Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saint of the Day for December 28

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on December 28 every year.

👉 Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Saint Caterina Volpicelli

Blessed Matthia dei Nazzarei

Saint Anthony of Lérins

Blessed Hryhorii Khomyshyn

Blessed Johannes Riedgasser

Blessed Gregory of Cahors

Blessed Gregory of Cahors also Gregorio da Cahors was born in France .He was a mercedarian and master of Sacred Theology. In 1462, he was assigned to ransom Christians enslaved by Muslims in Africa and brought 184 of them home .He Retired to live as a monk at the convent of Santa Maria in Toulouse, France where he devoted himself to prayer and contemplation.

Blessed Otto of Heidelberg

Blessed Otto of Heidelberg was the brother of Blessed Herman of Heidelberg. He was a benedictine monk and priest at the monastery of Niederaltaich, Bavaria in modern Germany. After his brother’s death, Otto exercised his vocation from Herman’s old cell. He died in 1344.

Saint Caesarius of Armenia

Saint Caesarius of Armenia led a dissolute and sinful life for years. He became the father of the Arian heretic Eudoxius. In the end, however, Caesarius became a serious Christian and stayed with the orthodox faith. He burned to death at the stake in 309 at Arabissus, Armenia under Galerius Maximian. He died as a martyr.

Saint Iolande of Rome

Saint Iolande of Rome was less than 20 years old when she was arrested for aiding Christian prisoners during the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. The judge offered her clemency in return for sexual favours and she declined. Consequently, she was beaten, thrown to wild animals and executed for her faith. She was beheaded in 169 in Rome, Italy and died as a Martyr.

Saint Gowan of Wales

Saint Gowan of Wales also known as Cofen, Govan or Goven was born in the 5th century at Wales. She was a queen who was wife of of King Tewdrig of Glamorgan, an area of modern Wales. The parish of Llangoven, Monmouthshire, and a chapel in Pembrokeshire are named for her.

Saint Theonas of Alexandria

Saint Theonas of Alexandria also known as Teona or Theon was a teacher at Origen’s school of theology in Alexandria, Egypt. He was also a Priest and became bishop of Alexandria in 282. He died on 28th December 300 of natural causes

Saint Troadius of Pontus

Saint Troadius of Pontus was a young man born to the nobility who publicly proclaimed his Christianity. He was crucified in Neo-Caesarea, Pontus in modern Turkey in the persecutions of Decius .He died as a martyr.

Saint Domnio of Rome

Saint Domnio of Rome was a fourth century priest in Rome, Italy. He collected old texts which were used by Saint Jerome. Saint Jerome and Saint Augustine both wrote glowingly of Domnio and his ministry in Rome.

Blessed Nicholas Mello

Blessed Nicholas Mello was an augustinian canon. He evangelized along the eastern shore of the Caspian sea in the 17th century. He was martyred for loyalty to the Vatican at Astrakhan, Russia.

Saint Conindrus

Saint Conindrus was converted by Saint Patrick. He was ordained as a priest and bishop by Patrick. Patrick sent him to evangelize the Isle of Man. He died in 450 of natural causes.

Saint Simon the Myroblite

Saint Simon the Myroblite was a thirteenth-century monk and founder of the Simonos-Petras monastery on Mount Athos during the time of the Crusades.

Saint Romulus

Saint Romulus was converted by Saint Patrick. He was ordained as priest and bishop by Patrick. Patrick sent him to evangelize the Isle of Man In 450,he died of natural causes.

Blessed Claudia Weinhardt

Blessed Claudia Weinhardt was a poor Clare nun in Brixon, Italy .She died in 1643 of natural causes.

Saint Domitian the Deacon

Saint Domitian the Deacon was a deacon and died as a martyr at Ankara, Galatia in modern Turkey.

Saint Eutychius

Saint Eutychius was a priest and died as a martyr at Ankara, Galatia in modern Turkey.

Martyrs of Africa

Martyrs of Africa were three Christians murdered together in Africa for their faith. Their names are Castor, Rogatian and Victor.

20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

20,000 Christians who were murdered during in 303 in Nicomedia, Bithynia (modern Izmit, Turkey) during the persecutions of Diocletian. Many of them were killed en masse when they were ordered, during Christmas Mass, to sacrifice to idols; when they refused, they were locked in the churches and the buildings burned around them. We know some details of a few of them, but most are known only to God.

Their names are;

  • Agape
  • Anthimos
  • Domna
  • Domna
  • Dorotheus
  • Esmaragdus
  • Eugene
  • Euthymius
  • Glykerios
  • Gorgonius
  • Hilary
  • Indes
  • Mardonius
  • Mardonius
  • Maximus
  • Migdonius
  • Migdonus
  • Peter
  • Peter
  • Theophila
  • Theophilus
  • Zeno
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 28 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is December 28 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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