This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on August 14 every year.
Blessed Michael Joseph McGivney
Saint Arnulf of Soissons
Blessed Vicente Rubiols Castelló
Saint Antony Primaldo and Companions
Blessed Félix Yuste Cava
Saint Domingo Ibáñez de Erquicia
Saint Eusebius of Rome
Saint Marcellus of Apamea
Blessed Guglielmo of Parma
Blessed Guglielmo of Parma was also known as William. He was born to the Italian nobility.
He became a Mercedarian lay knight, after receiving induction from Saint Peter Nolasco.
He was known as a virtuous innocent young man. He died of natural causes at the Mercedarian convent in Barcelona, Spain.
Saint Fachanan of Ross
St Fachanan of Ross was also known as Fachtna or Facanano. He was a monk and later an abbot, Priest and the first bishop of Ross, Ireland.
He founded a monastery and school in the Rosscarbery area. This school became a celebrated seat of learning and therefore gained an international reputation for study of sacred scripture.
He died in 600 AD and is the patron saint of The Diocese of Kilfenora, Ireland and The Diocese of Ross, Ireland.
Saint Athanasia of Timia
St Athanasia of Timia was born in Aegina and married to her first husband who died fighting the Saracens while her second husband became a monk.
Athanasia transformed their home into a convent, then, in order to house a larger congregation, she built the Timia Abbey.
Her good reputation for holiness spread far and wide, and eventually, she became an advisor to Empress Theodora.
She died of natural causes in 860 AD at Timia Abbey.
Saint Ursicius of Nicomedia
St Ursicius of Nicomedia was born in Illyrium. He was also known as Ursicius of Illyrium, Ursicin, Ursicino or Ursicinus.
He was a Tribune in the imperial Roman army. He was beheaded and martyred in 304 AD at Nicomedia, Turkey during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Blessed Sanctes Brancasino
Blessed Sanctes Brancasino was a born in Monte Fabri, Italy and was a Franciscan lay-brother at Scotameto, Italy.
He died of natural causes in 1490 AD and was beatified by Pope Clement XIV.
Saint Franciso Shoyemon
St Franciso Shoyemon was a Japanese Lay Dominican catechist who was martyred on August 14 1633. He was canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 18 1987.
Saint Callistus of Todi
St Callistus became the Bishop of Todi, Italy in 523 AD. He was a zealous opponent of the heresy of Arianism.
He preached against the excesses and loose morals of the local nobility, but unfortunately, was murdered and died as a martyr in 528 AD by the servants of those nobles.
Saint Eberhard of Einsiedeln
Saint Eberhard of Einsiedeln was also known as Everard. He was born in Swabia, Germany. He was a monk and founder and the first abbot of Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland. He died in 958 AD.
Saint Eusebius of Palestine
Saint Eusebius of Palestine was martyred in the late 3rd century in Palestine during the persecutions of Maximian Herculeus.
Saint Demetrius of Africa
Saint Demetrius was martyred in Africa.
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;
- Blessed Vicente Rubiols Castelló
- Blessed Segundo Pérez Arias
- Blessed Ricardo Atanes Castro
- Blessed José García Librán
- Blessed Jocund Bonet Mercadé
- Blessed Joaquín Frade Eiras
- Blessed Ezequiél Prieto Otero
- Blessed Basilio González Herrero
- Blessed Antonio María Martín Povea
- Blessed Ángel de la Red Pérez
Other Saints Celebrated Today
- Lorenzo da Fermo
- Elisabetta Renzi
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