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Saint Victoria

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Beautiful Roman Christian noblewoman. Sister of Saint Anatolia. The two sisters were set for arranged marriages to noble Roman pagans, and were hesitant. Victoria argued that it would be all right as the patriarchs in the Old Testament had been married; but Anatolia cited other examples to prove that for the holiest lives, they should devote themselves to God and stay single. Victoria was convinced, sold her jewelry, gave the money to the poor, and refused to go through with the wedding to a fellow named Eugenius.

The two suitors insisted on the weddings, and the sisters refused. The young men denouced the women as Christians, but obtained authority to imprison them their estates, in hopes of breaking their faith and changing their minds. The women converted their servants and guards sent to watch them. Anatolia's suitor, Titus Aurelius, soon gave up, and handed her back to the authorities. Eugenius stayed at it for years, alternating between good and harsh treatment of Victoria, but eventually even he gave up, and returned her to the authorities. She was martyred by order of Julian, prefect of the Capitol and count of the temples.

Modern research indicates their story is most likely pious fiction that was mistaken for history.

Died

• stabbed through the heart in 250 by the executioner Liliarcus at Tabulana, Italy
• legend says her murderer was immediately struck with leprosy, and died six days later, eaten by worms

Patronage

• against earthquakes
• against lightning
• against severe weather
• 18 cities

Storefront

medals and pendants

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


Saint Anatolia of Thora

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Beautiful Roman Christian noblewoman. Sister of Saint Victoria. The two sisters were set for arranged marriages to noble Roman pagans, and were hesitant. Victoria argued that it would be all right as the patriarchs in the Old Testament had been married; but Anatolia cited other examples to prove that for the holiest lives, they should devote themselves to God and stay single. Victoria was convinced, sold her jewelry, gave the money to the poor, and refused to go through with the wedding to a fellow named Eugenius.

The two suitors insisted on the weddings, and the sisters refused. The young men denouced the women as Christians during the time of the persecutions of Decius, but obtained authority to imprison them their estates, in hopes of breaking their faith and changing their minds. The women converted their servants and guards sent to watch them. Anatolia's suitor, Titus Aurelius, soon gave up, and handed her back to the authorities. Eugenius stayed at it for years, alternating between good and harsh treatment of Victoria, but eventually even he gave up, and returned her to the authorities. She was martyred by order of Julian, prefect of the Capitol and count of the temples. Her example so impressed her guard, Audax, that he converted to Christianity and was himself soon after martyred.

Modern research indicates their story was likely pious fiction that was mistaken for history.

Died

• in 250 at Tabulana, Italy
• she was first locked up with a poisonous snake, and when it would not bite her, she was stabbed to death with a sword

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anatoliaof-thora/


Saint Amalburga of Mauberge

Also known as

• Amalburga of Temse
• Amalberga, Amalia, Amelberg, Amelia

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Seventh century relative of Saint Pepin of Landen. Married young to Count Witger. Mother of Saint Gudula of Brussels, Saint Emebert, and Saint Reineldis, all of whom she taught herself, including religion. When the youngest was grown, both Amalburga and her husband retired to Benedictine houses, the Count to Lobbes, Belgium, Amalburga to Maubeuge Abbey where she embraced a life of asceticism and prayer. Received the veil from Saint Willibrord of Echternach. She once crossed a lake by riding on the back of a giant sturgeon, which led to her representation on or with a fish.

