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Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort

Also known as

• Martyrs des Pontons de Rochefort
• Martyrs of La Rochelle
• Martyrs of Rochefort
• Martyrs of the Prison Hulks of Rochefort
• Martyrs of the Rochefort Ships

Profile

In 1790 the French Revolutionary authorities passed a law requiring priests to swear allegience to the civil constitution, which would effectively remove them from the authority of, and allegience to, Rome. Many refused, and in 1791 the government began deporting them to French Guyana. 827 priests and religious were imprisoned on hulks (old ships no longer sea-worthy and used for storage, jails, hospitals, etc.) at Rochefort, France to await exile, most on the Deux-Associés and the Washington which had previously been used to house slaves or prisoners. There they were basically ignored to death as there was little provision for food and water, less for sanitation, and none at all for medical help. 542 of the prisoners died there.

The survivors were freed on 12 February 1795 and allowed to return to their homes. Many of them wrote about their time on the hulks, and many of them wrote about the faith and ministry of those who had died. 64 of them have been positively identified and confirmed to have died as martyrs, dying for their faith –

Antoine Auriel
Antoine Bannassat
Augustin-Joseph Desgardin
Barthélemy Jarrige de La Morelie de Biars
Charles-Antoine-Nicolas Ancel
Charles-Arnould Hanus
Charles-René Collas du Bignon
Claude Beguignot
Claude Dumonet
Claude Laplace
Claude Richard
Claude-Barnabé Laurent de Mascloux
Claude-Joseph Jouffret de Bonnefont
élie Leymarie de Laroche
Florent Dumontet de Cardaillac
François d'Oudinot de la Boissière
François François
François Hunot
François Mayaudon
Gabriel Pergaud
Georges-Edme René
Gervais-Protais Brunel
Jacques Gagnot
Jacques Lombardie
Jacques Retouret
Jacques-Morelle Dupas
Jean Baptiste Guillaume
Jean Bourdon
Jean Hunot
Jean Mopinot
Jean-Baptiste de Bruxelles
Jean-Baptiste Duverneuil
Jean-Baptiste Laborie du Vivier
Jean-Baptiste Menestrel
Jean-Baptiste Souzy
Jean-Baptiste-Ignace-Pierre Vernoy de Montjournal
Jean-Baptiste-Xavier Loir
Jean-François Jarrige de la Morelie de Breuil
Jean-Georges Rehm
Jean-Nicolas Cordier
Joseph Imbert
Joseph Juge de Saint-Martin
Joseph Marchandon
Lazare Tiersot
Louis-Armand-Joseph Adam
Louis-François Lebrun
Louis-Wulphy Huppy
Marcel-Gaucher Labiche de Reignefort
Michel-Bernard Marchand
Michel-Louis Brulard
Nicolas Savouret
Nicolas Tabouillot
Noël-Hilaire Le Conte
Paul-Jean Charles
Philippe Papon
Pierre Gabilhaud
Pierre Jarrige de la Morelie de Puyredon
Pierre-Joseph le Groing de la Romagère
Pierre-Michel Noël
Pierre-Sulpice-Christophe Faverge
Pierre-Yrieix Labrouhe de Laborderie
Raymond Petiniaud de Jourgnac
Scipion-Jérôme Brigeat Lambert
Sébastien-Loup Hunot

Died

between 19 May 1794 and 23 February 1795 aboard prison ships docked at Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France

Beatified

1 October 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-the-hulks-of-rochefort/


Blessed Edward Joannes Maria Poppe

Profile

Son of Dèsirè, a baker, and Josefa; Edward was one of eleven children; one brother became a priest, five sisters were nuns. Raised in a pious and hard working family, Edward was an energetic, almost hyperactive child, but an excellent student who early felt a call to the priesthood. His father died in January 1907, and Edward wanted to take over the family business, but his mother insisted that he continue his studies. Seminarians were subject to military service, and in September 1910 Edward was drafted; being a seminarian made him the target for much harassment. He entered the seminary in Leuven, Belgium on 13 March 1912, and in Ghent in September 1913. He served as battlefield nurse during World War I, during which his health was nearly ruined, and his prayers to Saint Joseph led to the miraculous freeing of several prisoners of war.

