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Saint John Jones

Also known as

• Godefride Moritius
• Godefridus Mauritius
• Godfrey Maurice
• Griffith Jones
• Gryffith Jones
• John Buckley
• John Griffith
• Robert Buckley
• Robertus Jonus

Memorial

25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

Profile

Born to a strong Catholic Welsh family. Joined the Franciscans in Greenwich, England. When his monastery was dissolved in 1559, he travelled to France to study. Ordained at Rheims, France.

John returned to England to work with Catholic prisoners at Marshalsea Prison in London. He was arrested for being a priest and imprisoned at Wisbech Castle, but escaped to the Continent. He lived for a while at Pontoise, France, and then the Ara Coeli Franciscan Observant house at Rome, Italy, finally returning to England as a missioner 1592. He worked in several places in the country, and was elected Franciscan provincial of England.

Arrested and tortured by the priest-catcher Topcliffe in 1596. Imprisoned for two years, doing time with Blessed John Rigby. Convicted on 3 July 1598 for the treason of being a Catholic priest.

His execution took place early in the morning to reduce the chance of a mob; the executioner, roused out of bed for the job, forgot his ropes. During the delay while he went for them, John preached to the crowd that had gathered, and explained he was being murdered for his faith, not any disloyalty to his country. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.

Born

1559 in Clynog-Fawr, Carnarvonshire, Wales

Died

• hanged, drawn, and quartered in the early morning of 12 July 1598 at Southwark, London, England
• body chopped to pieces and displayed on roadside poles as warnings to others
• body parts pulled down by local Catholics, at least one of whom was jailed for the offense
• surviving relics at Pontoise, France

Canonized

25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-jones/


Saint Jason of Tarsus

Also known as

Mnason, Nason

Profile

Acts 17:5-9 says that Saint Paul the Apostle stayed at Jason's home in Thessalonica, and he is mentioned in Romans 16:21. Legend says he was bishop of Tarsus in Cilicia, and evangelized the Greek island of Corfu. While imprisoned for preaching the faith, he helped convert the Martyrs of Corfu. Martyr.

Died

torn apart by wild animals

Storefront

medals and pendants

Readings

The Jews became jealous and recruited some worthless men loitering in the public square, formed a mob, and set the city in turmoil. They marched on the house of Jason, intending to bring them before the people's assembly. When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, "These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them. They all act in opposition to the decrees of Caesar and claim instead that there is another king, Jesus." They stirred up the crowd and the city magistrates who, upon hearing these charges, took a surety payment from Jason and the others before releasing them. - Acts 17:5-9

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


Saint John Gualbert

Also known as

Giovanni Gualberto

Profile

Florentine nobility; part of the Visdomini family. His brother Hugh was murdered; John tracked down the killer, finding him on a Good Friday. John received a vision of Christ on the Cross, which he took as a sign to pardon the killer, and convert to Christianity. He did both.

Against his family opposition, he became a Benedictine monk at the San Miniato del Monte monastery. Founded and built by hand the monastery in Vallombrosa, Italy in 1038. The rule of John's order was an austere form of the Benedictine Rule, included an order of lay brothers, and received papal approval in 1070. When it seemed he would be appointed abbot, John fled. He founded abbeys at at San Salvi, Moscetta, Rozzuolo, Monte Salario, and Passignano, though did not do all the construction himself. Reported to have the gift of prophecy. Known for his great charity. Claims of miracles throughout his intercession in life and after.

Born

c.985 at Florence, Italy

Died

1073 at Passignano near Florence, Italy of natural causes

Canonized

1193 by Pope Celestine III

Patronage

• forest workers, foresters
• park services
• parks
• Florence, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-gualbert/


Blessed Louis Martin

Profile

Lifelong layman in the diocese of Bayeux-Liseux, France. Son of an army officer. Watchmaker. Married to Blessed Marie-Azelie Guérin Martin on 12 July 1858. Father of nine children; five of them, all girls, survived to adulthood and became nuns; the youngest was Saint Therese of Lisieux. In 1889 he suffered two paralyzing strokes followed by a complete mental collapse, and was hospitalized for three years.

