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Saint Amor of Franche-Comté

Also known as

Amour

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Venerated in Franche-Comté, France, but his story has been lost over time.

Died

relics enshrined at Saint-Amour in Burgundy, France

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Blessed Antonio Mateo Salamero

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Priest in the archdiocese of Madrid, Spain. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

• 24 September 1864 in Torres del Obispo, Huesca, Spain

Died

• martyred on 9 August 1936 in Torrejón de la Calzada, Madrid, Spain

Venerated

• 19 December 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI (decree of martyrdom)

Beatified

• 13 October 2013 by Pope Francis

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Saint Autor of Metz

Also known as

• Adinctor, Auteur

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Fifth-century bishop of Metz, France.

Died

• relics translated to the Marmoutier Abbey in 830

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Saint Bandaridus of Soissons

Also known as

• Banderik, Bandery

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Bishop of Soissons, France in 540. Founded at monastery at Crépin, France. Exiled from his see, he worked as a gardener for seven years without revealing his identity, but was eventually found out and recalled.

Died

• 566

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Saint Bonifacia Rodriguez Castro

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Foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Saint Joseph.

Born

• 6 June 1837 in Salamanca, Spain

Died

• 9 August 1905 in Zamora, Spain

Venerated

• 1 July 2000 by Pope John Paul II (decree of heroic virtues)

Beatified

• 9 November 2003 by Pope John Paul II

Canonized

• 23 October 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI

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Saint Candida Maria de Jesus Cipitria y Barriola

Also known as

• Juana Josefa Cipitria y Barriola

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Oldest of seven children born to Juan Miguel Cipitria and María Jesús Barriola. The family were weavers, and Juana learned the craft as a child. At age 18 she left home to work as a maid to a family in Burgos, Spain. Juana early felt a call to religious life, and on 8 December 1871 she founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Jesus to work for a Christian upbringing of children, and to improve the condition of woman in Salamanca, Spain. She took the name Mother Candida Maria de Jesus, and the Congregation received papal approval from Pope Leo XIII on 30 July 1901. Mother Candida based her spirituality on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

Born

• 31 May 1845 in Andoáin, Guipúzcoa, Spain as Juana Josefa Cipitria y Barriola

Died

• 9 August 1912 in Salamanca, Spain of natural causes

Venerated

• 6 July 1993 by Pope John Paul II (decree of heroic virtues)

Beatified

• 8 May 1996 by Pope John Paul II

Canonized

• 17 October 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI

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Saint Domitian of Châlons

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Fourth-century bishop of Châlons-sur-Marne, France

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Blessed Falco the Hermit

Also known as

• Falco of Palena
• Falcon....

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Hermit in the Abruzzi region of Italy.

Born

• in the Calabria region of Italy

Died

• 1440 of natural causes
• relics enshrined at Palena, Italy

Beatified

• 1893 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed)

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Saints Firmus and Rusticus of Verona

Also known as

• Fermo

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Martyrs. Saint Zeno of Verona, also from North Africa, brought their relics to his diocese; some locals revised the story of the martyrdom to indicate that the two were Italian nobles, but this seems unlikely.

Born

• 3rd century North Africa

Died

• c.290

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Blessed Florentino Asensio Barroso

Also known as

• Florentinus Asensio Barroso

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Born to a poor but devout family. Ordained on 1 June 1901 in Valladolid, Spain. Graduated as a doctor of theology from the Pontifical University of Valladolid, and then taught there. Priest at the metropolitan cathedral of Valladolid; many of his homilies have survived. Spiritual director and confessor to several religious congregations. Bishop and apostolic administrator of Barbastro, Spain on 26 January 1936. His five months as bishop were noted for his charity to the poor and sick. However, this was a period of hostility to the Church by the state. Bishop Florentino was put under house arrest, then imprisoned, then on 1 August 1936 was moved to solitary confinement. He was tortured and mutilated and finally murdered. One of the martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.

