This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on December 23 every year.
Saint Marguerite d’Youville
Saint Antonio of Saint Anne
Saint Dagobert II
Blessed Ivo of Chartres
Saint Servulus of Rome
Saint Thorlac Thorhallsson
Saint Nicolás Factor-Estaña
Blessed Hartmann of Brixen
Saint John Stone
Saint Joseph Cho Yun-ho
Blessed James Aymerich
Blessed James Aymerich was born in Barcelona, Spain. He was a Mercedarian friar and was elected Master General of the Mercedarians on 8th April, 1419. He improved convents in several cities, straightened out some financial and debt problems, and redeemed many slaves. He was an advisor to King Alfonso V, especially on spiritual matters. He died on 23rd December, 1428 due to natural causes.
Saint Migdonius of Rome
St. Migdonius of Rome has an additional Memorial on 28th December, as one of the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia. He was a Christian imperial official in Rome, Italy. He refused to renounce his faith during the persecutions of Diocletian. He died as a martyr after drowning in Nicomedia, Bithynia (modern Izmit, Turkey) in 303.
Saint Mardonius of Rome
St. Mardonius of Rome has an additional memorial on the 28th of December as one of the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia. He was a Christian imperial official in Rome, Italy. He refused to renounce his faith during the persecutions of Diocletian. He died as a martyr after drowning in Nicomedia, Bithynia (modern Izmit, Turkey) in 303.
Saint Frithbert of Hexham
St. Frithbert of Hexham was also known as Fridebert or Frithubeorht. He was a bishop of Hexham in England for 34 years. While Bishop Cynewulf was in prison, he administered the diocese of Lindisfarne. He died in 766 due to natural causes and his relics were re-discovered at Hexham in England in 1154.
Saint John Cirita
St. John Cirita was born in Spain. He was a benedictine monk and a hermit in Galacia, Spain. He was also a monk at Toronca, Portugal, which he helped turn into a Cistercian monastery. He authored the Rule of the Knights of Avis. He died in 1164AD due to natural causes.
Blessed Herman of Scheda
Blessed Herman of Scheda was born in Cologne in Germany. He converted from Jewish to Christianity. He was a Premonstratensian monk and an abbot of Scheda at the archdiocese of Cologne, Germany. He died in 1200AD due to natural causes.
Saint Mazota of Abernethy
St. Mazota of Abernethy was the leader of a group of 19 women who in the 8th century migrated from Ireland to Scotland to found a convent at Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland on the Tay.
Saint Vintila of Orensee
St. Vintila of Orensee was a benedictine monk and a hermit at Pugino, near Orense, in Spanish Galicia. He died in 890 at Pugino, Spanish Galacia.
Saint Besa of Egypt
St. Besa of Egypt was also known as Wissa. He was a fifth-century abbot in Egypt.
St. Bincema was a nun. She died as a martyr in the 3rd century in Sardinia in Italy.
Ten Martyrs of Crete
The ten martyrs of Crete were a group of ten Christians who died in 250 in the persecutions of Decius.
Their names are;
Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War
The martyrs of the Spanish Civil War were thousands of people who were murdered from 1934 to 1939, during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.
Their names are;
- Blessed Pedro Luís y Luís
- Blessed Miguel Rodríguez González
- Blessed Manuel Gutiérrez Ceballos
- Blessed José María García Tabar
- Blessed Epifanio Gómez Alvaro
- Blessed Enrique Izquierdo Palacios
- Blessed Enrique Cañal Gómez
- Blessed Eliseo Miguel Lagro
- Blessed Eleuterio Marne Mansilla
- Blessed Bernardino Irurzun Otermín
Other Saints Celebrated Today
- Paolo Melendez Gonzalo
- Abashade of Ethiopia
- John of Novgorod
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