Catholic Saints

Saint Eleutherius

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Eleutherius
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  • Date of Birth and Death
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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Abbot

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Eleutherius: September 6
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Abbot
  • Date of Death: Saint Eleutherius died 585

The Story and History of Saint Eleutherius

The story and history of Saint Eleutherius. Simplicity and spirit of compunction were the distinguishing virtues of this holy man. He was chosen abbot of St. Mark's near Spoleto, and favored by God with the gift of miracles.

A child who was possessed by the devil, being delivered by being educated in his monastery, the abbot said one day: "Since the child is among the servants of God, the devil dares not approach him." These words seemed to savor of vanity, and thereupon the devil again entered and tormented the child. The abbot humbly confessed his fault, and fasted and prayed with his whole community till the child was again freed from the tyranny of the fiend. St. Gregory the Great not being able to fast on Easter-eve on account of extreme weakness, engaged this Saint to go with him to the church of St. Andrew's and put up his prayers to God for his health, that he might join the faithful in that solemn practice of penance. Eleutherius prayed with many tears, and the Pope, coming out of the church, found his breast suddenly strengthened, so that he was enabled to perform the fast as he desired. St. Eleutherius raised a dead man to life. Resigning his abbacy, he died in St. Andrew's monastery in Rome, about the year 585.

Feast Day of Saint Eleutherius

The Feast Day of Saint Eleutherius is September 6. 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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