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Saint Demetrius of Sermium

Also known as

• Demetrius the Great Martyr
• Demetrius the Megalomartyr
• Demetrius the Myrrh-Streamer
• Dimitri....

Additional Memorials

• 8 October (traditional on several older calendars)
• 26 October (Eastern Church)
• 8 November (Serbian Orthodox Church; Coptic Church)

Profile

Born to a wealthy, noble family and raised Christian. Well-educated, he became a professional public speaker and apologist; his explanations of Christianity brought many converts. Soldier. Deacon. Duke of Thessaly under emperor Maximian in 190. When he was found to be a Christian he was arrested and imprisoned in a bath-house during the persecutions of Diocletian. Martyr. His story was extremely popular in the Middle Ages. Reported to have appeared during a battle in 586, centuries after his death, to help defend Thessalonika. Over 200 churches in the Balkans are known to have been dedicated to him.

Born

3rd century in Thessalonia

Died

• run through with spears c.306 at Sirmium (in modern Serbia)
• relics originally housed at Sirmium and Thessalonika where they were reported to exude holy oil
• a bone relic reported to still be in a monastery on Mount Athos

Patronage

• against evil spirits
• Belgrade, Serbia
• Crusaders
• Salonica, Greece
• Thessaloniki, Greece

Readings

The world has found in you a great champion in time of peril, as you emerged the victor in routing the barbarians. For as you brought to naught the boasts of Lyaios, imparting courage to Nestor in the stadium, in like manner, holy one, great Martyr Demetrios, invoke Christ God for us, that He may grant us His great mercy. - Apolytikion (Third Tone)

God, who gave you invincible power and with care kept your city invulnerable, royally clothed the Church in purple with the streams of your blood, for you are her strength, O Demetrios. - Kontakion (Second Tone)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-demetrius-of-sermium/


Blessed Antony of Pavoni

Additional Memorial

3 February (Dominicans)

Profile

Known as a pious, intelligent youth. A Dominican, he was a monk at age 15, priest at 25. Pope Urban V appointed him inquisitor-general to fight heresies in Lombardy and Genoa, Italy in 1360; he was one of the youngest men to hold that office. A complex and difficult job, it was also a near death-sentence as it put him in constant conflict with heretics. His apostolate lasted 14 years. Preacher. Elected prior in Savigliano, Italy in 1368; he built their new abbey without criticism of its luxury, a charge heretics were always anxious to bring against Catholic builders. Great friend of the poor.

Antony's preaching and his simple and unostentatious lifestyle so angered the heretics, who saw no character flaw they could use as a weapon, they decided that they must kill him. He was martyred on the Sunday after Easter; as he preached against heresy, seven heretics stabbed him.

Born

1326 at Savigliano, Italy

Died

• stabbed to death on Sunday 9 April 1374 at Bricherasio, Turin, Italy
• buried in the Dominican church at Savigliano, Italy which was a place of pilgrimage
• relics translated to the Dominican church in Racconigi, Italy in 1827

Beatified

4 December 1856 by Pope Pius IX

Patronage

lost articles

Prayers

God of all truth, to promote the unity of the faith you gave Blessed Anthony a dauntless courage. Help us to follow in his footsteps and so obtain the object of our faith, our eternal salvation. 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. - General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-antony-of-pavoni/


Blessed Itala Mela

Also known as

Sister Maria of the Trinity

Profile

Lay woman in the diocese of La Spezia, Italy, the daughter of primary school teachers of indifferent faith. Itala herself fell completely away from the Church following her brother’s death. However, she later had a conversion experience, returned to the Church, and felt a call to religious life. Though she suffered with health problems, she became a Benedictine Oblate of the Abbey of Saint Paul outside the Walls in Rome, Italy. Noted theological writer, known for her depth of understanding of the Trinity as part of the faith.

