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Saint Bernadine Realino

Also known as

• Apostle of Lecce
• Bernardino Realini

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Born to the Italian nobility. Studied law and medicine at Bologna, Italy, receiving a law degree in 1556. Mayor of Felizzano, Italy. Judge. Chief tax collector in Alessandria, Italy. Mayor of Cassine, Italy. Mayor of Castelleone, Italy. Superintendent of the fiefs of the marquis of Naples, Italy.

Following a retreat, he became a Jesuit in 1564, and was ordained in 1567. Novice master in Naples, and then was sent to found a college in Lecce, a small city in the south of Italy. He quickly became the most loved man in Lecce due to his concern and charity. He made himself appear the receiver rather than the giver, and the poor and galley slaves were his special concern. One of the more interesting miracles attributed to him concerned his small pitcher of wine which was never empty until everyone present had had enough.

On Bernadine's death bed, the city's magistrates formally requested that in the after-life he take the city under his patronage. Unable to speak, he nodded, and died soon after, whispering the names of Jesus and Mary.

Born

1 December 1530 in Carpi, Modena, Italy

Died

2 July 1616 in Lecce, Italy of natural causes

Canonized

22 June 1947 by Pope Pius XII

Patronage

Lecce, Italy (proclaimed on 15 December 1947 by Pope Pius XII)

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http://catholicsaints.info/saint-bernadine-realino/


Blessed Peter of Luxembourg

Also known as

Peter of Metz

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Son of Guy of Luxembourg, count of Ligny, Belgium. Orphaned at age four. Raised in Paris, France. Canon at Notre Dame, Chartres, and Cambrai. Arch-deacon of Dreux, France. Held for a while in his early teens by the English as hostage for the return of his brother. Bishop of Metz, France in 1384 at age fourteen. Created cardinal of San Georgio, Velabro in 1386 at age sixteen by decree of anti-pope Clement VII, he used armed troops to take possession of his see, fighting against the forces of Pope Urban VI.

A noted reformer of his diocese, known for his personal austerity and penance, his prayer life, and genuine piety. He was driven from Metz and joined Clement in Avignon where he died, still in his teens. Thrown into the politics of the state and of the Church during a period of schism; Peter was wholly unequipped for it, being a child, and a simple one at that. He chose the wrong side in the dispute over the papacy, but was immediately recognized for his personal holiness.

Born

1369 in Lorraine, France

Died

1387 at the Carthusian monastery, Villeneuve, France of a fever

Beatified

1527 by Pope Clement VII

Patronage

Avignon, France

Representation

• presenting a donor to the Virgin
• before the crucifix
• young cardinal with a shield bearing a rampant lion nearby

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-peter-of-luxembourg/


Saint Swithun

Also known as

Swithin, Svithin

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Raised in an abbey. Priest. Chaplain to Egbert, King of the West Saxons. Tutor to prince Ethelwolf. Bishop of Winchester, England. Miracles associated with his relics. His shrine was destroyed during the Reformation. Almost 60 ancient British churches were named for him.

His patronage of the weather arose when monks tried to translate his body from an outdoor grave to a golden shrine in the Cathedral in 871. Swithun apparently did not approve as it started raining for 40 days. The weather on the festival of his translation indicates, according to an old rhyme, the weather for the next forty days:

Saint Swithun's day, if thou dost rain,
For forty days it will remain;
Saint Swithun's day, if thou be fair,
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.

Born

c.800 at Wessex, England

Died

• 2 July 862 of natural causes
• relics transferred to Canterbury, England in 1006 by Saint Alphege of Winchester

Patronage

• against drought
• Stavenger, England
• Winchester, England

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


Saint Lidanus of Sezze

Also known as

Lidan, Lidano

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Benedictine monk. Abbot. Drained the Pontine marshes in Italy. Founded an abbey in Sezze in the Papal States (part of modern Italy).

Born

1026

Died

• 1118 at Monte Cassino, Italy of natural causes
• buried at the church at the monastery of Sezze, Italy
• church destroyed in the early 13th century and relics transferred to the cathedral of Seeze
• the largest bell in the cathedral was dedicated to him in 1312
• the city of Seeze began donating silver chalices to the cathedral in his honour in 1473
• relics re-enshrined in 1606
• relics re-enshrined in a new altar in 1672

Canonized

• c.1500 by Pope Leo X (cultus confirmation) • 9 April 1791 by Pope Pius VI (cultus confirmation)

Patronage

Sezze, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lidanus-of-sezze/


Saint Monegundis

Also known as

Monégonde, Monegondes, Monegundes

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She married young, and was the mother of two daughters, both of whom died in childhood, sending Monegundis into a deep depression. She eventually overcame her grief by filling the empty space in her life with God. With her husband's agreement, Monegundis became an anchoress, and built a private room where she could devote her life to solitude and prayer.

After several years of this life, Monegundis moved to Tours, France, and built a hermitage near the tomb of Saint Martin of Tours. She soon gained a reputation for holiness, other women joined her in solitude and prayer, and they built a convent dedicated to Saint Pierre le Puellier.

Born

6th century at Chartres, France

Died

• c.570 at Tours, France of natural causes
• miracles reported at her tomb

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


Blessed Pietro Becchetti da Fabriano

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Brother of Blessed Giovanni da Fabriano Becchetti; related to Saint Thomas Beckett. Augustinian priest known for his education, wisdom, personal piety, deep prayer life and preaching. Studied in Padua, Italy in 1385. Taught at the Augustinian school in Rimini, Italy. Professor of Sacred Theology in Venice, Italy. Pilgrim to Jerusalem. Built a chapel similar to the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at the Augustinian church in Fabriano, Italy.

