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Optional Memorial of Saint Jeanne de Chantal, Religious

Our time needs saints, and especially martyrs as those who give the supreme witness of their love for Christ and his Church: "no one has greater love than he who lays down his life for his friends "(John l5: l3). These words of the Divine Master, which refer in the first instance to the sacrifice which He accomplished on the cross and offered for the salvation of all mankind, also apply to the large and select group of martyrs of all time, from the first persecution of the Church rising up to that - perhaps more hidden but no less cruel - today. The Church of Christ is born from the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross, and it continues to grow and develop into the heroic virtues of the love of his true sons." - Blessed Pope Paul VI


My Bible History - New Testament #09 - The Baptism of Jesus, by Bishop Louis LaRavoire Morrow, D.D.


Saint Jeanne de Chantal

Also known as

• Jane Frances of Chantel
• Jane Frances Fremiot de Chantal

Additional Memorials

• 18 August (United States)
• 12 December (from 1970 to 2001)
• 21 August (the date of the founding of her Order; from 1769 to 1969)

Profile

Born to the nobility, the daughter of the president of the Parliment of Burgundy who raised her alone after the death of her mother when Jeanne was 18 months old. Married in 1592 at age twenty to Baron de Chantal. Mother of four. Widowed at 28 when the Baron was killed in a hunting accident and died in her arms. Taking a personal vow of chastity, she was forced to live with her father-in-law, which was a period of misery for her. She spent her free time in prayer, and received a vision of the man who would become her spiritual director. In Lent, 1604, she met Saint Francis de Sales, and recognized him as the man in her vision. She became a spiritual student and close friend of Saint Francis, and the two carried on a lengthy correspondence for years. On Trinity Sunday, 6 June 1610 she founded the Order of the Visitation of Our Lady at Annecy, France. The Order was designed for widows and lay women who did not wish the full life of the orders, and Jeanne oversaw the founding of 69 convents. Jeanne spent the rest of her days overseeing the Order, and acting as spiritual advisor to any who desired her wisdom. Visitationist nuns today live a contemplative life, work for women with poor health and widows, and sometimes run schools.

Born

28 January 1572 at Dijon, Burgundy, France

Died

• 13 December 1641 at the Visitationist convent at Moulins, France of natural causes
• relics at Annecy, Savoy (in modern France

Beatified

21 November 1751 by Pope Benedict XIV

Canonized

16 July 1767 by Pope Clement XIII

Patronage

• against in-law problems
• against the death of parents
• forgotten people
• parents separated from children
• widows

Video

YouTube PlayList

Readings

When shall it be that we shall taste the sweetness of the Divine Will in all that happens to us, considering in everything only His good pleasure, by whom it is certain that adversity is sent with as much love as prosperity, and as much for our good? When shall we cast ourselves undeservedly into the arms of our most loving Father in Heaven, leaving to Him the care of ourselves and of our affairs, and reserving only the desire of pleasing Him, and of serving Him well in all that we can? - Saint Jeanne

Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry about. - Saint Jeanne

She was full of faith, and yet all her life long she had been tormented by thoughts against it. Nor did she once relax in the fidelity God asked of her. And so I regard her as one of the holiest souls I have ever met on this earth. - Saint Vincent de Paul

We should go to prayer with deep humility and an awareness of our nothingness. We must invoke the help of the Holy Spirit and that of our good angel, and then remain still in God's presence, full of faith that he is more in us than we are in ourselves. - Saint Jeanne

