February 17: saint of the day, name day

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The Saint of the day February 17 is the Seven Founders of the Order of Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which name day is celebrated and other saints are celebrated on this date.


Holy Seven Founders

They were all Florentines of the noble Bonfiglio Monaldi family, Manetto dell’Antella, Bonagiunta Manetti, Amadio degli Amidei, Uguccione degli Uguccioni, Sostegno dei Sostegni, Alessio Falconieri.

While they were gathered in prayer the Queen of Heaven appeared to them on August 15, 1233, dressed in mourning and visibly grieved by the internal struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines.


Once the fratricidal weapons were thrown, the seven young men dressed in mourning and retired in penance and prayer at a hermitage on Montesanario, not far from the city.

In that isolated place, they offered themselves to devotion to Our Lady and together they founded the Order of Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

They all died at the hermitage, the youngest Bonagiunta in 1257, while the oldest Alessio on 17 February 1310 when he was 110 years old.


Other saints and celebrations on February 17th

  • Blessed Antonio Leszczewicz
  • Priest and martyr

  • San Bonoso of Trier
  • Bishop

  • San Constabile (Costabile)
  • Fourth Abbot of Cava


  • St. Evermodo of Ratzeburg
  • Bishop

  • San Finan of Lindisfarne (of Iona)
  • Bishop

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  • San Fintan
  • Abbot of Cluain Ednech

  • San Flaviano
  • Patriarch of Constantinople

  • Blessed Luca Belludi
  • Franciscan

  • San Mesrop
  • Doctor of the Armenian Church

  • Saint Peter Yu Chong-nyul
  • Martyr

  • Saint Silvin of Therouanne
  • Bishop

  • San Teodoro di Amasea
  • Soldier and martyr

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