Saint Feast Days in April
In the Saint Feast Days in April, you can find what saint is celebrated in each day of this month. If you have devotion for any of these saints, then you will know when to it it is the exact day to celebrate your favorite saint.
The Saint Feast Days are, without a doubt, a good way to remind you to dedicate your prayers to those celestial beings who protect you and your family.
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Saint Feast Days in April: which saints are you devoted to?
Saint Lodovico Pavoni
Born: September 11th, 1784 at Brescia, Italy;
Died: of natural causes; Palm Sunday, April 1st, 1849 at Saianco, Italy;
Canonized: October 16t 2016 by Pope Francis.
We are addressing you, O Father, source of life and joy, and through the intercession of St. Lodovico Pavoni with confidence we ask for this grace (mention the grace you are praying for).
May Your Almighty love fulfill our prayer and make us more like to your faithful servant who gave joy and hope to the young and the poor. May our dearest Mother Mary present You this supplication; she obtained the first miracle in Cana through Jesus, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Saint Francis of Paola
Born: century XVI in Paola, in what is now Italy;
Died: in Plessis-les-Tours, France in 1519;
Canonized: by Pope Leo X in 1519.
He was a hermit, founder of the Order of the Minims in Calabria. He urged his followers to live on charity, without having any property, eating only lenten food. He attended King Louis XI of France on his deathbed.
Saint Francis of Paola, you lived an integrated life deeply united to God, nature, and your fellow man. Intercede before the Trinity in heaven on our behalf, assisting us to grow closer to God through death to self, through prayer and through a deep attachment to Christ.
Saint Richard of Wych
Born: 1197 at Droitwich, Worcestershire, England;
Died: of natural causes April, 3rd 1253, in Dover, Kent, England;
Canonized: by Pope Urban IV in 1262 at Viterbo (Papal States).
Saint Richard, do not allow us to be oppressed and enslaved by the evil spirits, by any tyranny, abuse, and injustice or dominated by bad thoughts and grant us the grace to dominate our senses and correct us of our bad habits.
Saint Isidore of Sevilla, Archbishop, and Doctor of the Church
Born: Carthagena, Spain in 560;
Died: in 636 (April 4th is an Optional Memorial);
Canonized: in 1598 by Pope Clement VIII and declared formally a doctor of the Church by Pope Innocent XIII in 1722.
There was little he didn’t know. He is now the Patron Saint of the internet. He was bishop of Seville for 37 years.
Saint Isidore, you used your education and knowledge to great effect to evangelize a people. Help all who seek your intercession to unite their learning with zeal for the good of the Church and the many peoples it serves.
Saint Vicent Ferrer
Born: in 1350 in Valencia, Spain;
Died: in 1419 in Vannes, France;
Canonized: by Pope Calixto III in 1455.
He traveled tirelessly through roads and cities of the West preaching the love of God, peace and the coming of the Lord.
Saint Vincent, do not let my family go through needs. Provide it with everything material and spiritual they need to live with dignity and without worries. Remove them from all bad influences and from everything that may harm them and convert us to good parents who are understanding with their children.
Saint Galla of Rome
Born: in Century VI, in Rome. She was the daughter of Consul Symmachus;
Died: c. 550 of breast cancer;
Canonized: Pope St. Gregory wrote about her, and St. Fulgentius of Ruspe delivered a treatise, in her honor.
After her husband died, she lived very close to the church of San Pedro for a long time, dedicating herself to prayer and to helping others. She is known to once have healed a deaf and a mute girl and all kinds of holy works.
Holy Gala, pray for us so that those of us who have shortages may have consolation and may also be close to heaven. May your miraculous hands help us to face adversity and we can help our children, family, and friends who need it to get ahead.
Saint John Baptist de la Salle
Born: April 30th, 1651 in Reims (France);
Died: April 7th, 1719, in Saint-Yon;
Canonized: on May 24th, 1900 by Pope Leo XIII.
He was a priest who fought for intellectual instruction and spiritual formation of children, mainly the most disadvantaged. He founded the Congregation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
Saint John Baptist, who heard the call of the Lord, illuminate our life and that of the people we want to be always close to God. Give us the strength to follow your steps in selfless help to others and protect us from any deviation from the true path that is directed to God.
Saint Dionysius of Corinth
Born: in the II century;
Died: April 8th 171;
Canonized: prior to the institution of modern investigations.
He was Bishop of Corinth. His deep faith in our Lord Jesus Christ endowed him with a great knowledge of his word, which he preached beyond his own province. To carry this knowledge further he picked it up in numerous letters intended for other bishops.
