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The spirit of poverty is the root of obedience, the mother of renunciation, the death of vain complacency, the ruin of vanity and cupidity. - Saint Francis of Assisi


No one ought, by a foolish self-confidence, to take pride in what is within the reach of every sinner. A sinner can fast, pray, weep, mortify his flesh; but there is one thing he cannot do—be faithful to God. - Saint Francis of Assisi


We should never desire to be raised above others; we should prefer to be humble and entirely submissive, for God's sake, to all creatures. - Saint Francis of Assisi


Saint Abbo of Fleury

Also known as

Abbon

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Benedictine monk, taking the habit and coming of age at Saint Benoît-sur-Loire monastery, Fleury-sur-Loire, France. Studied at Paris, Rheims and Orleans in France. One of the great scholars of his age; we still have writings by him on astronomy, grammar, philosophy, mathematics, canon law, theology, biography, and other matters. Administered the abbey school and taught at Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, England from 985 to 987 at the request of Saint Oswald of Worcester, archbishop of York. Abbot at Fleury-sur-Loire, France in 988 where he instituted Cluniac observance; his election came into dispute, which was settled by the bishop who would later be Pope Sylvester II. Brought the abbey school to great renown. Fought for the rights of monks at the Synod of Saint Denis in 995. Ambassador to the Vatican where he became a close friend of Pope Gregory V. Peacemaker and negotiator between Pope Gregory V and King Robert the Pious of France. Worked to calm fears and reassure people who feared the end of the world or other problems with the millennial change to the year 1000. Murdered during a riot by monks he whose discipline he was trying to reform.

Born

c.945 near Orleans, France

Died

• stabbed in the side with a lance on 13 November 1004 while trying to quell a monastic riot at Le Réole, Gascony, France
• considered a martyr as he died due to his work to restore proper discipline
• miracles reported at his tomb

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-abbo-of-fleury/


Saint Agostina Petrantoni

Also known as

• Agostina Pietrantoni
• Augustina, Augustyna
• Livia Pietrantoni
• Livia Petrantoni

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Born to a small farm family, the daughter of Francesco Pietrantoni and Caterina Costantini. Nurse at the Holy Spirit Hospital, near the Vatican, in Rome in 1886. She joined the Sisters of Charity, a congregation dedicated to service to the sick, in 1887, taking the name Agostina. Worked with the critically ill and contagious, catching typhus and malaria in the process. After she caught tuberculosis, she worked in the TB ward where a patient stabbed her to death during a rape attempt; she died praying that he be forgiven.

Born

27 March 1864 at Pozzaglia Sabina, Rieti, Italy as Livia Petrantoni

Died

murdered on 13 November 1894 in Rome, Italy by Giuseppe Romanelli

Canonized

18 April 1999 by Pope John Paul II

Patronage

• abuse victims
• against impoverishment and poverty
• martyrs
• people ridiculed for their piety

Readings

All is too little for the Lord. - Saint Agostina

We will lie down for such a long time after death that it is worth while to keep standing while we are alive. Let us work now; one day we will rest. - Saint Agostina

Sister Agostina understood that the love of Jesus requires generous service to one's brothers, in whose faces, especially that of the neediest, is reflected the face of Christ. 'God' was the only 'compass' which guided all the decisions of her life. The evangelical ideal of charity to the brethren, specially the smallest, the sick, the abandoned, also led Agostina to the heights of sanctity. Ready to face any sacrifice - an heroic witness of charity - she paid with her blood the price of faithfulness to Love. - Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-agostina-petrantoni/


Saint Brice of Tours

Also known as

Briccius, Brictius, Britius, Brixius

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An orphan rescued by Saint Martin of Tours, and raised by Martin's clerics. Though ostensibly a spiritual student of Saint Martin, Brice became so wild, wicked, proud, ungrateful, and disorderly that some thought him possessed by a demon! He became a priest, but was a vain, ambitious one with contempt for Martin. Many advised Martin to kick him out, but Saint Martin said that if Jesus could deal with Judas, he could deal with Brice.

On Martin's death in 397, Brice was designated to succeed him as bishop of Tours, France. However, the people of the diocese revolted, substituted a priest named Justinian, and Brice left town to avoid a stoning.