Born

• 16 October 1877 at Villasexmir, Valladolid, Spain

Died

• shot three times through the temple on 2 August 1936 in a cemetery outside Barbastro, Huesca, Spain
• buried in a common grave with other victims
• later exhumed and re-interred in the cathedral crypt

Venerated

• 31 January 1997 by Pope John Paul II (decree of martyrdom)

Beatified

• 4 May 1997 by Pope John Paul II

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Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Also known as

• Franz Jaegerstaetter

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Born to Rosalia Huber and Franz Bachmeier, servants too poor to get married. His father died in World War I when the boy was less than ten years old; his mother then married local famer Heinrich Jägerstätter who adopted Franz. Franz had little formal education, but his adoptive father was serious about the boy being able to read so that he could educate himself. At age 20 he began three years of work in the iron ore industry. He led a rather wild and dissolute life in his early 20's, but by his late 20's had settled down to life as a peasant farmer, became serious about his faith, married, and became the father of three daughters. He worked as sacristan for his parish, arranging funeral and prayer services, attended Mass daily, and developed a special ministry to the bereaved.

He became known as a vocal critic of the Nazis; he was the only one in his village to vote against Austrian unification with Germany in 1938, when greeted with "Heil Hitler" would respond "Pfui Hitler", and basically had no social life in the town because of his beliefs. When drafted into the army of the Third Reich, Franz could not reconcile such service with his faith; after a brief period served behind the lines, he refused to report for further service, was arrested, imprisoned in Linz, Austria, and Berlin, Germay, given a military trial, and finally executed. He spent time in prison praying, supporting other prisoners, and writing a series of letters and essays.

Born

• 20 May 1907 in Sankt Radegund, Oberösterreich, Austria

Died

• beheaded on 9 August 1943 in Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, Germany

Venerated

• 1 June 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI (decree of martyrdom)

Beatified

• 26 October 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI

Readings

I can say from my own experience how painful life often is when one lives as a halfway Christian; it is more like vegetating than living. - Blessed Franz in a letter to a god-child

Since the death of Christ, almost every century has seen the persecution of Christians; there have always been heroes and martyrs who gave their lives - often in horrible ways - for Christ and their faith. If we hope to reach our goal some day, then we, too, must became heroes of the faith. - Blessed Franz in a letter to a god-child

Everyone tells me, of course, that I should not do what I am doing because of the danger of death. I believe it is better to sacrifice one's life right away than to place oneself in the grave danger of committing sin and then dying. - Blessed Franz in a letter describing his moral dilemma over being drafted

Just as the man who thinks only of this world does everything possible to make life here easier and better, so must we, too, who believe in the eternal Kingdom, risk everything in order to receive a great reward there. Just as those who believe in National Socialism tell themselves that their struggle is for survival, so must we, too, convince ourselves that our struggle is for the eternal Kingdom. But with this difference: we need no rifles or pistols for our battle, but instead, spiritual weapons - and the foremost among these is prayer. Through prayer, we continually implore new grace from God, since without God's help and grace it would be impossible for us to preserve the Faith and be true to His commandments. Let us love our enemies, bless those who curse us, pray for Those who persecute us. For love will conquer and will endure for all eternity. And happy are they who live and die in God's love. - Blessed Franz, writing from prison

I can say with certainty that this simple man is the only saint I have ever met in my lifetime. - Father Jochmann, who ministered to Venerable Franz in prison

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Blessed John of Salerno

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Related to Norman princes. Educated at Bologna, Italy. Physically small, he was noted by all for his leadership and organizational skills. Dominican friar, receiving the habit from Saint Dominic in 1219 while still in university. With twelve brother Dominicans, he founded a friary near Florence, Italy in 1220. The men in this house caused a great evangelical stirring in Florence, and they were given the monastery of Santa Maria Novella; under the Dominican's direction, it became a noted center for art and education.

