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Saint Alexius U Se-Yong

Also known as

• Alejo U Se-yong
• Alessio U Se-yong
• Alleksio
• U Se-Yeong

Additional Memorial

20 September as one of the Martyrs of Korea

Profile

Young layman, born to the wealthy nobility in the apostolic vicariate of Korea. Having become interested in Christianity, he met with Saint Siméon-Fran├žois Berneux, and Saint Marcus Chong Ui-Bae served as his catechist. Convert. His family was strongly opposed to Christianity, and Alexius left home to work with missionaries, translating the Catechism and other texts to Korean.

During one of the repeated persecutions, all Christians in his village were arrested. Alexius gave in to his fears and denied the faith, and was released. He then repented and went to prison to confess his failure to his bishop. He was then arrested, imprisoned with the others, tortured, and finally executed for his faith. Martyr.

Born

1845 in Seoheung, Hwanghae-do, North Korea

Died

11 March 1866 at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Canonized

6 May 1984 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alexius-u-se-yong/


Saint Marcus Chong Ui-Bae

Also known as

• Jeong Eui-Bae
• Mareuko

Additional Memorial

20 September as one of the Martyrs of Korea

Profile

Raised in a pagan family, he became a teacher. He married but was a widower with no children. He became interested in Christianity when he saw the calm with which two priests met their martyrdom. He began studying, read himself into the faith, and converted. He served as a catechist; among others, he helped bring Saint Alexius U Se-Yong to the faith; and spent his free time caring for orphans and visiting the sick. During one of the periodic persecutions of Christians, he was given a chance to leave the country, but stayed to help those who could not leave. He was seized, insulted, abused and beaten by his neighbors and his own family members for his faith, then turned over to government officials for execution. Martyr.

Born

1795 in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Died

11 March 1866 at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Canonized

6 May 1984 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marcus-chong-ui-bae/


Blessed John Kearney

Also known as

Seán Ó Cearnaigh

Additional Memorials

• 1 March (Franciscans)
• 20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Son of John Kearney and Elizabeth Creagh. Franciscan Friars Minor (Observants), entering the novitiate at Kilkenny, Ireland. Moved to Leuven, Belgium in 1638 to enter the seminary. Ordained in Brussels, Belgium in 1642. On his way back to Ireland in 1644, he was arrested in London, England, tortured and condemned to death. He escaped and made his way to France, finally travelling from Calais to Wexford, Ireland. Taught philosophy in Cashel, served as novice master in Waterford and porter at Carric-on-Suir, living his vocation for nine years as a wanted man. Arrested in Tipperary in early 1653 on the old charge of being a Catholic priest in England. Martyr.

Born

1619 in Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland

Died

• hanged on 11 March 1653 in Clonmel, Ireland
• his body was burned

Beatified

27 September 1992 by Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy

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


Saint Eulogius of Cordoba

Profile

Son of a senatorial family from Cordoba, Spain. Well educated. Priest. Head of an ecclesiastical school. Worked to comfort and support Christian martyrs and their survivors during Islamic persecutions in Moorish occupied Spain. Arrested several times for his faith, he wrote Exhortation to Martyrdom while during one of his imprisonments. Appointed to succeed the Archbishop of Toledo, Spain, but was never consecrated. Imprisoned after he gave shelter to Saint Leocritia of Cordoba, he preached the Gospel in court, then in front of the king's counsel. Martyr.

Died

• scourged and beheaded 11 March 859 at Cordoba, Spain
• some relics translated to Paris, France in the early 860's

Patronage

• carpenters
• coppersmiths

Writings

• Apologia
• Exhortation to Martyrdom
• Memorial of the Saints

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eulogius-of-cordoba/


Saint Aengus the Culdee

Also known as

• Aengus of Clonenagh
• Aengus of Tallaght
• Aengus Cúldeo
• Angus, Dengus, Oengo, Oengus, Ceile De

Profile

Hermit or culdee near the River Nore in Ireland where he was known to commune with angels. Hermit near Maryborough. Monk at Clonenagh in Ireland. His reputation for holiness attracted so many would-be students that he retired to be a lay brother at the monastery of Tallaght near Dublin, Ireland under the abbacy of Saint Maelruan. With Maelruan he wrote the Martyrology of Tallaght, a catalog of Irish saints, in 790. Wrote Felire, a poetic version of the martyrology. These works complete, he resumed life as a hermit and then a bishop.

