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Saint Leander of Seville

Also known as

Leandro

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Son of Severianus and Theodora, known for their piety. Elder brother of Saint Isidore of Seville, Saint Fulgentius of Ecija, and Saint Florentina of Cartagena. Monk at Seville, Spain. Bishop of Seville.

Converted Saint Hermengild and Prince Reccared, sons of the Arian Visigoth king Leovigild, who then exiled Leander to Constantinople from 579 to 582. There he became close friends with the papal legate who later became Pope Saint Gregory the Great; he recommended that Gregory write his famous commentary (Moralia) on the Book of Job.

When Reccared ascended the throne, Leander was allowed to return to Seville. He worked against Arianism, and presided over the Third Council of Toledo in 589. He revised and unified the Spanish liturgy, and his boundless energy and steady faith led the Visigoths back to orthodox Christianity. Leander wrote an influential Rule for nuns. He introduced the Nicene Creed to Mass in the west. Honored as a Doctor of the Faith by the Church in Spain.

Born

c.534 at Cartagena, Spain

Died

c.600 at Seville, Spain of natural causes

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http://catholicsaints.info/saint-leander-of-seville/


Blessed Françoise Tréhet

Also known as

Francesca

Additional Memorial

21 January as one of the Blessed Martyrs of Laval

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Born to the nobility, she grew up in a family of wealthy land-owners. Joined of the Soeurs de la Charité de Notre-Dame d'Evron (Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron), dedicated to education of children and care of the sick. She began teaching at the parish school of St-Pierre-des-Landes in 1783. Martyred in the French Revolution for refusing to take the oaths of allegience to the state, and helping to hide priests who had also refused. Sister Francesca sang the Salve Regina as she climbed the scaffold to the guillotine.

Born

8 April 1756 in Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie, Mayenne, France

Died

• guillotined on 13 March 1794 in Laval, Mayenne, France
• relics enshrined at the church of St-Pierre-des-Landes where she had taught

Beatified

19 June 1955 by Pope Pius XII at Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-francoise-trehet/


Blessed Agnellus of Pisa

Also known as

Agnello

Additional Memorials

7 May (Franciscan)

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Born to the Italian nobility. Received into the Franciscans by Saint Francis himself. Deacon. Custos of Saint-Denis, the first Franciscan friary in Paris, France. Worked with the University of Paris. Appointed by Saint Francis to introduce the Franciscans into England in 1224. With eight associates he established houses in Canterbury and London, then a school for friars in Oxford. Friend of King Henry III. Helped prevent civil war between Henry and Earl Marshall. Known for his personal piety and his strict adherence to the Franciscan Rule, especially on the matter of poverty.

Born

c.1195 in Pisa, Italy

Died

• 7 May 1236 at Oxford, England of dysentery
• body reported incorrupt up to the time the Oxford house was dissolved by King Henry VIII

Beatified

4 September 1892 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-agnellus-of-pisa/


Saint Roderick of Cordoba

Also known as

Rodrigo, Rodriguez, Rudericus, Roderic, Ruderic

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A Christian priest in Moorish Spain, Roderick had a brother who became Moslem and another with no religion. One day he tried to break up a fight between his brothers; they turned on him and beat him into a coma. The Moslem brother, seeking further revenge, announced to authorities that Roderick had converted to Islam. When Roderick awoke, he was questioned about it, and denied the allegation, claiming allegiance to Christ. The Moslem authorities took this to be apostasy, deciding Roderick was denying his new Moslem faith. He was imprisoned for several months, and then martyred with Saint Salomon of Cordoba.

Born

9th century southern Spain

Died

beheaded in 857 in Cordoba, Spain

Representation

priest in Mass vestments holding a palm of martyrdom as an angel brings him a wreath of roses

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


Saint Ansovinus of Camerino

Also known as

Ansovino, Ansuinus, Answin, Oswin

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Priest. Hermit at Castel Raimondo near Torcello, Italy. Bishop of Camerino, Italy, consecrated by Pope Leo IV; he accepted the vocation on the condition that his parishioners did not have to recruit soldiers, an obligation imposed on most bishops of the time. Confessor to Emperor Louis the Pious. Attended the Council of Rome called by Pope Saint Nicholas I in 861. Miracle worker. His association with crops come from his work of feeding the poor. Once when the granary was empty, but there were still poor people to feed, he prayed for help; the granary was found to be full, and everyone ate their fill.

