|Optional Memorial of Saint Martin de Porres, Religious|
• Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair
• Maolmhaodhog ua Morgair
• Maol Maedoc
• Malachy O'Morgair
• Malachy of Armagh
• Máel Máedóc Ua Morgair
Son of a teacher; brother of Saint Christian O'Morgair of Clogher. Upon the death of his parents, Malachy entered religious life. Ordained at age 25. Studied under Saint Malchus. Preacher and clerical reformer. Instituted celibacy regulations and other disciplines on the Irish clergy. Re-introduced the use of canonical hour prayers. Abbot at Bangor. Bishop of Connor, Ireland at age 30. Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland at age 35, the chosen successor of Saint Celsus of Armagh. Spiritual teacher of Blessed Christian O'Conarchy.
Malachy replaced the Celtic liturgy (the "Stowe" missal) with the Roman liturgy in an effort to bring uniformity and discipline to the clergy and those in religious life. A miracle worker and healer, he sometimes cured people instantly by laying his hands upon them. Friend of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux who helped him establish the Cistercians in Ireland, wrote a biography of him, and sat with him as he died.
One of Malachy's great claims to popular fame was his gift of prophesy. While in Rome, Italy in 1139, Malachy received a vision showing him all the Popes from his day to the end of time. He wrote poetic descriptions of each of the pontiffs, presented the manuscript to Pope Innocent II - and it was reportedly forgotten until 1590. It has been in print - and hotly debated, both for authenticity and correctness - ever since. According to these prophecies, there is only one Popes remaining after Benedict XVI. It is most likely a 16th century forgery, but see the quotes below, and have a look at Father Dwight Longnecker's column on the prophecies.
1094 at Armagh, Ireland
2 November 1148 at Clairvaux Abbey, France of natural causes
• 6 July 1190 by Pope Clement III
• first papal canonization of an Irish saint
• Armagh, Ireland, archdiocese of
• Down and Connor, Ireland, diocese of
• presenting an apple to a king and thus restoring his sight
• instructing a king in a cell
• Irish bishop with a book
• bishop encountering the spirit of his dead sister
medals and pendants
He submitted himself to the rule of man, condemning himself while alive to the grave, that he might attain the true love of God. Not being like those who undertake to teach others what they have never learned themselves, seeking to gather and multiply scholars, without ever having been at school, becoming blind guides of the blind. His obedience as a disciple, his love of silence, his fervor in mortification and prayer, were the means and marks of his spiritual progress. - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in his Biography
From the first day of his conversion to the last of his life he lived without personal possessions. He had neither manservants nor maidservants; nor villages nor hamlets; nor, in fact, any revenues, ecclesiastical or secular, even when he was bishop. There was nothing whatever assigned for his episcopal upkeep for he had not a house of his own. But he was always going about all the parishes, preaching the Gospel and living by the Gospel.... When he went out to preach he was accompanied by others on foot; bishop and legate that he was he too went on foot. That is the apostolic rule; and it is the more to be admired in Malachy because it is too rare in others.... They lord it over the clergy - he made himself the servant of all. They either do not preach the Gospel and yet eat; or preach the Gospel in order to eat-Malachy imitating Paul, eats that he may preach the Gospel. They suppose that arrogance and gain are godliness - Malachy claims for himself by right only toil and a burden. They count themselves happy if they enlarge their borders-Malachy glories in enlarging charity. They gather into barns and fill the wine-jars that they may load their tables-Malachy foregathers men into deserts and solitudes that he may fill heaven. They though they receive tithes and first-fruits and oblations besides customs and tribute by the gift of Caesar and countless other revenues, nevertheless take counsel as to what they may eat and drink - Malachy having nothing enriches many out of the store-houses of faith. Of their desire and anxiety there is no end-Malachy, desiring nothing, knows not how to be solicitous for tomorrow. They exact from the poor that they may give to the rich - Malachy implores the rich to provide for the poor. They empty the purses of their subjects - he for their sins loads altars with vows and peace offerings. They build lofty palaces, raise towers and ramparts to the skies- Malachy, not having whereon to lay his head, does the work of an evangelist. They ride on horses with a throng of men who eat bread for nought, and that is not theirs - Malachy girt around by a throng of holy brethren goes on foot bearing the bread of angels. They do not even know their congregation-he instructs them. They honor powerful men and tyrants-he punishes them. O apostolic man! whom so many and such striking signs of apostleship adorn. What wonder that he has wrought such wonder, being so great a wonder himself. - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux advising Pope Eugenius III on handling his pontificate by emulating Malachy
Prophecies concerning the final five Popes:
The words of the 108th prophesy are "Flos Florum" (Flower of Flowers). The 108th pope after Innocent II was Paul VI (1963-78). His coat of arms included three fleurs-de-lis (iris blossoms).
