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Blessed Benvenuta Bojani

Also known as

Benvenuta Boiani

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Youngest of seven daughters. She refused to play any childhood games that smacked of worldliness or vanity; by age twelve she was voluntarily wearing hair shirts and a rope belt. As she grew, the rope began to cut into her; it had to be removed, but was too embedded to be untied. She prayed over it, and it fell to her feet.

Dominican tertiary as a very young woman. Lived her entire life at home, practicing extreme austerities. Confined to her bed for five years with a serious illness, she had to be carried to daily Mass. During a Mass on the eve of the feast of Saint Dominic de Guzman, the saint appeared to her, and later in the liturgy, she was miraculously healed.

Visionary who had visits from both angels and demons; she could banish the demons by mentioning the name of Our Lady. However, hard life or no, sickness or no, visions and demonic oppression or no, she was known to be always cheerful and confident in God.

Born

4 May 1254 at Cividale del Friuli, Italy

Died

30 October 1292 at Cividale del Friuli, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

6 February 1763 by Pope Clement XIV (cultus confirmed)

Representation

holding a length of rope

Prayers

Lord, you gave Blessed Benvenuta the gifts of penance, prayer and humility. Through self-denial and contemplation on heavenly things may we too live in the Spirit and find rest and glory in you, the one God. 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-benvenuta-bojani/


Blessed Oleksa Zarytsky

Also known as

• Oleksa Zaritskiy
• Oleksa Zaryckyj
• Oleksa Zaryts'kyi
• Aleksey, Alessio, Alexis

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Greek Catholic. Entered the seminary in Lviv in 1931. Ordained in 1936. Pastor of the Archeparchy of Lviv for the Ukrainians. Imprisoned for his faith in 1948, he was sentenced to ten years in the forced labour camps, and sent to Karahanda. Released in 1957, he was soon arrested again for his faith, and senteneced to three more years. Died in prison; martyr.

Born

17 October 1912 at Bilche, Lviv District, Ukraine

Died

30 October 1963 of gastritis and complications from high blood pressure at the forced labour camp at Qaraghandy (Karaganda), Kazakhstan

Beatified

27 June 2001 by Pope John Paul II in Ukraine

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-oleksa-zarytsky/


Blessed Angelus of Acri

Also known as

• Angelo of Acri
• Luca Antonio Falcone

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Twice refused admission to the Capuchins, but was finally accepted in 1690. Priest. His first sermons were miserable but he overcame that, too, and became a famous and sought after preacher. Sought after home missioner in the Italian regions of Calabria and Naples, performing miraculous healings and converting thousands. Had the gifts of prophecy, bi-location, visions, and the ability to see into men's souls in Confession.

Born

19 October 1669 at Acri, Cosenza, Italy

Died

30 October 1739 at the friary of Acri, Consenza, Italy

Beatified

18 December 1825 by Pope Leo XII

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-angelus-of-acri/


Blessed Terrence Albert O'Brien

Also known as

Toirdhealbhach Albert Ó Briain

Memorial

20 June as one of the Irish Martyrs

Profile

Joined the Dominicans in 1622. Priest. Dominican prior provincial of Ireland. Bishop of Emly, Ireland. He was ordered to acknowledge the English king as head of the Church; he declined. Martyr.

Born

1601 in Tuogh (Tower Hill), Limerick, Ireland

Died

30 October 1651 in Limerick, Ireland

Beatified

27 September 1992 by Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-terrence-albert-obrien/


Saint Marcellus the Centurion

Also known as

Marcellus of Tangier

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Roman centurion at Tangiers (in modern Morocco). During a celebration of the emperor's birthday, Marcellus refused to participate in the pagan offering ceremony. He threw away his arms and armour, openly declared himself a Christian, and was condemned to death. His condemnation led to the death of Saint Cassian.

Died

martyred c.298 at Tangiers, Morocco

Patronage

conscientious objectors

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marcellus-the-centurion/


Blessed John Slade

Additional Memorials

• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai
• 1 December as one of the Martyrs of Oxford University

Profile

Studied at New College, Oxford, England. Schoolmaster. Refused to accept King Henry VIII's authority in spiritual matters. Martyred with Blessed John Bodey.

Born

at Manston, Dorsetshire, England

Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on 2 November 1583 at Winchester, England

Beatified

15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI

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


Saint Theonestus of Philippi

Also known as

Teonesto, Teonisto, Tonisto

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Bishop of Philippi in Macedonia. Exiled by Arians. Missionary to the area of modern Germany where he worked with Saint Alban of Mainz. Forced to flee ahead of invading Vandals. When the Vandals caught up to Theonestus, he was murdered for his fidelity to the faith. Martyr.

Died

425 in Altino, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-theonestus-of-philippi/


Saint Germanus of Capua

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Friend of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Bishop of Capua, Italy. Papal legate to Constantinople to repair the damage caused by the Acacian schism, but met ill-treatment by the schismatics and made no progress to reunification. On his death, Saint Benedict had a vision of Germanus' soul being carried to heaven.

Died

c.545 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-germanus-of-capua/


Saint Marcian of Syracuse

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Third century missionary bishop to Sicily, using Syracuse as his base of operations. Martyred by local Jews who considered him a heretic. An old Sicilian tradition says that he was sent to the island by Saint Peter the Apostle, but that would be a couple of centuries off.

