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Saint William of Vercelli

Also known as

William of Monte Vergine

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Born to the Italian nobility. Orphaned as an infant, and raised by relatives. Pilgrim to Santiago de Compostela, Spain at age 14. There he decided on a life devoted to God. Hermit for two years at Monte Solicoli where he healed a blind man. Friend of Saint John of Pulsano. Started a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands, but discerned that he would be of more use to God in Italy.

Hermit at Monte Vergiliano (Monte Vergine). There his reputation for holiness attracted many disciples. In 1119 he formed them into the Hermits of Monte Vergine (Williamites) with a Rule based on the Benedictines; five other houses were formed by its members during William's life, but only the original survives today. When some of the hermits began to grumble that William's austerities were too hard to match, he, Saint John, and a small handful of brothers left in order not to be a cause of dissension.

When their hermitage burned, the Williamites moved to Monte Cognato, and into the area of Naples, Italy. Advisor to King Roger I of Naples who built him a hermitage at Salerno, Italy. Founded monasteries in the Naples region.

Legend says that William began mining the stone and digging the foundations for the church on Montevergine when his only companion and helper was a single donkey. One evening, a wolf charged from the forest, killed and ate the donkey. William ordered the wolf to take the donkey's place. The wolf, understanding that he had interrupted God's work, bowed his head, and began hauling the loads of stone. Tradition says that the same wolf still prowls the mountain, ready to help those who are in danger and call upon the name of the Virgin Mary.

Born

1085 at Vercelli, Italy

Died

25 June 1142 at Guglietto, Italy of natural causes

Patronage

Irpinia, Italy

Representation

• pilgrim, usually near Santiago de Compostela, Spain
• abbot near a wolf wearing a saddle
• receiving an appearance by Christ
• saddling a wolf that killed his donkey
• wolf

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


Blessed Dorothy of Montau

Also known as

• Dorota z Matowów
• Dorothea of Montau
• Dorothea Swartz
• Dorothea von Montau
• Dorthea von Montau

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Peasant, one of nine children. Married at age 17 a wealthy swordsmith named Adalbert or Albrecht of Prague (in modern Czech Republic). Bore nine children, only one of whom survived; the girl became a Benedictine nun. Difficult marriage; she suffered abuse from her husband, but she encouraged him in his trade and his faith. Went on a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy in 1389, fell ill, and was forced to stay for many weeks, during which time her husband died at home. Widow. Nun at Marienwerser. Great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament; the absorption of the Eucharist "agitated her like boiling water; had she been allowed, she would willingly have torn the host from the priest's hands to bring it to her mouth...." Lived in a 6x9 foot cell. Visionary. Prophetess. Miracle worker.

Born

6 February 1347 at Gross Montau, Prussia, one of the states of the Teutonic Knights (modern Matowy Wielkie, Poland)

Died

25 January 1394 at Marienwerder, Kwidzyn, Prussia (in modern Poland) of natural causes

Beatified

9 January 1976 by Pope Paul VI (cultus confirmed)

Representation

• nine children
• lantern
• rosary
• holding the Book of Revelations, a rosary and five arrows

Patronage

• brides
• death of children
• difficult marriages
• parents of large families
• widows
• Pomerania
• Prussia

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-dorothy-of-montau/


Saint Moloc of Mortlach

Also known as

Lua, Luan, Luanus, Lugaid of Les Mór, Lugaidh, Lugide Lis Moer, Luoch, Mallock, Molaug, Molluog, Moloag, Molua, Moluag, Murlach

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Born to the Irish nobility. Educated in Bangor Abbey, Ireland. Spiritual student of Saint Comgall of Bangor. Legend says that one day as Moloc stood on a rock on the Irish shore, the rock broke away, sailed across the sea, and came ashore on the island of Lismore in Loch Linnhe. However he travelled there, Moloc and Saint Comgall worked as missionaries in Scotland, Moloc ranging far and wide to the Picts. Founded monasteries on the Isle of Lismore, and at Rosemarkie and Mortlach in the territory of the Picts; Saint Malachy claims that Moloc founded 100 monasteries in Scotland.

Born

c.530 in northern Ireland

Died

• 25 June 592 in Rosemarkie, Scotland of natural causes
• buried at Rosemarkie
• remains later moved to the Isle of Lismore and re-interred in the cathedral named for him
• some relics enshrined in Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland in a monastery founded in 1010 in thanks for a victory obtained through the intervention of Saint Moloc
• his crozier is in the possession of the Livingstone chief of Clan LacLea as an hereditary trust

Canonized

1898 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmation)

Patronage

• against mental illness
• Argyll, Scotland

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-moloc-of-mortlach/


Saint Domingo Henares de Zafra Cubero

Also known as

• Dominic Henares
• Domingo Henares

Additional Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

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Born to a poor family. Joined the Dominicans at the Santa Croce monastery in Granada, Spain in 1783. Missionary to the area of modern Vietnam, sailing on 29 September 1785 and arriving in the Philippines on 9 July 1786. While studying theology at the College of Saint Thomas in Manila, he was assigned to teach, as well. Priest, ordained on 18 September 1790. Chosen co-adjutor vicar apostolic, with Saint Ignatius Delgado, of Eastern Tonkin, Vietnam and titular bishop of Fez on 9 September 1800 by Pope Pius VII. Bishop of Phunhay, Vietnam in 1803. Arrested with Saint Francis Chieu at the beginning of the government persecutions of Christian missionaries. Martyr.

