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Optional Memorial of Saint John Eudes, Priest

Saint John Eudes

Also known as

Jean Eudes

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Farmer's son who attended the Jesuit college at Caen, France at age 14. Joined the Congregation of the Oratory of France. Studied at Paris and Aubervilliers in France. Priest. Ministered to plague victims. Missionary and preacher, working well over 100 missions. Worked against Jansenism. Established seminaries. Founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary Eudists on 25 March 1643 to promote virtuous secular parochial clergy not bound by vows, but dedicated to improving the clergy through seminaries and missions; due to opposition by Oratorians and Jansenists, he never obtained papal approval. Founded the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity who worked for the welfare of penitent women. Author of the liturgical devotion of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Born

14 November 1601 at Ri, Normandy, France

Died

19 August 1680 at Caen, Normandy, France

Canonized

31 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

Patronage

diocese of Baie-Comeau, Québec

Representation

priest with or presenting the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Video

YouTube PlayList

Works

• Devotion to the Adorable Heart of Jesus
• Admirable Heart of the Most Holy Mother of God

Readings

Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make his spirit, his devotion, his affections, his desires, and his disposition live and reign there. All our religious exercises should be directed to this end. It is the work which God has given us to do unceasingly. - Saint John Eudes

Let us therefore give ourselves to God with a great desire to begin to live thus, and beg Him to destroy in us the life of the world of sin, and to establish His life within us. - Saint John Eudes

Father of mercies and God of all consolation, You gave us the loving Heart of your own beloved Son, because of the boundless love by which You have loved us, which no tongue can describe. May we render You a love that is perfect with hearts made one with His. Grant, we pray, that our hearts may be brought to perfect unity: each heart with the other and all hearts with the Heart of Jesus....and may the rightful yearnings of our hearts find fulfillment through Him: Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. - Collect from Saint John Eudes' Mass, Gaudeamus, 1668

The Christian life is a continuation and completion of the life of Christ in us. We should be so many Christs here on earth, continuing His life and His works, laboring and suffering in a holy and divine manner in the spirit of Jesus. - Saint John Eudes

The air that we breathe, the bread that we eat, the heart which throbs in our bosoms, are not more necessary for man that he may live as a human being, than is prayer for the Christian that he may live as a Christian. - Saint John Eudes

A Christian has a union with Jesus Christ more noble, more intimate and more perfect than the members of a human body have with their head. - Saint John Eudes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-eudes/


Saint Sebaldus

Also known as

Sebald, Sinibaldo, Siward

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Son of a Danish chieftain who had settled in England. Missionary in the Reichswald area of Germany, working with Saint Willibald of Eichstatt, Saint Winibald and Saint Boniface. Popular preacher who converted many, he later retired near Nuremburg, Germany where he would alternate life as a prayerful hermit and then a zealous evangelist.

A number of miracle stories are told about him

• he converted stones to bread and water to wine to feed his fellow missionaries

• he burned icicles as firewood in the dead of winter to keep the poor from freezing

• when he was being heckled by a profane blasphemer, Sebaldus prayed, and the earth opened up to swallow the pagan; as he fell into the earth, the heckler asked for forgiveness; the earth spat him back out

• when a poor peasant was blind by his lord, Sebaldus restored the man's missing eyes by praying over him

Born

probably in England

Died

c.770

Patronage

• against cold weather
• Bavaria, Germany
• Nuremberg, Germany

Representation

• carrying pilgrim's staff and a church
• church with two towers in his hand; it represents the faith he helped establish in Nuremburg, Germany
• pilgrim with wallet and shell
• pilgrim with a shell in his hat, a rosary and a staff

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


Saint Magnus of Anagni

Also known as

• Magno di Anagni
• Magnus of Fabrateria Vetus
• Magnus of Trani

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Son of Apollonius, a poor farmer. As a young man he worked as a shepherd to support his family and neighbors who were poorer than himself. Convert, baptized with his father by Bishop Redemptus of Trani, Italy. Magnus succeeded him as bishop of Trani, chosen by popular acclaim of the local laity and clergy. Evangelized in Fondi, Aquino, and Anagni. During the persecutions of Tarquinius, Magnus fled to Rome, Italy, but tried to secretly return to Trani. Found in a cave near Fondi by imperial soldiers. Martyr.

Born

2nd century at Trani, Italy

Died

• beheaded near Fabrateria Vetus, Latium (modern Ceccano, Italy)
• buried in Fondi, Italy
• relics translated from Fondi to Veroli, Italy
• relics translated to the cathedral in Anagni, Italy after a wealthy but superstitious Muslim had some horses die when near them in Veroli

Patronage

• Anagni-Alatri, Italy, diocese of
• Anagni, Italy
• Colle San Magno, Italy

Representation

bishop with a palm of martyrdom

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-magnus-of-anagni/


Saint Louis of Toulouse

Also known as

• Louis of Anjou
• Ludwig of...