The 109th is "De Medietate Lunae" (Of the Half Moon). The corresponding pope was John Paul I (1978-78), who was born in the diocese of Belluno (beautiful moon) and was baptized Albino Luciani (white light). He became pope on August 26, 1978, when the moon appeared exactly half full. It was in its waning phase. He died the following month, soon after an eclipse of the moon.
The 110th is "De Labore Solis" (Of the Solar Eclipse, or, From the Toil of the Sun). The corresponding pope was John Paul II (1978 to 2005). John Paul II was born on May 8, 1920 during an eclipse of the sun. Like the sun, he came out of the East (Poland). Like the sun, he visited countries all around the globe while doing his work (he is the most-traveled pope in history).
The 111th prophesy is "Gloria Olivae" (The Glory of the Olive). The Order of Saint Benedict had claimed that this pope will come from their ranks; Saint Benedict himself prophesied that before the end of the world his Order, known also as the Olivetans, will triumphantly lead the Catholic Church in its fight against evil. The corresponding pope to this description is Benedict XVI.
The 112th prophesy says: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End."
• Martín de Porres Velázquez
• Martin of Charity
• Martin the Charitable
• Saint of the Broom (for his devotion to his work, no matter how menial)
The illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman, Juan, and a young freed black slave, Anna Velasquez, Martin grew up in poverty. He spent part of his youth with a surgeon-barber from whom he learned some medicine and care of the sick. At age 11 he became a servant in the Holy Rosary Dominican priory in Lima, Peru. Promoted to almoner, he begged more than $2,000 a week from the rich to support the poor and sick of Lima. Placed in charge of the Dominican's infirmary; known for his tender care of the sick and for his spectacular cures. His superiors dropped the stipulation that "no black person may be received to the holy habit or profession of our Order" and Martin took vows as a Dominican brother in 1603. Established an orphanage and children's hospital for the poor children of the slums. Set up a shelter for the stray cats and dogs and nursed them back to health. Lived in self-imposed austerity, never ate meat, fasted continuously, and spent much time in prayer and meditation with a great devotion to the Holy Eucharist. Friend of Saint John de Massias.
He was venerated from the day of his death. Many miraculous cures, including raising the dead attributed to Brother Martin. First black saint from the Americas.
9 December 1579 at Lima, Peru
3 November 1639 in Lima, Peru of fever
6 May 1962 by Pope John XXIII
• against rats
• bi-racial people, mixed-race people
• black people
• for inter-racial justice
• for social justice
• hair stylists, hairdressers
• hotel-keepers, innkeepers
• paupers, poor people
• public education, public schools, state schools
• public health
• race relations, racial harmony
• archdiocese of Accra, Ghana
• diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi
• dog, cat, bird, and mouse eating together from a same dish
medals, holy cards, statues
The example of Martin's life is ample evidence that we can strive for holiness and salvation as Christ Jesus has shown us: first, by loving God "with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind; and second, by loving your neighbor as yourself." When Martin had come to realize that Christ Jesus "suffered for us and that he carried our sins on his body to the cross, he would meditate with remarkable ardor and affection about Christ on the cross. He had an exceptional love for the great sacrament of the Eucharist and often spent long hours in prayer before the blessed sacrament. His desire was to receive the sacrament in Communion as often as he could. Saint Martin, always obedient and inspired by his divine teacher, dealt with his brothers and with that profound love which comes from pure faith and humility of spirit. He loved men and because he honestly looked on them as God's children and as his own brothers and sisters. Such was his humility that he loved them even more than himself, and considered them to be better and more righteous than he was. He did not blame others for their shortcomings. Certain that he deserved more severe punishment for his sins than others did, he would overlook their worst offenses. He was tireless in his efforts to reform the criminal, and he would sit up with the sick to bring them comfort. For the poor he would provide food, clothing and medicine. He did all he could to care for poor farmhands, blacks, and mulattoes who were looked down upon as slaves, the dregs of society in their time. Common people responded by calling him, "Martin the charitable." He excused the faults of others. He forgave the bitterest injuries, convinced that he deserved much severer punishments on account of his own sins. He tried with all his might to redeem the guilty; lovingly he comforted the sick; he provided food, clothing and medicine for the poor; he helped, as best he could, farm laborers and Negroes, as well as mulattoes, who were looked upon at that time as akin to slaves: thus he deserved to be called by the name the people gave him: 'Martin of Charity.' It is remarkable how even today his influence can still move us toward the things of heaven. Sad to say, not all of us understand these spiritual values as well as we should, not do we give them a proper place in our lives. Many of us, in fact, strongly attracted by sin, may look upon these values as of little moment, even something of a nuisance, or we ignore them altogether. It is deeply rewarding for men striving for salvation to follow in Christ's footsteps and to obey God's commandments. If only everyone could learn this lesson from the example that Martin gave us. - from a homily by Blessed Pope John XXIII given at the canonization of Saint Martin de Porres
• Apostle of the Ardennes
• Hubertus of Liege
30 May (translation of relics)
Grandson of Charibert, King of Toulouse. Eldest son of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine. Worldly, popular and dissolute layman courtier at Nuestria in northwest France in his youth. For political reasons he emigrated, to Austrasia in the border area between modern France and Germany. Married in 682 to Floribanne, daughter of Dagobert, Count of Louvain. Father of one son, Saint Floribert of Liege.
