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Solemnity of All Saints

Feast of All Saints

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Instituted to honour all the saints, known and unknown. It owes its origin in the Western Church to the dedication of the Roman Pantheon in honuor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the martyrs by Pope Saint Boniface IV in 609, the anniversary of which was celebrated at Rome on 13 May. Pope Saint Gregory III consecrated a chapel in the Vatican basilica in honor of All Saints, designating 1 November as their feast. Pope Gregory IV extended its observance to the whole Church. It has a vigil and octave, and is a holy day of obligation; the eve is popularly celebrated as Hallowe'en.

Patronage

Arzignano, Italy

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/feast-of-all-saints/


Blessed Teodor Jurij Romzha

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Greek Catholic. Studied philosophy from 1930 to 1933. Studied theology in Rome from 1933 to 1937; received a Licentiate. Ordained on 25 December 1936.

Drafted into the military, he served on the border with Germany; discharged in 1938. Minister to the impoverished parish of Berezovo, Maramorosh District. Professor of philosophy and spiritual director at the seminary in Uzhorod in 1939. Monsignor in 1942. Consecrated bishop of the Mukachiv eparchy on 24 September 1944.

His eparchy was annexed into Soviet Ukraine on 29 June 1945. Teodor fought to preserve the rights of his Church during the occupation. The atheist government ordered the bishop and all the faithful to renounce any connection with Rome, and to submit to the Patriarch of Moscow. Romza refused, and the open persecutions by the State began. The government annouced that Nestor Sydoruk was the bishop of the eparchy, and faithful Greek Catholic priests and lay people were intimidated, harassed, abused, and imprisoned. Romza travelled his diocese by horse and buggy, ministering to his flock. Severely wounded on 27 October 1947 in a Bolshevik assassination attempt that involved ramming his cart with a motor vehicle, then beating him with rifle butts; he was later murdered in his hospital bed. His work helped many Transcarpathian Christians return from the Orthodox Church to the Greek Catholic. Martyr.

Born

14 April 1911 at Velykyj Bychkiv, Transcarpathia, Ukraine

Died

poisoned in his hospital bed on 1 November 1947 at Mukachiv, Ukraine

Beatified

27 June 2001 by Pope John Paul II at Ukraine

Readings

They are taking from us our own priests and churches, but they will never be able to take away our faith from us. -Blessed Teodor to his oppressed flock

O gracious Lord, in Your infinite goodness You have given us a fearless Bishop, Theodore G. Romzha, who by his uncommon courage, sufferings and violent death gave a heroic witness to his unshakable Faith and inspired our people to hold fast to their Faith in time of persecution. Therefore, we humbly beseech You to glorify Your faithful servant, that Man of Faith, Bishop Theodore, and to strengthen our Faith by granting us through his kind intercession...here make your request]. For you are a merciful and gracious God, and we render glory to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever, Amen. - prayer for the beatification of Blessed Teodor

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-teodor-jurij-romzha/


Saint Benignus of Dijon

Also known as

Benigna, Benigne, Benigny

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Missionary to the areas of Marseilles, Autun, and Dijon in France, sent by Saint Polycarp of Smyrna. Martyred in the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. The people of Tours, France reverenced the grave of Benignus, but the local bishop wished to put a stop to the cult, believing the tomb to be that of a heathen who had been mistakenly identified as Benignus; he started demolition, received a vision explaining his error, and instead built a basilica over the restored sarcophagus.

Born

at Smyrna

Died

clubbed to death with an iron bar in 178

Patronage

• Dijon, France, archdiocese of
• Dijon, France, city of

Representation

• key
• dog

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-benignus-of-dijon/


Saint Genesius of Lyon

Also known as

Gen`s, Genes, Genestus

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Benedictine monk. Abbot of Fontenelle. Part of the court and camp of King Clovis II. Chief almoner to Queen Saint Bathildis. Succeeded Saint Chamond as bishop and archbishop of Lyons, France in 657. Chartered the Abbey of Corbie, France. Chartered the Convent of the Blessed Virgin founded by Ebroin, mayor of the palace, and his wife Leutrude. In a conflict between Ebroin and Saint Leger, Bishop of Autun, Genesius took the bishop's side and was attacked by an armed band sent by Ebroin to expel him from Lyons. Genesius gathered his own forces and defended his city.