Born

• c.1190 at Salerno, Italy

Died

• 1242 of natural causes
• buried at the church of Saint Maria Novella in Florence, Italy
• relics translated several times, the last being on 18 February 1571

Beatified

• 1783 by Pope Pius VI (cultus confirmed)

Readings

God of truth, for the spread of the faith you made Blessed John a renowned preacher of your word. By the help of his prayers may we confess with our mouths unto salvation what we believe with our hearts unto justice. 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

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Blessed Julián Pozo Ruiz de Samaniego

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Redemptorist priest in the diocese of Cuenca, Spain. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

• 1 January 1903 in Payueta, Alava, Spain

Died

• 9 August 1936 in Cuenca, Spain

Venerated

• 20 December 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI (decree of martyrdom)

Beatified

• 27 October 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI

http://saints.sqpn.com/blessed-julian-pozo-ruiz-de-samaniego/


Saint Marianne Cope

Also known as

• Barbara Cope
• Barbara Koob
• Maria Anna Barbara Cope
• Mother Marianne
• Sister Marianne

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Born to a poor working class family, one of eight children. Came to the United States when her parents emigrated in 1840, and she grew up in the Utica, New York area. Left school after the eight grade to work in a factory for nine years and help raise her younger siblings. Joined the Sisters of Saint Francis in Syracuse, New York in 1862, taking the name Sister Marianne, and making her vows in 1863. Teacher. Superior of a convent. Member of the council that governed her community. Supervisor of Saint Joseph's Hospital in 1870; it was the only hospital in Syracuse, and cared for the sick regardless of race or religion, a rarity in the day. Directress of novices. Provincial Superior of her community in 1877. In November 1883 she and six of her sister Franciscans went to Honolulu, Hawaii to care for lepers. Mother Marianne had planned to stay a few weeks, help establish the facilities, and then return to Syracuse; she spent 35 years there and only returned when her remains were moved in 2005 as part of her beatification preparations. They completely revamped the conditions of the patients, vastly improving their housing and care. In 1885 she founded a home for the daughters of patients who lived in the colony. In November 1888 she and two sisters founded a home and school for girls on Molokai. In 1895 she took over the boy's home that had been founded by Blessed Damien de Veuster. In her later years she was confined to a wheelchair due to chronic kidney disease.

Born

• 23 January 1838 in Heppenheim, grand duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany as Barbara Koob

Died

• 9 August 1918 at Kalaupapa, Maui County, Hawaii, United States of a heart attack

Venerated

• 19 April 2004 by Pope John Paul II (decree of heroic virtues)

Beatified

• 14 May 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI
• recognition celebrated by Cardinal Saraiva Martins at Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Canonized

• 21 October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI

Readings

I now turn to Marianne Cope, born in eighteen thirty-eight in Heppenheim, Germany. Only one year old when taken to the United States, in eighteen sixty-two she entered the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis at Syracuse, New York. Later, as Superior General of her congregation, Mother Marianne willingly embraced a call to care for the lepers of Hawaii after many others had refused. She personally went, with six of her fellow sisters, to manage a hospital on Oahu, later founding Malulani Hospital on Maui and opening a home for girls whose parents were lepers. Five years after that she accepted the invitation to open a home for women and girls on the island of Molokai itself, bravely going there herself and effectively ending her contact with the outside world. There she looked after Father Damien, already famous for his heroic work among the lepers, nursed him as he died and took over his work among male lepers. At a time when little could be done for those suffering from this terrible disease, Marianne Cope showed the highest love, courage and enthusiasm. She is a shining and energetic example of the best of the tradition of Catholic nursing sisters and of the spirit of her beloved Saint Francis. - Pope Benedict XVI's canonization homily for Saint Marianne

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Blessed Narcís Sitjà Basté

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Priest. Member of the Sons of the Holy Family. Novice master and general counsel of Saint Jose Manyanet and the Sons. Teacher and spiritual advisor, noted for his ascetic lifestyle, personal piety, ability as a preacher and devotion to the Holy Family. Poet. Martyred in the anti-Catholic excesses of the Spanish Civil War.

