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Blessed Andrea Giacinto Longhin

Also known as

• Andrea of Fiumicello
• Andrew Longhin
• Andrew of Campodarsego
• Bishop of the Catechism
• Hyacinth Bonaventure Longhin

Profile

The only son of Matthew and Judith Marin, poor and pious tenant farmers. He early felt a call to the priesthood. Against the wishes of his father, he became a Capuchin novice, taking the name Andrew of Campodarsego at Bassano del Grappa, Venice on 27 August 1879 at age 16. He studied at Padua and Venice in Italy, made his solemn profession on 4 October 1883, and was ordained on 19 June 1886.

Spiritual director for young religious for 18 years. Taught at the Capuchin seminary at Udine, Italy. Director of Capuchin teachers at Padua in 1889. Director of theology students in Venice in 1891. Capuchin Provincial Minister at Venice on 18 April 1902 where he came to the attention of the future Pope Saint Pius X. Bishop of Treviso, Italy, consecrated in Rome, Italy on 17 April 1904, a see he would hold for 32 years.

He entered the see with reform in mind, and spent five years travelling from parish to parish, preaching and becoming close to his parishioners and clergy, many of whom resisted his reforming efforts. He reformed the diocesan seminary, improving the quality of teaching and spiritual formation. He promoted spiritual retreats for the clergy, and worked with lay groups, especially those involved in the Catholic social movement, supporting the right for workers to organize. He encouraged religious orders to work in his diocese; male institutes went from 7 to 12, women's from 10 to 24 during his bishopric, and these included houses of Franciscans, Passionists, Salesians, Carmelites, Somaschi Fathers, Camillians, and Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Friend of Saint Leopold Mandic.

During the air and ground attacks that destroyed Treviso in World War I, Bishop Andrew stayed at his post, and told his priests that they could leave if they were ministering to refugees. Andrew became the center of work in the community, organizing help for soldiers, the wounded, the sick and the poor. Because he refused to ally himself with any of the war parties, he was convicted of defeatism, and was imprisoned with several of his priests. Upon his release, he resumed his work of ministering in his diocese, and rebuilding the city and the 47 parishes that had been destroyed, and was eventually awarded the Cross of Merit war decoration.

During the post-war years, Bishop Andrew worked with many lay groups to help keep the Catholic social movement as Catholic as possible. He insisted on non-violence and loyalty to the Church, which put him at odds with the growing Fascist movement. In 1920 he supported Leghe Bianche, a Christian union movement. Pope Pius X chose him as Apostolic Visitor to Padua in 1923 and then Udine in 1927 to 1928 in order to return unity between the priests and bishops of those dioceses.

Born

22 November 1863 in Fiumicello di Campodarsego, province and diocese of Padua, Italy as Hyacinth Bonaventure Longhin

Died

• Friday 26 June 1936 in Treviso, Italy of natural causes following an eight-month illness
• interred in the cathedral of Treviso

Beatified

• 10:00 am Sunday 20 October 2002 by Pope John Paul II
• his Cause began on 21 April 1964
• his beatification miracle involved the 1964 cure of Dino Stella from diffuse peritonitis

Readings

Today families, parishes, the nation, the world are in need of saints. - Blessed Andrea

With joy and edification I see in him a copy of the Good Shepherd in the Gospel, very, very true to the original. - Servant of God, Pietro Cardinal La Fontaine, 1929

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-andrea-giacinto-longhin/


Saint Josemaria Escriva

Also known as

Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer

Profile

One of six children born to Jose and Dolores Escriva; three of his siblings died in infancy. His father was a small businessman, and when his business failed in 1915, the family moved to Logroño, Spain. As a young man, Josemaria saw the bare footprints left in the snow by a monk; the sight moved him, and kindled a desire for religious vocation. He studied for the priesthood in Logroño and Zaragoza, Spain. His father died in 1924, and Josemaria had to simultaneously support the family while studying. Ordained in Zaragoza on 28 March 1925.

Assigned for a while to a rural parish, and then in Zaragoza. Moved to Madrid, Spain in 1927 to study law. Following a profound spiritual retreat, Josemaria founded Opus Dei in Madrid on 2 October 1928, opening a new way for the faithful to sanctify themselves in the midst of the world through their work and fulfillment of their personal, family and social duties. The next few years were spent studying at the University of Madrid, teaching to support his mother and siblings, ministering to the poor and sick, and working to build the foundation of Opus Dei.