Died

• 679 of natural causes
• his body was in the church of Saint Nicetius till the beginning of the 14th century, when it was transferred to Chelles

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-genesius-of-lyon/


Saint Marcel of Paris

Also known as

Marcellus

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Ninth bishop of Paris, France. Chaired the Council of Paris in 360 - 361 which recognized the edicts of the Council of Nicaea in 325. Supported Saint Genevieve. Legend says that there was a dragon in Paris which was devouring women of "ill repute"; Marcel defeated it by striking it with his bishop's crozier.

Born

c.396 on Île de la Cité, Paris, France

Died

November 436

Representation

dragon

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


Saint Mathurin

Also known as

Maturinus

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Raised a pagan; his father was even commissioned to persecute Christians by emperor Maximian. Mathurin converted at age 12. Priest at age 20, ordained by Saint Polycarp. Zealous evangelist in his region, even converting his parents. Noted exorcist, even healing Theodora, the daughter of the emperor; his ministry of dealing with the possessed led to his tradition of patronage of the mentally ill.

Born

Larchant, France

Died

• Rome, Italy of natural causes
• buried in Rome, he climbed out of the grave to return to his old home at Larchant, France
• in 1004 the canons of Notre-Dame de Paris divided his relics between Larchant, some in Paris, France
• Paris relics enshrined in a church dedicated to him in 1153; it became a place of pilgrimage and healing for centuries
• his shrine in Larchant was burned by Huguenots in 1568

Patronage

against mental illness

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


Saint Nuño de Santa Maria Álvares Pereira

Also known as

• Nuño of Saint Mary
• Nonius Alvares Pereira
• Nuno Álvares Pereira

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Cousin of the founder of the noble Braganza family. Constable of the kingdom of Portugal, a knight, and a prior in the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. Married. Career soldier, fighting for, and a hero of Portuguese independence. Widower. Lay-brother in the Order of Friars of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel at Lisbon, Portugal in 1423, taking the name Nuño of Saint Mary. He undertook the meanest duties in the friary, begging alms from door to door. Founded a monastery at Lisbon. Noted for a life of prayer, penance, and devotion to Our Lady.

Born

24 June 1360 at Cernache do Bonjardim, Sertã, Castelo Branco, Portgual

Died

• 1 November 1431 (Easter Sunday) at the Carmelite monastery at Lisbon, Portugal of natural causes
• tomb lost in the earthquake of 1755

Beatified

23 January 1918 by Pope Benedict XV (cultus confirmation)

Canonized

26 April 2009 by Benedict XVI

Readings

O God, who called blessed Nonius to lay down the weapons of this world and follow Christ under the protection of the Blessed Virgin, grant through the intercession of this former member of our order that we too may deny ourselves and cling to you with all our hearts. Through the same Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. - prayer from The Missal with Readings of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-nuno-de-santa-maria-alvares-pereira/


Blessed Peter Paul Navarro

Also known as

• Paul Navarro
• Pietro Paolo Navarro

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Joined the Jesuits in Naples, Italy in 1578. Ordained in Goa, India. Missionary to Japan. Became fluent in Japanese, and lived as much like a native as he could, wanting to show that Christianity was no threat to a Japanese lifestyle.

An imperial edict in 1614 expelled all foreigners. Instead of leaving, Peter went into hiding so he could minister to the converts he had made. He travelled the country disguised as a beggar, wood seller, farmer, and peddler in order to conduct covert Masses. He wrote on the faith, and translated Christian works into Japanese.

Arrested by priest hunters in December 1621 along with two catechists, Petrus Onizuka Sadayu and Denis Fugiscima, and a layman, Clement Kuijemon. They were condemned to death by the Shogun on 27 October 1622. Father Peter Paul celebrated Mass and ordained his two catechists as Jesuit priests in the hours just before his execution.

