The Catholic Church refers every day through santorals to saints known for their deeds or miracles. It is a compendium that collects the names of saints and blessed persons who are officially celebrated by the Church on specific days throughout the year.
Today the Church commemorates the slaughter of children under two years old born in Bethlehem, on the orders of King Herod to get rid of Jesus of Nazareth.
What is Saint Today: The most important thing this Thursday, December 28th
Of all the saints venerated today, Saint Innocents stands out the most. According to the Bible, the origin of this festival goes back to the times when Herod ruled Judea. As the birth of Christ approached, the king contacted the Magi.
His intention was to find out where the Virgin Mary would give birth to the baby Jesus. Herod, according to the Gospel of Matthew, may have said: “When you find him, let me know so that I too may go and worship him.” in the beginning, Rice cups They believed in the king.
But in dreams, they received a warning that the newborn was in danger, so they returned to their land by another path so as not to meet each other Herod. When the king learned that the wise men of the East had deceived him, his anger turned into a bloodbath.
He ordered the killing of all children under the age of two living in Bethlehem. A fact that would give rise to the figure of the Holy Innocents in reference to those little ones who were killed by Herod's authority.
Innocent is a male name of Latin origin. Today, in Spain, 935 men celebrate their sainthood thanks to the Holy Innocents.
Saint Gaspar del Beauval, another important saint today
A priest who lived between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and fought hard for the freedom of the Church. While in prison, he did not stop leading sinners to the right path, especially by dedicating to the blood of Christ. In honor of this he founded Associations of Missionaries and Sisters of the Precious Blood.
Blessed Catalina Volpicelli
A Catholic of Italian descent, she is the founder of the Order of Servants of the Sacred Heart. She devoted herself to helping the poor and sick, and was also the promoter of the First National Eucharistic Congress in Naples. Because of the influence of this saint, great transformations occurred like the transformations of this saint He beat Bartomeu Luongo Which was linked to spirituality and superstition.
Other Saints of the Day: Complete Santoral for Thursday, December 28
In addition to the Innocent Saints, the Catholic Church today, through the Centurion, celebrates the feast of these saints, which we refer to as follows:
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