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Saint Robert of Newminster

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Studied at the University of Paris. Wrote a commentary on the Psalms, but it has been lost. Parish priest at Gargrave, England, and later a Benedictine monk at Whitby, England. With his abbot's permission, he joined the founders of the Cistercian monastery of Fountains Abbey in 1132. He headed the first Cistercian colony sent from Fountains in 1138. He established the abbey of Newminster near the castle of Ralph de Merlay, one in Morpeth, England, one in Pipewell, England in 1143, one in Roche, Cornwall in 1147, and another in Sawley, Lancashire, England in 1148. Friend of Saint Godric of Finchale. Reputed to have had supernatural gifts, received visions, and suffered encounters with demons.

At least one biography says that Robert was accused by his own monks of sexual misconduct with a local woman, and that he went abroad c.1147-1148, to defend himself before Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. However, there seems little support for this story except the desire by its originator to claim he was acquitted by the great Bernard.

Legend says that he fasted so rigorously during Lent that a brother monk pleaded with him to eat. Robert agreed, and was given some buttered oatcake. But he suddenly feared to commit the sin of gluttony, and asked it be given to the poor. A beautiful stranger at the gate took the cake - and the dish. As a brother was explaining the incident, the dish suddenly appeared on the table before the abbot; the brothers decided the stranger was an angel.

Born

c.1100 at Gargrave, Craven district, Yorkshire county, England

Died

• 7 June 1159 at Newminster England of natural causes
• buried in Newminster, but later entombed in the local church
• Saint Godric of Finchale said that he saw Robert's soul ascend to heaven as a ball of fire
• miracles reported at the tomb

Representation

abbot holding a church, representing his work founding Cistercian houses

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-robert-of-newminster/


Saint Anthony Mary Gianelli

Also known as

Antony Gianelli

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Son of Mary and James Gianelli, Anthony grew up in a poor but pious family in a small farming village. His mother taught catechism, and his father was known as a generous peace-maker in the town. Anthony was such a promising student that the owner of his family farm paid for his seminary education. Ordained on 24 May 1812; he was so young that he needed special dispensation for the ordination, but was such a promising candidate that he received it. Served as a parish priest.

Archpriest of Chiavari, Italy in 1826. Founder of the Missionaries of Saint Alphonsus in 1827, a men's missionary congregation that lasted until 1856. Founder of the Oblates of Saint Alphonsus in 1828, which lasted until 1848. Founder of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden 1829, a women's teaching order that also worked with the sick, and which continues its work today in Europe, the United States, and Asia. Bishop of Bobbio, Italy in 1837. Organized the Society of Saint Raphael and Society of Saint Dorothea to instruct the faithful in his diocese. Restored devotion to Saint Columbanus in his diocese. Conducted two synods, and was constantly on the road from parish to parish, visiting his flock.

Born

12 April 1789 at Cerreto, Italy

Died

7 June 1846 of a serious fever

Canonized

21 October 1951 by Pope Pius XII

Readings

O Saint Anthony Gianelli, who through your work have shown such great love to all, intercede for the bishops of the world and especially my bishop {name of your bishop}. Help our bishops to spread the Gospel to all men so that through them all men may find the way to salvation. I ask you to intercede on my behalf so that through your powerful intercession I may obtain the grace that I so ardently desire {name your intention}. Intercede for me and for all those who are dear to me peace of mind, perseverance in good works and a holy death. Amen.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-anthony-mary-gianelli/


Saint Deochar

Also known as

Deocarus, Deotker, Dietger, Gottlief, Theotgar, Theutger

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Hermit in the Franconia forests near Fulda, an area in modern Germany. Spiritual student of Blessed Alcuin at Aachen, Germany. Benedictine monk and first abbot of Herriedon abbey; he was chosen for the position by Blessed Charlemagne. Appointed missus regius (king's messenger), a royal office, in 802. Helped translate the relics to Saint Boniface to Fulda in 819. Attended the synod of Mainz, Germany in 829. A famous miracle ascribed to him was healing a young boy's blindness by prayer.

Born

late 8th century, probably in Bavaria, Germany

Died

• 847 at the abbey of Herriedon, Germany of natural causes
• interred in the church of Saint Vitus
• some relics were moved to Saint Lawrence church, Nuernberg, Germany in 1316
• these relics were moved to Eichstätt, Germany in 1845

Patronage

• blind people
• eye patients

Representation

• man enthroned under Christ among the apostles
• man giving thanks before an altar while nearby is the boy whose blindness was healed
• man standing in front of an open tomb, which may be identified as that of Saint Boniface

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


Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew

Also known as

• Ana García Manzanas
• Ana of Saint Bartholomew
• Anne Garcia

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Worked as a shepherdess in her youth. Lay Carmelite at age 20 under the direction of Saint Teresa of Avila. Anne became secretary to and close friend of Saint Teresa; Teresa died in Anne's arms. Worked on the Carmelite reform in France. Prioress of houses at Tours and Pontoise. Founded the Carmelite house in Antwerp, Belgium in 1612. Wrote poetry, some of which has survived to today.

Born

1 October 1549 at Almendral, Spain as Anne Garcia

Died

7 June 1626 at Antwerp, Belgium of natural causes

Beatified

6 May 1917 by Pope Benedict XV

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http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-anne-of-saint-bartholomew/


Saint Gotteschalk

Also known as

Godescalco, Godescalcus, Godeschalc, Gotteschalc, Gottschalk

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Son of Udo, Prince of the Abrodites. Prince of the Wends. Raised a Christian, he turned apostate following the murder of his father, led armies into lands held by the Slavs, and then into England. There, for reasons never clearly explained, he returned to the faith. On his return from England, he subdued more of the Slavic countries, and went on period a great missionary work and church construction. Gottschalk often interpreted to the people in the Sclavonian tongue the sermons and instructions of the priests in the church, which led to his patronage of linguists and translators. Martyr.

Died

murdered at the altar with 29 fellow missionaries on 7 June 1066 in Lenzen, Pomerania, by assassins hired by his brother-in-law

Patronage

• linguists
• lost vocations
• princes
• translators

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


Saint Colman of Dromore

Also known as

• Colman of Llangolman
• Colmoc, Mocholmoc, Mocholmog

Additional Memorials

• 20 November (Llangolman, Wales)
• 6 June (Aberdeen Breviary)

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Knew Saint Patrick. Studied at Noendrum under Saint Mochae of Noendrum, and then under Saint Ailbe of Emly. First abbot of Muckmore Abbey, County Antrim, Ireland. Founding abbot-bishop of the diocese of Dromore, County Down, Ireland c.514. Taught Saint Finnian of Clonard. Friend and advisor to Saint Macanisius. Miracle worker.

Born

Argyllshire, Dalriada (in modern Scotland)

Died

c.585 of natural causes

Canonized

1903 (cultus confirmed)

Patronage

diocese of Dromore, Ireland

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-colman-of-dromore/


Saint Meriadoc of Vannes

Also known as

Meredith, Meriadec, Meriasek, Meryasek

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Wealthy 6th-7th century lord of a large manor, he sold it off and gave the procedes to the poor. Hermit at Rohan, Brittany, France. Ordained by Saint Hingueten. Bishop of Vannes, France in 666. Subject of a wholly fictional medieval play in vernacular Cornish. Legend says that a bell from his church in Stival in Brittany would cure deafness and migraines if placed against the head of the sufferer.

Born

Welsh

Patronage

• against deafness
• against migraines
• Cambourne, Cornwall, England

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


Saint Wallabonsus of Cordoba

Also known as

Wallabonso

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His mother was a Christan convert from Islam; his sister Maria became a nun. Educated at the monastery of Saint Felix. Deacon in Moorish-occupied Cordoba, Spain, working with Saint Peter. Martyred in the persecutions of Abderrahman for denouncing Mohammed.

Born

Elepha (modern Niebla), Huelva, Spain

Died

• beheaded on 7 June 851 at Cordoba, Spain
• body put on display for public abuse, then burned and ashes dumped in the Guadalquivir river

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-wallabonsus-of-cordoba/


Saint Jeremiah of Cordoba

Also known as

Geremia, Jeremias

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As a very old man, Jeremiah founded the double-monastery of Tábanos in Moorish-occupied Cordoba, Spain, and became a monk there; his wife, Elizabeth, became a nun in the female wing. Martyred in the persecutions of Abderrahman for denouncing Mohammed.

Born

Cordoba, Spain

Died

• scourged to death on 7 June 851 at Cordoba, Spain
• body put on display for public abuse, then burned and ashes dumped in the Guadalquivir river

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-jeremiah-of-cordoba/


Saint Landulf of Yariglia

Also known as

Landulf of Asti

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Studied at the Benedictine monastery of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro in Pavia, Italy. Priest. Canon of Milan, Italy. Bishop of Asti, Italy in 1105, a position that included the civil government of the city.

Born

the latter 11th century at Vergiate, Milan, Italy

Died

• c.1133
• interred in a marble sarcophagus
• relics moved to the altar of the chapel of Saint Agnes at the cathedral of Asti, Italy some point soon after 1450

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-landulf-of-yariglia/


Blessed Basilissa Fernandez

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Premonstratensian nun at the monastery of Santa Sofia Toro in Zamora, Spain, making her vows on 13 October 1867. Secretary to her abbess, she maintained the correspondence with all other Premonstratensian houses. wrote several articles and pamphlets to support the work of Messe RĂ©paratrice and the Sodality of Saint Peter Claver. Known for her dedication to Eucharistic Adoration.

