Saint of the day

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Date 19 January

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. John, Bishop of Ravenna

St John was Bishop of Ravenna at a time when the whole country was being devastated by the war with the Lombards. He was a holy pastor, entirely dedicated to caring for the needs of his people and his church. Pope Gregory the Great’s book, “The Rule for Pastors” to him. He died in 595.  

Sts. Marius, Martha, Audiface and Abachum, Martyrs on the via Cornelia

St. Germanicus Martyr of Philadelphia