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Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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The Church celebrates on this day the feast of the Scapular of Mount Carmel. The scapular, which derives its name from the Latin word scapulae, meaning shoulders, is a dress which covers the shoulders. It is mentioned in the rule of Saint Benedict as worn by monks over their other dress when they were at work, and it now forms a regular part of the religious dress in the old Orders. But it is best known among Catholics as the name of two little pieces of cloth worn out of devotion to the Blessed Virgin over the shoulders, under the ordinary garb, and connected by strings. The devotion of the scapular, now almost universal in the Catholic Church, began with the Carmelites. The history of its origin is as follows: During the thirteenth century the Carmelite Order suffered great persecution, and on 16 July 1251, while Saint Simon Stock, then general of the Order, was at prayer, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him, holding in her hand a scapular. Giving it to the saint, she said,

"Receive, my dear son, this scapular of thy Order, as the distinctive sign of my confraternity, and the mark of the privilege which I have obtained for thee and the children of Carmel. It is a sign of salvation, a safeguard in danger, and a special pledge of peace and protection till the end of time. Whosoever dies wearing this shall be preserved from eternal flames."

It is much to be wished that people should everywhere join this confraternity, for the honor of Mary and for the salvation of souls, by a life fitted to that end.

In order to have a share in the merits of the sodality every member must:

• Shun sin, and, according to his state of life, live chastely.
• Say every day, if possible, seven times, Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be to the Father.
• Strive to serve God by venerating Mary, and imitating her virtues.
• These rules, it is true, are not binding under penalty of sin, but the breach of them deprives us of all merit; and is not this something to be taken into account? "He who sowetb sparingly shall also reap sparingly." (II Corinthians 9:6)

The Introit of the Mass is as follows:

"Let us all rejoice in the Lord, and celebrate a festal-day in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on whose solemn feast the angels rejoice, and give praise to the Son of God. My heart hath uttered a good word; I speak of my workS for the King."

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O God, Who hast honored the Order of Carmelites with the particular title of the most blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, mercifully grant that, protected by her prayers whose commemoration we this day celebrate with a solemn office, we may deserve to arrive at joy everlasting. Who livest, and reignest, for ever and ever. Amen.

Epistle: Ecclesiasticus 24:28-81

As the vine, I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb My memory is unto everlasting generations. They that eat me shall yet hunger; and they that drink me, shall yet thirst. He that hearkeneth to me shall not be confounded; and they that work by me shall not sin. They that explain me shall have life everlasting.

The Church applies this epistle to Mary, thereby encouraging us fervently to honor the blessed Mother of God, in whom the Eternal Wisdom dwelt bodIly, and through whom He was given to us, that by her intercession our understanding may be enlightened, our will strengthened, and we be inspired with fresh zeal to practice ourselves, and to prevail on others to practice also, whatever is chaste, becoming, and holy.

Gospel: Luke 11:27, 28

And it came to pass as He spoke these things, a certain woman from the crowd lifting up her voice said to Him: Blessed is the womb that bore Thee, and the paps that gave Thee suck. But He said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it.

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Saint Reinildis of Saintes

Also known as

• Reinildis of Condacum
• Reinildis of Kontich
• Rainelde, Raineldis, Reinaldes, Reineldis, Reinhild

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Born to the nobility, the daughter of Saint Amalburga and Duke Witger of Lorraine; sister of Saint Gudula of Brussels and Saint Emebert of Cambrai. She was taught her faith by her mother. As an adult, Reinildis made private vows to devote herself to God, gave her possessions to the abbey of Lobbes where she stayed for two years, and became a pilgrim to the Holy Lands, bringing back many relics. Hermitess at Saintes, Belgium. Martyred by pagan Frisian invaders.

Born

c.630 in her father's house in Kontich, Belgium

Died

• beheaded c.700 outside a chapel in Saintes (in modern Halle), Belgium
• relics enshrined in the parish church of Sainte-Reinildis in Saintes, which is thought to have been built on the site of her martyrdom
• there is a nearby well whose water is reputed to cure eye diseases, which led to the patronage of Reinildis for those problems

Patronage

• against eye disease
• against festering wounds
• Saintes, Belgium

Represetation

• female pilgrim with a sword, referring to the manner of her death
• princess with a sword
• princess with a pilgrim's staff and a sword
• female pilgrim being dragged by the hair

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-reinildis-of-saintes/


Blessed Bartolomeu dei Martiri Fernandes

Also known as

• Bartholomeo Fernandez dos Martires
• Bartolomeu Fernandes dos Mártiresm
• Bartolomeu dos Mártires Fernandes
• Bartholomew of Braga
• Bartholomaeus de Martyribus

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Joined the Dominicans on 11 November 1528. Took part in the Council of Trent, and introduced the Council's decisions to Portugal. Archbishop of Braga, Portugal from 27 January 1559 through 23 February 1582. Built hospitals and hospices in his diocese, and founded the first clerical seminary in Portugal. He wrote Biblical commentaries, a Portuguese catechism, and a Compendium doctrinae spiritualis. Late in life Pope Gregory XIII allowed him to resign his office, and Bartolomeu spent his last eight years as a teacher and prayerful monk in the monastery of Viana, Portugal.

