Michael de Sanctis
|Saint Michael de Sanctis|
St. Michael de Sanctis; sculpture of the 18th century at his native home chapel.
September 29, 1591|
Vic, Catalonia, Kingdom of Spain
|Died||April 10, 1625
Valladolid, Old Castile, Kingdom of Spain
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||May 24, 1779, Rome by Pope Pius VI|
|Canonized||June 8, 1862, Rome by Pope Pius IX|
|Major shrine||Vic (birth house, now a chapel); Valladolid Trinitarian church (grave)|
|Attributes||depicted kneeling before an altar where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.|
|Patronage||cancer patients, Vic|
Born Miguel Argemir, at the age of twelve, Michael de Sanctis came to Barcelona and asked to be received into the monastery of the Trinitarians there. After a three year novitiate, he took his vows at that order's monastery of St. Lambert at Zaragoza in 1607. After meeting a Discalced Trinitarian one day, he felt drawn to that congregation's more austere lifestyle and, after much deliberation and the permission of his superior, he entered the congregation of the Discalced Trinitarians at Madrid as a novice. He then took his vows at Alcalá, became a priest, and was twice elected superior of the monastery at Valladolid, where he died.
During his life, Michael de Sanctis led a life of prayer and mortification. He was devout towards the Holy Eucharist, and is said to have been experienced ecstasies several times during Consecration.
Michael De Sanctis was beatified by Pope Pius VI on May 24, 1779 and later canonizedby Pope Pius IX on June 8, 1862. His feast day is celebrated on April 10. In images, he is usually depicted kneeling before an altar where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.
- About the Trinitarian Saints and Blesseds
- "Saint-Michel-des-Saints (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "St. Michael de Sanctis". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
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