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Blessed Solomon le Clerq

Also known as

• Guillaume-Nicolas-Louis Leclerq
• Nicholas Leclerq
• Salomon Leclerq
• Solomon Leclerq

Profile

Son of a wealthy French wine merchant. Though his father wanted him to pursue the family business, Nicholas early discerned a call to religious life. On 25 March 1767, he entered the novitiate of the Brothers of Christian Schools, and took the name Solomon. A good student, recognized for his piety and deep prayer life. Spent several years teaching at various schools throughout France, and witnessed much of the political turmoil tearing his country apart. Director of novices for his community, and frequent correspondent with his brothers and sisters on matters spiritual. Procurator in the Congregation's motherhouse. Secretary to the superior general of the order. In the summer of 1792, Brother Solomon, along with many other priests and religious, was imprisoned, and martyred as part of the suppression of Christianity of the French Revolution.

Born

14 November 1745 in Boulogne-ser-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France as Nicholas

Died

martyred on 2 September 1792 at the garden of the Carmelite convent at Paris, France

Canonized

16 October 2016 by Pope Francis

Video

YouTube PlayList

Readings

As for us, we hold to what we believed ten and twenty years ago; to what our forefathers believed one hundred years ago, and one thousand years ago, and to that which the whole Catholic world has always believed. - Brother Solomon Le Clerq

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-solomon-le-clerq/


Blessed Albert of Pontida

Also known as

Albert Prezzati

Additional Memorial

5 September (Benedictines)

Profile

Born to the Italian nobility. Soldier in the army of Bergamo, Italy. Severely wounded in battle, he made the common offer to enter religious life if he was healed. Albert recovered, made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella, became a Benedictine monk, and c.1079, he returned to Pontida, Italy where he founded the Cluniac abbey of Saint James. Its first abbot was Saint Vitus of Pontida who served while Albert studied the Cluniac reform in France. When Vitus died, Albert took over for as the second abbot.

Born

11th century Pontida, Italy

Died

• 2 September or 12 September in 1095, 1096 or 1099 (records vary) of natural causes
• relics interred with those of Saint Vitus at the church of the abbey of Saint James in Pontida, Italy
• following a fire at the abbey church, relics moved to the church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, Italy in 1373
• relics returned to the abbey in Pontida, Italy in 1911

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-albert-of-pontida/


Blessed Antonio Franco

Profile

Born to the nobility; his family were French expatriates. Earned a doctorate in civil and canon law at age 17. Studied in Rome, Italy. Courtier to King Philip III in Madrid, Spain. Ordained a priest in 1610. Royal chaplain to Philip III for ten years. Bishop of the territorial prelature of Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy, confirmed by Pope Paul V, from 12 November 1616 until his death. Counselor and chaplain to the court of the kingom of Sicily. For all his time spent in royal and noble courts, Father Antonio was known to his ascetic life, sleeping on the bare ground or floor, eating little and plainly, his concern for piety and penance, a ministry to the poor and sick, and work with people who were victims of loan sharks.

Born

26 September 1585 in Naples, Italy

Died

2 September 1626 in Santa Lucia del Mela, Messina, Italy

Beatified

• 2 September 2013 by Pope Francis
• beatification recognition celebrated in the Co-Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Santa Lucia del Mela, Messina, Italy, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-antonio-franco/


Saint Agricola of Avignon

Also known as

Agricol, Agricolus

Profile

Son of Saint Magnus of Avignon, a Gallo-Roman senator who became a monk and then bishop. Agricola moved to Lerins, France, his father's see, at age 14. Monk there at age 16. Ordained in Lerins. Co-bishop of Avignon with his father in 660. Bishop in 670. Built a church and Benedictine convent in Avignon, the church staffed with his brother monks. Noted preacher, and famous for his charity and defense of the poor and sick against civil authorities. His blessing ended an invasion of storks, leading to his patronage of them, and his emblem in art. His prayers were said to produce rain, good weather and fine harvests.

