National Society of Saints and Sinners

A national society for the descendants of saints.

Qualifying Saints

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Koman’s

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Saint’s Identity1

Life Dates

Patronage2

Feast

Day3

Canonized

or Cultus4

35 St. Adela, Princess of Austrasia ?-735 24 Dec Pre-Cong.
38 St. Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois c1062-1137 24 Feb
37 St. Adèle of France, Countess of Flanders 1009-1079 08 Sep Pre-Cong.
39 St. Adelaide of Burgundy, Empress of the West c931-999 Abuse victims 16 Dec 1097
103 Queen St. Ælfgifu of England ?-944 18 May Pre-Cong.
45 King St. Æthelbert of Kent 552-616 25 Feb Pre-Cong.
51 Bl. Aleth de Montbard c1070-1107 04 Apr Beatified
53 King St. Alfred “the Great” of England c849-899 The Arts; Literature 26 Oct Pre-Cong.

133

St. Anne, Grand Princess of Kiev7

c1000-1050

Sweden

10 Feb

04 Oct

Russian Orth. Rite
57 St. Arnulf, Bishop of Metz 582-640 Metz; Brewers 18 Jul Pre-Cong.
59 Queen St. Ashkhen of Armenia fl. 4th C. Arm. Apost. Rite
61 Queen St. Bathilde of the Franks c630-680 26 Jan Pre-Cong.
63 St. Begga of Landen 613-693/4 17 Dec Pre-Cong.
68 King St. Boris I of Bulgaria 827-907 02 May Orth. Rite
71 St. Brychan, Ruler of Brecknock in Wales fl. 5th C. none 06 Apr Pre-Cong.
73 St. Cadwalladyr, Ruler of Gwynedd in Wales c633-c682 12 Nov Pre-Cong.
74 Bl. Carloman, Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia 707-755 17 Aug Beatified

79

Bl. Charlemagne, King of the Franks and  Emperor of the West

742-814

Learning, Brokers, Teachers,

Tin-founders, U. of Paris

28 Jan

Beatified5

83 St. Clodoule, Bishop of Metz 605-696 08 Jun Pre-Cong.
85 St. Clothilde of Burgundy c475-545 Brides; Adopted children 03 Jun Pre-Cong.
87 St. Coel Hên (“Old King Cole”), Ruler in Ayrshire, Britain c370-420/30 Pre-Cong.
91 King St. Dagobert II of Austrasia c652-678 23 Dec Pre-Cong.
92 King St. David I of Scotland 1084/5-1153 Dunfermline 24 May Pre-Cong.
199 Drtad – SEE Tiridates III
95 Bl. Eberhard V, Count of Nelleburg c1018-1078 25 Mar Beatified
97 King St. Edgar “the Peaceful” of England c943/4-975 Kings; Widowers; St. Dunstan 08 Jul Pre-Cong.
98 St. Edith of Polesworth fl. 10th C. 15 Jul Pre-Cong.
99 Bl. Ela, Countess of Salisbury6 c1187-1261 none 01 Feb Beatified
172 St. Elena, Regent of Kiev c890-969 Converts; Windows 11 Jul Russian Orth. Rite
103 Elfgifu/Elgiva – SEE Ælfgifu
X Elizabeth of Portugal – SEE Isabél
45 Ethelbert – SEE Æthelbert
108 King St. Fernando III of Castile & León 1199-1252 Engineers 30 May 1671

110

Bl. Frederick of Arras

c963-1020

06 Jan

Beatified;

Roman Orth.

Patriarchate

115 St. Gertrude of Hamage ?-c.649 Pre-Cong.
116 St. Gondolfus, Bishop of Tongres c524-604/7 City of Maastricht 16 Jul Pre-Cong.

117

St. Gregory “the Illuminator,” Bishop of Leontius

c257-c331

Armenia

09 Jun

30 Sep

Pre-Cong.

119 Guerin – SEE Warinus
121 King St. Harald “Blåtand” of Denmark c910-985/6 Denmark 01 Nov Pre-Cong.
125 Bl. Hildegard of Kempten, Countess of Vinzgau c754-783 30 Apr Beatified

