My grandpa once told me it was his family’s tradition for one to take the name of the saint on the day someone was born and adopt it as a middle name. My grandpa, who was born on Jan 1, had the middle name of “Manuel”. I have looked in traditional missals but have not been able to find anything about San Manuel; wikipedia didn’t help either. Does anyone know anything about him?
The only thing I can find is that Manuel is short for Emmanuel, and according to the old calendar, January 1 is the circumcision of Christ, so perhaps thats where it comes from?