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Lord God Almighty, I beseech You, by the precious blood which Your divine Son shed on this day, upon the wood of the cross, from His most sacred hands and feet, deliver the souls in Purgatory, and especially that soul for which I am most bound to pray; that the blame rest not with me that You bring it not forthwith to praise You in Your glory and to bless You forever. Amen. (Our Father, Hail May, and the De profundis)
Rosary Devotions - Day 26 - The Resurrection, by Father Mark J Smith, SJ
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Blessed Damian dei Fulcheri

Also known as

• Damian of Finario
• Damian of Fulcheri
• Damian of Finale
• Damian of Finarium
• Damiano, Damianus

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Born to wealthy Italian nobility. When he was kidnapped as an infant by a mentally ill man, his parents prayed fervently to the Virgin Mary for help; searchers were led to his hiding place by a miraculous light, and the baby was returned unharmed. Damien joined the Dominicans at Savona, Italy. Priest. Famous preacher throughout Italy with hundreds converted during his missions. Known as a miracle worker in life, there were miracles reported at his tomb, and he became the object of popular devotion almost immediately on his death.

Born

at Fulcheri, Liguria, Italy

Died

1484 at Modena, Reggio d'Emilia, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

4 August 1848 by Pope Pius IX (cultus confirmed)

Video

YouTube PlayList

Readings

God of truth, for the salvation of the faithful you endowed Blessed Damian with wondrous virtues and powers of speech. Through his prayers may we hear your word with an open heart and hold fast to it with patience. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. - General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-damian-dei-fulcheri/


Saint Alfred the Great

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Youngest of five sons of King Ethelwulf of Wessex. Ideal Christian king of Wessex, he came to the throne during a Danish invasion. Alfred defeated the Danes and preserved the growth of the Church in England. Patron of learning, he established a court school, invited British and foreign scholars to work there. Personally translated several religious works into Anglo-Saxon. His laws made no distinction between British and Welsh subjects, a first.

Born

849 at Wantage, Berkshire, England

Died

26 October 899 of natural causes

Writings

• "The Consolation of Philosophy" of Boethius
• "The History of the World" of Orosius
• "Ecclesiastical History" of Bede
• "Pastoral Rule" of Saint Gregory the Great
• "Dialogues" of Saint Gregory the Great

Readings

We pray to you, O Lord, who are the surpeme Truth, and all truth is from you. We beseech you, O Lord, who are the highest Wisdom, and all the wise depend on you for their wisdom. You are the supreme Joy, and all who are happy owe it to you. You are the Light of minds, and all receive their understanding from you. We love, we love you above all. We seek you, we follow you, and we are ready to serve you. We desire to dwell under your power for you are the King of all. Amen. - Saint Alfred the Great

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alfred-the-great/


Saint Cedd

Also known as

Cedda, Cedde, Ceddus, Ceddi, Ceadwalla

Profile

Brother of Saint Chad and Saint Cynibild; his brother Caelin was also a priest. Benedictine monk at Lindisfarne, England. Spiritual student of Saint Aidan of Lindesfarne. Priest. Missionary to the Midlands of England in 653, sent by King Oswiu of Northumbria with three other priests at the request of convert King Peada of the Middle Angles. Worked with Saint Diuma. Missionary in Essex by request of converted King Sigebert of the East Angles. Bishop of the East Saxons, consecrated by Saint Finan of Iona. Founded churches and monasteries at Bradwell-on-the-Sea, Lastingham, and Tilbury, and served as abbot of the house in Lastingham. Attended the Synod of Whitby in 664 where he acted as an interpreter, and at which he accepted Roman Easter observance. In his old age he retired to the monastery at Lastingham, Yorkshire.

Born

Northumbria, England

Died

• 26 October 664 at Lastingham, Yorkshire, England of plague
• buried at Lastingham
• relics later relocated next to the altar in the new church at Lastingham

Representation

• bishop with chalice and abbot's staff
• with Saint Chad
• with Saint Diuma

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


Blessed Bonaventura of Potenza

Also known as

• Bonaventure of Potenza
• Carlo Antonio
• Carlo Antonio Gerardo Lavanga
• Karl Antonius

Profile

Joined the Friars Minor Conventual at Nocera, Italy at age 15. Home missioner in southern Italy, serving from convents in Campania Aversa, Maddaloni, Amalfi, Ischia, Nocera Inferiore, Sorrento, Naples and finally, Ravello. Noted novice master, and known for the theological depth of his preaching. Worked fearlessly with plague victims. A miracle worker, he had the gifts of healing, and of levitation, and saw the soul of his sister ascend into heaven.

Born

4 January 1651 of Potenza, Naples, Italy as Antonio Carlo Gerardo Lavanga

Died

26 October 1711 in Ravello, Italy of gangrene while singing a psalm during a religious ecstasy

Beatified

26 November 1775 by Pope Pius VI (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bonaventura-of-potenza/


Blessed Celina Chludzinska

Also known as

• Celina Chludzinska Borzecka
• Celina Rosalie Leonard

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Celina was early drawn to religious life, but acceded to her parent's wishes and married Joseph Borzecka in 1853. Mother for four, two of whom died in infancy. Widow. Founded the Congregation of Sisters of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Born

29 October 1833 in Antavilis, Vilniaus rajonas, Poland (now in Lithuania)

Died

26 October 1913 in Kraków, Maloploskie, Poland of natural causes

Beatified

27 October 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-celina-chludzinska/


Saint Lucian

Profile

Spent his early life as a demon worshipper and sorcerer. When a Christian woman fended off his spells simply by making the Sign of the Cross, he gave up his idolatrous life and converted to Christianity. He turned his devotion to study of magic to a study of the faith, and like many a convert, spent the rest of his days explaining and working against the error of his earlier life. Martyred in the persecutions Decius.

