May 22: saint of the day, name day


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The Saint of the day 22 May is Santa Rita da Cascia, which name day is celebrated and other saints who are celebrated on this date.


Saint Rita of Cascia

Born in 1381 in Roccaporena, near Cascia in Umbria, Rita wanted to devote herself to God since she was a child, but her parents pushed her to marry a willing man, unaware of her violent character.

After the killing of her husband by an enemy who had made himself because of his behavior, and the loss of his two children, Rita felt a lot of pain in feeling hated, for a certain period of time, by relatives but, thanks to the his great Christian faith, he managed to restore peace in relations with them.


Once she was widowed and alone, but in peace with everyone, she was welcomed into the Augustinian monastery of Santa Maria Maddalena in Cascia, where she continued her life for another forty years of humble and charitable behavior, praying and doing penance.

The last fifteen years of his life were marked by the sign on the forehead of his profound union with the crucified Jesus,

He died on May 22, 1457.


Her body is venerated in the sanctuary of Cascia, which is the destination of continuous pilgrimages by faithful who invoke it as a dispenser of graces, a saint of forgiveness and a bearer of peace.

In 1627 she was beatified by Urban VIII while, on May 24, 1900, she was made a saint under the pontificate of Leo XIII.

Other saints and celebrations of 22 May

  • Holy Trinity
  • Santa Giulia
  • Martyr in Corsica


  • Sant ’Attone (Atto) of Pistoia
  • Bishop

  • Saint Ausonius of Angouleme
  • Bishop

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  • Martyr

  • Saints Casto and Emilio
  • Martyrs

  • San Domenico Ngon
  • Martyr

  • Saint John of Parma
  • Abbot

  • Blessed Giovanni Forest
  • Franciscan priest, martyr

  • San Lupicino of Verona
  • Bishop

  • San Lupo di Limoges
  • Bishop


  • Blessed Maria Domenica Brun Barbantini
  • Blessed Matthias of Arima
  • Martyr

  • St. Michael I Dinh Hy
  • Catechist and martyr

  • Blessed Pietro da Cordova
  • Mercedario

  • Blessed Peter of the Assumption and John the Baptist Machado
  • Martyrs

  • Santa Quiteria
  • Virgin and martyr

    NF - Time (December 2022)


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