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On April 1, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Berhard of Amiens (French, bishop, d. 644)

     Sts. Caidoc and Fricor of Centula (Irish, missionaries in France, 7th Century)

     St. Catherine Thomas of Valldemossa [Catalina Tomas] [also known as Catherine of Palma] (Spanish [Majorcan], orphan, Augustinian  nun, mystic, died at age 40 in 1574 [beatified 1792, canonized 1930])

     St. Celsus MacAodh of Armagh [Ceallach] (Irish, monk, teacher at Oxford, archbishop, died at about age 49 in 1129) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     St. Dodolin of Vienne (French, bishop, 7th Century)

     Bl. Gerard of Sassoferrato [Gerardo] (Italian, Camaldolese  monk, parish priest, died at about age 87 in 1367)

     St. Gilbert of Caithness (Scottish, nobleman, bishop, d. 1245)

     Blessed Martyrs of Guadalajara (Mexican, eight laymen, some "Cristeros," some members of "National League for the Defense of Religious Freedom," some tortured [hung by thumbs], martyred [shot] by anticlerical government in 1927-1928 [beatified 2005])
----- Bl. George Raymond
Vargas González of Ahualulco del Mercado [Jorge Ramón] (brother of Raymond, technician, died at age 27 in 1927)
----- Bl. Joseph Anacleto
González Flores of Tepatitlán [José] (father of two, catechist, tortured, died at age 38 in 1927)
----- Bl. Joseph Dionisius Louis
Padilla Gómez of Guadalajara [José Dionisio Luis] (died at age 27 in 1927)
----- Bl. Joseph Lucian Ezekiel
Huerta Gutiérrez of Magdalena [José Luciano Ezequiel] (brother of Salvador, father of ten, organist, singer, tortured, died at age 51 in 1927)
----- Bl. Louis
Magaña Servín of Arandas [Luis] (tanner, father of two, died at age 25 in 1928)
----- Bl. Michael
Gómez Loza of Paredones [Miguel] (father of three, attorney, advocate for laborers and needy, arrested 59 times, died at age 39 in 1928)
----- Bl. Raymond Vincent
Vargas González of Ahualulco del Mercado [Ramón Vicente] (brother of George, medical student, tortured, died at age 22 in 1927)
----- Bl. Salvador
Huerta Gutiérrez of Magdalena (brother of Joseph, father of twelve, mechanic, died at age 47 in 1927)

     St. Hugh of Bonnevaux [Hugues] (French, nephew of St. Hugh of Châteauneuf, Cistercian  abbot, died at about age 74 in 1194 [beatified 1903])

     St. Hugh of Châteauneuf [Hugues] (French, bishop of Grenoble for 52 years, Benedictine  monk during temporary retirement, died at about age 79 in 1132 [canonized 1134])

     St. Jacqueline of Rome [Giacolina] (Italian, orphan, hermitess in Greece and Sicily, d. 1220)

     Bl. John Bretton of West Bretton [also known as Britton] (English, layman, martyred at about age 69 under Elizabeth I in 1598 [beatified 1987])

     Bl. Joseph Girotti of Alba [Giuseppe] (Italian, Dominican  priest, teacher of scriptural studies, assisted persecuted Jews, martyred by Nazis at Dachau [Germany] at age 39 in 1945 [beatified 2014])


     Bl. Ladislaus Goral of Stoczek [Wladyslaw] (Polish, auxiliary bishop of Lublin, martyred by Nazis at Sachsenhausen [Germany] at age 47 in 1945 [beatified 1999])

     St. Leuconus of Troyes (French, bishop, d. 666)

     St. Ludwig Pavoni of Brescia [Lodovico] (Italian, priest, founder of Brothers of Mary Immaculate, died at age 64 in 1849 [beatified 2001, canonized 2016])

     St. Macarius the Wonder-Worker of Constantinople [baptized Christopher] (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], abbot, c. 830)

     St. Marcella of Auvergne (French, shepherdess)