One day Saint Jane spoke the following eloquent words, which listeners took down exactly as spoken: "My dear daughters, many of our holy fathers in the faith, men who were pillars of the Church, did not die martyrs. Why do you think this was? Each one present offered an answer; then their mother continued. "Well, I myself think it was because there is another martyrdom: the martyrdom of love. Here God keeps his servants and handmaids in this present life to that they may labor for him, and he makes of them both martyrs and confessors. I know," she added, "that the Daughters of the Visitation are meant to be martyrs of this kind and that, by the favor of God, some of them, more fortunate than others in that their desire has been granted, will actually suffer such a martyrdom." One sister asked what form this martyrdom took. The saint answered: "Yield yourself fully to God, and you will find out! Divine love takes its sword to the hidden recesses of our inmost soul and divides us from ourselves. I know one person whom love cut off from all that was dearest to her, just as completely and effectively as if a tyrant's blade had severed spirit from body." We realized that she was speaking of herself. When another sister asked how long the martyrdom would continue, the saint replied: "From the moment when we commit ourselves unreservedly to God, until our last breath. I am speaking, of course, of great-souled individuals who keep nothing back for themselves, but instead are faithful in love. Our Lord does not intend this martyrdom for those who are weak in love and perseverance. Such people he lets continue on their mediocre way, so that they will not be lost to him; he never does violence to our free will." Finally, the saint was asked whether this martyrdom of love could be put on the same level as martyrdom of the body. She answered: "We should not worry about equality. I do think, however, that they martyrdom of love cannot be relegated to a second place, for 'love is as strong as death.' For the martyrs of love suffer infinitely more in remaining in this life so as to serve god, than if they died a thousand times over in testimony to their faith and love and fidelity." - from the memoirs of the secretary of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Fidelity toward God consists in being perfectly resigned to his holy will, in enduring everything that his goodness allows in our lives, and in carrying out all our duties, especially that of prayer, with love and for love. In prayer we must converse very familiarly with our Lord, concerning our little needs, telling him what they are, and remaining submissive to anything he may wish to do with us.... We should go to prayer with deep humility and an awareness of our nothingness. We must invoke the help of the Holy Spirit and that of our good angel, and then remain still in God's presence, full of faith that he is more in us than we are in ourselves. There is no danger if our prayer is without words or reflection because the good success of prayer depends neither on words nor on study. It depends upon the simple raising of our minds to God, and the more simple and stripped of feeling it is, the surer it is. We must never dwell on our sins during prayer. Regarding our offenses, a simple humbling of our soul before God, without a thought of this offense or that, is enough....such thoughts act as distractions. - Saint Jeanne de Chantal, from Wings to the Lord

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jeanne-de-chantal/


Blessed Pope Innocent XI

Also known as

Benedetto Odescalchi

Profile

Born to a pious patrician family; his brother became bishop of Novara, Italy. Benedetto felt an early call to the priesthood. Educated by Jesuits at Como, Italy. Apprentice at his family's bank in Genoa, Italy when he was fifteen. Studied law at Rome and Naples in Italy, and received his Doctor of law degree in 1639. Protonotary apostolic to Pope Urban VIII. President of the Apostolic Chamber. Commissary at Ancona, Italy. Papal administrator of Macerata, Italy. Papal financial commissary in the Marches. Governor of Picena. Cardinal-deacon of Santi Cosma e Damiano on 6 March 1645. Prefect of the Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature of Grace on 22 January 1647. Cardinal-priest of Sant' Onofrio. Papal legate to Ferrara, Italy, assigned to oversee famine relief on 15 June 1648. Bishop from Novara, Italy on 4 April 1650 to 6 March 1656. Noted for spending all the revenues of his see in charity to the poor and sick. Part of the conclave of 1655 that chose Pope Alexander VII. Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals from 12 January 1660 to 24 January 1661. Papal legate to Ferrara in 1666. Part of the conclave of 1667 that chose Pope Clement IX. Part of the conclave of 1669 - 1670 that chose Pope Clement X; was nearly elected himself. Chosen 240th pope on 21 September 1676 after a two month inter-regnum, taking the name Innocent XI.

Stood against the meddling in Church affairs by King Louis XIV of France; Louis tried to get back in papal favour by persecuting Protestants, but Innocent immediately pleaded for a halt to the abuse. Fought nepotism in Church bureaucracy, worked to reduce the expenses of the Curia. Encouraged catechetical instruction. He disapproved of James II's method of attempting to restore Catholicism in England, but it is not true that he supported William of Orange against the king. Fought Jansenism, Quietism, and the heresies promoted by Molinos. He encouraged daily Communion, insisted on a high standard of education in the seminaries, condemned gambling, immodesty in dress, and laxism in moral theology. Noted for his simple, pious life both before and after his ascension to the papacy.