Born

19 December 1765 at Baena, Córdoba, Spain

Died

• beheaded on 25 June 1838 in Nam Ðinh, Vietnam
• relics enshrined in Bui-Chu, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-domingo-henares-de-zafra-cubero/


Saint Febronia of Nisibis

Also known as

Febronia of Sebapte

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Beautiful young woman at Nisibis, Mesopotamia who had dedicated her life to God. During the persecutions of Diocletian, she was arrested for her faith. She was offered freedom if she would renounce Christianity, marry Diocletian's nephew Lysimachus, and stop him from joining the Church; she declined. Tortured, mutilated and murdered. Lysimachus, who had been leaning toward Christianity to begin with, converted along with many of the witnesses to Febronia's abuse; the judge, Selenus, went insane and killed himself.

This story became immensely popular, and in some of the re-tellings the tortures were described in ghastly detail. However, it was unknown before the 7th century, was embellished each time, and modern scholars believe it is likely to be fiction.

Born

3rd century

Died

304

Representation

holding a palm of martyrdom and the shears used to cut off her breasts

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-febronia-of-nisibis/


Saint Prosper of Reggio

Also known as

• Prosper of Aquitaine
• Prospero, Tiro

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A good student in his youth, especially of the work of Saint Augustine of Hippo; Prosper was known throughout his life for his holiness and purity. As an adult, Prosper moved from Aquitaine to Provence and settled near Marseilles, an area plagued with heresies. A layman, Prosper worked to increase these people's understanding, and to educate them in their mistakes. He became widely known for his work converting heretics, sometimes leading pilgrimages to Rome, Italy so heretics could hear the truth staight from the Pope. Secretary to Pope Saint Leo the Great in 440; he used the position to spread truth and teach against heresy, fighting endlessly against semi-Pelagianism.

Born

c.403 at Aquitaine (in modern France)

Died

c.460 of natural causes

Patronage

• Reggio Emilia, Italy
• Romano Canavese, Italy

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


Saint Maximus of Turin

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First known bishop of Turin, Italy. In 451 he attended the synod of Milan where northern Italian bishops accepted the letter of Pope Leo I which set forth the orthodox doctrine of the Incarnation. Attended the the Synod of Rome in 465. Theological writer with 118 homilies, 116 sermons, and 6 treatises surviving.

Legend says that a cleric one day followed him with evil intention to a retired chapel. The cleric suddenly became so thirsty that he implored Maximus for help. A roe happened to pass by, which Maximus caused to stop so the cleric could drink its milk.

Born

c.380 at Rhaetia (in modern Switzerland)

Died

c.466 of natural causes

Patronage

Turin, Italy

Representation

bishop pointing at a roe

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-maximus-of-turin/


Saint Phanxicô Ðo Van Chieu

Also known as

• Francis Do Minh Chieu
• Francesco Do Minh Chieu

Memorial

24 November as one of the Martyrs of Vietnam

Profile

Raised in a Christian family. Layman catechist in the apostolic vicariate of East Tonkin (modern Vietnam). Devoted himself to helping missionary priests. Aide to bishop Saint Dominic Henares de Zafra Cubero, with whom he was arrested and murdered in the persecutions of emperor Minh Mang.

Born

c.1797 at Trung Le, Liên Thùy, Nam Ðinh, Vietnam

Died

• beheaded on 25 June 1838 in Nam Ðinh, Vietnam
• relics enshrined in Bui-Chu, Vietnam

Canonized

19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-phanxico-do-van-chieu/


Saint Solomon III of Bretagne

Also known as

• Solomon III of Brittany
• Selyf of...

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King of Brittany (in modern France). Military leader who fought both Franks and Northmen; the Bretons count him among their national heroes. He repented for the crimes of his youth and when he was murdered, he was proclaimed a martyr.

Died

• 25 June 874
• buried at the monastery of Plélan
• body taken to Pithiviers, diocese of Orléans, France during Norman invasions
• a church was erected in is honour in Pithiviers
• some relics taken to the church of Saint-Salomon in Vannes, France
• church destroyed in 1793 in the anti-Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution and relics to the cathedral in Vannes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-solomon-iii-of-bretagne/


Saint Adalbert of Egmond

Also known as

Adelbert, Aedelbert, Aedelbertus

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Member of the Northumbrian royal family. Spiritual student of and fellow evangelist in Ireland with Saint Egbert of Rathemigisi. Deacon at Rathemigisi monastery. Evangelized in Friesland with Saint Willibrord in 690. Converted most of the people of Egmond by his preaching and his example. May have been abbot of Epternach; records are unclear. Archdeacon of the diocese of Utrecht, Netherlands.