     St. Melito of Sardis (Lydian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop, c. 180)

     Bl. Nicholas of Neti [Niccola] (Sicilian, Cistercian  monk, c. 1220)

     Sts. Quintian and Irenaeus (Armenian, early martyrs)

     Bl. Sophie Czeska of Budziszowice [Zofia (nee Maciejowska)] (Polish, widow at about age 22, founded Congregation of the Virgins of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died at about age 65 in 1650 [beatified 2013])

     St. Tewdric of Glamorgan (Welsh, prince, hermit, 5th or 6th Century)

     St. Theodora of Rome (Italian, martyred in 132)

     St. Venantius of Split (Dalmatian [from part of what is now Croatia], bishop, martyred c. 255)

     Sts. Victor and Stephen (Egyptian, early martyrs)

     St. Walaricus of Leucone (French, peasant shepherd, Benedictine  abbot, c. 622)

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On April 2, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

     St. Francis of Paola [Francesco] (Italian [Calabrese], hermit, founder of Franciscan Order of Minim Friars, miracle worker, died in France at about age 90 in 1507 [canonized 1512])


     St. Abundius
of Como (Greek, priest, bishop in Italy, papal legate, c. 500)

     St. Amphianus of Lycia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], opponent of pagans in Palestine, tortured and martyred by drowning c. 305)

     St. Bronach of Glen-Seichis (Irish, virgin)

     King St. Constantine II (Scottish, battled heathen invaders, martyred in 874)

     St. Dominic Tuóc of Tonkin [Daminh] (Vietnamese, priest, Dominican  tertiary, martyred at about age 64 in 1839 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     Bl. Drogo of Baume (French, Benedictine  monk, tender of flocks, 10th Century)

     St. Ebba the Younger of Coldingham (British, Benedictine  abbess, martyred [burned with all her sisters] by invading Danish pagans in 879)

     Bl. Elizabeth Vendramini of Bassano del Grappa [Elisabetta] (Italian, virgin, founded Franciscan Tertiary Sisters of St. Elizabeth, died one week before her 70th birthday in 1860 [beatified 1990])

     Bl. James Louis de San Vitores of Burgos [Diego Luis] (Spanish, nobleman, genius, teacher, Jesuit  missionary priest in Philippines and Guam with St. Peter Calungsod, martyred [head split in two by a cutlass] at age 44 in 1672 [beatified 1985])

 

     St. John Paine of Petersborough [or Payne] (English, priest, tortured for nine months and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1582 [beatified 1886, canonized 1970])

     Bl. Leopold Croci of Gaiche [Leopoldo] [baptized Giovanni (John)] (Italian, Franciscan  priest, professor, died at age 82 in 1815 [beatified 1893])

     St. Longis (Swiss, monk, priest)

     Bl. Mary of St. Joseph Alvarado Cardozo of Choroni [María de San José] [baptized Laura Evangelista] (Venezuelan, co-founder of Augustinian Recollects of the Heart of Jesus, cared for poorest sick/elderly/orphans, died at age 91 in 1967 [beatified 1995])

     St. Mary of Egypt (Egyptian, reformed prostitute, hermitess in Palestine, died at about age 77 c. 421)

     Bl. Meingosus of Weingarten (German, Benedictine  abbot, c. 1200)

     St. Musa of Rome (Italian, mystic, 6th Century)

     St. Nicetius of Lyons (French, bishop, d. 573)

     St. Peter Calungsod of Visayas [Pedro] (Filipino, carpenter, catechist, missionary with Jesuits to Pacific islands, martyred [hacked to death] on Guam at about age 16 in 1672 [beatified 2000, canonized 2012])

     St. Theodosia of Tyre (Lebanese, virgin, tortured and martyred by drowning in Palestine in 308)

     St. Urban of Langres (French, bishop, c. 390)