Born

• 1 November 1867 in Sant Andreu de Palomar, Barcelona, Spain

Died

• morning of 9 August 1936 in the Riera de Sant Andreuin, Barcelona, Spain
• buried in the cemetery of Sant Andreu de Palomar in Barcelona

Venerated

• 10 May 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI (decree of martyrdom)

Beatified

• 13 October 2013 by Pope Francis

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Saint Nathy

Also known as

• Cromnathy
• Cruimhthir Nathy
• Crumther Nathy
• Nathy Cruimthir
• Nathy the Priest
• Nateo....
• Nathi....

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Nothing reliable is known about his early life. Spiritual student of Saint Finnian of Clonnard. Priest. Founded a church and monastery at Achonry, Ireland. The monastery became a noted center for learning and piety. Spiritual teacher of Saint Fechin of Fobar. May have been a bishop, but records are scant and varied. Known for his personal sanctity, he spent a very long life spreading the faith.

Born

• at Luighne, Sligo, Ireland

Canonized

• 1903 (cultus confirmed)

Patronage

• Achonry, Ireland, city of
• Achonry, Ireland, diocese of

Readings

The impression...which his works produced on the minds of his contemporaries has been handed down in the tribute which the successive writers that mention the name of Nathy never fail to pay to his extraordinary sanctity. Other Irish saints are noted for characteristic virtues: Columbkille, for love of churches; Finnian of Clonard, for zeal in teaching; Brendan for pious voyages; Columbanus and others, for missionary activity; but the patron of Achonry shines chiefly by preeminent sanctity. It is a great distinction. - Archdeacon Terence O'Rorke, writing on Saint Nathy

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Saint Numidicus of Carthage

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Seminarian. One of a group of Christians killed in the persecutions of Decius. Just before Numidicus died, Saint Cyprian of Carthage dragged him out of the fire and ordained him so that he died a priest.

Died

• burned at the stake in 251 in Carthage, North Africa

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Saint Phelim

Also known as

• Fedhlimidh, Fedlemid, Fedlimid, Felim, Felix, Fidleminus

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Sixth century spiritual student of Saint Columba. Hermit. His reputation for holiness attracted would-be students who founded the city of Kilmore, Ireland around his cell. First bishop of Kilmore.

Patronage

• Kilmore, Ireland, diocese of

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Blessed Richard Bere

Also known as

• John Bere

Additional Memorials

• 4 May as one of the Carthusian Martyrs
• 1 December as one of the Martyrs of Oxford University

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Nephew of Richard Bere, abbot of Glastonbury. Educated at the Glastonbury abbey school and then Oxford. He refused an arranged marriage, and studied law at the Chancery in London. He then abandoned the law and in 1523 became a Carthusian choir monk at the London Charterhouse. Imprisoned and martyred with several of his brothers for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy acknowledging King Henry VIII as head of the Church.

Born

• Glastonbury, England

Died

• starved to death on 9 August 1537 in Newgate prison, London, England

Beatified

• 20 December 1886 by Pope Leo XIII

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Saint Romanus Ostiarius

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Soldier. Converted to Christianity by the example of Saint Lawrence of Rome, by whom he was baptized. Church ostiarius in Rome, Italy. Martyr. Figured in early fiction about the martyrs.

Died

• c.258 in Rome, Italy
• relics in the churches of San Lorenzo and Santa Catarina dei Funari in Rome

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Saint Rusticus of Sirmium

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Martyr.

Died

• 4th century Sirmium, Pannonia (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)

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Saint Serenus of Marseilles

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Bishop of Marseilles, France.

Died

• 606

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Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Also known as

• Edith Stein
• Teresia Benedicta

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Youngest of seven children in a Jewish family. Edith lost interest and faith in Judaism by age 13. Brilliant student and philospher with an interest in phenomenology. Studied at the University of Göttingen, Germany and in Breisgau, Germany. Earned her doctorate in philosophy in 1916 at age 25. Witnessing the strength of faith of Catholic friends led her to an interest in Catholicism, which led to studying a catechism on her own, which led to "reading herself into" the Faith. Converted to Catholicism in Cologne, Germany; baptized in Saint Martin's church, Bad Bergzabern, Germany on 1 January 1922.

