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Optional Memorial of Saint Sharbel Makhluf, Priest

Saint Christina the Astonishing

Also known as

Christina Mirabilis

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Born to a peasant family, orphaned as a child, and raised by two older sisters. At age 21, she experienced a severe seizure of what may have been epilepsy. It was so severe as to be cateleptic, and she was thought to have died. During her funeral Mass, she suddenly recovered, and levitated to the roof of the church. Ordered down by the priest, she landed on the altar and stated that she had been to hell, purgatory, and heaven, and had been returned to earth with a ministry to pray for souls in purgatory.

Her life from that point became a series of strange incidents cataloged by a Thomas de Cantimpré, Dominican professor of theology at Louvain who was a contemporary who recorded his information by interviewing witnesses, and by Cardinal Jacques de Vitny who knew her personally. She exhibited both unusual traits and abilities. For example, she could not stand the odor of other people because she could smell the sin in them, and would climb trees or buildings, hide in ovens or cupboards, or simply levitate to avoid contact. She lived in a way that was considered poverty even in the 13th century, sleeping on rocks, wearing rags, begging, and eating what came to hand. She would roll in fire or handle it without harm, stand in freezing water in the winter for hours, spend long periods in tombs, or allow herself to be dragged under water by a mill wheel, though she never sustained injury. Given to ecstasies during which she led the souls of the recently dead to purgatory, and those in purgatory to paradise.

People who knew her were divided in their opinions: she was a holy woman, touched of God, and that her actions and torments were simulations of the experiences of the souls in purgatory; she was suffering the torments of devils; she was flatly insane. However, the prioress of Saint Catherine's convent testified that no matter how bizarre or excessive Christina's reported actions, she was always completely obedient to the orders of the prioresses of the convent. Christina was a friend of Louis, Count of Looz, whose castle she visited, and whose actions she rebuked. Blessed Marie of Oignies thought well of her, and Saint Lutgardis sought her advice.

Born

1150 at Brusthem near Liege, Belgium

Died

24 July 1224 at Saint Catherine's convent, Sint-Truiden, Belgium of natural causes

Beatified

• popular devotion existed and continues, but no formal beatification has taken place
• unknown if any cause is before the Congregation
• because of lack for formal designation, she is sometimes listed as Saint Christina, sometimes as Blessed Christina

Patronage

• against insanity, madness, mental disorders, mental handicaps or mental illness
• lunatics, mentally ill people
• mental health caregivers, professionals, psychiatrists and therapists

Storefront

medals and pendants

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-christina-the-astonishing/


Saint Christina of Bolsena

Also known as

Christina Anicii

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Born to a wealthy pagan family. Converted as a youth, she destroyed all the idols in her father's house; those of gold and silver she broke up and gave to the poor. Scourged, tortured, and martyred for her new faith.

Her story and that of Saint Christina of Tyre seem to have been confused and combined in rewrites through the ages.

Born

3rd century, probably at Rome, Italy into the family Anicii

Died

• c.250 near Lake Bolsena, Tuscany, Italy
• her father tied a rock around her neck, and threw her into Lake Bolsena
• when she miraculously survived, her tongue was cut out, and she was thrown into a furnace
• when she survived, she was shot full of arrows on the order of a magistrate persecuting Christians by order of Diocletian
• relics at Palermo, Sicily, and Torcelli
• head in the cathedral at Milan, Italy

Patronage

• archers
• mariners
• millers

Representation

• arrows
• knife
• millstone
• pincers
• serpent
• wheel
• woman holding a millstone and standing on a pagan
• woman holding an arrow
• woman pierced by an arrow

Storefront

medals and pendants

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-christina-of-bolsena/


Saint Charbel Makhlouf

Also known as

Joseph Zaroun Makhlouf

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Son of a mule driver. Raised by an uncle who opposed the boy's youthful piety. The boy's favorite book was Thomas a Kempis's The Imitation of Christ. At age 23 he snuck away to join the Baladite monastery of Saint Maron at Annaya where he took the name Charbel in memory of a 2nd century martyr. Professed his solemn vows in 1853. Ordained in 1859, becoming a heiromonk.

He lived as a model monk, but dreamed of living like the ancient desert fathers. Hermit from 1875 until his death 23 years later, living on the bare minimums of everything. Gained a reputation for holiness, and was much sought for counsel and blessing. He had a great personal devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and was known to levitate during his prayers. Briefly paralyzed for unknown reasons just before his death.