Born

in Northumbria, England

Died

• c.740 of natural causes
• miracles reported at his tomb which became a pilgrimage site

Representation

fountain springing up on the opening of his tomb

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-adalbert-of-egmond/


Saint Eurosia

Also known as

Orosia

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Born to the nobility. Promised in an arranged marriage to a Moor, she hid in a cave, but the smoke from her fire gave away her position. She was dragged from the cave by her hair and martyred. Very popular cultus throughout southern France and northern Italy.

Died

714

Canonized

1902 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmation)

Patronage

• against bad weather
• diocese of Jaca, Spain

Representation

• severed hand
• woman with no hands
• palm of martyrdom
• being brought a palm of martyrdom by an angel

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


Blessed John the Spaniard

Also known as

John of Spain

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Migrated to France as a boy. Studied at Arles, France. Carthusian monk at Montreuil, France. Transferred to the Grande Chartreuse under Saint Anthelm of Belley. Founder and first prior of the charterhouse of Reposoir near Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Drew up the first constitutions for the Carthusian nuns.

Born

1123 at Almanza, Spain

Died

1160 of natural causes

Beatified

1864 by Pope Pius IX (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-john-the-spaniard/


Saint Cyneburga of Gloucester

Also known as

Cyniburg, Kineburga

Profile

A princess who wished to devote herself to God; to avoid an arranged marriage she fled to Gloucester and worked as a maid for a baker. The baker‘s wife, jealous of the young woman, killed her and threw her body into a well. Her body was recovered and buried nearby. Miracles began to be reported at her graveside, and when the relics were moved, the miracles followed them.

Died

relics translated by Archbishop Courtenay and Bishop Henry Wakefield of Worcester on 10 April 1390

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cyneburga-of-gloucester/


Saint Gallicanus of Ostia

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Ranking officer in the imperial army of Constantine the Great. Roman consul. In 330 he retired from his military and political duties, moving to Ostia where he founded a hospital and spent the remainder of his life caring for the sick. In earlier times times he was described as being exiled to Alexandria, and martyred, but this was apparently not the case.

Died

c.362

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


Blessed Henry Zdick

Also known as

• Henry of Olomouc
• Henry of Olmütz

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Bohemian prince; son of King Wratislas I. Bishop of Olmutz (in the modern Czech Republic) in 1126. During a pilgrimage to Palestine in 1137, he joined the Premonstratensian order at Jerusalem. On his return home, he introduced the order in several places in his diocese, and found them an abbey at Strahov (in modern Prague).

Died

1150 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-henry-zdick/


Blessed Burchard of Mallersdorf

Also known as

Burkhard

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Benedictine monk at the monastery of Saint Michael in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany. First abbot of the monastery of Mallersdorf in Bavaria in 1109.

Born

11th century in the Upper Franconia (in modern Bavaria, Germany)

Died

• 25 June 1122 in Mallersdorf, Bavaria, Germany
• relics enshrined in 1695

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-burchard-of-mallersdorf/


Blessed Guy Maramaldi

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Dominican friar. Taught philosophy and theology. Founded a friary at Ragusa. Served as General Inquisitor for the kingdom of Naples (in modern Italy.

Born

at Naples, Italy

Died

1391 of natural causes

Beatified

1612 by Pope Paul V (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-guy-maramaldi/


Blessed Fulgentius de Lara

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Mercedarian friar. Went on several missions to ransom Christians enslaved by Muslims in Andalusia, Spain, and in Morocco; he freed over 200, preaching Christianity all along the way.

Died

1287 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-fulgentius-de-lara/


Saint Luceias

Also known as

Lucy

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One of a group of 3rd century Christian prisoners of war who were sent to Rome, Italy by emperor Probus where they were publicly martyred; we do not have the names of the others.

Died

c.260 in Rome, Italy

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


Saint Amand of Coly

Also known as

Amandus, Amantius, Amatius

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Founder and first abbot of Saint-Amand de Coly monastery, diocese of Limoges, France.

Died

6th century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-amand-of-coly/


Saint Solomon I

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Married to Saint Gwen; father of Saint Cuby. Lived in Brittany in modern France. Murdered by heathens.

Born

Cornwall, England

Died

5th century Brittany, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-solomon-i/


Saint Gohard of Nantes

Profile

Bishop of Nantes, France. Martyred with a number of priests and monks by Norwegian Viking invaders as he was celebrating Mass.

Died

843

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gohard-of-nantes/


Saint Selyf of Cornwall

Also known as

Levan, Levin, Selevan, Selyr, Silvanus

Profile

Sixth century hermit in Saint Levan, Cornwall, England.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-selyf-of-cornwall/


Saint Molonachus of Lismore

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Seventh century spiritual student of Saint Brendan. Bishop of Lismore in Argyll, Scotland.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-molonachus-of-lismore/


Saint Gallicanus of Embrun

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Fifth bishop of Embrun, France.

Died

c.540

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gallicanus-of-embrun/


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