May 8: saint of the day, name day


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The Saint of the day 8 May is San Vittore il Moro, which name day is celebrated and other saints who are celebrated on this date.


San Vittore il Moro

Born in the third century in Mauritania, a territory corresponding to today's Morocco, and died in Lodi Vecchio in 303, Vittore, together with his companions Nabose and Felicia, was a soldier stationed in Milan but, in the fourth century, the emperor Maximilian imposed on his soldiers to choose whether to be with God or with the emperor.

Vittore preferred God and for this he was arrested and imprisoned for six days, deprived of food and water.


He was then scourged and taken back to prison, where they poured molten lead on his wounds to make the torture even more terrible.

Having lost all hope of making him deny his faith, it was decided to stone him to the point of killing him.

His body was not buried for a week and, despite this, it remained intact until the burial, ordered by the Bishop San Materno who had found it.


Vittore is one of the most popular saints in Milan, where some churches and monuments bear his name, including the famous San Vittore prison.

The relics were moved in 1656 to the new church dedicated to him, a building erected by the citizens as thanks for the escaped plague epidemic.

The cult of San Vittore was widespread, thanks above all to Ambrogio of Milan, who wished to bury his brother Satyr next to him.


Other saints and celebrations of May 8

  • Sant’Agazio (Acacio)
  • Soldier and martyr

  • Blessed Amato Ronconi
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