This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on October 17 every year.
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Saint John the Short
Saint François-Isidore Gagelin
Blessed Contardo Ferrini
Blessed Társila Córdoba Belda de Girona
Saint Richard Gwyn
Blessed Balthassar of Chiavari
Saint Anstrudis of Laon
Saint Florentius of Orange
Blessed Battista de Bonafede
Saint Rudolph of Gubbio
Blessed Jacques Burin
Blessed Gilbert the Theologian
Saint Nothelm of Canterbury
Blessed Peter Casini
Saint Rufus of Rome
Saint Zosimus of Rome
Hosea the Prophet
Saint Solina of Chartres
St Solina of Chartres was also known as Solina of Gascony. She was born in Gascony, France. To avoid being married to a pagan, she fled to Chartres, France.
In 290 AD, she was beheaded and died a martyr in Chartres, France.
Saint Heron of Antioch
St Heron of Antioch was also known as Herodion. He was the Bishop of Antioch for 20 years and a spiritual student of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. In 136 AD he died as a martyr.
Saint Berarius I of Le Mans
St Berarius I was the Bishop of Le Mans, France. He translated the relics of Saint Scholastica from Monte Cassino to Le Mans and died in 680 AD.
Saint Ethelbert of Eastry
St Ethelbert of Eastry was also known as Aethelbert. He was the great-grandson of Saint Ethelbert of Kent.
In 640 AD, he died as a martyr in Eastry, England.
Saint Mamelta of Persia
St Mamelta of Persia was a pagan priest in Bethfarme, Persia who converted to Christianity.
In 344 AD, he was stoned and then drowned in a lake and died as a martyr in Persia.
Saint Ethelred of Eastry
St Ethelred of Eastry was also known as Aethelred. He was the great-grandson of Saint Ethelbert of Kent. In 640 AD, he died as a martyr in Eastry, England.
Saint Colman of Kilroot
St Colman of Kilroot was born in the 6th century in Ireland. He was a monk who then became an abbot. He later became the Bishop of Kilroot, Ireland. He was the disciple of Saint Ailbe of Emly.
Martyrs of Nicomedia
The Martyrs of Nicomedia are a group of Christians who were martyred in 303 AD, in Nicomedia, now in modern-day Turkey, during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Their names are;
Martyrs of Valenciennes
The Martyrs of Valenciennes are a group of Ursuline nuns who were guillotined and martyred on October 17 1794 in Valenciennes, Nord, France during the persecutions of the French Revolution.
On June 13 1920, they were beatified by Pope Benedict XV.
Their names are;
- Hyacinthe-Augustine-Gabrielle Bourla
- Jeanne-Reine Prin
- Louise-Joseph Vanot
- Marie-Geneviève-Joseph Ducrez
- Marie-Madeleine-Joseph Déjardins
Martyrs of Volitani
The Martyrs of Volitani are also known as Martyrs of Bolitani. They are a group of martyrs who were killed in Volitani, proconsular Africa in modern-day Tunisia. They have been praised by Saint Augustine of Hippo.
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 José Sánchez Medina
- Blessed Ramón Esteban Bou Pascual
- Blessed Perfecto Carrascosa Santos
- Blessed Társila Córdoba Belda de Girona
- Blessed Fidel Fuidio Rodriguez
Other Saints Celebrated Today
- Dominic Navarro
- Juan de Zamora
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