This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on May 22 every year.
Saint Romanus of Subiaco
St Romanus of Subiaco died of natural causes in 560 AD. He was a monk and then abbot near Subiaco, Italy. Additionally, he was also a friend of St Benedict of Nursia, and supported him during his time as a cave hermit. He later built a monastery in the vicinity of modern Auxerre, France.
Saint Atto of Pistoia
St Atto of Pistoia, also known as Atho, Attho or Attone, died of natural causes in 1153. He was a monk, an abbot of Vallombrosa and also a bishop of Pistoia, Italy for 20 years. He wrote a work on the relics of and miracles that occurred at St James of Compostella.
Saint Boethian of Pierrepont
St Boethian of Pierrepont was born in Ireland and died as a martyr near Laon, France. He was a seventh century spiritual student of St Fursey of Perrone. Additionally, he built the Pierrepont Monastery near Laon, France and was murdered by some locals for preaching against their vices. He was a patronage of the sick children.
Saint Aureliano of Pavia
St Aureliano of Pavia died as a martyr in the early 3rd century Rome, Italy. Since there were no surviving records about him, writers in later centuries invented lurid tales detailing his death and the divine vengeance that fell on his tormentors. His relics were transferred to Pavia, Italy.
Blessed Dionisio Senmartin
Blessed Dionisio Senmartin died of natural causes in 1350 AD. He was a Mercedarian friar known for devotion to praying for souls in Purgatory. In addition, he was ransomed 216 Christians from slavery in Muslim Tunis, Tunisia in 1279, and preacher the faith throughout the region as they travelled.
Blessed Pedro of the Assumption
Blessed Pedro of the Assumption was born in 1570 AD in Cuevas, Toledo, Spain and died as a martyr on 22 May 1617 AD in Kori, Omura, Nagasaki, Japan Franciscan Friars Minor (Alcantarines) priest. He was later beatified on 7th May 1867 by Pope Blessed Pius IX.
Saint Margaret of Hulme
St Margaret of Hulme was also known as Margaret of Hoveton or Margarita, Margherita, Marguerite. He was born in 12th century England and died as a martyr in 1170 AD. He was later buried in the abbey church at Hoveton St John, Norfolk, England.
Blessed Giusto Samper
Blessed Giusto Samper died of natural causes in 1360. He was a Mercedarian friar known for devotion to praying for souls in Purgatory. Additionally, he ransomed 216 Christians from slavery in Muslim Tunis, Tunisia in 1279, and preacher the faith throughout the region as they travelled.
Saint Castus the Martyr
St Castus the Martyr was burned to death 250 AD in North Africa. Tortured in the persecutions of Decius, he renounced his Christianity. He later repented, returned to the Church, and when arrested a second time he stood by his Christianity. He died as a martyr.
Saint Helen of Auxerre
St Helen of Auxerre, also known as Helena, died in 415 AD at Auxerre, France. She was a maiden described in the Acts of St Amator of Auxerre as being with him, and of being a holy woman. No details about her were given.
Saint Lupicinus of Verona
St Lupicinus of Verona, also known as Lupicino, was a bishop of Verona, Italy in the early 5th century. He relics were enshrined in the crypt of the basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, Verona, Italy
St Quiteria was also known as Kitheriammal, Quiteira or Quitterie. She was a nun, a martyr and greatly venerated in the Navarre region on the border of France and Spain.
Saint John of Parma
St John of Parma was born in Parma, Italy and died of natural causes in 982 in Parma, Italy. He was a priest and made six pilgimages to Jerusalem. Additionally, he was an abbot of St John’s Abbey in Parma, Italy from 973 AD until his death.
Saint Baoithin of Ennisboyne
St Baoithin of Ennisboyne, also known as Baithin mac Findech, was an Irish born. He was a patronage of Ennisboyne, Ireland. No other information is available.
Saint Conall of Inniscoel
St Conall of Inniscoel was also known as Coel or Conald. He was a monk and also a seventh-century abbot of Inniscoel Abbey in Donegal, Ireland where there is a holy well dedicated to him.
Blessed Diego de Baja
Blessed Diego de Baja was a Mercedarian friar known for his dedication to Bible study. He ransomed 289 Christians enslaved by Muslims in Algiers, and preached Christianity while travelling through.
Blessed Giacomo Soler
Blessed Giacomo Soler was a Mercedarian friar known for his dedication to Bible study. He ransomed 289 Christians enslaved by Muslims in Algiers, and preached Christianity while travelling through.
Saint Faustinus the Martyr
St Faustinus the Martyr died in 362 AD in Rome, Italy. He was martyred in the persecutions of Julian the Apostate.
Saint Ausonius of Angoulême
St Ausonius of Angoulême was a third century spiritual student of St Martial of Limoges and also the first bishop of Angoulême, France.
Saint Lupo of Limoges
St Lupo of Limoges died of natural causes in 637 AD. He was a priest and also a bishop of Limoges, France. He helped found the monastery of Solesme.
Saint Venustus the Martyr
St Venustus the Martyr died in 362 AD in Rome, Italy. He was martyred in the persecutions of Julian the Apostate.
Saint Marcian of Ravenna
St Marcian of Ravenna, also known as Mariano, died in 127 AD. He was a bishop of Ravenna, Italy in 112 AD.
Saint Timothy the Martyr
St Timothy the Martyr died in 362 AD in Rome, Italy. He was martyred in the persecutions of Julian the Apostate.
Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War
These are the names of some of the thousands of people were murdered from 1934 to 1939, during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.
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Other Saints Celebrated Today
- Pedro of Cordova
- Michael Ho-Dinh-Hy
- Matthias of Arima
- Maria Domenica Brun Barbantini
- Helen of Carnarvon
- Franciscan Martyrs of Japan
- Dominico Ngon
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