Saint of the day

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Date 17 July

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. Alexius

Several legends revolve around the figure of St Alexius. He is said to have lived as a beggar under a staircase of his own house, unrecognized by his family. After his death, his identity was discovered, and he was honoured as a saint.  

St. Marcellina, Virgin, Sister of st. Ambrose, Bishop

St. Leo IV, Pope