Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint of the Day – 5 July – Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Priest

The Memorial of Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Priest

Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Priest – Optional Memorial is the Patron Saint of The Barnabite order, Angelic Sisters of St. Paul, Laity of St. Paul, Physicians

Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Priest – Optional Memorial Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPriests who became Saints

Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Priest – Optional Memorial brief life History

Date of Birth 1502
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Medical Doctor
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 5 July 1539
Place of Death Cremona, Duchy of Milan
Feast Day 5 July
Beatification By Pope Leo XIII on 3 January 1890 in Rome
Canonization By Pope Leo XIII on 15 May 1897 in Rome
Patron Saint of The Barnabite order, Angelic Sisters of St. Paul, Laity of St. Paul, Physicians

Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Priest – Optional Memorial Short life History

Cofounder of the Barnabites. Born in 1502 in Cremona, Italy, Anthony became a medical doctor.

In 1528 he was ordained a priest and cofounded the Barnabites, the religious congregation so called because it was headquartered in St. Barnabas Monastery in Milan.

The Barnabites occupied the monastery in 1538, having been approved in 1533. Anthony popularized the forty-hour prayer ceremony, promoted the use of altar sacraments, and introduced the ringing of church bells on Friday. He is depicted in liturgical art in habit.

On Saturday, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, on the eve of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul Apostle, Anthony Mary Zaccaria, dies in his home (in the house where he was born), in the arms of his mother, surrounded by his first companions.

Today’s Catholic Quote: That which God commands seems difficult and a burden. The way is rough; you draw back; you have no desire to follow it. Yet do so and you will attain glory

Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Priest
Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria