Book of Saints – Didacus

detail from 'La Cuisine des Anges', by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1646, oil on canvas, Louvre, Paris, FranceArticle

(Diego) (Saint) (November 12) (15th century) A native of Seville in Spain, a Franciscan lay-brother, who attended missionaries of his Order to the Canary Islands and aided them effectually in their Apostolate. Later he was recalled to Spain, where he died in the Convent of Alcala in Castile, A.D. 1463. He was a miracle of penance and contemplative prayer, his chief devotion being to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, and to the Holy Mother of God. The many miracles worked at his tomb led to his canonization by Pope Sixtus V in the year 1588.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Didacus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 October 2012. Web. 23 January 2022. <>