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Saint Matilda of Saxony

Also known as

• Matilda of Ringelheim
• Matilda, Queen of Germany
• Mathilde, Mathildis, Maud

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Daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark; she was raised by her grandmother, abbess of the Eufurt. In 913, Matilda left the abbey, and married King Henry the Fowler of Saxony (Henry I), who had received an annulment from a previous marriage. Queen of Germany. Mother of Otto, Holy Roman Emperor; Henry the Quarrelsome, Duke of Bavaria; Saint Bruno the Great, Archbishop of Cologne, Germany; Gerberga, wife of King Louis IV of France; Hedwig, mother of Hugh Capet. Founded several Benedictine abbeys. Well known throughout the realm for her generosity, she taught the ignorant, comforted the sick, and visited prisoners. Betrayed by Otto after Henry's death when he falsely accused her of financial mismanagement.

Born

c.895 at Engern, Westphalia, Germany

Died

• 14 March 968 at Quedlinburg, Germany of natural causes
• buried in the monastery at Quedlinburg

Patronage

• death of children
• disappointing children
• falsely accused people
• large families
• people ridiculed for their piety
• queens
• second marriages
• widows

Representation

• alms
• bag of money
• crown
• orb
• sceptre
• purse, indicative of her generosity
• queen with a whip
• queen holding a church

Storefront

statue

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-matilda-of-saxony/


Saint Leobinus of Chartres

Also known as

Lubinus, Lubin, Lubinius, Lumine, Leubinus, Loubin

Additional Memorial

9 September (translation of relics)/p>

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Son of peasants, he was a field worker and shepherd in his youth. Thirsting for education, he went to the monastery at Noailles, France, working for the monks by day, being taught by them at night. He studied late by candle light, which annoyed the monks who had to wake for early prayers; Leobinus put a screen around the candle, and pressed on.

Friend of Saint Carilef. Student of Saint Avitus of Perche, who suggested that the young man join his monastery. Monk at Lyon, France. Captured by renegade soldiers during war between the Franks and Burgundians, Leobinus was tortured to make him give up the location of the monastery's treasure. He told the soldiers nothing, and they left him for dead, thinking they'd drowned him; he eventually recovered.

Joined Saint Avitus' community at Le Perche, France. Priest. Abbot at Brou, France. Bishop of Chartres, France. Noted reformer. Participant of the synod of Orleans in 549, and Paris in 552. Miracle worker; had the gift of healing, especially of dropsy or edema. Worked with Saint Caletric who gave him his last Communion, and succeeded him as bishop. Innkeepers and wine merchants near Chartres considered him their patron.

Born

at Poitiers, France

Died

14 March 558 following a lengthy illness

Patronage

• against dropsy
• against edema
• against rheumatism
• innkeepers
• wine merchants

Representation

• with Saint Caletric
• in bed, receiving Communion from Saint Caletric
• studying in a field, often while watching sheep

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-leobinus-of-chartres/


Blessed Giacomo Cusmano

Also known as

• Jacob Cusmano
• Jakob Cusmano
• Jacques Cusmano

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Fourth of five children born to Giacomo and Magdalene Cusmano; his father worked as a surveyor, and the family was well-off financially. Giacomo's mother died of cholera when the boy was three. He was a pious child, eager for the religious instruction from his father, and showing concern for the poor; the family had to lock up clothes because he would give away thing in the closets to beggars. Educated at Jesuit schools. Physician, graduating from medical school in 1851. Taught at the medical school of the Royal University of Palermo. His father died in 1852, and Giacomo returned home to manage the family business and estate; he still managed to continue his education and become certified as a surgeon.

Feeling a call to religious vocation, he considered becoming a Capuchin friar, but his spiritual director recommended the priesthood. Ordained on 22 December 1860 in archdiocese of Palermo, Italy. Devoted to penance, he fasted often and would sleep on a cross. Along with about 40 of his parishioners, he founded the Missionary Servants of the Poor on 12 May 1867 and the Sisters Servants of the Poor.

Born

15 March 1834 in Palermo, Italy

Died

at 04:30am on 14 March 1888 in Palermo, Italy of natural causes following a severe bout of pleurisy

Beatified

30 October 1983 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-giacomo-cusmano/


Blessed Arnold of Padua

Also known as

• Arnold de'Cattanei
• Arnold Cattaneo
• Arnald, Arnaldo, Arnaud, Arnoldus

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Born to the nobility. Benedictine monk at the Santa Giustina monastery in Padua, Italy. Chosen abbot in 1209 at age 24, he restored and expanded the abbey structure, and fought to maintain its rights. When Ezzelino III conquered Padua in 1237, Arnold escaped to Monselice. He returned in 1238, but when Ezzelino returned to the city, he arrested Arnold in 1246 and imprisoned him to live his remaining eight years on bread and water.