Saint Dionysius of Corinth, as faithful followers of yours, help us to follow your steps, along with the path of benevolence, austerity, love for others and love for God. Direct our steps, lead us through the best paths and fill us with thanks and favors.
Saint Casilda of Toledo
Born: XI century in Burgos, Spain;
Died: c. 1050.
Daughter of a Muslim king of Toledo, she practiced Christian charity in favor of the needy. She brought food to the Christian prisoners made by her father. When she was discovered she transformed the food hidden in her clothes in roses. She was martyred and taken to heaven with God our Lord.
Saint Casilda, we sincerely believe in you, so we raise our prayers in search of your grace. Make our faith and hope not to be let down by adversity, give us confidence and strength and keep us in your kind heart.
Saint Magdalene of Canossa
Born: March 1st, 1774 in Verona, Italy;
Died: of natural causes on April 10th, 1835 in Verona, Italy;
Canonized: October 2nd, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
When her father died, her mother abandoned her and her siblings to a governess when Magdalene was five years old. Nun, studying in the Carmel of Trent, Italy and then Conegliano, Italy. She was the founder of the Canossian Daughters of Charity and the Canossian Sons of Charity that had the mission of providing free education to poor children. By the end of the 20th century, there were more than 2,600 Canossians working around the world.
O God, Father of goodness, you revealed your love to the humble and to the children, by raising in your Church, St. Magdalene of Canossa to be the servant of the poor, grant that we may seek you above all things and served the poor and the little ones in a true spirit of charity and humility. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. St. Magdalene of Canossa, pray for us.
Saint Gemma Galgani
Born: XX century in Borgonovo de Capannori, Italy;
Died: at the age of 20;
Canonized: in 1940 by Pope Pius XII.
She was a young woman who believed deeply in Jesus Christ and his word. For that reason he dedicated his life to him, dying very young, at the age of twenty, becoming venerated by the Catholic Church.
Holy Gemma, pray for us so that those of us who have shortages have consolation and we are also close to heaven. May your miraculous hands help us to face the adversities and we can help our children, family, and friends who need it to get ahead.
Saint Teresa of the Andes
Born: July 13th, 1900 at Santiago, Chile;
Died: of typhus on April 12th, 1920 at the Carmelite convent at Los Andes, Chile;
Beatified: April 3rd, 1987 at Santiago, Chile by Pope John Paul II. Her brother, Luis, attended the beatification;
Canonized: March 21st, 1993 by Pope John Paul II.
She was devoted to Christ and greatly influenced by the autobiography of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux. She joined the monastery of the Discalced Carmelite nuns at Los Andes on May 7th, 1919, and was given the name Teresa of Jesus. She as a role model for young people, the first Chilean, and the first member of the Teresian Carmel in Latin America to be beatified.
Lord Jesus, you chose St. Teresa of Los Andes to show people the joy of knowing and loving you. She consecrated her life to your love and reflected in her countenance the beauty of your divine Face. You also asked her to spread the joyful message of the Gospel and she spent her young life living the Gospel of love. We ask you, Lord, that her canonization by the Church may serve to exalt your name and to bring her message of faith and love, of joy and hope, to everyone, especially those most in need. We also ask you to grant us the particular grace we now pray for through her intercession.
Born: c. 564 in Toledo, Spain;
Died: April 13th 585, Tarragona, Spain;
Canonized: in 1585 by Pope Sixtus V.
He was the son of Leovigildo, famous Arian king of the Visigoths. He was converted to the Catholic religion by the hand of San Leandro, bishop of Seville. His own father cut his throat by refusing to receive communion from an Arian bishop.
Saint Hermenegildo, who shows us your love and justice by forgiving our faults and sins, listen to our supplications and make us, recognizing our faults, feel blessed with your forgiveness and rejoice and rejoice with you.
Saint Lydwina de Schiedam
Born: April 18th, 1380 in Schiedam, Netherlands;
Died: April 14th, 1433 in Schiedam, Netherlands;
Canonized: March 14th, 1890 by Pope Leo XIII.
Devoted to the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, she dedicated her life to others. By declaring her as a saint, it was indicated that she was a prodigy of human suffering and heroic patience. She is considered the patron of the chronically ill who takes advantage of her long illness to purge her sins.
Holy Lydwina, we sincerely believe in you, so we raise our prayers in search of your grace. Make our faith and hope not to be let down by adversity, give us confidence and strength and keep us in your kind heart.