127

Bl. Humbeline of Jully and Troyes

c1092-1141

Parental Loss

12 Feb

21 Aug

Beatified 1703
128 Bl. Humbert III, Count of Savoy 1136-1189 4 Mar Beatified
217 St. Husik, Bishop of Armenia c305-347 Armenia Pre-Cong.
130 Bl. Ida of Boulogne c1040-1113 13 Apr Beatified
132 St. Ilduara Eriz, Countess of Galicia ?-958 Pre-Cong.
133 Ingegerd – SEE Anne of Kiev7
135 St. Irene, Empress of Byzantium8 c752-803 09 Aug Eastern Rite
180 St. Irene of Hungary, Empress of the East 1088-1133/4 13 Aug Eastern Rite
138 St. Isaac “the Great,” Bishop of Armenia c350-439 13 May Arm. Apost. Rite
X Queen St. Isabél of Portugal 1271-1336 3rd Order of St. Francis 04 Jul 1626
139 Bl. Itta of Metz c592-652 Toothache sufferers 08 May Pre-Cong.
140 St. Izyaslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev c1024-1078 13 Nov Russian Orth. Rite
216 St. Jaroslaus “the Wise,” Grand Prince of Kiev 978-1054 28 Feb Russian Orth. Rite
142 King St. Judicael II of Domnonee in Brittany c590-658 16 Dec Pre-Cong.
143 King St. Ladislas I of Hungary c1040-1095 Architecture 27 Jun 1192
148 Liévin, SEE Leutwinus
147 St. Leopold III of Austria 1073-1136 Austria 15 Nov 1485
148 St. Leutwinus, Bishop of Treves c660-722 Mettlach 29 Sep Pre-Cong.
151 King St. Louis IX of France 1214-1270 France 25 Aug 1297
155 St. Ludmilla, Duchess of Bohemia c860-921 Bohemia 16 Sep Pre-Cong.
158 Queen St. Margaret of Scotland c1045-1093 Scotland 16 Nov 1250
160 St. Matilda of Ringelheim c892-968 Large families; Widows 14 Mar Pre-Cong.
166 St. Nerses, Martyr and Bishop of Armenia c333-c373 19 Nov Arm. Apost. Rite
168 King St. Olaf II of Norway 995-1030 Carvers; Norway 29 Jul 1164
171 King St. Olaf III “Skötkonung,” the Martyr of Sweden c980-1021/2 30 Jul Pre-Cong.
172 Olga – SEE Elena of Kiev
175 Bl. Pepin of Landen, Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia c580-640/7 Nivelles and Landen 21 Feb Beatified
177 St. Pietro Orseolo I, Doge di Venezia 928-987 10 Jan 1731
135 Prisca – SEE Irene of Hungary
X St. Radegonda of Thuringia 518-587 13 Aug
181 Ragnald III – SEE Rögnvald of Orkney
186 Bl. Rixa of Lotharingia, Queen of Poland c995-1063 21 Mar Beatified
181 St. Rögnvald, Earl of Orkney and Caithness c1103-1158 Kirkwall, Scotland 20 Aug 1192
181 Ronald – SEE Rögnvald of Orkney
188 St. Sexburga of East Anglia ?-699 none 06 Jul Pre-Cong.
192 St. Sigrada of Soissons ?-c678 Soissons 04 Aug Pre-Cong.
197 Bl. Theodelinda, Queen of the Lombards c568-628 Beatified
194 St. Theodora, Empress of Byzantium c815-867 Churches 11 Feb Eastern Rite
199 King St. Tiridates “the Great” of Armenia c250-c330 Armenia flexes9 Arm. Apost. Rite
200 Vardanes – SEE Vrtanes
201 St. Vladimir I, Grand Prince of Kiev c955-1015 Converts; Murderers; Russia 15 Jul Russian Orth. Rite
200 St. Vrtanes, Bishop of Armenia ?-342 Arm. Apost. Rite
205 St. Waltheof II, Earl of Huntingdon 1045-1076 31 Aug Pre-Cong.
119 St. Warinus, Count of Poitiers ?-677 25 Aug Pre-Cong.
206 Bl. Widukind of Saxony ?-c804 none 6 Jan Beatified
208 St. William of Gellone c755-812/14 Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, France 28 May 1066
210 St. William I “Longsword,” Duke of Normandy c893-942 none 17 Dec Pre-Cong.
215 St. Wiltrudis of Bavaria ?-c986 6 Jan Pre-Cong.
217 Yusik – SEE Husik
Page in

Koman’s

Book

Saint’s Identity1

Life Dates

Patronage2

Feast

Day3

Canonized

or Cultus4

35 St. Adela, Princess of Austrasia ?-735 24 Dec Pre-Cong.
38 St. Adela of Normandy, Countess of Blois c1062-1137 24 Feb
37 St. Adèle of France, Countess of Flanders 1009-1079 08 Sep Pre-Cong.
39 St. Adelaide of Burgundy, Empress of the West c931-999 Abuse victims 16 Dec 1097
103 Queen St. Ælfgifu of England ?-944 18 May Pre-Cong.
45 King St. Æthelbert of Kent 552-616 25 Feb Pre-Cong.
51 Bl. Aleth de Montbard c1070-1107 04 Apr Beatified
53 King St. Alfred “the Great” of England c849-899 The Arts; Literature 26 Oct Pre-Cong.

