Monday, September 16, 2019

Saint Fructuosus of Braga – Saint of the Day – April 16

Saint Fructuosus of Braga Biography

Saint Fructuosus of Braga Profile. Born: 6th century in Spain, Europe. Worked in Spain. Died: April 16 665 in Spain. Feast Day is celebrated on April 16.

The Memorial of Saint Fructuosus of Braga – Saint of the Day

Saint Fructuosus of Braga Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 6th century
Country of Birth Spain of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Monk, Bishop
Place of Work Spain
Date of Death April 16 665
Place of Death Spain
Feast Day April 16
Beatification Beatified by Pre-Congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Monk with a stag

Saint Fructuosus of Braga
Saint Fructuosus of Braga

St. Fructuosus Biography

Saint Fructuosus was the son of a general who served the king of the Visigoths. At a young age, he accompanied his father on official trips over his estates. After his parent’s death, Saint Fructuosus inherited a great fortune which he used in helping the poor and the slaves. He founded new religious centers.  

Education

To be admitted in the seminary he studies at the school founded by the bishop of Valenza Conancio. In 647 he founded houses in Lusitania, Asturia, Spanish Galicia, and the island of Gades. St. Fructuosus appointed an abbot and retired into the desert.

Abbott

Saint Fructuosus established several monasteries over the course of time:
1 Iberian Peninsula monastery.
2 Rufiana, in El Bierzo.
3 Visoniense.
4 Peonense.
5 At the Island of Cádiz.
6 Nono (unknown location). some were located in Gallaecia.

Others monks were attracted to St. Fructuosus teaching that the king limited the number of men to join. He was afraid there would not be enough young men for his army. St. Fructuosus relationship with the kings was not that great. In 652 Fructuosus wrote to the king (Recceswinth) to release prisoners held for political reasons by King Chintila

Bishop

After the death of Bishop, Riccimer Fructuosus ordained bishop of Dumio in 654.

Death

He died on April 16 665 and his remain translated to Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 1102.