Book of Saints – Daniel – 21 July


DANIEL (Saint) Prophet. (July 21) (5th century B.C.) One of the Four Great Prophets, and the inspired writer of the book under his name in Holy Scripture, of which the Church recognizes some sections whose Divine origin was unknown to the Jews. Besides what is therein narrated, tradition holds that the holy Prophet did not return into Judaea with his fellow-countrymen, but remained in Persia, where he died, a centenarian. The Roman Martyrology indicates Babylon as the place of his death, but his tomb is still shown at Susa. His relics, translated to Alexandria, are now venerated at Venice. The Greeks keep his Feast on December 17, together with that of the Three Children cast into the fiery furnace (Daniel 3).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Daniel”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 October 2012. Web. 20 June 2021. <>