Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Saint of the Day for April 8

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on April 8 every year.

Saint Dionysius of Alexandria

Saint Agabus the Prophet

Blessed Augustus Czartoryski

Saint Julia Billiart

Blessed Clement of Osimo

Blessed Domingo Iturrate Zubero

Blessed Julian of Saint Augustine

Blessed Libania of Busano

Saint Amantius of Como

Saint Phlegon of Hyrcania

Saint Phlegon of Hyrcania also known as Flegon was the first century bishop of Hyrcania, Greece. He may have been one of the “70 Disciples of Christ”. One of the readings he read was, greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them. – Epistle to the Romans, 16:14. He was martyred and is mentioned by Saint Paul the Apostle in the Epistle to the Romans.

Saint Herodion of Patras

Saint Herodion of Patras also known as Herodian of Patras or Rhodion of Patras was a the first century bishop of Patras, Greece. He may have been one of the “70 Disciples of Jesus”. One of the readings he read was, Greet Herodion, my kinsman. – Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, 16:11.He died as a martyr. Saint Paul the Apostle refers to Herodion as “my brother” or “my kinsman”.

Blessed Gonzalo Mercador

Blessed Gonzalo Mercador was a mercedarian friar and the bishop of Granada, Spain. He participated in the Council of Florence in 1450. On his way home from that council, he was captured, imprisoned, beaten, tortured and finally executed for his Christianity. He was beheaded and died a martyr in 1450.

Saint Asyncritus of Marathon

Saint Asyncritus of Marathon was the first century bishop of Marathon, Greece. He may have been one of the “70 Disciples of Christ”. One of his readings was, greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers who are with them, Epistle to the Romans, 16:14 Martyr. He is mentioned by Saint Paul the Apostle in the Epistle to the Romans.

Saint Dionysius of Corinth

Saint Dionysius of Corinth also known as Denis was the second century bishop of Corinth, Greece. Some of his correspondence, including testimony about the martyrdom of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and correspondence with popes of the era, have survived. He fought the Marcionites and other heresies of his time.

Saint Beata of Ribnitz

Saint Beata of Ribnitz also known as Beate or Beatrix was born to the nobility, the daughter of Duke Heinrich of Mecklenburg in the 14th century Mecklenburg, Germany. She became a poor Clare nun at the convent in Ribnitz, Germany and eventually abbess of the house in 1350. She died in 8 April 1339 in Ribnitz, Germany.

Saint Redemptus of Ferentini

Saint Redemptus of Ferentini was the bishop of Ferentini, Italy. He died in 586.

Saint Concessa

Saint Concessa was martyred and venerated in Carthage, North Africa.

Martyrs of Africa

Martyrs of Africa is a group of African martyrs whose name appears on ancient lists. Their names are Januarius ,Macaria and Maxima.

Martyrs of Antioch

Martyrs of Antioch is a group of Christians martyred together for their faith in Antioch, Syria. A few of their names are Diogene ,Macario ,Massimo and Timothy.

Martyrs of Seoul

Martyrs of Seoul is a group laymen who were martyred together in the apostolic vicariate of Korea. Their names are Thomas Choe Pil-gong ,Lucas Hong Nak-min ,Ioannes Choe Chang-hyeon ,Franciscus Xaverius Hong Gyo-man and Augustinus Jeong Yak-jong. They died in April 1801 at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea and are celebrated on
20th September as one of the Martyrs of Korea. They were beatified in 15th August 2014 by Pope Francis.

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Martin of Pegli
  • Isaac
  • Hamazasp
  • Cennfaoladh of Bangor
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is April 8 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is April 8 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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