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Saint Willibald of Eichstätt

Also known as

Willebald

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Born a prince, the son of Saint Richard the King. Brother of Saint Winnebald of Heidenheim and Saint Walburga. Related to Saint Boniface. He nearly died as an infant, leading his parents to pray for his life, vowing that he would be dedicated to God if he survived. Entered the Abbey of Waltham, Hampshire, England at age five. Educated by Egwald. Benedictine monk. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy in 722 with Saint Richard and Saint Winnebald; his father died on the way, and Willibald suffered from malaria while there.

Pilgrim to the Holy Lands in 724. He reached Jerusalem on 11 November 725, and is the first known Englishman in the Holy Land; the book of his travels, Hodoeporicon, is the first known English travelogue. Pilgrim to assorted holy sites throughout Europe. At one point he was arrested by Saracens at Emessa as a Christian spy, and imprisoned in Constantinople.

Willibald then spent ten years helping Saint Petronax restore the monastery of Monte Cassino; served there as sacristan, dean, and porter. In 740 he was sent by Pope Gregory III to help Saint Boniface evangelize the area that is modern Germany. Ordained on 22 July 741 by Saint Boniface, and consecrated as a missionary bishop by him on 21 October 741. Founded a missionary monastery in Eichstätt, Franconia (in modern Germany. Worked with Saint Sebaldus. First bishop of the diocese of Eichstätt. With Saint Winnebald, he founded the double monastery at Hiedenheim in 752.

Born

21 October 700 in Wessex, England

Died

• 7 July 781 of natural causes
• relics kept in a marble reliquary urn in Saint Willibald Cathedral, Eichstätt, Germany, which was completed in 1269

Canonized

938 by Pope Leo VII

Patronage

diocese of Eichstätt, Germany

Representation

• baby being dedicated by his parents at the foot of a cross
• bishop holding two arrows
• bishop overseeing construction of a church
• bishop with a broken glass
• monk or bishop with the words fides, spes, charitas on his cloak or arm
• monk with a crown at his feet as he talks to a man cutting down a tree
• pilgrim with Saint Richard the King and Saint Winnebald of Heidenheim
• receiving a bishop's mitre from Pope Gregory III
• with Saint Richard the King and Saint Winnebald of Heidenheim

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-willibald-of-eichstatt/


Blessed Maria Romero Meneses

Also known as

• the female John Bosco
• Daughter of Mary Help of Christians
• Social Apostle of Costa Rica

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One of eight children born to a wealthy, upper-class family; her father was a government minister. Educated by her family, tutors and at the local Salesian Sisters' school, she could play piano and violin, studied drawing, and loved to learn. At the age of twelve she spent a year extemely sick from rheumatic fever; she was paralyzed for six months and her heart was permanently damaged. She was cured by the intercession and apparition of Our Lady, Help of Christians, during which vision she understood her vocation to be a Salesian sister.

On 8 December 1915, Maria joined the Marian Association's Daughters of Mary. She joined the Daughers of Mary, Help of Christians in 1920, and on 6 January 1929 in Nicaragua, Maria made her final profession as a Salesian. Transferred to San Jose, Costa Rica in 1931. Taught music, drawing and typing to rich school girls, trained catechists and trades to the poor. Many of her students were won over to her way of life, and worked with her to help the poor and abandoned.

Maria developed a ministry of fund raising and of showing the wealthy practical ways to bring their charity to the poor. She began to set up recreational centers in 1945, and food distribution centers in 1953. She opened a school for poor girls in 1961, and 1966 a clinic staffed by volunteer doctors. In 1973 she organized the construction of seven homes, which became the foundation of the village of Centro San Jose, a community were poor families could have decent homes. An excellent teacher, manager and fund-raiser, she was known for her way of bringing God to people one on one, bringing love and devotion to the Eucharist to social improvements.

Born

13 January 1902 at Granada, Nicaragua

Died

• 7 July 1977 in Las Peñitas, León, Nicaragua of a heart attack
• Salesian chapel, San José, Costa Rica

Beatified

14 April 2002 by Pope John Paul II

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-romero-meneses/


Blessed Pope Benedict XI

Also known as

Niccolo Boccasini

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He joined the Dominicans when a young man, and became 9th Master-General of his Order in 1296. Arranged an armistice between Philip IV of France and Edward I of England. Created Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia, Italy by Pope Boniface VIII. Papal legate. Defended Pope Boniface VIII against William of Nogaret and his allies.

Unanimously chosen 194th pope in 1303. Removed papal censure from Philip and France, and absolved the cardinals favoring Colonna political faction. Accomplished a number of reforms in religious and clerical life. Believed to have been poisoned by the agents of William of Nogaret. Known for his lifelong devotion to Dominican spiritual practices. Author of a volume of sermons and commentaries on the Gospel of Matthew, the Psalms, the Book of Job, and Revelations.

Born

1240 at Treviso, Italy as Niccolo Boccasini

Papal Ascension

22 October 1303

Died

7 July 1304 at Perugia, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

• 24 April 1736 by Pope Clement XII (cultus confirmed)
• 1773 by Pope Clement XIV (beatified)

Video

YouTube PlayList

Readings

Eternal Shepherd, you made Blessed Benedict known for his great love of the brethren and his service to your flock. By the help of his prayers may we ever be ardent in our fellowship and with one heart be steadfast in the household of the Church. 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. - Dominicans

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pope-benedict-xi/


Blessed Peter To Rot

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Son of Angelo To Puia, a village chief, and Maria la Tumul, an adult converts who were part of the region's first generation of Catholics. Peter was a pious boy, and though somewhat drawn to religious life, he became a lay catechist and worked with missionaries in the area. An excellent teacher and organizer of classes, he constantly carried and taught from his Bible. Married to Paula la Varpit on 11 November 1936. Father of three; one child died in infancy, another soon after the War.

In 1942 all the missionaries and their staff were arrested by the invading Japanese armies, and were lodged in concentration camps. Peter continued to lead the faithful of his village as best he could, caring for the sick, Baptising and teaching the converts, helping the poor. When the War began to go against them, the Japanese began to repress the locals, forbidding Christianity, and pushing for a return to pre-Christian ways, particularly of polygamy. Peter opposed the regression, and was arrested in 1945 for conducting religious gatherings. Imprisoned in a cave, he was so well known, supported and beloved by those who knew him that he continued to be a source of strength to his people, and of annoyance to his captors. Martyr.

Born

1912 in Rakunai, East New Britain (part of modern Papua New Guinea)

Died

poisoned and suffocated on 7 July 1945 in a Japanese concentration camp at Rakunai, East New Britain (part of modern Papua New Guinea)

Beatified

17 January 1995 by Pope John Paul II

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-peter-to-rot/


Blessed Juan Antonio Pérez Mayo

Memorial

28 November as one of the Oblate Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

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One of seven children born to Modesto Pérez and Beatriz Mayo; his was a pious family, and Juan was baptized on 23 March 1908. Member of the Tarsicios, a religious association for children; at age 14 he started doing over-night Eucharistic adoration and started talking about becoming a missionary. Member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, making his first profession on 15 August 1927. Studied at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas in Rome, Italy, made his perpetual vows in 1930, and was ordained on 26 June 1932. Worked in the Basque region in 1934, then in Madrid in 1935 where he taught philosophy. Arrested on 22 July 1936 by anti-Catholic forces fighting in the Spanish Civil War, he was imprisoned for a couple of days then martyred for his faith.

Born

19 November 1907 in Santa Marina del Rey, diocese of Astorga, León, Spain

Died

shot on 24 July 1936 in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

17 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-juan-antonio-perez-mayo/


Saint Palladius of Ireland

Also known as

• Palladius of Scotland
• Palladio of...
• Apostle of the Scots

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Born to an ancient Gallo-Roman family. Deacon in Rome. Dispatched Saint Germanus of Auxerre to Britain in 429 to fight Pelagianism. Missionary bishop for Ireland in 431, sent by Pope Saint Celestine I. Consecrated bishop of the Scots in 431. Evangelized around Leinster where he built three churches, converted some people, and faced strong opposition. He decided that the Irish were not truly ready to receive message, and took his work to Scotland. Founded churches at Kelleen Cormac, Tigroney, and Donard. Began evangelizing the Picts, but died soon after. His story was written by Saint Prosper of Aquitaine.

Died

• 432 at Fordun, Scotland of natural causes
• buried at the monastery at Fordun, Aberdeen, Scotland
• relics enshrined in a jewel encrusted sarcophagus in 1409

Patronage

Scotland

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


Saint Marcus Ji Tianxiang

Also known as

Magu, Marco, Mark

Additional Memorial

28 September as one of the Martyrs of China

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Married layman in the apostolic vicariate of Southeastern Zhili, China. Father. Physician. An opium addiction led to him being forbidden to take Communion, and though he could not break his dependency for 30 years, he never lost his faith, never wanted to leave the Church, and when he was finally clean, he returned to full communion. Martyred in the Boxer Rebellion.

