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Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

To disparage the dictate of reason is equivalent to contemning the command of God. - Saint Thomas Aquinas

All our good and all our evil certainly lies in the character of our actions. As they are, so are we; for we are the tree, and they the fruit, and, therefore, they prove what each one is. - Saint Augustine of Hippo

Every hour that we waste in sloth, we lose a glory equal to the good works we might have performed in it. - Saint Bonaventure


My Bible History - Old Testament #62 - Eleazar, Man of Fortitude / Martyrdom of Seven Brethren and Their Mother, by by Bishop Louis LaRavoire Morrow, D.D.


Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Also known as

Alfonso, Alfons, Alfontso, Alphonse, Alfonsu, Afonso

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Born to the nobility, Alphonsus was a child prodigy; he became extremely well-educated, and received his doctorate in law from the University of Naples at age 16. He had his own legal practice by age 21, and was soon one of the leading lawyers in Naples, though he never attended court without having attended Mass first. He loved music, could play the harpsichord, and often attended the opera, though he frequently listened without bothering to watch the over-done staging. As he matured and learned more and more of the world, he liked it less and less, and finally felt a call to religious life. He declined an arranged marriage, studied theology, and was ordained at age 29.

Preacher and home missioner around Naples. Noted for his simple, clear, direct style of preaching, and his gentle, understanding way in the confessional. Writer on asceticism, theology, and history; master theologian. He was often opposed by Church officials for a perceived laxity toward sinners, and by government officials who opposed anything religious. Founded the Redemptoristines women's order in Scala in 1730. Founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Liguorians; Redemptorists) at Scala, Italy in 1732.

Appointed bishop of the diocese of Sant'Agata de' Goti, Italy by Pope Clement XIII in 1762. Worked to reform the clergy and revitalize the faithful in a diocese with a bad reputation. He was afflicted with severe rheumatism, and often could barely move or raise his chin from his chest. In 1775 he resigned his see due to ill health, and went into what he thought would be a prayerful retirement.

In 1777 the royal government threatened to disband his Redemptorists, claiming that they were covertly carrying on the work of the Jesuits, who had been suppressed in 1773. Calling on his knowledge of the Congregation, his background in thelogy, and his skills as a lawyer, Alphonsus defended the Redemptorists so well that they obtained the king's approval. However, by this point Alphonsus was nearly blind, and was tricked into giving his approval to a revised Rule for the Congregation, one that suited the king and the anti-clerical government. When Pope Pius VI saw the changes, he condemned it, and removed Alphonsus from his position as leader of the Order. This caused Alphonsus a crisis in confidence and faith that took years to overcome. However, by the time of his death he had returned to faith and peace.

Alphonsus vowed early to never to waste a moment of his life, and he lived that way for over 90 years. Declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1871.

When he was bishop, one of Alphonsus's priests led a worldly life, and resisted all attempts to change. He was summoned to Alphonsus, and at the entrance to the bishop's study he found a large crucifix laid on the threshold. When the priest hesitated to step in, Alphonsus quietly said, "Come along, and be sure to trample it underfoot. It would not be the first time you have placed Our Lord beneath your feet."

Born

27 September 1696 at Marianelli near Naples, Italy

Died

1 August 1787 at Nocera, Italy of natural causes

Canonized

26 May 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI

Patronage

• against arthritis
• against scrupulosity
• confessors (given on 26 February 1950 by Pope Pius XII)
• final perseverance
• moral theologians
• moralists (1950 by Pope Pius XII)
• scrupulous people
• theologians
• vocations
• diocese of Acerra, Italy, diocese of
• Agrigento, Italy
• Pagani, Italy
• Sant'Agata de' Goti, Italy

Representation

• chaplet
• praying with a monstrance in his hands
• pen
• quill
• crucifix
• writing
• bishop with his chin on his chest

Storefront

medals and pendants

Video

YouTube PlayList
The Glories of Mary (audio book)

Readings

We must show charity towards the sick, who are in greater need of help. Let us take them some small gift if they are poor, or, at least, let us go and wait on them and comfort them. - Saint Alphonsus Liguori