Several post-mortem miracles attributed him, including periods in 1927 and 1950 when a bloody "sweat" flowed from his corpse. His tomb has become a place of pilgrimage for Lebanese and non-Lebanese, Christian and non-Christian alike.

Born

8 May 1828 at Beka-Kafra, Lebanon as Joseph Zaroun Makhlouf

Died

24 December 1898 at Annaya of natural causes

Canonized

9 October 1977 by Pope Paul VI

Storefront

medals and pendants

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-charbel-makhlouf/


Saint Euphrasia

Also known asEufrasia, Eupraxia

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Born to the Roman nobility, the daughter of Antigonus, senator of Constantinople. Related to Roman Emperor Theodosius I who finished the conversion of Rome to a Christian state. Her father died soon after Euphrasia was born; she and her mother became wards of the emperor.

When Euphrasia was only five years old, the emperor arranged a marriage for her to the son of a senator. Two years later, she and her mother moved to their lands in Egypt. There, while still a child, Euphrasia entered a convent; her mother died soon after of natural causes, leaving the novice an orphan.

At age twelve Euphrasia was ordered by the emperor Aracdius, successor to Theodosius, to marry the senator's son as arranged. Euphrasia requested that she be relieved of the marriage arrangement, that the emperor sell off her family property, and that he use the money to feed the poor and buy the freedom of slaves. Arcadius agreed, and Euphyrasia spent her life in the Egyptian convent.

Noted for her prayer life, and constant self-imposed fasting; she would sometimes spend the day carrying heavy stones from one place to another to exhaust her body and keep her mind off temptations. She suffered through gossip and false allegations, much of it the result of being a foreigner in her house. She is held up as a model by Saint John Damascene.

Born

380

Died

420 of natural causes

Representation

young woman holding or carrying a stone

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


Blessed Teresa of the Child Jesus and of Saint John of the Cross

Also known as

Eusebia García y García

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Second of eight children born to Juan and Eulalia. As a child, she would often visit her uncle Florentino, a priest who was later martyred in the Spanish Civil War At age nine she made personal vows of chastity and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in 1918 she moved to an Ursuline boarding school. Having read Story of a Soul by Saint Therese of Lisieux, she felt drawn to the Caremelite life, and on 2 May 1925 she became a Discalced Carmelite at the Carmel of San José de Guadalajara, taking the name Teresa of the Child Jesus and of Saint John of the Cross. Organist. Made her solemn vows on 6 March 1930. She spent her free time in Eucharistic adoration, "sunbathing" she said, in its light while she prayed for priests and conversions. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War. The mob that murdered her offered her freedom if she would say "Viva el Comunismo!" ("Long live Communism"); she answered "Viva Christo Rey!" (Long live Christ the King!).

Born

5 March 1909 at Mochales, Guadalajara, Spain

Died

shot and stabbed on the street by Communists on 24 July 1936 in Guadalajara, Spain

Beatified

29 March 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-teresa-of-the-child-jesus-and-of-saint-john-of-the-cross/


Saint Gleb

Also known as

Glev, David

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Son of Saint Vladimir I of Kiev and Anne of Constantinople, Duke of Muscovy. Brother of Saint Boris; great-grandson of Saint Olga of Kiev.

After Vladimir's death, the kingdom was to have been divided among his sons, but their eldest half-brother, Svyatopolk, wished to rule alone. An army gathered to defend Boris, but he called them off, explaining that he could not raise a hand against his brother; Boris was soon killed by Svyatopolk's followers. Svyatopolk invited Gleb to Kiev, but on the way, his boat was boarded on the Dnieper River near Smolensk, and he was killed. In 1020 another of Vladimir's sons, Yaroslav, usurped Svyatopolk, and then buried the bodies of Boris and Gleb in the church of Saint Basil at Vyshgorod. Miracles were reported at their tomb, and it became a site of pilgrimage.

From the first, the highest motives were attributed to the brothers' resignation - unwillingness to repel injustice to themselves by force and violently oppose an elder brother. Not martyrs in the traditional sense, the Russian Church perceived them as "passion bearers" - blameless men who did not wish to die but refused to defend themselves, thus voluntarily submitting to death like Christ.

