St. Michael de Sanctis


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/10


Also known as
    Michael of the Saints
    Michael the Ecstatic

Memorial

    10 April

Profile

    Decided at age six that he wanted to be a monk. Imposed such austerities on himself as a child that he had to be restrained. Orphaned, he became the apprentice of a merchant. Tried to join the Trinitarian monastery at Barcelona at age 12. Took his vows at age 15 at the monastery of Saint Lambert at Zaragoza on 5 September 1607. Later felt drawn to the more austere Discalced Trinitarians; began his novitiate at Madrid, studied in Seville and Salamanca and took vows at Alcalá. Priest. Twice elected superior of the monastery at Valladolid. Lived a life of prayer and great mortification; especially devout towards the Holy Eucharist, and is said to have been rapt in ecstasy several times during Consecration. He was considered by his brothers to be a saint in life.

Born

    29 September 1591 at Vich, Spanish Catalonia

Died

    10 April 1625 at Valladolid, Spain

Name Meaning

    Who is like God? (Michael)

Beatified

    24 May 1779 by Pope Pius VI

Canonized

    8 June 1862 by Pope Pius IX


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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