This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on January 1 every year.
St. Tyfrydog was born in Welsh and was also known as Tyvrydog. He was the son of Arwystli Glof ab Seithenyn. He served as a sixth-century monk on Bardsey Island, Wales and built a church in the village of Lladyfrydog, Wales. A standing stone nearby is said to be a man who stole the bible from that church and got turned into stone.
St. Theodotus died as a martyr after being beheaded.
St. Severino Gallo was born in France and received a doctorate from the University of Paris. He was a Mercedarian friar. While ransoming Christians enslaved by Muslims in North Africa, he was captured by a Muslim prince, and ordered to convert to Islam but he refused. He died as a martyr after being tortured then nailed to a pole and left to die from shock, trauma and blood loss in 1419 in Algiers, Algeria.
St. Sciath of Ardskeagh was also known as Scéithe, Scethe, Scetthe or Skay. She has an additional Memorial on 6th September (translation of relics). Skay was the daughter of Meacher who descended from High-King Conor. She was a sixth-century nun associated with the church in Feart Scéithe (modern Ardskeagh), Buttevant, Ireland. In the 6th century, she died due to natural causes in Ireland. Her relics were translated to Tallaght, Ireland.
St. Peter of Temissis was born in Pelopon, Greece. In a Muslim controlled area he was ordered to kiss the Koran and he refused. He died as a martyr after being hanged in 1776 in Temissis, Asia Minor (in modern Turkey).
St. Colman Muillin of Derrykeighan was also known as Colman of Doire Caocháin, Colman Moldendarius, Colman Miller or Colmanu. In the late 6th-century, he was a member of a gang of bandits who were brought to the faith by Colman Elo of Lynally. The name “miller” and its variants comes from his use of a mill as a place of worship.
St. Demet of Plozévet was also known as Demet of Plozeved, Demat, Dervel, Devet, Tevet, Zevet or one of the Breton Missionaries to Britain. He was a fourth-century hermit near Plozévet, Brittany (in modern France) and a missionary to the British Isles.
St. Mydwyn was born in the 2nd century in Britanny (part of modern France). He was also known as Meduin, Medwin or Medwy. King Saint Lucius sent him to Pope Saint Eleuterus to petition for missionaries to Britain and later he returned to work as a missionary himself. He died and was buried in Glastonbury, England.
St. Magnus the Martyr was a martyr.
St. Maelrhys was born in the 6th century in Brittany (part of modern France). He lived on the isle of Bardsey. He was venerated in northern Wales where an ancient stone church is dedicated to him.
St. Justin of Chieti was a bishop of Chieti, Italy. He died in 540AD. He is the patron for Chieti, Italy.
St. Fintan of Myshall was born in Ireland andwas also known as Fintan of Midhíseal, Fintanus or Fiontan. He was the son of Eachaidh and Aighleann; brother of St. Colum of Myshall and the great-nephew of St. Colman of Cloyne. Churches are known to have been named after him, and he is listed in regional martyrologies, but details of his life have been lost.
St. Felix of Bourges was a bishop of Bourges, France. He had a special devotion to the Eucharist and attended the Council of Paris in 573. Many miraculous cures are attributed to his intercession. He was praised by St. Gregory of Tours and there was poetry dedicated to him, and he is still venerated at Bourges. In 580AD, he died due to natural causes.
St. Elvan was born in the 2nd century in Britanny(part of modern France). He was also known as Eluan or Elvanus. King Saint Lucius sent him to Pope Saint Eleuterus to petition for missionaries to Britain, then returned to work as a missionary himself. He was a bishop. He died and was buried at Glastonbury, England.
St. Cuan was also known as Claunus, Mochua, Moncan or Moncain. He was a career soldier who gave up the life of war for the religious life. He founded several churches and monasteries in Ireland. In the 6th century, he died having lived to nearly 100.
St. Connat was also known as Comnatan. She was a nun and an abbess of St. Brigid’s convent in Kildare, Ireland. He died in 590AD.
Saint Concordius of Arles was also known as Concorde. He was a fourth-century monk at Lerins Abbey and a bishop of Arles, France. In 343AD, he died due to natural causes.
St. Colman mac Rónán was also known as Colmanus. He was an Irish bishop.
St. Clarus of Vallis Regia was also known as Chiaro. He is suspected to have been a bishop, an abbot or both. His surviving records are not clear. He was venerated at Vallis Regia, Genoa in Italy. In 1043 he died due to natural causes.
St. Brogan was mentioned in the Gorman Martyrology.
St. Basil of Aix was a priest at Arles, France and a bishop of Aix, Provence, France. He was known for his exceptional sanctity, his work in his diocese, and as a miracle worker. In 521, he died.
👉 Martyrs of Africa – 8
The Martyrs of Africa were eight Christians martyred together in Africa at an unknown date.
Their names are;
👉 Martyred Soldiers of Rome – Thirty soldiers
The Martyred Soldiers of Rome were thirty soldiers martyred in Rome as a group during the persecutions of Diocletian. They died in 304AD at Rome, Italy.
Blessed Odilo of Stavelot was a benedictine monk and an abbot of the monastery of Stavelot-Malmédy Abbey in Belgium. He died in 954.
Blessed Jean of Saint-Just-en-Chaussée was born in 1100AD in France. He was a member of the Premonstratensians and a canon of Saint-Just-en-Chaussée monastery. In 1147 he was placed in charge of another Premonstratensian house which he led until his death in 1160.
Blessed Gisela of Rosstreppe was born to the royal family of Eastphali. She was the sister of Blessed Liudbirg of Thale and a nun. In the late 9th century, she died in Harz, Germany due to natural causes.
Blessed Catherine de Solaguti was a Mercedarian nun at the convent of Jesus and Mary in Orozco, Spain.
Blessed Bonannus of Roio was a benedictine monk of the Celestine Congregation at the monastery of St. Laurence, Abruzzi, Italy. He died in 13209AD due to natural causes.
👉 Breton Missionaries to Britain
Breton Missionaries to Britain were 48 hermits and monks who immigrated from Brittany to the British Isles to preach and found monasteries.
Their names are;
- Tyvodige of Armorica
- Tydecho of Merionetshire
- Turoge of Armorica
- Trinio of Armorica
- Trillo of Llandrillo
- Teudrige of Armorica
- Tetecho of Armorica
- Tegai of Armorica
- Tecwin of Armorica
- Tathan of Llandathan
- Tanwg of Bardsey
- Tangwn of Wales
- Sulien of Armorica
- Sadwrn of Wales
- Rhystide of Caerlleon
- Paternus III of Wales
- Meigant of Armorica
- Medrode of Armorica
- Mahelerve of Enli
- Mael of Enli
- Lyvin of Wales
- Lynab of Llandaff
- Lonion of Lanbadern-Vaur
- Leuddade of Enli
- Lechide of Arllechwedd
- Iddoge of Llantrisant
- Henin of Enli
- Guindave of Enli
- Gredifael of Whitland
- Flevin of Whitland
- Elgude of Armorica
- Eithras of Dunoding
- Durdan of Armorica
- Dochdoui of Llandaff
- Demet of Plozévet
- Cuvilan of Armorica
- Cristiolus of Pembrokeshire
- Crallon of Langrallon
- Conan of Armoria
- Coatman of Armorica
- Caurdave of Wales
- Cathan of Tamlacht
- Canna of Langanna
- Baglan of Wales
- Alain of Armorica
- Ailvin of Armorica
Other Saints Celebrated Today
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