Friday, December 9, 2022

Saint of the Day for March 6

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on March 6 every year.

Saint Colette

Saint Chrodegang of Metz

Saint Fridolin

Blessed Sylvester of Assisi

Saint Rose of Viterbo

Saint Julian of Toledo

Blessed Ollegarius of Tarragona

Saint Marcian of Tortona

Saint Cyriacus of Trier

Saint Cyril of Constantinople

Saint Balther of Lindisfarne

Saint Baldred of Strathclyde

Saint Kyneburga of Castor

Blessed Mechthild of Hochsal

Blessed Guillermo Giraldi

Blessed Guillermo Giraldi died of natural causes in Barcelona, Spain. He was a Mercedarian friar and a prior of the Mercedarian convent in Barcelona, Spain. Furthermore, he made two trips to north Africa to ransom Christians enslaved by Muslims, and brought 453 of them home.

Saint Kyneswide of Castor

St Kyneswide of Castor was also known as Cyneswith, Cyneswide or Kuneswide. She was a daughter of Pendra of Mercia, a fierce opponent of Christianity, a sister of St Kyneburga and a relative of St Tibba. Additionally, she was a Benedictine nun and also an abbess at Dormancaster (now Castor) abbey in Northamptonshire, England.

Saint Cadroe

St Cadroe, also known as Cadroel or Cathróe, was a Scottish born prince and died of natural causes in 976 AD. He studied in Arnagh, Ireland, in London, and in Fleury, France. Later, he become a Benedictine monk, an abbot of Waulsort monastery in Belgium and also abbot of St Clement’s monastery, Metz, France.

Saint Patrick of Málaga

St Patrick of Málaga was born at Malaga, Spain and later died of natural cause in 307 AD at in Auvergne, France. He was a bishop of Malaga, Spain. At one point he was forced to flee to Auvergne, France to escape persecution Sadly, little is known about him.

Saint Evagrius of Constantinople

St Evagrius of Constantinople was a bishop of Constantinople in 370 after the see had been vacant for 20 years due to Arian persecution. Furthermore, after a few months he was driven into exile by the Arian emperor Valens, and was never able to return.

Saint Aetius

St Aetius died as a martyr in 845 AD. He was a General nonetheless him and other 41 fellow Christian soldiers were captured by Caliph Montassem at Amorium, Syria in 836. They spent nine years in prison with alternating periods of torture and inducements to convert to Islam; in each case they refused.

Saint Sananus

St Sananus was born in Ireland and died of natural causes in Plouzané, France as a Patronage. He was one of the many 5th-century holy men who immigrated from Ireland to the Brittany coast.

Saint Baldred the Hermit

St Baldred the Hermit, also known as Baltherus the Hermit, was born in England and died of natural causes in 756 AD. He was an eighth century hermit, a priest and also a miracle worker.

Saint Basil of Bologna

St Basil of Bologna died of natural causes in 335 AD. He was a Bishop of Bologna, Italy for twenty years in the 4th century, appointed by Pope St Sylvester.

Saint Claudianus of Nicomedia

St Claudianus of Nicomedia, also known as Claudian, was a martyr. Additionally, he was a third-century layman, married to St Bassa of Nicomedia.

Saint Tibba of Castor

St Tibba of Castor was related to St Kyneswide and St Kyneburga. She was a a Benedictine nun at Dormancaster abbey, Northamptonshire, England.

Saint Vittore of Piacenza

St Vittore of Piacenza, also known as Victor, was a fifth century deacon of Piacenza, Italy.

Saint Bassa of Nicomedia

St Bassa of Nicomedia was a third-century lay woman martyr, married to St Claudianus of Nicomedia.

Saint Heliodorus the Martyr

St Heliodorus the Martyr was a third century martyr in Africa in the persecutions Diocletian.

Saint Venustus of Milan

St Venustus of Milan was a martyr in Milan, Italy in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Saint Victorinus of Nicomedia

St Victorinus of Nicomedia was a martyr.

Saint Victor of Nicomedia

St Victor of Nicomedia was a martyr.

Saint Bairfhion

St Bairfhion was an Irish born and also a bishop.

Martyrs of Amorium

Martyrs of Amorium was also known as Martyrs of Syria or Martyrs of Samarra. They were a group of 42 Christian senior officials in the Byzantine empire who were captured by forces of the Abbasid Caliphate when the Muslim forces overran the city of Amorium, Phrygia in 838 AD and massacred or enslaved its population. The men were imprisoned in Samarra, the seat of the Caliphate, for seven years. Initially thought to be held for ransom due to their high position in the empire, all attempts to buy their freedom were declined. The Caliph repeatedly ordered them to convert to Islam, and sent Islamic scholars to the prison to convince them; they refused until the Muslims finally gave up and killed them.

However, details about the rest have disappeared over time and this lack of information did not stop several legendary and increasingly over-blown “Acts” to be written for years afterward. One of the first biographers, a monk name Euodios, presented the entire affair as a judgement by God on the empire for its official policy of Iconoclasm. They were beheaded on 6 March 845 AD in Samarra (in modern Iraq) on the banks of the Euphrates river by Ethiopian slaves. Their bodies were thrown into the river, but later recovered by local Christians and given proper burial

Their names are;

  • Theophilos
  • Theodore Krateros
  • Kallistos
  • Constantine Baboutzikos
  • Constantine
  • Bassoes
  • Aetios

Martyrs of Italy

Martyrs of Italy were twelve Christians who were martyred together in Italy, date and exact location are still unknown.

  • Charistus
  • Diodorus
  • Donatus
  • Filagon
  • Lanulus
  • Nigorus
  • Permias
  • Petronius
  • Plamfagonus
  • Silvanus
  • Vibianus
  • Victorinus

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Cairpre Crom of Clonmacnoise
  • Pontius de Polignac
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is March 6 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is March 6 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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