Born

1560 at Laino Borgo, Cosenza, Italy

Died

• burned alive on 1 November 1622 at Ximabara, Nagasaki, Japan
• died praying the Litany of Our Lady

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Blessed Pius IX

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-peter-paul-navarro/


Saint Vigor of Bayeux

Also known as

Vigeur, Vigile, Vigorus

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Studied at Arras, France. Spiritual student of Saint Vedast of Arras. He studied for the priesthood, but found the vocation so overwhelming that he ran from it for a while. He eventually realized his vocation and was ordained. Preacher and missionary. Bishop of Bayeux, France in 513, he continued his missionary work, bringing people to the faith, building churches and monasteries.

Born

Artois, France

Died

• 537 of natural causes
• buried on Mont Chrismat
• relics moved to the Abbey of Saint-Riquier in Picardy, France in 981 to avoid invading Normans

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


Saint Caesarius of Africa

Also known as

• Caesarius of Terracina
• Cesario, Cesareo

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Deacon of an African church. During a visit to Italy, he witnessed a pagan celebration of Apollo; Caesarius objected to the human sacrifice it involved. For his interference, he was imprisoned for two years, and then for his faith he was martyred with Saint Julian.

Born

African

Died

• tied into a sack and thrown into the sea to drown at Pisco Montano, Terracina, Italy, date unknown
• body recovered and buried near Terracina
• in the 4th century, Emperor Valentinian was cured at the shrine of Caesarius at Terracina
• relics translated to a church on the Palatine Hill, Rome, Italy by order of the emperor Valentinian
• relics translated to the church of San Cesareo in Palatio, Appian Way, Rome

Patronage

Terracina, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-caesarius-of-africa/


Saint Jerome Hermosilla

Also known as

• Jerónimo Hermosilla
• Jerónimo Hermosilla Aransãez

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Dominican. Missionary to Manila, Philippines. Priest. Missionary to Viet Nam in 1828. Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Tonkin, Viet Nam and titular bishop of Miletopolis on 2 August 1839. Bishop. Worked with Saint Joseph Khang. Martyred with Saint Valentin Faustino Berri Ochoa.

Born

30 September 1800 at Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Old Castile, Spain

Died

tortured and beheaded on 1 November 1861 Hai Duong, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jerome-hermosilla/


Rachel the Matriarch

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Old Testament Jewish Matriarch. Wife of the Patriach Jacob. She spent a lengthy marriage in shame over her sterility, considered a sign of God's disfavor. However, late in life she had two sons, Joseph, he of the many-coloured coat, and Benjamin.

Born

17th-18th century BC

Died

• 17th-18th century BC in childbirth
• buried in Bethlehem

Name Meaning

the lamb

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While he [Jacob] was still talking with them, Rachel arrived with her father's sheep; she was the one who tended them. As soon as Jacob saw Rachel, the daughter of his uncle Laban, with the sheep of his uncle Laban, he went up, rolled the stone away from the mouth of the well, and watered his uncle's sheep. Then Jacob kissed Rachel and burst into tears. He told her that he was her father's relative, Rebekah's son, and she ran to tell her father.

When Laban heard the news about his sister's son Jacob, he hurried out to meet him. After embracing and kissing him, he brought him to his house. Jacob then recounted to Laban all that had happened, and Laban said to him, "You are indeed my flesh and blood."

After Jacob had stayed with him a full month, Laban said to him: "Should you serve me for nothing just because you are a relative of mine? Tell me what your wages should be."

Now Laban had two daughters; the older was called Leah, the younger Rachel. Leah had lovely eyes, but Rachel was well formed and beautiful. Since Jacob had fallen in love with Rachel, he answered Laban, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel."

Laban replied, "I prefer to give her to you rather than to an outsider. Stay with me."

So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, yet they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her. Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, that I may consummate my marriage with her, for my term is now completed."

So Laban invited all the local inhabitants and gave a feast. At nightfall he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob consummated the marriage with her. (Laban assigned his slave girl Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her maidservant.) In the morning Jacob was amazed: it was Leah! So he cried out to Laban: "How could you do this to me! Was it not for Rachel that I served you? Why did you dupe me?"

"It is not the custom in our country," Laban replied, "to marry off a younger daughter before an older one. Finish the bridal week for this one, and then I will give you the other too, in return for another seven years of service with me."

Jacob agreed. He finished the bridal week for Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel in marriage. (Laban assigned his slave girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.) Jacob then consummated his marriage with Rachel also, and he loved her more than Leah. Thus he remained in Laban's service another seven years.

