This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blessedes whose feast day falls on May 1 every year.
Jeremiah the Prophet
Goes by the name, Asaph of Llanelwy and also referred to as Asa of Llanelwy. He was a relative to Saint Deiniol of Bangor and Saint Tysilo. He resided near Tenegal as a hermit where he was a servant and an apprentice of Saint Kentigern and he was believed to posses an ash-tree, a well and a valley in the area.
He became the second bishop of the Saint Asaph diocese, previously known as the Welsh diocese.He died in the year 550 AD of natural causes.
Saint Romanus was born in the early 8th century in Galatia and lived as a monk in Bythinia. He was captured by the Sacarens during his business travels and sent to Baghdad after being accused of being a spy. He was released after a local christian paid his ransom with the condition that he stays in Baghdad to ascertain that he would not revert back to his old ways of “spying”. He worked with apostate Christians who wanted to return to the church and for this, he was martyred by being throat-cut in the year 780 AD.
Blessed Juan de Zorroza was a member of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy commonly known as the Mercedarian friars. He was working in Muslim-occupied Granada, Spain, to ransom Christians enslaved by the Moors after being sent by Blessed Antonio Morell and in it was in 1482 when he was imprisoned, persecuted and put on public display for abuse. He was martyred by being stoned to death by the Moors in the same year of his captivity in revenge for Catholc military victories in Alhama, Spain.
Saint Bertha of Kent was born in the year 539 AD in modern France as a princess and daughter to Charibert and Ingoberga. She was married to King Etherlbert of Kent, a pagan king and became the first christian queen of England. She brought her husband to the faith and they later welcomed Saint Augustine of Canterbury to England in the year 596 and supported his Christianity works.
She died in the year 612 AD of natural causes.
Blessed Juan de Huete was also a Mercedarian friar and was also sent to ransom Christians enslaved by the Moors in Muslim-occupied Granada by Blessed Antonio Morell. In 1482, while carrying out his task, he was imprisoned, tortured and also put on public display for abuse. He also died as a martyr in Granada, in the same year of his captivity after being stoned to death by the Moors also in revenge for Catholic military victories in Alhama, Spain.
Saint Gistaldo was famously referred to Giseldas, Giselahad, Gisgald or Sigald and was the son of Saint Sigismund of Burgundy. He died as a martyr by being drowned in a well in La Beauce d’Orléans (in Modern France) alongside his parents, after he was captured in the year 523.
His relics were transferred to the abbey of Saint Maurice in Valais, France in the same year of his captivity and death and later re-enshrined in a silver urn in the church of the abbey of Saint Maurice in the 12th century.
Saint Gundebado was commonly known as Gundebaldo and he was the son of Saint Sigismund of Burgundy and brother to Saint Gistaldo.
He also died a martyr by being drowned in a well in La Beauce d’Orléans (in Modern France) alongside his family, after he was captured in the year 523.
His relics were also transferred to the abbey of Saint Maurice in Valais, France in the same year of his captivity and death and later re-enshrined in a silver urn in the church of the abbey of Saint Maurice in the 12th century.
Blessed Arigius, commonly referred to as Aray, Aredius, Arey, Arige or Érige was born in the year 535 AD. He was the bishop of Gap, France for 2 decades and famously popular for the support he gave his priests. He assisted Saint Columbanus of Lexeuil put together the dates for the celebration of Easter.
He died in the year 604 AD of natural causes and was beatified on the 9th of December, 1903 by Pope Saint Pius X.
Saint Orentius of Loret was commonly known as Orentius of Huesca or Orenzio of Loret. He lived near Huesca, Spain and was married to Saint Patientia of Loret. He was made father Saint Lawrence of Rome by an old Spanish tradition. He was patron saint against vermin and his representation was that of a praying farmer.
He died as a martyr in the year 240 AD.
Saint Patientia of Loret was famously known as Patientia of Huesca ,Pazienza of Huesca or Patience of Huesca was wife to Saint Orentius of Loret and lived near Huesca, Spain. She was made mother of Saint Lawrence of Rome by an old Spanish tradition.
She was Patron Saint against vermin(animals believed to be destructive to destructive to crops).
She died as a martyr in the year 240 AD.
Saint Orentius of Auch also known as Orentius of Auch, lived as a hermit in the Lavendan valley of France. His holiness was profound and his reputation robust such that the people of Auch demanded that he be their bishop in which he served them for more than 40 years.
he died in the year 439 AD.
Saint Ceallach of Killala mostly reffered to as Kellach of Killala was born in the 6th century and was a spiritual apprentice of Saint Kieran of Clonmacnoise.
He became the Bishop of Killala, Ireland and in his old age, he retired to live as a hermit.
Saint Aceolus of Amiens also known as Acheul was a sub-deacon studying for priesthood when he was taken into captivity and murdered as a martyr in the year 303 AD near Amiens, France, as part of the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian.
Saint Acius of Amiens also known as Ach or Ache was also a sub-deacon studying for priesthood when he was also arrested and killed as a martyr near Amiens, France, in the year 303 AD, as part of the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian.
Blessed Felim O’Hara was born in Ireland and was a Franciscan, a member of a group of mendicant Christians who relied solely on alms.
Blessed Felim died as a martyr on May 1st, 1582 in Moyne, Cork, Ireland and was beatified on the 27th of September, 1992 by Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy.
Saint Evermarus of Rousson also known as Evernarus of Tongres or Evermar of Rousson was a pilgrim and was murdered by robbers in he year 700 AD in Rousson, Belgium.
Saint Thorette mostly lived working as a shepherdess and later on in her life chose to live as a hermitess. She was believed to spend most of her time in both states of her life in prayer.
Blessed Petronilla of Moncel resided a Nun in Moncel, France and was the first abbess(superior of nuns) of a poor Clare monastery in Moncel.
Saint Cecilio of Illiberis was an early missionary and bishop of Illiberis in modern Elvira, Granada, Spain.
Saint Eufrasio of Iliturgi was an early missionary and bishop of Iliturgi, modern Andújar, Spain.
Saint Tesifonte of Bergium
Saint Tesifonte of Bergium lived as an early missionary and bishop of Bergium, modern Berja, Spain.
Saint Segundo of Ábula was an early missionary and a bishop of Ábula, modern Abla, Spain.
Saint Indalecio of Urci was an early missionary and lived as a bishop of Urci, modern Almeria, Spain.
Saint Esicio of Carcer was an early missionary and a bishop of Carcer, modern Carcesa, Spain.
Saint Cominus of Catania died as a martyr in Catania, Sicily.
Other Saints Celebrated Today
- Madonna of Giubino
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