Born

19 May 1611 at Como, Italy as Benedetto Odescalchi

Papal Ascension

• elected unanimously on 21 September 1676
• installed on 4 October 1676

Died

• 12 August 1689 at Rome, Italy of natural causes
• buried in a mausoleum under the altar of San Sebastiano in Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Beatified

7 October 1956 by Pope Pius XII

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pope-innocent-xi/


Blessed Buenaventura García-Paredes Pallasá

Profile

Born to a pious family of shepherds, and he worked the fields as a boy. Educated at the Dominican Apostolic School. Dominican novice in Toledo, Spain; he made his solemn profession in 1887, taking the name Bonaventure of Saint Louis Bertran. Studied theology in Avila, Salamanca, Valencia and Madrid in Spain, concentrating on the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Priest, ordained on 25 July 1891 in Avila. Obtained doctorates in philosophy and civil law. Returned to Avila where he taught and began writing. Prior of his house in 1901. Opened a school in Segovia, Spain. Superior of the province of Manila, Philippines on 14 May 1910. Supervised the building of schools and hospitals in China, Japan and Vietnam; he worked to recruit more Dominican friars, and to insure the proper spiritual formation of those novices. Founded the magazine Missiones Dominicans. Built the Theological Study Center of New Orleans, Louisiana. Elected reluctant Master-General of the Dominicans on 22 May 1926; he was actually hoping to retire, but accepted the duty. Martyred in the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.

Born

19 April 1866 in Castañedo, Valdés, Asturias, Spain

Died

• shot by firing squad on 12 August 1936 in Fuencarral, Madrid, Spain
• buried in the cemetery of Fuencarral
• re-interred in the crypt of the Santísimo Rosario Church in Madrid in 1940
• re-interred at the Convento de Santo Tomás de ávila, Madrid in 1967

Beatified

28 October 2007 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-buenaventura-garcia-paredes-pallasa/


Blessed Karl Leisner

Profile

Studied theology in Münster, and tried to establish Catholic youth groups. However, the Nazis sought control of all work with youth, and he had to take teenagers "camping" in Belgium and the Netherlands in order to freely discuss Catholicism.

He spent six months in compulsory agricultural work during which, despite Nazi opposition, he organized Sunday Mass for his fellow workers. His home was raided by the Gestapo, who seized his diaries and papers. These meticulously preserved documents tell how the spiritual young man became a heroic religious leader.

Ordained deacon by Bishop von Galen in 1939. Imprisoned in Freiburg, Mannheim and Sachsenhausen for criticizing Hitler. Transferred on 14 December 1941 to Dachau, where he was secretly ordained on 17 December 1944 by French bishop Gabriel Piquet, who had been admitted to the camp with the help of local religious authorities. Leisner was so sick he had to postpone his first Mass for over a week.

Still in the camp when it was liberated on 4 May 1945, but was immediately transferred to tuberculosis sanitarium of Planegg, near Munich, Germany for the remaining months of his life.

Born

28 February 1915 at Rees, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Died

12 August 1945 at Planneg, Bavaria, Germany of tuberculosis

Beatified

23 June 1996 by Pope John Paul II

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-karl-leisner/


Blessed Józef Stepniak

Also known as

• Father Florian
• prisoner 22738

Profile

Born to a farm family, the son of Paul and Anna Misztal; he was baptized at the age of one day. Jozef's mother died when the boy was very small. Studied at the Capuchin college of Saint Fidelis in Lomza, Poland; he was a mediocre student, succeeded through simple determination and hard work. Franciscan tertiary. Entered the Capuchin novitiate at Nowe Miasto, Poland on 14 August 1931, taking the name Florian; he made his profession on 15 August 1935. Ordained on 24 June 1938, he continued his studies at the Catholic University of Lublin. When the Nazi anti-Catholic persecutions began soon after the invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, Father Jozef refused to flee the area, preferring to take his chances so he could continue ministering to his brother frars and the local Christians. Arrested by the Gestapo on 25 January 1940 he was first imprisoned in Sachsenhausen and then Dachau where he was worked and starved until he was of no more use in the fields. Martyr.

