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Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

Also known as

Anne Catherine Emmerick

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Born to poor but pious peasants. She was a very pious child who suffered with poor health, but who received visions and prophesies; they were so common that she thought all children could see the Child Jesus and the souls in Purgatory. She was able to diagnose illness and recommend cures, and to see a person's sins.

She worked on her family's and other area farms, as a seamstress, and as a servant to a poor organist where she studied the instrument. Entered the Augustinian convent at Agnetenberg, Dulmen, Germany in 1802. Though her health was poor, her enthusiasm for the religious life was great, and she either energized her sisters, or put them off badly. Given to going into religious ecstasies in church, her cell, or while working.

The convent was closed by government order in 1812, and Anne moved in with a poor widow. Her health failed, and instead of working as a servant, in 1813 she became a patient. Her visions and prophesies increased, and later that year she received the stigmata with wounds on her hands and feet, her head from the crown of thorns, and crosses on her chest, and the gift of inedia, living off nothing but Holy Communion for the rest of her life. She tried to hide the wounds, but word leaked out, and her vicar-general instituted a lengthy and detailed investigation; it was determined to be genuine.

In 1818 she was relieved of the stigmata. In 1819 the government opened their own investigation. She was imprisoned, threatened, cajoled, and kept under 24-hour-a-day surveillance. The commission found no evidence either way, could not get Anne to change her story, eventually gave up, and failed to publish their findings. When they were forced to report, they declared the incident a fraud, but could not explain why they thought so, or why they had not published their findings.

The poet Klemens Brentano visited Anne. She announced that she had seen Brentano in a vision, and that he was to make a written record of the revelations that she received. He made notes of the messages, translating from Anne's Westphalian dialect to common German, getting Anne to confirm his version. In 1833 these were published as The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Meditations of Anne Catherine Emmerich. This was followed in 1852 by The Life of The Blessed Virgin Mary, and a three-volume Life of Our Lord from 1858 to 1880. While many such revelatory works deal with spirituality and ideas, these are very much straight-forward narratives and descriptions of events, yet have been the source of encouragement for many.

Her Cause for Canonization formally introduced on 14 November 1892. Due to accusations about her vow of chastity, the investigation was halted on 30 November 1928. However, the accusations were proven false, and the investigation resumed on 18 May 1973.

Born

8 September 1774 at Flamsche, diocese of Münster, Westphalia, Germany

Died

• 9 February 1824 at Dülmen, Germany
• due to rumours that her body had been stolen, her grave was opened six weeks after her death
• the body was found incorrupt
• relics translated to Holy Cross Church, Dülmen, Germany on 15 February 1975

Beatified

• 3 October 2004 by Pope John Paul II
• decree of beatification miracle promulgated on 7 July 2003

Representation

bed-ridden stigmatist

Works

• The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
• The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations
• The Lowly life and Bitter Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother

Video

YouTube PlayList

Readings

The Church is the only one, the Roman Catholic! And if there were left upon earth but one Catholic, he would be the one, universal Church, the Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ against which the gates of Hell shall never prevail. - Blessed Anne

If the Church is true, all in her is true; he who admits not the one, believes not the other. - Blessed Anne

Blessed Anna Katharina Emmerick showed and experienced in her own flesh "the bitter passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ." The fact that, from being the daughter of poor peasants, who constantly sought closeness to God, she became the famous "mystic of Muenster" is a work of divine grace. Her material poverty is contrasted with her rich interior life. As much as by her patience to endure her physical weaknesses, we are impressed by the strength of character of the new blessed and her firmness in the faith. She received this strength from the Holy Eucharist. In this way, her example opened the hearts of poor and rich men, educated and humble people, to complete loving passion toward Jesus Christ. Still today she communicates to all the salvific message: "By his wounds you have been healed" (see 1 Peter 2:24). - Pope John Paul II, homily at the beatification of Blessed Anne, 3 October 2004

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-anne-catherine-emmerich/


Saint Miguel Febres Cordero Muñoz

Additional Information

• Francisco Luis Febres Cordero Muñoz
• Michael Febres Cordero

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Born to a prominent family. Born with an unknown disability, he was unable to stand until age five when he received a vision of Our Lady. At age eight he was miraculously protected from being mauled by a wild bull. In 1863, at age nine, he enrolled in a school run by the Christian Brothers, an Order which had only recently come to Ecuador. Joined the Brothers on 24 March 1868 at age 13.

