Saint of the day

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Date 26 September

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.

s. Nilus, Abbott, Founder of the Exarchic Monastery of Santa Maria in Grottaferrata

Nilus was born in 910 in the town of Rossano in Calabria. He was a Basilian monk, and then began to live the life of a hermit, dedicated to prayer and study. Toward the end of his life, he founded the famous Abbey of Grottaferrata, and became its first abbot.  

Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

St Senator, Martyr of Alban