Sunday, September 26, 2021

Saint of the Day for October 1

This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on October 1 every year.

👉 Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (St Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church)

Blessed Luigi Maria Monti

Blessed Juan de Palafox Mendoza

Blessed Cecilia Eusepi

Saint Bavo of Ghent

Saint Romanos the Melodist

Saint Nicetius of Trier

Blessed Edward James

Blessed Christopher Buxton

Blessed Florencia Caerols Martínez

Blessed Ralph Crockett

Blessed Carmelo Juan Pérez Rodríguez

Blessed Álvaro Sanjuán Canet

Blessed John Robinson

Blessed Antoni Rewera

Saint Piaton of Tournai

Blessed Robert Wilcox

Blessed Robert Widmerpool

Blessed Gaspar Fisogiro

Blessed Andrew Sushinda

Saint Wasnulf

Blessed Diego Botello and Blessed Ferdinando di Salcedo

Blessed Diego Botello and Blessed Ferdinando di Salcedo were Franciscan friars and missionaries in the Caribbean. In 1516, they were shot with arrows and martyred on the modern Haitian side of the island of Hispaniola.

Their bodies were eaten by the killers. Their heads and clothing were displayed as trophies.

Blessed Dominic of Villanova

Blessed Dominic of Villanova was a Mercedarian friar at the convent of Santa Maria di Montflorite in Aragon, Spain. He was a commander of his house and later a priest.

After his death, he was buried at the convent of Santa Maria di Montflorite in Aragon, Spain

Saint Verissimus of Lisbon

St Verissimus of Lisbon was martyred in 304 AD in Lisbon, Portugal together with his sisters Saint Julia of Lisbon and Saint Maxima of Lisbon during the persecution of Diocletian.

Saint Aizan of Abyssinia

St Aizan of Abyssinia was also known as Aizan of Ethiopia or Abreha. He was the brother of Saint Sazan and a friend of Saint Athanasius of Alexandria. He was the chieftain in Abyssinia, now modern-day Ethiopia. He worked to spread Christianity in Africa.

Saint Maxima of Lisbon

St Maxima of Lisbon was martyred in 304 AD in Lisbon, Portugal together with her sister Saint Julia of Lisbon and brother Saint Verissimus of Lisbon during the persecution of Diocletian.

Saint Julia of Lisbon

St Julia of Lisbon was martyred with her brother Saint Verissimus of Lisbon and sister Saint Maxima of Lisbon in 304 AD in Lisbon, Portugal during the persecution of Diocletian.

Saint Sazan of Abyssinia

St Sazan of Abyssinia was the brother of Saint Aizan and a friend of Saint Athanasius of Alexandria. He was the chieftain in Abyssinia, now modern-day Ethiopia. He worked to spread Christianity in Africa.

Saint Aretas

St Aretas was also known as Arethas. He was martyred in Rome, Italy together with 504 other Christians.

Saint Fidharleus

After one of the many Viking raids, St Fidharleus restored the monastery of Rathlin Ireland, Ireland. He died in 762 AD.

Saint Crescens of Tomi

St Crescens of Tomi died as a martyr at Tomi now in modern-day Constanta, Romania.

Saint Evagrius

Saint Evagrius died as a martyr at Tomi now in modern-day Constanta, Romania.

Saint Priscus

Saint Priscus died as a martyr at Tomi now in modern-day Constanta, Romania.

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. 

Their names are;

  • Blessed Higinio Mata Díez
  • Blessed Juan Mata Díez

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Holy Protection of the Mother of God
Saints Whose Feast Day is October 1 - Catholic Saint of the Day
Saints Whose Feast Day is October 1 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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