Born

3 May 1514 in Lisboa, Portugal

Died

16 July 1590 in the monastery of Viana do Castelo, Minho, Portugal of natural causes

Beatified

4 November 2001 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bartolomeu-dei-martiri-fernandes/


Saint Marie-Madeleine Postel

Also known as

• Julie Postel
• Marie Madeline Postel
• Mary Magdalen Postel

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Aunt of Blessed Placide Viel. Educated by the Benedictines at Valognes, France. Director of a school for girls at age 28. When the school was closed during the French Revolution, she used the building to house fugitive priests. Franciscan tertiary at age 52, taking the name Marie-Madeleine. Founded the Poor Daughters of Mercy at Cherburg, France in 1807 when she was 61. The Daughters are teachers and nurses, and at the time of Marie's death 30 years later, they had 37 houses.

Born

28 November 1756 at Barfleur, Normandy, France as Julie Postel

Died

16 July 1846 at Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicoste, France of natural causes

Canonized

24 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

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http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marie-madeleine-postel/


Saint Fulrad of Saint Denis

Also known as

Fulrade

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Born wealthy. Benedictine monk at the Saint-Denis abbey near Paris, France where he was chosen abbot in 750. Using his position and family wealth, he expanded the abbey and its ownership of surrounding lands as well as founding new monasteries in Alsace-Lorraine and Alemannia. Coutier, chaplain and counselor to both Pippin and Blessed Charlemagne. Diplomat. Travelled to war with Charlemagne, helped obtained papal approval for Pepin as king, and was on hand for the most significant events in the formation of the early kingdom of the Franks. Delegate for Pippin when Ravenna was conferred the Papal States in 756. Worked to insure closer ties between the Franks and the Vatican.

Born

710 in Alsace, France

Died

16 July 784 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-fulrad-of-saint-denis/


Saint Yangzhi Lang

Also known as

Lang-Yang-Cheu

Additional Memorial

28 September as one of the Martyrs of China

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Lay woman in the apostolic vicariate of Southeastern Zhili, China. She married Christian man, became a catechumen, and became a local model of Christian charity. Mother of Saint Paulus Lang Fu. Martyred in the anti-Christian persecutions of the Boxer Rebellion.

Born

c.1871 in Lu, Qinghe, Hebei, China

Died

• tied to an ash tree, stabbed with spears, and body thrown into her house which the killers set on fire, on 16 July 1900 in Lujiapo, Qinghe, Hebei, China
• remains recovered from the burned house by her husband, and buried nearby

Canonized

1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-yangzhi-lang/


Saint Paulus Lang Fu

Also known as

• Paolo Lang-Eull
• Baolu

Additional Memorial

28 September as one of the Martyrs of China

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Child in the apostolic vicariate of Southeastern Zhili, China, the seven-year-old son of Saint Yangzhi Lang. Martyred in the anti-Christian persecutions of the Boxer Rebellion.

Born

c.1893 in Lu, Qinghe, Hebei, China

Died

• tied to an ash tree, stabbed with spears, and body thrown into his house which the killers set on fire, on 16 July 1900 in Lujiapo, Qinghe, Hebei, China
• remains recovered from the burned house by his father, and buried nearby

Canonized

1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-paulus-lang-fu/


Blessed Irmengard

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Princess, one of eight children of King Louis the German and Hemma. Great-granddaughter of Charlemagne. Benedictine nun. Abbess of a house in Buchau, Germany. Abbess of a house in Chiemsee, Germany in 857.

Died

16 July 866 in Frauenwörth (Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany)

Beatified

1928 by Pope Pius XI (cultus confirmed)

Patronage

• against infertility
• safety in multiple births

Representation

• Benedictine nun in a crown holding a Bible and abbot's staff
• Benedictine nun with heart in her hand

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-irmengard/


Saint Teresia Zhang Heshi

Also known as

• Teresa Zhang Hezhi
• Delan

Additional Memorial

28 September as one of the Martyrs of China

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Married lay woman and mother in the apostolic vicariate of Southeastern Zhili, China. Dragged into a pagan temple and order to renounce Christianity, she refused. Martyr.

Born

c.1864 in Yuan, Ningjing, Hebei, China

Died

stabbed with a spear on 16 July 1900 in Zhangjiaji, Ningjing, Hebei, China

Canonized

1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-teresia-zhang-heshi/


Blessed Nicolas Savouret

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Priest. Member of the Franciscan Conventuals. Imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.