Born

15 April 1845 in Tiedra, Valladolid, Castilla y Leon, Spain

Died

7 June 1907

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-basilissa-fernandez/


Saint Wistremundus of Cordoba

Also known as

Wistremundo

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Monk at the monastery of Saint Zoilus in Moorish-occupied Cordoba, Spain. Martyred in the persecutions of Abderrahman for denouncing Mohammed.

Born

Froniano, Spain

Died

• beheaded on 7 June 851 at Cordoba, Spain
• body put on display for public abuse, then burned and ashes dumped in the Guadalquivir river

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-wistremundus-of-cordoba/


Saint Sabinian of Cordoba

Also known as

Sabiniano, Sabinianus

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Monk at the monastery of Saint Zoilus in Moorish-occupied Cordoba, Spain. Martyred in the persecutions of Abderrahman for denouncing Mohammed.

Born

Froniano, Spain

Died

• beheaded on 7 June 851 at Cordoba, Spain
• body put on display for public abuse, then burned and ashes dumped in the Guadalquivir river

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sabinian-of-cordoba/


Blessed Demosthenes Ranzi

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Graduated with a law degree from the University of Turin, Italy. Joined the Franciscans in 1477 at the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Turin. A noted preacher, in 1497 he was given a commission by Pope Alexander VI to preach against Waldensianism.

Born

Vercelli, Italy

Died

1512 in the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli Turin, Italy of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-demosthenes-ranzi/


Saint Habentius of Cordoba

Also known as

Abenzio, Abenzo

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Monk at the monastery of Saint Christopher in Moorish-occupied Cordoba, Spain. Martyred in the persecutions of Abderrahman for denouncing Mohammed.

Died

• beheaded on 7 June 851 at Cordoba, Spain
• body put on display for public abuse, then burned and ashes dumped in the Guadalquivir river

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-habentius-of-cordoba/


Saint Meriadoc II of Vannes

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Priest. Hermit. Meriadoc's reputation for holiness spread, and he was chosen reluctant bishop of in Brittany (in modern France). He hated to give up his life of solitude, but was a good shepherd to his people, especially noted for his charity to the poor.

Born

Brittany (part of modern France)

Died

1302

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-meriadoc-ii-of-vannes/


Saint Peter of Cordoba

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Priest in Moorish-occupied Cordoba, Spain. Martyred in the persecutions of Abderrahman for denouncing Mohammed.

Born

Astigi (modern Ecija), Seville, Spain

Died

• beheaded on 7 June 851 at Cordoba, Spain
• body put on display for public abuse, then burned and ashes dumped in the Guadalquivir river

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-peter-of-cordoba/


Saint Aventinus of Larboust

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Hermit in the Larboust valley in the Pyrenees, part of the border region between modern France and Spain. Martyred by Saracens.

Born

in Bagnères in the Pyrenees mountains in France

Died

732 in the valley of Larboust

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-aventinus-of-larboust/


Saint Vulflagius of Abbeville

Also known as

Vulfiafius, Vulphy, Wulflagius

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Priest who lived as a hermit near Abbeville, France. Greatly venerated in Montreuil-sur-Mer, France.

Died

c.643 of natural causes near Abbeville, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-vulflagius-of-abbeville/


Saint Lycarion of Egypt

Also known as

Licarion

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Tortured extensively and executed for his faith. Martyr.

Born

Egypt

Died

beheaded with a sword in Egypt, exact date and location lost

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-lycarion-of-egypt/


Saint Potamiaena of Alexandria the Younger

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Young Christian girl martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

c.304 in Alexandria, Egypt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-potamiaena-of-alexandria-the-younger/


Saint Justus of Condat

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6th-century Benedictine monk in France.

Died

Condat, France

Canonized

9 December 1903 by Pope Pius X (cultus confirmation)

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


Saint Odo of Massay

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Benedictine monk. Abbot at Massay the last 32 years of his life.

Died

967 of natural causes

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


Saint Quirinus of Cluny

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Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-quirinus-of-cluny/


Saint Sergius of Cluny

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Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sergius-of-cluny/


Martyrs of Africa

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A group of seven Christians who were martyred together. No details about them have survived except the names – Donata, Evasius, Guirillus, Januaria, Privata, Spisinna, Victurus

Died

unknown location in Africa, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-africa-7-june/


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• Daniel of Skete the Younger
• Herkumbert of Minden
• Maria Teresa Soubiran de La Louvière
• Paul I of Constantinople
• Valentine of Tongeren


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