Born

c.625

Died

c.700 of natural causes

Patronage

• against misfortune
• against plague epidemics
• Avignon, France, city of (named in 1647)
• Avignon, France, diocese of
• for rain
• for good weather
• storks

Representation

stork(s)

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


Saint Elpidius the Cappadocian

Also known as

• Elpidius of Cappadocia
• Elpidius the Abbot
• Elpidius the Hermit
• Elpidio....

Profile

Abbot in Asia Minor. Hermit in a cave on Mount Luca, Cappadocia for over twenty years. His reputation for holiness attracted many disciples.

Born

Cappadocia

Died

• 4th century of natural causes
• relics enshrined in the town of Cluana (modern Sant'Elpidio a Mare), Ancona, Italy in the 7th century
• the relics are believed to have saved the town from a Lombard siege when Elpidius appeared in the sky asking the inhabitants to defend the village

Patronage

Sant'Elpidio a Mare, Italy

Representation

man with a vine leaf in winter which recalls a story of him planting a twig in bare ground in winter - and the resulting vine grew so fast and full and that it covered the whole church beside it

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-elpidius-the-cappadocian/


Saint Ingrid of Sweden

Also known as

Ingrid Elofsdotter of Skänninge

Profile

Spiritual student of Father Peter of Dacia, a Dominican. Ingrid became the first Dominican nun in Sweden, and founded the first Dominican cloister in Sweden, Saint Martins in Skänninge in 1281; it was destroyed during the Reformation.

Born

13th century in Skänninge, Sweden

Died

• 1282 in Skänninge, Sweden of natural causes
• miracles reported at her tomb
• relics solemnly translated in 1507
• relics destroyed along with her convent during the Reformation

Canonized

• popular devotion began almost immediately after her death
• many miracles reported at her tomb, several investigations were conducted, but proved inconclusive, and her Cause seems to have ended during the Reformation

• never formally canonized

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ingrid-of-sweden/


Saint Margaret of Louvain

Also known as

Marguerite la Fiere

Profile

Worked as a teenage maid at inn in Louvain, Belgium owned by a relative named Aubert. Aubert and his wife eventually sold the inn, each planning to enter religious life; Margaret planned to become a Cistercian nun. On their last night in the inn, thieves broke in and killed the erstwhile owners while Margaret was out. She came home as the killers were leaving, and she was murdered, too. Devotion developed after miracles occurred near her original gravesite beside the river.

Born

1207 at Louvain, Brabant, Belgium

Died

• throat cut in 1225
• body thrown into the river Deel by her killers
• recovered, she was initially buried along the river bank
• later transferred to Saint Peter's Church, Louvain, Belgium
• many miracles reported at her tomb

Canonized

1905 by Pope Saint Pius X (cultus confirmed)

Patronage

martyrs

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-margaret-of-louvain/


Saint William of Roskilde

Profile

Priest. Court chaplain to King Canute of England and Denmark. During a trip to Denmark, William saw a crying need for Christian missionaries, and he worked there the rest of his life. Bishop of Roskilde, Zeeland. He decreed that a person who had shed blood unjustly could not receive the sacraments until he had done public penance. King Sweyn, who was one of the targets of this order, came to the cathedral with armed men. William stood at the door, armed only with his crozier. When the guards threatened to attack him, William offered no resistence. Sweyn asked forgiveness, and gave the church a gift of lands in token his penance.

Born

Anglo-Saxon

Died

1067 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-william-of-roskilde/


Saint Brocard

Also known as

Burchard

Profile

Monk on Mount Carmel. Prior of his house. He asked Saint Albert, patriarch of Jerusalem, to write a Rule for the monks. In 1195 his Rule became the foundation for the Carmelite Order. Pope Honorius III objected to its use because it did not have his prior approval. The Pope received a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary who supported the rule; Honorius gave his approval. Brocard ruled his house for 35 years, setting an example for devotion to the Rule, and gaining great respect from the region's Muslims.

Born

French

Died

1231 of natural causes

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


Saint Justus of Lyons

Profile

Deacon at Vienne, France. Bishop of Lyons, France in 374. Presided over the Council of Aquileia in 381. Opposed Arianism. Friend of Saint Ambrose. When a violently insane criminal sought sanctuary in the cathedral after attacking people in the street, yet was still killed by an avenging mob, Justus, along with his assistant Saint Viator, left his see in disillusion. The two spent the rest of their days as prayerful hermits in the desert near Alexandria, Egypt.