Saint Telmo Confessor
Born: 1185 in Palencia, Spain;
Died: April 15th, 1246 in Tui, Spain;
Canonized: in 1741 by Pope Benedict XIV.
He is one of the most popular medieval saints. He taught everything he knew to others, healed souls, helped the poor, his influence served to help sailors and fishermen in the creation of the guilds and guilds. His miracles made true popular fervor exist.
Saint Telmo, enlighten my heart, grant me to walk on the path of good and always in the light of truth. Give me the strength to make worthy and honest decisions and be able to spread the love for Jesus Christ and charity among my fellow men.
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Born: January 7th in Lourdes, France;
Died: of natural causes on April 16th, 1879 in Nevers, Nièvre, France;
Canonized: December 8th, 1933 by Pope Pius XI.
She had 5 brothers and sisters and grew up very poor. Between the age of 12 to 14, she worked as a servant. Around the time of her first Communion, she received a vision of the Virgin; and in the following five months, she received seventeen more, and was led to a spring of healing waters.
She moved into a house with the Sisters of Nevers at Lourdes where she lived, worked, and learned to read and write. The sisters cared for the sick and indigent, and at age 22 they admitted Bernadette into their order since she was both.
Always sick herself, and often mistreated by her superiors, she died with a prayer for Mary’s aid. Since the appearances of Mary to young Bernadette in 1858, more than 200 million people have visited the Marian shrine of Lourdes.
Oh Saint Bernadette
Saint Bernadette – Teach us to serve and to pray
In Lourdes, You experienced the joys and trials of family life
You saw Mary eighteen times at the rock
You called the sinners to penance
The priests to edify the Church of God
The pilgrims to come in procession
You reported the name of Mary, the Immaculate Conception
You desired ardently to receive the Body of the Lord, and to live of it
You knew shame and suspicion, mockery and humiliation
You bore witness to what you saw and believed with such determination
You answered the call of the Lord.
With you Bernadette, we go to the Grotto, to contemplate Mary, full of grace, to hear her say ‘Do whatever he tells you’.
With you Bernadette, we reply I promise, I will. Saint Bernadette teach us to receive the good news.
With you Bernadette, we wish to hear the call of penance, to walk in the path of conversion, to live in humility
With you Bernadette, we take up our Cross, we say ‘Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners
With you Bernadette, we go and wash at the springs of mercy
With you Bernadette, we say yes to the will of God, by becoming servants of the little ones, the poor and the sick
With you Bernadette, we look on the other as a person, Saint Bernadette, teach us to love and to serve
With you Bernadette, we go to meet the Lord in the Eucharist. We go to drink at the Spring of the Living Water of the Word of God. We go in procession, together as a Church in the footsteps of Christ.
With you Bernadette, we shall go and repeat the Name of the Lady to the World, ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’.
Saint Bernadette, teach us to pray to Mary each day, Mother of God and our Mother: ‘Hail Mary, full of Grace’.
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you
Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us. Saint Bernadette Pray for us.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
Born: 1656 at Osserneon (Auriesville), modern New York, USA;
Died: of natural causes April 17th, 1680 at Caughnawaga, Canada;
Canonized: October 21st, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. The canonization miracle involved the cure of a boy suffering from a flesh-eating bacteria.
Daughter of a Christian woman captured by the Iroquois and a non-Christian Mohawk, she lost her parents to a smallpox epidemic. She was then converted and baptized in 1676 by Father Jacques de Lamberville, a Jesuit missionary. Left alone and abused by relatives for her faith, she escaped through 200 miles of wilderness to the Christian Native American village of Sault-Sainte-Marie.
Took a vow of chastity in 1679 and she was known for her spirituality and austere lifestyle. Her grave became a pilgrimage site and place of miracles for Christian Native Americans and French colonists. She was the first Native American proposed for canonization, her cause was started in 1884 under Pope Leo XIII. The Tekakwitha Conference, an international association of Native American Catholics and those in ministry with them, was named after her.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, our elder sister in the Lord, discreetly, you watch over us;
May your love for Jesus and Mary inspire in us words and deeds of friendship, of forgiveness and of reconciliation.
Pray that God will give us the courage, the boldness and the strength to build a world of justice and peace among ourselves and among all nations.
Help us, as you did, to encounter the Creator God present in the very depths of nature, and so become witnesses of Life.
With you, we praise the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. Amen.
Holy founders of the Church in North America. Pray for us.
Born: IX century in Cordoba, Spain;
Died: April 18th, 1850, Cordoba, Spain;
Canonized: no date is known.
