Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Saint of the Day for September 3

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

👉 Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor

Saint Vitalian of Capua

Saint Marinus

Saint Remaclus

Saint Mansuetus of Toul

Saint Macanisius

Blessed Brigida of Jesus

Saint Phoebe of Rome

Saint Aigulphus of LĂ©rins

Blessed Guala of Brescia

Saint Regulus of Rheims

Saint Hereswitha

Saint Chrodegang of SĂ©ez

St Chrodegang of SĂ©ez was also known as Godegrand. He was the brother of Saint Opportune and the 15th bishop of SĂ©ez, France.

He was renown for his support of the poor and disabled. In 765 AD, he was murdered on the road to AlmenĂŞches, France while returning from a pilgrimage.

Saint Basilissa of Nicomedia

St Basilissa of Nicomedia was also known as Vasilisa. In 303 AD, he was martyred at age 9 in Nicomedia, Bithynia, Asia Minor now in modern-day Turkey during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Saint Balin

St Balin was also known as Balanus or Balloin. He was born to the 7th century English nobility.

He was the brother of Saint Gerald and worked with Saint Colman of Lindisfarne, and travelled with him to Iona, Scotland.

He later settled to live as a monk at Tecksaxon near Tuam, Ireland together with his brothers. (“The House of the Saxons”) 

Saint Ammon of Heraclea

St Ammon of Heraclea was a deacon who was martyred in 313 AD at Heraclea, Thrace (now part of modern Macedonia) during the persecutions of Emperor Licinius. 

A red-hot helmet was placed on his head and died along with 40 young women whom he brought to Christianity.

Blessed Herman of Heidelberg

Blessed Herman was the brother of Blessed Otto of Heidelberg. In 1320 AD, he was a Benedictine monk at Niederaltaich, Bavaria, living in a hermit’s cell in the monastery. He died in 1326 AD.

Saint Auxanus of Milan

St Auxanus of Milan was also known as Ansano or Ausano. He was the Bishop of Milan, Italy. He died of natural causes in 568 AD.

Saint Natalis of Casale

St Natalis was born in Benevento, Italy and became a priest at Casale, Piedmont, Italy. He died of natural causes in the 6th century AD.

Saint Frugentius the Martyr

St Frugentius was a Benedictine monk at Fleury, France. HE was martyred on a small island near Corsica, France in 676 AD.

Saint Sandila

St Sandila was also known as Sandalus, Sandolus or Sandulf. H was martyred by Moors in 855 AD in Cordoba, Spain.

Saint Ambrose of Sens

St Ambrose was the Bishop of Sens, France. He died of natural causes in 455 AD.

Saint Chariton

St Chariton was burned to death and died as a martyr during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Saint Martiniano of Como

St Martiniano was the Bishop of Como, Italy in the mid-7th century.

Saint Zeno

St Zeno was burned to death and died as a martyr during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Martyrs of Aquileia

The Martyrs of Aquileia were four young women, sisters and cousins, who were born to the nobility. They were the daughters of pagans Valentinianus of Aquileia and Valentius of Aquileia.

After converting, each of them made private vows, dedicating themselves to God. They were consequently arrested, tortured by beheading and bodies thrown into a nearby river.

They died as martyrs in the 1st century in Aquileia, Italy by order of Valentius for becoming Christians.

Their names are;

  • Dorothy
  • Erasma
  • Euphemia
  • Thecla

Martyrs of Nagasaki

The Martyrs of Nagasaki are a group of priests and clerics, native and foreign, who were martyred together during the anti-Christian persecutions in Japan.

On September 3 1632, they were scalded in boiling water and later burned alive in Nishizaka, Nagasaki, Japan.

On May 7 1867, they were beatified by Pope Pius IX.

Their names are;

  • Anthony Ishida
  • BartolomĂ© GutiĂ©rrez RodrĂ­guez
  • Francisco Terrero de Ortega PĂ©rez
  • Gabriel Tarazona RodrĂ­guez
  • Jerome of the Cross de Torres
  • Vicente Simões de Carvalho

Martyrs of Seoul

The Martyrs of Seoul were a group of Christian laypeople martyred together in the persecutions in Korea.

On September 3 1839, they were beheaded at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea.

On May 6 1984, they were canonized by Pope John Paul II.

Their names are;

  • Maria Yi Yon-hui
  • Maria Pak K’Un-agi
  • Ioannes Pak Hu-jae
  • Barbara Yi Chong-hui
  • Barbara Kwon Hui
  • Agnes Kim Hyo-Ch’u

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;

  • MartĂ­n Salinas Cañizares
  • Blessed Pius Salvans Corominas
  • Blessed Juan Aguilar Donis
  • Blessed Joaquim Balcells Bosch
  • Blessed Dolores Ăšrsula Caro MartĂ­n
  • Blessed ConcepciĂłn PĂ©rez Giral
  • Blessed Andrea Calle González

Other Saints Celebrated Today

  • Gardan of Etting
  • Commendatore di Cordova
  • Archan of Etting
  • Alberto Besozzi
Saints Whose Feast Day is September 3 - Catholic Saint of the Day
Saints Whose Feast Day is September 3 – Catholic Saint of the Day

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