Religious persecution in the Spanish Civil War forced Josemaria into hiding, and he ministered covertly to his parishioners. He escaped across the Pyrenees to Burgos, Spain. At the end of the war in 1939, he returned to his studies in Madrid. Doctor of law. Retreat master for laity, priests, and religious.

On 14 February 1943 he founded the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, united to Opus Dei. Josemaria moved to Rome, Italy in 1946, and earned a doctorate in theology from the Lateran University. Consultor to two Vatican Congregations. Honorary member of the Pontifical Academy of Theology. Named a prelate of honor by Pope Pius XII.

Opus Dei received the approval of the Holy See on 16 June 1950. Josemaria travelled frequently throughout Europe and Latin America to work for the growth of Opus Dei, and by the time of his death, it had spread to five continents with over 60,000 members of 80 nationalities, and today has over 80,000 members, most laymen.

Born

9 January 1902 at Barbastro, Spain

Died

• 26 June 1975 of natural causes in his office in Rome, Italy
• interred at Prelatic Church of Our Lady of Peace at Viale Bruno Buozzi 75, Rome, Italy

Beatified

• 17 May 1992 by Pope John Paul II
• the beatification miracle involved the cure in 1976 of Carmelite Sister Concepcion Boullon Rubio from the nearly-fatal cancerous form of lipomatosis following prayers by her family for the intercession of Father Josemaria

Canonized

• 6 October 2002 by Pope John Paul II
• the canonization miracle involved saving a surgeon's hands from a career-ending disease

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Readings

With supernatural intuition, Blessed Josemaria untiringly preached the universal call to holiness and apostolate. Christ calls everyone to become holy in the realities of everyday life. Hence work too is a means of personal holiness and apostolate, when it is done in union with Jesus Christ. - Pope John Paul II in his homily at the beatification of Saint Josemaria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-josemaria-escriva/


Saint José María Robles Hurtado

Additional Memorial

21 May as one of the Martyrs of the Mexican Revolution

Profile

Born to a fervently Catholic family, the son of Antonio Robles and Petronila Hurtado. Entered the seminary of Guadalajara, Mexico at age 12. Ordained on 22 March 1913 at age 25 at Guadalajara.

Consecrated to the Sacred Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, and in 1918 founded the Congregation of Victims of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus (Hermanas del Corazón de Jesús Sacramentado) at Nochistlan, Zacatecas, Mexico. The congregation was dedicated to pastoral health and education, assisting orphanages, and conducting missions. Today it is known as the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Parish priest in Tocolotlan in 1920. During the persecutions of the Mexican Revolution, priests were outlawed; parishioners urged Father Jose to run, but he could not abandon his people. He was arrested on 25 June 1927 for presiding at Mass in private homes; he was at a make-shift altar when soldiers broke in to grab him. Hanged from an oak tree the next day, after having blessed and forgiven his captors; he kissed and blessed the rope, and put around his own neck so no executioners would not be guilty of the murder. One of the Martyrs of the Cristera War.

Born

3 May 1888 at Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico

Died

• hanged on 26 June 1927 at Quila, Jalisco, Mexico
• relics at the church at Tecolotlan

Canonized

21 May 2000 by Pope John Paul II during the Jubilee of Mexico

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jose-maria-robles-hurtado/


Saint Vigilius of Trent

Also known as

Vigilio

Profile

Roman patrician, son of Theodosius and Maxentia. Brother of Saint Claudian and Saint Magorian. Studied at Athens, Greece where he developed a reputation for learning and sanctity. Friend of Saint John Chrysostom. Settled in the region of Trent, Italy in 380. Chosen bishop of Trent by the faithful of the area. Worked to help the poor, and opposed usury. Friend of Saint Ambrose of Milan. Nearly ended paganism in his diocese, and worked to bring Arians back to orthodox Christianity. Missionary to the areas surrounding his diocese, founding 30 parishes. Worked with Saint Sisinnius, Saint Martyrius and Saint Alexander about whom he wrote De Martyrio SS. Sisinnii, Martyrii et Alexandri. Killed when he overturned a statue of Saturn in the one the few remaining enclaves of such pagan worship. Pope Benedict XIV called Vigilius the first martyr canonized by a pope.