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Born to the nobility, the son of Charles II of Anjou, king of Naples. Great-nephew of Saint Louis IX, and of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Grew up in Provence (in modern France). Spent seven years as a hostage for his father at Barcelona and Tarragona in Spain. Ordained at age 23. Friar Minor. Reluctant bishop of Toulouse, France for the last six months of his life.

Born

February 1274 at Nocera, Italy

Died

• 19 August 1297 at Brignolles, Italy of natural causes
• some relics in Valencia, Spain

Canonized

7 April 1317 by Pope John XXII

Patronage

• Valencia, Spain
• Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, California

Representation

• boy bishop
• young bishop with a crown by his feet
• young man in pontifical garments and holding a book and a crosier

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-louis-of-toulouse/


Saint Ezekiel Moreno y Díaz

Also known as

Ezequiel Moreno y Díaz

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Raised in a pious family in a pious town. Joined the Augustinian Recollects on 21 September 1864 at Montegudo, Navarra, Spain. Prior of his monastery. Ordained at Manila, Philippines on 3 June 1871, and became a well-known missionary. Vicar apostolic of Casanare and bishop of Pinara, Colombia on 23 October 1893. Bishop of Pasto, Columbia on 2 December 1893. Noted for his generous charity to the faithful of his diocese.

Born

9 April 1848 at Alfaro, Tarazona, Spain

Died

• 19 August 1906 at Montegudo, Navarra, Spain of cancer of the palatte
• the miracles related to his beatification and canonization involve cures of cancer patients

Canonized

11 October 1992 by Pope John Paul II at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Patronage

against cancer

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ezekiel-moreno-y-diaz/


Sarah the Matriarch

Also known as

Sari, Sarai, Sara

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Jewish Old Testament Matriarch. Wife of the Patriarch Abraham. A convert from paganism, she was the first female convert to the faith of Abraham. Nomad in the desert of Canaan. When she was aged 90, she heard angels say she would finally become a mother. She laughed at the idea, and when her son was born, she named him Isaac from the word for laughter.

Died

of natural causes at age 127

Storefront

medals and pendants

http://catholicsaints.info/sarah-the-matriarch/


Saint Magino of Tarragona

Also known as

Magi, Magin, Maginus

Profile

Born to the Gallic nobility of Burgundy (in modern France), he was orphaned at an early age. Hermit on Mount Brufagaña for 30 years. Had the gift of healing by prayer, which he did for the governor of Tarragona, Spain. Imprisoned, tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

beheaded with a sickle in c.304 in Tarragona, Spain

Patronage

Tarragona, Spain

Representation

using his staff to cause springs to erupt from the ground

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-magino-of-tarragona/


Blessed Hugh Green

Also known as

Ferdinand Brooke

Additional Memorial

29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai

Profile

Educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, England. Convert to Catholicism. Studied for the priesthood, and ordained at Douai, France in 1612. Worked with covert Catholics at Dorset, England during a period of persecution. One of the Martyrs of England and Wales.

Born

London, England

Died

hanged on 19 August 1642 at Dorchester, Dorset, England

Beatified

15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-hugh-green/


Blessed Guerricus

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Studied at Tournai, Belgium. Headmaster of the cathedral school at Tournai. Visited Clairvaux Abbey to see Saint Bernard and ended by staying there. Sent by Saint Bernard to be the first abbot at Igny, France in 1138. Prolific writer, some of whose works on ascetism were sometimes mistakenly attributed to Saint Bernard.

Born

c.1080 at Tournai, Belgium

Died

c.1155 at Igny, France of natural causes

Beatified

1889 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

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


Saint Andrew the Tribune

Also known as

Andrew Stratelates

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Soldier. Tribune in the Greek army. Convert to Christianity, along with a number of his men, following a miraculous victory over the Persians. Martyred by Seleucus as a group for their new faith.

Died

• 300 at Mount Tarsus, Cilicia (in modern Turkey)
• relics of Andrew and some unnamed fellow soldier-martyrs are venerated in the church of Saint Vincent, Brioude, France

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


Saint Magnus of Cuneo

Also known as

• Magnus of the Theban Legion
• Magnus of Fabreteria Vetere
• Magno of...

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One of the soldiers in the Theban Legion who survived their massacre. He fled to the mountains of the Piedmont region, and became an evangelist. When his reputation for holiness spread, the same persecutors who had killed his brothers in the Legion tracked him down. Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-magnus-of-cuneo/


Saint Donatus of Mount Jura

Also known as

• Donatus of Sisteron
• Donato of....

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Deacon. Priest. Following a pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint Martin of Tours, he retired from world to live as a hermit on Mount Jura near Sisteron, Provence (in modern France). Reported to have the gift of healing by prayer.

