St. Patrick Catholic Church
Saint of the Day

December 9

Proculus of Verona B (RM)
Died c. 320. Bishop of Verona who confessed the faith during the Diocletian persecutions. He ultimately died in peace in his episcopal city (Benedictines).

Syrus of Pavia BM (RM)
1st century (?). Alleged first bishop of Pavia and said to have been sent there by the apostles. He probably belongs to the 3rd or 4th century. He is the principal patron of Pavia, Italy. See also under Juventius (Benedictines). You'll recognize St. Syrus in art as a bishop enthroned between two deacons; sometimes with St. Juventius (Roeder).

About Saints of the Day
These summaries were prepared in 1998 by St. Patrick's parishioner Katherine I. Rabenstein and are reproduced on with the permission of the author. Note that the content has not been updated since that time and represents the research of the author. An alphabetical index of all saints on our site is available. Source references are also available. HTML formatting © 2007-2008 by St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Washington, D.C.