Born

in Brabant, Belgium

Died

• 690
• buried beside her husband at the monastery at Lobbes, Belgium
• relics have been in Saint Peter's abbey church in Ghent, Belgium since 1073

Patronage

• against arm pain
• against bruises
• against fever
• farmers
• fever victims
• Ghent, Belgium

Representation

• crown
• fish
• geese
• sieve
• woman holding a palm and open book
• woman standing on a giant sturgeon or other fish
• woman with a crown at her feet

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


Saint Knud

Also known as

Canute, Canute IV, Canutus, Cnut, Knud IV, Knut, Knute

Additional Memorial

13 January (Sweden and Finland)

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Illegimate son of King Sweyn Estrithson of Denmark. Nephew of King Knud of England. King of Denmark as Knud IV c.1080. Married to Adela, sister of Count Roberts of Flanders (in modern Belgium. He spread the gospel through his kingdom, supported missionaries, and built churches. Tried and failed to conquer England to press his claim to the throne which he saw as his through his kinship to his uncle, King Knud. Following his defeat, he fled to the island of Fünen. Murdered with his brother and 17 followers while kneeling at an altar immediately following confession. Miracles reported at his tomb.

Born

c.1043

Died

murdered in 1086 in the church of Saint Alban on the island of Fünen, Denmark

Canonized

1101 by Pope Paschal II

Patronage

Denmark

Representation

• Nordic king with royal insignia, dagger, lance or arrow
• barefoot king with his hair in a fillet
• with Saint Charles Borromeo
• being murdered at the altar

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


Saint Antôn Nguyen Huu Quynh

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

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Layman. Physician. Catechist. Worked to help the missionaries of the Paris Foreign Mission Society. Arrested in 1838 he spent two years in prison for associating with foreign missionaries. There, between bouts of torture and abuse, he used his medical skills to help fellow prisoners. Martyred in the persecutions of emperor Minh Mang.

Born

c.1768 in My Huong, Quang Bình, Vietnam

Died

strangled to death on 10 July 1840 at Ðong Hoi, Quang Bình, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anton-nguyen-huu-quynh/


Saint Phêrô Nguyen Khac Tu

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

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Layman catechist in the apostolic vicariate of West Tonkin (in modern Vietnam. Martyred in the persecutions of emperor Minh Mang.

Born

c.1808 in Ninh Bình, Gia Long, Vietnam

Died

strangled to death on 10 July 1840 at Ðong Hoi, Quang Bình, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-phero-nguyen-khac-tu/


Blessed Marie-Gertrude de Ripert d'Alauzier

Also known as

Sister Saint Sophia

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Ursuline nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

15 November 1757 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

10 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marie-gertrude-de-ripert-dalauzier/


Saint Rufina of Rome and Saint Secunda of Rome

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Two early nuns who were martyred together in the persecutions of Valerian.

Died

• martyred in 257 in Rome, Italy
• buried at Santa Rufina on the Aurelian Way

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-rufina-of-rome/
http://catholicsaints.info/saint-secunda-of-rome/


Blessed Sylvie-Agnès de Romillon

Also known as

Sister Agnès of Jesus

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Ursuline nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

15 March 1750 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

10 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-sylvie-agnes-de-romillon/


Saint Peter Vincioli

Also known as

Peter of Perugia

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Architect. Priest. Monk. Abbot. Founded the monastery of Saint Peter in Perugia, Italy and oversaw both its construction and the construction or re-building of other structures in his diocese.

Born

Perugia, Italy

Died

1007

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


Blessed Parthenios

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Brother of Blessed Euménios. Euménios was devoted service to lay people and monks in Martsallon, Crete. Monk of the Koudoumia monastery in 1897. Martyred by Muslims Turks with an unknown number of his brother monks and local Christians.

Birth

Gortyn, Crete

Died

1905 at the Koudomia monastery on Crete

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


Blessed Euménios

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Brother of Blessed Parthenios. Euménios was devoted service to lay people and monks in Martsallon, Crete. Monk of the Koudoumia monastery in 1897. Martyred by Muslims Turks with an unknown number of his brother monks and local Christians.

Birth

Gortyn, Crete

Died

1905 at the Koudomia monastery on Crete

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


Saint Apollonius of Sardis

Also known as

Apollonio

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Fourth-century evangelist who brought many to the faith. Scourged and executed by Prefect Perinius. Martyr.