     Bl. William Apor of Segesvar [Vilmos] (Hungarian, bishop of Gyor, sheltered women fearing wartime rapists, martyred by invading Soviet troops at about age 52 in 1945 [beatified 1997])
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On April 3, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     Sts. Agape, Chione, and Irene of Thessalonica (Macedonian, biological sisters, virgins, martyred in 304)

     Bl. Alexandrina di Letto of Sulmona (Italian, Poor Clare  abbess, died at about age 73 in 1458)

     St. Attalus of Taormina (Sicilian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 800)

     St. Burgundofara of Faremoutiers (French, Benedictine  abbess, died at about age 62 c. 657)

     Sts. Evagrius and Benignus of Tomi (Romanian, early martyrs)

     Bl. Gandolph Sacchi of Binasco [Gandolfo] (Italian, Franciscan  priest in Sicily, hermit, died at about age 59 in 1260 [beatified 1881])

     Bl. John of Penna [Giovanni] (Italian, Franciscan  priest, mystic, prophet, died at about age 77 in 1271 [beatified 1806])

     St. Louis Scrosoppi of Udine [Luigi] (Italian, priest, Franciscan   tertiary, dedicated to aiding orphans/poor/handicapped, Oratorian, died at age 79 in 1884 [beatified 1981, canonized 2001])

     Bl. Mary Therese Casini of Frascati [Maria Teresa] (Italian, virgin, founded Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, died at age 72 in 1937 [beatified 2015])


     St. Nicetas of Medikion (Bithynian [from part of what is now Turkey], abbot, hermit, d. 824)

     St. Pancras of Taormina (Sicilian, bishop, martyred in 1st Century)

     Bl. Peter Edward Dankowski of Jordanow [Piotr] (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Auschwitz [Poland] at age 33 in 1942 [beatified 1999])

     Pope St. Sixtus I of Rome (Italian, elected to papacy c. 117, reigned until death by martyrdom in 127)

     St. Vulpian of Tyre (Syrian, tortured and martyred by drowning off Lebanon c. 304)

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On April 4, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

     St. Isidore of Cartagena [better known as Isidore of Seville] ["Schoolmaster of the Middle Ages"] (Spanish, brother of three saints, hermit, archbishop of Seville, writer of encyclopedia, Doctor of the Church, died at about age 75 in 636 [canonized 1598])


     Sts. Agathopus and Theodulus
of Thessalonica (Greek, deacon and lector, martyred by drowning in 303)

     Bl. Aleth of Dijon (French, mother of St. Bernard, widow, d. 1105)

     St. Benedict the Black of Messina [Benedetto il Moro] (Italian, son of freed slaves, Franciscan  superior, cook, died at about age 63 in 1589 [beatified 1743, canonized 1807] [incorrupt])

     St. Gwerir of Liskeard (British, hermit, 9th Century)

     Bl. Henry of Gheest (Belgian, Cistercian  monk, c. 1190)

     St. Hildebert of Ghent (Belgian, Benedictine  abbot, martyred by iconoclasts in 752)

     Bl. Joseph Benedict Dusmet of Palermo [Giuseppe Benedetto] (Italian, Benedictine  monk, cardinal archbishop of Catania, died at age 75 in 1894 [beatified 1988])

     St. Peter of Poitiers [Pierre] (French, bishop, d. 1115)

     St. Plato of Constantinople (from what is now Turkey, orphan, abbot, died at about age 78 in 813)

     St. Tigernach of Clogher (Irish, godson of St. Brigid, abbot, bishop, d. 549)

     St. Zosimus (Palestinian, hermit, 5th Century)

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On April 5, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

     St. Vincent Ferrer of Valencia [Vicente] (Spanish, Dominican  priest, teacher of theology, advisor to king and pope, missionary to at least eight nations, had true gift of tongues, miracle-worker, died in France at about age 68 in 1419 [canonized 1455])

 

 

     Holy Martyrs of Africa (martyred by Arian Vandals during Easter Sunday Mass in 459)

     St. Albert of Montecorvino (French, bishop in Italy, d. 1127)

