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What saint is celebrated today, March 30? Everything you need to know about today’s saints

What saint is celebrated today, March 30?  Everything you need to know about today’s saints

Today, March 30, the saints of the Catholic Church It commemorates several blesseds and saints who have been part of the history of Christianity. In addition to being a way to honor the saints and beatified, it also serves as a guide for Catholics, who can find inspiration in the lives and works of these saints. Today we celebrate several saints, but the one that stands out the most is Saint Zosimos of Syracuse.

Saint Zosimus of Syracuse

Saint Zosimo was born around the year 570 into a family of Sicilian landowners. He had a childhood marked by service to Saint Lucy of Syracuse, who suffered martyrdom in the year 304, during the persecution of Diocletian. Since the seven yearsZosimus was handed over to a monastery near Syracuse, where his main task was to take care of the relics of the saint However, this monastic life did not fit the boy’s character, and on one occasion escaped of the monastery after a particularly unpleasant task that had been imposed by the abad Fausto.

However, a meeting in dreams With Saint Lucia, Zosimo’s course changed. The saint showed her disapproval, but Virgin Mary He interceded for him, promising never to disobey again. Over time, the saint adapted to monastery life, immersing himself in prayer, praise and contemplation with his brother monks.

After thirty years of monastic life, the death of the abbot of Santa Lucía plunged the monastery into uncertainty. The monks, unable to decide on a successor, went to the bishop of Syracusewho upon seeing Zosimus exclaimed: “Behold him whom the Lord has chosen”. Thus, Zosimus was appointed abbot and then ordained a priest by the bishop.

During his time at the helm of the monastery, Saint Zosimus ruled with wisdom and love, surpassing all his predecessors and successors. When the episcopal see of Syracuse became vacant, it was popular acclamation that elected Zosimus as its bishop. Pope Theodore finally consecrated him as bishop of Syracuse.

His bishopric was noted for his zeal in teaching the pueblo and his generosity to poor. He died about a year 660, at an age close to ninety years, leaving an indelible mark on the history of the Church. His legacy as a spiritual leader and servant of God endures to this day.

In addition to commemorating Saint Zosimus of Syracuse, the Catholic Church also commemorates the following saints:

  • San Clino
  • San Domnino
  • Saint John Climacus
  • Saint Julio Alvarez
  • Saint Leonard Murialdo
  • Saint Osburga
  • San Régulo de Senlis
  • San Segundo de Asti
  • Blessed Luis de Casáurea (Archangel) Palmentieri