Born

Sardis, Lydia (in Asia Minor)

Died

crucified at Iconium

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-apollonius-of-sardis/


Martyrs of Nitria

Also known as

Fathers of Nitria

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Four monks and the bishop of Alexandria, Egypt who were martyred by heretics. Saint John Chrysostom wrote about them, but their names have not come down to us.

Died

4th century in Nitria, Egypt

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


Blessed Arnold of Camerino

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Mercedarian friar. Noted preacher and miracle worker.

Born

Italian

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-arnold-of-camerino/


Saint Cuán of Airbhre

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Tutor and spiritual teacher of of prince Ceallachán of Fothairt, Ireland. Cuán is mentioned in several early martyrologies, but nothing else is known about him.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cuan-of-airbhre/


Saint Etto

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Hetto

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Missionary in northern France and Flanders. Abbot of Saint Peter's monastery at Fescau, Belgium. Bishop of Fescau.

Born

Ireland

Died

c.670

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


Saint Sylvanus of Pisidia

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Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Severian.

Died

beheaded in Pisidia, Asia Minor in the early 4th-century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sylvanus-of-pisidia/


Saint Elilantus

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Brother of Saint Lantfrid and Saint Waltram. With them he founded the monastery of Benediktbeuren in Bavaria, Germany, and served as its abbot.

Died

c.770

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


Saint Lantfrid

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Brother of Saint Waltram and Saint Elilantus. With them he founded the monastery of Benediktbeuren in Bavaria, Germany, and served as its abbot.

Died

c.770

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


Saint Bianor of Pisidia

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Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Severian.

Died

beheaded in Pisidia, Asia Minor in the early 4th-century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-bianor-of-pisidia/


Saint Waltram

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Brother of Saint Lantfrid and Saint Elilantus. With them he founded the monastery of Benediktbeuren in Bavaria, Germany, and served as its abbot.

Died

c.770

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


Saint Pascharius of Nantes

Also known as

Pasquier

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Bishop of Nantes, France. Founded the monastery of Aindre.

Died

c.680

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


Martyrs of Africa

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A group of Christians martyred together in Africa. The only information that has survived are four of their names - Felix, Januarius, Marinus and Nabor.

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-africa-10-july/


Martyrs of Antioch

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A group of ten Christians martyred together. We have no details about them but the names – Diogenes, Domnina, Esicius, Macarius, Maxima, Maximus, Rodigus, Timoteus, Veronia and Zacheus.

Died

Antioch, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-antioch-10-july/


Martyrs of Nicopolis

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A group of 45 Christians tortured and martyred together in the persecutions of emperor Licinius. We know nothing else but six of their names - Anicetus, Anthony, Daniel, Leontius, Mauritius and Sisinno.

Died

c.329 in Nicopolis, Armenia (modern Koyulhisar, Turkey)

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


Martyrs of Tomis

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A group of 45 Christians martyred together. No details about them have survived but seven of their names – Aurelian, Diomedes, Domus, Emilian, John, Marcian and Sisimmus.

Died

in Tomis, Scythia Minor (modern Constanta, Romania), date unknown

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


Martyrs of Damascus

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A group of Franciscans and laymen ordered by Druz Muslims to convert to Islam. They refused and were hacked to pieces.

'Abd Al-Mu'ti Masabki
Carmelo Bolta Bañuls
Engelbert Kolland
Francisco Pinazo Peñalver
Fransis Masabki
Juan Jacobo Fernández y Fernández
Manuel Ruiz López
Nicanor Ascanio de Soria
Nicolás María Alberca Torres
Pedro Soler Méndez
Rufayil Masabki

Died

cut to pieces on 9-10 July 1860 in Damascus, Syria

Beatified

10 October 1926 by Pope Pius XI

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


Seven Holy Brothers

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A group of seven brothers, the sons of Saint Felicitas, all Christians, and all martyred in Rome, Italy in 165 in the persecutions of Emperor Antoninus - Alexander, Felix, Januarius, Martialis, Philip, Silvanus and Vitalis.

Patronage

Abbey of Badia di Cava, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/seven-holy-brothers/


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