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Memorial of The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint John Kemble

Additional Memorials

• 25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai

Profile

Son of John and Anne Kemble. Studied at Douai, France. Ordained on 23 February 1625 at Douai College. Returned to England on 4 June 1625 as a missioner in Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. He tended to his covert flock for 53 years.

Arrested at Pembridge Castle, the home of a family member, in 1678, and lodged in Hereford Gaol. Falsely accused of being part of the Titus Oates Plot. Condemned in March 1679 for the treason of Catholic priesthood. Martryed at age 80.

Before leaving for his execution, John sat for a while with the under-sheriff, having a final drink and smoking a final pipe. This led to the Herefordshire expression "Kemble cup" and "Kemble pipe", meaning one taken before a parting.

Born

1599 at Rhydica Farm, Saint Weonard's Parish, Herefordshire, England

Died

• hanged, drawn, and quartered on 22 August 1679 at Widemarsh Common, Hereford, England
• so well respected in the area that he was permitted to die on the gallows and avoid the agony of the drawing and quartering elements
• buried in the Welsh Newton Churchyard
• his hand is preserved as a relic at Saint Francis Xavier's church, Hereford, England

Canonized

25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI

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


Saint John Wall

Also known as

• Francis Dormore
• Francis Johnson
• Francis Webb
• Joachim of Saint Anne
• John Marsh

Additional Memorials

• 25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai

Profile

Born to a wealthy Catholic family. Studied in Douai, France and entered the Roman College on 5 November 1641, using the name John Marsh. Ordained 3 December 1645. Joined the Friars Minor in Rome on 1 January 1651, taking the name Joachim of Saint Anne. Vicar and novice-master at Douai. Joined the Worcester mission in 1656 where he served for over 20 years, using several aliases, and living as a fugitive. Arrested in connection with the Titus Oates Plot in December 1678; acquitted of participation in the plot, but was martyred for the crime of priesthood.

Born

1620 Chingle Hall near Preston, Lancashire, England

Died

• hanged, drawn, and quartered on 22 August 1679 near Redhill, Corcester, England
• buried at Saint Oswald's church

Canonized

25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI

Video

YouTube PlayList

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


Saint Symphorian of Autun

Profile

Born to the imperial Roman nobility, the son of Senator Faustus and Blessed Augusta. Covert Christian. As a young man he studied at Autun, Gaul (in modern France). There he was arrested by provincial governor Heraclius for not worshipping the pagan goddess Cybele, he asked for tools to destroy the statue. Arrested and flogged for heresy. Because he was from a noble family, he was given a chance to recant, and was even offered bribes to do so; he declined. Martyred in the presence of his mother.

Died

• beheaded by sword on 22 August 178
• a basilica was built over his tomb in the late 5th century by Saint Euphronius of Autun

Patronage

• against eye problems
• against syphilis
• children
• students
• Autun, France

Representation

young man being dragged to martyrdom while his mother encourages him

Readings

Do not be afraid, Symphorian. Your death will lead straight to eternal life. Life will not be taken from you, only changed. - Blessed Augusta at Symphorian's execution

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


Saint Andrew of Fiesole

Also known as

• Andrew of Ireland
• Andrew of Tuscany
• Andrew the Scot

Profile

Born to the Irish nobility. Brother of Saint Bridget the Younger. Educated by Saint Donatus of Fiesoli, and made a pilgimage to Rome, Italy with him in 816. When Donatus was miraculously chosen bishop of Fiesole, Italy, Andrew was ordained as archdeacon. He served for 47 years, restored the church of Saint Martin and founded a monastery in Mensola, Italy where he may have lived for a while as a monk. He was known as "the Scot", common in that day when speaking of some one from Ireland. Legend says that as he lay dying, his sister was brought to him his bedside by an angel for a final farewell. Little is known of his life, which caused many later writers to fill in the details with pious fiction.

Born

Ireland

Died

• c.877 in Italy of natural causes
• relics in the church of Saint Martin, Fiesole, Italy

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http://catholicsaints.info/saint-andrew-of-fiesole/


Blessed William Lacey

Additional Memorial

29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai

Profile

Married to a widow name Creswell; both his step-sons from that marriage became Jesuits. He held a civil service position, possibly as coroner, until c.1565 when he began to be persecuted for his Catholicism. Imprisoned for a while at Hull. Widower. He travelled to the European continent in 1580, staying in Rheims and then Pont-a-Mousson in France, and then in Rome, Italy where he obtained dispensation to study for the priesthood. After ordination, he returned to England to minister to covert Catholics. Arrested in York Castle on 22 July 1582 for the crime of priesthood. Abused, loaded with chains, imprisoned underground, and repeatedly interrogated before being executed for being a priest. Martyr.

Born

in Horton, Yorkshire, England

Died

22 August 1582 in York, North Yorkshire, England

Beatified

29 December 1886 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-william-lacey/


Blessed Symeon Lukach

Also known as

Simeon Lukac

Profile

Greek Catholic. Born to a farm family. Entered the seminary in 1913; his studies were interrupted by World War I, but he graduated in and was ordained in 1919. Taught moral theology at the seminary in Ivano-Franksivsk. Believed to have been secretly ordained a bishop in April 1945; the secrecy was necessitated by Soviet persecution of the Church. Arrested for his faith by Soviet secret police on 26 October 1949; held until 11 February 1955. Worked as a covert priest after his release. Imprisoned again in July 1962. Contracted tuberculosis and died in prison. Martyr.