Born

3 January 1912 in Zdzary, Mazowieckie, Poland

Died

gassed on 12 August 1942 in the death chambers of Dachau concentration camp, Oberbayern, Germany

Beatified

13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw, Poland

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jozef-stepniak/


Blessed Manuel Basulto Jiménez

Profile

Son of a miller. Seminarian in Avila, Spain in 1880. Ordained on 15 March 1893. Parish priest in Narros del Puerto, Spain. Studied theology at the San Carlo Borromeo seminary and law at the University of Valladolid. Taught in the seminary in Madrid, Spain. Canon of the cathedral of Leon, Spain. Director of the Circle of Catholic Workers, the Association of the Apostleship of Prayer, and the Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul. Bishop of Lugo, Spain on 3 September 1909. Bishop of Jaén, Spain from 18 December 1919 until his death. Supported catechism of children and adults, and supported the formation of worker's unions and Catholic Action. Arrested for his faith on 2 August 1936. Martyred in the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.

Born

17 May 1860 in Adanero, ávila, Spain

Died

• shot on a prisoner transport train on 12 August 1936 in Vallecas, Madrid, Spain
• buried in the crypt in the Cathedral of Jaén, Spain

Beatified

• 27 October 2013 by Pope Francis
• beatification recognition celebrated at Tarragona, Spain

Readings

He who has God lacks nothing. - episcopal motto of Bishop Manuel

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-manuel-basulto-jimenez/


Blessed Félix Pérez Portela

Profile

The son of Miguel Pérez and Portela Saturnina. Entered the seminary in Madrid, Spain in 1907. Began studying at the Spanish School of San Jose, in Rome, Italy in October 1913. Studied theology and canon law at the Gregorian University. Ordained on 10 March 1918, and became a parish priest in Madrid. Personal secretary to Venerable Manuel Basulto Jiménez, bishop of Jaén, Spain, in June 1920. Vicar General of the diocese in 1935. Dean of the cathedral of Jaén. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

21 February 1895 in Adanero, ávila, Spain

Died

• shot on a prisoner transport train on 12 August 1936 in Vallecas, Madrid, Spain
• buried in the crypt in the Cathedral of Jaén, Spain

Beatified

• 27 October 2013 by Pope Francis
• beatification recognition celebrated at Tarragona, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-felix-perez-portela/


Saint Euplus of Catania

Also known as

• Euplio
• Euplius

Profile

Deacon. Tortured and martyred by order of governor Calvisianus in the persecutions of Diocletian for the crime of possessing a copy of the Gospels. His copy of the Scripture was taken when he was arrested; in court he was asked if he had any other copies, and he began to recite them from memory.

Died

• flogged to death on 12 August 304 in Catania, Sicily, Italy
• relics in Trevico, Italy that were long thought to be from Euplus were examined scientifically in 2005 and determined to be from three different people

Patronage

• Catania, Sicily, Italy
• Francavilla di Sicilia, Italy
• Trevico, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-euplus-of-catania/


Saint Antôn Nguyen Dích

Also known as

Anthony Dich Nguyen

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

Profile

Married layman in the apostolic vicariate of West Tonkin. A wealthy farmer, solid citizen, and patron of his church. He worked to help the missionaries of the Paris Foreign Mission Society, supporting them financially, and hiding priests from government oppression. Arrested and tortured for his faith, his association with foreigners, and for sheltering priests, especially Saint James Nam, who was arrested on Anton's property. One of the Martyrs of Vietnam.

Born

c.1769 in Chi Long, Hanoi, Vietnam

Died

beheaded on 12 August 1838 in Bay Mau, Hanoi, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anton-nguyen-dich/


Blessed Pierre Jarrige de la Morelie de Puyredon

Profile

Priest in the diocese of Limoges, France. Imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.

