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Saint of the day

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Date 22 September

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. 

Sts. Maurice and Companions, soldiers and Martyrs

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St Maurice was the head of the famous Theban Legion, a unit of Roman soldiers composed of Christians. They were martyred by the Emperor Maximian when they refused to offer sacrifices to the pagan gods ahead of an important battle.   

St. Emerita, Martyr on the via Ostiense

St. Basilla, Martyr on the via Salaria antica