• Apostle of the Algäu
• Maginaldus, Maginold, Magnoaldus, Mang
Priest. Benedictine. Spiritual student of Saint Columban and Saint Gall at Arbon (part of modern Switzerland). Superior of his house following the death of Saint Gall. At the request of the bishop of Augsberg, Bavaria, he evangelized in Eptaticus in the eastern part of Allgäu, Bavaria. By the River Lech in Bavaria, in a place still known as Sant Mangstritt (footstep of Saint Magnus) he founded the monastery of Füssen.
Some extraordinary stories grew up around Magnus, often involving animals. In Kempten he dispersed a plague of snakes. At Füssen, he was forced to expel a dragon from the land he needed for the monastery; in one version of the story, he spared an infant dragon who helped local farmers by hunting rats, mice and other crop-damaging vermin. While on a walk in the woods near the monastery, he encountered a bear who showed him a vein of iron ore; he gave the bear some cake. The bear followed Magnus back to the abbey where the saint rounded up some tools and monks; the bear then led them all to several other iron ore sources in the nearby mountains, thus helping found the area's most lucrative industry.
c.666 at the monastery at Füssen, Bavaria (in modern Germany) of natural causes
• against caterpillars
• against hail or hailstorms
• against lightning
• against snakes
• against vermin
• for protection of crops
• 23 October (dies natalis)
• 27 April (translation of relics in the diocese of Alba, Italy)
May have served as a soldier in an imperial Roman legion. Studied in his home town of Carcassonne, France, and became a deacon. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy with one Casiano, healing people along with way by praying for them, and performing other miracles including crossing a river on a piece of debris that floated up to carry him over. In Alba Pompeia, Italy, he expelled a demon from a teenager; the girl‘s parents converted and were baptized by Frontiniano, but the prefect of the city had him arrested and executed for the crime of being a Christian. Martyr.
• beheaded on 23 October 311 on the road outside the city walls of Alba Pompeia, Piedmont, Italy near the city cemetery
• a Benedictine abbey dedicated to Saint Frontiniano was later built on the site of his execution, and is the source of the information we have about him
• relics enshrined in the cathedral of Alba in the 15th century
• in the 16th century there developed a tradition of bringing sick children to be cathedral, carrying them nine times around the outside of the church, and then bringing them before the relics to pray for the intercession of Frontiniano
• sick children
• Alba, Italy
• Sinio, Italy
The Second Dominic
Priest. Worked with the Cistercians. Noted preacher. Fought Albigensianism. Worked with Saint Dominic de Guzman, and became his close friend and travelling companion. Joined the Dominicans in 1216 and helped them survive and thrive in their early years. Governed the first Dominican foundation in Paris, France, and helped establish their tradition of scholarship. Dominican provincial of Provence. Miracle worker. Died during the preaching of a mission to the Cistercian sisters of Saint Mary of the Woods.
c.1195 at Garrigue, diocese of Nîmes, France
• 1230 at Garrigue, diocese of Nîmes, France of natural causes
• buried in the cemetery of the Cistercian sisters of Saint Mary of the Woods
• his grave became a place of pilgrimage and site of miracles
• when there began to be large numbers of pilgrims, his relics were translated to nearby church
• relics destroyed by Protestants during the religious wars
14 July 1881 Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)
Didaco Llorca Llopis
Born to a pious family, Didaco early felt a call to the priesthood. He studied at the seminary in Valencia, Spain, and was ordained a priest in the archdiocese of Valencia in 1925. Father Didaco served as a co-adjutor in the parishes of Setla-Mirarrosa, Miraflor, Denia and Benissa where he was known as a friendly, gentle pastor, dedicated to teaching the catechism. When the Spanish Civil War began in earnest, Didaco returned to his home town to try to ride out some of the persecution, but was caught, imprisoned on 5 September 1936, and murdered the next day for the crime of being a priest. Martyr.
2 July 1896 in Oliva, Valencia, Spain
shot at dawn on 6 September 1936 in Gata de Gorgos, Alicante, Spain
11 March 2001 by Pope John Paul II
Bee, Begga, Begh
Born to the Irish royalty. Bega's family arranged her a marriage to the Prince of Norway, but Bega wanted to devote her life and virginity to the Lord, refused the arrangement, and fled; legend says she was carried across the sea to the coast of Cumberland by riding on a clod of earth.
