What modern city is named for Saint Didacus?
The name San Diego is Spanish for “Saint Didacus.”
Which Pope canonized Saint Didacus?
Pope Sixtus V canonized Saint Didacus in 1588. He was the first to be canonized after a hiatus following the Reformation.
True or False: Saint Didacus de Alcala was also called Diego.
True! Diego is the Spanish equivalent of his Latin name.
Saint Didacus is the patron of _________.
Early in life, he dedicated himself to a hermitage: first near his home, then under a hermit priest, and finally wandering. Feeling that he could do more to commit his life to God, Didacus joined the Order of Friars Minor as a lay brother in Albaida. After his death, he became the patron for Franciscan friars.
Where was Saint Didacus born?
Saint Didacus was born to poor parents in San Nicolás del Puerto.
Which king was healed by the remains of Saint Didacus?
King Henry IV of Castile was hurt after falling off his horse during a hunting trip. He was in incredible pain, and the doctors couldn't help. The King went to Alcalá to pray for a cure. Saint Didacus body was removed from the casket so the King could kiss it and place a hand on his injured arm. He is said to have experienced immediate pain relief.
Which order did Saint Didacus belong to?
He was appointed the Guardian of the Franciscan community of Fuerteventura.
What year did Saint Didacus die?
He passed away in 1463. After his death, steps were immediately taken to ensure his canonization.
Where did Saint Didacus travel on a mission?
Didacus served the Lord zealously, participating in a mission in the Canary Islands
What year was Saint Didacus born?
Saint Didacus was born in 1400.