If we should be saved and become saints, we ought always to stand at the gates of the Divine mercy to beg and pray for, as an alms, all that we need. - Saint Alphonsus Liguori

He who does not acquire the love of God will scarcely persevere in the grace of God, for it is very difficult to renounce sin merely through fear of chastisement. - Saint Alphonsus Liguori

When we hear people talk of riches, honors and amusements of the world, let us remember that all things have an end, and let us then say: "My God, I wish for You alone and nothing more." - Saint Alphonsus Liguori

He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts in God can do all things. - Saint Alphonsus Liguori

He who communicates most frequently will be freest from sin, and will make farthest progress in Divine Love. - Saint Alphonsus Liguori

I love you, Jesus my love, I love you more than myself. I repent with my whole heart for having offended you. Never permit me to separate myself from you again. May I love you always, and then do with me as you will. - Saint Alphonsus Liguori

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alphonsus-maria-de-liguori/


Feast of Saint Peter in Chains

Also known as

• Saint Peter ad Vincula
• San Pietro in Vincoli
• Liberation of Saint Peter
• Release of Saint Peter
• Deliverance of Saint Peter

About the Feast

The feast was originally kept in Rome, Italy to commemorate the dedication of the Church of Saint Peter on the Esquiline Hill built by Eudoxia Licinia in 442, and rebuilt by Adrian I in the 8th century. When the chains which Saint Peter had worn in prison, and from which he was freed by angelic intervention (see readings below) were later venerated there, the feast received its present name.

The date when these chains were brought from Jerusalem is disputed; some claim they were brought in 116 by travellers sent in search of them by Saint Balbina and her father Saint Quirinus, while others think Saint Eudoxia brought them in 439. Pope Saint Leo the Great united them to the chains with which Saint Peter had been fettered in the Mamertine Prison, forming a chain about two yards long which is preserved in a bronze safe and guarded by a special confraternity.

Patronage

• diocese of Annecy, France
• Donnas, Italy

Video

YouTube PlayList

Readings

About that time King Herod laid hands upon some members of the church to harm them. He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword, and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (It was [the] feast of Unleavened Bread.) He had him taken into custody and put in prison under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.

Peter thus was being kept in prison, but prayer by the church was fervently being made to God on his behalf. On the very night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter, secured by double chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while outside the door guards kept watch on the prison. Suddenly the angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and awakened him, saying, "Get up quickly." The chains fell from his wrists.

The angel said to him, "Put on your belt and your sandals." He did so. Then he said to him, "Put on your cloak and follow me." So he followed him out, not realizing that what was happening through the angel was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate leading out to the city, which opened for them by itself. They emerged and made their way down an alley, and suddenly the angel left him.

Then Peter recovered his senses and said, "Now I know for certain that [the] Lord sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people had been expecting." When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who is called Mark, where there were many people gathered in prayer. When he knocked on the gateway door, a maid named Rhoda came to answer it. She was so overjoyed when she recognized Peter's voice that, instead of opening the gate, she ran in and announced that Peter was standing at the gate.

They told her, "You are out of your mind," but she insisted that it was so. But they kept saying, "It is his angel." But Peter continued to knock, and when they opened it, they saw him and were astounded.

He motioned to them with his hand to be quiet and explained [to them] how the Lord had led him out of the prison, and said, "Report this to James and the brothers." Then he left and went to another place. At daybreak there was no small commotion among the soldiers over what had become of Peter. Herod, after instituting a search but not finding him, ordered the guards tried and executed. Then he left Judea to spend some time in Caesarea. - Acts 12:1-19

