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Saint Eligius of Noyon

Also known as

Alar, Elaere, Elar, Elard, Eler, Eloi, Eloy, Iler, Loy

Additional Memorials

• 24 June (translation of relics, and blessing of horses)
• 8 November as one of the Saints of the Diocese of Evry

Profile

Son of Eucherius and Terrigia. Extremely skillful metalsmith. Apprenticed to the master of the mint at Limoges, France. Treasurer at Marseilles, France. Master of the mint under King Clotaire II in Paris, France; a close friend of and advisor to Clotaire. Noted for his piety, hard work and honesty, Eligius was generous to the poor, ransomed slaves (including Saint Tillo of Solignac), built churches, a monastery at Solignac, France, and a major convent in Paris. It was said that you could easily find his house by the number of poor people there that he was caring for. Counselor to and diplomat for King Dagobert I. Friend of Saint Ouen of Rouen with whom he formed a small religious society. Persuaded Breton King Judicael to accept the authority of Dagobert.

Ordained in 640. Bishop of Noyon, France and Tournai, Belgium in 641. Built the basilica of Saint Paul. Preacher in Antwerp, Ghent, and Courtai in Belgium, with many converts, generally brought to the faith by his example of charity and work with the poor and sick. Friend and spiritual teacher of Saint Godeberta. Encouraged devotion to the saints and reverence for their relics; he discovered the relics of Saint Quentin, Saint Piaton, and Saint Lucian of Beauvais, and made many reliquaries himself. Miracle worker with the gifts of clairvoyance and prophecy; he foresaw the date of his own death.

He has become the traditional patron of all smiths, metal workers, and craftsmen. His patronage of horses and the people who work with them stems first from his patronage of smiths and craftmen, but also from his having left a horse to a priest at his death. The new bishop liked the horse, and took it from the priest. The horse became sick, but recovered immediately when it was returned to the priest that Eligius had chosen. There is also a legend of Eligius removing a horse's leg in order to easy shoe it, then putting the leg back in place. In some places horses are blessed on his feast day. Through the years, horse-drawn cabs were replaced by motorized ones, and stables were supplanted by garages and gas stations, but the patronage of the people who do those jobs and work in those places has remained.

Born

588 at Catelat, near Limoges, France

Died

• 1 December 660 at Noyon, France of high fever
• interred in the cathedral of Noyon

Patronage

• against boils • against epidemics • against equine diseases • against poverty • against ulcers • agricultural workers, farm workers, farmers • basket makers • blacksmiths • boilermakers • cab drivers, cabmen • carpenters • carriage makers • cart makers, cartwrights • carters • clock makers • coachmen • coachwrights • computer scientists • craftsmen • cutlers, cutlery makers • electricians • engravers • farriers • garage workers • gas station workers • gilders • gold workers • goldsmiths • guards • gunsmiths • harness makers • horse traders • horseshoe makers • jewelers • jockeys • knife makers • laborers • lamp makers • locksmiths • mechanics • metal workers, metalsmiths • miners • minters, minting • numismatics • REME • Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers • saddle makers • saddlers • scissors grinders • security guards • servants • silversmiths • taxi drivers • tinsmiths • tool makers • veterinarians • watch makers • wheelwrights • coin collectors • garages • gas stations • horses • livestock • metal collectors • numismatists • peasants • petrol stations • precious metal collectors • sick horses • 3 cities •

Representation

• anvil
• bishop with a crosier in his right hand, on the open palm of his left a miniature church of chased gold
• bishop with a hammer, anvil, and horseshoe
• bishop with a horse
• courtier
• goldsmith
• hammer
• horseshoe
• man grasping a devil's nose with pincers
• man holding a chalice and goldsmith's hammer
• man holding a horse's leg, which he detached from the horse in order to shoe it more easily
• man shoeing a horse
• man with hammer and crown near a smithy
• man with hammer, anvil, and Saint Anthony
• pincers
• man with Saint Godebertha of Noyon
• man giving a ring to Saint Godebertha
• man working as a goldsmith

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


Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Also known as

• Brother Charles of Jesus
• Brother Marie-Alberic

Profile

Born to an aristocratic family; orphaned by age six, he and his sister Mary were raised by their grandfather. Studied at Jesuit schools in Nancy and Paris, France from 1872 to 1875. Entered the Saint-Cyr Military Academy in 1876. Joined the 4th Hussar regiment; in 1880 his unit was sent to Setif, Algeria. He was discharged from the service in March 1881 for misconduct, and moved to Evian, France. During the Revolt of Bon Mama in South Oran two months later, Charles re-enlisted, and fought for the eight months of the rebellion. He became so fascinated with the Arabs that he met that when he could not obtain a leave of absence to study them, he resigned his commission.