Born

c.1834 in Yazhuangtou, Jizhou, Hebei, China

Died

beheaded on 7 July 1900 in Yazhuangtou, Jizhou, Hebei, China

Canonized

1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marcus-ji-tianxiang/


Blessed Marie-Gabrielle-Françoise-Suzanne de Gaillard de Lavaldène

Also known as

• Francesca Maria Susanna
• Ifigenia di S. Matteo de Gaillard de la Valdène
• Sister Iphigénie of Saint Matthew

Additional Memorial

9 July as one of the Martyrs of Orange

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Sacramentine nun. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

23 September 1761 in Bollène, Vaucluse, France

Died

guillotined on 7 July 1794 in Orange, Vaucluse, France

Beatified

10 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marie-gabrielle-francoise-suzanne-de-gaillard-de-lavaldene/


Saint Ethelburga of Faremoutier

Also known as

Aubierge, Edelburga, Edilberga

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Daughter of the king of East Angles. During her childhood, Ethelburga lived in a Gallic convent under the direction of Saint Burgundofara, a home she would have for the rest of her life. She was known throughout the community for her adherence to the Rule of the Order. In the mid-seventh century, Ethelburga was chosen abbess. She ruled with wisdom and justice until her death. Saint Tortgith of Barking was one of her nuns.

Died

• 664 at Faremoutier, France of natural causes
• when her body was exhumed seven years after her death, it was found incorrupt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ethelburga-of-faremoutier/


Saint Antonino Fantosati

Also known as

• Antoninus Fantosati
• Antonio Fantosati
• Anthony Fantosat

Additional Memorial

28 September as one of the Martyrs of China

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Priest. Franciscan missionary bishop. Vicar apostolic for southern Hunan, China. One of the Martyrs of China, killed during the Boxer Rebellion.

Born

16 October 1842 at Santa Maria della Valle, Umbria, Italy

Died

4 July 1900 in Hengzhou, Hunan, China

Canonized

1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-antonino-fantosati/


Saint Maelruan

Also known as

Maolruain, Melruan, Molruan

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Founder and first Abbot of Tamalcht Abbey, County of Dublin, Ireland in 769 on land given by Donnchadh, King of Leinster. With Saint Aengus the Culdee he wrote the Rule of Célidhé Dé, "a minute series of rules for the regulation of the lives of the Célidhé Dé, their prayers, their preachings, their conversations, their confessions, their communions, their ablutions, their fastings, their abstinences, their relaxations, their sleep, their celebrations of the Mass, and so forth".

Died

791 at Ulster, Ireland

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


Blessed Joseph Juge de Saint-Martin

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Sulpician priest. Imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die during the anti-Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.

Born

14 June 1739 in Limoges, Huate-Vienne, France

Died

7 July 1794 aboard the prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France

Beatified

1 October 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-joseph-juge-de-saint-martin/


Blessed Oddino Barrotti

Also known as

• Oddino of Fossano
• Oddin...

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Priest at Saint John the Baptist Church, Fossano, Italy. Franciscan tertiary. Eventually resigned his parish and turned his house into a hospital. In 1396 he agreed to serve as director of the collegiate chapter in Fossano. Died while working with the sick during a plague epidemic.

Born

1324 at Fossano, Piedmont, Italy

Died

1400 in Fossano, Italy of plague

Beatified

1808 by Pope Pius VII (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-oddino-barrotti/


Blessed Juan Pedro del Cotillo Fernández

Memorial

28 November as one of the Oblate Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

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Priest. Member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Martyr.

Born

1 May 1914 in Siero de la Reina, León, Spain

Died

shot on 24 July 1936 in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

17 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-juan-pedro-del-cotillo-fernandez/


Saint Apollonius of Brescia

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Second century bishop of Brescia, Italy. Baptized Saint Afra of Brescia. The Acts of Saints Faustinus and Jovita say that Apollonius was the bishop who ordained them.

Died

• buried in the church of Saint Andrew at Brescia, Italy
• relics later enshrined in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Brescia, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-apollonius-of-brescia/


Blessed Francisco Polvorinos Gómez

Memorial

28 November as one of the Oblate Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Profile

Priest. Member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Martyr.

Born

29 January 1910 in Calaveras de Arriba, León, Spain

Died

shot on 24 July 1936 in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

17 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-francisco-polvorinos-gomez/


Blessed Manuel Gutiérrez Martín

Memorial

28 November as one of the Oblate Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

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Priest. Member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Martyr.

Born

1 January 1913 in Fresno del Río, Palencia, Spain

Died

shot on 24 July 1936 in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

17 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-manuel-gutierrez-martin/


Blessed Justo González Lorente

Memorial

28 November as one of the Oblate Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Profile

Priest. Member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Martyr.

Born

14 October 1915 in Villaverde de Arcayos, León, Spain

Died

shot on 24 July 1936 in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

17 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-justo-gonzalez-lorente/


Saint Odo of Urgell

Also known as

• Ot of Urgell
• Dot of Urgell

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Oldest son of a Spanish Count of of Pallars Sobirà. Soldier. Archdeacon in Urgell, Spain. Bishop of Urgell in 1095. Noted for his care for the poor.

