Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saint of the Day for May 17

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on May 17 every year.

Saint Giulia Salzano

Saint Pascal Baylon

Blessed Ivan Ziatyk

Saint Madron of Cornwall

Blessed Antonia Mesina

Saint Peter Lieou

Saint Rasso of Grafrath

Saint Restituta of Carthage

Blessed Bernard of Verdun

Saint Silaus of Lucca

Saint Silaus of Lucca, also known as Silave, Silan or Father of the Poor was born in Ireland, lived as a monk and also as an Abbot of Saint Bredan’s Abbey. He also lived as a bishop and later in his life, he moved to Italy where he was recognized for his charity for the poor.

He passed away in the year 1100 AD in Lucca, Italy and was canonized by Pope Lucius III in the year 1183 AD.

Saint Cathan of Bute

Saint Cathan of Bute, also known as Cadan, Catan or Chattan was born in Ireland and was the Uncle of Saint Blane. He lived as a bishop on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, an area an area now known as Kil-Cathan in the 6th century in his honor.

His time and place of passing is unknown but his tomb is located at Tamlacht, Ireland and relics at Tamlacht and on the Isle of Bute, Scotland.

Saint Fionnchan of Druim-Eanaigh

Saint Fionnchan of Druim-Eanaigh, also known as Fionnchan of Droma Enaigh, Fionnchan of Druim Fes, Fionnchan of Druim Fesi, Fionnchan of Druim Fess or Finnchan, Findchanus was believed to have lived as a Bishop of Druim-Eanaigh, Ireland in the 6th century.

Saint Maw

Saint Maw was born in Ireland immigrated to Cornwall, England to live as a hermit by the sea near Falmouth. He brought about the spreading of Christianity in the area he lived in and he built himself a reputation for piety that led to him having future students. In his honor, the area of his hermitage and a holy well are named after him, Saint Mawes.

Saint Mailduf of Malmesbury

Saint Mailduf of Malmesbury, also known as Maeldulph, Maildubh or Maildulf was born in Ireland and lived as a monk, an Abbot and brought about the founding of the monastery at Malmesbury, England. He was also a spiritual teacher of Saint Aldhelm of Sherborne. He passed away on the year 673 AD.

Saint Victor Roma

Saint Victor Roma, also known as, Victor of Basilla or Vittore was believed to have passed away as a martyr in the cemetery of Basilla on the Via Salaria Antica in Rome, Italy, in the 4th century.

Saint Adrione of Alexandria

Saint Adrione of Alexandria, also known as Adrian or Adriano was born in Adria, Italy and was believed to have passed away as a martyr in Alexandria, Egypt in the 4th century.

Saint Heraclius of Noviodunum

Saint Heraclius of Noviodunum, also known as Eraclio was believed to have passed away as a martyr at Noviodunum, Mesia (in modern Romania) in the 4th century.

Saint Solochanus of Chalcedon

Saint Solochanus of Chalcedon lived as a soldier and was said to have been martyred in Chalcedon along with many of his Christian companions in the persecutions of emperor Maximian.

Saint Thethmar

Saint Thethmar, also known as Theodemar, lived as a Premonstratensian canon and was also a missionary to the Wends in Germany, working with Saint Vicelin of Oldenburg. He passed away in the year 1152 AD.

Saint Paul of Noviodunum

Saint Paul of Noviodunum, also known as Paolo, was believed to have passed away as a martyr at Noviodunum, Mesia (in modern Romania) in the 4th century.

Martyrs of Alexandria

Adrio, Basilla and Victor are the names of those commonly known as the Martyrs of Alexandria was said to be a group of three Christians martyred together in Alexandria, Egypt , in the 4th century.

Martyrs of Nyon

Aquilinus, Heradius and Paul are the names of those known as the Martyrs of Nyon who were said to be a group of Christians martyred together in the persecutions of Diocletian in Noyon, Switzerland in the year 303 AD.

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Emiliano I of Vercelli
  • Restituta of Vercelli
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is May 17 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is May 17 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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