Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Saint of the Day for December 14

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on December 14 every year.

👉 Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Blessed János Brenner

Blessed Mary Frances Schervier

Saint Venantius Fortunatus

Saint Yusuf Jurj Kassab al-Hardini

Saint Nicasius of Rheims

Blessed John Discalceat

Saint Viator of Bergamo

St Viator of Bergamo was also known as Viater of Bergamo or Viateur of Bergamo. He was a disciple of the Apostle and also a bishop of Bergamo, Italy. He was a catechists patronage and died in 78 AD.

Saint Agnellus of Naples

St Agnellus of Naples died of natural cause in 596 AD. He was a hermit near Naples, Italy and an abbot of San Gaudioso monastery at Abtini, Italy. Additionally he was once reported to be a miraculous protector of Naples during the Saracen invasions, turning aside invaders by showing the cross. He was a patronage against invaders in Naples, Italy.

Blessed Buenaventura Bonaccorsi

Blessed Buenaventura Bonaccorsi was also known as Buenaventura of Pistoia or Bonaventura. Through hearing the preaching of St Philip in Pistoia he experienced a conversion. Additionally he joined the Servites and worked as a peace-maker between the warring factions and city-states of Italy. He later died 1315 AD at Orvieto, Tuscany, Italy.

Blessed Protasi Cubells Minguell

Blessed Protasi Cubells Minguell was born in 27 December 1880 in Coll de Nargó, Lleida, Spain and died in 14 December 1936 in Barcelona, Spain. He was a member of the Hospitallers of Saint John of God and was martyred in the Spanish Civil War. He was beatified on 25 October 1992 by Pope John Paul II.

Blessed William de Rovira

Blessed William de Rovira was a Mercedarian monk at the monastery of St Thomas the Apostle in Tortosa, Spain. He was noted for his zealous faith and observance of the Rule of his Order, and his deep prayer life.

Saint John Bread-and-Water

St John Bread-and-Water, also known as John Pan y Agua, died of natural cause in 1150 AD. He was a Benedictine Cistercian lay-brother at Sangra menia abbey, Spain. He received his nickname due to his life-long bread-and-water fast.

Saint Eutropia of Rheims

St Eutropia of Rheims was a sister of Saint Nicasius and was beheaded 451 AD at Rheims, France. She was martyred in the barbarian invasion of Rheims, France. She attacked her brother’s murderer, and was immediately killed.

Saint Matronianus of Milan

St Matronianus of Milan, also known as Matronian, was a hermit born in Milan, Italy. His relics were enshrined by Saint Ambrose of Milan in the church of San Nazario.

Saint Folcuino of Therouanne

St Folcuino of Therouanne, also known as Folquin, died in 955 AD in Morini, France. He was a bishop in the area of Thérouanne, northern France for 39 years.

Saint Abundius of Spain

St Abundius of Spain died as a martyr in 283 AD in Spain. He was first burned at the stake, but when the flames would not touch him he was beheaded.

Saint Justus of Spain

St Justus of Spain died as a martyr in 283 AD in Spain. He was first burned at the stake, but when the flames would not touch him he was beheaded.

Saint Florentius of Rheims

St Florentius of Rheims was a deacon beheaded in 451 AD at Rheims, France . He was martyred in the barbarian invasion of Rheims, France.

Saint Jucundus of Rheims

St Jucundus of Rheims was a lector beheaded in 451 AD at Rheims, France. He was martyred in the barbarian invasion of Rheims, France.

Saint Pompeius of Pavia

St Pompeius of Pavia was a bishop of Pavia, Italy. Some records indicate his martyrdom, others not. He died in 290 AD.

Martyrs of Alexandria

Martyrs of Alexandria was a group of Egyptian Christians martyred together in the persecutions of Decius. They were burned to death in 250 at Alexandria, Egypt,

Some of their names are;

  • Arsenius
  • Dioscurus
  • Heron
  • Isidore

Martyrs of Apollonia

Martyrs of Apollonia were martyred in the persecutions of Decius. They died in Apollonia, Bithynia (in modern Turkey).

Their names are;

  • Callinicus
  • Leucio
  • Tirso

Martyrs of Ashkelon

Martyrs of Ashkelon were several pilgrims from Egypt to Cilicia (in modern Turkey) who planned to minister to fellow Christians suffering in the persecutions of emperor Maximinus. They were arrested, torture, mutilated and then imprisoned in Ashkelon. Some were ordered to forced labour in the mines, but we have the names of three who were martyred by order of governor Firmilian – Ares, Elijah and Promo. They were burned at the stake or beheaded at the gates of Ashkelon 308 AD.

Martyrs of Hayle

Martyrs of Hayle were several Christians, including a brother and sister, who were martyred together by pagans. The only other information to survive are the names of the two siblings are Fingar and Phiala. They died in 5th century at Hayle, Cornwall, England.

Martyrs of Syria

Martyrs of Syria were the three Christians who were martyred together. Known to St John Chrysostom who preached on their feast day. They died in Syria, possibly in Antioch but the date is still unknown.

Their names are;

  • Drusus
  • Theodore
  • Zosimus

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Joan Lambertini
  • Berthold of Regensburg

List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 14 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 14 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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