7 September • yesterday
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Blessed Giovanni Battista Mazzucconi

Also known as

• John Mazzucconi
• Johannes Baptiste Mazzucconi
• John Baptist Mazzucconi

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Priest. Member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions. Missionary to Papua New Guinea. Martyr.

Born

1 March 1826 in Rancio di Lecco, Italy

Died

7 September 1855 in Woodlark Island, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

Beatified

19 February 1984 by Pope John Paul II

Readings

Let my future be as God wants it. I leave it in the hands of Him who cannot operate but for the good of all. And this is enough to make me happy. - Blessed Giovanni

Tomorrow I will embark and Saturday, the day after tomorrow, I will already be on the high seas on my way to Woodlark. This year, when I sailing to Sydney, on Wednesday of Holy Week, we were overtaken by a hurricane that ripped our sails and snapped our ropes and the top half of a mast. It then drove us hither and thither all over the sea without direction and with little hope, for four days, until the Easter sun shone again like some new thing above us, and we were truly like people raised from the dead.

Well, that God who saved me then will be with me again in this journey, and if I do not abandon him, He will be with me always, and while He is with me everything that can happen to me will always be a grace, a blessing for which I should thank Him. If in danger He wants to withdraw, or pretends to be asleep on the bow of the ship, like the Apostle, I will go to wake him and let him see my danger. And then if he does not want to listen, I will say: Lord, command me to come to you, and my soul will walk on the waters, it will go to his feet and be content forever.

I do not know what He is preparing for me in the journey I begin tomorrow. I know one thing only, if He is good and loves me immensely, everything else: calm or storm, danger or safety, life or death, are merely changeable and passing expressions of the beloved immutable, eternal Love. Yes, my beloved brethren, we have another country, another home, a kingdom where we must all meet, where there will no longer be separations or departures, where past sorrows and danger will merely serve to increase our consolation and glory. - Blessed Giovanni, writing just before his last missionary journey

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-giovanni-battista-mazzucconi/


Blessed Eugenia Picco

Also known as

• Anna Eugenia Picco
• Maria Angela Picco

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Daughter of Giuseppe Picco, a famous touring musician, and Adelaide del Corno. Because her parents lived on the road, Eugenia was raised for years by her grandparents; however, at one point Adalaide returned alone, Eugenia moved in with her, and from that point grew up in a morally corrupt environment. To escape her mother's house, Eugenia spent part of every day praying at the nearby Basilica of Saint Ambrose. Around the age of 20, Eugenia felt a call to religious life and joined the Congregation of the Little Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Milan, Italy under the direction of its founder, Venerable Agostino Chieppi; she began her novitiate in Parma, Italy on 26 August 1888, and made her final vows in 1894. Eugenia served as novice mistress, archivist, general secretary, member of the council, and then as Superior General of the Congregation from 1911 until her death in 1921. She suffered throughout her adult life with a degenerative bone disease, and in 1919 it led to the amputation of her right leg. A courageous woman, she enriched the spiritual and cultural formation of the sisters, and was known for her devotion to the Eucharist and her work with the poor, especially children.

Born

8 November 1867 at Cresenzago, Milan, Italy

Died

7 September 1921 at Parma, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

7 October 2001 by Pope John Paul II

Readings

As Jesus has chosen bread, which is very common, so must my life be, common, approachable by all and, at the same time, humble and hidden, like bread. - Blessed Eugenia

Suffer, be silent, love. - life motto of Blessed Eugenia

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-eugenia-picco/


Blessed Félix Gómez-Pinto Piñero

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One of four children born to pious farm family; his mother was a Franciscan tertiary, and two of his sisters became Capuchin nuns. Félix joined the Franciscan Friar Minor on 12 May 1886 at the at Pastrana, Spain, making his solemn profession on 16 May 1890. Priest, ordained on 19 May 1894 in Avila, Spain. Missionary to the Philippines where he was imprisoned from 1898 into 1899 during the Philippine fight for independence from Spain. Missionary on the Philippine island of Samar from 1903 to 1913. Served for a few months at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and then returned to Spain. Worked with and set an example to Franciscan novices at Pastrana from 1914 to 1917. Missionary to the Philippines from 1919 to 1933, but as his health began to fail, he was forced to return to the convent in Pastrana. During the persecutions of Spanish Civil War, he continued to minister to covert Catholics in the area. Siezed by anti-Christian militiamen, he was ordered to blaspheme against God, Mary and the Church; he refused. His convent hospital was converted by the militia into a prisons; Father Felix was kept their for several days while other priests and brothers were rounded up, and then they were executed. Martyr.

