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Saint of the day

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Date 31 May

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

St. Felix of Nicosia

St Felix of Nicosia was a Capuchin friar who lived in the first half of the 18th century. Inside his convent he was porter, shoemaker, and nurse. Outside, he went around begging, and teaching catechism to children. He died in 1787 and was canonized in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI.  

St. Petronilla

According to the Passio of Saints Nereus and Achilleus, St Petronilla may have been the daughter of the Apostle Peter. What is certain is that she was buried in the Catacombs of St Domitilla. She was martyred in the 4th century and her remains were transferred to St Peter's in 757AD.