She lived as an anchoress in Cumberland for many years, fed by the birds in the woods. Saint Oswald of Northumbria, on a raid to dispel some highwaymen, convinced her to enter a convent for her own safety. She agreed, and took the veil from Saint Aiden of Lindesfarne.
Founded a monastery which later was named after her, and around which grew the town of Saint Bee's Head in Cumberland, England. Abbess. Known for generosity to the poor and oppressed who came to the abbey for assistance. The village of Kilbees, Scotland was also named after her.
7th century Ireland
681 of natural causes
First-century convert. Relative of Saint Porphyrius. Sheltered, supported, worked with and visited Saint Paul the Apostle in prison. Missionary through Spain and to the Hellespont. Martyred in the persecutions of emperor Domitian.
torn apart by wild horses in Parium on the shores of the Hellespont (near modern Kemer, Turkey)
May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus because he often gave me new heart and was not ashamed of my chains. But when he came to Rome, he promptly searched for me and found me. May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day. And you know very well the services he rendered in Ephesus. - 2nd Timothy 1:16-18
Eleutherius of Spoleto
Abbot of Saint Mark's Abbey, Spoleto, Italy. Monk in Rome, Italy under the direction of Saint Gregory the Great who wrote about him and described him as a miracle worker and exorcist.
• c.585 at the monastery of Saint Andrew in Rome, Italy
• relics later translated to Spoleto, Italy
Son of Barachius. Old Testament prophet in the reign of King Darius. He began his ministry c.520 BC, two months after Haggai the Prophet. His work has both an allegorical history of his people, and prophecies of the Messiah to come.
6th century BC
Captured in England and sold into slavery in France. Ransomed out of slavery by Saint Gregory the Great. Ordained as a deacon and trained as a missionary, he planned to return to England, but was murdered by pagans in before he could leave. Martyr.
martyred in the 7th century in Champagne (in modern France
Captured in England and sold into slavery in France. Ransomed out of slavery by Saint Gregory the Great. Ordained as a priest and trained as a missionary, he planned to return to England, but was murdered by pagans in before he could leave. Martyr.
7th century in Champagne (in modern France)
• Macallan of Lusk
• Macculin Dus
Bishop of Lusk, Ireland where he lived in a cave while building a church and founding a monastery in the village.
• c.497 of natural causes
• buried in a cave near Lusk, Ireland
Cagnou, Chagnoald, Chainaldus, Chainoaldus
Brother of Saint Faro of Meaux and Saint Burgundofara. Monk at Luxeuil, France. Spiritual student of Saint Columbanus with whom he travelled to Bobbio, Italy where they founded a monastery. Sixth bishop of Laon, France.
Brother of Saint Augustine of Sens and Saint Benedicta of Sens. During the persecution of Christians in Spain by Aurelian, he fled to Sens, Gaul (in modern France), which was no friendlier. Martyr.
martyred in 273 in Sens, France
Brother of Saint Benedicta of Sens and Saint Sanctian of Sens. During the persecution of Christians in Spain by Aurelian, she fled to Sens, Gaul (in modern France), which was no friendlier. Martyr.
273 in Sens, France
Gundulfus, Gondulf, Gondon
Priest. Bishop of Metz, France, December 816.
• 6 September 823 of natural causes
• buried in the monastery of Gorze
Martyred in the persecutions of Decius.
beheaded in 250 at Alexandria, Egypt
Martyred in the persecutions of Decius.
beheaded in 250 at Alexandria, Egypt
Abbot of Santa Lucia monastery in Syracuse, Sicily. Teacher of Saint Zosimus of Syracuse.
c.607 of natural causes
During a persecution of Christians in Spain, he fled to Sens, Gaul, which was no friendlier. Martyr.
Bishop of Verona, Italy. Noted for establishing ministries to the poor.
martyred in Cappadocia
Fourth bishop of Verdun, France.
Honoured in Mauprévoir, France, but no information about her has survived.
There were thousands of Christians exiled, tortured and martyred in the late 5th century by the Arian King Hunneric. Six of them, all bishops, are remembered today; however, we really know nothing about them except their names and their deaths for the faith - Donatian, Fusculus, Germanus, Laetus, Mansuetus and Praesidius.
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 Felipe Llamas Barrero
• Blessed Pascual Torres Lloret
• Blessed Vidal Ruiz Vallejo
• Liberato of Loro Piceno
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