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Saint Laverius

Also known as

Laberio, Laverio, Lavierio, Laviero

Additional Memorial

• 17 November on some calendars in southern Italy
• 7 September (Tito, Italy)

Profile

Son of Achille, Laverius was raised in a pagan family. Served as a soldier in the imperial Roman army. A convert to Christianity, he began preaching in the streets of Teggiano, Italy. By order of the prefect Agrippa, Laverius was arrested, tortured, put on display for public abuse and ridicule, and ordered to make sacrifice to pagan gods; he refused. He was then thrown to wild animals in the amphitheatre, but instead of attacking him, they knelt in front of him. Laverius was thrown back into this cell, but an angel freed him during the night and ordered him to travel to Grumentum (modern Grumento Nova, Italy). He arrived on 15 August 312 and began immediately to preach and to baptize converts. Agrippa sent soldiers after him. Laverius was captured, flogged, and when he would not stop preaching Christ even while being beaten, he was executed. Martyr.

Born

3rd century Acerenza, Ripacandida or Teggiano (records vary), Italy

Died

• beheaded on 17 November 312 at the confluence of the Agri and Sciaura Rivers outside Grumentum (modern Grumento Nova, Italy)
• his soul was seen flying from the body into heaven
• his body was abandoned by the soldiers where it fell, but a Roman matron came later and gave him a Christian burial
• a chapel devoted to him was built at the execution site
• relics later dis-interred and dispersed to prevent their loss to invading barbarians
• relics later further dispersed to prevent their loss to invading Saracens
• some relics destroyed c.1427 in the sack of Satriano, Italy
• an arm bone made it to Tito, Italy by 1465
• last relic stolen in Tito in December 1968

Patronage

• Acerenza, Italy
• Grumento Nova, Italy
• Laurignano, Italy
• Ripacandida, Italy
• Teggiano, Italy
• Tito, Italy (since 1465)

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


Blessed Bernardine of Fossa

Also known as

• Bernardine d'Amici
• Bernardine of Aquila
• Bernardine of Aquilanus
• Fra Bernardino of Fossa
• Giovanni Amici

Additional Memorial

7 November (Franciscans)

Profile

Born to the nobility, member of the Amici family. An excellent student, he was educated at Aquila, Italy. Obtained doctorates in civil law and canon law at Perugia, Italy. Joined the Franciscan Friars Minor on 12 March 1445 in Perugia, taking the name Giovanni Bernardino, and receiving the habit from Saint James of the Marches. Held assorted administrative posts at several Franciscan monasteries in the regions of Umbria and Abruzzi in Italy. Evangelist throughout Italy, Dalmatia and Serigonia. Provincial of his Order in Italy from 1454 to 1460; provincial in Dalmatia and Bosnia from 1464 to 1467; attorney general to the Roman Curia from 1467 to 1469; provincial in Italy from 1472 to 1475. Twice chosen bishop of Aquila, and twice refused the see, citing his inadequacy to the position. Noted historian and ascetical writer, and many of his sermons have survived to today; wrote the first biography of Saint Bernardine of Siena.

Born

1420 in Fossa, Aquila, Italy as Giovanni Amici

Died

27 November 1503 in the Franciscan convent in L'Aquila, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

26 March 1828 by Pope Leo XII (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bernardine-of-fossa/


Saint Virgilius of Salzburg

Also known as

• Apostle of Carinthia
• Fergal, Fearghal, Ferghil, Vergil, Virgiel, Virgil

Profile

Benedictine monk. Pilgrim to the Holy Land in 743, and on the way home he stopped in Bavaria - and stayed. Worked with Saint Rupert of Salzburg. Abbot of Saint Peter's monastery in Salzburg, Austria; one of his monks was Saint Modestus. Bishop of Salzburg in 765, ordained by Duke Odilo. Saint Boniface twice accused him of heresy because of his scientific ideas (including a round earth), but this reflected some friction between the style and people of Roman and Celtic origins, and Virgilius was always cleared of the charges. He rebuilt the cathedral of Salzburg. Sent missionary priests to Carinthia, Austria.