Hubert was passionately devoted to hunting. While chasing a stag on a Good Friday morning, he received a vision of a crucifix between the animal's antlers. A voice warned him, "Hubert, unless you turn to the Lord, and lead a holy life, you shall quickly go down to hell." It was a conversion experience for Hubert.
Spiritual student of Saint Lambert of Maastricht. When his wife died, Hubert renounced all his worldy positions, titles and wealth, handed his patrimony, and the care of his son, to his brother, and studied for the priesthood. After ordination, he served as assistant to Saint Lambert. Pilgrim to Rome, where he was when Lambert was murdered. Chosen bishop of Maastricht. Known for his excellent preaching and his generosity to the poor, stripping the diocese of all excesses to help them. Following another vision, and to defend of the memory of Lambert, he moved his mentor's body from Maastricht to Liege, and built a church for it on the site of Lambert's martyrdom. First bishop of Liege.
Hubert evangelized the Ardenne region, converting pagans and strengthening Christians. He tracked down some of the old idolatrous places of worship, but generally permitted the new converts to decide for themselves to destroy the old idols. They all, naturally, did so.
Hubert predicted the date of his own death, and died while reciting the Our Father. He became highly revered in the Middle Ages, and there were several military orders named in his honor. His association with the hunt led to his patronage of furriers and trappers, and against rabies and bad behavior in dogs, primarily hunting dogs. The breed commonly known as bloodhounds are also called Saint Hubert's hounds.
c.656 at Maastricht, Netherlands
• 30 May 727 at Fura (modern Tervueren), Brabant, Belgium of natural causes
• interred at Saint Peter's collegiate church in Liege, Belgium
• relics translated in 825 to the abbey which has since been renamed Saint Hubert's
• against dog bite
• against hydrophobia
• against mad dogs
• against rabies
• forest workers
• hunters, huntsmen, hunting
• Liege, Belgium
• metal workers
• precision instrument makers
• Saint-Hubert, Belgium
• bishop celebrating Mass as an angel brings him a scroll
• bishop with a hound and hunting horn
• bishop with a stag with a crucifix
• huntsman adoring a stag with a crucifix in its antlers
• kneeling before a stag as an angel brings him a stole
• kneeling in prayer, a hound before him and often with hunting gear nearby
• knight with a banner showing the stag's head and crucifix
• stag with a crucifix over its head
• young courtier with two hounds
medals, pendants, holy cards
• Joannicius the Great
• Joannicus of Olympus
• Joannicus of Uludag
• Ioannikios, Ioannikos, Ioninicus
A swineherd in his youth, and a lazy one at that. Professional soldier in the Byzantine army for 20 years, and a dissolute one at that. Fought in wars against the Bulgars.
A friend who had become a monk led him to the faith. At age 40, Joannicus retired from the military and the world, becoming a hermit on Mount Olympus, Bithynia (modern Uludag, Turkey). He developed a reputation for holiness, and had to move several times to escape would-be spiritual students. Monk at Eraste.
A one-time supporter of iconoclasm, he fought it and defended orthodox teachings in the iconoclast movement of 818. He tried to be a peacemaker, arguing that the orthodox should try to understand and reunite with iconoclast priests.