When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, he made her fruitful, while Rachel remained barren. Leah conceived and bore a son, and she named him Reuben; for she said, "It means, 'The LORD saw my misery; now my husband will love me.'" She conceived again and bore a son, and said, "It means, 'The LORD heard that I was unloved,' and therefore he has given me this one also"; so she named him Simeon. Again she conceived and bore a son, and she said, "Now at last my husband will become attached to me, since I have now borne him three sons"; that is why she named him Levi. Once more she conceived and bore a son, and she said, "This time I will give grateful praise to the LORD"; therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing children.

When Rachel saw that she failed to bear children to Jacob, she became envious of her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children or I shall die!"

In anger Jacob retorted, "Can I take the place of God, who has denied you the fruit of the womb?"

She replied, "Here is my maidservant Bilhah. Have intercourse with her, and let her give birth on my knees, so that I too may have offspring, at least through her." So she gave him her maidservant Bilhah as a consort, and Jacob had intercourse with her.

When Bilhah conceived and bore a son, Rachel said, "God has vindicated me; indeed he has heeded my plea and given me a son." Therefore she named him Dan.

Rachel's maidservant Bilhah conceived again and bore a second son, and Rachel said, "I engaged in a fateful struggle with my sister, and I prevailed." So she named him Naphtali.

When Leah saw that she had ceased to bear children, she gave her maidservant Zilpah to Jacob as a consort. So Jacob had intercourse with Zilpah, and she conceived and bore a son. Leah then said, "What good luck!" So she named him Gad.

Then Leah's maidservant Zilpah bore a second son to Jacob; and Leah said, "What good fortune!" - meaning, "Women call me fortunate." So she named him Asher.

One day, during the wheat harvest, when Reuben was out in the field, he came upon some mandrakes which he brought home to his mother Leah. Rachel asked Leah, "Please let me have some of your son's mandrakes."

Leah replied, "Was it not enough for you to take away my husband, that you must now take my son's mandrakes too?"

"Very well, then!" Rachel answered. "In exchange for your son's mandrakes, Jacob may lie with you tonight."

That evening, when Jacob came home from the fields, Leah went out to meet him. "You are now to come in with me," she told him, "because I have paid for you with my son's mandrakes." So that night he slept with her, and God heard her prayer; she conceived and bore a fifth son to Jacob.

Leah then said, "God has given me my reward for having let my husband have my maidservant"; so she named him Issachar.

Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob; and she said, "God has brought me a precious gift. This time my husband will offer me presents, now that I have borne him six sons"; so she named him Zebulun.

Finally, she gave birth to a daughter, and she named her Dinah.

Then God remembered Rachel; he heard her prayer and made her fruitful. She conceived and bore a son, and she said, "God has removed my disgrace." So she named him Joseph, meaning, "May the LORD add another son to this one for me!" - Genesis 29.9-30.23

http://catholicsaints.info/rachel-the-matriarch/


Saint Valentin Faustino Berri Ochoa

Also known as

• Balentin Berrio-Otxoa de Arizti
• Valentin de Berriochoa
• Valentine Berrio-Ochoa

Additional Memorial

24 November of one of the Martyrs of Viet Nam

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Born in the Basque country. Dominican. Ordained on 14 June 1851. Missionary to the Philippines and then to Viet Nam. Appointed coadjutor vicar apostolic of Central Tonkin, (modern diocese of Bùi Chu) Viet Nam and titular bishop of Centuria on 25 December 1857. Martyred with Saint Jerome Hermosilla.

Born

14 February 1827 at Elorrio, diocese of Vitoria, Spain

Died

tortured and beheaded on 1 November 1861 Hai Duong, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-valentin-faustino-berri-ochoa/


Saint Amabilis of Auvergne

Also known as

• Amabilis of Riom
• Amabilis the Cantor

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Cantor in the church of Saint Mary at Clermont, France. Precentor of the cathedral of Clermont. Parish priest in Riom, France.