Born

18 May 1870 in La Torre de Esteban Hambrán, Toledo, Spain

Died

• shot with a shotgun on 7 September 1936 on the road near Hueva, Guadalajara, Spain
• body dumped on the side of the road

Beatified

28 October 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-felix-gomez-pinto-pinero/


Blessed Ignatius Klopotowski

Also known as

Ignacy Klopotowski

Profile

Born to a pious and patriotic family. He entered the Lublin seminary in 1883, and was ordained on 5 July 1891. Parochial vicar of the Conversion of Saint Paul parish. Chaplain of Saint Vincent's hospital in 1892. Taught sacred scripture, catechetics, homiletics, moral theology and canon law at the Saint Vincent seminary for fourteen years. Vicar of the Lublin Cathedral from 1892 to 1894. Rector of the Greek Catholic Church of Saint Stanislaus in 1894. Founded an employment center in Lublin. Founded a professional school. Founded a home to help girls and women escape prostitution. Founded orphanages, and homes for the elderly. With the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Immaculate he founded a series of rural schools, which brought him persecution by the Russian authorities. Published several weekly and monthly newspapers, and in 1905 the magazine Polak-Katolik (Polish-Catholic). Moved to Warsaw in 1908 to increase the publications' reach, and start new ones. With the help of the future Pope Pius XI, he founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Loreto in Warsaw on 31 July 1920 to help with the publication work.

Born

20 July 1866 in Korzeniówka, Poland

Died

• 7 September 1931 of natural causes
• buried at the Powazki Cemetery, Warsaw, Poland

Beatified

• 19 June 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI
• recognization celebrated by Cardinal Jozef Glemp in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw, Poland

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-ignatius-klopotowski/


Blessed John Duckett

Additional Memorial

29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai

Profile

Relative of Blessed James Duckett, possibly his grandson. Educated at Douai, France. Ordained in 1639. Studied at the College of Arras in Paris, France for three years. Ministered to covert Catholics in Durham, England from 1642. Arrested by Roundhead soldiers at Redgate Head (formerly Pickering Hill) near Wolsingham, England on 2 July 1644 while en route to baptize two children. Charged with with the crime of being a Catholic priest, he was martyred with Blessed Ralph Corby; the two were advised that a single reprieve had been obtained for them; they each refused it, insisting that the other be freed; neither was.

Born

1603 at Sedbergh parish, Underwinder, Yorkshire, England

Died

• hanged, drawn, and quartered on 7 September 1644 at Tyburn, London, England
• his hand and clothing were recovered as relics, but as they had to be hidden, their location has been long lost

Beatified

15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI

Readings

Assuredly this man dies for a good cause. - Blessed John's jailers as they saw the way he dealt with his sentence

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


Saint Cloud

Also known as

Clodoald, Clodoaldus, Claud, Clodoaldo

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Born to French royalty, son of King Clodomir and Clotilde, and grandson of King Clovis and Saint Clotilda. His father died in battle when his children were still quite young. The king's sons were raised in Paris, France by their grandmother, Saint Clotilda, until an ambitious uncle murdered two of them in a power grab. Clodoaldus escaped, renounced all claims to the throne, and lived as a studious hermit.

Spiritual student of Saint Severinus the Hermit. Young Cloud withdrew to Provence to live as a prayerful hermit, but when his identity became known, his hermitage became a destination point for pilgrims, and he returned to Paris. Priest. Built a monastery near Paris, a house later known as Saint Cloud, retired there, and led a community of holy brothers by his example. The town of Saint Cloud grew up around the monastery.

Born

522 in Gaul (modern France)

Died

560 in France of natural causes

Name Meaning

out of the mist [middle english]

Patronage

• nail makers
• Saint Cloud, Minnesota, diocese of

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


Saint Chiaffredo of Saluzzo

Also known as

Chaffre, Chiaffredus, Ciafrè, Ciafré, Eufredus, Gaufrid, Geoffrey, Geoffroy, Geofroi, Gioffredo, Godefrid, Godefridus, Godefroi, Godfred, Godfrey, Goffredo, Goffrey, Gofrido, Gotfrid, Gottfried, Jafredo, Jafredus, Jeffrey, Jofredus, Sinfredus, Teofredo, Teofredus, Theofredus, Theofrid, Zaffredus

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Soldier. Member of the Theban Legion who escaped from Agaunum to Piedmont in modern Italy only to be killed there for his faith. Martyr.

