Sunday, September 26, 2021

Saint of the Day for August 8

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

馃憠 Saint Dominic de Guzman, Priest

Saint Mary MacKillop

Saint Cyriacus the Martyr

Saint Altman of Passau

Blessed John Felton

Blessed Antonio Silvestre Moya

Saint Myron the Wonder Worker

Saint Famianus of Compostela

Saint Paulus Ge Tingzhu

Blessed Antero Mateo Garc铆a

Saint Marinus of Anzarba

Blessed Wlodzimierz Laskowski

Blessed Maria Anna Rosa Caiani

Saint Smaragdus

Saint Hormisdas of Persia

Blessed William of Castellammare di Stabia

Saint Largus

Blessed John Fingley

Saint Bonifacia Rodriguez Castro

Saint Mummolus of Fleury

Saint Eusebius of Milan

Saint Aemilian of Cyzicus

St Aemilian was also known as Emilian or Emiliano. He was the ninth-century bishop of Cyzicus, Greece.

Emperor Leo the Armenian exiled him in 820 AD for fighting Iconoclasm.

Saint Leobald of Fleury

St Leobald was also known as Leodebod. He was a Benedictine monk who, in 640 AD, founded Fleury Abbey near Orleans, France and served as its first abbot. In modern-day it is called Fleury-Saint-Beno卯t-sur-Loire.

He died of natural causes in 650 AD.

Saint Ultan of Crayke

St Ultan was an Irish born Priest at the monastery of Saint Peter in Crayke, Yorkshire, England. He was known as a master of book illumination. He died in the 7th century AD.

Saint Ellidius

St Ellidius was also known as Illod or Illog. He was Welsh-born. He died in the 7th century AD and is the patron saint of Hirnant, Powys, Wales.

Saint Sigrada

St Sigrada was once married before she became a widow. She was the mother of Saint Leodegarius and Saint Warinus. After she became a widow she became a nun at the convent in Soissons, France.

She died in 678 AD but had lived to see the martyrdom of her sons.

Saint Eleutherius of Constantinople

St Eleutherius was a martyr who was burned to death in Constantinople on an unknown date.

Saint Ternatius of Besan莽on

St Ternatius was also known as Terniscus. He was the Bishop of Besan莽on, France and died in 680 AD.

Saint Leonidas of Constantinople

Saint Leonidas was a martyr who was burned to death in Constantinople on an unknown date.

Saint Rathard of Diessen

St Rathard was a priest who had been born to the nobility. He built a church and monastery in Diessen, Germany. He died in 815 AD.

Saint Gedeon of Besancon

St Gedeon was the Bishop of Besancon, France from 790 AD to 796 AD. He died of natural causes in 796 AD.

Saint Severus of Vienne

St Severus was a priest and a missionary to the area of Vienne, France. He died in 455 AD.

Martyrs of Albano

The Martyrs of Albano were four Christians who were martyred together in Albano, Italy. They were interred in the San Senator cemetery, on the Appian Way, 15 miles from Rome, Italy

Their names are

  1. Carp贸foro
  2. Secondo
  3. Severiano
  4. Vittorino

Martyrs of El Saler

The Martyrs of El Saler are five nuns, all of them teachers and members of the Sisters of the Pious Schools. They were all martyred together on August 8 1936, in El Saler, Valencia, Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

On March 11 2001, they were beatified by Pope John Paul II.

Their names are

  1. Pascuala Gall茅n Mart铆
  2. Nazaria G贸mez Lezaun
  3. Mar铆a Luisa Gir贸n Romera
  4. Maria Baldillou Bullit
  5. Antonia Riba Mestres

Martyrs of Rome

The Martyrs of Rome were five Christians martyred together at the 7-mile marker, on the Via Ostia, Rome, Italy.

Their names are

  1. Ciriaco
  2. Crescenziano
  3. Giuliana
  4. Largo
  5. Memmia
  6. Smaragdus.

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 Cruz Laplana Laguna
  • Blessed Fernando Espa帽ol Berdie
  • Blessed Leoncio L贸pez Ramos
  • Blessed Manuel Aranda Espejo
  • Blessed Mariano Pina Tur贸n
  • Pedro 脕lvarez P茅rez

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  1. Creswell of Citt脿 di Castello
  2. Dionysius Rabinis
Saints Whose Feast Day is August 8 - Catholic Saint of the Day
Saints Whose Feast Day is August 8 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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