Died

475 of natural causes

Patronage

• against demonic possession
• against fire
• against mental illness
• against poison
• against snake bite
• against wild beasts
• Auvergne, France
• Riom, France

Representation

bishop listening to an angel playing music

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-amabilis-of-auvergne/


Saint Austremonius

Also known as

• Apostle of Auvergne
• Austromoine, Stramonius, Stremonius

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May have been the first bishop of Clermont, France. Contemporary of the three bishops of Aquitaine who attended the Council of Arles in 314.

Born

3rd century

Died

• early 4th century of natural causes
• interred at at Issoire, France
• re-interred at Volvic
• relics taken to Mauzac Abbey in 761
• some relics taken to Saint-Yvoine, France in the mid-9th-century
• many relics returned to Issoire c.900

Canonized

• Pre-Congregation
• popular devotion began in the mid-6th-century after a deacon named Cantius received a vision of angels around the neglected tomb of Astremonius

Patronage

archdiocese of Clermont, France

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


Saint Cadfan

Also known as

Catman, Catamanu, Catamanus, Gadfan, Gideon

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Sixth-century monk. Spiritual teacher of Sadwen of Wales. Emigrated from Brittany to Wales where he founded several monasteries. First abbot of Bardsey Abbey in Wales. Llangadfan, Montgomeryshire, Wales is named in his honour.

Born

Brittany (in modern France)

Patronage

Llangadfan, Wales

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


Saint Caesarius of Damascus

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Martyred with six companions.

Died

in Damascus, Syria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-caesarius-of-damascus/


Saint Ceitho

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One of five 6th century brothers, all of whom are venerated as saints in Wales. Founded a church in Llangeitho, Dyfed, Wales.

Patronage

Llangeitho, Wales

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


Saint Cledwyn of Wales

Also known as

Clydwyn of Wales

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Eldest son of Saint Brychan of Brycheiniog, and ruler of part of Brychan's kingdom.

Died

5th century

Patronage

Llangedwyn, Wales

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


Blessed Clemens Kyuemon

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Layman martyr in the archdiocese of Nagasaki, Japan.

Born

c.1574 in Japan

Died

burned to death on 1 November 1622 in Shimabara, Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Blessed Pius IX

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-clemens-kyuemon/


Saint Cyrenia of Tarsus

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Martyred with Saint Juliana in the persecutions of Galerius and Maximian.

Died

burned to death in 306 at Tarsus, Asia Minor

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cyrenia-of-tarsus/


Saint Dacius of Damascus

Also known as

Decius of Damascus

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Martyred with six companions.

Died

in Damascus, Syria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-dacius-of-damascus/


Deborah the Prophetess

Also known as

• Deborah the Judge
• Deborah the Matriarch
• Debbora

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Old Testament prophetess and judge. Married to Lapidoth. See the passage below from Judges that talks about her.

Name Meaning

the bee [hebrew]

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At this time the prophetess Deborah, wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel. She used to sit under Deborah's palm tree, situated between Ramah and Bethel in the mountain region of Ephraim, and there the Israelites came up to her for judgment. She sent and summoned Barak, son of Abinoam, from Kedesh of Naphtali. "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, commands," she said to him; "go, march on Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand Naphtalites and Zebulunites. I will lead Sisera, the general of Jabin's army, out to you at the Wadi Kishon, together with his chariots and troops, and will deliver them into your power." But Barak answered her, "If you come with me, I will go; if you do not come with me, I will not go." "I will certainly go with you," she replied, "but you shall not gain the glory in the expedition on which you are setting out, for the LORD will have Sisera fall into the power of a woman." So Deborah joined Barak and journeyed with him to Kedesh. Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh, and ten thousand men followed him. Deborah also went up with him.

Now the Kenite Heber had detached himself from his own people, the descendants of Hobab, Moses' brother-in-law, and had pitched his tent by the tere-binth of Zaanannim, which was near Kedesh. It was reported to Sisera that Barak, son of Abinoam, had gone up to Mount Tabor. So Sisera assembled from Harosheth-ha-goiim at the Wadi Kishon all nine hundred of his iron chariots and all his forces. Deborah then said to Barak, "Be off, for this is the day on which the LORD has delivered Sisera into your power. The LORD marches before you." So Barak went down Mount Tabor, followed by his ten thousand men. And the LORD put Sisera and all his chariots and all his forces to rout before Barak. Sisera himself dismounted from his chariot and fled on foot. Barak, however, pursued the chariots and the army as far as Harosheth-ha-goiim. The entire army of Sisera fell beneath the sword, not even one man surviving. - Judges 4:4-16