Died

• near Crissolo, Italy c.270
• relics discovered near Crissolo, Italy c.522 and enshrined there
• relics translated to Revello, Italy in 1593
• relics translated to the cathedral of Saluzzo, Italy in 1642

Patronage

• Crissolo, Italy
• Saluzzo, Italy, city of
• Saluzzo, Italy, diocese of (declared by Bishop Tornabuoni in 1516)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-chiaffredo-of-saluzzo/


Saint Gratus of Aosta

Profile

Priest. Bishop of Aosta, Italy some time after 451. He evangelized his people, established charities, and was known as a miracle worker.

Died

• c.470 in Aosta, Italy of natural causes
• some relics in the collegiate church of Sant'Orso, Aosta

Patronage

• against animal attacks
• insectophobics; against fear of insects
• against fire
• against hail
• against lightning
• against rain
• against storms
• vineyards
• Albertville, France
• Aosta, Italy, city of
• Aosta, Italy, diocese of

Representation

• bishop carrying the head of Saint John the Baptist and a bunch of grapes (refers to a legend about a vision he received)
• bishop with lightning flashing near him

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gratus-of-aosta/


Blessed Thomas Tsuji

Also known as

• Thomas Tsugi
• Thomas Tsughi

Profile

Born to the Japanese nobility. Educated by Jesuits at Arima, he joined the Society in 1587. Thomas traveled Japan and became known for his eloquent, persuasive preaching. His vocation was cut short when he was arrested and exiled to Macao because of his religion. Thomas returned to Japan in disguise and resumed his missionary work. He was soon recaptured and imprisoned for a year. Sentenced to death for his faith, he refused to use his family connections to gain his freedom. Martyr.

Born

c.1571 in Sonogi, Nagasaki, Japan

Died

burned at the stake on 7 September 1627 at Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 July 1867 by Pope Pius IX

Readings

Praise the Lord of All Nations! - Blessed Thomas' dying words

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-thomas-tsuji/


Saint Regina

Also known as

Regnia, Reine

Profile

Daughter of a pagan named Clement. A convert to Christianity, she was driven from her family's home because of her faith, and lived as a poor, prayerful shepherdess. Imprisoned, tortured and martyred when she refused an arranged marriage to the Roman proconsul Olybrius.

Died

throat cut c.286 at Autun, (in modern France)

Patronage

• poor people
• shepherdesses
• torture victims

Storefront

medals and pendants

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


Saint Grimonia of Picardy

Also known as

Germana

Profile

Daughter of a pagan chieftain. Converted to Christianity around age twelve, and dedicated herself to God. When ordered by her father to marry, she refused. Her father was enraged, and imprisoned her. She managed to escape, fled to Laon, Picardy in France, and lived as an anchoress in the forest. Her father dispatched agents to find her. They did, and when she refused to return and marry, she was beheaded. Locals built a chapel over her grave; it soon became known as a site of miracles, and the town of LaChapelle grew up around the site.

Born

4th century Irish

Died

• beheaded at Picardy, France
• relics translated to LesQuielles on 7 September 1231

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-grimonia-of-picardy/


Blessed Ralph Corby

Also known as

Ralph Corbington

Profile

Raised in a pious family; all of the family, his parents included, eventually took religious vows. Educated at the College of Saint Omer in France, the seminary of Saint Gregory at Seville, Spain, and the Royal College of Saint Alban in Valladolid, Spain. Joined the Jesuits in 1631. Ordained in 1631. He returned to England in 1632 to minister to covert Catholics in the area of Durham. Arrested with Blessed John Duckett, and condemned to death for the crime of priesthood. Martyr.

Born

25 March 1598 in Maynooth, Ireland

Died

hanged, drawn, and quartered on 7 September 1644 at Tyburn, London, England

Beatified

15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-ralph-corby/


Saint Marko Krizevcanin

Also known as

Marek Krizin, Mark Crisin, Marko Krizevcanin, Marko Krizin

Profile

Studied at the Germanicum in Rome, Italy. Priest and canon in the archdiocese of Esztergom, Hungary. Missionary near Kosice, Hungary (in modern Slovakia). Arrested by Calvinist troops in 1619, tortured and executed for loyalty to Catholicism. Martyr.

