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Saint Luke the Evangelist

Additional Memorials

• 9 May (translation of relics)
• 20 June (translation of relics)

Profile

Born to pagan Greek parents, and possibly a slave. One of the earliest converts to Christianity. Physician, studying in Antioch and Tarsus. Probably travelled as a ship's doctor; many charitable societies of physicians are named for him. Legend has that he was also a painter who may have done portraits of Jesus and Mary, but none have ever been correctly or definitively attributed to him; this story, and the inspiration his Gospel has always given artists, led to his patronage of them. He met Saint Paul the Apostle at Troas, and evangelized Greece and Rome with him, being there for the shipwreck and other perils of the voyage to Rome, and stayed in Rome for Paul's two years of in prison. Wrote the Gospel According to Luke, much of which was based on the teachings and writings of Paul, interviews with early Christians, and his own experiences. Wrote a history of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles.

Born

at Antioch

Died

• c.74 in Greece
• some stories say he was martyred, others that he died of natural causes
• relics at Padua, Italy

Patronage

artists, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, doctors, glass makers, glassworkers, glaziers, gold workers, goldsmiths, lacemakers, lace workers, notaries, painters, physicians, sculptors, stained glass workers, surgeons, unmarried men, Worshipful Company of Painters, 2 cities

Representation

• physician
• bishop
• book
• brush (refers to the tradition that he was a painter)
• man accompanied by a winged ox
• man painting an icon of Blessed Virgin Mary
• ox
• palette (refers to the tradition that he was a painters)
• winged calf
• winged ox

Storefront

medals, crosses, statues, holy cards

Video

YouTube PlayList

Writings

• Canonical Gospel According to Luke
• Canonical Acts of the Apostles

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-luke-the-evangelist/


Saint Isaac Jogues

Additional Memorials

• 19 October as one of the Martyrs of North America
• 16 March (Jesuits)

Profile

Joined the Jesuits at Rouen, France in 1624. Priest. Taught literature. Missionary to New France (Canada) in 1636, starting in Quebec and working among the Hurons and Petuns in the area of the Great Lakes. This was a rough assignment - not only were the living conditions hard, but the locals blamed the "Blackrobes" for any disease, ill luck, or other problems that occurred where they were. Captured on 3 August 1642 by the Mohawks, enslaved, tortured and mutilated for thirteen months, he taught the Faith to any who would listen. With the help of local Dutch settlers he finally escaped and was sent back to France to recover. In 1644 he returned to Canada to continue his work with the natives and negotiate peace with the Iroquois. Martyred with fellow Jesuit priest Saint John de Brebeuf and several lay missionaries when the natives blamed Christian sorcery for an epidemic and crop failure.

Born

10 January 1607 at Orleans, France

Died

• tomahawked in the head by an Iroquois chief on 18 October 1646 at Ossernenon in what would become upstate New York, USA
• his head was displayed on a pole and his body thrown in to the Mohawk River

Beatified

21 June 1925 by Pope Pius XI

Canonized

29 June 1930 by Pope Pius XI

Patronage

• Americas
• Canada

Storefront

medals and pendants

Readings

My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings. - Saint Isaac Jogues

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-isaac-jogues/


Blessed Burchard I of Halberstadt

Also known as

Burchard of Nabburg

Profile

Son of Henry of Schweinfurt, Margrave of Nordgau in Bavaria, Germany, and Gerberga von Henneberg, a daughter of Count Otto II. Studied at the convent school of Saint Emmeram in Regensburg, Germany. Secular politician. Chancellor to emperor Conrad II in 1032. Even working in the imperial court he was noted for his personal piety and his good example of a Christian in the world. Bishop of Halberstadt, Germany in 1036. Improved housing for clerics, built chapels, churches and monasteries. Accompanied Conrad II on his Italian campaign in 1038 to 1039. Worked with and supported emperor Henry III. Worked to defuse political tensions within the Church hierarchy.

Born

18 October 1000 in Nabburg, Germany

Died

• 18 October 1059 in Halberstadt, Germany
• buried in the cathedral of Halberstadt
• re-interred at the church at the Burchardi monastery in 1060 following a fire at the cathedral
• relics moved to the Franciscan church of Saint Andrew when the monastery was abolished in 1810
• some relics moved to the parish church of Nabburg, Germany in 1984

Beatified

1253 by Pope Innocent IV

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-burchard-i-of-halberstadt/


Saint Justus of Beauvais

Also known as

• Justus of Louvre
• Justus of Parisis
• Justin of...

Profile

During a trip with his father to Amiens, France to ransom or rescue an imprisoned relative during the persecutions of Diocletian, the nine-year-old Justus was denounced to pagan authorities as a Christian magician. Questioned about his faith at Beauvais, France, the boy confessed that he was a Christian; he was immediately executed. Legend says that the body then picked up the severed head and stood upright before the terrified soldiers; later retellings depict the headless boy preaching and converting the pagans.