Born

8th century Ireland

Died

• 784 at Salzburg, Austria of natural causes
• relics in the altar of the cathdral of Salzburg, Austria

Canonized

10 June 1233 by Pope Gregory IX

Patronage

• against birth complications
• Salzburg, Austria
• Slovenes

Representation

• bishop holding a church
• bishop with a purse
• bishop with a globe

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-virgilius-of-salzburg/


Saint Josaphat

Also known as

Ioasaph, Iasaph, Joasaph, Yudasaf

Profile

With Saint Barlaam, one of the protagonists in a Christianized retelling of the story of Siddhartha Buddha that was popular in the Middle Ages.

Many people in India were converted by Thomas the Apostle. Astrologers foretold that the son of King Abenner would one day become a Christian. To prevent this, Abenner began persecuting the Church, and had his son placed under house arrest. In spite of these precautions, Barlaam, a hermit of Senaar, met him, and converted him to the Faith. Abenner tried to pervert Josaphat, but failed, and shared the government with him. Abenner himself later became a Christian, abdicated the throne, and became a hermit. Josaphat governed for a time, then abdicated, too. He travelled to the desert, found Barlaam, and spent his remaining years as a holy hermit. Years after their deaths, the bodies Josaphat and Barlaam were brought to India; their joint grave became renowned by miracles.

Representation

• with Saint Barlaam
• praying in a cave

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


Saint Secundinus of Ireland

Also known as

• Secundinus of Dunsaghlin
• Secundinus of Dunseachlin
• Secundinus of Dunshaughlin
• Seachnal, Seachnall, Sechnall, Secundin

Additional Memorial

6 December (joint celebration of the missionary work of Secundinus and Saint Auxilius)

Profile

Migrated to Ireland in 439 with Saint Auxilius and Saint Iserninus to help Saint Patrick evangelize the country; Secundinus preached in the north and east. There are many conflicting documents about him - whether he was a priest or bishop when he arrived, if he had been there before, etc. He apparently served as acting bishop of Armagh, Ireland when Patrick went to Rome. Founded a church and served as first bishop of Dunshaughlin, Meath, Ireland. Wrote the earliest poem of the Irish Church, an alphabetical hymn in honour of Saint Patrick.

Born

c.375 in Gaul (modern France, possibly the area of Auxerre

Died

27 November 447 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-secundinus-of-ireland/


Saint Maximus of Riez

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Raised in a Christian home, in his youth he began to live as a hermit there. Monk at the monastery founded by Saint Honoratius in Lerins, France. Abbot in 426; Saint Sidonius wrote about the revitalization of the monastic life under Maximus' leadership. He became known as a miracle worker and his reputation for wisdom and holiness spread to the point that he fled to live as a forest hermit. Reluctant bishop of Riez, Provence in 434, consecrated by Saint Hilary who had tracked him down at his hermitage. Lived as much as a monk as his vocation as bishop would allow. Attended synods at Riez in 439, Orange in 441, and Arles in 454. One of the most influential bishops in the Gaul of his day.

Born

in Decom, Provence (modern Châteauredon, France)

Died

• 460 of natural causes
• interred in Riez, France

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


Saint Fergus the Pict

Also known as

• Fergus Cruithneach
• Fergustian, Fergustus

Profile

May have studied in both Scotland and Ireland. Priest. Travelling bishop in Ireland. Evangelist in the counties of Perth and Caithness in Scotland. Founded churches dedicated to Saint Patrick at Strageath, Blackford, and Dolpatrick in Perthshire; Wick and Halkirk, in Caithnessshire; and Lungley (now Saint Fergus), in Aberdeenshire. Settled in Glamis in c.710. Attended a synod in Rome, Italy in 721 which condemned sorcery and irregular marriages.

