Jerome’s example urges people to become builders of peace in the community
and the surroundings in which they live.
Jerome Ghirarducci lived in the Augustinian monastery of Recanati (Macerata),
Italy. He pursued an energetic apostolate in the Province of Picena, to
which he belonged, working to settle disputes and disagreements between
families and the city, which were constantly at odds. He died in Recanati
on 12 March 1350.
He is credited with having reconciled the cities of Ascoli and Fermo,
which had been at war with one another, and he is still venerated as a peacemaker
in the region of the Marches. As early as 1369 the town of Recanati was
publicly celebrating the feast of this blessed on the Second Sunday of Lent.
On this occasion, until recent times, it used to choose twelve peacemakers
from among the populace, six men and six women, whose responsibility it
was to settle disputes among the citizens.
His mortal remains are venerated in the church of Saint Augustine in
His memory is celebrated by the Augustinian Family on 12 March.