Blessed Giles of Santarem – Feast Day – May 14

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Blessed Giles of Santarem was a Dominican scholar born in 1185 AD in Vaozela, Portugal and died on May 14 1265 in Santarem, Portugal. We celebrate his feast day on May 14 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl. Giles of Santarem – Feast Day

Blessed Giles of Santarem Biography

Date of Birth 1185 AD
Place of Birth Vaozela, Portugal
Place of Work Portugal
Date of Death May 14 1265
Place of Death Santarem, Portugal
Feast Day May 14
Beatification Beatified by Pope Benedict XIV on May 9 1748

Blessed’s Biography

Bl Giles of Santarem was the Son of a governor of Coimbra, Portugal, and council member of King Sancho I. Although his family encouraged him to enter the priesthood, Gil was not interested in his royal connections.

He studied medicine and necromancy.  Gil later studied theology in Paris, France and joined the Dominicans in Palencia, Spain. Dominican provincial for Spain. He died on May 14 1265 in Santarem, Portugal of natural causes.

Blessed Giles of Santarem
Bl Giles of Santarem

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