August 9: saint of the day, name day


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The Saint of the day 9 August is Saint Teresa Benedetta of the virgin martyr Cross, which name day is celebrated and other saints who are celebrated on this date.


Saint Teresa Benedetta of the Cross

Edith Stein was born in Wroclaw, in German Silesia, on October 12, 1891, the eleventh daughter of a very religious Jewish couple.

From childhood Edith manifested a lively and brilliant intelligence.


After teaching philosophy for a few years, he undertook a new life in Christ with baptism, continuing it under the veil of the virgins consecrated in the order of the Discalced Carmelites.

Under an ungodly regime contrary to human and Christian dignity she was thrown into prison far from her homeland and in the Auschwitz death camp near Krakow in Poland she was killed in a gas chamber.

Other saints and celebrations on 9 August

  • Santa Candida Maria of Jesus Cipitria
  • Founder


  • Blessed Claudio Richard
  • Martyr

  • San Falco di Palena
  • Hermit

  • Blessed Faustino Oteiza
  • Piarist, martyr


  • San Feidlimid (Fedlimino)
  • Bishop

  • Blessed Florentino Asensio Barroso
  • Bishop and martyr

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  • Blessed Germano of Carcagente (José Maria Garrigues Hernandez)
  • Priest and martyr

  • Blessed Giovanni da Fermo (or della Verna)
  • Blessed Giovanni Guarna from Salerno
  • Dominican

  • Blessed William Plaza Hernandez
  • Martyr

  • Holy Martyrs of Constantinople
  • San Nathì (Nateo)
  • Bishop and abbot

  • Blessed Riccardo Bere
  • Carthusian priest, martyr

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