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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume VIII: August. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

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St. Pellegrini, or Peregrinus, Hermit

HE was an Irish young prince of royal blood, who, after visiting the holy places in Palestine, led an austere eremitical life for forty years in the chain of mountains near Modena in Italy. He died in 643. He is honoured among the patrons of the country of Modena and Lucca, and from him that chain of the Appennine hills is called Monti di S. Pellegrini. See Colgan in MSS. ad. 1, Aug. and Dempster, in Ids Etruria Regalis, printed at Florence in 1723, in 2 vols. folio, at the expense of Mr. Thomas Coke, afterwards Earl of Leicester.  1