Born

c.1065

Died

• 1122 of natural causes
• buried in the monastery of Santa Maria de Gerri

Canonized

1133

Patronage

La Seu d'Urgell, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-odo-of-urgell/


Blessed María Del Consuelo Ramiñán Carracedo

Also known as

Isabel

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Nun of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

17 June 1876 in Seavía, La Coruña, Spain

Died

7 July 1936 in Madrid, Spain

Beatified

13 October 2013 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-del-consuelo-raminan-carracedo/


Blessed Pascual Aláez Medina

Memorial

28 November as one of the Oblate Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Profile

Priest. Member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Martyr.

Born

11 May 1917 in Villaverde de Arcayos, León, Spain

Died

shot on 24 July 1936 in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain

Beatified

17 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pascual-alaez-medina/


Saint Hedda of Wessex

Profile

• Hedda of Dorchester
• Hedda of Winchester

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Benedictine monk. Abbot at Whitby, Yorkshire, England. Bishop of the Wessex, England region in 676; he served for almost 40 years. Established his see at Dorchester, then Winchester. Adviser to King Ina.

Born

England

Died

705 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-hedda-of-wessex/


Saint Pantaenus of Alexandria

Also known as

Sicilian Bee

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Known and praised for his learning, wisdom and holiness by may writers including Saint Jerome. Head of the Orthodox School in Alexandria, Egypt where Origen became a great teacher.

Born

Sicily

Died

c.190

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


Saint Syrus of Genoa

Also known as

Siro

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Parish priest. Bishop of Genoa, Italy.

Died

• c.380 of natural causes
• buried in the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles

Patronage

Genoa, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-syrus-of-genoa/


Blessed Bodard of Poitiers

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Hermit near Poitiers, France.

Born

late 7th century near Poitiers, France

Died

• c.740 near Poitiers, France of natural causes
• relics translated to the Hornback monastery at Zweibrücken, Germany in the 9th century

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-bodard-of-poitiers/


Saint Carissima of Rauzeille

Also known as

Careme

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Born to the Gallic nobility. Married. Mother. Widow. Helped found the abbey of Saint-Martin in Rauzeille near Aubusson, Creuse, Gaul (in modern France).

Born

7th century Limousin, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-carissima-of-rauzeille/


Saint Hesychius

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Fled to Macedonia to escape the persecutions in Italy, but martyred en route.

Born

Italian

Died

drowned by being loaded with chains and thrown overboard c.117

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


Saint They

Also known as

Dei, Dey, Teï, Tey

Profile

Fifth century spiritual student of Saint Guénolé at Landévennec abbey in Brittany.

Patronage

Lothey, France

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


Saint Bonitus of Monte Cassino

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Abbot of Monte Cassino when the invading Lombards plundered and destroyed the monastery.

Died

c.582

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


Saint Angelelmus of Auxerre

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Abbot of the monastery of Saint Gervase and Protase in Auxerre, France. Bishop of Auxerre.

Died

828

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-angelelmus-of-auxerre/


Saint Eoaldus of Vienne

Also known as

Eoalde

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Related to Gallic royalty. Bishop of Vienne, France.

Died

716 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eoaldus-of-vienne/


Saint Prosper of Aquitaine

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Married layman who devoted himself to theology.

Born

c.390 in Aquitaine, France

Died

436

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-prosper-of-aquitaine/


Saint Odran

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Brother of Saint Medran. Disciple of Saint Kieran of Saghir.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-odran-7-july/


Saint Merryn

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Venerated in Cornwall, England, but no information about his survived.

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


Saint Medran

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Brother of Saint Odran. Disciple of Saint Kieran of Saghir.

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


Saint Alexander

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Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alexander-7-july/


Saint Partinimus

Profile

Martyr.

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


Martyrs of Durres

Also known as

• Martyrs of Dyrrachium
• Martyrs of Durazzo

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A group of seven Italian Christians who fled Italy to escape the persecutions of emperor Hadrian. Arrived in Dyrrachium, Macedonia to find Saint Astius tied to a cross, covered in honey, laid in the sun, and left to be tortured by biting and stinging insects. When they expressed sympathy for Astius, they were accused of being Christians, arrested, chained, weighted down, taken off shore, and drowned. Martyrs. We know little more about each of them than their names – Germaus, Hesychius, Lucian, Papius, Peregrinus, Pompeius and Saturninus

Born

Italy

Died

drowned at sea c.117 off the coast of Dyrrachium (Durazzo), Macedonia (modern Durres, Albania)

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-durres/


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