Born

19 April 1737 in Saint-Yrieix, Haute-Vienne, France

Died

12 August 1794 aboard the prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France

Beatified

1 October 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pierre-jarrige-de-la-morelie-de-puyredon/


Saint Giacôbê Do Mai Nam

Also known as

James Nam

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

Profile

Priest in the apostolic vicariate of West Tonkin. Worked with the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. One of the Martyrs of Vietnam.

Born

c.1781 in Dông Biên, Thanh Hóa, Vietnam

Died

beheaded on 12 August 1838 in Bay Mau, Hanoi, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-giacobe-do-mai-nam/


Blessed Józef Straszewski

Profile

Priest in the diocese of Wloclawek, Poland. Martyred in the Nazi persecutions.

Born

18 January 1885 in Wloclawek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

Died

gassed on 12 August 1942 in the death chambers of Dachau concentration camp, Oberbayern, Germany

Beatified

13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw, Poland

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jozef-straszewski/


Saint Porcarius of Lérins

Also known as

Porcario

Profile

Benedictine monk. Abbot of Lérins, France, a house of 500 monks. Warned in a vision that the monastery would be attacked, he managed to evacuate about three dozen of the students and younger brothers to the mainland by boat; Porcarius and all but four of the remaining brothers were massacred by invading Saracens. Martyr.

Died

c.732 at Lérins, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-porcarius-of-lerins/


Blessed Charles Meehan

Also known as

Charles Mahoney

Additional Memorial

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

Profile

Franciscan priest. Martyred in connection with the Titus Oates Plot.

Born

c.1640 in Ireland

Died

12 August 1679 at Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-charles-meehan/


Saint Micae Nguyen Huy My

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

Profile

Lifelong layman in the apostolic vicariate of West Tonkin. One of the Martyrs of Vietnam.

Born

c.1804 in Ke Vinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

Died

12 August 1838 in Bay Mau, Hanoi, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-micae-nguyen-huy-my/


Saint Eusebius of Milan

Also known as

Eusebio

Profile

Bishop of Milan, Italy for 16 years. Fought the heresy of Eutychianism. Rebuilt the cathedral after its destruction by invading Huns.

Born

Greece

Died

c.465 in Milan, Italy of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eusebius-of-milan/


Saint Anicetus of Marmora

Profile

Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

• burned at the stake in 304 at Nicomedia on the shores of the Sea of Marmora
• relics enshrined in a church on the island of Daphnos in the Agean Sea

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anicetus-of-marmora/


Saint Simplicio of Vercelli

Also known as

Simplicius

Profile

Eighth bishop of Vercelli, Italy. Served during a period of barbarian invasion. No records of his episcopate have survived.

Died

c.470

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-simplicio-of-vercelli/


Saint Photinus of Marmora

Also known as

Fotinus, Fozio

Profile

Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

• burned at the stake in 304 at Nicomedia on the shores of the Sea of Marmora
• relics enshrined in a church on the island of Daphnos in the Agean Sea

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-photinus-of-marmora/


Saint Murtagh of Killala

Also known as

Muredach, Muiredach

Profile

Disciple of Saint Patrick, and may have been a relative. First bishop of Killala, Ireland, consecrated by Patrick c.443. In later years he became a hermit on the island of Innesmurray.

Patronage

diocese of Killala, Ireland

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-murtagh-of-killala/


Saint Hilaria of Augsburg

Profile

Mother of Saint Afra of Augsburg. While visiting the tomb of Saint Afra with some friends, she was seized by the authorities and martyred.

Died

burned alive c.304

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-hilaria-of-augsburg/


Saint Gracilian

Also known as

Gratiliano

Profile

While in prison for his faith, Gracilian restored the sight of a blind girl, Saint Felicissima, and converted her to the faith. Martyr.

Born

at Faleria, Italy

Died

beheaded c.304

Patronage

Bassano Romano, Italy

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


Saint Jambert of Canterbury

Also known as

Jaenbert, Janbert

Profile

Abbot of Saint Augustine's monastery, Canterbury, England. Archbishop of Canterbury, England in 765.