Born

near Clonenagh, Ireland

Died

• 11 March 824 of natural causes
• buried in Clonenagh, Ireland

Works

• Félire Óengusso
• Martyrology of Tallaght

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-aengus-the-culdee/


Blessed John Righi of Fabriano

Also known as

• Giovanni Battista da Fabriano
• Giovanni da Fabriano
• Giovanni Righi
• Joannes de Fabriano
• Johannes Baptista Righi
• John Baptist of Fabriano

Profile

Born to the Italian nobility. Joined the Franciscans in 1484 at Forano, Italy. From 1511, he lived as a hermit at Cupramontana, Ancona, Italy, preaching and caring for the sick. Noted for an ascetic life style and for long periods of prayer.

Born

1469 at Fabriano, Ancona, Italy

Died

• 1539 of natural causes
• miracles reported at his gravesite
• relics re-interred under an altar in the church of San Giacomo della Romita at his monastery

Beatified

1903 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-john-righi-of-fabriano/


Saint Vindician of Cambrai

Also known as

Vidicianus, Vindicien

Profile

Spiritual student of Saint Eligius. Bishop of Arras-Cambrai, France in 669. Promoted monasticism in his diocese. Protested against the excesses of the Merovingian kings, including Theirry III, and the powerful mayors of the palace. In his later years he retired to the Saint Vaast monastery in Arras, France.

Born

632 at Bullecourt, France

Died

• 712 at Brussels, Belgium of natural causes
• buried at Mont-Saint-Eloi
• relics translated to Cambrai in 1030
• relics moved to Douai and Arras, France at unknown dates
• relics returned to Mont-Saint-Eloi in 1453
• relics moved again in in 1598 and 1601
• relics finally interred in the cathedral at Arras

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-vindician-of-cambrai/


Saint Sophronius of Jerusalem

Also known as

• Sophronius of Damascus
• Sophronius the Sophist

Profile

Travelled widely in the East and West. Taught rhetoric. Monk in Palestine at several houses, including at Bethlehem. Lived several years at Alexandria, Egypt near Saint John the Almoner. Ecclesiastical writer of distinction. Poet and extensive correspondent; some of his writings have survived. Fought the Monothelitism heresy. Patriach of Jerusalem from 634 until his death. Driven from the city by Saracens in 637, he eventually negotiated a peace that guaranteed a level of protection to the city's Christians.

Born

Damascus, Syria

Died

c.638; sources disagree on cause and location

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


Saint Ðaminh Cam

Also known as

Domenic Cam

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

Profile

Priest in the apostolic vicariate of Tonkin (in modern Vietnam). Member of the Fraternity of Dominican Priests. Worked in secret for years during the persecutions of emperor Tu-Duc, ministering to covert Catholics before he was captured. Imprisoned for years, repeatedly tortured and finally executed. Martyr.

Born

Cam Chuong, Bac Ninh, VietnamDied

beheaded on 11 March 1859 in Hung Yên, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-daminh-cam/


Saint Constantine II

Also known as

Constantin, Constantinus, Costantino, Costentyn, Custennin

Profile

Born a Scottish prince, the son of King Kenneth II, Constantine led a life of vice until his conversion. Married, and the father of at least one son. Widowed, he abdicated his position, founded a monastery at Govan on the river Clyde, became a monk there, and evangelized the region. Priest. Spiritual student of Saint Columba and Saint Kentigern. Abbot of a monastery in Govan, Scotland. Martyr.

Died

• bled to death in 874 in a cave near Crail after his right arm was cut off by Danish pirates
• considered a martyr in Scotland for defending his Christian land against pagan invaders

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-constantine-ii/


Blessed Thomas Atkinson

Additional Memorials

• 22 November as one of the 85 Martyrs of England, Scotland and Wales
• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai

Profile

Studied and was ordained at Rheims, France. Returned to England in 1588 to minister to covert Catholics. He travelled by night, hid by day, and served his flock for decades. Betrayed to the authorities, he was arrested along with the family who was hiding him. Martyred for the crime of priesthood.