He spent 15 months learning Arabic and Hebrew, and then travelled into Morocco. In May 1885 he received the Gold Medal of the French Geographic Society for his work. He explored Algeria and Tunisia from September 1885 through January 1886, returning to Paris in February to work on his book Reconnaissance au Maroc, which was published in 1888. He lived very simply, sleeping on the floor, spending hours each day in prayer at home and in church. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands from November 1888 to February 1889, and spent much of the rest of 1889 in spiritual retreats.

On 16 January 1890 he joined the Trappist monks at the monastery of Notre Dames-des-Neiges, taking the name Brother Marie-Alberic; he moved to the monastery of Akbes, Syria in June. Sent to study in Rome in October 1896, but after three months it became obvious that his heart, head and spirit were elsewhere, and he was released from his vows.

He made multiple pilgrimages through the Holy Lands on foot before returning to France to study for the priesthood. Ordained on 9 June 1901 at Viviers. He moved to the Oran region near Morocco in late 1901 to establish a base and found an order to evangelize Morocco. In 1902 he began a program of buying slaves in order to free them. In 1904 he began evangelizing nomadic Tauregs in the area of south and central Sahara. Translated the Gospels into the language of the Tauregs. In November 1908 he translated Tauareg poetry to French, and he spent years compiling a Taureg lexicon. In March 1909 he succeeded in founding the Union of Brothers and Sisters of the Sacred Heart to evangelize the French colonies in Africa. Killed when caught in the middle of combat between French forces and Arab insurrectionists.

Born

15 September 1858 in Strasbourg, France as Charles Eugenie de Foucauld

Died

shot on 1 December 1916 at Tamanrasset, Algeria

Beatified

• 13 November 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI
• recognition celebrated by Cardinal Saraiva Martins at Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy

Readings

Father, I abandon myself into Your hands; do with me what You will. Whatever You do I thank You. I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only Your will be done in me, as in all Your creatures, I ask no more than this, my Lord. Into Your hands I commend my soul; I offer it to You, O Lord, with all the love of my heart, for I love You, my God, and so need to give myself - to surrender myself into Your hands, without reserve and with total confidence, for You are my Father. - Blessed Charles's Prayer of Abandonment

As soon as I believed there was a God, I understood I could do nothing else but live for him, my religious vocation dates from the same moment as my faith: God is so great. There is such a difference between God and everything that is not. - Blessed Charles

I wish to be buried in the place where I die and to remain there until the Resurrection. I forbid that my body be transported elsewhere, that I be taken from the spot where the Good Lord has had me finish my pilgrimage. - from the will of Blessed Charles

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-charles-de-foucauld/


Saint Alexander Briant

Additional Memorials

• 25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 1 December as one of the Martyrs of Oxford University

Profile

Born to a yoeman family, described as a handsome young man, and raised Protestant. Studied in Oxford. Convert to Catholicism. Studied at the English College at Rheims, France. Ordained on 29 March 1578.

Returned to Somersetshire, England as a missioner in August 1579. Arrested on 28 April 1581 in London at the home of Father Robert Persons. Tortured in the Tower of London, partially for information on Father Robert's location. During this misery, he wrote to the Jesuits, asking for admission; they accepted him sometime in his last weeks in prison.

Condemned to death with six other priests on 16 November 1581 at Westminster for the treason of priesthood. Martyred with Saint Ralph Sherwin and Saint Edmund Campion in the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.

In prison, Alexander made himself a small wooden cross, and gripped it tightly all the times, even during trial. In the courtroom it was wrestled away from him. He told the judge, "You can take it out of my hands, but not out of my heart." The cross was later bought by Catholics, and is at the English College at Rome.

Born

1556 at Somersetshire, England

Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on 1 December 1581 at Tyburn, England

Canonized

25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alexander-briant/


Saint Edmund Campion

Also known as

• Edmundus Campion
• The Pope's Champion

Additional Memorials

• 25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 1 December as one of the Martyrs of Oxford University

Profile

Son of a Catholic bookseller named Edmund whose family converted to Anglicanism. The boy planned to enter his father's trade, but earned a scholarship to Saint John's College, Oxford under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I's court favorite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Sought after speaker. Queen Elizabeth offered him a deaconate in the Church of England. He declined the offer, fled to the continent, and joined the Jesuits. Ordained in 1578.

