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Saint of the day

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Date 20 December

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 Philogonius, Bishop of Antioch

A Syrian lawyer, Philogonius was a great orator, highly esteemed for his wisdom and fairness. Married, he had a daughter. He was elected bishop of Antioch in 314. He combatted Arianism, a heresy that denied the divinity of Jesus. He died in prison in 324, a courageous witness to the faith.