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Saint Theodosius the Cenobiarch

Also known as

• Theodosius of Cappadocia
• Theodosius the Coenobriarch
• Theodosius the Great
• Theodosios, Theodossios

Profile

Born to a pious family, he began his studies at an early age, and became a lector while still a youth. The example of Abraham led him to leave home in order to properly follow God. He met Saint Simeon Stylites in Antioch; Simeon recognized him as a holy man and leader, and invited Theodosius onto his pillar for prayer, blessing, and advice. Travelled to Jerusalem where legend says worked with Saint Longinus the Centurian, who would have been nearly 500 years old at the time. Head of a church near Bethlehem.

Hermit in the desert of Judah, living in a cave. Word of his holiness began to attract disciples, and Theodosius built a monastery at Cathismus to house them. There were so many there had to be a section for Greeks, for Armenians, for Persions, etc., but they all happily worked and prayed together. Next to the monastery he built a hospital for the sick, a hospice for the aged, and a mental hospital. Friend of and co-worker with Saint Sabbas. Appointed visitor to all cenobitical communities of Palestine the patriarch of Jerusalem.

Opposed heresies, including Eutychianism and Monophysitism. Emperor Anastatius, a supporter of Eutychianism, sent Theodosius a large bribe, hoping to sway the influential monk to his thinking; Theodosius distributed the money to the poor, and continued to preach against heresy. Because of his orthodox views, Anastatius removed him from his position in 513, but he soon resumed his duties under emperor Justinian.

In poor health in his old age, he was stricken with a condition that made his skin dry as stone. He continued to work until his health gave out, and then he spent his time praying for his community. He died at age 105.

Born

423 at Garissus, Cappadocia (modern Turkey)

Died

• 529 at Cathismus of natural causes
• buried in the cave where he live as a hermit
• it became a noted site for pilgrimages and miracles

Name Meaning

Cenobriach = head of people living a life in common

Representation

abbot hermit with iron bands on his neck and arms, chains and a money bag near him

Patronage

file makers

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-theodosius-the-cenobiarch/


Saint Vitalis of Gaza

Profile

Monk and hermit in the Gaza region. At age 60 he felt driven to travel to Alexandria, Egypt and work to save the area prostitutes. He had a unique method - he worked as a day labourer; with each day's wages he would hire a prostitute for the evening; but instead of the usual services, he requested that she spend the night without sin. To those who would listen he would teach and pray, and from each he extracted a promise to not describe the evening. Not surprisingly, this frequently led to controversy, gossip and opposition, but every investigation cleared him of any charge of impropriety. Some writers claim that he met and prayed with every prostitute in the city, and many of them were led to abandon the life and overcome the things that had driven them to it.

Died

• he was struck in the head in 625 with a knife by a pimp who saw him leaving a brothel and wanted Vitalis to quit interfering with business in Alexandria, Egypt
• Vitalis managed to return to his hut and died alone soon after, apparently in prayer

Readings

Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the heart. - Saint Vitalis

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-vitalis-of-gaza/


Blessed William Carter

Additional Memorial

22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales

Profile

Married layman. Apprentice to several Catholic printers. Imprisoned and tortured for 18 months for "printing lewd (i.e., Catholic) pamphlets," possessing books upholding Catholicism, hiding vestments and other equipment in his home. His wife died while he was in jail. Eventually charged with printing and publishing the Treatise of Schisme, which allegedly incited violence by Catholics and which was said to have been written by a traitor and addressed to traitors; the jury debated 15 minutes before returning a guilty verdict. Martyr.

Born

c.1549 at London, England

Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on 11 January 1584 at Tyburn, London, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-william-carter/


Blessed Anna Maria Janer Anglarill

Profile

Studied at the Real Colegio de Educandras. Worked as a nurse in the Castelltort Hospital. Director the House of Charity and cared for orphans, young people and the elderly. Teacher. Established a hospital for the poor. Founded the Institute of Sisters of the Holy Family of Urgell on 29 June 1859. Today the Institute works in Spain, Andorra, Italy, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Equatorial Guinea; the Sisters work in schools, hospitals and nursing homes, missions, parishes and other apostolates.

Born

18 December 1800 in Cervera, Lleida, Spain

Died

11 January 1885 in Talarn, Lleida, Spain

Beatified

8 October 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-anna-maria-janer-anglarill/


Saint Michael of Klopsk

Also known as

• Michael of Clopas
• Michel de Klops
• Michael van Klopsk
• Michael of Klops
• Mikhail of Klopsk

Profile

He was a monk who suddenly showed up at the Klopsk Abbey near Novgorod, Russia and who would no speak to anyone or answer any questions. The abbot gave him a cell and Michael sometimes slept there, sometimes in the fields, some times just stayed in church reading his Bible by candle light and praying all night. He was eventually found out as a member of the royal family, a cousin of Prince Constantin Dimietrievitch of Moscow, who had given up the worldly life to become a "fool for Christ".

