Today, Monday April 17, the Catholic Church honors Saint Simeon.
In 324 Simeon, called Bar Sabba, became bishop of Seleucia-Ctesiphon in Persia.
According to the Vatican website, twenty years later King Sapor II revived the persecution of Christians and Simeon was assassinated along with some of his companions.
The Catholic saints are the group of people recognized by the Church as saints or blessed on a specific date. The Roman Martyrology is the document that names and distributes in the calendar the almost 7,000 saints and blessed recognized by the Church.
The saints and saints are prominent men and women in the various religious traditions for their special relationships with the divinities or for a particular ethical elevation. While the consideration of blessed constitutes the third step on the path to canonization.
Today's saints day, April 17, also celebrates the following saint's days:
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