     Bl. Anthony Fuster ["Angel of Peace"], Bl. Blaise of Auvergne, and Bl. Peter Cerdan [Pedro] (European, disciples of St. Vincent Ferrer, 14th Century)

     St. Becan of Kill-Beggan (Irish, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Derfel Gadarn (Welsh, soldier, abbot?, 5th or 6th Century)

     St. Ethelburga of Lyminge (British, princess, widow, Benedictine  abbess, c. 647)

     St. Gerald of Corbie (French, Benedictine  abbot, died at about age 69 in 1095 [canonized 1197])

     St. Irene of Thessalonica (Macedonian, virgin, martyred in 304)

     Bl. Juliana of Retinnes (Belgian, orphan, Augustinian  prioress, died at about age 64 in 1258 [beatified 1869])

     Holy Martyrs of Lesbos (Greek, virgins, early martyrs)

     St. Maria Crescentia Höss of Kaufbeuren [baptized Anna] (Bavarian, superior of Franciscan Regular Tertiaries, mystic, died at age 61 on Easter in 1744 [beatified 1900, canonized 2001]) [commemorated by some on February 6]

     Bl. Mariano de la Mata Aparicio of Barrio de la Puebla (Spanish, Augustinian  priest in Brazil, champion of the poor, died [cancer] at age 77 in 1983 [beatified 2006])

     Sts. Probus and Grace (Welsh, husband and wife)

     Bl. Sighardus of Bonlieu (French, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1162)

     St. Zeno (early martyr by burning)

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On April 6, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Amandus of Bergamo (Italian, count, d. 515)

     St. Berthanc of Kirkwall ["Fer-da-Leithe" (man of two countries)] (Scottish, monk, bishop, died in Ireland c. 840)

     Bl. Catherine of Pallanza [Caterina] (Italian, hermitess, Augustinian  superior, died at about age 40 in 1478 [beatified 1769])

     Pope St. Celestine I of Campania (Italian, elected to papacy in 422, reigned until death in 432)

     St. Elstan of Winchester (British, Benedictine  monk, cook, abbot, bishop, d. 981)

     St. Eutychius of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], patriarch (bishop), d. 582)

     St. Gennard of Flay (French, Benedictine  abbot, hermit, d. 720)

     Holy Martyrs of Hadiab (Persian [Iranian], 120 virgins/priests/deacons, martyred by beheading in 345)

     St. Marcellinus (Roman? secretary to emperor, martyred in Carthage in 413)

     Bl. Michael Rua of Turin (Italian, Salesian  priest [successor of Don Bosco], died at age 72 in 1910 [beatified 1972])

     St. Notker Balbulus of Heiligau (Swiss, Benedictine  brother, musician and composer, died at about age 71 in 912 [beatified 1512])

     St. Paul Le Bao Tinh of Trinh-ha (Vietnamese, priest, martyred by beheading at about age 63 in 1857 [beatified 1909, canonized 1988])

     Bl. Pierina Morosini of Fiobbio di Albino (Italian, poor seamstress, factory worker, catechist, martyred in preserving her virginity at age 26 in 1957 [beatified 1987])

     St. Platonides and companions, of Nisibis (Mesopotamian [Iraqi], foundress of convent and followers, possibly martyred c. 308)

     St. Prudentius of Troyes [baptized Galindo] (Spanish, lawyer, bishop, writer of hymns [e.g., "Of the Father's Love Begotten"], died in France in 861)

     Sts. Timothy and Diogenes (Macedonian, martyred probably by Arians c. 345)

     St. Ulched (British)

     St. Urban of Peñalba (Spanish, Benedictine  abbot, c. 940)

     St. William of Paris [Guillaume] (French, Augustinian  abbot in Denmark, died at about age 77 on Easter in 1203 [canonized 1224])

     St. Winebald of Troyes (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 650)

     Bl. Zephyrinus Agostini of Verona [Zefirino] (Italian, parish priest, founder of Ursuline Daughters of Mary Immaculate, died at age 82 in 1896 [beatified 1998])

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On April 7, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