Born

28 August 1904 in La Spezia, Italy

Died

9 April 1957 in La Spezia, Italy of natural causes

Beatified

• 10 June 2017 by Pope Francis
• beatification recognition celebrated at Piazza Europa, La Spezia, Italy, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato

Readings

Itala Mela was proclaimed Blessed yesterday at La Spezia. She grew up in a family that was far from the faith. In her youth she professed herself atheist, however, she converted following an intense spiritual experience. She was committed among Catholic University students; then she became a Benedictine Oblate and undertook a mystical journey focused on the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, which we celebrate today in a special way. May the testimony of the new Blessed encourage us, during our days, to turn our thought often to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who dwells in the cell of our heart. – Pope Francis during his Angelus address, 11 June 2017

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-itala-mela/


Blessed Katarzyna Faron

Also known as

• Celestyna, Catherine, Celestine
• prisoner #27989

Additional Memorial

12 June as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II

Profile

Orphaned at age five, Katarzyna was raised by childless relatives. Entered the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in 1930, taking the name Celestyna and making pertual vows on 15 September 1938. Catechist and kindergarten teacher. During World War II she ran an orphanage, led a religious house, and continued to work as a catechist. Arrested by the Gestapo on 19 February 1942 at Brzozów, Poland, charged with conspiracy against the Nazi regime. Imprisoned in Jaslo, Poland, then Tarnów, Poland, and finally shipped to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp where she was put to work digging ditches. Developed tuberculosis and typhoid, and her health finally collapsed completely. Martyr.

Born

24 April 1913 in Zabrzez, Malopolskie, Poland

Died

Easter morning, 9 April 1944 in Auschwitz concentration camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Nazi-occupied Poland

Beatified

13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II in Warsaw, Poland

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-katarzyna-faron/


Blessed Ubaldo Adimari

Also known as

Ubaldo da Borgo San Sepolcro

Profile

Born to the Florentine nobility, his relics indicate that he was a pretty tall individual. After a mis-spent youth, he became involved in the political and martial conflicts between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, the Pope and the emperor of Germany. Soldier. He became a spiritual student of Saint Philip Benizi c.1280, had a conversion, and became a Servite friar. Priest, ordained c.1283. Assistant to Saint Philip, and was at his death bed. Prior of the Servite convent of Todi, Italy in 1285. Miracle worker; once, having broken the water jug he was using to carry water, he used the cloth of his habit as a bowel to bring water back to the convent for his brothers. Late in life he returned to the Servite convent on Monte Senario to spent his last days in prayer and penance.

Born

c.1245 in Florence, Italy

Died

• 9 April 1315 on Mount Senario, Tuscany, Italy of natural causes
• buried in the Servite church on Monte Senario near the graves of the Seven Holy Founders

Beatified

3 April 1821 by Pope Pius VII (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-ubaldo-adimari/


Saint Liborius of Le Mans

Also known as

Liboire, Liborio

Profile

Born to a noble family of Gaul. Priest. Bishop of Le Mans, France from 348. Friend of Saint Martin of Tours. Served his diocese for 45 years, building many churches. The translation of his relics from Le Mans to Paderborn, Germany led to a sister-city relation that has lasted for over 1,000 years.

Born

early 4th century Gaul (modern France)

Died

• 396 of natural causes
• some relics at Amelia, Umbria, Italy
• some relics transferred to Paderborn, Germany in 836

Patronage

• abdominal pains
• against calculi, gravel, kidney stones or gall stones
• against colic
• against fever
• archdiocese of Paderborn, Germany
• city of Paderborn, Germany
• Paderborn Cathedral

Representation

• bishop carrying small stones on a book
• bishop with a peacock
• peacock (legend days that when his relics were taken to Paderborn, the procession was led by a peacock)
• pebbles

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-liborius-of-le-mans/


Blessed Thomas of Tolentino

Profile

Joined the Franciscans as a young man; he was noted by his brothers for his strict adherence to the Rule of the Order. Priest. Missionary in Armenia in 1289. Envoy from King Haython II of Armenia to the papal court. Missionary in Persia (modern Iran) in 1305. Missionary to Hindustan (part of modern India) in 1320, working with Blessed James of Padua, Blessed Peter of Siena, and Blessed Demetrius of Triflis. Martyr.

