In these pages we often speak of Saints, on the other hand Lucca is the city of the 100 Churches it's the nickname for sure it's not random.
We have already talked about Santa Zita is San Riccardo and today we will talk about another saint not very well known in Lucca and outside: San Davino.
The History of San Davino
San Davino was an Armenian pilgrim arrived already in precarious conditions in Lucca in 1050 and was rescued at the hospital near the Church of San Michele in the hole and he died shortly thereafter (on 3 June of the same year) in the house of Atha, a pious widow who had welcomed him into the dwelling for the last days of his life.
Before arriving in Lucca Davino left from Armenia stripping of all his belongings and arriving on pilgrimage first to Jerusalem and then Rome and died before reaching Compostela.
The Holy Protector of Headache
San Davino was a pilgrim and in 1050 the pilgrims faced many dangers. The signs are still visible on the body of San Davino that he was hit in the head with a lance and a serrated slash.
The second sign was probably inflicted with a knife or a serrated sword and a primitive "suture" can be seen on the skull.
However, he did not die for these serious wounds, but he kept the pain for a long time and that's why he became the Patron saint of headache.
The San Davino Corps
After his death, San Davino was buried in the cemetery of the Church of San Michele in Foro in Lucca and currently the body is in the Church and has recently been restored.
The restoration of the Corps of San Davino 2018
In 2018 an important one was made reconnaissance of the body of San Davino also taken from the Rai cameras (and perhaps the protagonist of one special on Superquark by Piero Angela?) which will culminate with the exhibition of the body of the saint starting from 1 June.
San Davino Initiatives 2018
On Friday 1st June from 10 am the urn ev will be openedthe body of the Saint will be exposed in the Church of San Michele in Lucca. At 5:30 pm the book published for the occasion by Giovanni Macchia on San Davino will be presented.
Saturday 2 June at 11:30 always in the church of San Michele there will be the Mass of the memory of San Davino with the first performance of a motet composed by the maestro Guido Masini.
Sunday 3 June (I remember that June 3rd is the day when San Davino is celebrated) at 10.30 celebration of the solemnity of Corpus Domini, Tuesday, June 5 at 21 in parish halls of San Paolino meeting with Professor Carmine Di Sante, theologian and biblicist on the theme "The stranger in the Bible: hospitality and gift", Friday 8 June at 6 pm in the church of San Michele presentation of the first results of thebio-anthropological analysis on the body of San Davino with Professor Gino Fornaciari.