     St. John Baptist de la Salle of Rheims [Jean-Baptiste] ["Father of Modern Education"] (French, priest, founder of Brothers of the Christian Schools [Christian Brothers], instituted the process of dividing students into grades, established the first school for teachers, started secondary schools and trade schools, died at age 67 in 1719 [beatified 1888, canonized 1900])


     Bl. Alexander
Rawlins of Gloucestershire (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1595 [beatified in 1929])

     St. Aphraates of Antioch (Syrian, hermit in Mesopotamia [Iraq], c. 345)

     St. Aybert of Crespin (French, Benedictine  priest, d. 1140)

     St. Brynach of Carn-Engyle (Irish, hermit in Wales, 5th Century)

     St. Calliopus of Pompeiopolis (Cilician [from part of what is now Turkey], martyred by inverted crucifixion c. 303)

     St. Celsus McAedh of Armagh (Irish, abbot, bishop, died at about age 50 in 1129)

     Bl. Christian of Douai (French, priest)

     Bl. Dominic of the Blessed Sacrament Iturrate Zubero of Dima [Domingo del Santisimo Sacramento] (Spanish, Trinitarian  priest, died [tuberculosis] at age 26 in 1927 [beatified 1983]) [commemorated by some on the 8th, by others on November 16]

     Bl. Eberhard of Schaeffhausen (Swiss, prince, Benedictine  monk, died at about age 60 in 1078)

     Bl. Edward Oldcorne of York (English, Jesuit  priest, tortured [racked] and martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 44 under James I in 1606 [beatified 1929])

     Sts. Epiphanius, Donatus, Rufinus, and ten companions (African, bishop and flock, early martyrs)

     St. Finan Cam of Munster (Irish, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. George the Younger of Mitylene (Greek, bishop, battled iconoclasm, c. 816)

     St. Gibardus of Luxeuil (French, Benedictine  abbot, martyred by Huns c. 888)

     St. Goran (Irish or Cornish, friend of St. Patrick, 6th Century)

     St. Hegesippus of Jerusalem ["Father of Church History"] (Palestinian, convert from Judaism, historian, c. 180)

     St. Henry Walpole of Docking (English, Jesuit  priest, tortured and martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 37 under Elizabeth I in 1595 [beatified 1929, canonized 1970])

     St. Hermann Joseph of Cologne (German, Norbertine  monk, mystical writer, died at about age 91 in 1241 [canonized 1958])

     Sts. Llewellwyn and Gwrnerth of Bardsey (Welsh, monks, 6th Century)

     Sts. Pelagius and Peleusius of Alexandria (Egyptian, priests, early martyr)

     Bl. Ralph Ashley of Yorkshire (English, Jesuit  brother, tortured [racked] and martyred by hanging under James I in 1606 [beatified 1929])

     St. Saturninus of Verona (Italian, bishop, c. 356)

     Bl. Ursulina of Parma (Italian, virgin, mystic, died at about age 34 in 1410)

     St. Villicus of Metz (French, bishop, d. 568)

     Bl. William Cufitella of Noto [Guglielmo] (Sicilian, Franciscan   tertiary, hermit for 70 years, d. 1411 [beatified 1537])

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On April 8, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Aedesius of Alexandria (Egyptian, philosopher, tortured and martyred by drowning c. 306)

     St. Amantius of Como (Italian, bishop, d. 440)

     Bl. August Czartoryski of Paris [Augusto] (Polish/Spanish exile born in France, son of a prince, disciple of St. John Bosco, Salesian  priest in Italy, died at age 35 in 1893 [beatified 2004])

     Bl. Clement of St. Elpidio of Osimo [Clemente di San Elpidio] (Italian, Augustinian  father general, d. 1291 [beatified 1761])

     St. Concessa of Carthage (North African [Tunisian], early martyr)

     St. Dionysius of Corinth (Greek, bishop, writer of epistles, c. 180)