School teacher at El Cebollar School, Quito, a position he held for 32 years. A gentle, dedicated, and enthusiastic teacher. Wrote his own textbooks, the first at age 17; some were adopted by the government, and used throughout the country. Wrote odes, hymns, discourses on teaching methods, plays, inspirational works, and retreat manuals. Elected to the Ecuadoran Academy of Letters in 1892, followed soon after by the Academies of Spain, France, and Venezuela. Conducted religious retreats, and prepared children for their First Communion. Novice director for his house from 1901 to 1904.

Sent to Europe in 1905 to translate texts from French to Spanish for use by the Order; worked primarily in Belgium. His health began to fail in 1908, and he was transferred to the school near Barcelona, Spain. He continued to work, but slowly, his health continued to fail, and he died there in 1910. In addition to being a religious role model, Miguel is considered a national hero in Ecuador for his success in so many worthwhile areas.

Born

7 November 1854 at Cuenca, Ecuador

Died

• 9 February 1910 of pneumonia at Premia del Mar, Spain, and buried there
• grave disturbed during the Spanish Civil War, and his body found incorrupt
• re-interred in Quito, Ecuador
• his tomb has become a pilgrimage site

Canonized

21 October 1984 by Pope John Paul II

Readings

The heart is rich when it is content, and it is always content when its desires are fixed on God. - Saint Miguel

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-miguel-febres-cordero-munoz/


Blessed Giacomo Abbondo

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Second of six children born to Carlo Benedetto Abbondo and Francesca Maria Naya. Giacomo was greatly influenced by his paternal uncle, Father Giovanni Carlo Abbondo. Studied in Tronzano and Vercelli in Italy. Ordained in the diocese of Vercelli on 21 March 1744; he received dispensation for the ordination from Pope Clement XII as he was still under age. Obtained a degree in literature in Turin, Italy on 31 October 1748. Taught in Vercelli, but left teaching in 177 to serve as parish priest in Tronzano. Known as an excellent preacher, he revitalized the faith life of his flock, endlessly visiting parishioners, leading retreats, and developing a reputation for holiness.

Born

27 August 1720 in Salomino, Duchy of Milan (in modern Italy)

Died

• 9 Febuary 1788 in Tronzano, Ducky of Milan, Italy of natural causes
• buried in Tronzano
• due to his grve becoming a site of pilgrimage, his was re-interred on 13 March 1922
• relics exhumed and enshrined in his old parish church on 5 November 2015

Beatified

• 11 June 2016 by Pope Francis
• beatification celebrated at the Cathedral of Sant’Eusebio, Vercelli, Italy presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
• his beatification miracle involved the 1907 healing of Giovanni Domenico Viola received through the intercession of Father Giacomo

Patronage

Tronzano, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-giacomo-abbondo/


Saint Apollonia of Alexandria

Also known as

Apolline of Alexandria

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Consecrated virgin. Deaconess. During an anti-Christian uprising in Alexandria, Egypt caused by a pagan prophecy, the mob seized Apollonia as a leader among the local Christians. After her teeth were broken with pincers, she was given the choice of renouncing Christ or being burned alive; she lept onto the fire herself. Martyr.