Born

22 August 1823 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France

Died

29 July 1894 in Arnières-sur-Iton, Eure, France of natural causes

Beatified

• Mission Sunday, 19 October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI at the cathedral at Lisieux, France
• his beatification miracle involved the 2002 repair of a normally-fatal congential lung condition suffered by the infant Pietro Schiliro of Monza, Italy; the healing followed a novena said by Pietro's mother asking for the intervention of Blessed Louis and Blessed Marie-Azelie

Canonized

18 October 2015 by Pope Francis during the Synod on the Family

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-louis-martin/


Blessed Marie-Azélie Guérin Martin

Profile

Lifelong lay woman. Lace maker. Married to Blessed Louis Martin on 12 July 1858. Mother of nine children; five of them, all girls, survived to adulthood and became nuns; the youngest was Saint Therese of Lisieux.

Born

23 December 1831 in Saint-Denis-sur-Sarthon, Orne, France

Died

28 August 1877 in Alençon, Orne, France of breast cancer

Beatified

• Mission Sunday, 19 October 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI
• recognition celebrated at the cathedral at Lisieux, France
• the beatification miracle involved the 2002 repair of a normally-fatal congential lung condition suffered by the infant Pietro Schiliro of Monza, Italy following a novena prayed by Pietro's mother asking for the intervention of Blessed Louis and Blessed Marie-Azelie

Canonized

18 October 2015 by Pope Francis during the Synod on the Family

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marie-azelie-guerin-martin/


Saint Veronica

Also known as

Berenice

Profile

When Christ fell on his way to the Golgotha, a woman wiped his face with a towel; an image of Christ remained on the towel. This woman was Veronica; this incident is all we really know about her, and the relic has become her symbol ever since.

Patronage

• against bleeding or hemorraghes
• domestic workers
• dying people
• laundry workers
• linen weavers
• maids
• parsonage or rectory housekeepers
• photographers
• seamstresses
• washerwomen

Representation

woman holding a cloth that bears the image of Christ's face

Video

YouTube PlayList

Storefront

medals and pendants

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


Saint Clemente Ignacio Delgado Cebrián

Also known as

Ignacio Clemente, Ignatius, Klemens Ignatius

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

Profile

Raised in a pious family. Joined the Dominicans in 1780. Priest. Missionary to the Philippines, and then Vietnam where he worked for nearly 50 years. Apostolic vicar and of East Tonkin (in modern Vietnam) and titular bishop of Metellopolis on 11 February 1794. He and several of his Dominican brothers ttried to escape the persecution of Christians by living in a cave, but they were betrayed and arrested on 13 May 1838. He was locked in a cage, put on public display for ridicule and abuse, and left to die of hunger, thirst and exposure. Martyr.

Born

23 November 1761 in Villafeliche, Zaragoza, Spain

Died

12 July 1838 in Nam Ðinh, Vietnam of general abuse

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-clemente-ignacio-delgado-cebrian/


Saint John the Georgian

Also known as

• John the Iberian
• John the Hagiorite
• John Iweron

Profile

Born to the 10th century Iberian nobility. Married layman, and outstanding military commander. Father of Saint Euthymius the Illuminator. With his wife's approval, he became a monk on Mount Olympus in Bithynia. Travelled to Constantinople to his son, who was being held hostage by the emperor. Euthymius then joined his father as a monk. Their holiness attracted would-be followers, so they retired to the monastery of Saint Athanasius on Mount Athos in Macedonia. With John's brother-in-law, retired general John Thornikos, and Euthymius, John founded Iviron (Iweron) monastery on Mount Athos; Saint John served as its first abbot. The monastery is still in use, though now by Greek Orthodox monks.

Born

at Georgia near the Black Sea

Died

c.1002 at Mount Athos

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-the-georgian/


Blessed David Gonson

Also known as

David Gunston

Profile

Son of a British vice-admiral and a member of the English nobility. Lifelong layman in the apostolic vicariate of England. Knight of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. Imprisoned in the Tower of London, then Marshalsea prison, and finally executed for refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church. One of the Martyrs of England and Wales.