     Sts. Herodion of Patras, Asyncritus of Marathon, and Phlegon of Hyrcania (Greek, bishops mentioned by St. Paul [Romans 16], martyred in 1st Century)

     Sts. Januarius, Maxima, and Macaria (African, early martyrs)

     Bl. Julian of St. Augustine Martinet of Medinaceli [Julian de San Agustin] (Spanish, tailor, hermit, Franciscan  brother, died at about age 65 in 1606 [beatified 1825])

     St. Julie Billiart of Cuvilly [baptized Marie-Rose-Julie] (French, peasant, co-foundress of Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame, died in Belgium at age 64 in 1816 [beatified 1906, canonized 1969])

     Bl. Mary of the Assumption Pallotta of Castello di Croce [Maria Assunta] [baptized Assunta Maria Liberta] (Italian, member of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, cook in house of sisters working with lepers in China, died of typhus at age 26 in 1905 [beatified 1954] [incorruptible])

     St. Perpetuus of Tours (French, bishop, c. 491)

     St. Redemptus of Ferentino (Italian, bishop, d. 586)

     St. Walter of Andainville [Gautier] (French, professor, Benedictine  abbot, died on Good Friday at about age 68 in 1099)

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On April 9, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Acacius of Amida (Mesopotamian [Iraqi], bishop, c. 422)

     Bl. Anthony Pavoni of Savigliano [Antonio] (Italian, Dominican  prior, inquisitor general for 14 years, friend of the poor, martyred [stabbed by seven heretics] at about age 48 in 1374 [beatified 1868]) [commemorated by some on February 3]

     Holy Martyrs of Bethzarbe (Mesopotamian [Iraqi] ... Bishop Heliodorus, priests, nuns, and nine thousand laity ... captured by pagan Persians, massacred in 362)

     St. Casilda of Briviesca (Spanish, daughter of Moslem ruler of Toledo, convert, hermitess, c. 1050)

     Bl. Celestina Faron of Zabrzez [Celestyna] [baptized Katarzyna (Catherine)] (Polish, Sister Servant of the Immaculate Conception, martyred by Nazis at Auschwitz [Poland] at age 30 in 1944 [beatified 1999])

     Sts. Demetrius, Concessus, Hilary, and companions (early martyrs)

     St. Dotto of the Orkneys (Scottish, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Eupsychius of Caesarea (Cappadocian [from part of what is now Turkey], newly-wed husband, defied apostate emperor, martyred in 362)

     St. Gaucher of Aureil (French, Augustinian  abbot, died at about age 80 in 1140)

     St. Hedda and 84 companions, of Peterborough (British, Benedictine  abbot and his monks, martyred by pagan Danes c. 870)

     St. Hugh of Rouen (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 730)

     Bl. Innocent of Berzo [Innocenzo] (Italian, Capuchin  priest, travelling preacher, died at about age 45 in 1890 [beatified 1961]) [commemorated by some on March 3, by others on September 28]

     Bl. John of Vespignano [Giovanni] (Italian, helper of civil war refugees, d. 1331 [beatified 1800])

 

     Bl. Lindalva Justo de Oliveira of Sitio Malhada da Areia (Brazilian, religious sister of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, caregiver in nursing home, martyred [stabbed] in defense of her virginity at age 39 on Good Friday in 1993 [beatified 2007])

     St. Madrun of Minster (British, widow, 5th Century)

     St. Marcellus of Avignon (French, bishop of Die, d. 474)

     Bl. Margaret Rutan of Metz [Marguerite] (French, religious of Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, cared for abandoned girls, victim of French Revolution, martyred [guillotined] at age 57 in 1794 [beatified 2011])

 

     St. Mary "of Cleophas" (Israelite, believed to be "the other Mary" [Matthew 27:56 and 61], mother of at least two disciples of Jesus, wife of Cleophas/Alphaeus, possibly a relative of the BVM and Jesus, 1st Century)

     Holy Martyrs of Massyla (African, early martyrs)

     St. Prochorus of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], one of seven original deacons, bishop, martyred in 1st Century)