O God, who did loose from his chains thy blessed Apostle Saint Peter, and madest him to go forth of his prison without hurt: we beseech thee to loose us from the chains of our sins, and of thy mercy to ward off from us all manner of evil. - Sarum Missal

http://catholicsaints.info/feast-of-saint-peter-in-chains/


Holy Maccabees

Also known as

The Machabees

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Jewish dynasty which began with the rebellion of Mathathias and his five sons against the Syrian king, Antiochus IV (168 BC) and ruled the fortunes of Israel until the advent of Herod the Great. Syrian attempts to force Greek paganism on the Jews, the profanation of the Temple at Jerusalem, and the massacre which followed, brought the nation to arms under Mathathias, a priest of the sons of Joarib. At the death of Mathathias, Judas Machabeus, his third son, drove the Syrians and Hellenists out of Jerusalem, rededicated the Temple, and began an offensive and defensive alliance with the Romans. Before the treaty was concluded, however, Judas, with 800 men, risked battle at Laisa with an overwhelming army of Syrians under Bacchides, and was slain. He was succeeded in command by his youngest brother, Jonathan (161 BC). Jonathan defeated Bacchides, revenged the death of his brother, and made peace with Alexander who had usurped the throne of Demetrius, the successor to Antiochus. A period of peace followed in which Jonathan ruled as high priest in Jerusalem, but Tryphon, who was plotting for the throne of Asia, treacherously captured him at ptolemais and later put him to death. The captaincy of the armies of Israel then fell to Simon, the second son of Mathathias. Under him the land of Juda flourished exceedingly. He obtained the complete independence of the country and a grateful people bestowed upon him the hereditary kingship of the nation. His rule marked five years of uninterrupted peace. He was treacherously slain by his son-in-law, Ptolemy, about the year 135 BC After Simon the race of the Machabees quickly degenerated. In 63 BC the Romans thought it necessary to interfere in the fratricidal war between Hyrcanus II and Aristobulus II. With this interference and the advent of Herod the Great the scepter passed forever from the land of Juda. The story of the Machabees is written in the two books of the Old Testament which bear that name.

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/holy-maccabees/


Saint Peter Faber

Also known as

• Peter Favre
• Peter Lefrevre
• Petrus, Pierre
• Apostle of Germany

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Born to a farm family, he was a shepherd in his youth. Taught catechism to other children. Entered Saint-Barbe College, Paris, France in 1525. Friend of Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Ignatius Loyola. Ordained in 1534. Joined Ignatius' early band of Jesuits on 15 August 1534. Assisted at the Diet of Worms in 1540. Assisted at the Diet of Ratisbon in 1541. Preached in Parma, Speyer, Mainz, Cologne, Savoy, Portugal, Lisbon and Valladolid, revitalizing the laity, reforming the clergy and opposing Lutheranism. Helped Saint Peter Canisius realize his vocation. Worked with Saint Francis Borgia. The pope planned to send him to the Council of Trent as theologian of the Holy See, and Pope John III wanted him to be the Patriarch of Ethiopia, but his health failed and he could not take either of these responsibilities. Had a great devotion to the angels. The diary of his travels and work has survived.

Born

13 April 1506 at Villaret, Savoy

Died

1 August 1546 at Rome, Italy of natural causes

Canonized

17 December 2013 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-peter-faber/


Blessed Maria Stella of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Also known as

• Adela Mardosewicz
• Maria Stella Mardosewicz

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Studied to be a teacher. Joined the Sisters of Nazareth on 14 September 1910, taking the name Maria Stella of the Most Blessed Sacrament. School principal, and her house's accountant and sacristan. She moved to Nowogródek in 1926, and served as superior of her community during World War II. Noted by her sisters and the people of Nowogródek for her kindness, generosity, deep faith, and a great sensitivity to others' suffering. One of the Martyrs of Nowogrodek.

Born

14 December 1888 in Kachanoviche, Nesvizh (a.k.a. Ciasnówka, Nieswiez), Minskaya voblasts', Poland (now in Belarus) as Adela Mardosewicz

Died

murdered on 1 August 1943 by the Gestapo in Novogrudok, Hrodzyenskaya voblasts', Belarus

Beatified

5 March 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-stella-of-the-most-blessed-sacrament/


Martyrs of Nowogrodek

Also known as

• Martyrs of Novogrudok
• Nasaret-sostrene fra Nowogródek
• Nowogrodek Martyrs
• Sister Mary Stella and her Ten Companions
• Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

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A group of eleven Holy Family of Nazareth nuns who were murdered by Nazis in exchange for the release of 120 condemned citizens of Nowogrodek, Belarus.

