Saint Otto of Morocco – Saint of the Day – January 16

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St. Otto of Morocco Biography

St. Otto of Morocco Profile. Born: N/A in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy, Aragon, Coimbra, Seville, and Morocco. Died: 16 January 1220 in Morocco. Feast Day is celebrated on January 16.


Saint of the Day

St. Otto of Morocco Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Married
Profession Missionary
Place of Work  Italy, Aragon, Coimbra, Seville, and Morocco
Date of Death 16 January 1220
Place of Death Morocco
Feast Day January 16
Canonized By Pope Sixtus IV in 1481 


Saint’s Biography

Saint Otto of Morocco was a Monk. Together with Saint Francis of Assisi, they preached to the Muslims in Morocco. He and other missionaries preached in Italy, Aragon, Coimbra, Seville, and Morocco, where they were banished and murdered upon their return. He died on 16 January 1220 in Morocco. Otto’s relics were ransomed, and are now in the monastery of the Holy Cross in Coimbra, Portugal.

Saint Otto of Morocco
St. Otto of Morocco

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