He spent some time working in Bohemia, then returned to London,England as part of a Jesuit mission, crossing the Channel disguised as a jewel merchant. Edmund worked with Jesuit brother Saint Nicholas Owen. In London he wrote a description of his new mission in which he explained his work was religious, not political; it became known as Campion's Brag. Widely distributed, it encouraged many Catholics to remain loyal to their faith. It also led to Edmund's arrest, imprisonment and torture in the Tower of London, and martyrdom.

Born

24 January 1540 at London, England

Died

• hanged, drawn, and quartered on 1 December 1581 at Tyburn, London, England
• parts of his body were displayed at each of the four city gates as a warning to other Catholics
• relics at Rome, Prague, London, Oxford, Stonyhurst, and Roehampton

Canonized

May 1970 by Pope Paul VI

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Video

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Readings

And touching our Society, be it known to you that we have made a league - all the Jesuits in the world - cheerfully to carry the cross you shall lay upon us, and never to despair your recovery, while we have a man left to enjoy your Tyburn, or to be racked with your torments or consumed with your prisons. The expense is reckoned, the enterprise is begun; it is of God, it cannot be withstood. So the faith was planted; so it must be restored. - Saint Edmund Campion, from Campion's Brag

As to the treasons which have been laid to my charge, and for which I come here to suffer, I desire you all to bear witness with me that I am thereto altogether innocent. I am a Catholic man and a priest; in that Faith I have lived, and in that Faith do I intend to die. If you esteem my Religion treason, then I am guilty; as for the other treason, I never committed any, God is my judge. - Saint Edmund Campion

Videos

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-edmund-campion/


Saint Ralph Sherwin

Additional Memorial

• 25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 1 December as one of the Martyrs of Oxford University

Profile

A fellow and noted classical scholar at Exeter College, Oxford, England; he received his Master of Arts degree on 2 July 1574. Convert to Catholicism in 1575. Studied for the priesthood at the English College, Douai, France; ordained on 23 March 1577. He then studied at the English College, Rome, Italy where he became a leader of the English students. Returned to England on 1 August 1580 to minister to covert Catholics. On 9 November 1580 he was arrested in London for the crime of priesthood, and imprisoned in Marshalsea prison; he ministered to fellow prisoners, and converted many of them. In December 1580 he was transferred to the Tower of London where he was tortured on the rack and thrown out into the snow to recover. Queen Elizabeth offered to make him a bishop if he would renounce the Catholic Church; he refused. Convicted with several other priests on 20 November 1581 of treason for promoting Catholicism. Proto-martyr of the English College, Rome.

Born

c.1550 at Rodsley, Derbyshire, England

Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on 1 December 1581 at Tyburn, London, England

Beatified

29 December 1886 by Pope Leo XIII

Canonized

25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI

Readings

Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus! - Saint Ralph's last words

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ralph-sherwin/


Blessed John Beche

Also known as

Thomas Marshall

Profile

Benedictine monk. Doctor of Divinity from Oxford in 1515. Abbot of Saint Werburgh abbey, Chester, England. Abbot of Saint John's abbey, Colchester, England on 10 June 1530. Friend of Saint John Fisher and Saint John More. Initially opposed King Henry VIII's presumption of supremacy in spiritual matters, but he and sixteen of his monks took take the Oath of Supremacy on 7 July 1534. When his abbey was dissolved in November 1538, he denied the king's right to do so, and refused to surrender the keys. For his belated defense of the abbey, he was charged with treason, and lodged in the Tower of London. Released and re-arrested, he was tried by a special commission in Colchester in November 1539. He stood by the supremacy of the Church in matters spiritual, and the right of the Church to manage its own affairs. Martyr. Venerated in the dioceses of Westminster and Brentwood, and by the English Benedictines.

Born

English

Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on 1 December 1539 at Colchester, England

Beatified

13 May 1895 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-john-beche/


Blessed Bruna Pellesi

Also known as

Sister Maria Rosa of Jesus

Profile

Youngest of nine children. When her two sisters-in-law died, the teenaged Bruna helped raised their six small children. On 27 August 1940 she joined the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Christ (formerly Franciscan Sisters of Sant'Onofrio), taking the name Maria Rosa of Jesus. Taught elementary school in Sassuolo, Italy from 1942 to 1945. Known for working endlessly as a way to suppress her ego. Taught for a few months at the parish school in Ferrara, Italy in 1945, but contracted tuberculosis and was hospitalized, transferred to a series of sanitoriums, and finally confined for the rest of her days where she fought the disease and helped her sisters with their spiritual development. Made three pilgrimages to Lourdes.

