January 1: saint of the day, name day


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The Saint of January 1 is Mary Most Holy Mother of God, which name day is celebrated and other saints who are celebrated on this date.


Mary Most Holy Mother of God

On this day we celebrate the great and consoling mystery of Mary's divine motherhood and the very high figure of the Madonna proclaimed by the Mother Church of God.

In fact, as the Second Vatican Council pointed out, the Virgin is inextricably linked with the work of salvation performed by her Son Jesus.


Mary daughter of Adam, saying yes to God, became the mother of Jesus, embracing the saving will of God with all her soul and without any stain of sin.

She totally consecrated herself to the Lord, her human and divine nature was affirmed for the first time in the Council of Ephesus in 431.

The solemnity of Mary Most Holy Mother of God is the first Marian feast of the year in the calendar of holidays recognized by the Catholic Church.


Other saints and celebrations of January 1st

  • Sant'Almachio
  • Martyr

  • Blessed Andrea Gomez Saez
  • Salesian priest, martyr

  • Blessed Caterina Solaguti
  • Mercedary Virgin


  • San Chiaro
  • Abbot of S. Marcello di Vienne

  • St. David III the Restorer
  • King of Georgia

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  • Sant'Eugendo
  • Abbot of Condat

  • San Frodoberto
  • Abbot of Moutier-La Celle

  • San Fulgenzio di Ruspe
  • Bishop

  • Blessed are Giovanni Battista and Renato Lego
  • Martyrs

  • Blessed Giovanni da Montecorvino
  • San Giuseppe Maria Tomasi
  • Cardinal, Theatine

  • San Giustino di Chieti
  • Bishop

  • San Guglielmo di Volpiano
  • Abbot of S. Benigno di Dijon


  • Blessed Luigi (Lojze) Grozde
  • Martyr

  • Blessed Mariano (Marian) Konopinski
  • Priest and martyr

  • Saint Odilone of Cluny
  • Abbot

  • San Sigismondo (Zygmunt) Gorazdowski
  • Priest

  • Blessed Ugolino da Gualdo Cattaneo
  • Hermit

  • San Vincenzo Maria Strambi
  • Bishop, Passionist

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