     Bl. Reginald of Montesmarti [Rinaldo] (Italian, Dominican  friar, died at about age 56 in 1348 [beatified 1877])

     Holy Martyrs of Sirmium (Pannonian [Balkan region], seven virgins, martyred c. 303)

     Sts. Theodore, Askega, Swethin, Elfgete, Savinus, Egdred, Ulrick, Grimkeld, Agamund, and companions, of Croyland (British ... abbot, prior, subprior, deacon, subdeacon, acolytes, and others ... martyred by invading Danes c. 870)

     Bl. Thomas of Tolentino [Tommaso], Bl. James of Padua [Giacomo], Bl. Peter of Siena [Pietro], and Bl. Demetrius of Triflis [Demetrio] (Italian ... three Franciscans  and a layman ... missionaries en route to Ceylon [Sri Lanka] and China ... martyred [beheaded] by Moslems in India in 1321 [beatified 1894])

     Bl. Ubaldo Adimari of Florence (Italian, Servite  priest, died at about age 69 in 1315 [beatified 1821])

     St. Waldetrudis of Mons (Belgian, mother of four, widow, Benedictine  nun, d. 686)

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On April 10, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     Bl. Anthony Neyrot of Rivoli [Antonio] (Italian, Dominican  priest, kidnapped, repentant apostate, martyred by stoning in Tunisia at about age 36 in 1460 [beatified 1767])

     St. Apollonius of Alexandria (Egyptian, early martyr)

     St. Bademus of Bethlapeta (Persian [Iranian], nobleman, abbot, tortured and martyred by beheading in 376)

     St. Bede the Younger of Gavello (French, court official, Benedictine  monk in Italy, d. 883)

     Sts. Beocca, Ethor, and about 90 companions, of Surrey (British ... abbot, priest, and monks ... martyred by Danish invaders c. 870)

     Bl. Boniface Zlukowski of Baran-Rapa [Bonifacy] [baptized Piotr (Peter)] (Polish, Franciscan  brother, martyred by Nazis at Auschwitz [Poland] at age 29 in 1942 [beatified 1999])

     St. Fulbert of Laudun (French, bishop of Chartres, counselor to leaders, died at about age 69 in 1029)

     St. Gajan (Dacian [Romanian], deacon, martyred in 4th Century)

     St. Macarius of Ghent (Pisidian [from part of what is now Turkey], missionary bishop in Europe, died in Belgium in 1012)

     St. Malchus of Waterford (Irish, Benedictine  monk in England, bishop, d. 1110)

     Bl. Mark Fantucci of Bologna [Marco] (Italian, lawyer, Franciscan  priest, missionary preacher, d. 1479 [beatified 1868])

     St. Michael de Sanctis of Vich [Miguel] (Spanish, orphan, merchant's apprentice, Trinitarian  priest, monastic superior, died at age 33 in 1625 [beatified 1779, canonized 1862])

     St. Palladius of Auxerre (French, abbot, bishop, d. 661)

     St. Paternus of Abdinghof (Irish, Benedictine  hermit in Germany, d. 1058)

     Sts. Terence, Africanus, Pompeius, and 47 companions, of Carthage (African, tortured and martyred by beheading in 250)

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On April 11, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Stanislaus
of Szczepanow [Stanislaw ze Szczepanowa] (Polish, nobleman, bishop of Krakow, martyred by excommunicated king while celebrating Mass at about age 49 in 1079 [canonized 1253])


     St. Agericus
of Tours (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 680)

     St. Aid of Achad-Finglas (Irish, abbot)

     St. Antipas of Pergamum (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], bishop [named in Revelation 2], martyred [roasted in a bronze bull] c. 90)

     St. Barsanuphius of Gaza (Egyptian, hermit for 50 years, c. 540)

     St. Domnio and companions (early martyrs)

     St. Eustorgius of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor, priest, martyred c. 300)

