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Saint Adrian of Canterbury

Also known as

Adrien, Hadrian

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In the mid 640's, his family fled to Naples, Italy ahead of Arab invasion. Benedictine monk when quite young. Abbot of Hiridanum, Isle of Nisida, Bay of Naples. Aquainted with Emperor Constans II, who later introduced him to Pope Saint Vitalian. Advisor to Vitalian.

Twice offered the Archbishopric of Canterbury, England; he declined, citing unworthiness. When Saint Theodore of Tarsus was sent instead, Adrian went as his assistant with special support to aid the monastic movement in the region. Detained in France due to suspicions of espionage for the emperor. Arrived in England in 669. Abbot of Saint Peter's, a monastery founded by Augustine of Canterbury.

Adrian and Theodore were highly successful missionaries in largely pagan England. In addition, Adrian was a great teacher of languages, mathematics, poetry, astronomy, and Bible study. Under his leadership, the School of Canterbury became the center of English learning. Worked to unify the customs of the English with the Church, and to promote Roman customs.

Born

c.635 in Libya Cyrenaica, North Africa as Hadrian

Died

• 9 January 710 of natural causes at Canterbury, England, and buried there
• his tomb became a site of miracles
• body found incorrupt in 1091

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http://catholicsaints.info/saint-adrian-of-canterbury/


Blessed Alix le Clerc

Also known as

• Alix of Mattaincourt
• Alix Le Clercq
• Alice le Clerc
• Alessia le Clerc
• Maria Teresa of Jesus
• Marie-Thérèse of Jesus

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Born to a wealthy family, Alix grew up loving dance and music and parties and was known as a silly and frivolous girl. At age 21, however, she had a conversion experience, and became a spiritual student of Saint Peter Fourier. She was devoted to the education of girls, and in 1598 co-founded the Congregation of Our Lady, Canonesses of Saint Augustine to teach poor children; at one point the Congregation had 60 houses, survived the excesses of the French Revolution, and today runs schools in ten countries in Europe and South America.

Born

2 February 1576 in Remiremont, Vosges, France

Died

• 9 January 1622 in the Congregation convent at Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France of natural causes
• buried in the convent cemetery in a lead coffin, but site of the grave was lost when the convent was destroyed during the French Revolution
• coffin re-discovered in 1950
• relics enshrined in the chapel of the Notre Dame School in Nancy, France in 1960
• relics enshrined in a chapel in the cathedral of Nancy on 14 October 2007

Beatified

4 May 1947 by Pope Pius XII

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-alix-le-clerc/


Black Nazarene

Also known as

Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno

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The Black Nazarene is a blackened, life-sized wooden icon of Jesus Christ carrying a cross. It was constructed in Mexico in the early 17th century by an Aztec carpenter. Spanish Augustinian Recollect friar missionaries to Manila, Philippines originally brought the icon to Manila in 1606. The transport ship caught fire, burning the icon, but the locals kept the charred statue. Miracles, especially healings, have been reported in its presence. The church in which it stood burned down around it in 1791 and 1929, was destroyed by earthquakes in 1645 and 1863, and was damaged during bombing in 1945. It used to be carried through the streets every January, and Christians would rub cloths on it to make healing relics, but centuries of this treatment have left the statue in bad shape, and since 1998 a replica is paraded at the feast day celebrations. In 1650, Pope Innocent X issued a papal bull which canonically established the Cofradia de Jesús Nazareno to encourage devotion; in the 19th century Pope Pius VII granted indulgences to those who piously pray before the image.

Patronage

Quiapo, Philippines

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http://catholicsaints.info/black-nazarene/


Saint Waningus of Fécamp

Also known as

• Waningus of Ham
• Vaneng, Waneng, Wanging, Waning, Wanning

Additional Memorials

• 31 January (Normandy, France)
• 15 February (Rouen, France)
• 23 September (translation of relics)

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Frankish nobleman, living a worldly and dissolute life in the court of King Clotaire III of Neustria. Father of Saint Desiderius of Fontenelle. One night he had a dream in which Saint Eulalia of Barcelona, to whom he had a devotion, told him of the difficulties the rich had entering Heaven. He gave up the life of a courtier to become a Benedictine monk. Abbot. Assisted Saint Wandrille in founding Fontenelle abbey. Responsible for establishing Holy Trinity Church and Convent at Fécamp, France. Sheltered Saint Leodegarius when he was on the run from Ebroin.