133

St. Anne, Grand Princess of Kiev7

c1000-1050

Sweden

10 Feb

04 Oct

Russian Orth. Rite
57 St. Arnulf, Bishop of Metz 582-640 Metz; Brewers 18 Jul Pre-Cong.
59 Queen St. Ashkhen of Armenia fl. 4th C. Arm. Apost. Rite
61 Queen St. Bathilde of the Franks c630-680 26 Jan Pre-Cong.
63 St. Begga of Landen 613-693/4 17 Dec Pre-Cong.
68 King St. Boris I of Bulgaria 827-907 02 May Orth. Rite
71 St. Brychan, Ruler of Brecknock in Wales fl. 5th C. none 06 Apr Pre-Cong.
73 St. Cadwalladyr, Ruler of Gwynedd in Wales c633-c682 12 Nov Pre-Cong.
74 Bl. Carloman, Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia 707-755 17 Aug Beatified

79

Bl. Charlemagne, King of the Franks and  Emperor of the West

742-814

Learning, Brokers, Teachers,

Tin-founders, U. of Paris

28 Jan

Beatified5

83 St. Clodoule, Bishop of Metz 605-696 08 Jun Pre-Cong.
85 St. Clothilde of Burgundy c475-545 Brides; Adopted children 03 Jun Pre-Cong.
87 St. Coel Hên (“Old King Cole”), Ruler in Ayrshire, Britain c370-420/30 Pre-Cong.
91 King St. Dagobert II of Austrasia c652-678 23 Dec Pre-Cong.
92 King St. David I of Scotland 1084/5-1153 Dunfermline 24 May Pre-Cong.
199 Drtad – SEE Tiridates III
95 Bl. Eberhard V, Count of Nelleburg c1018-1078 25 Mar Beatified
97 King St. Edgar “the Peaceful” of England c943/4-975 Kings; Widowers; St. Dunstan 08 Jul Pre-Cong.
98 St. Edith of Polesworth fl. 10th C. 15 Jul Pre-Cong.
99 Bl. Ela, Countess of Salisbury6 c1187-1261 none 01 Feb Beatified
172 St. Elena, Regent of Kiev c890-969 Converts; Windows 11 Jul Russian Orth. Rite
103 Elfgifu/Elgiva – SEE Ælfgifu
X Elizabeth of Portugal – SEE Isabél
45 Ethelbert – SEE Æthelbert
108 King St. Fernando III of Castile & León 1199-1252 Engineers 30 May 1671

110

Bl. Frederick of Arras

c963-1020

06 Jan

Beatified;

Roman Orth.

Patriarchate

115 St. Gertrude of Hamage ?-c.649 Pre-Cong.
116 St. Gondolfus, Bishop of Tongres c524-604/7 City of Maastricht 16 Jul Pre-Cong.

117

St. Gregory “the Illuminator,” Bishop of Leontius

c257-c331

Armenia

09 Jun

30 Sep

Pre-Cong.

119 Guerin – SEE Warinus
121 King St. Harald “Blåtand” of Denmark c910-985/6 Denmark 01 Nov Pre-Cong.
125 Bl. Hildegard of Kempten, Countess of Vinzgau c754-783 30 Apr Beatified

