Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Saint of the Day for December 18

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on December 18 every year.

Saint Gatianus of Tours

Saint Winebald of Heidenheim

Saint Flannán of Killaloe

Blessed Giulia Valle

Saint Bodagisil of Aquitaine

Saint Samthann of Clonbroney

Saint Phêrô Truong Van Ðuong

Saint Phêrô Vu Van Truat

Saint Phaolô Nguyen Van My

Feast of the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Malachi the Prophet

Malachi the Prophet was also known as Malachias. He has an additional Memorial on 3rd January (Greek calendar). He was a fifth century BC son of Sapha, tribe of Zabulon. He was a Post-Exilic and among the last of the Twelve Minor Prophets. He was an inspired writer who authored one of the Canonical Books of the Old Testament. No details of his life are known.

Saint Auxentius of Mopsuetia

St. Auxentius of Mopsuetia was an officer in the personal guard of the Emperor Augustus Licinus. He was dismissed from his post for refusing to sacrifice to the pagan god Bacchus. He was a priest and bishop of Mopsuestia, Cilicia. He gave refuge to anyone exiled by emperor Constantine the Great. He died in 321AD due to natural causes. He is the representation of a Roman Soldier refusing to sacrifice to Bacchus.

Blessed Miguel San Román Fernández

Blessed Miguel San Román Fernández was born on 12th August, 1879 in Tábara, Zamora, Spain. He was an Augustinian priest and was martyred in the Spanish Civil War. He died on 18th December, 1936 in Sariego, Santander, Spain. Pope Benedict XVI beatified him on 28th October, 2007.

Blessed Eugenio Cernuda Febrero

Blessed Eugenio Cernuda Febrero was born on 15th November, 1900 in Zaratán, Valladolid, Spain. He was an Augustinian priest and was martyred in the Spanish Civil War. He died on 18 December 1936 in Sariego, Santander, Spain. Pope Benedict XVI beatified him on 28th October, 2007.

Blessed Philip of Ratzeburg

Blessed Philip of Ratzeburgn was born in the 12th century in Germany. He was also known as Philipp. He was a member of the Premonstratensians and a Canon of the monastery in Ratzeburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He was a bishop of Ratzeburg. He died on 18th December, 1215 due to natural causes.

Saint Mawnan of Cornwall

St. Mawnan of Cornwall was also known as Maunanus. He has an additional memory on 26th December in Ireland.He was listed on various calendars in the British Isles. A town in Cornwall is named after him. No reliable information about him is known.

Saint Desiderius of Fontenelle

St. Desiderius of Fontenelle was the son of St. Waningus of Fécamp. He was a benedictine monk at Fontenelle, Normandy, France. He died in 700AD due to natural causes and his relics were kept at Ghent in Belgium.

Saint Theotimus of Laodicea

St. Theotimus of Laodicea was a martyr who died in Laodicea(modern Syria).

Saint Basilian of Laodicea

St. Basilian of Laodicea was a martyr who died in Laodicea(modern Syria).

Martyrs of Northwest Africa

The martyrs of Northwest Africa were a group of 42 Christian martyrs who died in northwestern Africa. 

Their names are;

  • Adjutor
  • Aresto
  • Artifas
  • Bessa
  • Ceciliana
  • Celiano
  • Chrestus
  • Datulo
  • Degno
  • Evasio
  • Felice
  • Feliciano
  • Lucania
  • Lucítas
  • Martirio
  • Míggine
  • Moses
  • Museo
  • Namfamone
  • Onorato
  • Orato
  • Paul
  • Pompinus
  • Privato
  • Quartus
  • Quintus
  • Reductula
  • Rogaziano
  • Rustico
  • Salvator
  • Sanámis
  • Saturninus
  • Settimino
  • Siddino
  • Simplicius
  • Sito
  • Teturo
  • Tinno
  • Victor
  • Victorinus
  • Victurus
  • Vincent

Mercedarians Redeemers

Mercedarians Redeemers were also known as Blessed Redentori. They were a group of Mercedarian friars who worked together under the leadership of St. Peter de Amer, to ransom (e.g., redeem) prisoners and minister to them.

Their names are;

  • Blessed William de Quadres
  • Blessed Peter of Barcelona
  • Blessed Peter de Quesada
  • Blessed Louis Gasco
  • Blessed Giacomo de Lara
  • Blessed Bernardo de Pratis

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Daniel of Voronets
  • Flavito
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 18 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 18 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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