Born

11 November 1917 in Morano di Prignano sulla Secchia, Modena, Italy as Bruna Pellesi

Died

1 December 1972 in Sassuolo, Reggio Emilia, Italy of complications from tuberculosis

Beatified

29 April 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI

Readings

In recompense, my heart sings and I am very happy. - Blessed Bruna discussing her health problems

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bruna-pellesi/


Saint Natalia of Nicomedia

Profile

Christian woman married to a non-Christian Nicomedian imperial officer named Adrian. Her husband was so impressed by Christians persecuted by Diocletian that he openly declared he was a Christian, though he hadn't even been baptized; he was immediately arrested. Natalia visited him, arranged for his instruction in the faith, and ministered to other prisoners. When Adrian was sentenced to death and could have no visitors, Natalia disguised herself as a boy and bribed her way in to see him. On 8 September 304 she watched Adrian's tortured execution, and had to be restrained from throwing herself on the funeral pyre. When a storm put out the fire, she managed to recover Adrian's hand, which she kept as a relic. She then moved to Argyropolis where she lived out the rest of her days alone.

Born

3rd century

Died

1 December 311 at Argyropolis of natural causes

Representation

woman holding her husband's severed hand

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-natalia-of-nicomedia/


Saint Ansanus the Baptizer

Also known as

• Ansanus of Siena
• Apostle of Siena
• Amsanus, Ampsanus, Anisanus, Ansano, Sano

Profile

Born into the imperial Roman nobility, the son of a pagan senator. Christian convert at age twelve. His father denounced him to the authorities. The boy escaped, and converted so many pagans in Bagnorea and Siena, Italy that he gained the title the Baptizer. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

• beheaded in 304 on the road outside Siena, Italy
• church built over the site of the execution
• relics transferred to the cathedral of Siena, Italy in 1107

Patronage

Siena, Italy

Representation

• baptizing
• beheaded
• boiled in oil
• cross
• dates
• heart with the letters IHS on it
• palm with dates
• towers in the background
• man holding towers in his hand
• richly-dressed young man
• with a palm and banner
• young man holding a heart and liver
• young man holding a liver
• young man holding a cluster of dates

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ansanus-the-baptizer/


Saint Agericus of Verdun

Also known as

Aguy, Airy, Algeric

Profile

Born to a poor farm family. Parish priest at Saint Peter and Paul Church, Verdun, France. Bishop of Verdun in 554. Advisor to King Childebert II. Noted for his generosity to the poor. Reputed miracle worker in his later years.

Once a local rebel leader named Bertifroi sought sanctuary in the chapel of bishop Agericus in Verdun. Though a member of the royal court himself, Agericus defended the rebel's right to sanctuary in a house of God. The king's men, however, ignored the tradition and the bishop, broke into the chapel, and killed Bertefroi.

Born

• c.521 at Verdun, France in a field where his mother was working the crops
• she gave him the name Agericus because of his agricultural beginning

Died

588 in Verdun, France of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-agericus-of-verdun/


Blessed Alphonsine Anuarite Nengapeta

Also known as

Sister Marie Clementine

Profile

Born to a non-Christian family, the daughter of Nengapeta. With her mother and sisters, she converted to Christianity, taking the name Alfonsina. Nun, a member of the Nivelles, Belgium based Congregation of the Holy Family, making her first profession on 5 August 1959. Served as a sacristan and cook at her house, and a elementary school teacher. Captured during the civil war in the Congo, she was murdered by her captors when they tried to rape her and she responded by fighting them off while praying. Martyr.

Born

1941 in Wamba, Orientale, Democratic Republic of Congo

Died

beaten to death on 1 December 1964 in Isiro, Orientale, Democratic Republic of Congo

Beatified

15 August 1985 by Pope John Paul II

Readings

I forgive you, because you do not know what you do. – dying words of Blessed Alphonsine

Video

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http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-alphonsine-anuarite-nengapeta/


Saint Olympiades

Also known as

Olympias

Profile

Pagan imperial Roman consul and magistrate who conducted the trial against Saint Firmina of Amelia for her faith. Her beauty, her strength and her resolve caused him to fall for her, but when he tried to force himself on her physically, he became paralyzed until she prayed over him. This demonstration of the power of her faith caused him to convert to Christianity. Martyred by order of his magisterial replacement, Megezio, in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

• tortured to death in 303 at Amelia, Umbria, Italy
• buried on the estate of Agoliano on 1 December 303

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


Nahum the Prophet

Profile

Old Testament minor prophet. His short prophecy is directed against Niniveh, whose destruction he warned of and saw.