Died

burned to death c.249 at Alexandria, Egypt

Patronage

• against tooth disease
• against toothache
• dental technicians
• dentists
• 3 cities

Representation

• deaconess holding a set of pincers which often holds a tooth
• gilded tooth
• pincers
• pincers grabbing a tooth
• tooth
• tooth and a palm branch
• woman wearing a golden tooth on a chain

Storefront

medals and pendants

Video

YouTube PlayList

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


Blessed Marianus Scotus

Also known as

• Marianus of Ireland
• Muirdach MacRobartaigh
• Murdoch MacGroarty
• Muiredach MacGroarty

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Pilgrim to Rome, Italy in 1067, but he never made it. As he passed through Michaelsberg, Germany, he was asked to help copy some manuscripts for a convent. With his travelling companions working to make the vellum on which he wrote, he stayed for the work, and became a Benedictine monk at Michelsberg Abbey, and then at the Upper Minster, Ratisbon, Bavaria (in modern Germany). Founded Saint Peter's abbey at Ratisbon in 1078, and served as its first abbot. This house began the congregation of twelve monasteries in southern Germany staffed by holy men from the British Isles. Marianus spent any free time copying manuscripts, including the Bible, and was known as a exceptional calligrapher; some of his manuscripts survive today.

Legend says that one evening the woman who prepared lamps for Marianus suddenly overslept. She woke some others to help her and went to Marianus's room. Marianus sat without lamp or candle, writing with his right hand, holding his other in the air. A light shone from left hand, illuminating his work, and the ladies left him in peace.

Born

early 11th century in County Donegal, Ireland

Died

10 February 1088 at Ratisbon (Regensburg), Germany

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marianus-scotus/


Saint Attracta of Killaraght

Also known as

Abaght, Adhracht, Araght, Athracta, Taraghta, Tarahata

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Daughter of an Irish noble. Drawn from an early age to a religious vocation, which was opposed by her family. Made her religious vows to Saint Patrick at Coolavin, Ireland. Worked with Patrick for the conversion of Ireland. Anchoress at Drumconnell, County Roscommon. At Killaraght (Cill Attracta) on Lough Gara she founded a hospice that still existed as late as 1539. Founded several churches and convents in County Galway and County Sligo. The convents were known for their care of the sick, and were traditionally built at crossroads so they would available to more travellers. Miracle worker, and noted healer. A healing well with her name survives at Clogher, Monasteraden; it has a reputation for especial powers against warts and rickets. Incredibly popular in her own day and in the Middle Ages when popular (i.e., fantastic) biographies of her circulated.

Born

5th century in County Sligo, Ireland

Died

6th century in Ireland of natural causes

Patronage

• Achonry, Ireland, city of
• Achonry, Ireland, diocese of
• Men of Lugna

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-attracta-of-killaraght/


Saint Maro

Also known as

• Maro of Beit-Marun
• Maron, Marone, Maroun

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Hermit who lived near the Orontes River at Cyrrhus, generally in the open with no shelter. When he found a pagan temple, he dedicated it to God and made it his oratory. Ordained in 405. Spent his nights standing in prayer. Had the gift of healing, both physical ills and of vices. Founded monasteries and trained monks in Syria. Friend of and greatly revered by Saint John Chrysostom. Spiritual teacher of Saint Limnaeus. The Maronite Christians take their name from the saint.

Born

350 in Syria

Died

• 433 of natural causes
• buried between Apamea and Emesa, where a monastery grew up around his tomb

Patronage

• Maronite Christians
• Saint Maron of Brooklyn for the Maronites, eparchy of
• Saint-Maron de Montréal, Québec, diocese of
• Volperino, Italy

Video

YouTube PlayList

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


Saint Sabino of Abellinum

Also known as

• Sabino of Atripalda
• Sabino of Avellino

Additional Memorial

16 September (translation of relics)

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Bishop of Abellinum, an ancient imperial Roman city whose ruins are found in modern Atripalda, Italy, which is now part of the city of Avellino, in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. He led his people during the period of the Ostrogoth invasions. Saint Romulus served as his deacon.