127

Bl. Humbeline of Jully and Troyes

c1092-1141

Parental Loss

12 Feb

21 Aug

Beatified 1703
128 Bl. Humbert III, Count of Savoy 1136-1189 4 Mar Beatified
217 St. Husik, Bishop of Armenia c305-347 Armenia Pre-Cong.
130 Bl. Ida of Boulogne c1040-1113 13 Apr Beatified
132 St. Ilduara Eriz, Countess of Galicia ?-958 Pre-Cong.
133 Ingegerd – SEE Anne of Kiev7
135 St. Irene, Empress of Byzantium8 c752-803 09 Aug Eastern Rite
180 St. Irene of Hungary, Empress of the East 1088-1133/4 13 Aug Eastern Rite
138 St. Isaac “the Great,” Bishop of Armenia c350-439 13 May Arm. Apost. Rite
X Queen St. Isabél of Portugal 1271-1336 3rd Order of St. Francis 04 Jul 1626
139 Bl. Itta of Metz c592-652 Toothache sufferers 08 May Pre-Cong.
140 St. Izyaslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev c1024-1078 13 Nov Russian Orth. Rite
216 St. Jaroslaus “the Wise,” Grand Prince of Kiev 978-1054 28 Feb Russian Orth. Rite
142 King St. Judicael II of Domnonee in Brittany c590-658 16 Dec Pre-Cong.
143 King St. Ladislas I of Hungary c1040-1095 Architecture 27 Jun 1192
148 Liévin, SEE Leutwinus
147 St. Leopold III of Austria 1073-1136 Austria 15 Nov 1485
148 St. Leutwinus, Bishop of Treves c660-722 Mettlach 29 Sep Pre-Cong.
151 King St. Louis IX of France 1214-1270 France 25 Aug 1297
155 St. Ludmilla, Duchess of Bohemia c860-921 Bohemia 16 Sep Pre-Cong.
158 Queen St. Margaret of Scotland c1045-1093 Scotland 16 Nov 1250
160 St. Matilda of Ringelheim c892-968 Large families; Widows 14 Mar Pre-Cong.
166 St. Nerses, Martyr and Bishop of Armenia c333-c373 19 Nov Arm. Apost. Rite
168 King St. Olaf II of Norway 995-1030 Carvers; Norway 29 Jul 1164
171 King St. Olaf III “Skötkonung,” the Martyr of Sweden c980-1021/2 30 Jul Pre-Cong.
172 Olga – SEE Elena of Kiev
175 Bl. Pepin of Landen, Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia c580-640/7 Nivelles and Landen 21 Feb Beatified
177 St. Pietro Orseolo I, Doge di Venezia 928-987 10 Jan 1731
135 Prisca – SEE Irene of Hungary
X St. Radegonda of Thuringia 518-587 13 Aug
181 Ragnald III – SEE Rögnvald of Orkney
186 Bl. Rixa of Lotharingia, Queen of Poland c995-1063 21 Mar Beatified
181 St. Rögnvald, Earl of Orkney and Caithness c1103-1158 Kirkwall, Scotland 20 Aug 1192
181 Ronald – SEE Rögnvald of Orkney
188 St. Sexburga of East Anglia ?-699 none 06 Jul Pre-Cong.
192 St. Sigrada of Soissons ?-c678 Soissons 04 Aug Pre-Cong.
197 Bl. Theodelinda, Queen of the Lombards c568-628 Beatified
194 St. Theodora, Empress of Byzantium c815-867 Churches 11 Feb Eastern Rite
199 King St. Tiridates “the Great” of Armenia c250-c330 Armenia flexes9 Arm. Apost. Rite
200 Vardanes – SEE Vrtanes
201 St. Vladimir I, Grand Prince of Kiev c955-1015 Converts; Murderers; Russia 15 Jul Russian Orth. Rite
200 St. Vrtanes, Bishop of Armenia ?-342 Arm. Apost. Rite
205 St. Waltheof II, Earl of Huntingdon 1045-1076 31 Aug Pre-Cong.
119 St. Warinus, Count of Poitiers ?-677 25 Aug Pre-Cong.
206 Bl. Widukind of Saxony ?-c804 none 6 Jan Beatified
208 St. William of Gellone c755-812/14 Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, France 28 May 1066
210 St. William I “Longsword,” Duke of Normandy c893-942 none 17 Dec Pre-Cong.
215 St. Wiltrudis of Bavaria ?-c986 6 Jan Pre-Cong.
217 Yusik – SEE Husik

1 All persons listed are generally revered as Saints unless specifically noted to be a confessor or beatified.  Martyrs are revered automatically as saints, but we distinguish in this list merely for the sake of interest and additional identification.

2 Not all saints are patrons.  Conversely, many saints are patrons of more than one place, event, occupation or other circumstance.  For purposes of this list, we have chosen to select the most widely known patronage(s) for the saints.

3 Many saints, martyrs and the beatified have more than one feast day, depending on where, or the circumstances under which, they are revered.  For purposes of this list, if the Church (as a whole body) has designated a feast day, it is the one shown in this list; if not, every attempt is made to show what dates are known.  Some saints do not have a known, specific feast day, and therefore one is not shown.

4 By modern terms, only saints and martyrs are canonized.  Those who were designated as saints and martyrs before approximately 1170 AD (when Pope Alexander III issued a papal edict stating that only the head of the Church may make such determination) are considered to have been collectively accepted as saints by the Church, whether revered worldwide or only locally.  This universal acceptance is generally referred to as “Pre-Congregational” canonization.  In some instances, saints who lived centuries before the papal edict of 1170 AD have been formally canonized by the Roman Church.  The Orthodox, Eastern and Roman Churches all follow different guidelines for establishing sainthood.  This list seeks to include those who are revered as saintly in any of the Catholic churches in the world, regardless of guidelines, including those who have a regional cultus (following).