Advisor to Saint Theodore the Studite and Saint Methodius of Constantinople. Prophet and miracle worker. His prophesied the restoration of images to churches, a prophesy fulfilled by Theodora, wife of emporer Theophilus. Friend of Saint Peter of Atroa; at the time of Saint Peter's death, he had a vision of Peter being lifted up a mountain into heaven. Highly venerated by the Greeks.
c.754 at Bithynia (in modern Turkey)
4 November 846 at Antidium of natural causes
My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my shelter is the Holy Spirit, O Holy Trinity, Glory to You. - Prayer of Saint Joannicus
With the rivers of your tears, you have made the barren desert fertile. Through sighs of sorrow from deep within you, your labors have borne fruit a hundred-fold. By your miracles you have become a light, shining upon the world. O Ioninicus, our Holy Father, pray to Christ our God, to save our souls. - Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone
We the faithful on this day all come together, righteous Joannicius, to keep thy sacred memory; and we beseech thee to intercede that we may all find great mercy with Christ our Lord. - Kontakion in the Fourth Tone
• Rumwold of Brackley
• Rumbald, Rumbold, Rumwald
28 August (translation of relics)
Son of the Christian queen Saint Cyneburga (Cuneburga), and the pagan King Alchfrid (Aldfrith) of Northumbria. Grandson of Penda, king of Mercia. He lived only three days during which time he repeated several times "I am a Christian", and asked for Baptism (which he received from bishop Wilderin) and Holy Communion. Immediately after Baptism, he made a confession of faith the Holy Trinity, preached a sermon on the Trinity, reciting Scripture and the Athanasian Creed as part of his proofs. He completed this performance by predicting his death, and outlining his desired burial arrangements.
A statue of Rumwold at Boxley Abbey could supposedly only be moved by people who lived pure lives. Purity was apparently measured by the size of a donor's gift to the abbey since if it was sufficient, one of the monks would operate a ratchet mechanism that helped move the statue. This was exposed and the statue burned during the Reformation.
One Sir Alured was chastised by the saint for swearing on his wedding day in 1282. Alured repented and cleaned up his language. However, at a royal feast some ice cream made his tooth ache, which caused him to curse with gusto. Romwold suddenly appeared in a window, and Sir Alured's bride disappeared in a puff of perfume, leaving behind her clothes.
There are churches dedicated to him in Kent, Essex, Northants, Lincolnshire, Dorset, and North Yorkshire in England.
662 at King Sutton, Northants, England
• 662 at King Sutton, Northants, England
• relics translated to Brackley, then Buckingham, England
• fishermen of Folkestone, England
• Brackley, England
• Buckingham, England
preaching newborn baby
Born to the nobility, the son of Count Ballachi. His family had a close association with the Church clergy; two of his uncles became archbishops of Rimini, Italy, and a younger brother was a priest. Trained as a soldier and in administration, he was expected to take over the family estates. Against his family wishes, he joined the Dominicans as a lay-brother at age 27.
Assigned to work in the garden of his friary, something he knew nothing about but which he loved instantly. He saw God in everything, and prayed constantly as he worked. Noted for his simple life, his strict adherence to the Dominican Rule, and his excellent work as a catechist to children. A visionary, Simon was visited by the devil, by Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Saint Dominic de Guzman, Saint Peter Martyr, and the Blessed Virgin Mary; other brothers saw his cell glowing, and heard angelic voices. Blinded at age 57, he was nearly helpless during the last years of his life; he never despaired, and used the extra free time for prayer.
c.1240 at Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
5 November 1319 in Rimini, Italy of natural causes
• cultus confirmed by Pope Pius VII on 14 March 1820
Alpais, Alpaida, Alpaidis
Born to a poor peasant family. Bed-ridden with leprosy while still very young; in later life she first lost the use of her arms and legs, then lost the limbs themselves. Became known for holiness and penance. Had the gift of inedia, subsisting solely on Holy Communion. A church was built next door to her hovel with a special window between the structures so she could attend Mass. Counselor to Queen Adela of France. Legend says that near the time of her death, she was cured of her disease by the intervention of Our Lady.
at Cudot, diocese of Sens, France
1874 by Pope Blessed Pius IX (cultus confirmed)
• against sickness; sick people
• disabled, handicapped and physically challenged people
[The soul is] simple, invisible, incorporeal, not divided into parts like the body, present as a whole in whatever she does. The soul is not in a particular place. As God is everywhere, so the soul is everywhere in the body, more powerfully in heart and brain, as one says that God is in a special way in heaven. - Saint Alphais
Fith of nine children. Studied in seminaries in Nozeroy and Vaux-sur-Poligny, France. Member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society. Ordained in 1848. Missionary to Vietnam. Director of the Society's seminary. Taught philosophy and translated textbooks for his students. Noted for having a deep spiritual life in the midst of endless work. In the persecutions of emperor Tu-Duc he had to go on the road, hiding from imperial anti-Christian forces, but was eventually betrayed to the authorities, imprisoned in a cage for three months, starved for three weeks, tortured and martyred.
