Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Saint of the Day for March 9

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on March 9 every year.

👉 Saint Frances of Rome, Religious

Saint Catherine of Bologna

Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Saint Dominic Savio

Saint Bruno of Querfort

Saint Vitalis of Calabria

Saint Pacian of Barcelona

Saint Ioannes Baptista Chon Chang-un

Saint Petrus Ch’oe Hyong

Saint Bosa of York

Saint Bosa of York also known as Boso was a benedictine monk at Whitby, England, under Saint Hilda of Whitby. He became bishop of Deira (modern York), the southern half of Northumbria, now Yorkshire, in 678. He was appointed to the see by Saint Theodore of Canterbury when Saint Wilfrid of York was driven out by King Egfrid. He became a bishop again in 691 when Wilfrid was exiled after a quarrel with King Aldfrid. Saint Bede says Bosa was “a man beloved by God…of most unusual merit and sanctity.” He was the teacher of Saint Acca and died in 696 of natural causes.

Saint Constantine of Cornwall

Saint Constantine of Cornwall was a born a Cornish prince, the son of King Paternus. After a life of vice, Constantine had a conversion experience, repented his sins, and studied the faith in Wales and Ireland. He became a missionary to the Scottish Picts and worked with Saint Columbanus. He was abbot of a monastery at Govan. Two places in Cornwall are named for him. In 587, he was murdered by thieves who cut off his right arm and let him bleed to death. He is considered by some sources to be Scotland’s first martyr.

Saint Mary of Seyne

Saint Mary of Seyne was born in the 12th century to the nobility, the family of the Count of Seyne an area of modern Germany. Many of the noble families sought the girl for an arranged marriage, but Mary was drawn to religious life with a special devotion to the Mother of God. She entered the Premonstratensians and became canoness at the convent of DĂĽnnwald at Cologne, Germany. She spent her days there in charitable work, spiritual reading and prayer. In 1200 she died of natural causes.

Saint Anthony of Froidemont

Saint Anthony of Froidemont also known as Anthony of Liaroles or Anthony of Luxeuil was a tenth century Benedictine monk at Luxeuil Abbey. He was hermit at Froidemont in Franche-Comté, France.

Blessed Battista of Florence

Blessed Battista of Florence was a franciscan friar in the late 15th and early 16th century. He died in 1510 in Campli, diocese of Teramo, Italy of natural causes. No other information about him has survived.

Saint Alvera of Limeuil

Saint Alvera of Limeuil also known as Alvère was a fourth century Christian. His relics are enshrined in Limeuil, Périgord, France. No other information has survived.

Saint Candidus

Saint Candidus was a soldier and one of the Forty Armenian Martyrs killed in the persecutions of Licinius. He was frozen to death in 320.

Saint Cyrion

Saint Cyrion was a soldier and one of the Forty Armenian Martyrs killed in the persecutions of Licinius. He was frozen to death in 320.

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Brigid of Moin-Miolain
  • Colman of Clontivrin
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is March 9 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is March 9 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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