Born

northern Palestine

Died

c.660 BC

http://catholicsaints.info/nahum-the-prophet/


Saint Simon of Cyrene

Also known as

Simon the Cyrenian

Profile

First century convert. Father of Saint Rufus. Helped Christ carry the cross on the way to Calvary. Missionary to France. First bishop of Avignon, France. Martyr.

Died

crucified c.100

Representation

carrying a cross

Readings

As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross. - Matthew 27:32

They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. - Mark 15:21

As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus. - Luke 23:26

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-simon-of-cyrene/


Saint Agnofleta

Also known as

Nofleta

Profile

Seventh century nun. Friend of Saint Longis.

Born

French

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


Saint Ambon of Rome

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ambon-of-rome/


Saint Ananias of Arbela

Profile

Layman. Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ananias-of-arbela/


Blessed Antony Bonfadini

Profile

Franciscan Friar Minor. Noted preacher in Italy. Missionary to the Holy Land.

Born

1400 at Ferrara, Italy

Died

1482 at Cotignola, diocese of Faenza, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

1901 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-antony-bonfadini/


Saint Candida of Rome

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

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


Saint Candres of Maastricht

Profile

Fifth century regional bishop. Evangelized the territory of Maastricht, Netherlands.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-candres-of-maastricht/


Saint Cassian of Rome

Profile

Roman martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cassian-of-rome-1-december/


Saint Castritian of Milan

Also known as

Castritien

Profil

Bishop of Milan, Italy for 42 years. Noted for establishing care for the poor and travellers, and for restoring the diocese following years of persecution.

Died

137

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-castritian-of-milan/


Blessed Christian of Perugia

Profile

One of the first spiritual students of Saint Dominic de Guzman. Helped found the friary at Perugia, Italy.

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-christian-of-perugia/


Saint Constantine of Javron

Also known as

Constantian of Javron

Profile

Monk at the Saint-Mesmin de Micy Abbey, France. Hermit at Jaron, Maine, France. Founded and served as first abbot of Javron Abbey.

Born

in Auvergne, France

Died

570 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-constantine-of-javron/


Saint Declan

Profile

Eighth century evangelist to the Germanic people who had been brought the faith by Saint Boniface of Crediton. Worked with Saint Martinus.

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


Saint Didorus

Also known as

Diodorus

Profile

In 283 an entire congregation was martyred in the persecutions of Numerian when they assembled in the catacombs for prayers - and were walled in to suffocate or starve. The only names that have come down to us are Saint Didorus and Saint Marianus.

Born

Roman citizen

Died

283 in the catacombs in Rome, Italy

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


Saint Domnolus of Le Mans

Also known as

Domnole

Profile

Monk. Abbot of Saint-Laurent Abbey in Paris, France. Bishop of Cenómano, Neustria (modern Le Mans, France) in 543. Founded a number of monasteries, churches and hospitals in his diocese. Miracle worker.

Died

581 in Le Mans, France of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-domnolus-of-le-mans/


Saint Evasius of Asti

Memorial

12 November in Casale Monferrato, Italy (translation of relics)

Profile

First bishop of Asti in the Piedmont of Italy. Opponent of Arianism, which led to his martyrdom under Julian the Apostate. There are serveral accounts of his life, but none are reliable.

Born

Benevento, Italy

Died

c.362 at Casale Monferrato, Italy

Patronage

• Bizzarone, Italy
• Casale Monferrato, Italy
• Pedrengo, Italy
• Rocchetta Palafea, Italy

Representation

• crozier
• mitre

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-evasius-of-asti/


Saint Filatus of Rome

Also known as

Philatus

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-filatus-of-rome/


Saint Florence of Poitiers

Profile

Convert, brought to the faith by Saint Hilary of Poitiers while he was in exile. She then went with him back to Poitiers, France and became a nun.

Died

c.365 in Poitiers, France of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-florence-of-poitiers/


Saint Florentius

Profile

Sixth century holy man at Amboise, Touraine, France. Friend of Saint Germain in Paris, France.

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


Saint Grwst

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Namesake for Llanrwst, Clwyd, Wales.

