Many of the great figures of the Old Testament are considered by Holy Church to be saints. They are not on the Latin Church’s universal calendar – except for a few of those mighty ones who stand astride the two covenants, whom you could name if you tried – but they are in the Roman Martyrology.
Today is feast of St. Samuel, the prophet of the Old Testament.
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Many people do not realize that Old Testament figures are often considered saints.
Here is the entry for St. Samuel in the Roman Martyrology:
Commemoratio - Sancti - Samuelis - Prophetae - Puer
2. Commemoratio sancti Samuelis, prophetae, qui puer a Deo vocatus, dein iudicis in Israel munere fungens, Deo iubente, Saulem unxit regem super populum, sed, illo postea a Domino ob infidelitatem reiecto, regalem unctionem contulit etiam Davidi, cuius ex semine Christus erat nasciturus.
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