Died

792 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jambert-of-canterbury/


Saint Herculanus of Brescia

Also known as

Ercolano

Profile

Bishop of Brescia, Italy.

Died

c.550

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-herculanus-of-brescia/


Saint Discolio of Vercelli

Profile

Fourth bishop of Vercelli, Italy. No records of his episcopate have survived.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-discolio-of-vercelli/


Saint Felicissima the Blind

Profile

A blind girl whose sight was restored by Saint Gracilian when he was in prison for his faith. Convert. Martyr.

Died

beheaded c.304

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-felicissima-the-blind/


Saint Macarius of Syria

Profile

Monk. Martyred for trying to spread the faith to pagans.

Died

Syria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-macarius-of-syria/


Saint Julian of Syria

Profile

Monk. Martyred for trying to spread the faith to pagans.

Died

Syria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-julian-of-syria/


Saint Ust

Also known as

Just, Justus

Profile

Hermit. The town of Saint Just near Penzance, Cornwall, England is named after him.

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


Saint Merewenna

Profile

Venerated in Marhamchurch near Bude, Cornwall, England, but no details have survived.

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


Martyrs of Augsburg

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The mother, Hilaria, and three friends of of Saint Afra of Augsburg. While visiting the tomb of Saint Afra who were seized by the authorities and martyred when they visited Afra's tomb - Digna, Eunomia, Euprepia and Hilaria.

Died

burned alive c.304

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


Martyrs of Barbastro

Profile

Six Claretian brothers and priests who were martyred together in the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.

Gregorio Chirivas Lacamba
José Pavón Bueno
Nicasio Sierra Ucar
Pere Cunill Padrós
Sebastián Calvo Martínez
Wenceslau Clarís Vilaregut

Died

12 August 1936 in Barbastro, Huesca, Spain

Beatified

25 October 1992 by Pope John Paul II

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


Martyrs of La Torre de Fontaubella

Profile

Four parish priests who were murdered together in the persecutions of the Spanish Civil War.

Antoni Nogués Martí
Joan Rofes Sancho
Josep Maria Sancho Toda
Ramon Martí Amenós

Died

12 August 1936 in La Torre de Fontaubella, Tarragona, Spain

Beatified

• 13 October 2013 by Pope Francis
• beatification celebrated in Tarragona, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-la-torre-de-fontaubella/


Martyrs of Puerta de Hierro

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Five nun in the Archdiocese of Madrid, Spain, all members of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, and all martyred together in the Spanish Civil War.

Estefanía Saldaña Mayoral
María Asunción Mayoral Peña
María Dolores Barroso Villaseñor
María Severina Díaz-Pardo Gauna
Melchora Adoración Cortés Bueno

Died

12 August 1936 in Puerta de Hierro, Aravaca, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

27 October 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-puerta-de-hierro/


Martyrs of Rome

Profile

A group of Christians martyred together in the persecutions of Diocletian. We know little more than their names - Crescentian, Juliana, Largio, Nimmia and Quiriacus.

Died

• c.304 in Rome, Italy
• buried on the Ostian Way outside Rome

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-rome-12-august/


Martyred in the Spanish Civil War

Thousands of people were murdered in the anti-Catholic persecutions of the Spanish Civil War from 1934 to 1939. I have pages on each of them, but in most cases I have only found very minimal information. They are available on the CatholicSaints.Info site through these links:

Blessed Antoni Perulles Estivill
Blessed Atilano Dionisio Argüeso González
Blessed Carles Barrufet Tost
Blessed Domingo Sánchez Lázaro
Blessed Gabriel Albiol Plou
Blessed José Jordán Blecua
Blessed Josep Nadal Guiu
Blessed Juana Pérez Abascal
Blessed Manuel Borràs Ferré
Blessed Miquel Domingo Cendra
Blessed Pau Figuerola Rovira
Blessed Pedro José Cano Cebrían
Blessed Ramona Cao Fernández


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Cecilia di Remiremont
• Discolio IV of Vercelli
• Lelia
• Simplicius of Vercelli
• Vittoria Diaz y Bustos de Molina


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