Born

c.1589 in Krizevci, Koprivnicko-Krizevacka, Croatia

Died

7 September 1619 in Kosice, Kosický kraj, Hungary (now in Slovakia)

Canonized

2 July 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marko-krizevcanin/


Saint Melichar Grodecký

Also known as

Melchior Grodziecki

Profile

Jesuit priest. Missionary near Kosice, Hungary (in modern Slovakia). Arrested by Calvinist troops in 1619, tortured and executed for loyalty to Catholicism. Martyr.

Born

c.1584 in Ceský Tesín, Karviná, Czech Republic

Died

7 September 1619 in Kosice, Kosický kraj, Hungary (now in Slovakia)

Canonized

2 July 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-melichar-grodecky/


Blessed François d'Oudinot de la Boissière

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Priest in the diocese of Limoges, France. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

3 September 1746 in Saint-Germain, Haute-Vienne, France

Died

7 September 1794 aboard the prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France of starvation and general privation

Beatified

1 October 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-francois-doudinot-de-la-boissiere/


Blessed Claude-Barnabé Laurent de Mascloux

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Priest in the diocese of Limoges, France. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

11 June 1735 in Dorat, Haute-Vienne, France

Died

7 September 1794 aboard the prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France of starvation and general privation

Beatified

1 October 1995 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-claude-barnabe-laurent-de-mascloux/


Saint Alcmund of Hexham

Also known as

Alchmund

Profile

Bishop of Hexham in 767. He was renowned for his piety, but no other certain information about him has survived.

Died

• 781 of natural causes
• the location of the cemetery where he was buried was lost over time
• in 1032 he appeared in a vision to a man in Hexham, and told him where to find the grave
• his relics were re-interred in the cathedral at Hexham
• his shrine was destroyed by the Scots in 1296

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alcmund-of-hexham/


Blessed Ludovicus Maki Soetsu

Also known as

Louis Maki

Profile

Married layman in the archdiocese of Nagasaki, Japan. Member of the Secular Franciscans. Adoptive father of Blessed John Maki. Allowed Blessed Thomas Tsughi to celebrate Mass in his home, for which he was arrested and executed. Martyr.

Born

Nagasaki, Japan

Died

burned alive on 7 September 1627 in Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Pius IX

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-ludovicus-maki-soetsu/


Saint Dinooth

Also known as

Dinothus, Dunawd, Dunod

Profile

Sixth century northern British chieftain who was driven into Wales by military opponents. There he entered religious life. Monk. Abbot. Founder of Bangor abbey, Flintshire, Wales, on the Dee river, which eventually grew to about 2,400 monks, and was destroyed c.603. Assisted at the second synod of Welsh bishops convened by Saint Augustine of Canterbury in 602.

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


Saint John of Lodi

Profile

Hermit. Benedictine monk at Fontavellana c.1065. Spiritual student of Saint Peter Damian about whom he wrote a biography. Prior of the abbey in 1072. Bishop of Gubbio, Italy in 1105.

Born

at Lodi Vecchio, Lombardy, Italy

Died

1106 at Gubbio, Italy of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-of-lodi/


Blessed John Maki

Also known as

Ioannes Maki Jizaemon

Profile

Layman in the diocese of Funai, Japan. Adopted son of Blessed Ludovicus Maki Soetsu, and martyred with him.

Born

in Nagasaki, Japanese

Died

burned alive on 7 September 1627 at Nagasaki, Japan

Beatified

7 May 1867 by Pope Blessed Pius IX

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


Saint Eustace of Beauvais

Profile

Parish priest in Beauvais, France. Joined the Benedictine Cistercians at the abbey in Saint-Germer-de-Fly, France. Monk. Abbot of the house. Apostolic legate to England for Pope Innocent III. Apostolic legate to fight Albigensianism in southern France.

Born

Beauvais, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eustace-of-beauvais/


Saint Memorius of Troyes

Also known as

Mesmin, Nemorius, Memorio, Nemorio

Profile

Deacon in Troyes, France. Along with five companions, he was sent by Saint Lupus to ask for mercy from Attila the Hun. In answer, Attila had them all beheaded. Martyr.