Died

thrown off a tower c.255

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


Saint Saturninus of Cagliari

Also known as

Saturnino, Saturno

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Martyred by order of governor Barbarus for refusing to take part in the festival of Jupiter during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

beheaded in 303 at Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Patronage

Cagliari, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-saturninus-of-cagliari/


Saint Maximus of Cumae

Also known as

• Maximus of Apamea
• Massimo of...

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Martyr.

Died

• late 3rd century in Cumae, Campania, Italy
• 15 years after his death he appeared in a vision to Saint Juliana of Nicomedia to request his relics be interred in the basilica of Cumae
• relics transferred to Naples, Italy in 1207 and re-interred under the main altar of the cathedral

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


Saint Gerard of Potenza

Also known as

Gerardo

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Priest at Potenza in southern Italy. Bishop of Potenza in his old age.

Born

at Piancenza, Italy

Died

1119 of natural causes

Canonized

by Pope Callistus II

Patronage

Potenza, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gerard-of-potenza/


Blessed Jean-Michel Langevin

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Priest of the diocese of Angers, France. Martyred in the persecutions of the French Revolution.

Born

28 September 1731 in Ingrandes, Maine-et-Loire, France

Died

30 October 1793 at Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France

Beatified

19 February 1984 by Pope John Paul II at Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jean-michel-langevin/


Saint Asterius of Amasea

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Studied law and rhetoric in his youth, and practiced law for a while, but gave it up for the priesthood. Bishop of Amasea, Pontus (in Asia Minor) during the persecutions of Julian the Apostate. A noted preacher, 21 of his sermons have survived.

Born

4th century

Died

c.410 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-asterius-of-amasea/


Saint Zenobius of Aegea

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Brother of Saint Zenobia of Aegea. Physician in Aegea, Asia Minor (in modern Turkey). May have been a bishop; few clear records remain. Martyred in the persecutions of emperor Diocletian and governor Lysias.

Died

• late 3rd century
• body thrown into the river Orontes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-zenobius-of-aegea/


Saint Talarican of Sodor

Also known as

Talarica, Talacrian, Tarkin, Talaric, Talaricanus

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Sixth-century Pictish bishop of Sodor, Scotland where several churches were dedicated to him. Zealous evangelist and preacher, he celebrated Mass every day.

Canonized

11 July 1898 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmation)

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


Saint Egelnoth the Good

Also known as

• Egelnoth of Canterbury
• Aethelnoth, Ethelnoth

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Monk at Glastonbury Abbey. Archbishop of Canterbury, England in 1020. Advisor to King Cnut of England. Noted scholar.

Died

29 October 1038 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-egelnoth-the-good/


Blessed Raymond of Cardona

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Mercedarian friar. Commander of the San Martino convent in Perpignan, France. Noted for his personal piety.

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-raymond-of-cardona/


Saint Victorius of Léon

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Son of Saint Marcellus of Centurion; brother of Saint Claudius of Léon and Saint Lupercus of Léon. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

c.300 in Léon, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-victorius-of-leon/


Saint Claudius of Léon

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Son of Saint Marcellus of Centurion; brother of Saint Lupercus of Léon and Saint Victorius of Léon. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

c.300 in Léon, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-claudius-of-leon/


Saint Lupercus of Léon

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Son of Saint Marcellus of Centurion; brother of Saint Claudius of Léon and Saint Victorius of Léon. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

c.300 in Léon, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lupercus-of-leon/


Saint Nanterius of Saint-Mihiel

Also known as

Nantier, Nantère

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Monk. Abbot of Saint-Mihiel Abbey in Lorraine, France.

Died

c.1044

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-nanterius-of-saint-mihiel/


Saint Herbert of Tours

Also known as

• Herbert of Marmoutier
• Haberne, Herbern

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Monk. Abbot at Marmoutier Abbey. Archbishop of Tours, France.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-herbert-of-tours/


Saint Zenobia of Aegea

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Sister of Saint Zenobius of Aegae. Martyred in the persecutions of emperor Diocletian and governor Lysias.

Died

late 3rd century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-zenobia-of-aegea/


Saint Serapion of Antioch

Profile

Patriarch of Antioch in 190, serving for over 20 years. Theological writer.

Died

211 of natural causes

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


Saint Arilda

Also known as

Afrella, Abrelda, April

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Nun in Gloucestershire, England. Died fighting off a rapist. A church at Oldbury-on-the-Hill is dedicated to her.

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


Saint Eutropia of North Africa

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Martyred in the persecutions of Valerian.

Died

c.253 in North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eutropia-of-north-africa/


Saint Macarius of Alexandria

Profile

Martyr.

Died

c.250 in Alexandria, Egypt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-macarius-of-alexandria-30-october/


Saint Eutropia of Alexandria

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Ordered to deny Christ, he refused. Martyr.

Died

Alexandria, Egypt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eutropia-of-alexandria/


Saint Lucanus of Lagny

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Martyr.

Died

5th-century in Lagny, France where his relics are enshrined

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lucanus-of-lagny/


Saint Justus of Alexandria

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Martyr.

Died

c.250 in Alexandria, Egypt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-justus-of-alexandria/


Martyrs in Africa

Profile

A group of 100 to 200 Christians murdered in the early persecutions, and about whom we know nothing except that they died for their faith.

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-in-africa-30-october/


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