This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on January 4 every year.
St. Stephen du Bourg was born in 1030AD. He was also known as Stephen Bourg-en-Bresse or Etienne. He was also a canon of St. Rufus at Valence, France and a companion of St. Bruno at the foundation of the Grande Chartreuse. He founded the charterhouse at Meyria in 1116. In 1118 at Meyriat, France he died of natural causes.
St. Dafrosa of Acquapendente was also known as Dafrosa of Rome, Aifrosa, Affrosa or Daphrosa. She was married to St. Flavian and was the mother of St. Bibiana and St. Demetria. During the persecutions of Julian the Apostate, she was martyred. Her story is included in the Acts of Bibiana. She was beheaded in 362AD.
Blessed Roger of Ellant was born in England. He was a Cistercian monk at Lorroyen-Berry, France and the founding abbot of a monastery at Ellent, archdiocese of Rheims, France in 1156. Known for his dedication to the monastic life, and his care for the area sick. He died on 4th January, 1160 at Ellent, France of natural causes and his relics were enshrined in the chapel of the monastery he founded there.
St. Rumon of Audierne was born in the late 5th century in Penmarch, Cornwall, England. He was also known as
Druman, Drumé, Raimundus, Raymond, Ruman or Ruvon. He is said to be the son of St. Thumette. He was a hermit in the region of Audierne, France and died in the 6th century. Rumon is the patron for Audierne, France.
St. Neophytos was among a group of nine young women who were seized and ordered to renounce Christianity. They were even offered bribes to do it and were executed when they refused. Neophytos is the only name that has come down to us. They died as martyrs in the 7th century. Her relics were later translated to Limburg monastery.
Blessed Louis de Halles was a Mercedarian friar. He was imprisoned and tortured by Saracens for preaching Christianity while ransoming Christians enslaved by the Muslims. In 1271, he died of natural causes.
St. Celsus of Trier was born to the nobility. He has an additional Memorial on 23rd February (discovery of relics). He served as a bishop of Trier, Germany for 14 years having converted many in his diocese. In 146AD, he died and his relics were rediscovered in 980.
St. Hermes of Moesia was also known as Ermete. He has an additional Memorial on 28th January (Bologna, Italy). He died as a martyr in 300AD in Moesia (in modern Bulgaria).
Saint Aedh Dubh was born Irish. He was also known as Aedh of Kildare or Aeduus. He was the king of Leinster, Ireland but abdicated in 592 to become a monk at Kildare, Ireland. He was also as bishop of Kildare in 630. In 639, he died of natural causes.
St. Theoctistus was a monk and he founded the Nicholas Abbey in Cucumo, Sicily, and served as its first abbot.
St. Gaius of Moesia was also known as Caius. He has an additional Memorial on 28th January (Bologna, Italy). He died as a martyr in 300AD in Moesia (in modern Bulgaria).
St. Chroman was also known as Ghronan. He lived in the Cunningham district of Ayrshire, Scotland where he was noted for his great personal piety. In 641, he died of natural causes.
Blessed Chiara de Ugarte was a Mercedarian nun in the monastery of Jesus and Mary to Orozco, Spain.
St. Mavilus of Adrumetum was martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Caracalla for refusing to worship idols. He was thrown to wild animals in 212 at Adrumetum, North Africa.
Blessed Palumbus of Subiaco was a benedictine monk and a priest in the abbey of Subiaco, Italy. He lived several years as a hermit near the monastery. In 1070AD, he died of natural causes.
St. Rigomero of Meaux was a sixth-century bishop at Meaux, France. A man noted for his simplicity of life and wound up exiled by Charles Martel more for political reasons than anything spiritual.
St. Neopista of Rome died as a martyr in Rome, Italy. His relics were enshrined in the Church of San Martino al Monti by Pope Sergius II.
St. Aggaeus the Martyr has an additional Memorial on 28th January (Bologna, Italy). He died as a martyr in 300AD.
👉Martyrs of Africa
The Martyrs of Africa were a group of Christians martyred together in the persecutions of the Arian Vandal king Hunneric. St. Bede wrote about them. They died in 484 in north Africa.
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👉Martyrs of Rome
The Martyrs of Rome were three Christians martyred together in the persecutions of Julian the Apostate for refusing to renounce Christianity as ordered. They died in 362 in Rome, Italy.
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