Carmelite nun in 1934, taking the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Teacher in the Dominican school in Speyer, Germany and lecturer at the Educational Institute in Munich, Germany. However, anti-Jewish pressure from the Nazis forced her to resign both positions. Profound spiritual writer.

Both Jewish and Catholic, she was smuggled out of Germany, and assigned to Echt, Netherlands in 1938. When the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, she and her sister Rose, also a convert to Catholicism, were captured and sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz where they died in the ovens like so many others.

Born

• 12 October 1891 at Breslaw, Dolnoslaskie, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) as Edith Stein

Died

• gassed on 9 August 1942 in the ovens of Oswiecim (a.k.a. Auschwitz), Malopolskie (Poland)

Venerated

• 26 January 1987 by Pope John Paul II

Beatified

• 1 May 1987 by Pope John Paul II in the cathedral at Cologne, Germany

Canonized

• 11 October 1998 by Pope John Paul II

Patronage

• against the death of parents
• Europe
• martyrs

Representation

• Star of David

Readings

Whatever did not fit in with my plan did lie within the plan of God. I have an ever deeper and firmer belief that nothing is merely an accident when seen in the light of God, that my whole life down to the smallest details has been marked out for me in the plan of Divine Providence and has a completely coherent meaning in God's all-seeing eyes. And so I am beginning to rejoice in the light of glory wherein this meaning will be unveiled to me. Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

God is there in these moments of rest and can give us in a single instant exactly what we need. Then the rest of the day can take its course, under the same effort and strain, perhaps, but in peace. And when night comes, and you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been, and how much you planned that has gone undone, and all the rasons you have to be embarrassed and ashamed: just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God's hands and leave it with Him. Then you will be able to rest in Him - really rest - and start the next day as a new life. Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Learn from Saint Thérèse to depend on God alone and serve Him with a wholly pure and detached heart. Then, like her, you will be able to say 'I do not regret that I have given myself up to Love'. Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

O my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage and strength to serve You. Enkindle Your love in me and then walk with me along the next stretch of road before me. I do not see very far ahead, but when I have arrived where the horizon now closes down, a new prospect will prospect will open before me, and I shall meet it with peace. Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

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Blessed Thomas Palaser

Also known as

• Thomas Palasor
• Thomas Palaster
• Thomas Pallicer

Additional Memorials

• 22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales
• 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai

Profile

Seminarian at Rheims, France, and at Valladolid, Spain. Ordained in 1596. Returned to England to minister to covert Catholics in the north. Arrested almost immediately, but managed to escape. Arrested again, he was condemned for the crime of priesthood. Marytr.

Born

• c.1570 in Ellerton-upon-Swale, North Yorkshire, England

Died

• hanged, drawn, and quartered on 9 August 1600 at Durham, England

Venerated

• 10 November 1986 by Pope John Paul II (decree of martyrdom)

Beatified

• 22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II

http://saints.sqpn.com/blessed-thomas-palaser/


Martyrs of Civitavecchia

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Three Christians (Marcellian, Secundian and Verian) martyred together in the persecutions of Decius.

Died

• 250 near Civitavecchia, Italy

Martyrs of Constantinople

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A group of ten Christians who were arrested, tortured and executed for defending an icon of Christ in defiance of orders from Emperor Leo the Isaurian.

Died

• beheaded in Constantinople

http://saints.sqpn.com/martyrs-of-constantinople-9-august/


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Blessed Claudio Richard
• Blessed Faustino Oteiza-Segura
• Blessed Florentino Felipe-Naya
• Blessed Germaine of Carcagente (Jose Maria Hernandez Garrigues)
• Blessed Giuseppe Maria Celaya Badiola
• Blessed Guglielmo Plaza Hernandez
• Blessed Ruben di Gesù Lopez Aguilar and six companions
• Saint Maurilio of Rouen

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