On that day Deborah (and Barak, son of Abinoam,) sang this song:

Of chiefs who took the lead in Israel, of noble deeds by the people who bless the LORD,
Hear, O kings! Give ear, O princes!
I to the LORD will sing my song,
my hymn to the LORD, the God of Israel.
O LORD, when you went out from Seir,
when you marched from the land of Edom,
The earth quaked and the heavens were shaken,
while the clouds sent down showers.
Mountains trembled
in the presence of the LORD, the One of Sinai,
in the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.
In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath,
in the days of slavery caravans ceased:
Those who traveled the roads
went by roundabout paths.
Gone was freedom beyond the walls,
gone indeed from Israel.
When I, Deborah, rose,
when I rose, a mother in Israel,
New gods were their choice;
then the war was at their gates.
Not a shield could be seen,
nor a lance, among forty thousand in Israel!
My heart is with the leaders of Israel,
nobles of the people who bless the LORD;
They who ride on white asses,
seated on saddlecloths as they go their way;
Sing of them to the strains of the harpers at the wells,
where men recount the just deeds of the LORD,
his just deeds that brought freedom to Israel.
Awake, awake, Deborah!
awake, awake, strike up a song.
Strength! arise, Barak,
make despoilers your spoil, son of Abinoam.
Then down came the fugitives with the mighty,
the people of the LORD came down for me as warriors.
From Ephraim, princes were in the valley;
behind you was Benjamin, among your troops.
From Machir came down commanders,
from Zebulun wielders of the marshal's staff.
With Deborah were the princes of Issachar;
Barak, too, was in the valley, his course unchecked.
Among the clans of Reuben
great were the searchings of heart.
Why do you stay beside your hearths
listening to the lowing of the herds?
Among the clans of Reuben
great were the searchings of heart!
Gilead, beyond the Jordan, rests;
why does Dan spend his time in ships?
Asher, who dwells along the shore,
is resting in his coves.
Zebulun is the people defying death;
Naphtali, too, on the open heights!
The kings came and fought;
then they fought, those kings of Canaan,
At Taanach by the waters of Megiddo;
no silver booty did they take.
From the heavens the stars, too, fought;
from their courses they fought against Sisera.
The Wadi Kishon swept them away;
a wadi..., the Kishon.
Then the hoofs of the horses pounded,
with the dashing, dashing of his steeds.
"Curse Meroz," says the LORD,
"hurl a curse at its inhabitants!
For they came not to my help,
as warriors to the help of the LORD."
Blessed among women be Jael,
blessed among tent-dwelling women.
He asked for water, she gave him milk;
in a princely bowl she offered curds.
With her left hand she reached for the peg,
with her right, for the workman's mallet.
She hammered Sisera, crushed his head;
she smashed, stove in his temple.
At her feet he sank down, fell, lay still;
down at her feet he sank and fell;
where he sank down, there he fell, slain.
From the window peered down and wailed
the mother of Sisera, from the lattice:
"Why is his chariot so long in coming?
why are the hoofbeats of his chariots delayed?"
The wisest of her princesses answers her,
and she, too, keeps answering herself:
"They must be dividing the spoil they took:
there must be a damsel or two for each man,
Spoils of dyed cloth as Sisera's spoil,
an ornate shawl or two for me in the spoil."
May all your enemies perish thus, O LORD!
but your friends be as the sun rising in its might!
And the land was at rest for forty years.

- Judges 5:1-31

http://catholicsaints.info/deborah-the-prophetess/


Saint Dingad

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Fifth century son of the chieftain Saint Brychan of Brecknock. Hermit in Llandovery, Dyfed, Wales.

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


Blessed Dionysius Fugixima

Also known as

• Denis Fugiscima
• Dionysius Fugishima
• Dionisius Fujishima Jubyoe

Additional Memorials

• 4 February Jesuits
• 10 September as one of the 205 Martyrs of Japan

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Born to the Japanese nobility. Jesuit novice. Worked with Blessed Paul Navarro. Martyr.