Ordained on 1 May 1916. Associate pastor at Saint Collette's in Ghent, a struggling parish where he had strong ministry to the poor, children and the dying; taught catechism, founded Eucharistic associations, and worked against the secularization of life in his city. His health still suffering, he was transferred to rural Moerzeke, Belgium where he served from 1918 to 1922 as rector of a religious community. He suffered a heart attack on 11 May 1919, and spent his recuperation studying, praying, and writing hundreds of articles and thousands of letters against Marxism, secularism, and materialism. Edward developed a devotion to Saint Therese of Lisieux, visiting her tomb in 1920, and adopting her "little way". He organized teachers in an evangelization campaign, and his home became a center of organization, prayer and spiritual rebirth. Began service as spiritual director of seminarians doing military service in October 1922. He suffered another heart attack on 1 January 1924, and his health deteriorated rapidly, but he worked tirelessly in his remaining months, encouraging the laity and seminarians.

Born

18 December 1890 in Temse, Belgium

Died

10 June 1924 at Moerzeke, Belgium of a stroke

Beatified

3 October 1999 by Pope John Paul II

Readings

Have you ever noticed the halo of light that surrounds holy priests and illuminates all those in their presence? They bring about such transformations by the silent preaching of their holy life! How many imitators they draw in their wake, attracting them by their priestly ideal! May Jesus favor us with entering into contact with such a priest! - Blessed Edward Poppe

According to the divine plan, action must be fed with prayer. The interior life is the wellspring of the apostolate. Do not believe in the slogan, 'The priest is sanctified in sanctifying others' - it's an illusion. The real formula is, 'Sanctify yourself so as to sanctify others.' - Blessed Edward Poppe

Remember Your sufferings, Jesus. Remember Your love, and the innocence of the little ones! Send us Your priests! - Blessed Edward Poppe

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-edward-joannes-maria-poppe/


Blessed John Dominic

Also known as

• Giovanni Dominici
• John Dominici
• John Dominici de Banchini

Profile

He had a humble background, little education, and a tendency to stammer and stutter, but John had a great memory, great drive to improve, and became a great theologian and preacher. He spent much of his youth in or around the nearby Dominican church of Santa Maria Novella. Though he lacked education and the Dominicans were scholars, and though he had trouble speaking and the Dominicans were preachers, he joined the Order at age 17.

He studied in Pisa and Florence in Italy, and received his degree in theology from the University of Paris. Priest. In one letters, he said that his speech impediment threatened to limit his vocation; it was cured through the intervention of Saint Catherine of Siena, and he spent 12 years as a preacher in Venice, Italy.

Prior of the Dominican house at Santa Maria Novella. Vicar-provincial in Rome, Italy in 1392. With Blessed Raymund of Capua, master general of the Order, he helped lead the rebuilding of the Order after the plague, and restoration of discipline to the members. Founded Dominican houses and convents in the Italian cities of Venice (1388 and 1394), Fiesole (1406), Chioggia, Citta di Castello, Cortona, Lucca, and Fabriano. Correspondent with Blessed Clara Gambacorta, giving her advice on her work to restore discipline to Dominican nuns. Because of his support of the Dominican White Penitents in Venice, he briefly lost papal support, but was later welcomed back, and resumed the work.

Worked to support Christian education of the young. Opposed pagan ideas that were creeping into the humanist thought of the day. Confessor and advisor to Pope Gregory XII. Cardinal of San Sisto in 1407. Archbishop of Ragusa, Italy in 1408. Helped heal the Western Schism. Convinced Pope Gregory XII to call the Council of Constance, and to abdicate in order to force the hands of the anti-popes, causing them to drop their claims to the crown.

Papal legate to Hungary and Bohemia for Pope Martin V. Worked to settle the disruptions caused by the death of John Hus, and to heal the Hussite Schism; converted some, but was unable to affect the larger problem.

Wrote Scripture commentaries and hymns in Italian. His portrait was painted by Fra Angelico, who had joined the order under him, and a memoir of him was written by Saint Antoninus of Florence who had joined the Order after hearing John preach, and had worked with him in Fiesole.