Born

c.1260 in Tolentino, Italy

Died

• beheaded in 1322 at Thana, Hindustan (in modern India)
• relics recovered by Blessed Odoric of Pordenone and returned to Tolentino, Italy in 1330
• relics later enshrined in the cathedral in Tolentino

Beatified

• 1809 by Pope Pius VII (cultus confirmation)
• 1894 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-thomas-of-tolentino/


Saint Waltrude of Mons

Also known as

Valdetrudis, Vaudru, Vautrude, Waldeltrude, Waldetrude, Waldetrudis, Waltrudis, Waudru

Profile

Daughter of Saint Bertille and Saint Walbert of Hainault. Sister of Saint Aldegundis. Married to Saint Vincent Madelgaire, count of Hainault, a lord in King Dagobert's court. Mother of two sons and two daughters - including Saint Landericus of Soignies, Saint Madalberta and Saint Aldetrudis. She convinced her husband to become a monk, and he is now known as Saint Vincent Madelgaire. Spiritual student of Saint Guislain. Took the veil from Saint Aubert. Founded a religious community in Mons, Belgium, but lived as a member, not a leader. Target of much slander from the secular world.

Died

9 April 686 of natural causes

Patronage

• Hainault, Belgium
• Mons, Belgium

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


Blessed Lindalva Justo de Oliveira

Also known as

Lindalwa

Profile

Born to a large family. Nun. Member of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in 1986. Began working at a homeless center in El Salvador on 29 January 1991. Murdered by a man who became obsessed with her and angered that she would not give up her religious life for him. Martyr.

Born

20 October 1953 in Sitio Malhada da Areia, Açu, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Died

stabbed 44 times with a knife on 9 April 1993 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil by Augusto da Silva Peixoto

Beatified

2 December 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-lindalwa-justo-de-oliveira/


Saint Madrun

Also known as

Madryn, Marcelliana, Materiana, Mertheriana, Merthiana, Modrun

Additional Memorial

9 June (Trawsfynydd, Wales)

Profile

Born a princess, the daughter of King Vortimer Fendigaid. Married to Prince Ynyr. Queen of Gwent. While on pilgrimage, she received a dream in which she was told to build a convent where she slept; the church there has survived to today. Mother of Saint Ceidio; she helped him evangelize the area around Minster in Cornwall. Widow.

Born

c.440

Patronage

Trawsfynydd, Wales

Representation

• crown
• widow's weeds
• queen in widow's weeds
• queen holding a convent and/or church

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


Saint Gaucherius

Also known as

Gauquerio, Gaucherio, Gaucher, Gautier, Gaultier, Walter

Profile

Hermit near Limousin, France, probably supporting himself as a wood cutter. Founder and abbot of the Augustinian canons regular monastery of Saint John at Aureil, Limousin. Friend and benefactor of Saint Stephen of Muret.

Born

1060 near Maulan, France

Died

9 April 1140 from injuries received in a fall in a riding accident near Limoges, France

Canonized

1194 by Pope Celestine III

Patronage

wood cutters

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


Saint Hugh of Rouen

Profile

Benedictine monk at Fontenelle Abbey. Primicerius of Metz, France. Bishop of Rouen, France in 722. Bishop of Paris, France. Abbot at Fontenelle. Abbot at Jumieges. He used these positions, several of which he held at once, to inspire and support piety and learning in his diocese, and among his monks. He eventually resigned all his offices and retired to Jumieges as a choir monk.

Died

730 at Jumieges Abbey, France of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-hugh-of-rouen/


Saint Acacius of Amida

Also known as

Acacio, Acathius

Profile

Bishop of Amida, Mesopotamia (modern Diyarbakir, Turkey). Noted for his work with, and charity to Persian prisoners of war. To pay their ransom, he melted down the altar pieces and sacred vessels of his church. This is impressed the Persian King Bahram V so much that he ended the persecution of Christians in his domain.

Died

c.421 of natural causes

Representation

• carrying sacred vessels
• with an open chest and bags of money

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-acacius-of-amida/


Blessed Pierre Camino

Profile

Mercedarian friar. While sailing to north Africa on a mission for the Order to ransom Christians enslaved by Muslims, he was captured by Muslims, taken to Tunis, buried to the waist, and used for archery practice before finally being mutilated, blinded and murdered. Martyr.