Born

1185

Died

• 10 February 1255 in the prison in Limena, Padua, Italy
• buried in the Franciscan church in Asolo, Italy
• returned to Padua and buried at the Santa Giustina monastery
• relics translated to a chapel in the basilica in Padua on 14 March 1562

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-arnold-of-padua/


Blessed Eve of Liège

Also known as

• Eve of Saint-Martin
• Eve of Mount Cornelius
• Eva, Evelyne, Heva

Additional Memorial

5 April with Blessed Juliana of Mont Cornillon

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Born wealthy, she gave it up to become an anchoress at the church of Saint Martin in in Liège, Belgium. Friend of Blessed Juliana of Mont Cornillon, and continued her campaign to introduce the feast of Corpus Christi.

Born

c.1205 in Liège, Belgium

Died

• 1265 in Liège, Belgium of natural causes
• buried in the church of Saint Martin in Liège
• relics enshrined in 1542, 1622 and 1746
• relics currently enshrined in the Belgian cities of Ghent, Antwerp and Liège

Beatified

1 May 1902 by Pope Leo XIII

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-eve-of-liege/


Saint Lazarus of Milan

Also known as

Lazzaro

Additional Memorial

11 February (Ambrosian Rite)

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Archbishop of Milan, Italy c.439, a time when invading Ostrogoths controlled the area. May have developed and certainly popularized the Rogationtide litanies; originally devised to ask for protection from the Ostrogoths, over time the devotion spread throughout Europe. His February feast day is due to the Milanese custom of not celebrating saint days during Lent.

Died

14 March 450

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lazarus-of-milan/


Blessed Pauline of Thuringia

Also known as

• Pauline of Hirsau
• Pauline of M├╝nsterschwarzach
• Pauline of Fulda
• Pauline of Zell
• Paolina, Paulina

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Born to the Saxon nobility. Married. Widow. Re-married to Sir Ulric de Scharaplan. Mother. Widowed again. Founded a double monastery in the Thuringian Forest and entered it as a nun.

Died

14 March 1107 in Fulda, Germany of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pauline-of-thuringia/


Saint Alexander of Pydna

Also known as

Alessandro, Alexandros

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Priest in Pydna, Macedonia (in modern Greece). Martyr by Maximian Galerius for publicly refusing to sacrifice to idols.

Died

• beheaded c.305 in Macedonia
• a fresh spring of water poured from the place of his execution
• buried in Thessalonica
• skull taken to the Great Lavra on Mount Athos in the mid 10th-century

Representation

leading four men in white clothing into heaven

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alexander-of-pydna/


Saint Boniface Curitan

Also known as

• Boniface Curitan of Ross
• Boniface Kyrin
• Boniface Kyrstin
• Boniface of Ross
• Kyrin, Kyrstin

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Bishop of Ross, Scotland. Evangelized the Picts and Scots. Introduced Roman liturgy, observance and monastic discipline into the region. Found many churches in the northern British Isles.

Born

may have been a Roman citizen

Died

c.660

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-boniface-curitan/


Blessed Thomas Vives

Also known as

Tommaso

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Mercedarian sent to Tunisia to redeem Christian prisoners. There he was imprisoned for five years before being executed. Martyr.

Died

stoned to death while in prayer

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


Saint Leo of the Agro Verano

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Married. Adult convert to Christianity. Bishop. Martyred by Arians.

Died

• Agro Verano, Rome, Italy, date unknown
• tomb was discovered outside the walls of Rome in 1857

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-leo-of-the-agro-verano/


Saint Eutychius of Mesopotamia

Also known as

Eustathius

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One of a group of Christians murdered for their faith in Mesopotamia after the conquest by Muslims. Martyr.

Died

741

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eutychius-of-mesopotamia/


Saint Diaconus

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A 6th-century deacon in the Marsi region of Italy. Martyred by Lombards with two unnamed monks. His name has been lost, and over time his title was taken as his name.

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


Saint Aphrodisius of Africa

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Martyred in the 5th century by Arian Vandals in North Africa.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-aphrodisius-of-africa/


Saint Peter of Africa

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Martyred in the 5th century by Arian Vandals in North Africa.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-peter-of-africa/


Saint Talmach

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Seventh century spiritual student of Saint Finbar at Lough Erc, Ireland. Founded a monastery.

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


47 Martyrs of Rome

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Forty-seven people who were baptised into the faith in Rome, Italy by Saint Peter the Apostle, and were later martyred together during the persecutions of Nero.

Died

martyred c.67 in Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/47-martyrs-of-rome/


Martyrs of Valeria

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Two monks martyred by Lombards in Valeria, Italy who were never identified. After the monks were dead, their killers could still hear them singing psalms.

Died

hanged on a tree in Valeria, Italy in the 5th century

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


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Agno of Zaragoza
• Maximilian
• Philip of Turin


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