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Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Martyr

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen: April 24
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Martyr
  • Date of Birth: Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen was born 1577
  • Date of Death: Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen died April 24, 1622

The Story and History of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
The story and history of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen. Fidelis was born at Sigmaringen in 1577, of noble parents.

In his youth he frequently approached the sacraments, visited the sick and the poor, and spent moreover many hours before the altar. For a time he followed the legal profession, and was remarkable for his advocacy of the poor and his respectful language towards his opponents. Finding it difficult to become both a rich lawyer and a good Christian, Fidelis entered the Capuchin. Order, and embraced a life of austerity and prayer. Hair shirts, iron-pointed girdles, and disciplines were penances too light for his fervor; and being filled with a desire of martyrdom, he rejoiced at being sent to Switzerland by the newly-founded Congregation of Propaganda, and braved every peril to rescue souls from the diabolical heresy of Calvin. When preaching at Sevis he was fired at by a Calvinist, but the fear of death could not deter him from proclaiming divine truth. After his sermon he was waylaid by a body of Protestants headed by a minister, who attacked him and tried to force him to embrace their so-called. reform. But he said, "I came to refute your errors, not to embrace them; I will never renounce Catholic doctrine, which is the truth of all ages, and I fear not death." On this they fell upon him with their poignards, and the first martyr of Propaganda went to receive his palm.

Feast Day of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
The Feast Day of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen is April 24. 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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