Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Saint of the Day for December 24

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on December 24 every year.

All the Holy Ancestors of Christ

Eve the Matriarch

Saint Paola Elisabetta Cerioli

Saint Irmina of Oehren

Saint Adela of Pfalzel

Saint Trasilla

Saint Bruno of Ottobeuren

Adam the Patriarch

Saint Caran of Scotland

Saint Hanno of Worms

Saint Euthymius of Nicomedia

Saint Mochua of Timahoe

St. Mochua of Timahoe was born in Achonry district of Connaught, Ireland. He was the son of Lonan. As a young man, he was a soldier and a monk. He founded a monastery in Derenish, County Laois, Ireland, and the monastery of Timahoe (Teach Mochua / House of Mochua) in County Cavan, Ireland. Some monasteries in Scotland claim Mochua as their founder. He died in 658AD in the monastery at Derenish, County Laois, Ireland due to natural causes.

Saint Delphinus of Bordeaux

St. Delphinus of Bordeaux was also known as Delfinus or Delphin. He was a friend of St. Ambrose of Milan and St. Venerius of Milan. He was instrumental in converting St. Paulinus of Nola. He was a bishop of Bordeaux, France, and Ordained St. Amandus. He assisted at the Council of Saragossa in 380, and fought the Priscillianist heresy. He died on 24th December in 403 due to natural causes.

Blessed Ignacio Caselles García

Blessed Ignacio Caselles Garcia was born on 18th November in 1874 in Gata de Gorgos in Alicante, Spain. He was also known as Juan Crisóstomo of Gata de Gorgos. He was a Franciscan Capuchin priest. He was among the martyrs who were murdered in the Spanish Civil War in Orihuela, Alicante, Spain on 24th December in 1936. Pope Francis beatified him on 13th October, 2013.

Blessed Brocard of Strasbourg

Blessed Brocard of Stras bourg studied in Paris, France. He was a friend of Blessed Reginald of Orleans. He joined the Dominicans in Paris on 1st February, 1220. He was assigned to preach and teach in the Holy Lands where he founded houses in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Damascus and other cities. He was the prior of the Dominican Province of the Holy Lands.

Blessed Pablo Meléndez Gonzalo

Blessed Pablo Meléndez Gonzalo was born on 6th November, 1876 in Valencia, Spain. He married a layman in the archdiocese of Valencia, Spain. He was among the martyrs who died on 24th December, 1936 in the Spanish Civil War at Castellar highway, Valencia, Spain. Pope John Paul II beatified him on 11th March, 2001.

Blessed Venerandus of Clermont

Blessed Venerandus of Clermont was born in Clermont, Auvergne, Gaul (modern France). He was a member of the senatorial family. He was a bishop of Clermont, France from 385 until his death 38 years later. He supported evangelists throughout the region. He died in 423 due to natural causes.

Blessed Alberic of Gladbach

Blessed Alberic of Gladbach was also known as Adalbert, Adelbert or Albert. He was a tenth-century soldier and a knight. He was falsely accused of a crime and was blinded as punishment. He was a pilgrim and a benedictine monk at Gladbach, Germany.

Blessed Peter de Solanes

Blessed Peter de Solanes was a soldier and a knight. He was Mercedarian, receiving the habit from St. Peter Nolasco.

Saint Gregory of Spoleto

St. Gregory of Spoleto was a priest. He was martyred in the persecutions of Maximinian Herculeus. He died in 304AD and is a representation of an angel calling him to heaven.

Blessed Francesco dei Maleficii

Blessed Francesco dei Maleficii was also known as Apostle of Corsica. He was a Franciscan missionary to Corsica. He died in 1290 due to natural causes.

Blessed Mercedarian Brothers

Blessed Mercedarian Brothers were four Mercedarian friars who worked to free Christians enslaved by Muslims. They also preached about Christ along the way to any who would hear.

Their names are;

  • Blessed Dionysius Roneo
  • Blessed Philip Claro
  • Blessed Giulio Pons
  • Blessed Peter of Valladolid

Blessed Mercedarian Sisters

Blessed Mercedarian Sisters were six cloistered Mercedarian nuns at the convent of Vera Cruz in Berriz, Spain. They were noted for their devotion to the rules of the Order and for their deep prayer lives.

Their names are;

  • Blessed Anna Maria Prieto
  • Blessed Anna de Arrano
  • Blessed Orsola de Larisgoizia
  • Blessed Maguna Mary
  • Blessed Margaret
  • Blessed Mary of the Assumption Sarria

Martyred Maidens of Antioch

The Martyrs Maidens of Antioch were a group of forty virgins who were martyred in the persecutions of Decius. None of their names are known. They were martyred in 250 in Antioch, Syria.

Martyrs of Tripoli

The martyrs of Tripoli were a group of Christians who were martyred together at an unknown date. They died in Tripoli, Libya.

Their names are;

  • Drusus
  • Lucian
  • Metrobius
  • Paul
  • Theotimus
  • Zenobius

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Bartolomeo Maria dal Monte
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 24 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 24 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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