Born

at Vivarais, Gaul (in modern France)

Died

• 390 in the Egyptian desert of natural causes
• relics returned to Lyon, France

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


Saint Antoninus of Pamiers

Also known as

Apostle of the Rouergue

Profile

First century convert to Christianity. Pilgim to Rome, Italy. Priest. Missionary to Aquitania, an area of modern France, which led to his title Apostle of the Rouergue. Miracle worker.

Born

at Fredelacum, Gaul (modern Pamiers, France)

Died

relics at Pamiers, France and Palencia, Spain

Patronage

• Medina del Campo, Spain
• Palencia, Spain
• Pamiers, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-antoninus-of-pamiers/


Blessed Vitus of Pontida

Also known as

Guido, Vito

Additional Memorial

5 September (Benedictines)

Profile

Benedictine monk. Friend and fellow student of Blessed Albert of Pontida. First abbot of the Cluniac abbey of Saint James in Pontida, Italy.

Died

• relics interred with those of Saint Vitus at the church of the abbey of Saint James in Pontida, Italy
• following a fire at the abbey church, relics moved to the church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, Italy in 1373
• relics returned to the abbey in Pontida, Italy in 1911

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-vitus-of-pontida/


Saint Hieu

Also known as

Heiu

Profile

Nun, receiving the veil from Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne. Abbess at Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England. Some writings identify her with Saint Bega.

Born

in Northumbria, England

Died

c.657 of natural causes

Readings

In Tadcaster's Monastery, O Abbess Hieu, thou didst shine with the virtues of asceticism and humility. Pray that we also may follow the example of thy great teacher, the Hierarch Aidan, and live lives of spiritual struggle that our souls may be saved. - troparion of Saint Hieu

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


Saint Antoninus of Syria

Also known as

Antoninus of Apamea

Profile

Stonemason in predominently pagan Aribazus, Syria. He denounced their non-Christian practices of neighbors, and became a hermit for two years. He then returned to his village and destroyed the pagan idols there. He afterwards moved to Apamea, Syria where he built a church. Martyr.

Died

4th century in Apamea, Syria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-antoninus-of-syria/


Saint Nonnosus

Also known as

Nonossus

Profile

Benedictine monk at the monastery of Mount Soracte, Italy. Pope Saint Gregory the Great wrote about him.

Died

c.575 of natural causes

Patronage

Castel Saint'Elia, Italy

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


Saint Abibus of Edessa

Also known as

Abibo, Habib

Profile

Deacon. Martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Licinius.

Died

burned at the stake in Edessa, Syria in 322

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-abibus-of-edessa/


Saint Prospero of Tarragona

Profile

Bishop of Tarragona, Spain.

Born

Spain

Died

c.715 in Tarragona, Spain of natural causes

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


Saint Syagrius of Autun

Also known as

Siacre, Siagrio

Profile

Bishop of Autun, France c.560. Known for his learning and zeal for the faith in the councils he attended.

Died

c.600 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-syagrius-of-autun/


Saint Lanfranco of Vercelli

Profile

Fifth century bishop of Vercelli, Italy for nine years.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lanfranco-of-vercelli/


Eleazar the Patriarch

Profile

Third son of Old Testament Patriarch Aaron. Leader of the Jewish theocracy. With his brother Ithamar, he founded the Israelite priestly class. Old Testament patriarch.

http://catholicsaints.info/eleazar-the-patriarch/


Saint Zenone of Nicomedia

Also known as

Zeno

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

3rd century Nicomedia, Bithynia (in modern Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-zenone-of-nicomedia/


Saint Elpidius of Lyon

Profile

Bishop of Lyons, France from 410.

Died

• 422 of natural causes
• relics in the church of Saint Justus in Lyons, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-elpidius-of-lyon/


Saint Comus of Crete

Also known as

Comus of Candia

Profile

Hermit on the island of Candia (modern Crete).

Died

c.706 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-comus-of-crete/


Saint Valentine of Strasbourg

Profile

Fourth Bishop of Strasbourg, Alsace, France in the 4th century.

