Tagged: Spanish saints

Saint Raymond Nonnatus: Patron of Expectant Mothers

The saint of the day for August 31 is Saint Raymond Nonnatus. He is the patron saint of:  childbirth, expectant mothers, newborn babies, obstetricians, and pregnant women. Saint Raymond Nonnatus was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain in 1204, the son of wealthy parents. He was delivered by cesarean section when his mother died in childbirth. Hence, his name non natus (not born). In his childhood,...

St. Dominic: The Saint of the Holy Rosary

August 8 is a special day for me because not only is it my birthday, but it is the feast day of one of my favorite saints — St. Dominic, a Castilian priest and founder of the Dominican Order. Also, the founder of my Oblate community is a Dominican. Therefore, this is is a special feast day for the members of the Community of St....

Saint Isidore of Seville: Patron Saint of the Internet

Today is the optional memorial of Saint Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of the Internet and the author of the first encyclopedia. A Confessor, Doctor of the Church, and Bishop of Seville, Isidore was born in Cartagena, Spain, 560 and died in Seville, Spain in 636. He was younger brother to Saint Fulgentius of Astigi and Saint Florentina and succeeded his brother, Leander, a...

Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Patron of Peru

  The saint of the day for March 23 is Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo also known as St. Toribio de Mogrovejo. Together with St. Rose of Lima, St. Turibius of Mongrovejo is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for 26 years. Born in Spain and educated for the law, he became so brilliant a scholar that...