Born

French

Died

beheaded in 1284 in Tunis, Tunisia

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-pierre-camino/


Saint Eupsychius of Cappadocia

Also known as

Eupsichio

Profile

Fourth century patrician in Cappadocia. During the persecutions of Julian the Apostate, Eupsychius was arrested, convicted, tortured and executed for being a Christian and for having destroyed the temple of the pagan god of fortune in Caesarea. Martyr.

Died

beheaded in 362 in Caesarea, Cappadocia

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


Saint Casilda of Toledo

Also known as

• Casilda of Briviesca
• Casilde of...

Profile

Born to Moorish parents. Convert to Christianity. Anchorite near Briviesca, Burgos, Spain.

Born

Toledo, Spain

Died

c.1050

Patronage

against sterility

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-casilda-of-toledo/


Saint Aedesius of Alexandria

Also known as

Edessa, Edesio

Profile

Brother of Saint Apphian of Caesarea. Publicly reproved a judge who had forced nuns to work in brothels in order to break them of their faith during the persecutions of emperor Maximinus. For this, he was imprisoned, tortured and executed. Martyr.

Died

drowned in 306 in Alexandria, Egypt

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


Saint Maximus of Alexandria

Profile

Priest in Alexandria, Egypt. When Saint Dionysius of Alexandria was exiled in 257, Maximus governed the patriarchate of Alexandria. Chosen bishop of Alexandria in 265. Studied at and supported the catechetical school in Alexandria.

Died

c.288 in Alexandria, Egypt of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-maximus-of-alexandria-9-april/


Blessed James of Padua

Profile

Franciscan. Missionary. Martyred with Blessed Thomas of Tolentino, Blessed Peter of Siena, and Blessed Demetrius of Triflis while en route to evangelize Ceylon and China.

Born

Italian

Died

beheaded by Muslims in 1322 at Thama, Hindustan

Beatified

1894 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-james-of-padua/


Blessed Marguerite Rutan

Profile

Religious sister in the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. Martyred in the French Revolution.

Born

23 April 1736 in Metz, Moselle, France

Died

9 April 1794 in Dax, Landes, France

Beatified

19 June 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marguerite-rutan/


Saint Hedda the Abbot

Also known as

Haeddi

Profile

Benedictine abbot. He and 84 of his brother monks were martyred by invading pagan Danes.

Died

869 in Croyland, England

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-hedda-the-abbot/


Saint Marcellus of Die

Profile

Brother of Saint Petronius of Die. Bishop of Die, France. Much persecuted by Arians.

Born

Avignon, France

Died

474

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


Saint Heliodorus of Mesopotamia

Profile

Bishop in Mesopotamia. Martyred in the persecution of Shapur II.

Died

c.355

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-heliodorus-of-mesopotamia/


Saint Brogan

Also known as

Brocan

Profile

Mentioned in the Gorman Martyrology.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-brogan-9-april/


Saint Concessus the Martyr

Profile

Martyr.

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


Saint Dotto

Profile

Sixth century abbot of a monastery in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

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


Saint Hilary the Martyr

Profile

Martyr.

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


Martyrs of Croyland

Profile

A group of Benedictine monks martyred by pagan Danes - Agamund, Askega, Egdred, Elfgete, Grimkeld, Sabinus, Swethin, Theodore and Ulric.

Died

Croyland Abbey, England

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


Martyrs of Masyla

Also known as

Massylitan Martyrs

Profile

Group of Christians martyred in Masyla in northwest Africa.

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


Martyrs of Pannonia

Profile

Seven virgin-martyrs in Sirmium, Pannonia (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia).

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


Martyrs of Thorney Abbey

Profile

A group of Hermits, hermitesses, and monks who lived in or around Thorney Abbey who were martyred together during raids by pagan Danes. We know little more than the names of three - Tancred, Torthred and Tova.

Died

869 by raiders at Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire, England

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-thorney-abbey/


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