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Saint Didacus

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Didacus
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  • Date of Birth and Death
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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Franciscan Monk

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Didacus: November 14
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Franciscan Monk
  • Date of Birth: Saint Didacus was born in the fifteenth century
  • Date of Death: Saint Didacus died date unknown

The Story and History of Saint Didacus
The story and history of Saint Didacus. Saint Didacus was born in Spain, in the middle of the fifteenth century.

He was remarkable from childhood for his love of solitude, and when a youth retired and led a hermit life, occupying himself with weaving mats, like the fathers of the desert. Aiming at still higher perfection, he entered the Order of St. Francis. His want of learning and his humility would not allow him to aspire to the priesthood, and he remained a lay-brother till his death, perfect in his close observance of the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and mortifying his wilt and his senses in every way that he could contrive. At one time he was sent by his superiors to the Canary Islands, whither he went joyfully, hoping to win the crown of martyrdom. Such, however, was not God's will, and after making many conversions by his example and holy words, he was recalled to Spain. There, after a long and painful illness, he finished his days, embracing the cross, which he had so dearly loved through his life. He died with the words of the hymn "Dulce lignum" on his lips.

Feast Day of Saint Didacus
The Feast Day of Saint Didacus is November 14. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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