Died

• early 6th century of natural causes
• relics enshrined in the church of Saint Ipolisto in Atripalda, Italy in the late 16th century
• relics re-interred in the Specus martyrum, a monument in the cemetery of the church of Saint Ipolisto in Atripalda on 16 September 1612

Patronage

Atripalda, Italy

Representation

with Saint Romulus and Saint Ipolisto

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sabino-of-abellinum/


Saint Teilo of Llandaff

Also known as

Dillo, Dillon, Dol, Elidius, Elios, Eliud, Teilan, Teilio, Teilou, Teilus, Teio, Teiou, Teliou, Thelian, Theliau

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Son of Ensic and Guenhaff; brother of Queen Anaumed of Cornwall. Spiritual student of Saint Dyfrig of Wales. Friend of Saint David of Wales and Saint Samson of York. Founded Llandaff monastery in Dyfed, Wales. Bishop of Llandaff in 495.

Born

Penally, Wales

Died

• 6th century
• buried at Landeio Fawr, Dyfed, Wales
• some relics at Landeio Fawr, Dyfed, Wales
• some relics at Llandaff, Wales
• some relics at Penally, Wales

Patronage

• against fever
• horses

Representation

man riding a deer

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-teilo-of-llandaff/


Blessed Francisco Sánchez Márquez

Also known as

• Francisco Tomás Márquez Sánchez
• Leopoldo de Alpandeire

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Capuchin monk in Granada, Spain at age 33; he wore the cowl for over 56 years.

Born

Francisco Tomas Marquez Sanchez

Died

9 February 1956 in Granada, Spain

Beatified

• 12 September 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI
• beatification recognition celebrated at the Armilla Air Base, Granada, Spain, presided by Archbishop Angelo Amato

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-francisco-sanchez-marquez/


Saint Brachio of Auvergne

Also known as

Braque

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Courtier in service to Count Sigivald of Clermont, and a man who loved hunting. One day as he was hunting a wild boar, the animal ran into the hut of a hermit named Emilien where it knew it was safe. Brachio became interested in the man, and after time with him, he became interested in religious life. Soon afterwards he gave up the worldly life and spent two years as a spiritual student of Emilien. Other would-be students were attracted to the hermitage, and after Emilien's death, Brachio turned the place into a monastery and served as its first abbot.

Born

Touraine, France

Died

576 in Auvergne, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-brachio-of-auvergne/


Blessed Godeschalk of Zeliv

Also known as

Godeschalcus, Godeskalk, Gottschalk

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Premonstratensian canon in Steinfield, Germany. He led a group of Premonstratensian brothers who revived an abandoned Benedictine monastery of Želiv (in modern Czech Republic); it became one of the most important religious institutions in Bohemia, and its brothers founded other houses throughout the region. Spiritual teacher of Blessed Gerlac of Milevsko.

Born

c.1126 in Cologne, Germany

Died

• 9 February 1184 in Želiv, Czech Republic
• buried in the abbey church at the monastery there

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-godeschalk-of-zeliv/


Saint Nebridius of Ègara

Also known as

Nebridi, Nebridio

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Brother of Saint Justus of Urgell, Saint Elpidius of Huesca and Saint Justinian of Valencia. Bible scholar and commentator. Benedictine monk. Priest. Attended the Council of Tarragona in 516, the Council of Girona in 517, the 2nd Council of Toledo in 527, and probably the Council of Barcelona in 540. Bishop of Egara, Spain from 516 to 527. Bishop of Barcelona, Spain from 540 to c.545.

Born

Girona, Spain

Died

c.545

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-nebridius-of-egara/


Saint Alto of Altomünster

Also known as

Alto of Ireland

Additional Memorial

5 September (British Isles)

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Hermit in a forest near Augsburg, Germany. His reputation for holiness attracted would-be spiritual students; to house them he founded a monastery that was later known as Altomünster in his honour. The town of Altomünster grew up around it.

