In the 4th century or 30 years after San Donnino’s death, the bishop of Parma was told that a mysterious light was noticed some nights on the right bank of Stirone. After that the bishop had a dream that the body of the saint was lying on the river bank, he ordered to make excavations and there was found a stone with an inscription: Ibi conditus est corpus sancti Domnini Martyris Christi (“Here is buried the body of San Donnino Martyr of Christ”).
When people who attended a mass in the church of San Dalmazio on the other side of the river heard the news they hurried to San Donnino’s church, but the old wooden bridge collapsed under their weight. By intercession of San Donnino, everyone was spared injury, even a pregnant woman.Bridge collapse above.
Suddenly his horse stopped dead and the astonished king saw an angel who revealed him that on that place was buried the Martyr. He ordered to dig the ground and found the relics of San Donnino.
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