Born

27 February 1773 in Jouvelle, Haute-Saône, France

Died

16 July 1794 aboard the prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France

Beatified

1 October 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-nicolas-savouret/


Blessed Claude Beguignot

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Carthusian priest. Imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.

Born

19 September 1736 in Langres, Haute-Marne, France

Died

16 July 1794 aboard the prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France

Beatified

1 October 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-claude-beguignot/


Blessed Milon of Thérouanne

Also known as

• Milon of Sélincourt
• Milon of Dommartin
• Milo of...

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Premonstratensian monk. First abbot of the monastery at Dommartin, France. Bishop of Thérouanne, France in 1131 where he served for 25 years. Worked to revitalize and reform his clergy during a period of spiritual lethargy and lax discipline. Founded two Premonstratensian abbeys. Supported the work of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.

Died

1158 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-milon-of-therouanne/


Blessed André de Soveral

Addtional Memorial

3 October as one of the Martyrs of Brazil

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Priest. One of the Martyrs of Brazil murdered by Calvinist fanatics.

Born

1572 in São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil

Died

hacked to death on 16 July 1645 in Cunhaú, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Beatified

5 March 2000 at Rome, Italy by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-andre-de-soveral/


Blessed Simão da Costa

Additional Memorial

15 July as one of the Martyred Jesuit Missionaries of Brazil

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Jesuit novice. Missionary. Martyred by the Huguenot Jacques Sourie while en route to Brazil.

Born

Porto, Portugal

Died

16 July 1570 by being thrown off the ship Santiago near Palma, Canary Islands

Beatified

11 May 1854 by Pope Pius IX (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-simao-da-costa/


Blessed John Sugar

Also known as

John Cox

Additional Memorials

• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales

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Priest in the apostolic vicariate of England during a period of government persecution. Martyr.

Born

c.1558 in Wombourne, South Staffordshire, England

Died

16 July 1604 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

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


Saint Antiochus of Sebaste

Also known as

Antiochus of Anastasiopoli

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Brother of Saint Plato of Ancyra. Physician. Martyred in the persecutions of the governor Hadrian.

Born

Sebaste, Armenia

Died

• beheaded by Saint Cyriacus the Executioner
• instead of blood, milk flowed from his severed head

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-antiochus-of-sebaste/


Saint Helier of Jersey

Also known as

Elerio, Elier, Helerous, Hielier, Helerius, Hélyi

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Sixth century cave-dwelling hermit on the island of Jersey near the village that later bore his name. Acquaintance of Saint Marculfus. Martyred by pagans to whom he was preaching.

Born

at Tongres, Belgium

Died

Jersey

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


Blessed Domingos Carvalho

Additional Memorial

3 October as one of the Martyrs of Brazil

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Layman in the archdiocese of Natal, Brazil. One of the Martyrs of Brazil murdered by Calvinist fanatics.

Died

hacked to death on 16 July 1645 in Cunhaú, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Beatified

5 March 2000 at Rome, Italy by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-domingos-carvalho/


Blessed Robert Grissold

Additional Memorial

22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales

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Lifelong layman in the apostolic vicariate of England. Martyr.

Born

c.1575 in Rowington, Warwickshire, England

Died

16 July 1604 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

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


Blessed Arnold of Hildesheim

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Benedictine monk in 12th century Fulda in modern Germany. Abbot of the monastery of Saint Godehard in Hildesheim, Germany.

Born

12th century

Died

• 16 July 1180 of natural causes
• body found incorrupt in 1400
• body found incorrupt in 1473

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


Saint Domnin

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Arrested in Avrilly, Eure, France at the age of ten for being a Christian. Tortured by being crucified, nailed to the cross with heated nails.

Died

• beheaded in the 3rd century in Normandy, France
• relics transferred to the Puy en Velay, Auvergne, France to avoid invading Normans

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


Saint Sisenando of Cordoba

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Deacon of the church of San Acisclo in Cordoba, Spain during the period of Moorish occupation. Martyred in the persecutions of Emir Abd-el-Rahman II.

Born

Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Died

beheaded in 851 in Cordoba, Spain

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


Blessed Ornandus of Vicogne

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Member of a gang of thieves, he was led to conversion by Abbot Egidius of Vicogne. Premonstratensian lay brother at the monastery of Valenciennes in northern France where he became a model of piety and example of the grace of God to a sinner.

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-ornandus-of-vicogne/


Saint Valentine of Trier

Also known as

• Valentine of Treves
• Valentine of Tongres
• Valentine of Cologne
• Valentino of...

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Early bishop of Trier, Germany. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

c.305

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-valentine-of-trier/


Saint Athenogenes of Sebaste

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Bishop. Martyred with ten of his flock in the persecutions of Hierernarchus and Diocletian.

