Michael de Sanctis

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Saint Michael de Sanctis
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St. Michael de Sanctis; sculpture of the 18th century at his native home chapel.
Confessor
Born (1591-09-29)September 29, 1591
Vic, Catalonia, Kingdom of Spain
Died April 10, 1625(1625-04-10) (aged 33)
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)
Feast April 10
Attributes depicted kneeling before an altar where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.
Patronage cancer patients, Vic[1]

Saint Michael de Sanctis (September 29, 1591 – April 10, 1625), sometimes called Michael of the Saints,[1] was a Discalced Trinitarian priest from Vic, Catalonia.

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.

The municipality of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, Canada, is named in his honour.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b About the Trinitarian Saints and Blesseds
  2. ^ "Saint-Michel-des-Saints (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-30.