Born

Pictish Scotland

Died

• c.730 at Glamis, Forfarshire, Scotland of natural causes
• head transferred to the Scone Abbey

Patronage

Wick, Caithness, Scotland

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-fergus-the-pict/


Blessed Bronislao Kostkowski

Also known as

Bronislas, Bronislaw

Additional Memorial

12 June as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II

Profile

Seminarian in the diocese of Wlaoclawek, Poland. Arrested by Nazi officials in 1939 along with his seminary teachers, and lodged in the concentration camp at Dachau, Bavaria, Germany, which had a special section for Catholic clergy. He was offered his freedom if he would renounce his calling to the priesthood; he declined. Martyr.

Born

11 March 1915 in Slupsk, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland

Died

starved to death on 27 November 1942 the concentration camp at Dachau, Oberbayern, Germany

Beatified

13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bronislao-kostkowski/


Saint Gulstan

Also known as

Constans, Goustan, Gulstanus, Gunstan, Gustan

Profile

Sailor. Hermit. Benedictine monk and then abbot at the abbey of Saint Gildas of Rhuys, Brittany under Saint Felix. Hermit on Hoëdic Island off the southern coast of Brittany.

Born

Ouessant, Brittany, France

Died

• c.1010 of natural causes
• buried at the church of St-Gildas-de-Rhuys in Brittany, France

Patronage

• Saint-Goustan, Auray, France
• Hoëdic Island, France
• sailors

Representation

monk with a fish

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


Saint James Intercisus

Also known as

Jakob Intercisus

Profile

Military officer and courtier to King Jezdigerd I. During Jezdigerd's persecution of Christians, James apostacized. Following Jezdigerd's death, he was contacted by family members who had never renounced their faith. James experienced a crisis of faith and conscience, and openly expressed his faith to the new king Bahram. He was condemned, tortured and martyred.

Born

Beth Laphat, Persia

Died

slowly cut into 28 pieces, finally dying from beheading in 421

Patronage

• lost vocations
• torture victims

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-james-intercisus/


Saint Eusician

Also known as

Eusice, Eusicio, Eusizio

Profile

Sixth-century hermit at the foot of Mount Caro in the area of Blois, France living in a small cell protected from the outside world by thorny brush. Coming to believe that such a complete withdrawal from his fellow man to spend a life in prayer was somewhat selfish, Eusician embarked on a mission of doing good works; known as a healer, especially of children and of throat ailments in particular. Saint Gregory of Tours wrote about his reputation for spiritual wisdom.

Died

542 in the area of Blois, France of natural causes

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


Saint Barlaam

Also known as

Varlaam

Profile

Convert to Christianity in northern India. Hermit. Brought Saint Josaphat to the faith, and then returned to his life as a cave hermit.

Representation

• man in a tree, which is being gnawed by a mouse, grabbing a beehive while hanging over a dragon in a pit
• with Saint Josaphat
• praying in a cave

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


Blessed Juan Antonio de Bengoa Larriñaga

Also known as

Daciano

Profile

Professed religious in the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Brothers). Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

17 January 1882 in Dima, Vizcaya, Spain

Died

27 November 1936 in Paracuellos de Jarama, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

13 October 2013 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-juan-antonio-de-bengoa-larrinaga/


Saint Acharius of Tournai

Also known as

• Acharius of Noyon
• Acharius of Luxeuil
• Achaire of...

Profile

Monk at Luxeuil Abbey in Burgundy (in modern France) under the direction of Saint Eustace. Bishop of Noyon-Tournai in 621. Helped the missionary work of Saint Amandus of Maastricht. Worked to have Saint Omen named bishop of Thérouanne.

Died

640 of natural causes

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


Blessed José Pérez González

Also known as

Ramiro of Sobradillo

Profile

Franciscan Capuchin priest. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

5 January 1907 in Sobradillo, Salamanca, Spain

Died

27 November 1936 in Paracuellos de Jarama, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

13 October 2013 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jose-perez-gonzalez/


Saint Severinus the Hermit

Also known as

Severin

Profile

Hermit at and then near Paris, France. Lived in a walled up cell. Spiritual teacher of Saint Cloud.

