Saint of the Day –30 December – St Rainerius of Aquila (Died c 1077) Bishop of Forconium (modern Aquila), Abruzzi region, Italy. Also known as – Raynerius, Rainier, Raineri, Rainieri, Ranieri, Raniero, or Regnier.
Unfortunately no details of Rainerius have survived but he was noted for his excellent administrative skills and was Canonised by Pope Honorius III.
He is not to be confused with the pilgrim Saint of the same name, who is Patron Saint of Pisa, in Italy (Feast day 17 June).
The Roman Martyrology reads: “At Aquila, Abruzzi, St Rainerius, Bishop.”