This is the Saint of the Day list of Saints and Blesseds whose feast day falls on October 20 every year.
Saint Maria Bertilla Boscardin
Saint Acca of Hexham
Blessed James of Strepar
Saint Artemius Megalomartyr
Saint Maximus of Aquila
Saint Andrew of Crete
Saint Caprasius of Agen
Saint Lucas Alonso Gorda
St Aderald was born in Troyes, France. He was an Archdeacon who made a pilgrimage to Palestine where he was imprisoned for his faith by Saracens.
He returned to France from his pilgrimage with several relics of various saints. He later built the Holy Sepulchre Abbey at Samblières, France. In 1004 AD, he died of natural causes in Troyes, France.
Saint Bernard of Bagnorea
St Bernard of Bagnorea was also known as Bernard of Castro or Bernard of Vulcia. He was born in Bagnorea, Italy. He was the bishop of Vulcia, Italy but later moved the diocese to Ischia de Castro. He died in 800 AD.
St Adelina was also known as Adeline. She was the sister of Saint Vitalis and the grand-daughter of William the Conqueror.
She became a Benedictine nun and the abbess of the convent of La Blanche, Moriton, Normandy which her brother had founded. In 1125 AD, she died of natural causes.
St Barsabias was also known as Barsabas. He was born in Persia. He became a monk and later an abbot. In 342 AD, near the ruins of Persepolis in modern-day Iran, he was martyred, together with eleven of his monks, during the persecutions of King Shapur II.
Blessed Gundisalvus of Silos
Blessed Gundisalvus of Silos was also known as Gonzalo. He was a Benedictine monk at Silos, Old Castile (Spain) under Saint Dominic of Silos.
In 1073 AD, he died of natural causes.
Saint Vitalis of Salzburg
St Vitalis of Salzburg was a spiritual student of Saint Rupert of Salzburg, a monk and later an abbot of Saint Peter’s Abbey in Salzburg, Austria. From 717 AD to 745 AD, he was the Archbishop of Salzburg, He died in 745 AD.
Saint Leopardo of Osimo
St Leopardo of Osimo was also known as Leopardus. He was the first bishop of Osimo, Italy, serving in the 5th century. He is the patron saint of the archdiocese of Ancona-Osimo, Italy.
St Usthazanes was a monk and an abbot in Persia. In 341 AD, he was tortured, beheaded and died as a martyr in Ishtar, Persia together with twelve of his brother monks during the persecutions of Sapor.
Saint Sindulf of Rheims
St Sindulf of Rheims was also known as Sindulphus. He was born in Gascony, France, became a hermit in Aussonce, France and died in 660 AD.
St Irene was a nun in Portugal, most probably at Santarem where her memory is especially honoured. She died in 653 AD fighting off an attempt of rape.
Saint Martha of Cologne
St Martha of Cologne died as a martyr in Cologne, Germany. She is believed to have been part of the group that travelled with Saint Ursula.
Saint Aidan of Mayo
St Aidan of Mayo was the bishop of Mayo, Ireland in the eighth-century. He died in 768 AD.
Saint Saula of Cologne
St Saula of Cologne died as a martyr in Cologne, Germany.
St Bradan was also known as Bradano. He is venerated on the Isle of Man.
St Orora was also known as Crora. He is venerated on the Isle of Man.
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