Born

c.353

Died

• stoned to death on 26 June 405 near Lake Garda in the Val di Rendena
• buried in Trent, Italy

Patronage

• diocese of Bolzano-Bressanone, Italy
• Trent, Italy
• Tyrol, Italy

Representation

bishop holding a shoe

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-vigilius-of-trent/


Saint Anthelm of Belley

Also known as

• Anthelm de Chignin
• Anthelme, Anthelmus

Profile

Born to the nobility. Priest. Provost of a cathedral chapter. He got caught up in Church politics, and sought ecclesiastical positions to increase his power and authority rather than ability to serve. A visit to the Carthusians at Portes changed his view of his vocation, and he felt drawn to the monastic life. At age thirty, Anthelm renounced his offices, and retired to the Carthusian monastery. Within two years he was prior of the mother house at Grande Chartreuse; the monastery flourished and increased in both numbers and holiness. During the Schism of 1158 he supported Pope Alexander II, earning him the enmity of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Bishop of Belley, France; he was so beloved that the town was briefly known as Anthelmopolis. Several years later, Anthelm retired to solitude at Portes. Within months he was asked to serve as prior of the community there. Two years later Anthelm retired to Grande Chartreuse, but was recalled to help mend a schism between King Henry II and Thomas a Becket in England.

Born

1105 at Savoy

Died

1178 in France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anthelm-of-belley/


Blessed Khalil Al-Haddad

Also known as

• Ya'Qub of Ghazir
• Yaaqub El-Haddad

Profile

Third of five children. Teacher in Egypt when he felt a call to religious life. Franciscan Capuchin monk, making his perpetual vows in 1898. Ordained in 1901, he was assigned to the Bab Idriss monastery in Beirut, Lebanon. Working tirelessly for the physical and moral improvement of the local people, he founded and built churches, schools, hospitals and orphanages. Founded the Franciscan Sisters of the Cross in 1930 to care for the elderly, the disabled, the mentally handicapped and the incurable who had been abandoned by families and authorities. Left 24 volumes of transcribed sermons given in Lebanon, Palestine, Iran and Syria.

Born

1 February 1875 in Ghazir, Kesrwan, Jabal Lubnan, Lebanon

Died

26 June 1954 in Beirut, Lebanon of natural causes while holding a cross

Beatified

22 June 2008 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-khalil-al-haddad/


Blessed Andrii Ischak

Also known as

Andrij, Andriy

Additional Memorial

27 June as one of the Martyrs Killed Under Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe

Profile

Greek Catholic. Studied at universities in Lviv, Ukraine, and Innsbruck, Austria. Doctor of theology in 1914, receiving his degree from the University of Innsbruck. Ordained in 1914. Teacher at the Lviv Theological Academy in 1928. Pastor of the Archeparchy of Lviv for the Ukrainians at Sykhiv. Martyred by retreating Soviet soldiers who passed through his village.

Born

20 September 1887 at Mykolayiv, Lviv District, Ukraine

Died

murdered by Soviet soldiers on 26 June 1941 at Sykhiv, Ukraine

Beatified

27 June 2001 by Pope John Paul II in Ukraine

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-andrii-ischak/


Saint Pelagius of Oviedo

Also known as

• Pelagius the Martyr
• Paio, Pelayo

Profile

Left with Moors at age 10 as a hostage for his captured Christian uncle. Three years later, when Pelagius had not been ransomed, he was offered his freedom and a reward if he would convert to Islam and denounce Christianity; he declined. Martyred at age 13.

Born

c.912 at Asturias, Spain

Died

• tortured to death in 925
• relics moved to Leon, Spain in 967
• relics moved to Oviedo, Spain in 985

Patronage

• abandoned people
• torture victims
• Castro Urdiales, Spain
• Torreira, Portugal

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-pelagius-of-oviedo/


Blessed Mykola Konrad

Also known as

Nicholas Konrad

Profile

Greek Catholic. Studied philosophy and theology at Rome, Italy. Ordained in 1899. Taught in high schools in Berezhony and Tereboblya. Taught at the Theological Academy in 1930. Parish priest at Stradch. Pastor of the Archeparchy of Lviv for the Ukrainians. Martyr.

Born

16 May 1876 at Strusiv, Ternopil District, Ukraine

Died

tortured and murdered by NKVD agents on 26 June 1941 in the forest outside Stradch, Yavoriv, L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine

Beatified

27 June 2001 by Pope John Paul II at Ukraine

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-mykola-konrad/


Blessed Raymond Petiniaud de Jourgnac

Profile

Priest in the diocese of Limoges, 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

3 January 1747 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France

Died

26 June 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-raymond-petiniaud-de-jourgnac/


Blessed Volodymyr Ivanovych Pryima

Profile

Greek Catholic. Layman, married and a father. Cantor and choir director at Stradch. Martyred with Father Nicholas Konrad while returning from a sick call.

