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Blessed Francisca de Paula de Jesus Isabel

Also known as

Nha Chica; Nhá Chica of Baependi

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Lay person of the diocese of Campanha, Brazil. Her mother died when the girl was 10, and she gave herself over to the care of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Never learned to read or write, never joined a congregation, but lived an impoverished, celibate life like a modern anchoress in Baependi, Brazil, devoting all her time and effort to the construction of a church dedicated to Mary.

Born

1810 in São João del Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Died

• 14 June 1895 in Baependi, Minas Gerais, Brazil of natural causes
• entombed in the church she helped build
• the smell of perfume reported at her tomb at the time of burial and again when it was opened in 1998

Beatified

• 4 May 2013 by Pope Francis
• beatification recognition celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Santuário Nossa Senhora da Conceição em Baependi, Minas Gerais, Brazil

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-francisca-de-paula-de-jesus-isabel/


Saint Methodius of Constantinople

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Educated in Syracuse, Sicily. While in Constantinople to seek a position at court, he felt the call to enter the religious life. Built a monastery and started a monastic community on the island of Chinos. Soon after finishing construction, Methodius was summoned by the Patriarch of Constantinople to help govern the diocese.

The Eastern Church was debating the use of icons in worship and as tools to bring the faithful closer to God. Methodius and the Patriarch of Constantinople worked against the iconoclasts, and together suffered nearly as much abuse as the images. They worked to unify and reconcile the sides. Methodius travelled to Rome, Italy to seek the Pope's help; during his absence, he was exiled. After seven years, he returned as Patriarch of Constantinople in 842, and continued to work for unity.

Born

8th century at Syracuse, Sicily

Died

847 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-methodius-of-constantinople/


Saint Joseph the Hymnographer

Also known as

Joseph of the Studium

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Born to Christian parents. He fled Sicily in 830 due to Arab invasion, and became a monk in Thessalonica. He joined the monastery of the Studium in Constantinople, but was forced to flee Constantinople in 841 due to iconoclast persecution. On his way to Rome, Italy he was captured by pirates and spent several years as a slave in Crete. He ministered to his fellow slaves, converting many. He finally managed to escape and return to Constantinople where he founded a monastery. When he opposed the Iconoclast emperor Theophilus, Joseph was exiled to the Chersonese. Bishop of Salonica. One of the great liturgical poets and hymnists of the Byzantine Church, credited with approximately 1,000 works.

Born

c.810 in Sicily

Died

886 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-joseph-the-hymnographer/


Saint Caomhán of Inisheer

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May have been related to Saint Kevin of Glendalough. Spiritual student of Saint Enda of Aran.

Born

Ireland

Died

• 6th century
• interred to the north-east of the remains of the stone church of Saint Caomhán
• his grave is known as Caomhán's bed
• it is an island tradition to spend the feast vigil praying at his grave; many miraculous cures have been reported from this vigil

Patronage

Inisheer, Ireland

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-caomhan-of-inisheer/


Saint Protus of Aquileia

Also known as

Proto

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Tutor and catechist to Saints Cantius, Cantian and Cantianilla of Aquileia. To escape the persecutions of Diocletian, he moved with the family to Aquileia, Italy. However, the authorities there quickly ordered them to sacrifice to idols; they refused. Martyr.

Died

beheaded in 304 at Aquae-Gradatae (modern San Canzian d'Isonzo) just outside Aquileia, Italy

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


Elisha the Prophet

Also known as

Alyasa, Elyesa, Eliseus, Elisja

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Old Testament prophet of Israel on whom, by Divine command, fell the mantle of Elias the Prophet. Accompanied Elias until the latter was translated and his prophetical power was confirmed by many miracles, among them the raising of a child to life and the cure of the Syrian general Naaman of leprosy.

Died

8th-century BC

http://catholicsaints.info/elisha-the-prophet/


Saint Davnet

Also known as

Damhnat

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Sixth century woman who early in life dedicated herself to God. Founded a monastery in the area of her village.

Born

Sliabh Beagh, parish of Tydavnet, County Monaghan, Ireland

Died

• Sliabh Beagh, parish of Tydavnet, County Monaghan, Ireland of natural causes
• an ornamental pilgrim's staff that is believed to have belonged to her has survived, and for generations was used as a lie-detector in her parish

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


Saint Valerius of Soissons

Also known as

Valerio

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Lived at Soissons, Gaul (in modern France). May have been a missionary from Rome, Italy. Fled during the persecution of Diocletian, but was captured. When brought to court, he made a bold, public statement of faith. Tortured and martyred with Saint Rufinus.

Died

• beheaded c.287 at Bazoches, Gaul (modern France)
• a church was built over his grave

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-valerius-of-soissons/


Blessed Constance de Castro

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Born to the Spanish nobility. Married to Captain Rodrigo Diaz de Andrade. Widowed c.1245 when the captain died fighting the Moors in Granada. Franciscan tertiary, spending the rest of her days in prayer and pious devotions.

Born

13th century Lugo, Spain

Died

• 13th century Spain
• buried in the chapel of the Cross in the Franciscan monastery in Vivero, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-constance-de-castro/


Saint Marcian of Syracuse

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Third century missionary bishop to Sicily, using Syracuse as his base of operations. Martyred by local Jews who considered him a heretic. An old Sicilian tradition says that he was sent to the island by Saint Peter the Apostle, but that would be a couple of centuries off.

Died

thrown off a tower c.255

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marcian-of-syracuse/


Saint Theopista

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For preferring a life devoted to God over marriage to a young imperial Roman nobleman, she was martyred in the persecutions of Valerian.