Died

c.250

Patronage

• converts
• possessed people

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


Saint Fulk of Piacenza

Also known as

• Fulk of Pavia
• Foulques

Profile

Canon. Studied in Paris, France. Archpriest and then bishop of Piacenza, Italy. Bishop of Pavia, Italy in 1216, chosen by Pope Honorius III.

Born

• 1164 in Piacenza, Italy
• his parents were from Scotland

Died

1229 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-fulk-of-piacenza/


Saint Albinus of Büraburg

Also known as

Albino, Vitta, Vito, Witta, Wittanus, Wizo, Wintanus

Profile

Benedictine monk. Missionary to Germany with Saint Boniface. Only bishop of Büraburg, (part of the modern Archdiocese of Mainz, Germany) in 741.

Born

8th century Anglo-Saxon England as Witta

Died

c.748 of natural causes

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


Saint Valentine of Segovia

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Brother of Saint Fructus of Segovia and Saint Engratia of Segovia. Martyred by invading Moors.

Born

at Sepulveda, Castile (in modern Spain)

Died

• c.715
• relics at Segovia, Spain

Patronage

Segovia, Spain

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


Saint Engratia of Segovia

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Sister of Saint Fructus of Segovia and Saint Valentine of Segovia. Martyred by invading Moors.

Born

at Sepulveda, Castile (in modern Spain)

Died

• c.715
• relics at Segovia, Spain

Patronage

Segovia, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-engratia-of-segovia/


Saint Amandus of Strasbourg

Also known as

Amand, Amando, Amatius, Amantius

Profile

First bishop of Strasbourg, France.

Died

346 of natural causes

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


Saint Cuthbert of Canterbury

Profile

Born to the nobility. Monk and then abbot at Lyminge Abbey in Kent, England. Bishop of Hereford, England c.736. Archbishop of Canterbury, England c.740.

Died

761 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cuthbert-of-canterbury/


Saint Eata of Hexham

Also known as

Eata of Lindisfarne

Profile

Monk at Ripon, England. Abbot of Melrose Abbey in Scotland. Abbot of Lindisfarne Abbey. Bishop of Lindisfarne, England. Bishop of Hexham, England.

Died

c.686

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eata-of-hexham/


Saint Aptonius of Angouleme

Also known as

Aptonio

Profile

Bishop of Angouleme, Aquitaine (in modern France) in 541. Attended the Fifth Council of Orleans in 549.

Died

c.567 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-aptonius-of-angouleme/


Saint Quadragesimus of Policastro

Profile

Shepherd. Deacon at Policastro, Salerno, Italy. According to Saint Gregory the Great, he raised a dead man to life.

Died

c.590 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-quadragesimus-of-policastro/


Saint Alorus of Quimper

Also known as

Alar, Alor, Alour

Profile

Fifth century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alorus-of-quimper/


Saint Bean of Mortlach

Also known as

• Bean of Aberdeen
• Beano, Beanus, Beóán

Profile

Bishop of Mortlach, Scotland. Evangelized in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Died

c.1012

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


Saint Rusticus of Narbonne

Also known as

Rustique

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Monk at Lérins Abbey. Bishop of Narbonne, France. Attended the 3rd Ecumenical Council in Ephesus in 431.

Died

c.462

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-rusticus-of-narbonne/


Saint Alanus of Quimper

Also known as

Alain, Alan

Profile

Fifth century bishop of Quimper in Brittany.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alanus-of-quimper/


Saint Marcian

Profile

Possible devil worshipper who converted to Christianity and was martyred in the persecutions of Decius.

Died

martyred c.250

Patronage

• converts
• possessed people

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


Saint Adalgott of Einsiedeln

Also known as

Adalgott of Dissentis

Profile

Monk at Einsiedeln Abbey. Abbot of Dissentis Abbey in 1012.

Died

1031

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-adalgott-of-einsiedeln/


Saint Sigibald of Metz

Also known as

Sigibaldo

Profile

Bishop of Metz, France in 716. Built several monasteries including Neuweiter and Saint-Avold.

Died

c.740

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sigibald-of-metz/


Blessed Humbert

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Benedictine monk at Fritzlar, Hesse, Germany. Prior at Buraburg, Germany.

Born

7th century

Died

8th century of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-humbert/


Saint Rogatian of Carthage

Also known as

Rogaziano

Profile

Priest. Martyr.

Died

256 in Carthage in North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-rogatian-of-carthage/


Saint Edfrid

Also known as

Eadfrid

Profile

Priest in Northumbria, England. Evangelized in Mercia. Founded a monastery in Leominster, England.

Died

c.675

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


Saint Gaudiosus of Salerno

Profile

Seventh century bishop of Salerno, Italy.

Died

relics in Naples, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gaudiosus-of-salerno/


Saint Felicissimus of Carthage

Profile

Layman. Martyr.

Died

256 in Carthage in North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-felicissimus-of-carthage/


Saint Gibitrudis

Profile

Nun at Faremoutiers-en-Brie, France. Spiritual student of Saint Fara.

Died

c.655

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


Saint Aneurin

Also known as

Gildas

Profile

Father of Saint Gwinoc. Sixth century Welsh monk in Wales.

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


Saint Amandus of Worms

Profile

Fourth century bishop of Worms, Germany.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-amandus-of-worms/


Saint Gwinoc

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Son of Saint Aneurin. Sixth century Welsh monk and poet.

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


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Martyrs of Nicomedia
• Arnaldo of Queralt
• Bernardo de Figuerols
• Eliavo of Britain


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