Adela Mardosewicz
• Anna Kukolowicz
• Eleonora Aniela Józwik
• Eugenia Mackiewicz
• Helena Cierpka
Jadwiga Karolina Zak
• Józefa Chrobot
• Julia Rapiej
• Leokadia Matuszewska
• Paulina Borowik
• Weronika Narmontowicz

Died

murdered on 1 August 1943 by the Gestapo in Novogrudok, Hrodzyenskaya voblasts', Belarus

Beatified

5 March 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-nowogrodek/


Saint Ethelwold of Winchester

Also known as

• Adeluoldus, Aethelwald, Aethelwold, Etelvoldo, Etelwold, Ethelwald
• Father of Monks

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He grew up in the court of King Athelstan. Studied under and was ordained by his relative, Saint Alphege of Winchester. Ordained with Saint Dunstan of Canterbury. Benedictine dean at Glastonbury Abbey after Dunstan restored the Rule. Abbot of Abingdon, England in 954. Bishop of Winchester, England on 29 November 963. Built abbeys in his diocese, restored the monasteries of Newminster, Milton Abbas, Chertsey, Peterborough, Thorney and Ely, enforced discipline, and was one of the leaders of the 10th century monastic revival. Scholar, teacher, prelate, and royal counsellor. Supported the liturgical arts including music and manuscript illumination. Wrote Regularis Concordia, a monastic decree based on the Benedictine Rule.

Born

c.912 at Winchester, England

Died

• 1 August 984 of natural causes
• buried at cathedral of Winchester, England

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ethelwold/


Blessed Maria Imelda of the Eucharistic Jesus

Also known as

• Hedvig Karolina Zak
• Jadwiga Karolina Zak

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Professed religious, joining the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth on 13 May 1911, taking the name Maria Imelda of the Eucharistic Jesus. She moved to Nowogródek in 1936. School teacher. Noted for her intense spiritual life and for her spiritual leadership in the lay community. One of the Martyrs of Nowogrodek.

Born

27 December 1892 in Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland as Jadwiga Karolina Zak

Died

murdered on 1 August 1943 by the Gestapo in Novogrudok, Hrodzyenskaya voblasts', Belarus

Beatified

5 March 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-imelda-of-the-eucharistic-jesus/


Saint Almedha

Also known as

Aled, Electa, Eled, Elevetha, Elined, Ellyw, Filuned, Luned, Lynette

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A princess, the daughter of King Brychan. A pious girl, she made a private vow of chastity, and dedicated her life to Jesus. When her family tried to force her into an arranged marriage for political reasons, she fled her father's kingdom. Fearing Brychan's revenge if they helped her, villages turned her away. At Brecon she acquired a small hut, and lived there briefly as a prayerful hermitess. However, Brychan found her and demanded that she return home to be married. When she refused, standing by her vows, he killed her. Legend says that a healing spring of water appeared at the site of her death, and that the villages that had turned her away were beset with disasters. She is the Luned of the Mabinogion and the Lynette of Tennyson's Gareth and Lynette.

Born

Welsh

Died

beheaded in the 6th century by her father at Brecon, Wales

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-almedha/


Blessed Gerhard Hirschfelder

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Priest in the archdiocese of Münster, Germany, ordained in 1932. Member of the Schoenstatt Movement. For preaching against Nazism, he was arrested by the Gestapo and shipped to the Dachau concentration camp on 15 December 1941. Martyred by the Nazis.

Born

17 February 1907 in Klodzko, Dolnoslaskie, Germany (in modern Poland)

Died

1 August 1942 in the Dachau concentration camp, Oberbayern, Bavaria, Germany of pneumonia and starvation

Beatified

• 19 September 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI
• beatification recognition celebrated at the cathedral of Münster, Germany, Cardinal Joaquim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, Germany presiding

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-gerhard-hirschfelder/


Saint Bênadô Võ Van Duê

Also known as

Bernard Due Van Vo

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

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Adult convert to Catholicism. Priest in the apostolic vicariate of East Tonkin. Worked for decades at various missions around the country. Arrested in 1838 for the crime of priesthood. One of the Martyrs of Vietnam.