Died

• c.540 in the Latin Quarter of Paris, France of natural causes
• relics enshrined in the cathedral of Notre Dame

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-severinus-the-hermit/


Saint Bilhild

Also known as

Bilhildis

Profile

Born to the nobility. Married to the Duke of Thuringia. Widow. Founded the convent of Altenmünster in Mainz, Germany.

Born

c.630 near Würzburg, Germany

Died

c.710

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


Saint Hirenarchus of Sebaste

Also known as

Hirenarkus, Hiernarkus, Hiernarchus

Profile

Pagan who converted while witnessing the faith of the Martyrs of Sebaste during their persecution; he was martyred with them.

Died

c.305 at Sebaste, Armenia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-hirenarchus-of-sebaste/


Saint Acacius of Sebaste

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Priest at Sebaste, Armenia. Martyred during the persecutions of Diocletian with Saint Hirenachus and seven female companions whose names have not come down to us.

Died

c.305 at Sebaste, Armenia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-acacius-of-sebaste/


Saint Facundus

Also known as

Facundo

Profile

Martyr. The monastery of Sahagun, Spain, and the town that grew up around it, were named for him.

Born

in Léon, Spain

Died

beheaded c.300 at Sahagun, Spain

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


Saint Siffred of Carpentras

Also known as

Siffrein, Suffredus, Syffroy

Profile

Monk at Lérins Abbey. Bishop of Carpentras, France.

Born

Albano, Italy

Died

c.540

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-siffred-of-carpentras/


Saint John Angeloptes

Profile

Bishop of Ravenna, Italy in 430. Metropolitan of Aemilia and Flaminia. Once received a vision of an angel who helped him celebrate the Eucharist.

Died

433 of natural causes

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


Saint John of Pavia

Profile

Ninth-century bishop of Pavia, Italy for 12 years. Noted for his care for the poor, his insistence on clerical discipline, and his work against vice in the general population of his diocese.

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


Saint Primitivus of Sahagun

Also known as

Primitivo of Sahagun

Profile

Martyr.

Born

in Léon, Spain

Died

beheaded c.300 at Sahagun, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-primitivus-of-sahagun/


Saint Apollinaris of Monte Cassino

Profile

Abbot of Monte Cassino Abbey for eleven years.

Died

828

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-apollinaris-of-monte-cassino/


Saint Valerian of Aquileia

Profile

Bishop of Aquileia, Italy. Fought for years to eradicate Arianism.

Died

389

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-valerian-of-aquileia/


Saint Gallgo

Profile

Sixth century founder of the Llanallgo monastery in Anglesey, Wales.

Born

Welsh

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


Martyrs of Antioch

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A group of Christians martyred together for their faith. Little information has survived except for their names - Auxilius, Basileus and Saturninus.

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-antioch-27-november/


Martyrs of Nagasaki

Profile

A group of eleven Christians martyred together for their faith during a period of official persecution in Japan. They are

Alexius Nakamura
Antonius Kimura
Bartholomaeus Seki
Ioannes Iwanaga
Ioannes Motoyama
Leo Nakanishi
Matthias Kozasa
Matthias Nakano
Michaël Takeshita
Romanus Motoyama Myotaro
Thomas Koteda Kyumi

Died

27 November 1619 in Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Pius IX

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-nagasaki-27-november/


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:

Bartolomé Gelabert Pericás
Eduardo Camps Vasallo
José Pérez González
Juan Antonio de Bengoa Larriñaga
Miguel Aguado Camarillo
Pedro Armendáriz Zabaleta


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
• Angelus Sinesius
• Congar of Congresbury
• Edwold of Cerne
• Fabiola
• Gregory of Sinai
• James of Rostov
• Vindician


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