Died

• 11 January 1453 of natural causes
• relics hidden in the Klopsk Abbey

Canonized

1547 (feast established)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-michael-of-klopsk/


Blessed Franciszek Rogaczewski

Also known as

• Francesco Rogaczewski
• Francis Rogaczewski
• Frans Rogaczewski

Additional Memorial

12 June as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II

Profile

Ordained in Gdansk, Poland in 1918. Pastor of Christ the King parish; much sought after confessor. Arrested on 1 September 1939 by Nazi invaders for the crime being a priest. Imprisoned and tortured for months. Martyr.

Born

23 December 1892 in Lipinkach, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

Died

shot on 11 January 1940 near Gdansk, Poland

Beatified

13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-franciszek-rogaczewski/


Pope Saint Hyginus

Also known as

Hygin, Igino

Profile

Pope during a period of relative peace with no official persecutions of the early Church, but was forced to deal with with a series of heretic sects and preachers regularly popping up.

Born

Athens, Greece

Papal Ascension

c.138

Died

• 142 in Rome, Italy
• often listed as a martyr since so many of the early popes were, but there is no evidence of it for Hyginus
• buried on Vatican Hill near the tomb of Saint Peter the Apostle

http://catholicsaints.info/pope-saint-hyginus/


Saint Anastasius of Suppentonia

Also known as

• Anastasius of Castel Sant'Elia
• Anastasius X

Profile

Benedictine monk at Suppentonia (modern Castel Sant'Elia), diocese of Nepi, Italy. Abbot at Suppentonia. Pope Saint Gregory the Great wrote that an angel appeared to summon Anastasius and his monks, all of whom died in rapid succession within the next eight days.

Died

570 at Suppentonia, Italy of natural causes

Patronage

Castel Saint'Elia, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anastasius-of-suppentonia/


Saint Salvius of Amiens

Also known as

Salin, Salinius, Salve, Salvinus, Sauflieu, Saulve, Sauve, Sauvre

Profile

Hermit. Bishop of Amiens, France. Reported miracle worker.

Died

c.625

Representation

• bishop with a casket of relics of Saint Firminus of Amiens
• preaching to his people from the pulpit
• finding the body of Saint Firminus of Amiens
• in the procession translating Saint Firminus of Amiens‘s relics

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-salvius-of-amiens/


Saint Peter Balsam

Also known as

• Peter Apselamus
• Peter Balsamus
• Pietro Apselamo

Profile

Arrested for his faith in the persecutions of Maximinus. Tried by Severus, governor of Eleutheropolis; the transcript of their dialogue was famous in early Christian literature. Martyr.

Born

Palestine

Died

crucified in 311

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


Saint Eithne

Also known as

Ethenea, Ethenia, Ethna, Ethnea

Profile

Daughter of King Leoghaire of Ireland; sister of Saint Fedelemia. She and her sister met Saint Patrick near the fountain of Clebach, received instruction in Christianity, were baptized, received their First Communion, and died in an ecstasy of love. An ancient church was built over her grave.

Died

• c.433
• relics in the cathedral of Armagh, Ireland

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


Saint Fedelemia

Also known as

Fedelma, Fidelmia

Profile

Daughter of King Leoghaire of Ireland; sister of Saint Eithne. She and her sister met Saint Patrick near the fountain of Clebach, received instruction in Christianity, were baptized, received their First Communion, and died in an ecstasy of love. An ancient church was built over her grave.

Died

• c.433
• relics in the cathedral of Armagh, Ireland

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


Saint Leucius of Brindisi

Also known as

Leucio

Profile

Missionary from Alexandria, Egypt. First bishop of Brindisi, Italy.

Born

Egyptian

Died

180 of natural causes

Patronage

Atessa, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-leucius-of-brindisi/


Saint Tipasio of Tigava

Also known as

Typasius

Profile

Veteran soldier. During the persecutions of Diocletian, all soldiers were ordered to sacrifice to pagan idols; Tipasio refused. Martyr.

Born

Tigava, Mauretania Caesariensis (modern El Kherba, Algeria)

Died

beheaded on 11 January 304

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-tipasio-of-tigava/


Saint Speciosa of Pavia

Additional Memorial

18 June (translation of relics)

Profile

Fifth century nun in Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.