Died

stabbed in the throat between 1010 and 1015 (sources vary)

Canonized

1724 by Pope Benedict XIII (cultus confirmed)

Patronage

princes

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


Saint Kinga

Also known as

Cunegunda, Cunegunde, Cunegundes, Kioga, Kunegunda, Kunigunda, Kunigunde, Zinga

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Daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina; sister of Saint Margaret of Hungary and Blessed Jolenta of Poland; niece of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; great-niece of Saint Hedwig of Andechs. Reluctant member of Polish royalty when she married Prince Boleslaus V, but it was a political marriage, and the pious couple lived as brother and sister; when Boleslaus became Prince of Cracow, became a princess of Poland. Noted for her charity to the poor and personal care for lepers. Founded a Poor Clare convent in Stary Sacz, Poland. Widowed in 1279, she gave away her wealth and retired to the convent as a prayerful Franciscan tertiary, turning her back completely on governance and worldly life.

Born

1224 in Buda, Hungary

Died

24 July 1292 in the convent at Stary Sacz, Malopolskie, Poland of natural causes

Beatified

• 11 June 1690 by Pope Alexander VIII (cultus confirmation)
• 3 July 1998 by Pope John Paul II (decree of heroic virtues after the Cause was re-opened)

Canonized

16 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II

Video

YouTube PlayList

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


Saint John Boste

Also known as

John Boast

Additional Memorial

• 25 October as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 1 December as one of the Martyrs of Oxford University

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Educated at Queen's College, Oxford, England from 1569 to 1572. Fellow at Queen's College. Convert to Catholicism in 1576 at Brome, Suffolk, England. Resigned his position at Oxford, and studied in Rheims, France in 1580. Ordained on 4 March 1581. Returned to England in April 1581 as a missioner to the northern counties, often disguised as a servant in the livery costume of Lord Montacute. Assisted in his mission by Blessed John Speed. He became the object of an intense manhunt, was betrayed by Francis Ecclesfield near Durham, England on 5 July 1593 at the home of one William Claxton, and arrested. He was sent to the Tower of London where he was crippled by being tortured on the rack. Sent to Durham in July 1594, where he was tried for the treason of being a priest. Martyr.

Born

c.1544 at Dufton, Westmoreland, England

Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on 24 July 1594 at Dryburn near Durham, England

Canonized

25 October 1970 by Pope Paul VI

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


Blessed Balduino of Rieti

Also known as

Baldovino, Baldwin, Baudoin, Baudouin

Additioanl Memorials

• 21 August (city and diocese of Rieti, Italy; Bollandists)
• 15 July (Menologium Cisterciense)

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Born to a pious noble family, the son of Berardo X, Count of Marsi; his brother Rainaold became abbot of Montecassino Abbey, and created cardinal by Pope Innocent II in 1138. Benedictine Cistercian monk at Clairvaux Abbey. Spiritual student of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Abbot of San Matteo di Montecchio monastery on Lake Montecchio in 1130. Abbot of the Saint-Sauveur monastery in the diocese of Rieti, Italy.

Born

Italy

Died

• 1140 of natural causes
• buried in the cathedral of Rieti, Italy
• some relics in the altar of the "delle Grazie" chapel of the cathedral
• skull housed in a silver reliquary bust depicting Blessed Baudoin that is one of several displayed at the high altar of the cathedral

Beatified

an Office with his history was approved by the Sacred Congregation of Rites in 1701

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-balduino-of-rieti/


Saint Christina of Tyre

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Young girl imprisoned for her faith. Her mother tried to argue her into making the required pagan sacrifices, but Christina refused, and was executed. Martyr.

Due to the details of her martyrdom, listed below, she's likely a pious fiction, but was highly honoured in Greece for centuries. Her story and that of Christina of Bolsena seem to have been confused and combined in rewrites through the ages.