Born

in Ireland

Died

c.760 in Bavaria, Germany of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alto-of-altomunster/


Saint Ronan of Lismore

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Eighth century bishop of Lismore, Ireland. Several churches in Munster, Ireland are named for him. Confessor of the faith.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ronan-of-lismore/

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Saint Sabinus of Canosa

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Bishop of Canosa, in the Apulia region of southern Italy. Friend of Saint Benedict of Narsia. Papal legate for Pope Saint Agapitus I to the court of Emperor Justinian at Constantinople from 535 to 536. Sabinus went blind in his later years.

Died

• 556 of natural causes
• relics at Bari, Italy

Patronage

• Andria, Italy, diocese of
• Bari, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-sabinus-of-canosa/


Saint Ansbert of Rouen

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Chancellor at the court of King Clotaire III. Married; with his wife's permission, he retired to become a Benedictine monk at Fontenelle in Normandy, France. Abbot of Fontenelle. Archbishop of Rouen, France in 683. Exiled to Hainaut by Pepin of Heristal.

Born

at Chaussy-sur-Epte, France

Died

695 at Hainaut (part of modern Belgium) of natural causes

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


Saint Cuaran the Wise

Also known as

Curvinus, Cronan

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Bishop in Ireland. When the requirements of the office crowded out his prayer life, Cuaran moved to Iona, hid his identity, and became a monk. However, he was recognized by Saint Columba and returned to his duty. Called "the Wise" due to his extensive knowledge of the canons of the Church.

Died

c.700

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cuaran-the-wise/


Saint Raynald of Nocera

Also known as

Rinaldo

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Born to the German nobility. Benedictine monk at Fonte-Avellana, Umbria, Italy. Bishop of Nocera, Italy.

Born

1150

Died

1225 of natural causes

Patronage

• Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Italy, diocese of
• Nocera, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-raynald-of-nocera/


Blessed Erizzo

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First spiritual student of Saint John Gualbert. Vallombrosan monk. Fourth superior-general of the Vallombrosans.

Born

in Florence, Italy

Died

1094 of natural causes

Beatified

1600 by Pope Clement VIII (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-erizzo/


Saint Alexander of Rome

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Following his public confession of Christianity, Alexander was martyred with 38 companions whose names have not come down to us.

Died

in Rome, Italy

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alexander-of-rome-0209/


Saint Eingan of Llanengan

Also known as

Anianus, Einion, Eneon, Eingan

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Sixth century British prince in Cumberland who abdicated to live as a hermit at Llanengan near Bangor, Wales.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eingan-of-llanengan/


Saint Nicephorus of Antioch

Also known as

Niceforus

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Martyred in the persecutions of Valerian.

Died

c.260 at Antioch, Syria

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-nicephorus-of-antioch/


Saint Donatus the Deacon

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Deacon. Martyred by Donatist heretics for his defense of orthodox Christianity.

Died

362 in Lavallum, North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-donatus-the-deacon/


Saint Primus the Deacon

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Deacon. Martyred by Donatist heretics for his defense of orthodox Christianity.

Died

362 in Lavallum, North Africa

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-primus-the-deacon/


Saint Romanus the Wonder Worker

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Fifth century hermit who lived on a mountain near Antioch, Syria.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-romanus-the-wonder-worker/


Saint Alexander of Soli

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Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alexander-of-soli/


Saint Ammonius of Soli

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Martyr.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ammonius-of-soli/


Martyrs of Alexandria

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An unknown number of Christians who were massacred in church in 4th century Alexandria, Egypt by Arian heretics for adhering to the orthodox faith.

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-alexandria-9-february/


Martyrs of Membressa

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A group of 44 Christians martyred together. We know little else about them some names -

Ammon
Didymus
Emilian
Lassa
Poemus

Died

in Membressa in Africa


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