This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on November 16 every year.
Saint Edmund Rich
Blessed Agnes of Assisi
Saint Othmar of Saint Gall
Saint Afan of Wales
Blessed Edward Osbaldeston
Blessed Simeon of Cava
Blessed Zef Marksen
Saint Eucherius of Lyon
Saint Anianus of Asti
Saint Leocadio of Déols
Saint Gobrain of Vannes
St Gobrain of Vannes was also known as Gobrien. He was a Breton monk, a priest and a bishop of Vannes, France.
At age 87, he retired from his see to live his remaining days as a hermit. He is known for healing by prayer.
He died in 725 AD due to natural causes and was interred in the Chapelle de Saint Gobrien, Saint-Servant, France.
Feast of the Patronage of Our Lady
Feast of the Patronage of Our Lady was permitted by a 1679 decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites for all provinces of Spain, in memory of the victories obtained there over infidels.
Pope Benedict XIII granted it to the Papal States and it may now be celebrated with due permission by churches throughout the world.
Saint Alfric of Canterbury
St Alfric of Canterbury was also known as Aelfric or Alfrick. He was a benedictine monk of Abingdon Abbey, England.
He was an abbot of Abingdon, bishop of Wilton, England, and an Archbishop of Canterbury, England in 995 AD.
It was during his governance that Kent was invaded by Danes. He died in 1005 AD due to natural causes.
Saint Fidentius of Padua
St Fidentius of Padua was also known as Fidenzio. He was the third bishop of Padua, Italy, serving from 166 AD to 169 AD. He is the patron of Megliadino San Fidenzio, Italy and Polverara, Italy.
St Ludre has an additional memorial on 1st November (Jerome Martyrology. He was also known as Lusor or Lusore.
He was the son of St. Leocadio of Déols and a convert. He died almost immediately after baptism still wearing the white robes and his relics are at Déols on the Indre (modern Bourges, France).
Saint Elpidius the Martyr
St Elpidius the Martyr was an official in the court of Emperor Constantius. He was demoted from the court by Julian the Apostate.
He died as a martyr after being dragged by wild horses and then burned at the stake in 362 AD.
Saint Africus of Comminges
St Africus of Comminges was also referred to as Afrique of Comminges. He was a seventh-century bishop of Comminges, France.
Upon his death, his relics and shrine were destroyed by Calvinists in the 16th century.
St Céronne was born in Corneilhan, France and raised in a pagan family. She was a convert who was baptized in Bordeaux, France where she became an evangelist. She died in 490 AD due to natural causes.
Saint Marcellus the Martyr
St Marcellus the Martyr died as a Martyr after being dragged by wild horses and then burned at the stake in 362 AD.
Saint Agostino of Capua
St Agostino of Capua was also known as Augustine. He died as a martyr during the persecutions of Christians by Roman Emperor Decius in 250 AD in Capua, Campania, Italy.
Saint Felicita of Capua
St Felicita of Capua was also known as Felicity. She died as a martyr during the persecutions of Christians by Roman Emperor Decius in 250 AD in Capua, Campania, Italy.
Saint Eustochius the Martyr
St Eustochius the Martyr died a Martyr after being dragged by wild horses and then burned at the stake in 362 AD.
Martyrs of Africa
The martyrs of Africa were a group of North African Christians who were murdered together for their faith.
Their names are;
Martyrs of Almeria
The martyrs of Almeria were a group of Christians who were killed soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
The Communist-oriented Popular Front had all clergy and religious arrested and abused as they considered staunch Christians to be enemies of the revolution.
Many of these prisoners were executed for having promoted the faith and this memorial remembers several of them killed in the province of Almeria.
They were beatified on October 10 1993 by Pope John Paul II.
Their names are;
- Marciano Herrero Martínez
- Manuel Medina Olmos
- Justo Zariquiegui Mendoza
- Isidoro Primo Rodríguez
- Eusebio Alonso Uyarra
- Diego Ventaja Milán
- Bonifacio Rodríguez González
- Bienvenido Villalón Acebrón
- Adrián Saiz y Saiz
Other Saints Celebrated Today
- Our Lady of Ostra Brama
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