He was a monk and priest and served in the basilica of Saint Ascisclo. Because of his defense of the Christian religion, he was martyred by the Saracens. His martyrdom is remembered by Saint Eulogius in the Memorial sanctorum.
Saint Perfectus, as faithful followers of yours, help us to follow your steps, along with the path of benevolence, austerity, love for others and love for God. Direct our steps, lead us through the best paths and fill us with thanks and favors.
Saint Expeditus of Melitene
Born: IV century;
Died: he was decapitated by the order of Emperor Diocletian on April 19th 303 in Melitene, Armenia;
Canonized: no date is known.
He was a Roman military man who came to command a legion in the time of Emperor Diocletian. He converted to Christianity by discovering the message of God and seeing how Christians bravely faced death.
The evil appeared to him in the form of a crow that shouts at him always Tomorrow! Tomorrow!, to which Saint Expeditus responded that today, no postponements!, which made him the saint who attends to urgent cases.
Saint Expeditus, saint of urgent matters, I show you my needs. I ask you to intercede for me so that I may persevere in the faith and thus may reach the joy of heaven with Jesus Christ, with the Virgin Mary, the angels, and other saints.
Saint Agnes of Montepulciano
Born: January 28th, 1268 in Graciano, Italy;
Died: April 20th, 1317 in Graciano, Italy;
Canonized: 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII.
She was a woman who wore the habit of the virgins when she was nine years old. At fifteen, against her will, she was elected superior of the nuns of Procene. Later she founded a monastery subject to the discipline of Saint Domingo. In her work, she always showed great humility.
Saint Agnes, pray for us so that those of us who have shortages have consolation and we are also close to heaven. May your miraculous hands help us to face the adversities and we can help our children, family, and friends who need it to get ahead.
Saint Anselm of Canterbury
Born: 1033 in Aosta, Italy;
Died: April 21st, 1109, Canterbury, United Kingdom;
Canonized: 1492 by Pope Alexander IV.
He was a monk and also abbot of the Bec monastery in Normandy. He taught the other monks to walk in the way of perfection and, through the understanding of faith, to be able to find God. Later he was promoted to the Canterbury headquarters in England, where he suffered numerous difficulties for his constant defense of the church.
Saint Anselm, who show us your love and justice by forgiving our faults and sins, listen to our supplications and, recognizing our faults, we feel blessed with your forgiveness and we rejoice and rejoice with you.
Pope Saint Soter
Born: at Fondi, Italy;
Papal Ascension: c.166;
Died: it is said that he was martyred c.175, though no evidence has survived. He was buried in the Callistus cemetery in Rome, Italy.
He was pope in the terrible times of the persecutions of Christians ordered by Marcus Aurelius. These persecutions had already ended with his predecessor, Aniceto. He was very charitable with everyone, especially with foreigners in need or those condemned to the mines.
Saint Soter, do not let my family pass needs. Provide it with everything material and spiritual they need to live with dignity and without worries. Remove them from all bad influences and from everything that may harm them and convert us to good parents who are understanding with their children.
Born: IV century Nicodemia, Turkey;
Died: 303 Nicomedia, Bithynia;
Canonized: no information available.
Undoubtedly one of the best-known saints of the Saints Feast Days of April. There is very little information about him, although his importance was so great that he became the patron of the United Kingdom (George), Aragón (Chordi) or Catalonia (Jordi). The famous legend remembers him killing a dragon, thus achieving the safety of a princess.
Saint George, you who avoided the misfortune of the dragon, who through the grace and strength of the Lord, with humility and firmness subjected to beasts and enemies, I beg you to nurse the evil thoughts and feelings of everyone who is against me, or I want my ruin or want to hurt me.
Saint Fidel of Sigmaringen
Born: 1577 in Sigmaringen, Germany;
Died: April 24th, 1622 in Grüsch, Switzerland;
Canonized: June 29th, 1746, Rome by Pope Benedict XIV.
He was a martyr who, despite having studied for a lawyer, preferred to enter the Order of the Capuchin Minor Brothers. His love for God and deep faith made him lead a life of vigils and prayers. Sent to the region of Recia to consolidate the Christian faith, he received martyrdom in Sevis, Switzerland, from the Calvinist heretics.
Saint Fidel, you are our refuge and hope, look at us with love and grant us forgiveness and mercy with your infinite benevolence. Bless us with your gifts and fill us with favors, guarding us against all evil with your holy protection.