Born

1356 at Florence, Italy

Died

• 10 June 1419 of a fever at Buda, Hungary
• buried in the Church of Saint Paul the Hermit in Buda
• his tomb became noted for miracles, and was briefly a pilgrimage point
• it was destroyed by the Turks

Beatified

• 1832 (cultus confirmed) by Pope Gregory XVI
• 1837 (beatified) by Pope Gregory XVI

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


Blessed Bogumilus of Gniezno

Also known as

Bogimilus, Bogumil Piotr, Bogumilo, Theophilus

Profile

Born to the Polish nobility, twin brother of Boguphalus. Studied in Paris, France. Priest. Served Holy Trinity parish in Dobrow, Poland, a church that he built himself. Chancellor of Gniezno, Poland. Had a great dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and loved solitude. Archbishop of Gniezno in 1167. Through the five years of his episcopacy, he was opposed by his own clergy for his insistence on strict adherance to the clerical discipline and simple lifestyle. He resigned his see in 1172 and became a Camaldolese hermit at Uniedow, Poland for the last decade of his life.

Born

c.1135 bear Dobrow, Poland

Died

• c.1182 near Uniedow, Poland of natural causes
• on his deathbed he received a vision of Our Lady and the Christ Child surrounded by angels and beckoning him to heaven
• relics enshrine in the Collegiate Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Uniejów, Poland
• his stole is kept in Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Poznan, Poland

Beatified

27 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI (cultus confirmation)

Patronage

archdiocese of Gniezno, Poland (given by Pope Paul VI)

Representation

• bishop having a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary
• bishop holding a fish
• bishop walking on the surface of a stream or river

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bogumilus-of-gniezno/


Blessed Diana d'Andalo

Profile

Born to a wealthy and politically connected land owner. We know nothing of her childhood, but was known as a beautiful, intelligent and happy young woman. Influenced by the preaching of Blessed Reginald, she joined the Dominicans, and was received into the Order by Saint Dominic de Guzman himself, but her family forced her to stay home. She joined the Augustinians at Roxana, Italy, but was abducted and taken home by her family; Diana was injured in the abduction, but later escaped from home and returned to the Augustinians. Blessed Jordan of Saxony met with her family and convinced them that the way to keep the girl close to them was to build a Dominican convent; in 1222 they helped her found the monastery of Saint Agnes in Bologna, Italy on land her father owned. She and several other sisters, including Blessed Cecilia of Bologna and Blessed Amata of Bologna lived out their days there. Diana and Blessed Jordan kept up a correspondence that lasted for years and dozens of letters, many of which survive today.

Born

1201 near Bologna, Italy

Died

9 January 1236 in Bologna, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

8 August 1888 by Pope Leo XIII

Representation

Domincan nun holding lilies (indicative of purity) and the Saint Agnes convent

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-diana-dandalo/


Blessed Henry of Treviso

Also known as

• Henry of Bolzano
• Henry of Bozen
• Arrigo, Heinrich, Rigo

Profile

Born poor, Henry was a married lay man and father who worked as a day labourer. However, when his wife and child died young, Henry completely lost interest in a worldly life. He continued to work as a labourer, giving away everything he could spare. He never learned to read or write, but attended daily Mass, worked to help those even poorer than himself, and spent his spare time in prayer. In his later years he became a beggar, asking alms and giving away all that he did not need.

Born

c.1250 at Bolzano, Italy

Died

• 10 June 1315 in Treviso, Italy of natural causes
• he was so well loved by the people of Treviso that at his death his little room was stripped of the straw that served for his bed and was his only possession

Beatified

• 23 July 1750 by Pope Benedict XIV (cultus confirmed)
• 276 miracles were recorded before the confirmation could be completed

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-henry-of-treviso/


Saint Getulius of Tivoli

Also known as

Getulio

Profile

Husband of Saint Symphorosa of Tivoli. Roman officer in the armies of Emperors Trajan and Hadrian. Public convert to Christianity with his brother Saint Amantius. Getulius resigned his commission, and retired to the country of the Sabines. Emperor Hadrian sent the guards Caerealis and Primitivus to arrest the ex-officer; instead, the brothers converted the guards. Hadrian ordered the judge Licinius to condemn the whole group to death. They were offered a reprieve if they would renounce Christianity; they declined. Martyr.