Born

Rouen, France

Died

• c.688 of natural causes
• relics transferred to Ham, Picardy (in modern France) to save them from invading pagan Normans
• some relics transferred to Hallon, France on 23 September 1696

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-waningus-of-fecamp/


Blessed Julia of Certaldo

Also known as

• Giulia della Rena da Certaldo
• Julia della Rena

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Born to an impoverished noble family. Worked as a domestic servant in her youth in the Timolfi household at Florence, Italy. She became an Augustinian tertiary at age 19. Florence was in turmoil in those years, and Julia returned to the quiet of Certaldo, Tuscany. There she rescued a child from a burning building, which brought her unwanted fame. She retired to lived nearly 30 years as an anchoress in a cell built onto the church of Saint Michael and Saint James at Certaldo.

Born

1319 at Certaldo, Italy

Died

9 January 1367 of natural causes

Beatified

1819 by Pope Pius VII (cultus confirmed)

Representation

• woman wearing a black habit and white veil, and rescuing a child from a burning bed
• woman giving flowers to children in winter
• woman rescuing a drowning horseman

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-julia-of-certaldo/


Saint Honorius of Buzançais

Also known as

• Honorius of Buzançay
• Honorius of Thénezay
• Honoratus, Honore, Onorato

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Wealthy layman cattle merchant noted for his love of life and his charity. When he returned from a trip, he found his servants had robbed him. As he was explaining the sinfulness of this action, they killed him. Because he was killed while reproving sinners for their crimes, he is considered a martyr. Never considered a saint in life, there were many miracles associated with his tomb, and a popular devotion soon developed.

Born

at Buzançais, Berry, France

Died

murdered in 1250 at Parthenay, Poitou, France

Canonized

1444 by Pope Eugene IV (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-honorius-of-buzancais/


Saint Brithwald of Canterbury

Also known as

Beorhtweald, Berctuald, Bercthwald, Beretuald, Berhtwald, Berthwald, Bertwald, Brihtwald

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Educated at Canterbury, England. Benedictine monk and then abbot of Reculver Abbey, Kent, England. Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey. Archbishop of Canterbury from 692 until his death nearly 40 years later. Correspondent of with Saint Boniface, Saint Aldhelm, and Saint Wilfrid of York. Assisted at the Synod of Nidd.

Born

Anglo-Saxon

Died

• 731 of natural causes
• Saint Augustine's abbey, Canterbury, England

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-brithwald-of-canterbury/


Blessed Józef Pawlowski

Also known as

Joseph Pawlowski

Additional Memorial

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

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Priest in the diocese of Kielce, Poland, and rector of its seminary. Arrested by the Gestapo on 10 February 1941 and deported to the Dachau concentration camp as part of the Nazi persecution of Christians. Martyr.

Born

12 August 1890 in Proszowice, Swietokrzyskie, Poland

Died

hanged on 9 January 1942 in the prison camp at Dachau, Oberbayern, Germany

Beatified

13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jozef-pawlowski/


Saint Marciana

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Young Christian girl who was beaten, tortured and handed over to gladiators as a sex toy during the persecutions of Diocletian; she brought one of the gladiators to Christianity. Accused of vandalizing an idol of the goddess Diana, she was thrown to wild animals in the arena. Martyr.

Born

Rusuccuru, Mauritania

Died

gored by a bull and mauled by a leopard in the amphitheater of Caesarea, Mauritania c.303

Patronage

cure of wounds

Representation

• woman gored by a bull
• woman carrying a palm of martyrdom while a leopard and bull stand nearby

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


Blessed Kazimierz Grelewski

Also known as

Casimiro Grelewski

Additional Memorial

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

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Priest in the diocese of Radom, Poland. Arrested by the Gestapo on 24 January 1941 and deported to the Dachau concentration camp as part of the Nazi persecution of Christians. Martyr.

Born

20 January 1907 in Dwikozy, Swietokrzyskie, Poland

Died

hanged on 9 January 1942 in the prison camp at Dachau, Oberbayern, Germany

Beatified

13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-kazimierz-grelewski/


Saint Marcellinus of Ancona

Also known as

Marcellin, Marcellino

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Born to the nobility. Bishop of Ancona, Italy c.550. Mentioned in the writings of Saint Gregory the Great.

Born

in Ancona, Italy

Died

c.566 of natural causes

Patronage

against fire (he stopped a raging fire by waving his prayer book at it; the book survived a fire with only slight damage; afterwards, people who held it while praying were often healed)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marcellinus-of-ancona/


Saint Teresa Kim

Also known as

• Theresia Kim
• Teresa Gim

Additional Memorial

20 September as one of the Martyrs of Korea

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Married lay women in the apostolic vicariate of Korea. Widow. Imprisoned, beaten, tortured and executed for being a Christian. Martyr.

Born

1797 in Myeoncheon, Chungcheong-do, South Korea

Died

9 January 1840 in Seoul Prison, South Korea

Canonized

6 May 1984 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-teresa-kim/


Blessed Antony Fatati

Also known as

• Anthony of Teramo
• Anthony of Ancona
• Antoine...

