Sunday, September 26, 2021

Saint of the Day for August 12

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

👉 Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Blessed Pope Innocent XI

Blessed Vittoria Diaz y Bustos de Molina

Blessed Buenaventura García-Paredes Pallasá

Blessed Karl Leisner

Blessed JĂłzef Stepniak

Blessed Manuel Basulto Jiménez

Blessed Enrique María Gómez Jiménez

Blessed FĂ©lix PĂ©rez Portela

Saint Euplus of Catania

Saint AntĂ´n Nguyen DĂ­ch

Blessed Pierre Jarrige de la Morelie de Puyredon

Blessed Pedro del Barco

Saint GiacĂ´bĂŞ Do Mai Nam

Blessed JĂłzef Straszewski

Saint Porcarius of LĂ©rins

Saint Cecilia of Remiremont

Blessed Charles Meehan

Saint Micae Nguyen Huy My

Saint Anicetus of Marmora

St Anicetus of Marmora was tortured, burned at the stake and martyred in 304 AD during the persecutions of Diocletian at Nicomedia on the shores of the Sea of Marmora.

His relics are preserved in a church on the island of Daphnos in the Agean Sea.

Saint Simplicio of Vercelli

St Simplicio of Vercelli was also known as Simplicius. He was the eighth Bishop of Vercelli, Italy.

He served during a period of barbarian invasion and died in 470 AD.

Saint Photinus of Marmora

St Photinus of Marmora was also known as Fotinus or Fozio. He was tortured, burned at the stake and martyred in 304 AD during the persecutions of Diocletian at Nicomedia on the shores of the Sea of Marmora.

His relics are preserved in a church on the island of Daphnos in the Agean Sea.

Saint Murtagh of Killala

St Murtagh of Killala was also known as Muredach or Muiredach. He was a disciple of Saint Patrick and may have been a relative.

He was consecrated by Patrick in 443 AD and became the first bishop of Killala, Ireland,

In his later years, he became a hermit on the island of Innesmurray.

He is the patron saint of the diocese of Killala, Ireland.

Saint Hilaria of Augsburg

St Hilaria of Augsburg was the mother of Saint Afra of Augsburg. As she was visiting Saint Afra’s tomb with some friends, she was captured by the authorities and was burned alive in 304 AD. She died a martyr.

Saint Gracilian

St Gracilian was also known as Gratiliano. He was born in Faleria, Italy.

He was imprisoned for his faith. While still in prison he restored the sight of Saint Felicissima, a blind girl, and converted her to the faith.

In 304 AD, he was beheaded and died as a martyr.

He is the patron saint of Bassano Romano, Italy.

Saint Lelia

St Lelia was an Irish daughter of Prince Cairthenn. She lived in the Irish cities of Limerick and Kerry.

She became a nun and a Superior of a convent in Munster, Ireland.

Several Irish place names keep her memory alive, and her house was renamed Saint Lelias’s in honour of her holiness. She died in 5th century in Ireland.

Saint Jambert of Canterbury

St Jambert of Canterbury was also known as Jaenbert or Janbert. He was an Abbot of Saint Augustine’s monastery, Canterbury, England and later, in 765 AD, the Archbishop of Canterbury, England. He died of natural causes in 792 AD.

Saint Herculanus of Brescia

St Herculanus was also known as Ercolano. He was the Bishop of Brescia, Italy and died in 550 AD.

Saint Discolio of Vercelli

Saint Discolio was the fourth bishop of Vercelli, Italy. 

Saint Felicissima the Blind

Saint Felicissima was the blind girl whose sight was restored by Saint Gracilian when he was imprisoned for his faith.

Saint Gracilian converted her to Christianity but in 304 AD, she was beheaded and died as a martyr.

Saint Macarius of Syria

St Macarius of Syria was a monk. He was martyred in Syria for trying to spread the faith to pagans.

Saint Julian of Syria

St Julian of Syria was a monk. He was martyred in Syria for trying to spread the faith to pagans.

Saint Ust

Saint Ust was also known as Just or Justus. He was a hermit in whom the town of Saint Just near Penzance, Cornwall, England is named after him.

Saint Merewenna

St Merewenna is venerated in Marhamchurch near Bude, Cornwall, England.

Martyrs of Augsburg

The Martyrs of Augsburg are the mother, Hilaria, and three friends of Saint Afra of Augsburg.

As they were visiting Saint Afra’s tomb, they were captured by the authorities and burned alive in 304 AD. They died martyrs.

The martyrs are

  1. Digna
  2. Eunomia
  3. Euprepia
  4. Hilaria

Martyrs of Barbastro

The Martyrs of Barbastro are six Claretian brothers and priests who were martyred together on August 12 1936, in Barbastro, Huesca, Spain during the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.

On October 25 1992, they were beatified by Pope John Paul II.

Their names are

• Wenceslau Clarís Vilaregut
• Sebastián Calvo Martínez
• Pere Cunill Padrós
• Nicasio Sierra Ucar
• José Pavón Bueno
• Gregorio Chirivas Lacamba

Martyrs of La Torre de Fontaubella

The Martyrs of La Torre de Fontaubella were four parish priests who were murdered together on August 12 1936, in La Torre de Fontaubella, Tarragona, Spain during the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.

On October 13 2013, they were beatified by Pope Francis in in Tarragona, Spain

The names are

  • Antoni NoguĂ©s MartĂ­
  • Joan Rofes Sancho
  • Josep Maria Sancho Toda
  • Ramon MartĂ­ AmenĂłs

Martyrs of Puerta de Hierro

The Martyrs of Puerta de Hierro are five nuns in the Archdiocese of Madrid, Spain who on August 12 1936, in Puerta de Hierro, Aravaca, Madrid, Spain were all martyred together during the Spanish Civil War. They were all members of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.

On October 27 2013, they were beatified by Pope Benedict XVI.

Their names are

  • Melchora AdoraciĂłn CortĂ©s Bueno
  • MarĂ­a Severina DĂ­az-Pardo Gauna
  • MarĂ­a Dolores Barroso Villaseñor
  • MarĂ­a AsunciĂłn Mayoral Peña
  • EstefanĂ­a Saldaña Mayoral

Martyrs of Rome

The Martyrs of Rome were a group of Christians who were martyred together in 304 AD in Rome, Italy during the persecutions of Diocletian.

They were buried on the Ostian Way outside Rome.

Their names are

  • Crescentian
  • Juliana
  • Largio
  • Nimmia
  • Quiriacus

Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

These are the names of some of the thousands of people were murdered from 1934 to 1939, during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the Spanish Civil War. 

Their names are;

  • Ramona Cao Fernández
  • Perfecto Del RĂ­o Páramo
  • Pedro JosĂ© Cano CebrĂ­an
  • Pau Figuerola Rovira
  • Manuel BorrĂ s FerrĂ©
  • Manuel Basulto JimĂ©nez
  • Juana PĂ©rez Abascal
  • Josep Nadal Guiu
  • JosĂ© Jordán Blecua
  • Gabriel Albiol Plou
  • FĂ©lix PĂ©rez Portela
  • Domingo Sánchez Lázaro
  • Carles Barrufet Tost
  • Carles Barrufet Tost
  • Buenaventura GarcĂ­a-Paredes Pallasá
  • Atilano Dionisio ArgĂĽeso González
  • Antoni Perulles Estivill
Saints Whose Feast Day is August 12 - Catholic Saint of the Day
Saints Whose Feast Day is August 12 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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