Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saint of the Day for April 30

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on April 30 every year.

馃憠 Pope Saint Pius V

Saint Marie of the Incarnation Guyart

Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo

Saint Erconwald of London

Blessed Gualfardus of Augsburg

Saint Adjutor of Vernon

Blessed Dede Plani

Blessed William Southerne

Blessed Hildegard the Empress

Saint Giuse Tuan

Saint Aimo of Savigny

Blessed Ventura of Spello

Saint Quirinus of Rome

Saint Mercurialis of Forli

Saint Lawrence of Novara

Saint Eutropius of Saintes

Saint Mariano of Acerenza

Saint Forannan

St. Forannan was born in Irelad. He was a priest ad a bishop of Domhnach-Mor, Ireland, a diocese that no longer exists. He emigrated to Belgium and helped found Waulsort Abbey, and became a monk there. He was an abbot in 962, establishing it as a Benedictine house. He died in 982 of natural causes.

Saint Peter of C贸rdoba

St. Peter of C贸rdoba was also known as Pietro. He was a monk and was murdered by Saracens for publicly proclaiming his faith. He was martyred in 855 in C贸rdoba, Spain.

Saint Louis of C贸rdoba

St. Louis of C贸rdoba was also known as Ludovico. He was a layman and was murdered by Saracens for publicly proclaiming his faith. He died as a martyr in 855 in C贸rdoba, Spain.

Saint Swithbert the Younger

St. Swithbert the Younger was born in England. He worked with missionaries to Germany. He was a bishop of Werden, Westphalia (in modern Germany) and died in 807.

Saint Amator of C贸rdoba

St. Amator of C贸rdoba was born in Martos, Spain. He was also known as Amatore. He was ordained in C贸rdoba, Spain, and was murdered by Saracens for publicly proclaiming his faith. He was martyred in 855 in C贸rdoba, Spain.

Saint Donatus of Euraea

St. Donatus of Euraea was a late-4th-century bishop of Euraea in modern Albania. He is reported to have killed a dragon by spitting in its mouth; this may be some sort of metaphor for defeating the devil by standing up for his faith.

Saint Aphrodisius of Alexandria

St. Aphrodisius of Alexandria was born in Egypt. He was a priest who was martyred with about 30 of his parishioners in Alexandria, Egypt and whose names are not known.

Saint Genistus of Limoges

St. Genistus of Limoges was a monk at Beaulieu, Limousin, Limoges. He was a martyr. He was murdered by his nephew at Aynac-en-Quercy, France. He is the patron for Aynac, France.

Saint Rodopiano of Aphrodisias

St. Rodopiano of Aphrodisias was martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian. He was stoned to death at Aphrodisias, Caria (near modern Geyre, Turkey).

Saint Diodoro of Aphrodisias

St. Diodoro of Aphrodisias was martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian. He was stoned to death at Aphrodisias, Caria (near modern Geyre, Turkey).

Saint Maximus of Ephesus

St. Maximus of Ephesus was a lay man merchant Christian in Ephesus. He was beaten, racked and martyred in the persecutions of Decius and was stoned to death in 250.

Saint Sophia of Fermo

St. Sophia of Fermo was born in Fermo, Italy. She was a consecrated virgin martyred in the persecutions of Decius in 250AD.

Saint Cynwl

St Cynwl was the brother of St. Deiniol. He was a bishop of Bangor, Wales, and was known for his ascetic life. There are several churches dedicated to him. He died in the 6th century.

Saint Pomponius of Naples

St. Pomponius of Naples was a bishop of Naples, Italy from 508 to 536. He was a fierce opponent of Arianism and died in 536.

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Rosamond
  • Peter the Deacon
  • Pauline von Mallinckrodt
  • Onenn of Brittany
  • Miles Gerard
  • Maximus of Rome
  • Matilda of Scotland
  • Mariano of Acerenza
  • Luith of Druim-Dairbhreach
  • Luigi Puell and Companions
  • Francis Dickenson
  • Benedict of Urbino
  • Augulo
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is April 30 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is April 30 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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