Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saint of the Day for December 25

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on December 25 every year.

👉 Christmas (Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord)

Blessed Jacopone da Todi

Blessed Maria Therese von Wüllenweber

Saint Peter Nolasco

Blessed Peter the Venerable

Saint Anastasia of Sirmium

Blessed Bentivoglio de Bonis

Blessed Fulk of Toulouse

Saint Alburga of Wilton

St. Alburga of Wilton was born in Wessex, England. She was a princess, the half-sister of King Egbert of Wessex. She was the wife of Earl Wulstan of Wiltshire who founded Wilton Abbey near Salisbury, England in 773. She got widowed in 800. She converted Wilton Abbey into a convent for women and retired there with a dozen fellow Benedictine nuns, and is also considered a founder of the house. She died in 810 at Wilton Abbey, England due to natural causes.

Saint Eugenia of Rome

St. Eugenia of Rome was a young noblewoman. She was converted by and martyred with her servants, St. Hyacinth and St. Protus during the persecution of Valerian. Her Acta read like a melodramatic adventure novel, but are worthless as biography. She died in 258AD probably by beheading and was buried in Apronianus cemetery on the Via Latina.

Saint Adalsindis of Hamay

St. Adalsindis of Hamay was also known as Adalasenda, Adalsendis or Adalsind. She was the daughter of St. Adalbald of Ostrevant and St. Rictrudis of Marchiennes. She was the sister of St. Eusebia of Hamay, St. Clotsind, and St. Mauront. She was a benedictine nun at Hamay-les-Marchiennes near Arras, France, and spiritual student of her sister. She died in 715AD due to natural causes.

Blessed Michaël Nakashima Saburoemon

Blessed Michaël Nakashima Saburoemon was born in 1583AD in Machiai, Kumamoto, Japan. He was a Jesuit. He was martyred for hiding and assisting priests and missionaries. He was scalded to death in the hot springs at Mount Ungen, Shimabara, Japan on 25th December, 1628. Pope Pius IX beatified him on 7th May, 1867.

Blessed Matthew of Albano

Blessed Matthew of Albano was a canon of Rheims, France. He was a benedictine Cluniac monk at Saint-Martin-des-Champs in 1108. He was prior to his house in 1117. He created the cardinal-bishop of Albano in 1125 and was a Papal legate in France and Germany in 1128. He staunchly supported the Cluniac ideal. He was a close friend of Blessed Peter the Venerable. He died in 1134 due to natural causes.

Blessed Diego de Aro

Blessed Diego de Aro was a Mercedarian friar at the convent of Santa Maria Guardia in Prats, Spain (modern Andorra). He helped ransom a total of 132 Christians enslaved by Moors in Granada, Spain.

Blessed Artale

Blessed Artale was a soldier and a knight. He was a lay member of the Mercedarians. He ransomed at least 150 Christian prisoners from slavery in Africa. He was known for his personal piety. He died in Oran, Algeria due to natural causes.

Saint Basilea of the Via Latina

St. Basilea of the Via Latina was also known as Basilée or Basiléo. She was martyred in the persecutions of Valerian and Gallienus. She died in 258AD on the Vita Latina, Rome, Italy.

Saint Jovin of the Via Latina

St. Jovin of the Via Latina was also known as Giovino or Iovino. He was martyred in the persecutions of Valerian and Gallienus. He died in 258AD on the Vita Latina, Rome, Italy

Saint Romulus of Berry

St. Romulus of Berry was a priest who founded a monastery in Berry, France. He died in 700AD due to natural causes.

Blessed Nera

Blessed Nera was born in 1230. She was a Dominican tertiary who cared for the sick in Siena, Italy. She died in 1287 due to natural causes.

Martyrs of Nicomedia

The maryrs of Nicomedia were 20,000 Christians martyred by order of Diocletian. They were reported to have all been in the single basilica to celebrate Christmas. While there was an unquestionably endless series of martyrs under Diocletian, it’s likely the ancient sources exaggerated the numbers of this incident. The Christmas holy day was not celebrated in the East in 303 thus they were probably gathered for another feast. They were burned alive in 303 in the basilica of Nicomedia.

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Susanna of Armenia
  • Matthew Paul
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 25 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 25 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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