Who in the world is Hermenegild? I had no idea this was his day. Today, April 13, is the anniversary of his martyrdom (in the year 585) at the hands of his own father. Read more here. Who knew? Thanks to the LutherPunk for enlightening me.
For even more detail, here’s what Butler’s Lives of the Saints says. (Via EWTN, yes, you can tell your friends I quoted EWTN. Mirabile dictu.)
The ever-reliable Encyclopedia Britannica has a little article too.
Happy feast, blessed Hermenegild. Will you come back and teach us to pronounce your name?
Illustration: "Triunfo de San Hermenegildo," by Francisco de Herrera the Younger (1654).