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Saint of the Day for May

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Saint of the Day for May

There are Catholic Saints for practically every day of the year and these are referred to as a Feast Day or Saint's Day.

Many saints have specially designated feast days, as those detailed in the Saint of the Day for May section, which are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's day.

The Catholic Saint's 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 entrance into heaven.

Eventually, as time passed, practically every day of the year had at least one saint who was commemorated on that date.

Saint of the Day for May - Changes & Reforms
The dates and names attributed to the Saint of the Day for May section include those used by many Catholics in America in the 1900's as detailed in the Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler which was taken from the Benziger Brothers edition of the book published in 1894. Various changes and reforms have resulted in different calendars culminating in the General Roman Calendar of 1962.

Saints of the Day for May

1. Saints Philip and James, Apostles
2. Saint Athanasius
3. Discovery of the Holy Cross
4. Saint Monica
5. Saint Pius V
6. Saint John
7. Saint Stanislas
8. Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel
9. Saint Gregory Nazianzen
10. Saint Antoninus
11. Saint Mammertus
12. Saint Epiphanius
13. Saint John the Silent
14. Saint Pachomius
15. Saints Peter and Dionysia
16. Saint John Nepomucen
17. Saint Paschal Baylon
18. Saint Venantius
19. Saint Peter Celestine
20. Saint Bernardine of Siena
21. Saint Hospitius
22. Saint Yvo
23. Saint Julia
24. Saints Donatian and Rogatian
25. Saint Gregory VII
26. Saint Philip Neri
26. Saint Augustine
27. Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
27. Venerable Bede
28. Saint Germanus
29. Saint Cyril, Martyr
30. Saint Felix I
31. Saint Petronilla

Saints of the Day for May
The history, facts, information and life story of all of the above Saints can be accessed from the Catholic Saints Index. The list of May saints include Saints Philip and James, Athanasius, Monica, Pius V, John, Stanislas, Apparition of Michael the Archangel, Gregory Nazianzen, Antoninus, Mammertus, Epiphanius, John the Silent, Pachomius, Saints Peter and Dionysia, John Nepomucen, Paschal Baylon, Venantius, Peter Celestine, Bernardine of Siena, Hospitius, Yvo, Julia, Saints Donatian and Rogatian, Gregory VII, Philip Neri, Augustine, Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, Venerable Bede, Germanus, Cyril, Martyr, Felix I and Petronilla.

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