Born

17 July 1906 at Stradch, Yavoriv, L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine

Died

tortured and murdered by NKVD agents on 26 June 1941 in the forest outside Stradch, Yavoriv, L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine

Beatified

27 June 2001 by Pope John Paul II at Ukraine

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-volodymyr-ivanovych-pryima/


Saint David of Thessalonica

Also known as

• David the Dendrite
• David the Tree-Dweller

Profile

From his youth, David was known for his contamplative, prayerful personal piety. Hermit outside Thessalonica for 70 years, including three years living in an almond tree.

Born

5th-century Mesopotamia

Died

• 540 of natural causes
• relics translated to Pavia, Italy in 1054

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-david-of-thessalonica/


Saint Iosephus Ma Taishun

Also known as

Giuseppe, Joseph, Ruose

Profile

Lifelong layman in the apostolic vicariate of Southeastern Zhili, China. Physician. Catechist. During the anti-Western, anti-Christian persecutions of the Boxer Rebellion, most of Joseph's family renounced their Christianity; Joseph refused to. Martyr.

Born

c.1840 in Qianshenzhuang, Dongguang Co., Hebei, China

Died

26 June 1900 in Wangla, Dongguang Co., Hebei, China

Canonized

1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-iosephus-ma-taishun/


Saint John of Rome

Profile

Servant of Constantia, daughter of Constantine. He refused to join the household of Julian the Apostate when he became emperor, and was secretly martyred in his own home. His name is listed in the "Communicantes" in the Canon of the Mass. A basilica in Rome, Italy is named for him.

Born

Roman

Died

• beheaded
• interred under the basilica of Saints John and Paul

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-of-rome-26-june/


Saint Paul of Rome

Profile

Servant of Constantia, daughter of Constantine. He refused to join the household of Julian the Apostate when he became emperor, and was secretly martyred in his own home. His name is listed in the "Communicantes" in the Canon of the Mass. A basilica in Rome, Italy is named for him.

Born

Roman

Died

• beheaded
• interred under the basilica of Saints John and Paul

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-paul-of-rome-26-june/


Saint Babolenus of Stavelot-Malmédy

Also known as

Babolin, Badolenus, Papolenus, Papolin

Profile

Travelling missionary bishop in 7th-century Netherlands. Close friend of Saint Remaclus. In later life he retired to lives as a prayerful monk at the monastery of Stavelot-Malmédy (in modern Belgium).

Died

• c.700 at the monastery of Stavelot-Malmédy, Belgium of natural causes
• buried at the abbey church at Stavelot-Malmédy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-babolenus-of-stavelot-malmedy/


Saint Hermogius of Tuy

Profile

Uncle of Saint Pelagius of Cordova. Benedictine monk. Bishop of Tuy, Spain. Founded the abbey at Lubrugia, Spanish Galatia in 915. Captured by Moors and imprisoned in Cordoba, Spain with Pelagius for his faith. He was later freed, but Pelagius retained as a hostage for his behavior. Placed in a position where he could not actively promote the faith, he resigned his bishopric, and retired to live as a monk at Ribas del Sil.

Born

at Tuy, Spain

Died

c.942 of natural causes

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


Saint Maxentius of Poitou

Also known as

Masenzio, Massenzio, Maixent

Profile

Spiritual student of Saint Severus of Poitiers. Monk at a monastery in Poitou, France, a place now Saint-Maixent in his honour; he eventually served as abbot. He was highly esteemed by the local laity whom he sheltered during invasions. Known as a miracle worker.

Born

c.448 in Agde, France

Died

518 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-maxentius-of-poitou/


Blessed Bartholomew de Vir

Also known as

• Bartholomew of Laon
• Bartholomew of Foigny

Profile

Bishop of Laon, France from 1113 to 1151. Helped Saint Norbert of Xanten with the founding of the Premonstratensians. Built the Cistercian abbey at Foigny, France in 1121; late in life he retired from his bishopric to spend his remaining years as a prayerful monk.

Died

1157 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bartholomew-de-vir/


Saint Edburga of Gloucester

Profile

Born a princess, the sister of King Osric of Hwicce (an area in modern Worcestershire, England). Benedictine nun, consecrated in 710 by Saint Egwin of Worcester. Abbess of Saint Peter’s Abbey in Gloucester, England where she served about 20 years.

