Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Saint of the Day for April 12

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on April 12 every year.

Saint Teresa of the Andes

Saint Joseph Moscati

Saint David Uribe-Velasco

Saint Zeno of Verona

Saint Alferius of La Cava

Blessed Andrew of Montereale

Saint Sabas the Lector

Pope Saint Julius I

Saint Basil of Parion

Saint Erkemboden of Thérouanne

Saint Damian of Pavia

Saint Artemón of Caesarea

St. Artemón of Caesarea was an elderly Christian man who was ordered to sacrifice to Roman gods. When Artemón refused, he was dragged to the temple of Asclepius and again ordered to sacrifice. Upon his release, he attacked the statues and destroyed several before being captured. He was tortured and martyred in Caesarea, Asia Minor.

Blessed Peter of Montepiano

Blessed Peter of Montepiano was a Vallombrosan monk. He was an abbot of the San Virgilio Abbey in Brescia, Italy. Late in life he retired to live as a hermit in Montepiano, Tuscany, Italy. In the year 1098 in Montepiano, Tuscany, Italy, he died of natural causes.

Saint Constantine of Gap

St. Blessed Peter of Montepiano was also known as Constantius. He was the first bishop of Gap, France, and attended the Council of Orange in 519. He fought against the Arian heresy and died in 529 due to natural causes.

Blessed Lorenzo of Belem

Blessed Lorenzo of Belem was a 14th-century member of the Order of St. Jerome. He was a monk at the monastery of Belem in Lisbon, Portugal, and a priest. His personal piety made him a much sought after confessor.

Saint Tetricus of Auxerre

Sr. Tetricus of Auxerre was an abbot of St. Germanus Abbey, Auxerre, France. He was the bishop of Auxerre by popular acclamation. In the year 707, he was murdered in his sleep.

Saint Vissia of Fermo

St. Vissia of Fermo was a consecrated virgin who was martyred in the persecutions of Decius in 250AD in Fermo, Italy. He is the patron for Fermo, Italy.

Saint Wigbert

St. Wigbert was born in England. He was a spiritual student of St. Egbert in Ireland. He spent two years as a missionary in Friesland (in modern Netherlands) and died in 690 in Ireland.

Saint Florentin of Arles

St. Florentin of Arles was also known as Florentine. He was the first abbot of Holy Apostles Abbey in Arles, France.

Saint Victor of Braga

St. Victor of Braga was a catechumen who was martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian. He died in 300AD in Braga, Portugal.

Saint Acutina

St. Acutina was also known as Agutina. He was among a group of 79 Christians martyred together.

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Ailell of Cologne
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is April 12 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is April 12 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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