This unofficial list is only an attempt to put together a monthly calendar of some African Saints, Blesseds, and Venerables,  holy men and women of African ancentry, those of the ancient Church of North Africa as well as those of  later centuries including those of the twentieth century. The year indicates when they died, and the date at the end of the comment indicates the feast day.This list is not exhaustive. If you have some comment, suggestion or information on this page please contact me at the above e-mail address.

Name

Year

Comment

St. Fulgentius

533

Bishop of Ruspe, Tunisia, January 1st
St. Paul

342

Egyptian  Hermit and founder of Monastic life in Thebes, January15
St. Anthony

356

Founder of monastic life in the desert of Egypt, January 17
St. John the Alms Giver

619

Patriarch of Alexandria, January 23
St. Gelasius

496

Bishop of Rome and third African Pope (492-496), March 1
SS. Perpetua and Felicity

202

Martyred in Carthage along with 6 others companions, March 7
St. Maximilian (Marmilian)

295

Martyred at Theveste, Numidia after refusing to serve in the Roman army, March 12
St. Benedict the Black

1585

Sicilian, son of African parents; the first African to be canonized through the regular canonical process, April 4
St. Zeno

380

Born at Cherchell, Algeria; missionary in Verona, Italy, where he become Bishop of Verona (c. 362), April 12
St. Marcellinus

4th Cent.

He was an African missionary to France, April 20
St. Athanasius

373

Bishop of Alexandria, May 2
SS. Timothy and Maura

298

Husband and wife martyred in Southern Egypt, May 3
St. Isdore of Chios

251

Alexandrian army officer beheaded for his faith, May 15
St. Josephine Bakhita

1947

Sudanese slave girl born in 1869. She was later sold to an Italian Consol who took her to Italy where she eventually became free. She was baptized and later joined the Canossian Sisters in Vincenza, Italy, lived a holy life, and beatified May 17, 1992. She was canonized on October 1st 2000.   Her feast is 8 February.
St. Julia of Tunisia

?

Slave girl crucified for her faith, May 22
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions

1886

Martyrs, canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. The 22 young court servant were martyred for their faith by the Buganda King Mwanga in 1886. Along with them were 80 young Anglicans. June 3
St. Onuphrius

4th Cent.

Egyptian hermit, June12
St. Orsiesius

c.380

Abbot of Tabennisi Monastery, Egypt, June 15
St. Cyril of Alexandria

444

Patriarch of Alexandria (412-444), June 27
St. Shenute

c.450

Founder of monastic life in Egypt, July 1
St. Anatolius

c. 282

Philosopher and scientist of Alexandria, July 3
St. Pantaenus

190

Head of Alexandrian Catechetical School and missionary to Persia (Iran), July 9
St. Eugenius

5th Cent.

Archbishop of Carthage, July 13
St. Speratus and companions

180

The 12 martyrs of Scillum, Carthage, Tunisia, July 17
St. Aurelius

5th Cent.

Archbishop of Carthage, Tunisia, July 20
St. Victor I

199

Bishop of Rome and first African Pope (189-199), July 23
St. Rutilius

4th Cent.

North African martyr, August 2
Blessed Isidore Bakanja

1909

A Congolese labourer and catechist martyred for his faith,   8 August
Blessed Victoire Rasoamanarivo

1894

Foundress of the Catholic Action in Madagascar, beatified in 1989, August 21
153 martyrs of Utica

c. 260

Thrown into a pit of quicklime in Utica, Tunisia, August 24
St. Monica

387

Mother of St Augustine of Hippo, widowed at age 40, August 27
St. Poemen

c. 400

A desert monk known for his holiness, and who encouraged frequent Communion, August 27
St. Augustine of Hippo

354-430

Bishop of Hippo Regius (modern Annaba) on coast of Algeria, Doctor of the Church, August 28
St. Moses the Black

395

A slave, gang leader, who after conversion died a martyr of non-violence on August 28, his feast day. That date providentially coincides with the march to Washington by 200,000 African Americans in 1963, August 28
Blessed Ghebre Mikha'el

1855

Ethiopian priest and martyr, September 2
St. Donatian and Companions

484

Martyrs, six Bishops of the Ecclesiatical province of Byzaccne (present day Tunisia and Algeria); killed for their faith by the Arian Vandals, September 6
St. Nemesia and Companions

257

9 Bishops, several deacons and lay persons who died in a marble quarry in North Africa, September 10
St. Maurice and his Theban Legion (from Egypt)

287

Martyrs, who were killed at Agauno, Switzerland for refusing to sacrifice to pagan divinities, September 22
St. Matthew

1st Cent

Apostle and Evangelist. According to one ancient tradition, he was the first evangelizer of Nubia (modern Sudan), September 21
St. Raissa c. 300 Virgin and martyr from Alexandria, September 22
SS. Aizan and Sazan

360

Twin Brothers; Aizan was the first Christian Emperor of the Kingdom of Axum, Ethiopia, October 1
St. Thais

c. 350

Egyptian penitent, converted after many years as a prostitute, October 8
St. Cerbonius

573

African missionary Bishop in Italy, October 10
St. Michael Aragave

4th Cent.

One of the first Ethiopian Monks, October 11
St. Sarmata

357

A disciple of St. Anthony of Egypt, martyred by Saracens in the Egyptian desert, October 11
5000 African martyrs and confessers of the faith

483

African martyrs deported and killed for their faith by the Vandal King Huneric, October 12
Commemoration of the Saints of the Ethiopian Church: St. Frumentius (Abba Salama) and Aedesius

380

Syriac monks and founders of the Church in Ethipia, October 27
St. Elesbaan

555

An Ethiopia King who died as a monk in Jerusalem, October 27
St. Lalibala (Ghebre Mesqel)

1255

An Ethipian Emperor revered for his faith, October 27
St. Tekla Hymanot

1313

A great Ethipian reformer of monasticism, October 27
St. Martin de Porres

1639

Born in Peru, son of a Spanish father and an African slave mother, who became a pharmacist at an early age and later joined the Dominican Order, where he continued to dispense medicine to the poor, while living a humble and austere life, with great devotion to the Eucharist, November 3
St. Pierius

4th Cent.

Head of the Catechetical School in Alexandria, November 4
St. Achilias

312

Head of religious instruction in Alexandria, November 7
St Nennas

c.300

An Egyptian soldier in Phygia, who fled from persecution and became a hermit, November 11
St. Arcadius and companions

437

Martyrs, victims of the Arian Kind of the Vandals, Genseric, November 13
St. Gelasius

496

Bishop of Rome and third African Pope (492-496), liturgical reformer, who orderded the reception of Communion under both species, November 21
St Cathrine of Alexandria

4th Cent.

Virgin and martyr who suffered  martyrdom in Alexandria. Her relics are said to be kept in the monastery of St. Catherine  on Sinai, November 25
Blessed Anuarite Nengapeta

1964

Virgin and martyr, a member of the Holy Family Sister in Congo Kinshasa, martyred by the Simba rebels, December 1
St. Peter Martyr of Alexandria

311

Patriarch of Alexandria during the Roman persecution, December?
St. Cassian of Tangiers

298

A lawyer who resigned and became Christian and died as a martyr, December 3
St. Melchiades

314

Bishop of Rome and second African Pope (311-314), December 10