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Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

A good will and a desire to imitate the sufferings of our Lord is a peculiar gift granted by the Holy Ghost to those who truly love and serve God; for souls attached to earthly things, and who love themselves only, abhor this doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and do not think it necessary, in order to acquire perfection, to become partakers of the sufferings of Jesus Christ. - Saint Francis of Assisi


Man loses at death all that he possessed in this world; but he takes with him charity and the alms-deeds he has done, and for these he shall receive an abundant reward from God. - Saint Francis of Assisi


Our Lady of the Rosary

Also known as

• Feast of the Most Holy Rosary
• Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
• Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
• Our Lady of Victory

About

On Sunday 7 October 1571 the combined Christian fleets under Don John of Austria achieved a significant naval victory over the Turks in the Straits of Lepanto. Thousands of Christians were liberated, the Turkish fleet was destroyed, and they suffered their first great defeat at sea. In gratitude to God and Our Lady, Pope Saint Pius V ordered an annual commemoration to be made of Our Lady of Victory. In 1573 Pope Gregory XIII transferred the feast to the first Sunday of October with the title Feast of the Most Holy Rosary since the victory was won through invocation of Our Lady of the Rosary. In 1716 Pope Clement XII extended the feast to the whole Latin Rite calendar, assigning it to the first Sunday in October. Pope Saint Pius X changed the date to 7 October in 1913. In 1969 Pope Paul VI changed the name of the feast to Our Lady of the Rosary.

Patronage

• United States
• West Virgina, USA
• Military Ordinariate of Arzobispado Castrense de España
• 9 dioceses
• 8 cities

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/our-lady-of-the-rosary/


Pope Saint Mark

Also known as

Marcus

Profile

Son of Priscus. Chosen 34th pope; he reigned less than a year. Believed to have built the basilica of San Marco in Rome, Italy and the Juxta Pallacinis basilica just outside the city. Issued a constitution confirming the power of the bishop of Ostia to consecrate newly elected popes. Little else is known of his life or reign.

Born

Rome, Italy

Papal Ascension

18 January 336

Died

• 7 October 336 at Rome, Italy of natural causes
• buried in the catacomb of Balbina, where he had built the cemetery church

Patronage

Abbadia San Salvatore, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/pope-saint-mark/


Saint Justina of Padua

Profile

Young woman who took private vows of chastity and devotion to God. Martyr in the persecutions of Diocletian. Some mideaval documents describe her as a disciple of Saint Peter the Apostle, but that's impossible. She is sometimes depicted in art as a nun, but never was, and some artists may have confused her with Saint Scholastica.

Died

martyred c.304

Patronage

• Padua, Italy
• Santa Giustina, Italy

Representation

• young woman placing a cross on the head of the devil while holding a lily in her hand
• young woman with Saint Prosdocimus
• young woman with Saint Scholastica
• young woman with a crown and palm of martyrdom, and sword
• young woman with a palm, book, and a sword in her breast
• young woman with a unicorn, symbolizing virginity, and a palm
• young woman with both breasts pierced by one sword

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-justina-of-padua/


Saint Osith

Also known as

Osyth, Osgyth, Othith, Ositha, Sythe

Profile

Born a princess, the daughter of Frewald, a Merclan prince of the Hwiccan tribe. Niece to Editha, to whom belonged the town and manor of Ailesbury, and who raised Osith. Educated at the convent school at Aylesbury. Though she was drawn to religious life, Osith was married young to Sighere, king of the East Angles. After giving birth to Offa, who became king of the Angles, Osith became celibate with her husband's consent. He gave her the manor at Chick, which became a monastery under her rule. Killed by Danish invaders for supporting area Christians. Martyr.

Born

at Quarendon, Buckinghamshire, England

Died

• beheaded in 870
• relics at Chick, Essex, England

Representation

• nun carrying her head
• nun with a stag nearby

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


Saint Adalgis of Novara

Also known as

Adalgisio, Adalgiso

Profile

Member of the court of Emperor Lothair I of the Franks. Bishop of Novara, Italy c.830.