Born

at Camerino, Italy

Died

• 868 at Camerino, Italy from a fever contracted at Rome, Italy
• relics enshrined in a 14th century sarcophagus in the crypt of the cathedral in Camerino, Italy

Patronage

• gardeners
• protection of crops

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ansovinus-of-camerino/


Saint Heldrad of Novalese

Also known as

Aldradus, Eldrad, Eldrado, Eldradus, Heldradus, Heltrodus

Additional Memorial

31 October (Benedictines)

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Born wealthy, he spent his fortune on charity, then made a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy as a mendicant. Benedictine monk at the Abbey Saints Peter and Andrew at Novalese in the Alps in 726, a community with many former pilgrims. Abbot of the house for 30 years during which he greatly expanded the library and built a hospice for the safety of travellers on Mount Cenis.

Born

in Provence, France

Died

• 842 at the Novalesa Abbey of natural causes
• relics transferred to the parish church in Novalesa, Italy in 1794

Beatified

9 December 1904 by Pope Saint Pius X (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-heldrad-of-novalese/


Blessed Peter II of La Cava

Also known as

Pietro

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Benedictine monk at Santissima Trinita monastery, Cava dei Tirreni, Salerno, Campania, Italy under the leadership of Blessed Benincasa. Abbot of the house in 1195. Obtained the support of Emperor Henry VI for the house. Involved in the region's politics of the day. Founded the hospice of Vietri sul mare in 1202.

Born

12th-century Italy

Died

• 13 March 1208 at Santissima Trinita monastery, Cava dei Tirreni, Italy of natural causes
• buried in the Arsicia cave crypt near the monastery
• relics transferred to the chapel of Santi Padri at La Cava abbey on 20 October 1675

Beatified

16 May 1928 by Pope Pius XI (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-peter-ii-of-la-cava/


Saint Gerald of Mayo

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Monk at Lindisfarne, England. Friend of Saint Colman of Lindesfarne. Monk at Innisboffin, Ireland in 668. Abbot at Mayo of the Saxons abbey in 670, a house for English monks in Ireland; he there served until 697 when he resigned in favour of Saint Adamnan. Saw the supplanting of the Celtic rite with the Roman rite in his abbey. Founded the abbey of Elytheria in Connaught, Ireland; of Teaghna-Saxon; and a convent led by his sister Segretia. May have been bishop of Mayo, Ireland, but records vary.

Born

Northumbria, England

Died

• 13 March 731 in Galway, Ireland of natural causes
• buried at Mayo, Ireland

Patronage

against plague

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


Saint Sabinus of Egypt

Also known as

• Sabinus of Al-Ashmunayn
• Sabinus of Hermopolis
• Sabino of...

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Born to the nobility, he lived in Hermopolis (modern Al-Ashmunayn), Egypt. With other Christians, he retreated into the wilderness to escape the persecutions of Diocletian, but was betrayed to the authorities by a beggar he had helped. Martyr.

Died

drowned in the River Nile in Egypt c.307

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sabinus-of-egypt/


Saint Mochoemoc

Also known as

• Caomhán Leith
• Mo Chóemóc mac Béoáin
• Mochaemhog, Mochaomhog, Mo-Chaomhog, Mochaomhóg, Mochoemhoc, Pulcherius, Vulcanius

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Nephew of Saint Ita, who raised him. Monk at Bangor Abbey in Ireland under Saint Comgall of Bangor. Founder and abbot of Liath-Mochoemoc monastery.

Born

at Munster, Ireland

Died

c.656

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


Blessed Judith of Ringelheim

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Sister of Saint Bernward of Hildesheim. All traces of her history were destroyed by Protestants.