Died

hanged, drawn and quartered on 12 July 1541 in Southwark, London, England

Beatified

15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-david-gonson/


Saint Hermagorus of Aquileia

Also known as

Ermacora, Ermagora, Hermagoras, Hermagoro, Mohor

Profile

Disciple of Saint Mark the Evangelist. First bishop of Aquileia in northern Italy, appointed by Mark. Martyred with Saint Fortunatus in the persecution of Nero.

Died

beheaded c.66

Patronage

• Aquileia, Italy
• Hermagor-Pressegger See, Austria
• Udine, Italy

Representation

bishop holding a crozier and palm (indicative of his office and martyrdom)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-hermagorus-of-aquileia/


Saint Uguzo of Carvagna

Also known as

Lucio, Lucius, Luguzzone, Uguzon, Uguzzone

Profile

Shepherd in the mountains of Carvagna in the Italian Alps. Poor as he was, he regularly gave away all he had to the church and those poorer than himself. Killed by a former employer who was jealous of Uguzo’s reputation and the admiration he received.

Patronage

cheese makers

Representation

shepherd handing out cheese

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-uguzo-of-carvagna/


Saint Paulinus of Antioch

Also known as

• Paulinus of Lucca
• Paulino of...

Profile

First bishop of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Legend says he was sent there by Saint Peter the Apostle. Martyred with a priest, deacon, and soldier whose names have not come down to us.

Born

Antioch, Syria

Died

martyred c.67

Patronage

Lucca, Italy

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


Saint Fortunatus of Aquileia

Profile

First century deacon, serving Saint Hermagorus of Aquileia. Martyred with Saint Hermagorus in the persecution of Nero.

Died

beheaded c.66

Patronage

• Udine, Italy
• Aquileia, Italy

Representation

• deacon
• book (likely the Gospels)
• palm (of martyrdom)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-fortunatus-of-aquileia/


Blessed Lambert of Cîteaux

Profile

Eleventh-century Cistercian monk in Morimond Abbey, Parnoy-en-Bassigny, France. Abbot of Clairfontaine Abbey in Belgium. Abbot of Morimond Abbey. Abbot of the Cîteaux Abbey in Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux, France from 1155 to 1161. In 1161 he retired from leadership to spend retirement as a prayerful monk at the Morimond Abbey.

Died

1163 in Morimond Abbey, Parnoy-en-Bassigny, France of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-lambert-of-citeaux/


Saint Felix of Milan

Profile

Soldier in the imperial Roman army. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian when the ranks were violently purged of Christians.

Died

• c.304 in Milan, Italy
• relics enshrined by Saint Ambrose of Milan in the late 4th century
• relics enshrined in the cathedral of Milan

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


Saint Nabor of Milan

Profile

Soldier in the imperial Roman army. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian when the ranks were violently purged of Christians.

Died

• c.304 in Milan, Italy
• relics enshrined by Saint Ambrose of Milan in the late 4th century
• relics enshrined in the cathedral of Milan

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


Saint Proclus of Ancyra

Also known as

Proclo

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of emperor Trajan and the governor Maximus.

Died

Ancyra, Asia Minor (in modern Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-proclus-of-ancyra/


Saint Menulphus of Quimper

Also known as

Menou, Menuiphus

Profile

Seventh century bishop of Quimper in Brittany, (part of modern France).

Born

Ireland

Died

near Bourges, France of natural causes while returning from Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-menulphus-of-quimper/


Saint Ansbald of Prüm

Profile

Monk at Prüm Abbey near Trier, Germany. Abbot of Saint-Hubert in the Ardennes. Abbot of Prüm Abbey in 860. Prüm was burned by Vikings in 882, but Ansbald managed to re-build.

Born

Luxembourg

Died

886

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ansbald-of-prum/


Saint Hilarion of Ancyra

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Trajan.