Died

• c.850
• buried in the Basilica of San Gaudenzio in Novara, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-adalgis-of-novara/


Saint Apuleius of Capua

Profile

Student of Simon Magus. Converted to Christianity by Saint Peter the Apostle; an old tradition says that he was one of the people who interred the body of Saint Peter on Vatican Hill. Martyr.

Died

• in Capua, Italy
• buried outside the walls of Rome, Italy

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


Saint Augustus of Bourges

Also known as

• Augustus of San Sinforiano
• Augosto of....

Profile

Friend of Saint Germanus of Paris. Monk. Abbot of Bourges, France. Discovered the relics of Saint Ursinus.

Died

late 6th century of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-augustus-of-bourges/


Saint Dubtach of Armagh

Profile

Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland in 497.

Died

c.513

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-dubtach-of-armagh/


Saint Gerold of Cologne

Profile

Thirteenth century pilgrim from Cologne, Germany who was murdered by robbers at Cremona, Italy. Honoured at both Cologne and Cremona as a martyr.

Died

1241

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gerold-of-cologne/


Saint Helanus

Profile

He and nine siblings settled near Rheims, France. Helanus became a parish priest there most of his life, ending his days as a hermit.

Born

6th century Irish

Died

early 7th century

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


Blessed Jean Hunot

Profile

Priest in the Archdiocese of Sens, France. Imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die during the antiiCatholic persecutions of the French Revolution. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.

Born

21 September 1742 in Brienon-l'Archevêque, Yonne, France

Died

7 October 1794 aboard the prison ship Washington, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France

Beatified

1 October 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jean-hunot/


Blessed José Llosá Balaguer

Profile

Priest. Member of the Capuchin Tertiary Fathers and Brothers of Our Lady of Sorrows. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

23 August 1901 in Benaguasil, Valencia, Spain

Died

7 October 1936 in Benisanó, Valencia, Spain

Beatified

11 March 2001 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jose-llosa-balaguer/


Saint Julia the Martyr

Also known as

Giulia

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

c.300

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-julia-the-martyr/


Saint Marcellus of Capua

Profile

Student of Simon Magus. Converted to Christianity by Saint Peter the Apostle; an old tradition says that he was one of the people who interred the body of Saint Peter on Vatican Hill. Martyr.

Died

• in Capua, Italy
• buried outside the walls of Rome, Italy

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


Saint Martin Cid

Profile

Benedictine Cistercian monk. Worked with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Founded Val-Paraiso Abbey with brothers sent by Saint Bernard, and served as its first abbot.

Born

Zamora, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-martin-cid/


Blessed Matthew Carreri

Also known as

• Matthew of Mantua
• Matteo Carreri

Profile

Joined the Dominicans at Mantua, Italy in 1440. Travelling preacher throughout Italy. Noted for his deep prayer life and his devotion to the Rule of his Order. Once tried to trade himself for a mother and daughter who had been enslaved, but the pirates refused the offer.

Born

c.1420 at Mantua, Italy

Died

5 October 1470 at Vigevano, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

• 1483 (cultus confirmed) by Pope Sixtus VI
• 2 December 1625 by Pope Urban VIII (beatification)

Patronage

Vigevano, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-matthew-carreri/


Saint Palladius of Saintes

Also known as

Palladio

Profile

Bishop of Saintes, France in 570.

Died

c.590

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


Saint Quarto of Capua

Profile

Martyr.

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


Saint Rigaldo

Profile

Martyr.

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


Martyrs of Arima

Profile

Eight lay people Japan who were martyred together in the persecutions of Christianity in Japan.

• Blessed Hadrianus Takahashi Mondo
• Blessed Ioanna Takahashi
• Blessed Leo Hayashida Sukeemon
• Blessed Martha Hayashida
• Blessed Magdalena Hayashida
• Blessed Didacus Hayashida
• Blessed Leo Takedomi Kan'Emon
• Blessed Paulus Takedomi Dan'Emon

Died

7 October 1613 in Arima, Hyogo, Japan

Beatified

24 November 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI

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


Mercedarian Nuns of Seville

Profile

Five Mercedarian nuns at the monastery of the Assumption in Seville, Spain noted for their piety - Sisters Agnese, Bianca, Caterina, Maddalena and Marianna.

http://catholicsaints.info/mercedarian-nuns-of-seville/


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