Justinan held the see for over 30 years, during which Brice came to his senses, and began to lead a pious and admirable life. Formal ecclesiastical investigations cleared him of wrong doing, and he had the support of Pope Saint Zosimus. When Justinian died c.430, Brice returned to Tours to claim his seat. The locals, however, remembered him and his past, and ran him out of town again, taking a priest names Armentius as bishop.

When Armentius died in 437, Brice returned to Tours again to claim his proper place, this time preceded by the news of having led a better life during his 40 years of exile. He was allowed to stay, governed his diocese until his death, and his conversion had been so true and obvious that even his parishioners immediately proclaimed him a saint.

Died

444 at Tours, France of natural causes

Patronage

against stomach diseases

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-brice-of-tours/


Blessed Carl Lampert

Profile

Youngest of seven children. Priest, ordained on 12 May 1918 in the cathedral in Brixen, Italy. Taught at several schools, and was known for his ministry to young people. Studied canon law in Rome, Italy in 1930. Practiced law in the Sacra Rota Romana at the Vatican. Received the title Monsignor in 1935. Appointed pro-vicar apostolic of the diocese of Feldkirch, Austria on 15 January 1939. Imprisoned and martyred in the Nazi persecutions of World War II.

Born

9 January 1894 in Göfis, Feldkirch, Austria

Died

• guillotined on 13 November 1944 in Halle an der Saale, Germany
• body cremated and ashes buried in Halle an der Saale
• ashes returned to Göfis, Feldkirch, Austria in 1948

Beatified

• 13 November 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI
• beatification recognition celebrated at the parish of Saint Martin, Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-carl-lampert/


Saint Didacus

Also known as

Diego, Diaz

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Didacus loved and felt drawn to the solitary life from his youth, and when still young he became a hermit who supported himself by weaving mats. Franciscan lay-brother at the convent of Arizafa. Though he lacked a formal education, he was sought out for his insights into the Christian life.

Sent as a missionary to the Canary Islands in 1442, he went with the belief that he would be martyred. Superior of the community at Fuerteventura, Spain. Converted many by his preaching and example, and returned unharmed to Spain in 1449.

Sent to Rome, Italy in 1450 for the canonization of Saint Bernardine of Siena. An epidemic broke out among the gathered Franciscans, and Didacus worked himself to exhaustion to help his brothers; reported to have miraculously cured many of the sick. He then returned to Spain and spent the rest of his life as a prayerful at Alcala.

Born

1400 at Seville, Spain

Died

12 November 1463 at Alcala, Castile, Spain of natural causes

Canonized

1588 by Pope Sixtus V

Patronage

• Franciscan laity
• Franciscan lay brothers
• San Diego, California, diocese of

Representation

cross, lily

Video

YouTube PlayList

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


Saint Florido of Città di Castello

Also known as

Florencio, Fiorenzo

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Orphaned at an early age, he managed to study literature and theology and was ordained as a deacon c.542. Forced to flee Città di Castello, Italy to the countryside of Perugia, Italy with Saint Amanzio when his city was over-run by invading troops led by Totila, he impressed the bishop so much that he was ordained as a priest. Healed a madman through prayer in Pantalla, Italy in 544. Some time after 551, he and other exiles returned to Città di Castello and began to rebuild the sacked city. Appointed bishop of Città di Castello by Pope Pelagius II, he served for over 30 years. Friend of Pope Saint Gregory the Great who wrote about Florido's holy life and adherance to correct doctrine.

Born

520 at Tiferno Tiber (modern Città di Castello), Italy

Died

13 November 599 at Pieve de 'Saddi, Italy of natural causes

Patronage

• Città di Castello, Italy, city of
• Città di Castello, Italy, diocese of

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-florido-of-citta-di-castello/


Saint Homobonus of Cremona

Also known as

• Homobonius
• Homobonus Tucingo
• Omobono
• Omobono Tucenghi
• Uomobuono

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Son of a well-to-do tailor and merchant. He became a tailor himself, and took over his father's business. Married layman. He believed that his ability to work was given to him by God so he could support the poor, and he devoted most of his profits, and some of his house space, to charity.

Born

at Cremona, Lombardy, Italy

Died

• 13 November 1197 at Cremona, Italy of natural causes during Mass at Saint Edigio
• his head is preserved as a relic in the same church

Canonized

12 January 1199 by Pope Innocent III

Representation

• man with angels making clothing with him or for him
• merchant surrounded by beggars and sick people

Name Meaning

good man (= bone home)

Patronage

• business people
• clothworkers
• cobblers, shoemakers
• merchants
• tailors
• Cremona, Italy, city of
• Cremona, Italy, diocese of

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-homobonus-of-cremona/


Saint Maxellendis

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Daughter of Humolin and Ameltrudis. Her parents arranged a marriage for her with Harduin of Solesmes, but Maxellendis felt a call to religious life. When Harduin and his party arrived to take her, Maxellendis refused, insisting she wished to become a nun. Angered by her defiance, Harduin killed her - and was immediately struck blind. Convinced him of his error, Harduin knelt beside the girl's coffin, prayed for forgiveness - and his eyesight was restored.

Died

stabbed to death c.670 in Caudry, France

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


Pope Saint Nicholas I

Also known as

Nicholas the Great

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Son of the Theodore, who held the title Defensor. An excellent student, known for his piety and eloquence. Ordained as a sub-deacon by Pope Sergius II, and then a deacon by Pope Leo IV. Elected pope after the disintegration of the empire of Charlemagne when Christianity was threatened by apathy and indifference, and churchmen were becoming worldly. Nicholas became a vigorous, politically active pope who strengthened the Holy See. He arbitrated temporal and religious disputes, often setting important precedents, such as upholding the right of a bishop to appeal to Rome against his archbishop. Worked to prevent the proposed divorce of Lothair of Lotharingia, who wished to re-marry. Even when Holy Roman Emperor Louis II occupied Rome, Nicholas refused to yield, and finally forced Lothair to reinstate his wife. Challenged the right of Photius to occupy the see of Constantinople, and tried to get Saint Ignatius of Constantinople re-instated. Worked with Boris I to introduce Roman ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Bulgaria, which had recently been converted by the Byzantines.

Born

c.825 at Rome, Italy

Papal Ascension

elected and enthroned on 24 April 858

Died

13 November 867 at Rome, Italy of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/pope-saint-nicholas-i/


Saint Stanislaus Kostka

Also known as

Stanislaw Kostka

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Born to the Polish nobility, the son of a senator. Attended the Viennese Jesuit college from age 14 with his brother Paul, who badly mistreated him. While staying at the home of a Lutheran, he became gravely ill, but was not allowed to call for a priest. He prayed to his personal patron, Saint Barbara, who appeared to him in a vision with two angels, and administered Communion. He was then cured from his disease by Our Lady who told him to become a Jesuit, though it was against his family's wishes. Attended the Jesuit college in Rome, Italy. Friend of Saint Peter Canisius. Jesuit novice from 28 October 1567. Student of Saint Francis Borgia.

Born

28 October 1550 at Rostkovo, Poland

Died

between 3 and 4 a.m. of 15 August, feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1568 at Rome, Italy from a high fever

Beatified

19 October 1605 by Pope Paul V

Canonized

31 December 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII

Patronage

• against broken bones
• aspirants to the Oblates of Saint Joseph
• last sacraments
• Poland

Representation

• Holy Communion
• young man holding the Christ child

Readings

I find a heaven in the midst of saucepans and brooms. - Saint Stanislaus

Saint Stanislaus had drawn as his monthly patron for August the glorious martyr Saint Lawrence, and in his honour he performed daily some penance or devotion. On the eve of his feast, he obtained leave to take the discipline; in the morning he went to Communion, and then laid before the image of the saint a letter addressed to Our Lady, in which he begged that he might die on her Feast of the Assumption, and he prayed Saint Lawrence to present to her his petition. That night he was seized with a slight fever, which, however, rapidly increased; and on Assumption Eve, he received the last sacraments. Then, as he lay dying, he had brought to him a little book containing a litany in his own writing of his monthly patron saints, whom he constantly invoked. At 3 a.m. on the Feast of the Assumption, he face suddenly lit up with joy, and he breathed forth his soul to the Mother of God, who had come to conduct him to heaven. - from Miniature Lives of the Saints by Bowden

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-stanislaus-kostka/


Saint Amandus of Rennes

Also known as

Amand, Amantius, Amatius

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Fourth century bishop of Rennes, France.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-amandus-of-rennes/


Saint Amanzio

Also known as

Amance

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Sixth-century priest in the region of Perugia, Italy, known for his ministry to the sick. Worked with Saint Florido of Città di Castello.

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


Saint Beatrix of Bohemia

Also known as

Bozena of Bohemia

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Born to the Bohemian nobility. Sister of Blessed Hrosnata. Nun.

Born

12 century Bohemia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-beatrix-of-bohemia/


Saint Caillin

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Seventh century spiritual student of Saint Aidan of Ferns in Ireland. Legend says that he turned a group of hostile Druids into stone.

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


Saint Chillien of Aubigny

Also known as

Chilianus, Chillen, Kilian, Killian

Profile

Relative of Saint Fiacre whom he visited while on pilgrimage to Rome, Italy. Stayed for a while to learn contemplative prayer from Fiacre. Acquainted with bishop Saint Faro of Meaux who dispatched him to evangelize in Artois, France. He was very successful as a missionary. Founded a monastery at Aubigny-en-Artois, France. Sometimes listed as a bishop, but records vary on his consecration. Reported to have been offered the papacy, the only Irishman known to have been offered the throne; he declined, citing his inadequacy.

Born

Ireland

Died

• in the 7th century in Artois, France of natural causes
• relics enshrined the monastery he founded at Aubigny-en-Artois

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-chillien-of-aubigny/


Blessed Christopher Eustace

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland. Martyr.

Born

Irish

Died

13 November 1581 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-christopher-eustace/


Saint Columba of Cornwall

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Convert who became Christian when the Holy Spirit appeared to her in the form of a dove; hence, the name Columba, meaning dove. Martyred by the king of Cornwall. Two parishes in Cornwall are dedicated to her, but

Died

Cornwall, England

Patronage

• Saint Columb Major, Cornwall, England
• Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
• Culbone, Somerset, England

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-columba-of-cornwall/


Saint Dalmatius of Rodez

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Bishop of Rodez, France from 524 to 580. Persecuted for years by the Arian Visigoth King Amalaric.

Died

580

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-dalmatius-of-rodez/


Blessed David Sutton

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland. Martyr.

Born

Irish

Died

13 November 1581 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

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


Saint Devinicus

Also known as

Denick, Teavneck

Profile

As an old man he became a missionary in Caithness, Scotland, working with Saint Columba of Iona and Saint Machar of Aberdeen. May have been a bishop.

Born

northern Scotland

Died

6th century

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


Saint Eugenius of Toledo

Also known as

• Eugenius I of Toledo
• Eugenius II of Toledo
• Eugenius III of Toledo
• Eugenius the Younger
• Eugene...

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Monk at Saint Engracia Abbey in Saragossa, Spain. Bishop of Toledo, Spain in 646. He was a gifted poet and musician with a great devotion to the liturgy and a desire to show others the beauty he found in it.

Born

Toledo, Spain

Died

• 657 of natural causes
• some relics at the church of San Angelo, Milan, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eugenius-of-toledo/


Saint Gredifael

Profile

Friend and co-worker with Saint Paternus of Wales. Abbot of Whitland abbey, Dyfed, Wales.

Born

7th century

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


Saint Himerius

Also known as

Imier

Profile

Monk. Hermit. Missionary to Jura district in Switzerland, which is now called Val-Saint-Imier in his honour.

Died

c.610

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


Blessed John Sutton

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland. Martyr.

Born

Irish

Died

13 November 1581 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

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


Blessed Juan Gonga Martínez

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Valencia, Spain. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

25 March 1912 in Carcaixent, Valencia, Spain

Died

13 November 1936 in Simat de Valldigna, Valencia, Spain

Beatified

11 March 2001 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-juan-gonga-martinez/


Saint Leoniano of Vienne

Also known as

Leonine

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Captured by barbarians and dragged from Pannonia to Autun, France. When he achieved freedom, he became a monk then abbot there. Abbot in Vienne, France where he led a large group of monks and nuns for over 40 years.