Born

1755 in Quan Anh, Nam Dinh, Vietnam

Died

beheaded on 1 August 1838 in Ba Tòa, Nam Dinh, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-benado-vo-van-due/


Saints Faith, Hope and Charity

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The daughters of Saint Sophia. While still children, they were tortured and martyred for their faith in the persecutions of Hadrian.

Died

scourged, thrown into a fire, and then beheaded

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-charity/
http://catholicsaints.info/saint-faith/
http://catholicsaints.info/saint-hope/


Saint Ðaminh Nguyen Van Hanh

Also known as

Dominic, Domenico

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

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Dominican priest. One of the Martyrs of Vietnam.

Born

1772 in Nang A, Nghe An, Vietnam

Died

beheaded on 1 August 1838 in Ba Tòa, Nam Dinh, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-daminh-nguyen-van-hanh/


Blessed Orlando of Vallombrosa

Additional Memorial

20 May (Benedictines)

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Lay-brother in the Vallombrosan Order. Noted exorcist.

Died

• 1242 of natural causes
• buried in a church yard next to the bell tower of Vallombrosa
• relics exposed in May 1600 along with several other Vallombrosans
• relics enshrined in a chapel for them in 1604

Beatified

21 August 1600 by Bishop Alessandro de Medici (cultus approved)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-orlando-of-vallombrosa/


Saint Sophia

Also known as

Sofia

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Legendary mother of the virgin martyrs Faith, Hope, and Charity. Three days after the death of the daughters, Sophia passed peacefully away while praying by their tomb. As her name means wisdom, and her offspring are named for virtues, some writers believer she is a personification of an allegory.

Died

early 2nd century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sophia/


Blessed Aleksy Sobaszek

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Priest. One of the 108 Polish Martyrs of World War II.

Born

17 August 1895 in Przygodzice, Wielkopolskie, Poland

Died

martyred on 1 August 1942 at the concentration camp at Dachau, Oberbayern, Germany

Beatified

13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II at Warsaw, Poland

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-aleksy-sobaszek/


Saint Friard

Also known as

Friardo

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Hermit on the island of Vindomitte, France. Friend of Saint Secundel. When tormented for his piety, a cloud of wasps attacked his tormenters; when Friard prayed for them, the wasps left.

Born

511 at Bresne, France

Died

577 of natural causes

Patronage

against fear of wasps

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-friard/


Saint Felix of Gerona

Also known as

Feliu, Felice

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Missionary. Martyred in the persecutions of Maximian Herculeus and Prefect Dacianus. The Christian poet Prudentius wrote in his honour.

Born

Spanish

Died

cut to pieces with knives in 303 in Gerona, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-felix-of-gerona-1-august/


Saint Peregrinus of Modena

Also known as

Pellegrino

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Celtic monk. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands. On his return, he spent the rest of his life as a hermit in the Apennines near Modena, Italy where he was known by the locals for his sanctity.

Died

643 of natural causes

Patronage

Casola in Lunigiana, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-peregrinus-of-modena/


Saint Buono

Also known as

Bonus

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Priest. Martyred with eleven others. The town of San Buono, Italy is named for him.