Died

• 3rd century Rome, Italy
• interred in the catacombs of Priscilla
• relics moved to the church of Holy Maria of the Assumption at Monsampolo del Tronto, Italy in 1665 and enshrined under the altar of the Fraternity of the Holy Name of Jesus

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


Saint Rufinus of Soissons

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Lived at Soissons, Gaul (in modern France). May have been a missionary from Rome, Italy. Fled during the persecution of Diocletian, but was captured. When brought to court, he made a bold, public statement of faith. Tortured and martyred with Saint Valerius.

Died

• beheaded c.287 at Bazoches, Gaul (modern France)
• a church was built over his grave

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-rufinus-of-soissons/


Blessed Fortunatus of Naples

Also known as

Fortunato

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Bishop of Naples, Italy in the mid-4th-century. Fought to keep Arianism out of his diocese.

Died

• c.350 of natural causes
• relics translated to the Basilica Stefania of Naples, Italy in the mid-9th-century

Beatified

15 January 1841 by Pope Gregory XVI (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-fortunatus-of-naples/


Saint Burchard of Meissen

Also known as

Burkhard

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Benedictine monk at the monastery of Saint Emmeram in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. First bishop of Meissen, Germany in 968; he only served about a year. Established the Cathedral Chapter in Meissen.

Born

10th century Germany

Died

25 September 969 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-burchard-of-meissen/


Saint Felix of Cordoba

Also known as

Felice

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Born into a Berber family. Monk at Asturias, Spain. Monk at the double monastery of Tábanos. One of the first three martyrs of Cordoba, Spain, killed for their faith by order of the Moorish caliph.

Born

Alcalá, Spain

Died

beheaded in 853 in Cordoba, Spain

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


Blessed Peter de Bustamante

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Joined the Mercedarians in Valladolid, Spain. His reputation for piety and devotion to the faith led to his being chosen bishop of Aghadoa, Ireland by Pope Benedict XII.

Died

1350 at Aghadoa, Ireland

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-peter-de-bustamante/


Saint Anastasius of Cordoba

Also known as

Anastasio

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Deacon of the church of Saint Acisclus in Cordoba, Spain. Monk at the double monastery of Tábanos. Priest. One of the first three martyrs of Cordoba, killed for their faith by order of the Moorish caliph.

Died

beheaded in 853 in Cordoba, Spain

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


Saint Gerold of Evreux

Also known as

Gerold of Fontenelle

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Courtier to Blessed Charlemagne. Left court life to become a monk at the abbey of Fontenelle in Normandy, France. Bishop of Evreux, France in 787. Late in life he resigned his see and returned to life as a monk at Fontenelle.

Died

806 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gerold-of-evreux/


Saint Castora Gabrielli

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Lay woman, married to Santuccio Sanfonerio, a lawyer at Sant'Angelo in Vado, Umbria, Italy. Franciscan tertiary. Widow. Noted for the sanctity she brought to her every day work.

Died

1391 of natural causes

Patronage

• difficult marriages
• widows

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-castora-gabrielli/


Blessed Walter Eustace

Additional Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

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Layman of the archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland.

Born

Irish

Died

martryed on 14 June 1583 in Dublin, Ireland

Beatified

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

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


Saint Digna of Cordoba

Also known as

Degna

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Nun at the double monastery of Tábanos. One of the first three martyrs of Cordoba, Spain, killed for their faith by order of the Moorish caliph.

Died

beheaded in 853 in Cordoba, Spain

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


Saint Richard of Saint Vannes

Also known as

Gratia Dei (Thanks be to God) - a nickname based on a phrase he often used

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Monk at the monastery of Saint Vannes, Verdun, France.

Died

1046 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-richard-of-saint-vannes/


Saint Dogmael of Wales

Also known as

Docmael, Dogfael, Dogmeel, Dogwel, Toel

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Monk at Dyfed, Wales, in Anglesey, Wales, and in Brittany in northern France.

Born

5th century

Died

6th century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-dogmael-of-wales/


Saint Elgar of Bardsey

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Spent several years in captivity in Ireland. Hermit on the Isle of Badsey, Carnarvonshire, Wales.

Born

11th century Devonshire, England

Died

c.1100 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-elgar-of-bardsey/


Saint Cearan the Devout

Also known as

Ciaran the Devout

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Abbot of Bellach-Duin (now Castle Kerrant), County Meath, Ireland.

Born

Irish

Died

870 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cearan-the-devout/


Saint Etherius of Vienne

Also known as

Aetherius, Eterio, Ethère

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Seventh-century bishop of Vienne, France.

Died

626 of natural causes

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


Saint Nennus of Arran

Also known as

Nenus, Nehemias, Nem

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Seventh-century abbot of monasteries on the Isle of Arran and the Isle of Bute in Ireland.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-nennus-of-arran/


Blessed Hartwig of Salzburg

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Archbishop of Salzburg, Austria for 32 years from 991 till his death.

Died

1023

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-hartwig-of-salzburg/


Saint Cyriacus of Zeganea

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Confessor of the faith in Zeganea, Laziqia (in modern Syria). No details of his life have survived.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cyriacus-of-zeganea/


Saint Mark of Lucera

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Fourth-century bishop in southern Italy.

Died

c.328 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-mark-of-lucera/


Saint Quintian of Rhodez

Also known as

Quinctian

Profile

Bishop of Rhodez, France.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-quintian-14-june/


Saint Cyprien

Also known as

Cipriano

Profile

Martyr.

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


Saint Thecla

Profile

Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-thecla-14-june/


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Our Lady of the Trellis
• Bartolus Vagnerini
• Euspicius of Micy


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