Saint of the day

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Date 17 November

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. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop of Neocesarea

Born in 213, the young pagan Gregory (originally Theodore) became a Christian and a bishop so renowned for his preaching and for the miracles worked by his hands that people called him “Thaumaturgus,” “wonder-worker.” His feast day is celebrated on November 17.  

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St. Elisabeth of Hungary, Franciscan Tertiary

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pietro Nelli

When she died at the early age of 24, Elizabeth of Hungary was already considered a saint by many. Widowed at a young age, Elizabeth became a Third Order Franciscan. Despite her noble birth, she embraced Franciscan poverty, assisted the poor, and ministered to the sick.