Died

• c.259 on the Latin Way, Rome, Italy
• buried in the cemtery fo San Priscilla

Patronage

San Buono, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-buono/


Portiuncula Indulgence

Article

An indulgence which may be gained in any church so designated by the bishop, by all the faithful who after Confession and Holy Communion, visit such churches between noon of 1 August and midnight of 2 August, or on the Sunday following. The indulgence is toties quoties and is applicable to the souls in Purgatory.

http://catholicsaints.info/portiuncula-indulgence/


Saint Secundus of Palestrina

Also known as

Secondino

Additional Memorial

3 August (diocese of Palestrina, Italy)

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Bishop of Palestrina, Italy. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

315 on the Via Prenestina, 13 miles from Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-secundus-of-palestrina/


Saint Exuperius of Bayeux

Also known as

Exsuperije, Exupere, Soupierre, Soupir, Soupire, Spire, Spirius

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Fourth century bishop of Bayeux, France.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-exuperius-of-bayeux/


Saint Attius of Perga

Also known as

Athius, Attus

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Martyred with several companions by order of Flavian for destroying the altar of a pagan goddess during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

beheaded c.300 at Perga, Pamphylia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-attius-of-perga/


Saint Alexander of Perga

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Martyred during the persecutions of Diocletian with several companions by order of Flavian for destroying the altar of a pagan goddess.

Died

beheaded c.300 at Perga, Pamphylia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alexander-of-perga/


Saint Leontius of Perga

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Martyred with several companions by order of Flavian for destroying the altar of a pagan goddess during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

beheaded c.300 at Perga, Pamphylia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-leontius-of-perga/


Blessed Rudolph

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Vallombrosan monk. Spiritual student of Saint John Gualbert. Abbot general.

Died

1076 of natural causes

Beatified

1600 by Bishop Alessandro de Medici of Fiesole (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-rudolph/


Saint Rioch

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Nephew of Saint Patrick who consecrated him as a travelling, missionary bishop. Worn from his travels, he retired to live as a monk and then abbot of the monastery Inishboffin, Ireland.

Died

c.480

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-rioch/


Saint Kenneth of Wales

Also known as

Kined of Wales

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Son of a 6th century chieftain. Hermit on the peninsula of Gower, Wales, a place later known as Llangenydd in his honour.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-kenneth-of-wales/


Saint Jonatus

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Benedictine monk at Elnone, Belgium. Spiritual student of Saint Amandus of Maastricht. Abbot at Saint Machiennes c.643-652. Abbot at Elnone c.652-659.

Died

c.690

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jonatus/


Saint Arcadius

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Bishop of Bourges, France. Attended the Council of Orléans in 538.

Died

• c.549 of natural causes
• relics at Saint Ursin, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-arcadius/


Saint Verus of Vienne

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Bishop of Vienne, Gaul (modern France). Attended the Synod of Arles in 314.

Died

314 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-verus-of-vienne/


Saint Secundel

Also known as

Secondello

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Hermit on the island of Vindomitte, France. Friend of Saint Friard.

Died

6th century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-secundel/


Saint Faustus

Also known as

Festus

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Layman. Martyred with eleven others.

Died

on the Latin Way, Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-faustus/


Saint Justin of Paris

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Small child martyr.

Died

c.290 at Louvre, archdiocese of Paris, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-justin-of-paris/


Saint Maur

Also known as

Maurus

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Layman. Martyred with eleven others.

Died

on the Latin Way, Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-maur/


Saint Nemesius of Lisieux

Profile

No information about him has survived.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-nemesius-of-lisieux/


Saint Brogan

Profile

Mentioned in the Gorman Martyrology.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-brogan-1-august/


Martyrs of Philadelphia

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A group of six Christians martyred. No information about them has survived but the names - Aquila, Cyril, Domitian, Menander, Peter and Rufus.

Died

in Philadelphia (modern Alasehir, Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-philadelphia/


Martyred in the Spanish Civil War

Thousands of people were murdered in the anti-Catholic persecutions of the Spanish Civil War from 1934 to 1939. I have pages on each of them, but in most cases I have only found very minimal information. They are available on the CatholicSaints.Info site through these links:

Blessed Benito Iñiguez de Heredia Alzola
Blessed Francesc de Paula Soteras Culla
Blessed Joan Bonavida Dellá
Blessed José de Miguel Arahal
Blessed Justino Alarcón Vera


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Chiara of Orleans
• Eleazar and Brothers
• Emerico of Quart
• Gionato
• Leo of Montefeltro
• Nicholas de la Torre Merino
• Secundus of Rome
• Spire
• Thomas Welbourne


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