Sunday, September 26, 2021

Saint of the Day for August 31

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on August 31 every year.

Saint Cyprian of Carthage

Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Blessed Pere Tarrés i Claret

Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne

Saint Joseph of Arimathea

Blessed Germán Martín y Martín

Blessed Isidoro Primo Rodríguez

Blessed Andrew Dotti

Saint Nicodemus

Saint Paulinus of Trier

Saint Aristides the Philosopher

Blessed Patrick O’Healy

Saint Cuthburgh of Wimborne

Blessed Conn O’Rourke

Saint Caesidius

Saint Cwenburgh of Wimborne

St Cwenburgh of Wimborne was the sister of Saint Cuthburgh of Wimborne and sister of King Ina of Wessex in England.

She was a Benedictine nun who, together with St Cuthburgh, founded a monastery in Wimborne, Dorset, England, and served as the abbess there. Many of her Wimborne sisters worked as missionaries to Germany.

Saint Theodotus of Caesarea

St Theodotus was married to Saint Rufina of Caesarea. He was the father of Saint Mamas. In 270 AD, he died as a martyr in at Caesarea, Cappadocia, Asia Minor during the persecutions of Aurelian.

Saint Rufina of Caesarea

Saint Rufina was married to Saint Theodotus of Caesarea. She was the mother of Saint Mamas. In 270 AD, he died as a martyr in at Caesarea, Cappadocia, Asia Minor during the persecutions of Aurelian.

Saint Ammi of Caesarea

Saint Ammi of Caesarea was a foster-mother of Saint Mamas. In 270 AD, he died as a martyr in at Caesarea, Cappadocia, Asia Minor during the persecutions of Aurelian.

Saint Optatus of Auxerre

In 529 AD, St Optatus of Auxerre was the Bishop of Auxerre, France. He died of natural causes in 530 AD.

Saint Barbolenus of Bobbio

St Barbolenus was the Abbot in Bobbio, Italy. He died in 640 AD.

Saint Robustian of Milan

St Robustian died in Milan, Italy as an early martyr.

Saint Mark of Milan

Saint Mark died in Milan, Italy as an early martyr.

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 Ventureta Sauleda Paulís
  • Blessed Tomás Alonso Sanjuán
  • Blessed Miguel Menéndez García
  • Blessed Marciano Herrero Martínez
  • Blessed Justo Zariquiegui Mendoza
  • Blessed José María Palacio Montes
  • Blessed Isidro Ordóñez Díez
  • Blessed Félix Paco Escartín
  • Blessed Enrique Vidaurreta Palma
  • Blessed Dionisio Ullivarri Barajuán
  • Blessed Bernardo Cembranos Nistal

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Waldef of Croyland
  • Wala of Corbie
  • Maurentius of Fossombrone
  • Martyrs of Prague
  • Martyrs of Pozo de la Lagarta
  • Martin Gotsfrucht
  • Evergislus of Meaux
  • Enswida of Folkestone
  • Coemed Maccu Baird
  • Agylus of Orléans
Saints Whose Feast Day is August 31 - Catholic Saint of the Day
Saints Whose Feast Day is August 31 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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