Born

278 at Auxerre, France

Died

• beheaded in 285 at Beauvais, France
• majority of relics in the cathedral in Paris, but others in Zutphen, Netherlands and smaller locations in France, Belgium and England

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-justus-of-beauvais/


Blessed Theobald of Narbonne

Profile

Mercedarian friar. Worked with Saint Ferdinand of Portalegre. In 1253 the two sailed from Barcelona, Spain to Tunis in North Africa to ransom Christians imprisoned and enslaved for their faith by Muslims. By 16 October 1253 they had free 129 but were double-crossed by some of the slave traders and turned over to Muslim royal authorities. Ferdinand was eventually released and ordered to leave the country with his ransomed slaves, but Theobald was tortured and executed. Martyr.

Born

French

Died

thrown into a fire, and when he did not die quickly enough, he was stoned to death in 1253 in modern Tunisia

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-theobald-of-narbonne/


Saint Acutius of Pozzuoli

Also known as

Acuzio

Profile

Christian layman imprisoned and martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian for objecting to the deaths of other martyrs.

Died

beheaded on 19 September 305 near the Solfatara volcano, Pozzuoli, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-acutius-of-pozzuoli/


Blessed Alfredo Almunia López-Teruel

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Priest in the diocese of Almeria Spain. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

21 May 1859 in Mojácar, Almeria Spain

Died

18 October 1936 in La Ballabona, Antas, Almeria Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-alfredo-almunia-lopez-teruel/


Saint Asclepiades of Antioch

Profile

Bishop of Antioch in 211. Sometimes listed as a martyr due to the trials he underwent as bishop.

Died

217 of natural causes

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


Saint Brothen

Profile

Sixth century. No information has survived.

Patronage

Llanbrothen, Wales

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


Saint Cadwaladr of Brittany

Profile

Spiritual student of Saint Cadoc of Llancarvan. Helped found the monastery on the island of Morbihan (modern Ile de Saint-Cado) in Armorica, Brittany, France and served as its abbot.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cadwaladr-of-brittany/


Blessed Domenico of Perpignano

Profile

Mercedarian friar the Holy Savior convent on Mallorca, Spain. Freed 153 Christians enslaved and imprisoned by Muslims for their faith in Tunisia.

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-domenico-of-perpignano/


Saint Eutychius of Pozzuoli

Also known as

Eutyches, Eutichio, Eutiche

Profile

Christian layman imprisoned and martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian for objecting to the deaths of other martyrs.

Died

beheaded on 19 September 305 near the Solfatara volcano, Pozzuoli, Italy

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


Saint Gwen

Profile

Sister of Saint Nonna. Aunt of Saint David of Wales. Mother of Saint Cyby and Saint Cadfan. Widow.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gwen-18-october/


Saint Gwen of Tagarth

Also known as

Blanche, Candida, Genuissa, Wenn, Wenna

Profile

Daughter of Saint Brychan of Brycheiniog. Married lay woman. Widow. Evangelized northern Wales. Martyr.

Born

463

Died

c.492 by pagan Saxons at Talgarth, Wales

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gwen-of-tagarth/


Saint Gwendoline

Also known as

Gwedolen, Gwynnin

Profile

No information has survived.

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


Saint Julian the Hermit

Profile

Fourth-century hermit with a cell near Edessa, Mesopotamia. Hermit on Mount Sinai.

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


Blessed Margherita Tornielli

Profile

Poor Clare nun.

Born

Novara, Italy

Died

1491 in Novara, Italy of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-margherita-tornielli/


Saint Monon of Nassogne

Also known as

Mono, Muno, Monone

Profile

Hermit in the Ardennes region of France. Murdered by a pack of local thugs who were offended by his personal holiness.

Born

Scotland

Died

stoned to death c.645 in Nassogne, Belgium

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-monon-of-nassogne/


Saint Proculus of Pozzuoli

Also known as

Procolo

Additional Memorials

• 16 November (in Pozzuoli, Italy)
• 21 April (Eastern Orthodox)
• 19 September (Eastern Orthodox)

Profile

Deacon of the church of Pozzuoli, Italy. Imprisoned and martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian for objecting to the deaths of other martyrs.

Died

beheaded on 19 September 305 near the Solfatara volcano, Pozzuoli, Italy

Patronage

Pozzuoli, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-proculus-of-pozzuoli/


Saint Tryphonia of Rome

Also known as

Tryfonia

Profile

Mother of Saint Cyrilla of Rome. Third-century widow and martyr.

Died

• Rome, Italy
• relics enshrined by Pope Paul I

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-tryphonia-of-rome/


Martyrs of Africa

Profile

A group of Christians martryed together in Africa. The only details that have survived are the names - Beresus, Dasius, Faustinus, Leucius, Lucius, Martialis, Victoricus, Victrix and Viktor.

Died

c.300 in Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-africa-18-october/


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Amabile of Rium
• Francis of Boullonay
• Illogan of Cornwall
• Lupus of Soissons
• Raso Goetghebue
• Servatius of Lairvelz


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