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Priest. Archpriest of Ancona, Italy. Vicar-general of Siena, Italy. Canon of the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Bishop of Teramo, Italy. Bishop of Ancona.

Born

c.1410 in Ancona, Italy

Died

9 January 1484 of natural causes

Beatified

by Pope Pius VI (cultus confirmed)

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-antony-fatati/


Blessed Franciscus Yi Bo-hyeon

Also known as

Francis

Additional Memorial

20 September as one of the Martyrs of Korea

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Layman martyr in the apostolic vicariate of Korea.

Born

1773 in Deoksan, Chungcheong-do, South Korea

Died

9 January 1800 in Haemi, Chungcheong-do, South Korea

Beatified

15 August 2014 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-franciscus-yi-bo-hyeon/


Blessed Martinus In Eon-min

Also known as

Martin

Additional Memorial

20 September as one of the Martyrs of Korea

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Layman martyr in the apostolic vicariate of Korea.

Born

1737 in Deoksan, Chungcheong-do, South Korea

Died

9 January 1800 in Haemi, Chungcheong-do, South Korea

Beatified

15 August 2014 by Pope Francis

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-martinus-in-eon-min/


Saint Agatha Yi

Additional Memorial

20 September as one of the Martyrs of Korea

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Young single lay woman martyred in the persecutions in Korea.

Born

1824 in Seoul, South Korea

Died

9 January 1840 in Seoul Prison, South Korea

Canonized

6 May 1984 by Pope John Paul II

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-agatha-yi/


Saint Ephrathus the Thaumaturgist

Also known as

• Ephrathus the Wonder Worker
• Ephrathus of Mount Olympus
• Ephrathus of Abgaro

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Monk. Abbot of the Abgaro monastery on Mount Olympus, Bithynia (in modern Turkey).

Died

9th century

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ephrathus-the-thaumaturgist/


Saint Paschasia of Dijon

Also known as

Paschasie

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Consecrated virgin (an early type of nun). Spiritual student of Saint Benigne and and helped in his missionary work. Martyr. Saint Gregory of Tours mentions her.

Died

c.178 in the area of modern Dijon, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-paschasia-of-dijon/


Saint Maurontus

Also known as

Maurentius, Maurontius, Mauruntius, Mavrontus

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Benedictine monk. Abbot. Founder of Saint-Florentle-Vieil abbey, Anjou, France.

Died

c.695 at St-Florent-le-Vieil, Angers, France of natural causes

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


Saint Polyeucte

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Pagan soldier in the 12th imperial Roman legion assigned to Armenia in the 3rd century. Friend of Saint Nearchus who brought him to the faith. Ordered to offer a sacrifice of incense to the emperor as a god, Polyeucte refused. Martyr.

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


Saint Nearchus

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Christian soldier in the 12th imperial Roman legion assigned to Armenia in the 3rd century. Friend of Saint Polyeucte. Ordered to offer a sacrifice of incense to the emperor as a god, Nearchus refused. Martyr.

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


Saint Philip Berruyer

Also known as

Philip of Bourges

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Nephew of Saint William of Bourges. Archbishop of Bourges, France.

Died

1260 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-philip-berruyer/


Saint Felanus of Saint Andrew

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Hermit. Monk. Abbot of the monastery of Saint Andrew in Scotland.

Died

c.710 in Scotland of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-felanus-of-saint-andrew/


Saint Eustratius of Olympus

Also known as

Eustrate, Eustrazio

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Abbot of the Abgar Abby on Mount Olympus in Bithynia (modern Turkey).

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-eustratius-of-olympus/


Saint Fortunatus of Smyrna

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Deacon. Martyr.

Died

at Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-fortunatus-of-smyrna/


Saint Revocatus of Smyrna

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Deacon. Martyr.

Died

at Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-revocatus-of-smyrna/


Saint Vitalicus of Smyrna

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Bishop. Martyr.

Died

at Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-vitalicus-of-smyrna/


Martyrs of Africa

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A group of 21 Christians murdered together for their faith in the persecutions of Decius. The only details to survive are 14 of their names - Artaxes, Epictetus, Felicitas, Felix, Fortunatus, Jucundus, Pictus, Quietus, Quinctus, Rusticus, Secundus, Sillus, Vincent and Vitalis.

Born

African

Died

c.250

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-africa-9-january/


Martyrs of Antioch

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A group of Christians martyred together during the persecutions of Diocletian - Anastasius, Anthony, Basilissa, Celsus, Julian and Marcionilla.

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-antioch-9-january/


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Eberhard of Schäftlarn
• Richard of Floreffe


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