Majesty of Catholic saints in baroque stained glass art in cathedrals. Every day there is a name day celebration. (Illustrative image Infobae)
Decades ago, one could even speak of centuries, parents used to assign the first name to their children according to the festival of the saints of that day, even among Catholics and Orthodox the custom of congratulating people on the day of Your saint. Not in vain in the famous “Mañanitas” there is a verse that says: “Today because it is your saint’s day we sing them to you here…”.
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The name day refers to the day in which a saint is celebrated, although it is common for many people to use it as a synonym for birthday, which is wrong, since when talking about it we only refer to the list of names on the saints’ day.
As indicated in the saint calendar, today we also commemorate the women and men who stood out for having special connections with the divinities, who did good deeds for their neighbors and who had high ethics and morals, reasons that led them to be canonized. or beatified and form part of the saints.
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This is the saint’s day for Friday, September 22.
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In Agaunus (today Saint Maurice d’Agaune), in the region of Valais, in the country of the Helvetians, holy martyrs Maurice, Exuperius, Candide, who as soldiers, according to Saint Eucherius of Lyon, were sacrificed for their faith in Christ, in the time of Emperor Maximian, together with his companions of the same Thebean legion and the veteran Victor, thus illustrating the Church with his glorious passion (c. 302).
Along with this character there are other saints and martyrs who are also celebrated this Friday, September 22, such as the following:
Saint Basil of Rome
Saint Emeramus of Regensburg
Saint Emerita of Rome
Saint Ignatius of Sandone
St. Iraides virgin and martyr
San Lautón de Coutances
Saint Silvanus of Levroux
Blessed Aurelio Ample Alcaide
Blessed Carlos Navarro
Blessed David Carlos de Vergara
Blessed Dionisio Pamplona
Blessed Enrique Canadell
Blessed Faustino Oteiza
Blessed Florentín Felipe
Blessed Francisco Prisoner
Blessed Germán Gozalvo Andreu
Blessed Ignatius Casanovas
Blessed José Ferrer
Blessed Joseph Marchandon
Blessed Juan Agramunt
Blessed Manuel Segura
Blessed Mary of Purification Vidal Pastor
Blessed Matías Cardona
Blessed Otto of Morimond
Blessed Vicente Sicluna Hernández
Canonization of priest José Gabriel Brochero. (Reuters/Tony Gentile)
The Catholic and Orthodox Church uses canonization to declare as a saint a deceased person who during his or her life made sacrifices or was related to a divine event in favor of the church.
This involves including the person’s name in the canon (list of recognized saints) and permission is granted from the Catholic Church to venerate them, recognizing their power before God.
During Christianity, people were recognized as saints without the need for a formal process; However, this changed in the Middle Ages. In the case of Catholicism, the Church must carry out an exhaustive investigation of the life of the person to be sanctified.
For the Catholic Church there are four ways to achieve the appointment: the path of heroic virtues; the path of martyrdom; that of exceptional causes, confirmed by an ancient cult and written sources; and that of the offer of life.
In addition, it is considered whether the person lived the Christian virtues to a heroic degree or whether he suffered martyrdom because of his faith. Likewise, it is an essential requirement that he have performed at least two miracles (or one in the case of being a martyr).
Canonization of Pope John Paul II. (AP)
Catholicism is one of the most widely practiced religions in the world. The most recent data from the Vatican – particularly from its Ecclesial Statistical Yearbook – indicate that there are more than 1.36 billion Catholics in the world.
The American continent is where Catholics are most prevalent, with almost half of those registered by the Vatican, with more than a quarter located in South America.
In recent years, the Vatican has noted that the presence of Catholics has increased significantly on two continents: Asia – particularly the Middle East – and Africa.
In contrast, religious numbers in Europe have been declining, while in Oceania they have remained stable.
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