Saint Mark the Evangelist
Born: 5 in Cyrene, Libya;
Died: April 28th, 68 in Cyrene, Libya;
Canonized: no information.
One of the four evangelists, who in the first place followed Saint Paul in his apostolic work in Jerusalem. Later he followed Pedro’s footsteps, which he called his son. His gospel picked up the catechesis of Peter to the Romans, besides being the one who instituted the Church of Alexandria.
Saint Mark, enlighten my heart, grant me to walk on the path of good and always in the light of truth. Give me the strength to make worthy and honest decisions and be able to spread the love for Jesus Christ and charity among my fellow men.
Saint Isidore of Seville
Born: 560 in Cartagena, Seville, Spain;
Died: April 636 in Cartagena, Seville, Spain;
Canonized: 653 by the Eighth Council of Toledo.
Another of the most popular saints of the Saints Feast Days of April. He was Archbishop, doctor of the Church, historian, and theologian. Undoubtedly one of the most renowned sages of his time. His educational system was progressive and open.
He was in charge of proposing a system that encompassed all branches of human knowledge. He loved the disadvantaged, increasing his alms a lot in his last months of life. He was declared Doctor of the Church by the Holy See in 1722.
Saint Isidore, who shows us your love and justice by forgiving our faults and sins, listen to our supplications and make us, recognizing our faults, feel blessed with your forgiveness and rejoice and rejoice with you.
Saint Zita of Lucca
Born: 1218 at Bozzanello, Monte Sagrate, Tuscany, Italy;
Died: of natural causes on April 27th, 1272 at Lucca, Italy. She is buried in the church of San Frediano in Lucca and her tomb was re-discovered in 1580;
Canonized: in 1652 by Pope Innocent X.
She was born to a very poor but pious family and at the age of twelve, she became a domestic servant for the wealthy Fainelli family in Lucca. She worked there all her life, as she saw it as a way to serve God.
She often gave her own food, and sometimes that of her master, to those who were poorer than herself. This caused her trouble with her employers and the other servants in the house who resented her. However, she did such a fine job she was eventually placed in charge of the house and entrusted with its keys.
Attended daily Mass before beginning her duties, and would go to a nearby monastery to pray in private. Her reputation was such that Dante in the Inferno referred to the city of Lucca as “Santa Zita”.
inspire us to take pride in our daily work
and do it to the best of our abilities
out of Love for God.
May we find Jesus in the most menial of tasks.
May we always embrace a spirit of obedience
and charity as you did.
Pray for us Saint Zita
that we may have a generous heart
that gives even when we have little.
Place trust in Jesus deep in our heart
that we may never experience despair or loss of hope.
Please carry the petitions we hold in our heart
to Jesus on our behalf.
(Mention your intentions here.)
Saint Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort
Born: January 31st, 1673, Montfort-sur-Meu, France;
Died: April 28th, 1716, St. Laurent-sur-Sèvre, France;
Canonized: July 20th, 1947 by Pope Pius XII.
He dedicated himself to evangelize the western regions of France. He came to found two congregations in which the word of God was preached. He wrote about the Cross of Christ and devotion to the Blessed Virgin.
Saint Louis Mary, as faithful followers of yours, help us to follow in your footsteps, on the path of benevolence, austerity, love for others and love for God. Direct our steps, lead us through the best paths and fill us with thanks and favors.
Saint Catherine of Siena
Born: March 25th, 1347 Siena, Italy;
Died: April 29th, 1380, Rome, Italy;
Canonized: June 29th, 1461 by Pope Pius II.
She entered the Sisters of Penance in Santo Domingo, eager to know God and also herself. She worked actively for peace so that the Roman Pontiff could return to the city and maintain the unity of the Church. She left magnificent documents full of spirituality. She was recognized as a doctor of the Church.
Saint Catherine, we sincerely believe in you, so we raise our prayers in search of your grace. Make our faith and hope not to be let down by adversity, give us confidence and strength and keep us in your kind heart.
Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
Born: May 3rd, 1786 in Bra, Italy;
Died: April 30th, 1842, Chieri, Italy;
Canonized: 1934, in Rome by Pope Pius XI.
Priest that due to his deep faith in God our Lord opened a house destined to welcome the poor, marginalized and sick. He just needed to trust in Divine Providence to carry out his project.
O God, who have taught your Church to keep all the heavenly commandments by the love of you as God and love of neighbor; grant that, practicing the works of charity after the example of blessed Benedict Joseph, we may be worthy to be numbered among the blessed in your Kingdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
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