Born

Orleans, France

Died

c.535

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-donatus-of-mount-jura/


Saint Timothy of Gaza

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Bishop of Gaza, Palestine. Scourged, tortured and martyred by order of Urban, governor of Palestine, during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

burned alive in 304

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-timothy-of-gaza/


Saint Julius of Rome

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Imperial Roman senator. Martyred in the persecutions of Commodus.

Died

• scourged and beaten to death c.190 in Rome, Italy
• buried in the Calepodius cemetery, Aurelian Road outside Rome

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


Saint Magnus of Avignon

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Married. Father of Saint Agricola of Avignon. Governor of Avignon, France. Widower. Monk at Lérins Abbey. Bishop of Lérins, France.

Born

Avignon, France

Died

660

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-magnus-of-avignon/


Saint Guenninus

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7th century bishop of Vannes, Brittany (in modern France).

Died

relics at the cathedral of Vannes, Brittany (in modern France)

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


Saint Calminius

Also known as

Calmilius

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Hermit. Founded the monasteries of Villars and Mauzac near Riom, France.

Died

c.690

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


Saint Elaphius of Châlons

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Bishop of Châlons-sur-Marne, France. Envoy to Spain.

Died

580 of natural causes in Spain while on a pilgrimage to the relics of Saint Eulalia of Merida

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-elaphius-of-chalons/


Saint Thecla of Caesarea

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Martyred by order of Urban, governor of Palestine, during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

torn apart by wild beasts in 304 at the amphitheater at Caesarea

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-thecla-of-caesarea/


Saint Marianus of Entreaigues

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Hermit in the forest of Entreaigues in Berry, France. Saint Gregory of Tours wrote a biography of him.

Died

c.515

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marianus-of-entreaigues/


Saint Mochta

Also known as

Mochteus

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Spiritual student of Saint Patrick. Monk. Founded the monastery of Louth, Ireland. Bishop of Louth.

Died

c.535

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


Saint Badulf of Ainay

Also known as

Badour, Badolf

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Monk. Abbot of Ainay Abbey near Lyons, France.

Died

c.850

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-badulf-of-ainay/


Saint Marinus of Besalu

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Bishop at the monastery of Saint Peter in Besalu, Catalonia, Spain.

Died

c.800

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marinus-of-besalu/


Saint Bertulf of Luxeuil

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Monk at Luxeuil Abbey. Abbot of a house in Bobbio, Italy.

Died

640

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-bertulf-of-luxeuil/


Saint Namadia of Marsat

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Married to Saint Calminius. Widow. Nun at Marsat, France.

Died

c.700

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-namadia-of-marsat/


Saint Rufinus of Mantua

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Long venerated in Mantua, Italy, but all details have been lost.

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


Saint Credan of Evesham

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Abbot at Evesham Abbey.

Died

c.780

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-credan-of-evesham/


Martyrs of Nagasaki

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A group of missionaries and their laymen supporters who were executed for spreading Christianity in Japan.

Antonius Yamada
Bartholomaeus Mohyoe
Iacobus Matsuo Denji
Ioachim Díaz Hirayama
Ioannes Miyazaki Soemon
Ioannes Nagata Matashichi
Ioannes Yago
Laurentius Ikegami Rokusuke
Leo Sukeemon
Ludovic Frarijn
Marcus Takenoshita Shin'emon
Michaël Díaz Hori
Paulus Sankichi
Pedro de Zúñiga
Thomas Koyanagi

Died

beheaded on 19 August 1622 at Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Pius IX

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-nagasaki-19-august/


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:

Blessed Agueda Hernández Amorós
Blessed Agustí Busquets Creixell
Blessed Andrés Pradas Lahoz
Blessed Antolín Martínez y Martínez
Blessed Antoni Pedró Minguella
Blessed Càndid Feliu Soler
Blessed Cipriano González Millán
Blessed Damián Gómez Jiménez
Blessed Elvira Torrentallé Paraire
Blessed Félix González Bustos
Blessed Francisca de Amézua Ibaibarriaga
Blessed Francisco de Paula Ibáñez y Ibáñez
Blessed Ignasi Guilà Ximenes
Blessed Isidro Muñoz Antolín
Blessed Joan Roca Bosch
Blessed José Erausquin Aramburu
Blessed Josep Maria Fontseré Masdeú
Blessed Justo Arévalo Mora
Blessed Maria Calaf Miracle
Blessed María de Las Nieves Crespo LópezBlessed María Desamparados Giner Sixta
Blessed María Dolores Vidal Cervera
Blessed Pascual Escuin Ferrer
Blessed Pedro Buitrago Morales
Blessed Remigio ángel Olalla AldeaBlessed Rosa Pedret Rull
Blessed Teresa Chambó Palet<
Blessed Tomàs Sitjar Fortiá
Blessed Urbano Corral González
Blessed Valeriano Ruiz Peral


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Angelo Acquapagana
• Bartholomew Simeri
• Italo
• Leo II of Cava
• Michael Soriano


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