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Saint of the Day – 2 May – St Florentius of Algeria (Died c 485) B

Saint of the Day – 2 May – St Florentius of Algeria (Died c 485) Bishop, Confessor. Also known as – Fiorenzo.

Florentius was a fifth Century North African Bishop. He was Bishop of Simminensis, 30 km east of Carthage in Roman North Africa.

Florentius suffered persecution at the hand of the Arian Vandal King Huneric for his leading role in the Council of Carthage of 484 where he supported, the Catholic position, rejecting Arianism. He was appointed as envoy from the Council, to Emperor Honorius and Emperor Theodosius but, for this important role, he was exiled to Corsica and forced to hard labour.

In Corsica, he continued his apostolic work until his death, evangelising and defending the True Faith. Some records now report his death by beheading and others that he died of natural causes induced by hard labour.

According to tradition, he was initially buried in the Town in Corsica, which bears his name – San Fiorenzo.

In 760 the Bishop of Treviso, Titian, through a vision, discovered his relics and translated them to his City, placing them in the Church of St John the Baptist in Treviso, Italy.

Currently his remains are on display to the public veneration in the Cathedral of Treviso.


Nuestra Señora de Oviedo / Our Lady of Oviedo, Spain (711) and Memorials of the Saints – 2 May

Nuestra Señora de Oviedo / Our Lady of Oviedo, Spain (711) – 2 May:

St Athanasius (c 295-373) – Confessor, Father and Doctor of the Church, “Father of Orthodoxy,” Bishop of Alexandria, Defender of the true faith, throughout his life he opposed the Arian heresy. By denying the Godhead of the Word, the Arians turned Christ into a mere man, only higher in grace than others in the eyes of God.   St Athanasius took part in the Council of Nicea in 325 and until the end remained a champion of the faith, as it was defined by the Council.   In him, the Church venerates one of her Great Fathers and Doctors.   He was subjected to persecutions for upholding the true teaching concerning the person of Christ and was sent into exile from his See no less than five times.   He died at Alexandria in 373 after an Episcopate of forty-six years.

St Antoninus of Florence OP (1389-1459) “Antoninus the Counsellor,” Dominican Priest, Bishop, Confessor.
Although today is the date of his death, his feast day is actually kept on the 10th of this month.
His Life:

Bl Bernard of Seville
St Bertinus the Younger
Bl Boleslas Strzelecki
Bl Conrad of Seldenbüren
St Cyriacus of Pamphylia
St Eugenius of Africa
St Exsuperius of Pamphylia
St Felix of Seville
St Florentius of Algeria (Died c 485) Bishop
St Gennys of Cornwall
St Germanus of Normandy (Died c 460)
St Gluvias
St Guistano of Sardinia

St José María Rubio y Peralta SJ (1864-1929) “The Apostle of Madrid” and “Father of the Poor,” Jesuit Priest, Confessor, Professor, Preacher, Spiritual Director, Apostle of Eucharistic Adoration.
His Life:

St Joseph Luu
Bl Juan de Verdegallo
St Longinus of Africa
St Neachtain of Cill-Uinche
St Theodulus of Pamphylia
St Ultan of Péronne
St Vindemialis of Africa
St Waldebert of Luxeuil

St Wiborada of Saint Gallen OSB (Died 926) Martyr, Virgin, Benedictine Nun, Anchorite,ascetic, gifted with the charism of prophecy and miracles
Her Life and Death:

Bl William Tirry

St Zoe of Pamphylia (Died 127) Martyr, Laywoman, Wife and Mother.
Her Life and Death:

Martyrs of Alexandria – 4 Saints: A group of Christians Marytred together in the persecutions of Diocletian. We know little more than their names – Celestine, Germanus, Neopolus and Saturninus. 304 in Alexandria, Egyp

Martyrs of Africa: