Born to the nobility, the son of Count Gerard and Saint Adeltrude of Aurillac. The boy suffered from several illnesses in his youth, and eventually went blind. Upon his father's death, Gerald became Count of Aurillac himself; he then gave away his possessions and dedicated himself to God and service. Though he never joined an order or house, he lived in chastity, and recited the Divine Office each day. Built a church and abbey on his property.
855 in Aurillac, France
• 909 at Cenezac, France
• buried in his abbey in Aurillac, France
• disabled, handicapped of physically challenged people
• Aurillac, France
• Upper Auvergne, France
• Maddalena Panattieri
• Mary Magdalen Panattieri
Tertiary of the Sisters of Penance of Saint Dominic at age 20. She had a great devotion to Saint Catherine of Siena. Magdalen lived at with her family, devoting her days to prayer, and care for the poor and young children. She gave talks to groups of lay people and children, then later to priests and religious. Received the stigmata, but kept it quiet. Noted for her simple innocence and piety; public devotion started spontaneously soon after her death.
1443 at Turino, diocese of Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy
13 October 1503 at Turino, Italy of natural causes
26 September 1827 by Pope Leo XII (cultus confirmed)
Faithful God, you forsake no one who trusts in you and in your mercy hear the prayers of the devout. Through the help of Blessed Magdalen may we receive what we cannot obtain of ourselves. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. - General Calendar of the Order of Preachers
Lay woman from the diocese of Braga, Portugal. At age 14 Alexandrina jumped from a window to escape a rapist; she was injured in the fall, paralyzed, and was bed-ridden for the rest of her life. Member of the Salesian Cooperators. Mystic and visionary. The last 13 years of her life she had the gift of inedia, living solely off daily Communion.
30 March 1904 at Balasar, Oporto, Portugal
13 October 1955 at Balasar, Oporto, Portugal of natural causes
25 April 2004 by Pope John Paul II
Soldier in the imperial Roman army, stationed at modern Cupra Marittima, Italy. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.
• beheaded on 13 October 304 on the bridge over the river Menocchia in Cupra (modern Cupra Marittima), Italy
• body dumped into the river to wash out to sea
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
Seventh-century bishop of Cambrai, France.
First century convert with whom Saint Paul the Apostle (1 Timothy 4:13) says "he had left his cloak." Nothing about him is known with any certainty.
Hermitess in a cave near Tivoli, Italy. Benedictine nun at Saint Scholastica Abbey, but lived more as a hermitess than in community.
Ciculum, Abruzzi, Italy
• 1138 of natural causes
• many, including Pope Eugenius III, saw her soul ascend to heaven
• interred in the Church of Saint Scholastic in Subiaco, Italy
Born to the Irish royalty, the son of a prince of Leinster, Ireland; brother of Saint Kentigern, nephew of Saint Fillan. Soldier, wounded in battle with a neighboring clan, he and his sister fled to Scotland where he became a monk at Lochaise.
buried on the island of Iona Abbey, Scotland
Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Maximinus Daza.
burned at the stake in 312 in Thessalonica
Gebrand of Bloemkamp
Benedictine Cistercian monk. Abbot of the monastery at Klaarkamp, Frisia. Founder of the house at Bloemkamp in 1191.
Foigny, Laonnais (in modern France)
1218 of natural causes
Holy hermit in the region of Salagnac (modern Grand-Bourg), diocese of Limoges, France c.600.
relics enshrined in Grand-Bourg, France
Studied at the University of Paris. Cistercian monk at Langonette Monastery in France in 1144. Abbot of the house in 1176. Founding abbot of Carnoet Abbey in Brittany. When the woods around the house were threatened by aggressive wolves, Maurice reminded his brothers that wolves were God's creations, too, but for their protection he prayed for help, some wolves died, and the attacks ceased.
1117 in Brittany (in modern France) as Maurice Duault
• 1191 of natural causes
• miracles reported at his tomb, including the resurrection of a boy who drowned
Regimbaut, Regimbeau, Reginbald, Reginbaldus, Reginbold, Reginhard
Benedictine monk at the monastery of Saints Ulric and Afra in Augsburg, Germany. Monk at the monastery in Edersberg, Germany in 1015. Abbot at the monastery in Lorsch, Germany in 1022. Founded the monastery in Heiligenberg, Germany. Bishop of Speyer, Germany in 1032.
Remo, Romolo, Roemu
Bishop of Genoa, Italy. Noted theologian.
c.641 in Matuziano (modern Sanremo), Italy
Simpert, Sintbert, Sinthert
Student and monk at Murbach Abbey near Colmar, Alsace, France. Abbot. Bishop of Augsburg, Germany in 778, and continued to function as abbot. Restored ecclesiastical discipline and improved theological studies in his see.
c.809 of natural causes
by Pope Nicholas V
Augsburg, Germany, diocese of
Convert, brought to the faith through scripture reading. Zealous apologist, both by speaking and by writing, opposing heretics who preached against orthodox Christianity. Bishop of Antioch in 169.
2nd century in the vicinity of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
c.184 in Antioch of natural causes
Fifth-century abbot Saint Martin Abbey in Tours, France.
Three Christian men martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian - Faustus, Januarius and Martial.
burned to death in 304 in Cordoba, Spain
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 Àngel Presta Batllé
• Blessed ángel Ramos Velázquez
• Blessed Antonio Ayet Canós
• Blessed Ruperto García Arce
• Blessed Salustiano González Crespo
• Blessed Tomás Pallarés Ibáñez
• Alfonso Ossorio
• Francis de Torquemada
• Parasceve the Younger
• Peter Adriano Toulorge
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