Born

late 7th century England

Died

26 June 735 in Gloucester, England of natural causes

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


Blessed Sebastian de Burgherre

Profile

Mercedarian friar at the convent of Montpellier, France. Sent to Africa to ransom Christians who had been enslaved by Muslims, he was replaced one of the them and served as a slave for 10 years in Algeria before he could be ransomed back himself, never losing his faith.

Died

Mercedarian convent at Montpellier, France of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-sebastian-de-burgherre/


Saint Terence of Rome

Also known as

Terentianus

Profile

Layman soldier and commander of an imperial Roman bodyguard during the reign of Julian the Apostate. Father of at least one son. Witness to the death sentencing of Saint John and Saint Paul. Convert. Martyr. Some sources say that his son was martyred with him.

Died

Rome, Italy

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


Saint Albinus of Rome

Also known as

Albinus of Cologne

Profile

Martyr.

Died

• in Rome, Italy, date unknown
• relics brought to the church of Saint Pantaleon in Cologne, Germany c.990 by Empress Theofano
• relics re-enshrined in a new reliquary in 1186 and moved to the treasury of the cathedral in Cologne

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


Saint Perseveranda of Poitiers

Also known as

Pecinna, Pezaine

Profile

Holy virgin who, with her sisters Macrina and Columba, founded a convent in Poitiers, France.

Born

Spain

Died

c.726 at Sainte-Pezaine, France while fleeing a thief

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-perseveranda-of-poitiers/


Saint Salvius

Also known as

Salvio

Profile

Bishop near Angouleme, France. Missionary to the Flemish in Valenciennes (in modern France) with Saint Superius. Murdered by a greedy local noble who opposed the work. Martyr.

Died

c.768 at Valenciennes (in modern France)

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


Saint Barbolenus of Fosses

Also known as

Babolen

Profile

Monk at Luxeuil Abbey, Burgundy (in modern France). Abbot of Saint Peter's Abbey (later known as Saint Maur-des-Fossés) in northern France.

Died

c.677

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-barbolenus-of-fosses/


Saint Deodatus of Nola

Profile

Deacon to Saint Paulinus of Nola. Archpriest of Nola, Italy. Bishop of Nola.

Died

• 26 June 473 of natural causes
• buried in Nola, Italy
• relics translated to Benevento, Italy in 839

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-deodatus-of-nola/


Saint John of the Goths

Profile

Bishop of the Goths in South Russia. Noted defender of religious images, opposing the iconoclasts. Driven from his see by invading Khazars, and never able to return.

Died

c.800 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-of-the-goths/


Saint Superius

Profile

Missionary to the Flemish in Valenciennes (in modern France) with Saint Salvius. Murdered by a greedy local noble who opposed the work. Martyr.

Died

c.768 at Valenciennes (in modern France)

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


Saint Dionysius of Bulgaria

Profile

Archbishop from Bulgaria. Missionary to Russia. Built a monastery in Novgorod.

Died

1180 in Kiev, Russia of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-dionysius-of-bulgaria/


Saint Corbican

Profile

Eighth century hermit in Netherlands where he was known for his charity and endless help to the local people.

Born

Ireland

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


Saint Medico of Otricoli

Also known as

Medicus

Profile

Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-medico-of-otricoli/


Saint Acteie of Rome

Profile

Martyr.

Died

in Rome, Italy, date unknown

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


Saint Soadbair

Also known as

Soadbar

Profile

Bishop in Ireland.

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


Martyrs of Africa

Profile

Four Christians who were martyred together - Agapitus, Emerita, Felix and Gaudentius.

Died

unknown location in Africa, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-africa-26-june/


Martyrs of Alexandria

Profile

Three Christians who were martyred together, but we really know little more that the names - Agatho, Diogenes and Luceja.

Died

Alexandria, Egypt, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-alexandria-26-june/


Martyrs of Cambrai

Profile

Four Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul nuns at Arras, France. Imprisoned together in 1792 and executed together two years later in the anti-Catholic excesses of the French Revolution.

Jeanne Gerard
Marie-Françoise Lanel
Marie-Madeleine Fontaine
Thérèse-Madeleine Fantou

Died

guillotined 26 June 1794 at Cambrai, Nord, France

Beatified

June 1920 by Pope Benedict XV

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-cambrai-26-june/


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