Died

clubbed to death c.120 at Tivoli, Italy

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


Blessed Walter Pierson

Additional Memorial

4 May as one of the Carthusian Martyrs

Profile

Carthusian lay brother in the London Charterhouse. Arrested with his brothers for opposing the takeover of the Church by King Henry VIII. Chained standing up in Newgate Prison and left to starve. Martyr.

Died

starved to death on 10 June 1537 in Newgate Prison, London, England

Beatified

29 December 1886 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-walter-pierson/


Blessed Joseph Kugler

Also known as

Brother Eustachius

Profile

Religious brother in the Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of God.

Born

15 January 1867 in Neuhaus, Bavaria, Germany

Died

10 June 1946 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany of natural causes

Beatified

• 4 October 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI
• recognition celebrated at the Cathedral of Regensburg, Germany by Archbishop Angelo Amato

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-joseph-kugler/


Saint Amantius of Tivoli

Profile

Public convert to Christianity with his brother Saint Getulius. With Getulius he retired to the country of the Sabines. Emperor Hadrian sent the guards Caerealis and Primitivus to arrest the two; instead, the brothers converted the guards. Emperor Hadrian ordered the judge Licinius to condemn the whole group to death. They were offered a reprieve if they would renounce Christianity; they declined. Martyr.

Died

clubbed to death c.120 at Tivoli, Italy

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


Blessed Gerlac of Obermarchtal

Also known as

Gerlach, Gerlache, Gerlachus, Gerlacus

Profile

Premonstratensian monk at Mönchsrot monastery in southern Germany. Spiritual student of Blessed Eberhard of Obermarchtal and Blessed Ulrik of Obermarchtal. Prior of his house, and then its third abbot where he served until struck down by a stroke.

Born

12th century Germany

Died

10 June c.1200 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-gerlac-of-obermarchtal/


Saint Ithamar of Rochester

Also known as

Itamaro, Ythamar

Profile

Known in his day for his learning. First Anglo-Saxon to be ordained a bishop, succeeding Saint Paulinus of York to the see of Rochester, England in 644, consecrated by Saint Honorius. Miraculous cures, especially of the eyes, recorded at his tomb.

Born

at Kent, England

Died

• c.656 of natural causes
• buried at Rochester, England

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ithamar-of-rochester/


Saint Faustina of Cyzicus

Profile

Martyr.

Died

• 303
• buried in the catacombs of San Callisto in Rome, Italy
• relics re-discovered in 1830
• relics transferred to Palma Campania, Italy in 1839
• relics enshrined in a glass reliquary in the church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Palma Campania

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-faustina-of-cyzicus/


Saint Asterius of Petra

Also known as

Asterio

Profile

A former heretic who converted from Arianism to orthodox Christianity. Bishop of Petra. Fought heresy and earned the hatred of Arians by writing about their intrigues at the Council of Sardica in 347. Exiled to Africa by Emperor Constantius. Recalled to his diocese by Julian the Apostate. Assisted at the Council of Alexandria in 362.

Died

c.364 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-asterius-of-petra/


Blessed Elizabeth Guillen

Profile

Mercedarian nun in Barcelona, Spain.

Died

• 1300 of a fever at the the monastery of Saint Eulalia, Barcelona, Spain
• interred near the high altar in the monastery church

Readings

I want to melt and be in Christ. - Blessed Elizabeth on her deathbed

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-elizabeth-guillen/


Saint Primitivus of Tivoli

Profile

Imperial Roman guard. Sent by Emperor Hadrian with Caerealis to arrest the brother converts Saint Getulius and Saint Amantius. Instead, the brothers converted the guards. Hadrian ordered the judge Licinius to condemn the whole group to death. They were offered a reprieve if they would renounce Christianity; they declined. Martyr.

Died

clubbed to death c.120 at Tivoli, Italy

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


Saint Caerealis of Tivoli

Profile

Imperial Roman guard. Sent by Emperor Hadrian with Primitivus to arrest the brother converts Saint Getulius and Saint Amantius. Instead, the brothers converted the guards. Hadrian ordered the judge Licinius to condemn the whole group to death. They were offered a reprieve if they would renounce Christianity; they declined. Martyr.

