Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Saint of the Day for April 16

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on April 16 every year.

Saint Bernadette of Lourdes

Saint Fructuosus of Braga

Saint Drogo

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

Saint Magnus of Orkney

Blessed Joachim Piccolomini

Blessed Contardo d’Este

Blessed Mikel Suma

Blessed Arcangelo Canetoli

Saint Turibius of Astorga

Saint Lambert of Saragossa

Saint Herveus of Tours

St. Herveus of Tours was born at Touraine, France. He was also known as Herve. He was a monk and treasurer of the St. Martin of Tours Abbey and despite being one of the brothers, he lived as a hermit. He died in the year 1021.

Saint William Gnoffi

St. William Gnoffi was born at Polizzi, Italy. He was also known as Guglielmo Gnoffi. He was atoned for a sinful youth by living as an extremely austere and penitential hermit. In 1317AD, he died due to natural causes.

Saint Vaise

St. Vaise was also known as Vasius or Vaize. He was a wealthy citizen of Saintes, France who was imprisoned and murdered by his relatives for giving his property to the poor. He died as a martyr in 500AD.

Saint Elias

St. Elias was born in Ireland. He was a monk and an abbot of the St. Martin the Great Abbey in Ireland in 1020. He was also an abbot of St. Panteleon Abbey in Cologne, Germany. He died in 1042.

Martyrs of Avrillé

The martyrs of Avrillé have an additional Memorial on 2nd January as one of the Martyrs of Anjou. They were a group of lay people who were executed together for their faith during the anti-Christian persecutions of the French Revolution. They died on 16th April, 1794 at Avrillé, Maine-et-Loire, France. Pope John Paul II beatified them on 19th February, 1984 at Rome, Italy.

Their names are;

  • Renée Sechet veuve Davy
  • Renée Rigault épouse Papin
  • Renée Bourgeais veuve Juret
  • Pierre Delépine
  • Perrine Pottier épouse Turpault
  • Perrine Laurent
  • Perrine Bourigault
  • Marthe Poulain de la Forestrie
  • Marie-Genevieve Poulain de la Forestrie
  • Marie Roger veuve Chartier
  • Marie Rechard
  • Marie Piou épouse Supiot
  • Marie Lardeux
  • Marie Gingueneau veuve Coiffard
  • Marie Forestier
  • Marguerite Robin
  • Madeleine Sallé épouse Havard
  • Madeleine Cady épouse Desvignes
  • Jeanne Thomas veuve Delaunay
  • Jeanne Onillon veuve Onillon
  • Jeanne Leduc épouse Paquier
  • Jeanne Gourdon veuve Moreau
  • Jean Ménard
  • François Suhard veuve Ménard
  • François Micheneau veuve Gillot
  • Anne Maugrain

Martyrs of Corinth

The martyrs of Corinth were a group of eight Christians who were tortured and martyred together in the persecutions of Decius. They were thrown into the sea at Corinth, Greece in 250AD.

Their names are;

  • Teodora
  • Nunencia
  • Nica
  • Leonide
  • Galina
  • Charisius
  • Callistus
  • Basilisa

Martyrs of Saragossa

The Martyrs of Saragossa were a group of eighteen martyrs murdered in 304 in Saragossa, Spain in the persecutions of Diocletian and the prefect Dacean. Their graves were re-discovered in 1389 in the crypt under the church of San Encrazia in Saragossa.

Their names are;

  • Urban
  • Succesus
  • Saturnius (4 men of this name)
  • Quintilian
  • Publius
  • Primitivus
  • Optatus
  • Martial
  • Lupercus
  • Lambert
  • Julia
  • Gaius
  • Fronto
  • Felix
  • Eventius
  • Engratia
  • Crementius
  • Caius
  • Caecilian
  • Apodemus

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Hugh de Mataplana
  • Tetgaill of Lann-Ela
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is April 16 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is April 16 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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