Born

Menthorpe, North Yorkshire, England

Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on 11 March 1616 at York, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

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


Saint Pionius

Profile

Priest. Noted scholar and preacher. During the persecutions of Decius, Pionius and fifteen followers, hearing they were about to be arrested, spent the night of 22-23 February 250 in prayer; they were arrested in the morning at the end of Mass. They had put on their own chains and shackles to make it obvious that they were prisoners, and not going to aposticize. Every time he was taken into public, the courts, or anywhere out of his cell, Pionius preached faith to the Christians, civility to the pagans. Racked and torn with hooks to make him sacrifice to pagan gods; he refused. Martyr.

Born

at Smyrna, Turkey

Died

nailed to a stake and burned alive on 12 March 250

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


Saint Áurea of San Millán

Also known as

Oria

Profile

Daughter of Saint Amunia, she grew up a Christian child in a village invaded by Moors. She was devoted to Saint Agatha, Saint Eulalia of Merida, and Saint Cecilia. Benedictine nun and hermit at San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja, Spanish Navarre. Received a vision from Agatha, Saint Eulalia of Merida, and Saint Cecilia in which they supported her vocation. Spiritual student of Saint Dominic of Silos. Miracle worker.

Born

c.1042 at Villavelayo, Spain

Died

1069 at San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja, Spanish Navarre of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-aurea-of-san-millan/


Saint Benedict Crispus of Milan

Profile

Archbishop of Milan, Italy from 681 until his death 45 years later. Wrote the epitaph for King Caedwalla of Wessex.

Died

• 725 of natural causes
• interred in the basilica of Saint Ambrose in Milan, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-benedict-crispus-of-milan/


Saint Rosina of Wenglingen

Also known as

Rofina, Rufina

Profile

Young woman who consecrated herself to God. May have lived as a forest hermit. Martyr.

Died

4th century

Patronage

Wenlingen, Germany

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-rosina-of-wenglingen/


Saint Vincent of Léon

Additional Memorial

11 September (Benedictines)

Profile

Benedictine monk. Abbot of the monastery of Saint Claudius, Léon, Spain. Martyred by Arian Visigoths.

Born

Spanish

Died

c.554 or 630 (sources vary)

Patronage

Cercemaggiore, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-vincent-of-leon/


Saint Vigilius of Auxerre

Profile

Succeeded Saint Palladius as bishop of Auxerre, France in 661. Murdered by order of Waraton, mayor of the palace.

Died

murdered in 685 in a forest near Compiègne, France

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


Saint Zosimus of Carthage

Also known as

Zozimus

Profile

Martyred in Carthage in the persecutions of Valerian and Gallienus.

Born

African

Died

c.263

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-zosimus-of-carthage/


Saint Heraclius of Carthage

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Valerian and Gallienus.

Born

African

Died

c.263 in Carthage, North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-heraclius-of-carthage/


Saint Candidus the Martyr

Profile

One of a group of 22 martyrs who died together.

Died

c.257 in North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-candidus-the-martyr-11-march/


Saint Firmian the Abbot

Also known as

Fermanus, Firminus

Profile

Abbot of San Sabino Piceno near Fermo, Italy.

Died

c.1020

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-firmian-the-abbot/


Saint Trophimus the Martyr

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

crucified c.300 at Laodicea, Syria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-trophimus-the-martyr/


Saint Alberta of Agen

Profile

One of the first martyrs in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

martyred c.286 in Agen, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alberta-of-agen/


Saint Thalus the Martyr

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

crucified c.300 at Laodicea, Syria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-thalus-the-martyr/


Saint Piperion the Martyr

Profile

One of a group of 22 martyrs who died together.

Died

c.257 in North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-piperion-the-martyr/


Martyrs of Antioch

Profile

A group of Christians martyred together by Emperor Maximian Galerius.

Died

c.300 in Antioch, Syria

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


Saint Peter the Spaniard

Profile

Pilgrim from Spain to Rome. Settled to live as a hermit in Babuco, Italy.

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


Saint Amunia

Profile

Married and the mother of Saint Aurea of San Millán. Widow. Hermitess.

Died

1069 of natural causes

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


Saint Constantine of Carthage

Profile

Confessor of the faith at Carthage.

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


Saint Firmus the Martyr

Also known as

Firminus

Profile

Third century martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-firmus-the-martyr/


Saint Gorgonius the Martyr

Profile

Third century martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gorgonius-the-martyr/


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