Born

seventh century Wales

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


Saint Jabinus of Rome

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jabinus-of-rome/


Saint Latinus of Rome

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-latinus-of-rome/


Saint Leontius of Fréjus

Profile

Bishop of Fréjus, Provence, France, c.419 until his death. Supported the abbey at Lérins, France. Friend of Saint John Cassian who dedicated many of his writings to Leontius.

Died

c.432 in Fréjus, Provence (in modern France)

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


Saint Lucius of Rome

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lucius-1-december/


Blessed Maria Clara of the Child Jesus

Also known as

• Libânia Do Carmo Galvão Mexia de Moura Telles de Albuquerque
• Maria Clara do Menino Jesus
• Mother Clara

Profile

Joined the Capuchin Tertiaries of Our Lady of the Conception in 1869, taking the name Sister Maria Clara of the Child Jesus. Founded the Congregation of the Franciscan Hospitallers of the Immaculate Conception; they were approved by the Vatican on 27 March 1876.

Born

15 June 1843 in Amadora, Lisbon, Portugal

Died

• 1 December 1899 in Lisbon, Portugal of natural causes
• interred at the General House of the Franciscan Hospitallers, Linda-a-Pastora, near Lisbon

Beatified

21 May 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-clara-of-the-child-jesus/


Saint Marianus

Profile

In 283 an entire congregation was martyred in the persecutions of Numerian when they assembled in the catacombs for prayers - and were walled in to suffocate or starve. The only names that have come down to us are Saint Marianus and Saint Didorus.

Born

Roman citizen

Died

283 in the catacombs in Rome, Italy

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


Saint Marina of Rome

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marina-of-rome/


Saint Martinus

Profile

With Saint Declan, he was an eighth century evangelist to the Germanic people who had been brought the faith by Saint Boniface of Crediton.

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


Saint Proculus of Narni

Profile

Bishop of Narni, Italy. Executed by order of the Gothic King Totila.

Died

c.542

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-proculus-of-narni/


Saint Resignatus of Maastricht

Also known as

Renatus

Profile

Son of Resignatus of Koblenz, a knight and Aielis. Bishop of Maastricht, Netherlands in 437, serving for 28 years.

Born

Netherlands

Died

465 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-resignatus-of-maastricht/


Blessed Richard Langley

Profile

Member of the English gentry and lifelong layman. Condemned for travelling with Blessed Robert Morton, and for paying sixpence for Robert's supper. Martyr.

Born

Ousethorpe, Yorkshire, England

Died

hanged on 1 December 1586 at York, England

Beatified

15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-richard-langley/


Saint Rogatus of Rome

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Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

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Saint Superatus of Rome

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Martyr.

Died

Rome, Italy

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Saint Ursicinus of Brescia

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Bishop of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. Participated in the Council of Sardica in 347.

Died

• 347 at Brescia, Italy
• his shrine still exists

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Martyrs of Oxford University

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A joint commemoration of all the men who studied at one of the colleges of Oxford University, and who were later martyred for their loyalty to the Catholic Church during the official persecutions in the Protestant Reformation. They are

Blessed Edward JamesBlessed Edward PowellBlessed Edward StranshamBlessed George NapperBlessed George NicholsBlessed Hugh MoreBlessed Humphrey PritchardBlessed James BellBlessed James FennBlessed John BodeyBlessed John CorneliusBlessed John ForestBlessed John IngramBlessed John MasonBlessed John MundenBlessed John ShertBlessed John SladeBlessed John StoreyBlessed Lawrence RichardsonBlessed Mark BarkworthBlessed Richard BereBlessed Richard Rolle de HampoleBlessed Richard SergeantBlessed Richard ThirkeldBlessed Richard YaxleyBlessed Robert AndertonBlessed Robert NutterBlessed Robert WidmerpoolBlessed Stephen RowshamBlessed Thomas BelsonBlessed Thomas CottamBlessed Thomas PilcherBlessed Thomas PlumtreeBlessed Thomas ReynoldsBlessed William FilbyBlessed William HartBlessed William HartleySaint Alexander BriantSaint Cuthbert MayneSaint Edmund CampionSaint John BosteSaint John of BridlingtonSaint John RobertsSaint Ralph SherwinSaint Thomas GarnetSaint Thomas More

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Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Anthony the Younger
• Arnold of Cologne
• Blanche of Castile
• Giovanni Gueruli da Verucchio
• Girolamo de Pratis


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