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Blessed Frano Gjini

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Ordained a priest in the diocese of Shkodrë, Albania on 28 June 1908. Vicar-general of the archdiocese of Durrës, Albania in 1918. Parish priest in Durrës, Derven of Fushë Krujë, Kurbin and Perlat of Kthella, Albania at different times. Chosen abbot of the Abbey Nullius of Saint Lelezhdri of Orosh in Mirdita on 29 June 1930. Consecrated titular bishop of Semta on 28 October 1930. Chosen apostolic delegate to Albania on 11 November 1945 after the previous delegate was not permitted back into the country. Chosen bishop of Lezhë, Albania on 4 January 1946. He was arrested by Communist authorities in Shkodrë on 15 November 1946 for continuing to work for the Church, sentenced to death on 8 January 1948 and executed. Martyr.

Born

20 February 1886 in Shkodër, Albania

Died

shot on 11 March 1948 in Shkodër, Albania

Beatified

• 5 November 2016 by Pope Francis
• beatification celebrated at the Square of the Cathedral of Shën Shtjefnit, Shkodër, Albania, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato

https://catholicsaints.info/blessed-frano-gjini/


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-François 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

https://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

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


Blessed Dedë Nikaj

Also known as

• Brother Ciprian
• Dedë Nikacj

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Orphaned at age five, he was educated by the Franciscans. Studied in Shkodër, Albania, then Lankowitz and Graz in Austria, then in Rome, Italy. Ordained a priest in Rome on 25 July 1924. Taught at a Franciscan seminary from 1929 to 1932. Novice master from 1932 to 1938. Franciscan provincial master from 1938 to 1941. Director of the Franciscan seminary from 1941 to 1944. Franciscan Guardian of Gjuhadol in 1944. On 15 November 1946 the Communist authorities arrested him on a charge of concealing weapons behind a church altar. He was imprisoned, tortured, sentenced to death, and finally executed. Martyr.

Born

19 July 1900 in Shkodër, Albania

Died

shot on 11 March 1948 in Shkodër, Albania

Beatified

• 5 November 2016 by Pope Francis
• beatification celebrated at the Square of the Cathedral of Shën Shtjefnit, Shkodër, Albania, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato

https://catholicsaints.info/blessed-dede-nikaj/


Saint Eulogius of Cordoba

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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

Video

YouTube PlayList

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


Blessed John Kearney

Also known as

Seán Ó Cearnaigh

Additional Memorials

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

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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

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


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

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


Blessed Pal Prennushi

Also known as

Mati

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Studied in Schaz, Austria, in Caldaro, Italy, and in Grac, Austria. Franciscan Friar Minor. Ordained a priest in Shkodrë, Albania on 25 March 1904. He served as parish priest in several places, and then as Provincial Vicar. Arrested by Communist authorities in Shkodrë on 15 November 1946 for remaining loyal to Rome and refusing to cooperate with the new state-run “church”, he was given a show trial and executed. Martyr.

Born

2 October 1881 in Shkodrë, Albania

Died

shot on 11 March 1948 in Shkodrë, Albania

Beatified

• 5 November 2016 by Pope Francis
• beatification celebrated at the Square of the Cathedral of Shën Shtjefnit, Shkodër, Albania, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato

https://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pal-prennushi/


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

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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)

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


Saint Vindician of Cambrai

Also known as

Vidicianus, Vindicien

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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

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


Saint Euthymius of Sardis

Also known as

Euthymios, Eutimio

Additional Memorial

26 December (Greek menology)

Profile

Studied in Alexandria, Egypt. Monk. Priest. Bishop of Sardis, Lydia (in modern Turkey) in 787. He fought iconoclasm, and condemned it at the Seventh Ecumenical Council in Nicea. For this opposition, and other conflicts with Emperor Nicephorus, Euthymmius was exiled three times. Over the next 29 years he was occasionally recalled and offered a chance to return if he would accept the iconoclast heresy; he always declined. Martyred in the iconoclast persecutions of Emperor Theophilus.

Born

mid-8th century

Died

scourged to death c.840

https://catholicsaints.info/saint-euthymius-of-sardis/


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

https://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

https://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

https://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

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


Saint Pionius

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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

https://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

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


Blessed Balbina the Younger

Also known as

Balbina of Assisi

Profile

Granddaughter of Saint Clare of Assisi. Balbina joined the Poor Clares at the monastery of San Damiano. Helped found the Poor Clare monastery in Arezzo, Italy. Known for a life of Christian virtues and supernatural gifts.

Born

1215 in Assisi, Italy

Died

11 March 1254 in Assisi, Italy of natural causes

https://catholicsaints.info/blessed-balbina-the-younger/


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

https://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

https://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

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


Saint Quiricus of Murisengo

Also known as

Cerdre, Cergue, Cirgues, Cyr, Cyricus, Kerykos, Quiric, Quirico

Profile

Martyr whose death became linked to the Theban Legion.

Died

c.286 in Murisengo, Alessandria, Italy

https://catholicsaints.info/saint-quiricus-of-murisengo/


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

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


Blessed Alramo of Niederaltaich

Profile

Benedictine monk at the Niederaltaich monastery no later than 1099. Details about his life have been lost.

Died

11 March 1123

https://catholicsaints.info/blessed-alramo-of-niederaltaich/


Saint Zosimus of Carthage

Also known as

Zozimus

Profile

Martyred in Carthage in the persecutions of Valerian and Gallienus.

Born

African

Died

c.263

https://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

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


Saint Serrano of Oviedo

Also known as

Sernano

Profile

Early bishop of Oviedo, Spain, probably in the mid 9th century. No other details about him have survived.

https://catholicsaints.info/saint-serrano-of-oviedo/


Saint Candidus the Martyr

Profile

One of a group of 22 martyrs who died together.

Died

c.257 in North Africa

https://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

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


Saint Trophimus the Martyr

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

crucified c.300 at Laodicea, Syria

https://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

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


Saint Thalus the Martyr

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

crucified c.300 at Laodicea, Syria

https://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

https://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

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


Saint Peter the Spaniard

Profile

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

https://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

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


Saint Constantine of Carthage

Profile

Confessor of the faith at Carthage.

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


Saint Firmus the Martyr

Also known as

Firminus

Profile

Third century martyr.

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


Saint Gorgonius the Martyr

Profile

Third century martyr.

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


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Constantine of Cornwall
• Constantine of Strathclyde


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