This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on May 20 every year.
Blessed Columba of Rieti
Saint Lydia Purpuraria
Saint Arcangelo Tadini
Blessed María Angélica Pérez
Saint Ethelbert of East Anglia
Saint Baudelius of Nimes
Saint Austregisilus of Bourges
Saint Talaleo of Egea
Saint Protasius Chong Kuk-bo
Saint Aurea of Ostia
Saint Basilla of Rome
Blessed Arnaldo Serra
Blessed Arnaldo Serra lived as a mercedarian. He was imprisoned and tortured while on a mission to Tunis, Tunisia to ransom Christian slaves from Muslim captors and left to die in prison with thirty fellow Christians hence died a martyr of hunger and thirst in 1492 in a prison in Tunis, Tunisia.
Saint Theodore of Pavia
Saint Theodore of Pavia was a bishop of Pavia from 743 for 5 years. He was a harsh critic of Arianism which led to his repeated exile by Lombard Arian kings. He was believed that his patronage was in Pavia, Italy. He died a natural death in 778 AD.
Blessed Guy de Gherardesca
Blessed Guy de Gherardesca, also known as Guido, was born in Pisa, Italy and was known to have lived as a hermit at Campo, Italy. He died a natural death in 1099 AD.
Saint Plautilla of Rome
Saint Plautilla of Rome was married to a former imperial proconsul and was mother to Flavia Domitilla of Terranica. She was an adult covert and it is said that she was baptized by Saint Peter the Apostle and witnessed the martyrdom of Saint Paul the Apostle. She passed away in the year 67 AD.
Blessed Albert of Bologna
Blessed Albert of Bologna was born in Bologna, Italy and was a member of the Parisi family. He was a monk and an Abbott of the Vallombrosan abbey near Bologna, Italy, which upon his death in the year 1245 of natural causes, was renamed San Alberto.
Saint Althryda, also known as Alfrida, Altrida or Etheldrytha, was born a princess, the daughter of King Offa of Mercia and was engaged to Saint Ethelbert after whose death she retired to Croyland Abbey to live as a hermitess.
She passed away due to natural causes on 834.
Saint Asterius of Edessa
Saint Asterius of Edessa was born in Syrian and was an executioner who killed Christians until his exposure to them and converted him to the faith. He was murdered as a martyr in the persecutions of Numerian in the year 284 at Edessa, Mesopotamia.
Saint Anastasius of Brescia
Saint Anastasius of Brescia lived as a bishop Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. He assisted in the convertion of the Lombards from Arianism. He passed away a naturak death in 610 AD and his relics translated in 1581 by Saint Charles Borromeo.
Saint Lucifer of Cagliari
Saint Lucifer of Cagliari was said to have lived as a priest and later a bishop of Cagliari, Italy. He was a fierce defender of the Christian faith in the Nicene creed and as a result was exiled by Emperor Constantius. He passed away in 370 AD in Cagliari, Italy.
Saint Aquila of Egypt
Saint Aquila of Egypt, also known as Aquila of Nîmes, was born in Egypt and was believed to have been murdered a martyr as she was torn to pieces with iron combs in 311 AD in Thebias, Egypt,during the persecutions of Maximinus Daza.
Saint Abercius was said to have traditionally been the son of Alphaeus the Apostle and was believed to have been martyred after being exposed naked to a swarm of bees in the 1st century.
Saint Alexander of Edessa
Saint Alexander of Edessa was believed to have been killed as a martyr in the persecutions of Numerian in Edessa, Syria.
Saint Helena was, due to tradition, cosidered the daughter of Alphaeus the Apostle and was saidto have died a martyr after being stoned to death in the 1st century.
Saint Thalalaeus of Edessa
Saint Thalalaeus of Edessa was said to have been killed for his faith during the persecutions of Numerian in Edessa, Syria.
Saint Codrato, also known as Codro, was said to have died as a martyr after being tied to and torn apart to pieces by horses.
Saint Hilary of Toulouse
Saint Hilary of Toulouse lived as a bishop of Toulosse, France in the 4th century.
Saint Marcello passed away as a martyr after molten lead was poured down his throat.
Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War
Blessed Rafaél García Torres, Blessed José Pérez Fernández, and Blessed Tomás Valera González are the names of some of the thousands of people mostly referred to as the Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War who were murdered from 1934 to 1939, during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.
Other Saints Celebrated Today
- Josepha Endrina Stenmanns
- Luigi Talamoni
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