Died

• 13 March, year unknown, based on tomb inscription
• relics enshrined in 1497 following many years of public devotion at her tomb
• relics destroyed by Protestants

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-judith-of-ringelheim/


Saint Patricia of Nicomedia

Also known as

Patritia of Nicomedia

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Married of Saint Macedonius of Nicomedia and mother of Saint Modesta of Nicomedia. The whole family was martyred with several other Christians whose names have not come down to us.

Died

martyred c.304 at Nicomedia (in modern Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-patricia-of-nicomedia/


Saint Grace of Saragossa

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Unmarried lay woman arrested, tortured and martyred for her faith in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

breasts cut off and beaten until she received internal injuries, then returned to her prison cell to die of the wounds, c.304 at Zaragoza, Spain

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


Saint Ramirus of Léon

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Monk and then prior of the Saint Claudius Abbey in Léon, Spain. He and all his brother monks were martyred by Arian Visigoths.

Died

murdered c.600 while chanting the Nicene Creed in the choir of the church at the Saint Claudius Abbey in Léon, Spain

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


Saint Macedonius of Nicomedia

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Married to Saint Patricia of Nicomedia; father of Saint Modesta of Nicomedia. The whole family was martyred with several other Christians whose names have not come down to us.

Died

c.304 at Nicomedia (in modern Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-macedonius-of-nicomedia/


Saint Modesta of Nicomedia

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Daughter of Saint Patricia of Nicomedia and Saint Macedonius of Nicomedia. The whole family was martyred with several other Christians whose names have not come down to us.

Died

martyred c.304 at Nicomedia (in modern Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-modesta-of-nicomedia/


Blessed Berengar de Alenys

Also known as

Berengario

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Mercedarian monk. Abbot of the convent of Santa Maria in Avignon, France.

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-berengar-de-alenys/


Saint Urpasian of Nicomedia

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Christian member of the imperial household of Roman emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia (in modern Turkey). Martyred for his faith.

Died

burned alive in 295 in Nicomedia (in modern Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-urpasian-of-nicomedia/


Saint Theusitas of Nicaea

Also known as

Theusetas

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Father of Saint Horres of Nicaea. Martyred with his son and several other Christians.

Died

at Nicaea, Bithynia (modern Iznik, Turkey), date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-theusitas-of-nicaea/


Saint Horres of Nicaea

Also known as

Ilorres

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Son of Saint Theusitas of Nicaea. Martyred with his father and several others.

Died

at Nicaea, Bithynia (modern Iznik, Turkey), date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-horres-of-nicaea/


Saint Pientius of Poitiers

Also known as

Pien, Pient, Pienzio

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Bishop of Poitiers, France. Helped Saint Radegunde to found her convent.

Died

c.561 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-pientius-of-poitiers/


Saint Christina of Persia

Also known as

Kristina

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Martyred in the persecutions of Khosrau I of Persia.

Born

Persian

Died

scourged to death

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-christina-of-persia/


Saint Eufrasia of Nicomedia

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Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

beheaded c.300 in Nicomedia (modern Izmet, Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eufrasia-of-nicomedia/


Saint Kevoca of Kyle

Also known as

Evox, Kennotha, Mochoemoc, Quivoca, Quivox

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Seventh century saint honored in Kyle, Scotland; I have found no other reliable information.

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


Saint Nymphora of Nicaea

Also known as

Nymphodora

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Martyr.

Died

at Nicaea, Bithynia (modern Iznik, Turkey), date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-nymphora-of-nicaea/


Saint Marcus of Nicaea

Also known as

Mark

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Martyr.

Died

at Nicaea, Bithynia (modern Iznik, Turkey), date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marcus-of-nicaea/


Saint Salomon of Cordoba

Also known as

Solomon

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Martyr.

Died

martyred in 857 in Cordoba, Spain

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


Saint Theodora of Nicaea

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Martyr.

Died

at Nicaea, Bithynia (modern Iznik, Turkey), date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-theodora-of-nicaea/


Saint Arabia of Nicaea

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Martyr.

Died

at Nicaea, Bithynia (modern Iznik, Turkey), date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-arabia-of-nicaea/


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