Born

at Tyre

Died

• a fire was lit under her, raged out of control, killed hundreds of pagan bystanders, but Christina escaped unscathed
• her breasts were cut off, and then milk flowed from them
• her tongue was cut out; she continued to preach, louder, and more clearly and eloquently than ever
• she threw the severed tongue at the judge, who was permanently blinded in one eye
• she was thrown into the sea to drawn; there she was baptized by Jesus, then returned to land by Michael the Archangel
• she was finally shot through the heart with an arrow, which did her in

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-christina-of-tyre/


Blessed Maria Angeles of Saint Joseph

Also known as

Marciana Valtierra Tordesillas

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Youngest of eleven children born to Manual and Lorenza; six of her siblings died in childhood. Her mother died when Marciana was three, and she decided to devote herself to the Blessed Virgin Mary as her new mother. She daily went to Mass, prayed the rosary, and spent hours in Eucharistic adoration. Worked with Father Juan Vicente of Jesus and Mary on the magazine La Obra Máxima (The Ultimate Work) and other projects. She was drawn to religious life, but the care of her father and other family members kept her at home for several years, but on 14 July 1929 she joined the Discalced Carmelites at the Carmel of San José de Guadalajara, taking the name María Angeles of Saint Joseph. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

6 March 1905 at Getafe, Madrid, Spain

Died

shot and stabbed on the street by Communists on 24 July 1936 in Guadalajara, Spain

Beatified

29 March 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-angeles-of-saint-joseph/


Blessed Maria Mercedes Prat

Also known as

• Mercedes of the Sacred Heart
• Mercedes Prat y Prat
• Mercè Prat i Prat
• Maria Mercè of the Sacred Heart

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Baptized on 7 March 1880, and made her First Holy Communion on 30 June 1890. She was a pious child who attended Mass nearly every day. Devoted student, a painter, and she excelled in needlework. Nun, entering the Society of Saint Teresa of Jesus in 1904 in Tortosa, Spain. Assigned to the motherhouse in Barcelona, Spain in 1920. On 19 July 1936 her community was forced by anti-Catholic government authorities to abandon their house and school. Mercedes was arrested and executed for the crime of being a nun.

Born

6 March 1880 in Barcelona, Spain as Mercedes Prat

Died

24 July 1936 at Barcelona, Spain of gun-shot wounds received on 23 July 1936

Beatified

29 April 1990 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-mercedes-prat/


Blessed Maria Pilar of Saint Francis Borgia

Also known as

Jacoba Martínez García

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Youngest of eleven children born to Gabino Martinez and Luisa Garcia; eight of her siblings died in childhood; her surviving siblings became a priest and a Carmelite nun. Jacoba joined the Discalced Carmelites at the San José de Guadalajara convent on 12 October 1898, taking the name María Pilar of Saint Francis Borgia, making her profession on 15 October 1899. A seamstress and lace maker, noted for her skill in embroidery; she devoted all her needle work efforts to the glory of God. Sacristan of her house. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

30 December 1877 at Tarazona, Zaragoza, Spain

Died

shot and stabbed on the street by Communists on 24 July 1936 in Guadalajara, Spain

Beatified

29 March 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-pilar-of-saint-francis-borgia/


Blessed Cecilio Vega Domínguez

Also known as

Caecilius

Additional Memorial

28 November as one of the Oblate Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

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Born to a poor but pious farm family, one of nine children born to Juan and Micaela. Joined the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on 14 August 1930, and made his perpetual vows on 23 December 1934. Studied in Pozuelo, Spain. Sub-deacon studying for the priesthood when he was martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

8 September 1913 in Villamor de Órbigo, diocese of Astorga, León, Spain

Died

shot at dawn on 24 July 1936 in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

17 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-cecilio-vega-dominguez/


Saint Arnulf of Gruyere

Also known as

Arnulfus, Arnulphus

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A pious youth. As soon as he was old enough, Arnulf left home to make an endless pilgrimage to shrines and relics throughout France. While on the road, he was beset by thieves who were certain he was hiding money; he wasn't. They beat him to the point that he lived long enough to be brought to the town of Gruyere, France and receive Communion one last time.

Born

Lorraine (in modern France)

Died

• beaten to death with sticks in a forest in Gruyere, Champagne, France
• relics re-discovered and enshrined in Mouzon, Champagne, France in 901

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


Saint José Fernández de Ventosa

Also known as

Joseph Fernandez

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

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Dominican priest. Missionary to Vietnam in 1805. Provincial vicar at Tonkin. Martyr.

Born

3 September 1775 at Ventosa de la Cueva, ávila, Spain

Died

beheaded on 24 July 1838 in Nam Ðinh, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jose-fernandez-de-ventosa/


Blessed Donatus of Urbino

Also known as

Donato

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Born to a wealthy and socially prominent family, the son of a lawyer. Studied at the University of Padua. Physician. Franciscan friar. Franciscan Provincial for the Marches on five separate occasions.