5 Charlemagne’s cultus developed in about the year 1166, and was most recently confirmed by Pope Benedict XIV, prior to his ascension to the papacy.  Charlemagne is venerated at Aachen, Germany.

6 Found on older lists of Beatified and Venerated individuals.  See, e.g., Agnes B.C. Dunbar, Dictionary of Saintly Women, 2 vols. (London: George Bell & Sons, 1904).

7 Her identity as Ingegerd, daughter of King Olof III of Sweden is called into question by a 1930s report of Russian scientists who opened the tomb believed to be hers, and upon performing scientific analysis, determined that her presumed remains were of a woman in her late 20s or early 30s.  This discovery casts doubt on the identity of St. Anna as the daughter of Olof, and other hypotheses have been proffered suggesting she was either the first wife of Jaroslav of Kiev or King Olof’s own younger sister.  However, because of the strong following and belief to the present day that she is Olof’s daughter named Ingegerd, and barring future information to the contrary, the Society chooses to accept her identity as such.

8 Some question remains about whether Irene should be revered as a saint.  Although zealous in her efforts to restore monasteries and iconography in her lifetime, which resulted in her praise by some as a saint, she was not canonized.  Equally, while Western sources claim canonization for her, these claims seem to be unsupported by official liturgical reference in the Orthodox church, and even Nikodemos the Hagiorite fails to mention her.  We include her conditionally.

9 The feast day of King St. Tiridates III is celebrated on the Saturday after the 5th Sunday after Pentecost.

1 All persons listed are generally revered as Saints unless specifically noted to be a confessor or beatified.  Martyrs are revered automatically as saints, but we distinguish in this list merely for the sake of interest and additional identification.

2 Not all saints are patrons.  Conversely, many saints are patrons of more than one place, event, occupation or other circumstance.  For purposes of this list, we have chosen to select the most widely known patronage(s) for the saints.

3 Many saints, martyrs and the beatified have more than one feast day, depending on where, or the circumstances under which, they are revered.  For purposes of this list, if the Church (as a whole body) has designated a feast day, it is the one shown in this list; if not, every attempt is made to show what dates are known.  Some saints do not have a known, specific feast day, and therefore one is not shown.

4 By modern terms, only saints and martyrs are canonized.  Those who were designated as saints and martyrs before approximately 1170 AD (when Pope Alexander III issued a papal edict stating that only the head of the Church may make such determination) are considered to have been collectively accepted as saints by the Church, whether revered worldwide or only locally.  This universal acceptance is generally referred to as “Pre-Congregational” canonization.  In some instances, saints who lived centuries before the papal edict of 1170 AD have been formally canonized by the Roman Church.  The Orthodox, Eastern and Roman Churches all follow different guidelines for establishing sainthood.  This list seeks to include those who are revered as saintly in any of the Catholic churches in the world, regardless of guidelines, including those who have a regional cultus (following).

5 Charlemagne’s cultus developed in about the year 1166, and was most recently confirmed by Pope Benedict XIV, prior to his ascension to the papacy.  Charlemagne is venerated at Aachen, Germany.

6 Found on older lists of Beatified and Venerated individuals.  See, e.g., Agnes B.C. Dunbar, Dictionary of Saintly Women, 2 vols. (London: George Bell & Sons, 1904).

7 Her identity as Ingegerd, daughter of King Olof III of Sweden is called into question by a 1930s report of Russian scientists who opened the tomb believed to be hers, and upon performing scientific analysis, determined that her presumed remains were of a woman in her late 20s or early 30s.  This discovery casts doubt on the identity of St. Anna as the daughter of Olof, and other hypotheses have been proffered suggesting she was either the first wife of Jaroslav of Kiev or King Olof’s own younger sister.  However, because of the strong following and belief to the present day that she is Olof’s daughter named Ingegerd, and barring future information to the contrary, the Society chooses to accept her identity as such.

8 Some question remains about whether Irene should be revered as a saint.  Although zealous in her efforts to restore monasteries and iconography in her lifetime, which resulted in her praise by some as a saint, she was not canonized.  Equally, while Western sources claim canonization for her, these claims seem to be unsupported by official liturgical reference in the Orthodox church, and even Nikodemos the Hagiorite fails to mention her.  We include her conditionally.

9 The feast day of King St. Tiridates III is celebrated on the Saturday after the 5th Sunday after Pentecost.