Died

302 in Sebaste, Armenia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-athenogenes-of-sebaste/


Saint Landericus of Séez

Also known as

Landri, Landry

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Bishop of Séez, Normandy, France c.450. Martyr.

Died

sealed in a barrel full of iron spikes and rolled up and down hill until dead in 480 in Normandy, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-landericus-of-seez/


Blessed Arnold of Clairvaux

Also known as

Arnoldus

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Cistercian lay brother. Spiritual student of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.

Born

12th century Belgium

Died

12th century of natural causes

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


Saint Faustus of Rome and Milan

Also known as

Fausto

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Martyr.

Died

• Rome, Italy, date unknown
• relics transferred to the church of San Antonio in Milan, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-faustus-of-rome-and-milan/


Saint Tenenan of Léon

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Seventh century hermit in Brittany (in modern France). Bishop of Léon, France.

Born

probably in Wales

Died

relics enshrined in Plabennec, Brittany, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-tenenan-of-leon/


Saint Elvira of Ohren

Also known as

Elbirah, Elveza, Erlvira, Erlwira

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Nun. Abbess of a convent of Ohren in Trier, Germany.

Died

12th century Trier, Germany of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-elvira-of-ohren/


Saint Gobbán Beg

Also known as

Gobbán the Small

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Mentioned on old calendars in Ireland. The word "Beg" means "small", so he was probably a small man, but no details about him have survived.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gobban-beg/


Saint Gondolf of Saintes

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Layman servant of Saint Grimoald of Saintes. Martyred by pagan Frisian invaders.

Died

c.700 outside a chapel in Saintes (in modern Halle), Belgium

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gondolf-of-saintes/


Saint Grimoald of Saintes

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Deacon in Saintes, Belgium. Martyred by pagan Frisian invaders.

Died

c.700 outside a chapel in Saintes (in modern Halle), Belgium

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-grimoald-of-saintes/


Saint Eugenius of Noli

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Evangelizing bishop along the coastline from Provençe, France to Livorno, Italy.

Died

Noli, duchy of Genoa (in modern Liguria, Italy)

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


Saint Faustus

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Martyred in the persecutions of Decius.

Died

crucified and then shot with arrows in 250; he hung there for five days before he died

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-faustus-16-july/


Saint Benedict the Hermit

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Camaldolese hermit in Moravia and Hungary. Martyr.

Born

Poland

Died

1020

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-benedict-the-hermit/


Saint Generosus of Poitou

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Monk. Abbot of Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, Poitou, France.

Died

c.682 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-generosus-of-poitou/


Saint Andrew the Hermit

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Camaldolese hermit in Moravia and Hungary. Martyr.

Born

Poland

Died

1020

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-andrew-the-hermit/


Saint Domnio of Bergamo

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Uncle of Saint Eusebia. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

beheaded c.295 in Bergamo, Italy

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


Saint Vitaliano of Osimo

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Eighth century bishop of Osimo, Ancona, Italy for 33 years.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-vitaliano-of-osimo/


Blessed Madeleine-Françoise de Justamond

Also known as

Sister Madeleine of the Blessed Sacrament

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

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Cistercian nun, entering the novitiate in Avignon, France in 1772, and making her profession on 24 October 1773. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

26 July 1754 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 16 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-madeleine-francoise-de-justamond/


Blessed Dorothée-Madeleine-Julie de Justamond

Also known as

Sister of the Heart of Mary

Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

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Ursuline nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

27 May 1743 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 16 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-dorothee-madeleine-julie-de-justamond/


Blessed Marguerite-Rose de Gordon

Also known as

Aimée of Jesus

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

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Sacramentine nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

29 September 1733 in Mondragon, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 16 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marguerite-rose-de-gordon/


Blessed Marguerite-Thérèse Charensol

Also known as

Sister Marie of Jesus of the Conception of the Blessed Sacrament

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

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Sacramentine nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

28 February 1758 in Richerenches, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 16 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marguerite-therese-charensol/


Blessed Marie-Anne Béguin-Royal

Also known as

Sister Saint Joachim

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

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Sacramentine nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

1736 in Bouvante, Drôme, France

Died

guillotined on 16 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marie-anne-beguin-royal/


Blessed Marie-Anne Doux

Also known as

Sister Saint Michael

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

Profile

Ursuline nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

8 April 1739 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 16 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marie-anne-doux/


Blessed Marie-Rose Laye

Also known as

Sister Saint Andrew

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

Profile

Ursuline nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

26 September 1728 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 16 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marie-rose-laye/


Martyrs of Antioch

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Five Christians who were martyred together. No details about them have survived by the names – Dionysius, Eustasius, Maximus, Theodosius and Theodulus.

Died

Antioch, Syria, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-antioch-16-july/


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• Blessed Virgin of the Graces
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• Egidius Biervliet
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• Justinian
• Monulphus of Tongeren-Maastricht


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