Born

15th century in Urbino, Italy

Died

• 1504 in the Franciscan monastery of San Bernardino, Urbino, Italy of natural causes
• interred under the altar of the monastery church

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-donatus-of-urbino/


Blessed Louise of Savoy

Also known as

Luisa

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Born to the nobility, the daughter of Blessed Amadeus IX, the duke of Savoy. Cousin of Saint Joan of Valois. Married to Hugh of Châlons in 1479. Widowed in 1489. Joined the Poor Clares at Orbe (in modern Switzerland), and was assigned to beg food for her house.

Born

28 December 1462

Died

1503 of natural causes

Beatified

1839 by Pope Gregory XVI (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-louise-of-savoy/


Saint Declan of Ardmore

Also known as

Déaglán

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A convert, he was baptized by and became a spiritual student of Saint Colman. Monk. Trained as an evangelist by Saint Diomma of Kildimo. Worked in Ireland before the arrival of Saint Patrick. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy. First bishop of Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland. Known as a miracle worker.

Born

5th century at Desi, Waterford, Ireland

Patronage

• Ardmore, Ireland
• diocese of Waterford and Lisman, Ireland

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-declan-of-ardmore/


Blessed Cándido Castán San José

Additional Memorial

28 November as one of the Oblate Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

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Married layman. Martyr.

Born

5 August 1894 in Benifaió, Valencia, Spain

Died

shot on 24 July 1936 in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

17 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-candido-castan-san-jose/


Blessed Xavier Bordas Piferrer

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Born to a pious family. Joined the Salesians in 1932. Studied at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Priest. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

4 September 1914 in San Pol de Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Died

shot on 23 July 1936 in Sarria, Barcelona, Spain

Beatified

11 March 2001 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-xavier-bordas-piferrer/


Blessed Joseph Lambton

Additional Memorial

• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales

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Priest in the apostolic vicariate of England during a period of persecutions of Catholics. Martyr.

Born

1568 in Malton, North Yorkshire, England

Died

24 July 1592 in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-joseph-lambton/


Blessed Robert Ludlam

Additional Memorials

• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales

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Priest in the apostolic vicariate of England. Martyred in the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I.

Born

c.1551 in Radborne, near Derby, Derbyshire, England

Died

24 July 1588 in Derby, Derbyshire, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-robert-ludlam/


Blessed Richard Simpson

Memorial

• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales

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Priest in the apostolic vicariate of England. Martyred in the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I.

Born

c.1554 in Well, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England

Died

24 July 1588 in Derby, Derbyshire, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

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


Blessed Nicholas Garlick

Memorial

• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales

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Priest in the apostolic vicariate of England. Martyred in the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I.

Born

c.1555 in Dinting, Derbyshire, England

Died

24 July 1588 in Derby, Derbyshire, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-nicholas-garlick/


Blessed José Máximo Moro Briz

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Priest in the diocese of ávila, Spain. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

29 May 1882 in Santibáñez de Béjar, Salamanca, Spain

Died

24 July 1936 in the Cebreros highway, El Tiemblo, ávila, Spain

Beatified

• 27 October 2013 by Pope Francis
• beatification recognition celebrated at Tarragona, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jose-maximo-moro-briz/


Blessed Paulus Yi Do-gi

Additional Memorial

20 September as one of the Martyrs of Korea

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Layman martyr in the apostolic vicariate of Korea.

Born

1743 in Cheongyang, Chungcheong-do, South Korea

Died

24 July 1798 in Jeongsan, Chungcheong-do, South Korea

Beatified

15 August 2014 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-paulus-yi-do-gi/


Saint Boris of Kiev

Also known as

Romanus

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Son of Saint Vladimir, Duke of Muscovy. Grandson of Saint Olga of Kiev. Brother of Saint Gleb. Martyr.

Died

1010

Canonized

1724 by Pope Benedict XIII (cultus confirmed)

Patronage

• Moscow, Russia
• princes
• Russia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-boris-of-kiev/


Blessed Giovanni Tavalli

Also known as

Giovanni of Tossignano

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Studied at the University of Bologna. Founder of the Gesuati. Bishop of Ferrara, Italy in 1431. Translated the Bible and other sacred writings into Italian.