Born

Pannonia

Died

c.518 in Vienne, Gaul (in modern France)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-leoniano-of-vienne/


Blessed María Cinta Asunción Giner Gomis

Also known as

Sister María Patrocinio of Saint John

Profile

Nun, member of the Religious of Mary Immaculate, Claretian Missionary Sisters. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

4 January 1874 in Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain

Died

13 November 1936 in Portichol de Tavernes de la Valldigna, Valencia, Spain

Beatified

11 March 2001 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-cinta-asuncion-giner-gomis/


Blessed Maurice Eustace

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland. Martyr.

Born

Irish

Died

martryed on 13 November 1581 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maurice-eustace/


Saint Mitrius

Also known as

Matrius, Merre, Metre, Mitre

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Slave in Aix-en-Provence, France. Routinely abused by his master and even his fellow slaves for being a Christian. Martyr.

Born

Greece

Died

beheaded in 314 in Aix-en-Provence, France

Patronage

Aix-en-Provence, France

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


Saint Paterniano

Additional Memorials

• 12 July (Scheggia e Pascelupo, Italy)
• 10 July (Grottammare, Italy; Fano, Italy)

Profile

Hermit near Fano, Italy. Monk. Abbot. Bishop of Marche, Italy for 40 years.

Died

• 13 November 348 near Cervia, Italy of natural causes
• the people of Cervia and Fano fought over his body

Patronage

• Cervia, Italy
• Fano, Italy
• Grottammare, Italy
• Scheggia e Pascelupo, Italy
• Ravenna-Cervia, Italy, archdiocese of

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


Saint Quintian of Rodez

Also known as

• Quintian of Clermont
• Quintianus, Quinctian, Quinctianus, Quintien, Quinziano, Quinciano

Additional Memorial

14 June (Rodez, France)

Profile

Fled his native North Africa to France in order to escape Arian-Vandal persecution. Bishop of Rodez, France. Exiled Auvergne, France by Arian Visigoths. Bishop of Clermont, France.

Born

North Africa

Died

c.526 in Auvergne, Aquitaine (in modern France) of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-quintian-of-rodez/


Blessed Robert Fitzgerald

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland. Martyr.

Born

Irish

Died

martryed on 13 November 1581 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-robert-fitzgerald/


Blessed Robert Montserrat Beliart

Profile

Accomplished musician. Priest. Member of the Sons of the Holy Family. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

17 June 1911 in Reus, Tarragona, Spain

Died

• 13 November 1936 in Barcelona, Spain
• body has not been found

Beatified

13 October 2013 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-robert-montserrat-beliart/


Blessed Robert Scurlock

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland. Martyr.

Born

Irish

Died

martryed on 13 November 1581 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-robert-scurlock/


Blessed Thomas Eustace

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland. Martyr.

Born

Irish

Died

martryed on 13 November 1581 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

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


Blessed Warmondus of Ivrea

Also known as

Varmond, Varmundo, Varmondus

Profile

Bishop of Ivrea, Italy. Built the cathedral, encouraged monasticism and learning in his see, and fought to keep the Church free from secular authority.

Died

c.1012 at Ivrea, Piedmont, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-warmondus-of-ivrea/


Blessed William Wogan

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Layman in the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland. One of the Martyr.

Born

Irish

Died

martryed on 13 November 1581 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-william-wogan/


Martyrs of Caesarea

Profile

A group of Christians murdered for their faith in the persecutions of Diocletian, Galerius Maximian and Firmilian. - Antoninus, Ennatha, Germanus, Nicephorus and Zebinas.

Died

297 at Caesarea, Palestine

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-caesarea-13-november/


Martyrs of Ravenna

Profile

A group of Christians murdered together in the persecutions of Diocletian. The only information about them that has survived are three names - Solutor, Valentine and Victor.

Died

c.305 in Ravenna, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-ravenna-13-november/


Martyrs of Salamanca

Profile

The first group of Christians exiled, tortured and executed for their adherence to the Nicene Creed during the persecutions of the Arian heretic Genseric. - Arcadius, Eutychianus, Paschasius, Paulillus and Probus.

Born

Spain

Died

• 437
• relics at Medina del Campo, Spain

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


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