Died

115 at Ancyra, Galatia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-hilarion-of-ancyra/


Saint Viventiolus of Lyons

Also known as

Juventiole, Viventiole, Vivenziolo

Profile

Monk at Saint Oyend, France. Archbishop of Lyons, France. Friend of Saint Avitus of Vienne.

Died

524

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-viventiolus-of-lyons/


Saint Proculus of Bologna

Profile

Bishop of Bologna, Italy from 540 until his death. Martyred by Goths led by Goterne.

Died

542

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-proculus-of-bologna/


Saint Andreas the Soldier

Profile

Christian soldier. Martyred for his faith, but the time and place of his death have been lost.

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


Saint Faustus the Soldier

Profile

Christian soldier. Martyred for his faith, but the time and place of his death have been lost.

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


Saint Menas the Soldier

Profile

Christian soldier. Martyred for his faith, but the time and place of his death have been lost.

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


Saint Paternian of Bologna

Profile

Bishop of Bologna, Italy from c.450 until his death.

Died

c.470

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-paternian-of-bologna/


Saint Balay

Also known as

Bachla

Profile

Hermit at Ploermellac, Brittany, France. Spiritual student of Saint Guenole.

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


Saint Epiphana

Also known as

Epiphania

Profile

Martyr.

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


Saint Agnes De

Also known as

• Anê Lê Thi Thành
• Bà Ðê

Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

Profile

Raised in a Christian family. Married lay woman in the apostolic vicariate of West Tonkin (in modern Vietnam). Mother. Imprisoned, tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Thieu Tri for the crime of hiding a priest.

Born

c.1781 at Ba Den, Tranh Hóa, Vietnam

Died

12 July 1841 in prison at Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-agnes-de/


Saint Phêrô Khan

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

Profile

Priest in the apostolic vicariate of West Tonkin (in modern Vietnam). Imprisoned for six months in the persecutions of Thieu Tri, and repeatedly order to renounce his faith; Father Phêrô refused. Martyr.

Born

c.1780 in Hòa Hue, Nghe An, Vietnam

Died

beheaded on 12 July 1842 in Hà Tinh, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-phero-khan/


Blessed Marie Cluse

Also known as

• Maria Cluse
• Marta of the Good Angel
• Marta dell'Angelo Buono Cluse
• Sister Marthe of the Good Angel

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

Profile

Sacramentine nun, making her profession on 4 November 1783. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

5 December 1761 in Bouvante, Drôme, France

Died

• guillotined on 12 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France
• on the scaffold, her executioner offered to marry her; she declined, saying she would rather have dinner with the angels that night

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marie-cluse/


Blessed Marguerite-Eléonore de Justamond

Also known as

• Maria di S. Enrico de Justamond
• Sister Marie of Saint Henry

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

Profile

Cistercian nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

12 January 1746 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 12 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marguerite-eleonore-de-justamond/


Blessed Jeanne-Marie de Romillon

Also known as

• Giovanna Maria di S. Bernardo de Romillon
• Sister Saint Bernard

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

Profile

Ursuline nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

12 July 1753 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 12 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jeanne-marie-de-romillon/


Blessed Madeleine-Thérèse Talieu

Also known as

Sister Rose of Saint Xavier

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

Profile

Sacramentine nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

13 September 1746 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 12 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-madeleine-therese-talieu/


Martyrs of Nagasaki

Additional Memorial

10 September as one of the 205 Martyrs of Japan

Profile

Eight lay people, many them related to each other, who were martyred together.

Catharina Tanaka
Ioannes Onizuka Naizen
Ioannes Tanaka
Ludovicus Onizuka
Matthias Araki Hyozaemon
Monica Onizuka
Petrus Araki Chobyoe
Susanna Chobyoe

Died

12 July 1626 in Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Blessed Pius IX

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-nagasaki-12-july/


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• Arduin of Fontenelle
• Bertha the Queen
• Colman of Clonpriest
• Leo of La Cava
• Dedication of the Cathedral of Coutances


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