This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on December 16 every year.
Saint Adelaide of Burgundy
Saint Ado of Vienne
Blessed Sebastian Maggi
Blessed Mary Fontanella
Blessed Filip Siphong Onphithakt
Blessed Adolphus, Blessed Arnaldo and Blessed James of Tunis
Blessed Clemente Marchisio
Saint Albina of Caesarea
Blessed Jaume Mases Boncompte
Blessed Dominic Dosso
Blessed Dominic Dosso was a soldier and a knight. He fought in the recovery of the Balearic Islands of Spain from the Saracens. He joined the Mercedarians on 10th August, 1218, and got accepted into the Order by St. Peter Nolasco. He was known for his personal piety, virtue and devotion to the Order.
Haggai the Prophet
Haggai the prophet was also known as Aggaeus, Aggeus, Hággáy or Haggaios. He was a sixth century BC Old Testament prophet during the period after the exile. The message he brought concerned rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem. He died in c.516 BC.
Blessed Elizabeth of Saint Francis
Blessed Elizabeth of St. Francis was born in Coimbra, Portugal to pious Portugese noble family. She was a poor Clare nun at St. Clare Vila do Conde, diocese of Braga, Portutal. She died in 1534 and miracles are reported at her grave. She re-interred in 1582.
St. Bean was born in Scotland and was also known as Beano or Beanus. He has an additional Memorial on 26th October as St. Bean of Murlach. He was a 10th-11th century bishop at Mortlach, Banff, Scotland, and Aberdeen, Scotland, appointed by Pope Benedict VIII. He died in 1012 due to natural causes.
St. Beoc was born in the 5th-6th century in an area now in Wales. He was also known as Bean, Beanus, Dabeoc, Mobeoc, Moboac, Mo-Bioc or Mobioc. He founded a monastery on an island in Lough Derg, Donegal, Ireland, and served as its first abbot.
Blessed Raynald de Bar
Blessed Raynald de Bar was a Cistercian monk at Clairvaux Abbey in France. He was an abbot of Citeaux Abbey in 1133. He compiled the first collection of Cistercian statutes. Due to natural causes, he died in 1151.
Saint Nicholas Chrysoberges
St. Nicholas Chrysoberges was a patriarch of Constantinople from 983. He died in 996 due to natural causes.
Saint Adelard of Cysoing
St. Adelard of Cysoing was the son of Everardo, founder of Cysoing Abbey. He was a monk at Cysoing in the late 9th century.
St. Irenion was also known as Irenian. He was a bishop of Gaza in Palestine. He died in 389 due to natural causes.
Saint Macarius of Collesano
St. Macarius of Collesano was a monk and an abbot.
Martyred Women of North-West Africa
The Martyred Women of North-West Africa were a large group of women martyred in the persecutions of Hunneric, Arian of King of the Vandals. They died in 482 in North-West Africa.
Martyrs of Ravenna
The martyrs of Ravenna were a group of Christians who were martyred together. They died in 305AD at Ravenna in Italy.
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Other Saints Celebrated Today
- Theodoric of Rommersdorf
- Honoratus Kozminski
- Everard of Friuli
- Bernard of Portes
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