Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saint of the Day for March 22

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on March 22 every year.

Saint Nicholas Owen

Blessed Clemens August von Galen

Blessed Bronislaw Komorowski

Saint Epaphroditus of Terracina

Blessed Marian Górecki

Blessed Hugolinus Zefferini

Saint Benevenuto Scotivoli of Osimo

Saint Basil of Ancyra

Blessed François-Louis Chartier

Saint Lea of Rome

St Lea of Rome was born to the wealthy nobility and died of natural cause in 384 AD as a patronage of widows. She lived and was married in Rome, Italy and later become a widow. She supported the house run by St Marcella, working as a menial servants, and later served as the group’s superior. In addition, she was known for her austere lifestyle and extreme penances. St Jerome wrote a panegyric in her honor.

Saint Darerca

St Darerca died in the 5th century. She was a sister of St Patrick, a wife to Conis and a mother of nineteen children, ten of whom became bishops and they include St Mel of Ardagh, St Sechnall, and St Rioc. She was reported to have been a miracle worker, and to have the gift of prophecy. Her history is obscured by legend. Additionally, she was the patronage of Valentia Island, Ireland.

Saint Octavian of Carthage

St Octavian of Carthage, also known as Octavius or Ottaviano, was martyred in 484 AD at Carthage, North Africa. He was an archdeacon at Carthage, North Africa. Additionally, he was martyred with several thousand of his flock in the persecutions of the Arian Vandal King Hunneric.

Saint Callinica of Galatia

St Callinica of Galatia, also known as Callinicus, was martyred in 250 AD in Galatia, Asia Minor (part of modern Turkey). She was a wealthy woman in Galatia, Asia Minor (part of modern Turkey). She used to visit and comfort Christians imprisoned for their faith and sadly she was martyred for doing so.

Saint Avitus of Périgord

St Avitus of Périgord died of natural causes in 518 AD. He was a soldier in the army of Alaric. He was captured at the Battle of Vouillé and taken to Paris, France. When he was released he became a monk in Poitou, France, and then a hermit in the area of Perigord and Ruffec.

Saint Harlindis of Arland

St Harlindis of Arland died of natural causes in 745 AD. She was a daughter of Count Arland, a sister of St Belindis and a nun. Additionally, she helped found an abbey in Belgium, and served as its first abbess. Corresponded for many years with St Boniface and St Willibrord of Echternach.

Saint Basilissa of Galatia

St Basilissa of Galatia was martyred in 250 in Galatia, Asia Minor (part of modern Turkey). She was a wealthy woman in Galatia, Asia Minor (part of modern Turkey). She also used to visit and comfort Christians imprisoned for their faith but sadly she martyred for doing so.

Saint Paul of Narbonne

St Paul of Narbonne died of natural causes in 250 AD. He was a third century priest, ordained in Rome, Italy and a missionary to Gaul. He was very successful in Narbonne, France but later, he was buried on the Via Domitia outside Narbonne, France.

Saint Trien of Killelga

St Trien of Killelga was also known as Trienan of Killelga. He was a fifth century spiritual student of St Patrick and a missionary abbot of the monastery in Killelga, Ireland.

Saint Saturninus the Martyr

St Saturninus the Martyr was martyred in northwest Africa with nine Christian companions whose names are still unknown.

Saint Deghitche

St Deghitche was also known as Deghitghi, Degithea or Geghia. She was listed on several early Irish calendars and martyrologies, but no information about her has survived.

Saint Failbhe of Iona

St Failbhe of Iona was born in Ireland and died in 680 AD. He was a brother of St Finan of Rath, a monk and an abbot Iona Abbey.

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Antonio Cocq
  • Our Lady of Sorrows of Castelpetroso
  • Antonio Rubino
  • Our Lady of the Seven Veils
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is March 22 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is March 22 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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