Born

14th century in Fabriano, Italy

Died

• in Fabriano, Italy
• relics enshrined in the church of Sant’Agostino

Beatified

1835 by Pope Gregory XVI (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pietro-becchetti-da-fabriano/


Blessed Giovanni da Fabriano Becchetti

Also known as

John Becchetti

Additional Memorial

2 June (Augustinians)

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Brother of Blessed Thomas Becchetti; related to Saint Thomas Beckett. Augustinian hermit. Taught in Rimini, Italy in 1385. Taught at Oxford, England, and at the same time received a degree in theology from there.

Born

14th century Fabriano, Italy

Died

15th century Fabriano, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

1835 by Pope Gregory XVI (cultus confirmed)

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


Saint Martinian of Rome

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Prison guard at the Mamertine prison in Rome, Italy. Worked with Saint Processus. Guarded Saint Peter the Apostle and Saint Paul the Apostle when they were imprisoned in Rome. Converted to Christianity and baptized by them. Tortured and executed in the persecutions of Nero. Martyr.

Died

• beheaded on the Aurelian road outside Rome, Italy
• relics in Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome

Canonized

publicly venerated from the 4th century

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


Blessed Benedict Metzler

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Educated by Premonstratensians at the Mönchsrot monastery in Memmingen, Germany. Premonstratensian monk. Canon of the Bad Schussenried monastery in Biberach, Germany, making his solemn vows on 17 April 1717. Studied theology in Dillingen, Germany. Ordained on 6 January 1721. Professor of theology and philosophy while serving as prior of his house and novice master. Parish priest in Eggmansried, Germany from 1749 to 1755. Noted writer on spiritual matters.

Born

28 July 1687 in Bildstein, Austria

Died

2 July 1773 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-benedict-metzler/


Saint Processus of Rome

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Prison guard at the Mamertine prison in Rome, Italy. Worked with Saint Martinian. Guarded Saint Peter the Apostle and Saint Paul the Apostle when they were imprisoned in Rome. Converted to Christianity and was baptized by them. Tortured and executed in the persecutions of Nero. Martyr.

Died

• beheaded on the Aurelian road outside Rome, Italy
• relics in Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome

Canonized

publicly venerated from the 4th century

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


Blessed Jarich of Mariegaarde

Also known as

Jarichus, Jaricus

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Premonstratensian monk. Canon of the Mariegaarde monastery in Hallum, Friesland (in the modern Netherlands). Priest. A pious and well-educated man, he was known as a poet, a writer of biblical commentary, and a popular preacher. Parish priest in Grijn where he had a special ministry of teaching children. Chosen abbot of Mariegaarde monastery on 14 September 1238.

Born

latter 12th century Friesland (in the modern Netherlands)

Died

22 June 1242 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jarich-of-mariegaarde/


Saint Oudoceus

Also known as

Eddogwy, Oudaceus, Oudecus, Oudoc, Oudocée

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Son of a local leader in Brittany in France, he was dedicated to God at birth by his parents. Nephew and student of Saint Theliau. Grew up in Wales. Monk. Abbot of Llandeilo Fawr, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Third bishop of Llandaff, Wales c.580. Mauric, king of Glamorgan, assisted him in his ministry, but Oudoceus excommunicated him for assassinating a prince named Cynedu.

Born

in Brittany, France

Died

615 of natural causes

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


Saint Jacques Fermin

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Joined the Jesuits in 1646. Priest. Missionary in Canada, working with the Onodaga, Cayuhoga and Mohawk. Established a mission on Isle La Motte in present day Vermont. Believed to have brought as many as 10,000 locals to Christianity.

Born

12 March 1628 at Rheims, France

Died

2 July 1691 in Quebec, Canada

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jacques-fermin/


Saint Jéroche

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Seventh-century parish priest in a small village in the Brie region of France.

Died

• relics enshrined at the abbey in Rebais Seine-et-Marne, France
• relics transferred to Dagny, France

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


Martyred Soldiers of Rome

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Three soldiers who were converted at the martyrdom of Saint Paul the Apostle. Then they were martyred, as well. We known nothing else about them but their names - Acestes, Longinus and Megistus.

Died

martyred c.68 in Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/martyred-soldiers-of-rome/


Martyrs in Carthage by Hunneric

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A group of seven Christians tortured and murdered in the persecutions of the Arian Vandal king Hunneric for remaining loyal to the teachings of orthodox Christianity. They were some of the many who died for the faith during a period of active Arian heresy. - Boniface, Liberatus, Maximus, Rogatus, Rusticus, Septimus and Servus.

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-in-carthage-by-hunneric/


Martyrs of Campania

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A group of ten Christians marytred together in the persecutions of Diocletian. The only details about them to have survived are their names - Ariston, Crescention, Eutychian, Felicissimus, Felix, Justus, Marcia, Symphorosa, Urban and Vitalis.

Died

284 in Campania, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-campania-2-july/


Martyrs of Seoul

Additional Memorial

20 September as part of the Martyrs of Korea

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A group of eight Christians who were martyred together as part of the lengthy persecutions in Korea.

Agatha Han Sin-ae
Antonius Yi Hyeon
Bibiana Mun Yeong-in
Columba Gang Wan-suk
Ignatius Choe In-cheol
Iuliana Gim Yeon-i
Matthaeus Gim Hyeon-u
Susanna Gang Gyeong-bok

Died

2 July 1801 at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Beatified

15 August 2014 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-seoul-2-july/


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Our Lady of the Garden
• Our Lady of Madhu
• Our Lady of Montallegro
• Our Lady of the Grove
• Our Lady of the Lesniów Spring
• Our Lady of the Visitation
• Our Lady of the Way of Leon
• Our Lady of Vaussivieres
• Diego Velasquez
• Eugenie Joubert
• Ternoc of Cluain-Mór


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