21 September 1818 in Bornay, Jura, diocese of St-Claude, France
• beheaded on 3 November 1860 in Son Tây, Ha Tay, Vietnam
• severed head throw into the river and body buried at the execution site
• in 1880 his body was re-interred in the crypt in church that was built next to his execution site
19 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II
young people in the diocese of Jura, France
Possibly of Visigoth ancestry. Monk, following a mixed rule with strong influences from Irish monasticism. When the Saracens invaded Spain, he fled to the Rhineland (in modern Germany) where established or restored several abbeys. He rebuilt Dissentis Abbey after its destruction. Founded and served as abbot of Mittelzell Abbey on Reichenau Island, Germany. Exiled for political reasons to Alsace where he founded monasteries at Amorbach, Gengenbach, Hornbach, Marmoutier, Murbach, Neuweiler, and Wissembourg, and may have worked with Saint Amor of Amorbach. Appointed as a regional bishop, but without specific see city. Probable author of Dicta Pirmini, a popular work on theology and ethics. One of the great Apostles to the German lands.
c.670 at South Aragon (part of modern Spain)
• 3 November 753 of natural causes
• buried at Hornbach, Germany
• against poisoning
• against snake bite
• Monsheim, Germany
Born to the Italian nobilty, the son of Count Berardo and Countess Theodosia of Carsoli, Italy; great-uncle of Saint Rosalia. At age seven he was sent to study with the canons of the cathedral of Santa Sabina dei Marsi. Studied at Monte Cassino Abbey from 1095 through 1102. Chosen as governor of the Campagna province of Italy by Pope Paschal II. Created cardinal in 1099 by Paschal II. Bishop of Marsi, Italy in 1109 where he served the rest of his life. A reformer in his diocese, he fought simony and insisted on clerical celibacy.
1079 in Colli di Monte Bove, Italy
• 3 November 1130 in San Benedetto dei Marsi, Italy of natural causes
• buried in the cathedral of Santa Sabina in San Benedetto dei Marsi
• relics moved to the cathedral of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Pescina, Italy in 1631
10 May 1802 by Pope Pius VII (cultus confirmation)
diocese of Avezzano, Italy
Guenaël, Guenaud, Guénault, Guennal, Guinal, Gwenael, Gwendal, Gwenhael
Son of a Breton chieftain. Educated at Landevennec, Brittany (in modern France under Saint Winwaloe in 489. Monk at Landevennec. Abbot of Landevennec in 532. Missionary to Britain and Ireland where he abolished the last pagan customs. Helped establish Cornouailles in Brittany in 546.
in Brittany (in modern France)
• c.550 at Landevennec, Brittany (in modern France) of natural causes
• interred at Corbeil, France
• remains destroyed during the anti-Catholic excesses of the French Revolution
• Corbeil, France
• Landevennec, France
• Vannes, France
causing a spring to gush forth
Sixth century king, part of the Brychan family who ruled Ewyas (modern Hereford and Monmoth), England. A nobleman's daughter fell in love with Clydog, but a friend who wanted the girl himself murdered Clydog near the River Monnow in the Black Mountains. His body was placed on an ox-cart and driven for home. En route, the ox stopped, the yoke broke, and the ox refused to be driven further. So, in order that Clydog could have a proper burial, a church was built on the spot, now known as Clodock, and he was interred in the hallowed ground around it. Miracles reported at his tomb.
Due to a translation error, some older lists describe him as a martyr - the word Merthir means shrine, and refers to the church, but it was misinterpreted as martyr by some writers.
king bearing a sword and lily
• Berchtold von Engelberg
Benedictine monk at Engelberg, Switzerland. Spiritual student of Blessed Frowin, and succeeded him as abbot at Engelberg on 27 March 1178. Noted for his encouragement of scholarship, piety and monastic discipline among his brothers, and for his own study of the Bible and the early Church Fathers. Known as a miracle worker, he foretold the death of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. When he blessed a lake near Stanzstad, Switzerland, it became stocked with fish. He is recorded to have changed water into wine three times.
