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The more we complain of our trials the heavier our burden grows; if, on the contrary, we humbly and lovingly bear them, the burden becomes light and agreeable. - Blessed Egidius


We cannot possess an unusual grace in peace; obstacles of all kinds rise up against it. The more grace a man has the more violently the devil attacks him; yet we must not, on this account, cease to be faithful, for the harder the conflict the brighter the crown. - Blessed Egidius


Blessed Magdalen Panattieri

Also known as

• Maddalena Panattieri
• Mary Magdalen Panattieri

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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.

Born

1443 at Turino, diocese of Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy

Died

13 October 1503 at Turino, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

26 September 1827 by Pope Leo XII (cultus confirmed)

Readings

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

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-magdalen-panattieri/


Saint Gerald of Aurillac

Also known as

Geraud

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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.

Born

855 in Aurillac, France

Died

• 909 at Cenezac, France
• buried in his abbey in Aurillac, France

Patronage

• bachelors
• counts
• disabled, handicapped of physically challenged people
• Aurillac, France
• Upper Auvergne, France

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


Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa

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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.

Born

30 March 1904 at Balasar, Oporto, Portugal

Died

13 October 1955 at Balasar, Oporto, Portugal of natural causes

Beatified

25 April 2004 by Pope John Paul II

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-alexandrina-maria-da-costa/


Saint Maurice of Carnoet

Also known as

Maurice Duault

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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.

Born

1117 in Brittany (in modern France) as Maurice Duault

Died

• 1191 of natural causes
• miracles reported at his tomb, including the resurrection of a boy who drowned

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-maurice-of-carnoet/


Saint Simbert of Augsburg

Also known as

Simpert, Sintbert, Sinthert

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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.

Died

c.809 of natural causes

Canonized

by Pope Nicholas V

Patronage

Augsburg, Germany, diocese of

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


Saint Regimbald of Speyer

Also known as

Regimbaut, Regimbeau, Reginbald, Reginbaldus, Reginbold, Reginhard

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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.

Died

1039

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-regimbald-of-speyer/


Saint Chelidonia

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Hermitess in a cave near Tivoli, Italy. Benedictine nun at Saint Scholastica Abbey, but lived more as a hermitess than in community.

Born

Ciculum, Abruzzi, Italy

Died

• 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

Patronage

Subiaco, Italy

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


Saint Benedict of Cupra

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Soldier in the imperial Roman army, stationed at modern Cupra Marittima, Italy. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

• 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

Patronage

San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-benedict-of-cupra/


Saint Theophilus of Antioch

Also known as

Teofilo

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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.

Born

2nd century in the vicinity of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

Died

c.184 in Antioch of natural causes

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


Saint Comgan the Monk

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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.

Born

Ireland

Died

buried on the island of Iona Abbey, Scotland

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-comgan-the-monk/


Blessed Gebrand of Klaarkamp

Also known as

Gebrand of Bloemkamp

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Benedictine Cistercian monk. Abbot of the monastery at Klaarkamp, Frisia. Founder of the house at Bloemkamp in 1191.

Born

Foigny, Laonnais (in modern France)

Died

1218 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-gebrand-of-klaarkamp/


Saint Romulus of Genoa

Also known as

Remo, Romolo, Roemu

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Bishop of Genoa, Italy. Noted theologian.

Died

c.641 in Matuziano (modern Sanremo), Italy

Patronage

Sanremo, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-romulus-of-genoa/


Saint Leobono of Salagnac

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Holy hermit in the region of Salagnac (modern Grand-Bourg), diocese of Limoges, France c.600.

Died

relics enshrined in Grand-Bourg, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-leobono-of-salagnac/


Saint Florence of Thessalonica

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Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Maximinus Daza.

Died

burned at the stake in 312 in Thessalonica

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-florence-of-thessalonica/


Saint Carpus of Troas

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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.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-carpus-of-troas/


Saint Berthoald of Cambrai

Also known as

Bertoald

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Seventh-century bishop of Cambrai, France.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-berthoald-of-cambrai/


Saint Venantius

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Fifth-century abbot Saint Martin Abbey in Tours, France.

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


Saint Fyncana

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Martyr.

Died

in Scotland

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


Saint Fyndoca

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Martyr.

Died

in Scotland

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


Three Crowns of Cordoba

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Three Christian men martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian - Faustus, Januarius and Martial.

Died

burned to death in 304 in Cordoba, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/three-crowns-of-cordoba/


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:

Àngel Presta Batllé
ángel Ramos Velázquez
Antonio Ayet Canós
Francesc Mitjá i Mitjá
Herminio Motos Torrecillas
Joan Puig Serra
Ruperto García Arce
Salustiano González Crespo
Tomás Pallarés Ibáñez


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Alfonso Ossorio
• Francis de Torquemada
• Gerard
• Lubenzio
• Lunaire
• Parasceve the Younger
• Peter Adriano Toulorge


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