Born

at Aitzu, Arima, Japan

Died

burned alive on 1 November 1622 at Shimabara, Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Blessed Pius IX

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-dionysius-fugixima/


Saint Floribert of Ghent

Also known as

Florbert, Floribertus, Florbertus

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Abbot of monasteries in Ghent, Mont-Blandin and Saint-Bavon in Belgium. Worked with Saint Amandus.

Died

c.660

Canonized

20 April 1049 by Pope Leo IX

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-floribert-of-ghent/


Saint Gal of Clermont

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Bishop of Clermont, France from 640 to 650.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gal-of-clermont/


Saint Germanus of Montfort

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Studied at Paris, France. Priest. Benedictine monk at Savigny, France. Prior of the monastery at Talloires, France. Spent the last years of his life as a hermit.

Born

c.906 at Montfort, Brittany (in modern France)

Died

• 1000 of natural causes
• relics enshrined by Saint Francis de Sales in 1621

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-germanus-of-montfort/


Saint Harold the King

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First Christian king of Denmark. When he tried to bring his pagan people to the faith they revolted and killed him. Martyr.

Died

980 in Denmark

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-harold-the-king/


Saint James of Persia

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Martyred with Saint John in the persecution of King Shapur II.

Born

Persian

Died

c.344 in Persia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-james-of-persia/


Saint John of Persia

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Bishop. Martyred with Saint James of Persia in the persecutions of King Shapur II.

Died

c.344

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-of-persia/


Saint Julian of Africa

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Priest of an African church. During a visit to Italy, he witnessed a pagan celebration of Apollo; Julian objected to the human sacrifice it involved. He was imprisoned for two years, and then martyred with Saint Caesarius.

Born

African

Died

tied into a sack and thrown into the sea to drown at Pisco Montano, Terracina, Italy, date unknown

Patronage

Terracina, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-julian-of-africa/


Saint Juliana of Tarsus

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Martyed with Saint Cyrenia in the persecutions of Galerius and Maximian.

Died

burned to death in 306 at Tarsus, Asia Minor

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-juliana-of-tarsus/


Saint Ludre

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Son of a senator of Bourges in modern France. He died almost immediately after baptism, still wearing the white robes.

Died

relics at Deols on the Indre in modern France

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


Saint Mary the Slave

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Christian slave in the house of Tertullus, a patrician in Rome, Italy. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

c.300

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-mary-the-slave/


Saint Meigan

Also known as

Megan

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Monk at Cor Beuno, Carnarvon, Wales.

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


Saint Nichole

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Abbess of the convent at Almenêches Abbey, France.

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


Saint Pabiali of Wales

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A chapel in Wales is dedicated to him. Some sources say he was a prince, but no solid information has survived.

Patronage

Partypallai, Wales

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


Saint Pere Josep Almató Ribera Auras

Also known as

Pedro Ribera

Additional Memorial

24 November of one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

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Dominican priest. Martyred in the persecutions of emperor Tu-Duc.

Born

1 November 1830 in San Feliú Saserra, Barcelona, Spain

Died

tortured and beheaded on 1 November 1861 Hai Duong, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-pere-josep-almato-ribera-auras/


Saint Peter Absalon

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Martyr.

Died

buried alive c.300 at Caesarea, Palestine

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


Blessed Petrus Onizuka Sadayu

Also known as

Peter Onizuko

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Convert to Christianity. Jesuit postulant. Catechist. Worked with Blessed Paul Navarro, and martyred with him.

Born

Arima, Japan

Died

burned alive on 1 November 1622 at Shimabara, Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Blessed Pius IX

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-petrus-onizuka-sadayu/


Saint Salaun of Leseven

Also known as

Salomon

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A poor man who lived in Leseven, Brittany, France. For many years was considered the village idiot - until people realized that his simplicity, poverty and unworldliness was due to his concentration on his own spiritual development.

Died

1358 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-salaun-of-leseven/


Saint Severinus of Tivoli

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Benedictine monk. Hermit at Tivoli, Italy.

Died

• 609 of natural causes
• relics enshrined in the church Saint Laurence in Tivoli, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-severinus-of-tivoli/


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