Died

beheaded in 451 outside Troyes, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-memorius-of-troyes/


Blessed Alexander of Milan

Profile

Zealous and pious Franciscan Friar Minor Observant at the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Chieri, Italy.

Born

Milan, Italy

Died

• 7 September 1505 in Chieri, Italy
• relics enshrined at the church of San Giogio

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-alexander-of-milan/


Saint Balin

Also known as

Balanus, Balloin

Profile

Born to the 7th century English nobility. Brother of Saint Gerald. Worked with Saint Colman of Lindisfarne, and travelled with him to Iona, Scotland. With his brothers, he later settled to live as a monk at Tecksaxon ("The House of the Saxons") near Tuam, Ireland.

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


Saint Madalberta

Profile

Daughter of Saint Vincent Madelgarus and Saint Waltrude; sister of Saint Aldetrudis; grand-daughter of Saint Bertille. Spiritual student of her aunt Saint Aldegund. Benedictine nun at the abbey of Maubeuge, France. Abbess in 697.

Died

706 of natural causes

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


Saint Evortius of Orléans

Also known as

Euvert, Evurtius

Profile

Bishop of Orleans, France. Spiritual teacher of Saint Aignan of Orléans. The monastery of Saint-Euvert was founded to enshrine his relics.

Died

c.340

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-evortius-of-orleans/


Saint Sozonte

Profile

Christian who smashed up a silver idol and gave the pieces to the poor to buy food. Martyr.

Died

burned at the stake in Pompeiopoli, Cilicia (modern Soli, Turkey)

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


Saint Goscelinus of Toul

Also known as

Gauzlino

Profile

Bishop of Toul, Lotharingia (in modern France). Promoted monastic institutions in his diocese, and monastic discipline on those houses.

Died

962 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-goscelinus-of-toul/


Saint John of Nicomedia

Profile

When an edict of Christian persecution was posted in Nicomedia, John ripped it down and tore it to pieces. Martyr.

Died

burned alive in 303 at Nicomedia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-john-of-nicomedia/


Blessed Maria of Bourbon

Profile

Related to the French royalty. Poor Clare nun at the monastery of Saint George and Santa Chiara in Amiens, France.

Died

c.1445 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-maria-of-bourbon/


Saint Carissima of Albi

Profile

Fifth century anchoress who lived for years in a forest near Albi, France, and in later years moved to the convent of Viants.

Born

Albi, France

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


Saint Hiduard

Also known as

Hilduard, Hilward, Garibald, Hilduardo

Profile

Benedictine monk. Missionary in Flanders. Founded Saint Peter's abbey at Dickelvenne, Belgium.

Died

c.750

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


Saint Pamphilus of Capua

Profile

Bishop of Capua, Italy.

Born

Greece

Died

• c.400
• relics enshrined in Benevento, Italy

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


Saint Eupsychius of Caesarea

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of the Roman emperor Hadrian.

Died

c.130 at Caesarea, Cappadocia

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eupsychius-of-caesarea/


Saint Tilbert of Hexham

Also known as

Gilbert of Hexham

Profile

Bishop of Hexham, England from 781 to 789.

Died

789

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-tilbert-of-hexham/


Saint Desiderio of Benevento

Profile

Lector. Martyr.

Died

Benevento, Campania, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-desiderio-of-benevento/


Saint Augustalis

Also known as

Augustalus, Autal

Profile

Bishop in Gaul, possibly in Arles.

Died

c.450

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


Saint Faciolus

Profile

Benedictine monk of Saint Cyprian abbey, Poitiers, France.

Died

c.950 of natural causes

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


Saint Festo of Benevento

Profile

Deacon. Martyr.

Died

Benevento, Campania, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-festo-of-benevento/


Martyrs of Noli

Profile

Four Christians who became soldiers and were martyred together for their faith. A late legend makes them member of the Theban Legend who escaped their mass martyrdom, but that's doubtful - Paragorius, Partenopeus, Parteus and Severinus.

Born

Noli, Italy

Died

Corsica, France

Representation

soldier with the banner of Noli, Italy

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


Martyred in the Spanish Civil War

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 Antoni Bonet Sero
Blessed Ascensión Lloret Marcos
Blessed Gregorio Sánchez Sancho


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Albino of Chalons
• Chalcedony
• Leonardo
• Stefano di Chatillon
• Ventura of Città di Castello


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