Died

4th century

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


Saint Maxima

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Slave in imperial Rome. Martyred with Saint Ansanus in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

scourged to death in 304 in Rome, Italy

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


Saint Lolanus

Profile

Bishop in Scotland.

Died

c.1034

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


Martyrs of Nicomedia

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Three Christians who were martyred together in the persecutions of Diocletian. No details about them but their names have survived – Concordius, Theodore and Zenone.

Died

Nicomedia, Bithynia (in modern Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-nicomedia-2-september/


Martyrs of 2 September

Profile

A group of ten Christian martyrs; their names are on old martyrologies, but we have lost all record of their lives and deaths.

Antoninus
Diomedes
Eutychian
Hesychius
Julian
Leonides
Menalippus
Pantagapes
Philadelphus
Philip

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-2-september/


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 Baldomer Margenat Puigmitja
Blessed Fortunato Barrón Nanclares
Blessed Joan Franquesa Costa
Blessed José María Laguía Puerto
Blessed Lorenzo Insa Celma


Martyrs of September

Also known as

• Martyrs of Paris
• Martyrs of Carmes

Profile

A group of 191 martyrs who died in the French Revolution. They were imprisoned in the Abbey of St-Germain-des-Prés, Hôtel des Carmes in the rue de Rennes, Prison de la Force, and Seminaire de Saint-Firmin in Paris, France by the Legislative Assembly for refusing to take the oath to support the civil constitution of the clergy. This act placed priests under the control of the state, and had been condemned by the Vatican. They include