Died

buried in the Basilica of San Vincenzo, Pavia, Italy

Representation

• lily
• three lilies
• with Bishop Epiphanius of Pavia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-speciosa-of-pavia/


Saint Honorata of Pavia

Profile

Sister of Saint Epiphanius of Pavia and Saint Liberata of Pavia. Nun at Pavia, Lombardy, Italy. Captured by King Odoacer of the Germanic Heruli, she was eventually ransomed back by Saint Epiphanius, and returned to Pavia.

Died

c.500 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-honorata-of-pavia/


Saint Luminosa of Pavia

Profile

Fifth century nun in Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.

Died

buried in the Basilica of San Vincenzo, Pavia, Italy

Representation

• lily
• three lilies
• with Bishop Epiphanius of Pavia

Patronage

book sellers

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-luminosa-of-pavia/


Saint Liberata of Pavia

Profile

Fifth century nun in Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.

Died

buried in the Basilica of San Vincenzo, Pavia, Italy

Representation

• lily
• three lilies
• with Bishop Epiphanius of Pavia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-liberata-of-pavia-11-january/


Saint Alexander of Fermo

Also known as

Alessandro

Profile

Bishop of Fermo, Italy. Martyred in the persecutions of Decius.

Born

in Fermo, Italy

Died

• c.250 in Fermo, Italy
• relics enshrined in the cathedral at Fermo, Italy

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


Saint Breandan

Also known as

Beandan, Brandan, Bran

Profile

Monk. Migrated from Ireland to Britain. Persecuted by Pelagian heretics, he sought refuge in a monastery in Gaul. It became his new home, and he eventually became abbot of the house.

Born

5th century Irish

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


Saint Paldo

Profile

Brother of Saint Tato and Saint Taso. Benedictine monk at Farfa, Sabina, Italy. The three brothers founded the monastery of San Vincenzo on the Voltorno river. First abbot of the house.

Born

in Benevento, Italy

Died

c.720 of natural causes

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


Saint Taso

Profile

Brother of Saint Paldo and Saint Tato. Benedictine monk at Farfa, Sabina, Italy. The three brothers founded the monastery of San Vincenzo on the Voltorno river. Second abbot of the house.

Born

in Benevento, Italy

Died

c.729 of natural causes

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


Saint Tato

Profile

Brother of Saint Paldo and Saint Taso. Benedictine monk at Farfa, Sabina, Italy. The three brothers founded the monastery of San Vincenzo on the Voltorno river. Third abbot of the house.

Born

in Benevento, Italy

Died

c.739 of natural causes

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


Saint Theodosius the Soldier

Profile

One of a group of fifty Christian soldiers martyred as a group during the persecutions of Emperor Claudius II Gothicus.

Died

martyred in 269 in Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-theodosius-the-soldier/


Saint Lucius the Soldier

Profile

One of a group of fifty Christian soldiers martyred as a group during the persecutions of Emperor Claudius II Gothicus.

Died

martyred in 269 in Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lucius-the-soldier/


Saint Peter the Soldier

Profile

One of a group of fifty Christian soldiers martyred as a group during the persecutions of Emperor Claudius II Gothicus.

Died

martyred in 269 in Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-peter-the-soldier/


Saint Mark the Soldier

Profile

One of a group of fifty Christian soldiers martyred as a group during the persecutions of Emperor Claudius II Gothicus.

Died

martyred in 269 in Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-mark-the-soldier/


Saint Theodosius of Antioch

Profile

Monk. Founded a monastery in Cilicia (modern Çukurova, Turkey).

Born

in Antioch (in modern Turkey)

Died

412

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-theodosius-of-antioch/


Saint Leucius of Alexandria

Profile

Martyred for publicling proclaiming the faith.

Born

Egyptian

Died

martyred c.309 in Alexandria, Egypt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-leucius-of-alexandria/


Saint Severus of Alexandria

Profile

Martyred for publicling proclaiming the faith.

Born

Egyptian

Died

martyred c.309 in Alexandria, Egypt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-severus-of-alexandria/


Saint Peter of Alexandria

Profile

Martyred for publicly proclaiming the faith.

Born

Egyptian

Died

martyred c.309 in Alexandria, Egypt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-peter-of-alexandria/


Saint Boadin

Profile

Benedictine monk, taking the cowl in France. Noted for strict observance of the Benedictine Rule, and for his gentle kindness.

Born

Irish

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


Saint Salvius of North Africa

Profile

Martyred in Roman North Africa. Saint Augustine of Hippo preached about him.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-salvius-of-north-africa/


Saint Peter of Anea

Profile

Martyr.

Died

burned alive at Eleutheropolis, Asia Minor, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-peter-of-anea/


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