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Saint Ludolf of Ratzeburg

Also known as

Ludolph

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Praemonstratensian canon of the cathedral of Ratzeburg (modern Landkreis Herzogtum Lauenburg), Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Priest. Noted preacher. Bishop of Ratzeburg in 1236. Imprisoned, severely beaten and exiled by Duke Albert Urso of Lauenburg, Saxony for defending the cathedra and preventing the Duke from confiscating its property. He was taken in by Duke John of Mecklenburg, but his injuries were so severe that he did not survive long. Martyr.

Died

• 29 March 1255 in Wismar, Holstein, Germany from injuries received in prison
• buried in the cathedral of Ratzeburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
• some relics at the Saint Johann Premonstratensian abbey in Duisburg-Hamborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Canonized

14th century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ludolf-of-ratzeburg/


Saint Jonas of Hubaham

Also known as

Jonah of Hubaham

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Monk. Went with Saint Barachisius, his brother and fellow monk, to Hubaham, Persia, to minister to Chistians imprisoned for their faith during the reign of King Sapor II. They were arrested, beaten, tortured, and martyred for this service, and for refusing to worship the sun, moon, fire and water. Eyewitness descriptions of their trial and execution have survived to today.

Born

at Beth-Asa, Persia

Died

• martyred 24 December 327 by being beaten with clubs, a stake pushed into his abdomen, and left in a freezing pond; when he survived the night, his fingers and toes were cut off, and he was crushed to death in a wine press
• his corpse was cut in two, thrown in a dry cistern, and guarded to keep other Christians from recovering relics

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jonas-of-hubaham/


Saint Armogastes of Africa

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Servant of Theodoric, son of the Arian Vandal King Genseric. After Genseric renounced his Christianity and returned to his roots as a violent pagan, he demanded that Armogastes also renounce his faith. When the servant refused, he was tortured, enslaved in the mines of Byzacena, and then lived out the rest of his life as a prayerful cow-herd near Carthage. Genseric would not permit Armogastes to be killed so that he could deprive him of being a martyr.

Died

sometime after 460 of natural causes near Carthage, North Africa

Patronage

• against poverty
• against torture
• poor people
• torture victims

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-armogastes-of-africa/


Saint Saturus of Africa

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Wealthy master of the household of the anti-Christian Arian and then pagan Vandal king Genseric. When Genseric cracked down on the faithful, he tortured Saturus and threatened him with complete poverty and loss of his family and freedom. Saturus refused to deny his faith. Genseric, not wanting to create another martyr for Christians to rally around, stripped him of everything, and Saturus lived out his days as a poor but prayerful miner and cowherd. Friend of and fellow-sufferer with Saint Armogastes of Africa.

Died

some time after 460 of natural causes near Carthage, North Africa

Patronage

• against poverty
• poor people

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-saturus-of-africa/


Saint Gwynllyw

Also known as

Gundleius, Gundleus, Winleus, Woollos, Woolo

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Chieftain and layman. Proposed marriage to Saint Gladys, the daughter of Brychan of Brecknock. When Brychan refused, he kidnapped her, and the two started a violent life on the run. Father of Saint Cadoc of Llancarvan who eventually convinced Gwynllyw and Gladys to give up their violent ways, and follow a religious calling. Monk at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. Late in life he became a hermit in rural Wales. An Anglican cathedral is dedicated to him in Newport, Gwent, Wales.

Born

6th century Wales

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


Saint Barachisius

Also known as

Berikjesu

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Monk. Went with Saint Jonas of Hubaham, his brother and fellow monk, to Hubaham, Persia, to minister to Chistians imprisoned for their faith during the reign of King Sapor II. They were arrested, beaten, tortured, and martyred for this service, and for refusing to worship the sun, moon, fire and water. Eyewitness descriptions of their trial and execution have survived to today.

Born

at Beth-Asa, Persia

Died

by having hot brimstone and pitch poured down his throat on 24 December 327

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


Blessed Bertold of Mount Carmel

Also known as

  Bartold of Calabria
  Bartoldus, Bertoldo

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Soldier who fought in the Crusades and was in Antioch during its siege by Saracens. Following a vision of Christ, Bertold gave up the military life and became a hermit on Mount Carmel, trying to live like Elijah the Prophet. His reputation for holiness spread, other hermits were attacted to the area, including Saint Brocard, and the community gave inspiration for the founding of the Carmelites.

Born

Limoges, France

Died

c.1195

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bertold-of-mount-carmel/


Saint Gladys

Also known as

Gwladys, Gwaladys, Gladusa, Gwladus, Claudia

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Daughter of Saint Brychan of Brecknock. When Saint Gwynllyw asked for her hand in marriage, Brychan refused. Gwynllyw kidnapped the girl, and the two started a violent life on the run. Mother of Saint Cadoc of Llancarvan who eventually convinced Gwynllyw and Gladys to give up their violent ways, and follow a religious calling. Nun at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. Late in life she became a hermitess in rural Wales.

Born

6th century Wales

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


Blessed John Hambley

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.1560 in Bodmin, Cornwall, England

Died

hanged c.29 March 1587 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Beatified

22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-john-hambley/


Saint William Tempier

Also known as

William of Poitiers

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Canon regular at Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Celle. Bishop of Poitiers, France in 1184. Reformer who enforced discipline among his clergy. Persecuted for defending ecclesiastical freedom.

Died

• 29 March 1197 of natural causes
• miracles reported at his tomb, which became a pilgrimage site

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-william-tempier/


Saint Mark of Arethusa

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Bishop of Arethusa, Mount Lebanon. Attended the 351 synod at Sirmium where he produced a creed that got him falsely labelled an Arian. He was struck from the Roman Martyrology for years, but research by the Bollandists vindicated him and restored his name to the roles.

Died

martyred in 362 during the persecution of Julian the Apostate

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-mark-of-arethusa/


Saint Simplicius of Monte Cassino

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Benedictine monk. Spiritual student of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Third abbot of Monte Cassino.

Died

c.570 of natural causes

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


Saint Constantine of Monte Cassino

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Monk. Spiritual student of Saint Benedict of Nursia, and succeeded him as abbot of Monte Cassino in Italy.

Died

c.560

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


Blessed Hugh of Vaucelles

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Dean of the church in Cambrai, France. Cistercian monk at Vaucelles, France.

Died

1239 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-hugh-of-vaucelles/


Saint Acacia of Antioch

Also known as

Acatia, Achatia, Achatio, Achartio

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One of a group of 250 Christians martyred together in Antioch.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-acacia-of-antioch/


Saint Masculas of Africa

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High-born noble in the court of Arian Vandal king Genseric. Martyr.

Died

beheaded in 464 in North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-masculas-of-africa/


Saint Archmimus of Africa

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Marytred in the persecutions of the Vandal king Genseric.

Died

North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-archmimus-of-africa/


Saint Eustachio of Naples

Also known as

Eustatius

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Third century bishop of Naples, Italy.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eustachio-of-naples/


Saint Lasar

Also known as

Lassar, Lassera, Lassara

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Sixth century nun in Ireland. Niece of Saint Forchera.

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


Saint Firminus of Viviers

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Sixth century bishop of Viviers, France.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-firminus-of-viviers/


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Martyrs of Nicomedia
• Agnes of Chatillon
• Emmanuel de Alburquerque


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