Peter preached the word of God zealously in many cities of Italy and intensely
loved the contemplative life.
It is to Peter’s activity as a calligrapher that one has knowledge
of the first certain date of his life, 8 August 1472, at Farneto di Montelabbate
(Pesaro), Italy. On 3 November of that year he was master of students at
the general house of studies of Perugia, where he obtained the degree of
lector in the following year. In 1479 he was awarded the degree of master
in theology. Peter excelled, however, not only for his intellectual gifts
but also for his Christian virtue, especially his serene equilibrium and
rare prudence. From 1492 to 1495 he was prior provincial of the Province
of Picena, which at that time was called the March of Ancona, and the prior
general gave him full powers to reform the province. He taught at the general
house of studies of Florence and Bologna and was appointed prior of the
monasteries of Aquila, Bologna, and Valmanente (Pesaro), where he died in
1496. It was in this last community that he devoted his final years to prayer
and the delicate work of copying and decorating codices and liturgical books.
Blessed Peter’s remains are venerated in the Augustinian church
His feast is observed by the Augustinian Family on 25 June.