Died

clubbed to death c.120 at Tivoli, Italy

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


Blessed Thomas Green

Also known as

Thomas Greenwood

Additional Memorial

4 May as one of the Carthusian Martyrs

Profile

Carthusian choir monk of the Charterhouse in London, England. Martyred for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church.

Died

starved to death on 10 June 1537 in Newgate Prison, London, England

Beatified

29 December 1886 by Pope Leo XIII

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-thomas-green/


Blessed José Manuel Claramonte Agut

Profile

Priest. Member of the Diocesan Laborer Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

6 November 1892 in Almazora, Castellón, Spain

Died

10 June 1938 in Vall d'Alba, Castellón, Spain

Beatified

13 October 2013 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jose-manuel-claramonte-agut/


Saint Evermund of Fontenay

Also known as

Ebremund of Fontenay

Profile

Married. Founded several monasteries and convents. His wife then entered one of the convents as a nun, and Evermund became a monk at the Fontenay-Louvet house near Séez, France. Abbot.

Born

in Bayeux, France

Died

c.720 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-evermund-of-fontenay/


Blessed Amata of San Sisto

Also known as

Amata of Bologna

Profile

Dominican nun, assigned to Rome. Helped found the Saint Agnes Convent at Valle di Petro, Bologna, Italy.

Died

• 1270 of natural causes
• interred in the chapel of Saint Clare, Assisi, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-amata-of-san-sisto/


Saint Landericus of Paris

Also known as

Landry

Profile

Bishop of Paris, France from 650. Founded the first hospital in Paris. Noted for his work with the poor. Encouraged the Benedictines to establish houses in his diocese.

Died

c.661 of natural causes

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


Saint Censurius of Auxerre

Also known as

Censurio

Profile

Bishop of Auxerre, France from 448 until his death; he served 38 years.

Died

• 486 of natural causes
• buried in the church of Saint Germanus

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-censurius-of-auxerre/


Saint Maurinus of Cologne

Also known as

Maurino

Profile

Monk at the monastery of Saint Panteleon, Cologne, Germany. Probably served as abbot of his house. Martyr.

Died

Cologne, Germany

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-maurinus-of-cologne/


Saint Landericus of Novalese

Profile

Monk at Novalèse abbey in Savoy (part of modern France). Martyr.

Died

drowned in the River Arc (in modern France) in 1050

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-landericus-of-novalese/


Saint Restitutus of Rome

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Nero.

Died

martyred in the 1st century, either in Rome, Italy, or in Spain; records are unclear

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


Saint Crispulus of Rome

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Nero.

Died

martyred in the 1st century, either in Rome, Italy, or in Spain; records are unclear

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


Blessed Mary Magdalene of Carpi

Profile

Nun who served as alms-beggar for her house in Carpi, Italy.

Born

Austria

Died

1546

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-mary-magdalene-of-carpi/


Saint Timothy of Prusa

Profile

Bishop of Prusa, Bithynia (in modern Turkey). Martyred in the persecutions of Julian the Apostate.

Died

362

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-timothy-of-prusa/


Saint Illadan of Rathlihen

Also known as

Illathan, Iolladham

Profile

Sixth century bishop of Rathlihen, Offaly, Ireland.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-illadan-of-rathlihen/


Blessed Elisabeth Hernden

Profile

Leader of a group of Franciscan tertiaries in Germany.

Died

1527

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-elisabeth-hernden/


Saint Zachary of Nicomedia

Profile

Martyr.

Died

at Nicomedia, date unknown

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


Martyrs of North Africa

Profile

A group of seventeen Christians martyred together in North Africa; the only surviving details are two of their names - Aresius and Rogatius.

Died

North Africa, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-north-africa-10-june/


Martyrs of the Aurelian Way

Profile

A group of 23 martyrs who died together in the persecutions of Aurelian. The only details that survive are three of their names - Basilides, Mandal and Tripos.

Died

c.270-275 on the Aurelian Way, Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-the-aurelian-way/


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Our Lady of the Grotto
• Martyrs of Besech
• Bonaventura Baduario of Peraga
• Guido di Valperga
• Maximus of Naples
• Thiddag of Prague


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