Born

7 July 1893 at Starunya, Ivano-Frankivs'ka oblast', Ukraine

Died

22 August 1964 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ivano-Frankivs'ka oblast', Ukraine of tuberculosis

Beatified

27 June 2001 by Pope John Paul II at Ukraine

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-symeon-lukach/


Queenship of Mary

Also known as

• Nossa Senhora Rainha do Mundo
• Our Lady, Queen of the Angels
• Our Lady, Queen of Heaven

Article

A Marian feast day decreed by Pope Pius XII in his encyclical Ad caeli reginam to recognize and celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of the world, of the angels, of heaven, etc. The movement to officially recognise the Queenship of Mary was initially promoted by several Catholic Mariological congresses in Lyon, France, Freiburg, Germany, and Einsiedeln, Switzerland. Pro Regalitate Mariae, an international society to promote the Queenship of Mary, was founded in Rome, Italy by noted Marioligist and writer Father Gabriel Roschini.

Patronage

diocese of Cabinda, Angola

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/queenship-of-mary/


Blessed Élie Leymarie de Laroche

Profile

Priest in the diocese of Verdun, France. 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

8 January 1758 in Annesse, Dordogne, France

Died

22 August 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-elie-leymarie-de-laroche/


Blessed Bernard Perani

Also known as

Bernard Offida

Profile

Born to a pious peasant family. Capuchin lay brother, joining the Order in 1626. Worked seven years as a cook. Noted for his charity to the poor, his extensive study of scripture and devotional writings, and his spiritual insights. Given to ecstasies during Eucharistic adoration, he was seen to levitate and to shine with an inner light.

Born

c.1604 in Italy

Died

1694 of natural causes

Beatified

25 May 1795 by Pope Pius VI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bernard-perani/


Blessed Richard Kirkman

Additional Memorial

29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai

Profile

Studied at Douai, France; ordained in Rheims, France in 1579. Returned to England to minister to covert Catholics. Tutor for Richard Dymake's family in Scrivelsby. Arrested near Wakefield in 1582 for the treason of not accepting the Queen as head of the Church. Martyr.

Born

Addingham, Yorkshire, England

Died

hanged, drawn and quartered on 22 August 1582 at York, England

Beatified

29 December 1886 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-richard-kirkman/


Saint Sigfrid of Wearmouth

Profile

Benedictine monk. Spiritual student of Saint Benedict Biscop, and brother monk to Saint Esterwine of Wearmouth and Saint Ceolfrid. Biblical scholar. Co-adjutor abbot of Jarrow Abbey. Abbot in Wearmouth, England in 686.

Died

• 22 August 688 of natural causes related to respiratory illness
• buried in the church of Saint Peter at Jarrow Abbey

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sigfrid-of-wearmouth/


Saint Timothy of Rome

Also known as

Timotheus

Profile

Priest in Antioch, Syria. He re-located to Rome, Italy where he became a noted preacher. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Born

Syrian

Died

• beheaded c.309 in Rome, Italy
• relics enshrined in a chapel near the church of Saint Paul-outside-the-Walls at Rome, Italy

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


Saint Gunifort

Also known as

Guniforme, Guniforto, Gunifortus

Additional Memorial

26 August (Pavia, Italy)

Profile

Martyred while on pilgrimage.

Born

in the British Isles

Died

Pavia, Italy, date undetermined

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


Saint Anthusa of Seleucia

Profile

Wealthy third-century lay woman in Seleucia, Asia Minor. Convert to Christianity, baptized by Saint Athanasius of Tarsus. Driven out of Seleucia due to her faith, she lived as a desert hermitess for 23 years.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anthusa-of-seleucia/


Saint Antoninus of Rome

Profile

Imperial government executioner in the reign of Commodus. Convert who had to immediately turn his back on all his previous life.

Died

186

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


Saint Arnulf of Eynesbury

Profile

Ninth-century hermit whose records have been lost but who has been long venerated in Arnulphsbury, Cambridgeshire, England.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-arnulf-of-eynesbury/


Saint Athanasius of Tarsus

Profile

Bishop of Tarsus in Asia Minor. Martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Valerian.

Died

257

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-athanasius-of-tarsus/


Saint Maurus of Rheims

Profile

Priest. The only one of a group of 50 martyrs whose name has survived.

Died

• c.260 in Rheims, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-maurus-of-rheims/


Saint Ethelgitha of Northumbria

Profile

Nun. Abbess of a convent in Northumbria, England.

Died

c.720

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ethelgitha-of-northumbria/


Saint Fabrician of Toledo

Also known as

Fabricianus

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Toledo, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-fabrician-of-toledo/


Saint Philibert of Toledo

Also known as

Filibert

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Toledo, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-philibert-of-toledo/


Saint Saturninus of Ostia

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Martyr honoured in Ostia, Italy.

Died

c.300

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-saturninus-of-ostia/


Saint Epictetus of Ostia

Profile

Martyr honoured in Ostia, Italy.

Died

c.300

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-epictetus-of-ostia/


Saint Maprilis of Ostia

Profile

Martyr honoured in Ostia, Italy.

Died

c.300

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-maprilis-of-ostia/


Saint Martial of Ostia

Profile

Martyr honoured in Ostia, Italy.

Died

• c.300

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-martial-of-ostia/


Saint Felix of Ostia

Profile

Martyr honoured in Ostia, Italy.

Died

c.300

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-felix-of-ostia/


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 Dalmau Llebaría Torné
Blessed Joan Farriol Sabaté
Blessed Josep Roselló Sans
Blessed Julio Melgar Salgado
Blessed Narciso de Esténaga y Echevarría


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Ildebrando di Bagnoregio
• Stefano de Fontsanta
• Thomas Percy
• Timoteo da Monticchio


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