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Saint of the Day for December


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Saint of the Day for December

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 December 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 December - Changes & Reforms
The dates and names attributed to the Saint of the Day for December 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 December

1. Saint Eligius
2. Saint Bibiana
3. Saint Francis Xavier
4. Saint Barbara
5. Saint Sabas
6. Saint Nicholas of Bari
7. Saint Ambrose
8. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
9. Saint Leocadia
10. Saint Eulalia
11. Saint Damasus
12. Saint Valery
13. Saint Lucy
14. Saint Nicasius
15. Saint Mesmin
16. Saint Eusebius
17. Saint Olympias
18. Saint Gatian
19. Saint Nemesion
20. Saint Philogonius
21. Saint Thomas
22. Saint Ischyrion
23. Saint Servulus
24. Saint Delphinus. Saints Thrasilla & Emiliana
25. The Nativity of Christ, or Christmas Day
26. Saint Stephen, First Martyr
27. Saint John, Evangelist
28. The Holy Innocents
29. Saint Thomas of Canterbury
30. Saint Sabinus
31. Saint Sylvester

Saints of the Day for December
The history, facts, information and life story of all of the above Saints can be accessed from the Catholic Saints Index. The list of December saints include Eligius, Bibiana, Francis Xavier, Barbara, Sabas, Nicholas of Bari, Ambrose, Leocadia, Eulalia, Damasus, Valery, Lucy, Nicasius, Mesmin, Eusebius, Olympias, Gatian, Nemesion, Philogonius, Thomas, Ischyrion, Servulus, Delphinus, Saints Thrasilla & Emiliana, Stephen, First Martyr, John, Evangelist, Thomas of Canterbury, Sabinus and Sylvester.

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