Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saints of the Day for May 3

This is the Saints of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on May 3 every year.

👉 Saint James the Apostle

👉 Saint Philip, Apostle

Saint Ansfrid of Utrecht

Blessed Emilia Bicchieri

Saint Stanislas Kazimierczyk

Blessed Tommaso Acerbis

Saint Gabriel Gowdel

Saint Conleth of Kildare

Pope Saint Alexander I

Blessed Marie Leonie Paradis

Saint Juvenal of Narni

Saint Maura of Antinoe

Saint Timothy of Antinoe

Blessed Ramon Oromí Sullà

Blessed Edoardo Giuseppe Rosaz

Saint Ahmed the Calligrapher

Saint Aldwine of Peartney

Blessed Adam of Cantalupo in Sabina

Blessed Zechariah

Saint Alexander of Constantinople

Saint Alexander of Constantinople was a soldier in the imperial Roman army. During the persecutions of Maximian, he switched places and attire with Saint Antonina of Constatinople after she had been condemned to live as a prostitute. He was martyred by being burnt alive alongside Saint Antonina after being discovered, tortured and their hands cut off. All these were happenings in the year 313 AD in Constatinople.

Saint Antonina of Constantinople

Saint Antonina of Constantinople was said to be a consecrated virgin condemned to live as a prostitute. She was discovered after she switched places with Saint Alexander of Constatinople and was tortured, hands cut off and later martyred by being burnt alive in the year 313 AD in Constatinople.

Saint Ethelwin of Lindsey

Saint Ethelwin of Lindsey lived as a monk in the 8th century at Ripon Abbey. He also lived as a Hermit on Farne Island for 12 years and was a friend of Saint Egbert.

He became a Bishop of Lindsey, England and later in life, he retired to religious life in Ireland

He the died in Ireland in the 8th century of natural causes and was laid to rest in Lidisfarne, England.

Saint Alexander of Rome

Saint Alexander of Rome lived as a priest in Rome, Italy. He was incarcerated, tortured and murdered as a martyr by being burnt and beheaded alongside Saint Theodulus of Rome and Saint Eventius of Rome in the year 113 AD on the Via Nomentana in Rome, Italy.

His relics were buried in the Dominican church of Santa Sabina, Rome.

Saint Theodulus of Rome

Saint Theodulus of Rome lived as a priest in Rome, Italy. He was also incarcerated, tortured and murdered as a martyr by being burnt and beheaded alongside Saint Alexander of Rome and Saint Eventius of Rome in the year 113 AD on the Via Nomentana in Rome, Italy.

His relics were also buried in the Dominican church of Santa Sabina, Rome.

Saint Eventius of Rome

Saint Eventius of Rome lived as a priest in Rome, Italy. He was also imprisoned, persecuted and murdered as a martyr by being burnt and beheaded alongside Saint Theodulus of Rome and Saint Alexander of Rome in the year 113 AD on the Via Nomentana in Rome, Italy.

His relics were also buried in the Dominican church of Santa Sabina, Rome.

Saint Philip of Zell

Saint Philip of Zell lived as an Anglo-Saxon pilgrim and also as a hermit near Worms, Germany. He was a friends with and advisor to King Pepin the short. He brought about the founding of the monastery of Zell, Germany around which grew the town of the same name.

He was the patron saint of infants or rather babies.

He was believed to have died in the year 770 AD of natural causes

Blessed Alexander of Foigny,

Blessed Alexander of Foigny was born to a royal Scottish family in the year 1180 AD in Scottland. He was brother of Blessed Mechthild and was a Cistercian monk at Foigny monastery, diocese of Laon, France.

He was believed to have died of natural causes in 4th May 1229 of natural causes.

Saint Adalsindis of Bèze

Saint Adalsindis of Bèze also known as Adalsainde, Adalseinde or Adalsind was sister to Saint Waldalenus and was Abbess of a convent near Bèze under the supervision of her brother.

She passed away in the year 680 AD of natural causes.

Blessed Alexander Vincioli

Blessed Alexander Vincioli was born in Perugia Italy and lived as Fransiscan priest and confessor to Pope John XXII. He was the Bishop of Nocera, Umbria, Italy.

It us said that he died in 1363 at Sassoferrato, Italy.

Saint Scannal of Cell-Coleraine

Saint Scannal of Cell-Coleraine was believed to be a spiritual student in Ireland of Saint Columba of Iona. He belonged to the Zealous monastery and said to have passed away in the year 563 AD.

Saint Rhodopianus the Deacon

Saint Rhodopianus the Deacon was said to live as a deacon and martyred in the persecutions of Diocletians in Aphrodisia, Caria, Asia Minor.

Saint Fumac

Saint Fumac also known as Fumach was known to be the first christian missionary in Banffshire, Scotland. It is believed that a healing well in the area is explicitly named after him.

His patronage is said to be in Drummuir, Scotland.

Saint Diodorus the Deacon

Saint Diodorus the Deacon was believed to be martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian in Aphrodisia, Caria, Asia Minor.

Saint Peter of Argos

Saint Peter of Argos lived as a bishop in Argos, Greece and well known for his ministry to the poor and the slaves and popularly as a peacemaker.

It is believed that he passed way in the year 922 AD.

Blessed Sostenaeus

Blessed Sostenaeus’s information is lacking and unclear but it is believed that he died on Mount Senario near Florence, Italy while at prayer.

Blessed Uguccio

Information on Blessed Uguccio is unclear but it is also believed that he died while atv prayer on Mount Senario near Florence.

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • William of Florence
  • Viola of Verona
  • Theodosius of Kiev
  • Arnaldo de Rossinol
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is May 3 - Catholic Saint of the Day
List of Saints Whose Feast Day is May 3 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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