Born

1386 at Tossignano, Italy

Died

24 July 1446 in Ferrara, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

1748 by Pope Benedict XIV (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-giovanni-tavalli/


Blessed Pierre de Barellis

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Born to the French nobility. Mercedarian friar. Served as the attorney general of his Order. Papal legate. Created cardinal-deacon by Pope Nicholas IV.

Died

• Ascoli Piceno, Italy of natural causes
• buried in Ascoli Piceno

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pierre-de-barellis/


Blessed Juan Solorzano

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Mercedarian friar in Fuentes, Spain. Missionary, sailing to Cuba with Christopher Columbus. There he converted many and built several monasteries. Martyr, possibly the first Christian killed for his faith in the New World.

Died

c.1500 in Cuba

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-juan-solorzano/


Saint Rainofle

Also known as

Rainofre, Ragnulph

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Relative of Pepin, Mayor of the Palace to King Dagobert, and a member of the Dagobert court. Wishing to devote herself to God, she fled the court to avoid an arranged marriage and died from exposure.

Died

• from exposure in modern France
• relics venerated in Aincourt, France

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


Blessed Diego Martinez

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Mercedarian friar in Spain. Came to the Americas with Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro. Missionary in Panama, and then in Cuzco, Peru. Martyr.

Died

1536 in Peru

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-diego-martinez/


Saint Godo of Oye

Also known as

Gaon

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Nephew and spiritual student of Saint Wandrille. Benedictine monk under Wandrille at Fontenelle Abbey. Founder and abbot of Oye Abbey at Sezanne-en-Brie, France.

Born

at Verdun, France

Died

c.690 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-godo-of-oye/


Saint Rufinus of Mercia

Also known as

Ruffin of Mercia

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Seventh century prince, born to the royal family of Mercia, England. Baptised by Saint Chad. Murdered by his pagan father. Martyr.

Died

at Stone, Staffordshire, England

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


Saint Cyriacus of Ziganeos

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One of seven Christian brothers who were soldiers in the imperial Roman army. Kicked out of the military, exiled and eventually martyred in the persecutions of Maximian.

Died

c.311 at Ziganeos

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cyriacus-of-ziganeos/


Saint Sigolena of Trocar

Also known as

Segoulème

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Born to the nobility of Aquitaine (in modern France). Married. Widow. Nun and later abbess at Troclar Convent in southern France.

Died

c.769

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sigolena-of-trocar/


Saint Wulfhad of Mercia

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Seventh century prince, born to the royal family of Mercia, England. Baptised by Saint Chad. Murdered by his pagan father. Martyr.

Died

at Stone, Staffordshire, England

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-wulfhad-of-mercia/


Saint Christiana

Also known as

Christine

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Anglo-Saxon princess. Nun in Flanders, Belgium.

Born

7th century England

Died

Flanders, Belgium

Patronage

Termonde, Belgium

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


Saint Victorinus of Amiterno

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Martyr.

Died

on the Via Salaria, Amiterno, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-victorinus-of-amiterno/


Saint Lewina of Seaford

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Fifth-century nun, martyr by pagan Saxon invaders, and venerated in Seaford, Sussex, England.

Born

British Isles

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lewina-of-seaford/


Saint Aliprandus of Pavia

Also known as

Leuprandus

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Eighth century abbot of Saint Augustine's Abbey in Pavia, Italy.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-aliprandus-of-pavia/


Saint Ursicinus of Sens

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Bishop of Sens, France. Fought Arianism in his diocese.

Died

c.380

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ursicinus-of-sens/


Saint Menefrida

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No details have survived.

Died

5th century

Patronage

Tredresick, Cornwall, England

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


Saint Antinogenes of Merida

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Martyr.

Died

304 in Merida, Estremadura, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-antinogenes-of-merida/


Saint Stercatius of Merida

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Martyr.

Died

304 in Merida, Estremadura, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-stercatius-of-merida/


Saint Aquilina the Martyr

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Sister of Saint Niceta. Third-century convert. Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-aquilina-the-martyr/


Saint Victor of Merida

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Martyr.

Died

304 in Merida, Estremadura, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-victor-of-merida/


Saint Vincent of Rome

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Martyr.

Died

outside the walls of Rome, Italy

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


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Anthony della Torre of l'Aquila
• Cristobal de Santa Catalina
• Emanuele Gutierrez Martin
• Fantin the Elder
• Gerberge of Gandersheim
• Modestinus Mazzarella
• Pavace
• Salvian of Marseille
• Theophilus of Zakynthos


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