3 November 1197 of natural causes
At age 12, Lorenzo left school to help support his widowed mother. Worked at a railway station. Joined the Mercedarians in Lorca, Spain, making his profession on 23 September 1920. Ordained on 18 December 1926. Dean of students at the College of El Puig. Teacher for five years at a boy's home in Godella. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.
24 March 1899 in Lorca, Murcia, Spain
3 November 1936 in Lorca, Murcia, Spain
13 October 2013 by Pope Francis
• Ida of Fischingen
• Gutta, Idda, Iddah, Ita, Itha, Itta, Judith, Ydda
Countess, married to Count Henry of Toggenburg, Switzerland. Henry was abusive, especially after time when the couple had no children. Ida finally left Henry, and he later agreed to her becoming a Benedictine nun at Fischingen Abbey.
1226 of natural causes
1724 by Pope Benedict XIII (cultus confirmation)
First bishop of Agrigento, Italy; one tradition says he was assigned to the post by Saint Peter the Apostle, but it is also likely he lived and served after Peter's death, perhaps as late as the 3rd century. Noted and successful preacher. Built a church on the site of the current cathedral of Agrigento. Martyr. His intercession was effectively sought in 1625 during a plague that afflicted Agrigento.
Sylvia of Rome
Sister of Saint Tarsilla. Married to Gordianus, a Roman regionarius. Mother of two sons, one of which was Pope Saint Gregory the Great. After the death of her husband, Silvia devoted herself to religious life, living in a cell like an early anchoress. Noted for her great personal piety.
c.515 in either Rome or Sicily (records vary)
c.592 in Rome, Italy of natural causes
Bishop of Urgell in the Spanish Pyrenees from 1010 till 1035. Built the cathedral in Urgell, and established a rule for its canons based on the life of Saint Augustine of Hippo. Often at odds with the nobility of Urgell both for political reasons and because he was a reformer.
Urgell, Spain, diocese of
Vulgan, Vulganius, Wulgan
Emigrant of France. Evangelized in the area of Atrebati, France. Hermit at Arras, France under the direction Saint Vedast Abbey.
British Isles (exact location varies by source)
• c.704 at Arras, France
• reported buried at Christ Church, Canterbury, England "in a chest on the beam beyond the altar of Saint Stephen"
• some relics at Liesse and Lens, France
Flour of Lodève
Bishop of Lodève, France.
• relics enshrined in Saint-Flour, France
Saint-Flour, France, diocese of
Priest. Worked with Saint Saturninus of Toulouse in France. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.
• shrine in Toulouse, France
Monk in the Aragonese Pyrenees near Benasque. Spiritual student of Saint Victorian. Bishop of Tarazona, Zaragoza province c.565.
Priest. Worked with and martyred with Saint Hilary of Viterbo in the persecutions of Diocletian.
beheaded at Viterbo, Italy
Fifth century hermit. Lived 60 years in a cave near Cyrohas, Syria. Ordained when a very old man, shortly before his death.
5th century in Syria of natural causes
Deacon. Worked with and martyred with Saint Valentine of Viterbo in the persecutions of Diocletian.
beheaded at Viterbo, Italy
Brother of Saint Sulian. Founded churches, including in Anglesey and Pembrokeshire in Wales.
One of the first disciples of the Apostles. Mentioned in Saint Paul's letter to the Romans.
Martyred in the persecutions of Decius.
250 at Caesarea, Cappadocia
Bishop in the area of Tarves, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Martyred in the persecutions of Decius.
250 at Caesarea, Cappadocia
Martyred in the persecutions of Decius.
250 at Caesarea, Cappadocia
Bishop of Vienne, France. He was zealous in ransoming captives.
Martyred in the persecutions of Decius.
250 at Caesarea, Cappadocia
Hermit at a monastery in the Vosges region of France.
Hermit at a monastery in the Vosges region of France.
Eleventh-century nun in Alem, Flanders (in modern Netherlands).
Bishop of Salerno, Italy.
Sixth century abbot of a monastery in northern Wales.
A large group of Christians martyred in Zaragoza, Spain by Dacian during the persecutions of Diocletian. Dacian ordered all Christians of the city into exile under pain of death; when they were assembled to leave, Dacian ordered imperial soldiers to massacre the lot of them.
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:
• Blessed Cecilio Manrique Arnáiz
• Blessed Francisco Colom González
• Blessed José Llorach Bretó
• Blessed José Ruiz de la Torre
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