Ambroise-Augustin ChevreuxAndé AngarAndré Grasset de Saint-SauveurAndré-Abel AlricyAnne-Alexandre-Charles-Marie LanfantAntoine-Charles-Octavien du BouzetAntoine-Mathieu-Augustin NogierApollinaris of PosatArmand de Foucauld de PontbriandArmand-Anne-Auguste-Antonin-Sicaire Chapt de RastignacAugust-Dénis NezelBernard-François de CucsacBertrand-Antoine de CaupenneCharles CarnusCharles-François le GuéCharles-Jéremie Bérauld du PérouCharles-Louis HurtrelCharles-Regis-Mathieu de la Calmette de ValfonsCharles-Victor VéretClaude BochotClaude Cayx-DumasClaude ChaudetClaude ColinClaude FontaineClaude PonseClaude RousseauClaude-Antoine-Raoul LaporteClaude-François Gagnières des GrangesClaude-Louis Marmotant de SavignyClaude-Silvain-Raphaël Mayneaud de Bizefranc • Daniel-Louis André Des Pommerayes • Denis-Claude Duval • Éloy Herque du Roule • Étienne-François-Dieudonné de Ravinel • Étienne-Michel Gillet • Eustache Félix • François Balmain • François Dardan • François Dumasrambaud de Calandelle • François Lefranc • François Varheilhe-Duteil • François-César Londiveau • François-Hyacinthe lé Livec de Trésurin • François-Joseph de la Rochefoucald-Maumont • François-Joseph Monnier • François-Joseph Pey • François-Louis Hébert • François-Louis Méallet de Fargues • François-Urbain Salins de Niart • Gabriel Desprez de Roche • Gaspard-Claude Maignien • Georges Girault • Georges-Jérôme Giroust • Gilbert-Jean Fautrel • Gilles-Louis-Symphorien Lanchon • Guillaume-Antoine Delfaut • Henri-August Luzeau de la Mulonnière • Henri-Hippolyte Ermès • Henri-Jean Milet • Jacques de la Lande • Jacques Dufour • Jacques Friteyre-Durvé • Jacques-Alexandre Menuret • Jacques-Augustin Robert de Lézardières • Jacques-étienne-Philippe Hourrier • Jacques-François de Lubersac • Jacques-Gabriel Galais • Jacques-Jean Lemeunier • Jacques-Joseph Le jardinier desLandes • Jacques-Jules Bonnaud • Jacques-Léonor Rabé • Jacques-Louis Schmid • Jean Charton de Millou • Jean Goizet • Jean Lacan • Jean Lemaître • Jean-André Capeau • Jean-Antoine Guilleminet • Jean-Antoine Savine • Jean-Antoine Seconds • Jean-Antoine-Barnabé Séguin • Jean-Antoine-Hyacinthe Boucharenc de Chaumeils • Jean-Antoine-Joseph de Villette • Jean-Baptiste Bottex • Jean-Baptiste Jannin • Jean-Baptiste Nativelle • Jean-Baptiste-Claude Aubert • Jean-Baptiste-Marie Tessier • Jean-Baptiste-Michel Pontus • Jean-Charles Caron • Jean-Charles Legrand • Jean-Charles-Marie Bernard du Cornillet • Jean-François Bonnel de Pradal • Jean-François Bousquet • Jean-François Burté • Jean-François-Marie Benoît-Vourlat • Jean-Henri Gruyer • Jean-Henri-Louis-Michel Samson • Jean-Joseph de Lavèze-Bellay • Jean-Joseph Rateau • Jean-Louis Guyard de Saint-Clair • Jean-Marie du Lau d'Alleman • Jean-Michel Philippot • Jean-Philippe Marchand • Jean-Pierre Bangue • Jean-Pierre Duval • Jean-Pierre Le Laisant • Jean-Pierre Simon • Jean-Robert Quéneau • Jean-Thomas Leroy • Joseph Bécavin • Joseph Falcoz • Joseph-Louis Oviefre • Joseph-Marie Gros • Joseph-Thomas Pazery de Thorame • Jules-Honoré-Cyprien Pazery de Thorame • Julien le Laisant • Julien Poulain Delaunay • Julien-François Hédouin • Laurent • Louis Barreau de La Touche • Louis le Danois • Louis Longuet • Louis Mauduit • Louis-Alexis-Mathias Boubert • Louis-Benjamin Hurtrel • Louis-François Rigot • Louis-François-André Barret • Louis-Jean-Mathieu Lanier • Louis-Joseph François • Louis-Laurent Gaultier • Louis-Remi Benoist • Louis-Remi-Nicolas Benoist • Loup Thomas-Bonnotte • Marc-Louis Royer • Marie-François Mouffle • Martin-François-Alexis Loublier • Mathurin-Nicolas de la Ville Crohain le Bous de Villeneuve • Mathurin-Victoir Deruelle • Michel Leber • Michel-André-Sylvestre Binard • Michel-François de la Gardette • Nicolas Bize • Nicolas Clairet • Nicolas Colin • Nicolas Gaudreau • Nicolas-Claude Roussel • Nicolas-Marie Verron • Olivier Lefebvre • Philibert Fougères • Pierre Bonzé • Pierre Brisquet • Pierre Brisse • Pierre Gauguin • Pierre Landry • Pierre Ploquin • Pierre Saint-James • Pierre-Claude Pottier • Pierre-Florent Leclercq • Pierre-François Hénocq • Pierre-François Pazery de Thorames • Pierre-Jacques de Turmenyes • Pierre-Jacques-Marie Vitalis • Pierre-Jean Garrigues • Pierre-Louis de la Rochefoucauld-Bayers • Pierre-Louis Gervais • Pierre-Louis Joret • Pierre-Louis-Joseph Verrier • Pierre-Michel Guérin • Pierre-Michel Guérin du Rocher • Pierre-Nicolas Psalmon • Pierre-Paul Balzac • Pierre-Robert Regnet • René Nativelle • René-Joseph Urvoy • René-Julien Massey • René-Marie Andrieux • René-Nicolas Poret • Robert le Bis • Robert-François Guérin du Rocher • Saintin Huré • Sébastien Desbrielles • Solomon Leclerq • Thomas-Jean Montsaint • Thomas-Nicolas Dubray • Thomas-René Dubuisson • Urbain Lefebvre • Vincent Abraham • Vincent-Joseph le Rousseau de Rosencoat • Yves-André Guillon de Keranrun • Yves-Jean-Pierre Rey de Kervisic •

Died

massacred by a mob on 2 September and 3 September 1792

Beatified

17 October 1926 by Pope Pius XI

Video

YouTube PlayList

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


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Guido of Pontida


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