, OSB
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore


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