     St. Gemma Galgani of Borgo Nuovo di Camigliano (Italian, orphan, raised seven siblings, Passionist   tertiary, virgin, stigmatist, visionary, died [tuberculosis] at age 25 on Holy Saturday in 1903 [beatified 1933, canonized 1940])

     Bl. George Gervase of Bosham (English, adventurer with Sir Francis Drake, Benedictine  priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under James I at about age 39 in 1608 [beatified 1929])

     St. Godeberta of Noyon (French, abbess, d. 700)

     St. Guthlac of Mercia (British, soldier, Benedictine  hermit, died at about age 41 in 714)

     St. Isaac of Monteluco (Syrian, hermit in Italy, c. 550)

     Bl. John of Cupramontana [Giovanni] (Italian, Camaldolese  hermit, d. 1303)

     Bl. Lanuin of Torre (German, Carthusian  prior, c. 1120 [beatified 1893]) [commemorated by his order on October 13]

     St. Machai of Bute (Irish, abbot, 5th Century)

     St. Maedhog of Clonmore (Irish, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Philip of Gortyna (Cretan, bishop, fought Gnostics, c. 180)

     Bl. Raynerius Inclusus of Osnabrück (German, hermit, d. 1237)

     Bl. Stephen [Etienne] and Bl. Hildebrand of Languedoc (French, Cistercian  abbot and monk, martyred by Albigensian heretics in 1209)

     Bl. Symforian Ducki of Warsaw [baptized Felix] (Polish, Capuchin  priest, martyred by Nazis at Auschwitz [Poland] at age 53 in 1942 [beatified 1999])

     Bl. Waltmann of Cambrai (French, Norbertine  abbot, d. 1138)
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On April 12, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     Bl. Alferio of Salerno (Italian, ambassador, Benedictine  abbot, died at about age 120 on Holy Thursday in 1050 [beatified 1893])

     Bl. Andrew of Mascioni [Andrea] (Italian, Augustinian  priest, died at about age 81 c.1479 [beatified 1764])

     St. Angel Carletti of Chivasso [Angelo] (Italian, lawyer, senator, Franciscan  priest, converted Moslems and heretics, died at about age 84 in 1495)

     St. Constantine of Gap (French, bishop, d. 529)

     St. Damian of Pavia (Italian, bishop, opposed the Monothelite heresy, d. 710)

     St. Erkemboden of Thérouanne (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 714)

     St. Joseph Mario Charles Alphonse Moscati of Benevento [Giuseppe Mario Carlo Alfonso] (Italian, medical doctor to soldiers and poor, university professor, researcher, died at age 46 in 1927 [beatified 1975, canonized 1987]) [commemorated by some on November 16]

     Pope St. Julius I of Rome (Italian, elected to papacy in 337, opposed the Arian heresy, reigned until death in 352)

     St. Mechtildis of Lappion (Scottish, hermitess, c. 1200)

     Bl. Meinhard of Yxkill (Latvian, Augustinian  friar, bishop, d. 1196)

     Bl. Peter of Montepiano [Pietro] (Italian, Vallumbrosan  abbot, hermit, d. 1098)

     St. Sabas the Goth and about fifty companions, of Targoviste (Romanian, lector and others, tortured and martyred by drowning in 372)

     St. Tetricus of Auxerre (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, martyred by the sword in 707)

     St. Victor of Braga (Portuguese, catechumen [received Baptism of blood], martyred by beheading c. 300)

     St. Vissia of Fermo (Italian, virgin, martyred c. 250)

     St. Wigbert of Friesland (missionary in Denmark, died in Ireland in 690)

     St. Zeno of Verona (North African, bishop in Italy, died at about age 70 c. 375)

     [Bl. Alferio died at the age of 120 on Holy Thursday, alone in his cell after he had celebrated the Mass and washed the feet of his brothers, including the future Pope Victor III.]

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On April 13, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

     Pope St. Martin I of Todi (Italian, papal nuncio, elected to papacy in 649, condemned Monothelite heresy, arrested, tortured, and exiled to Crimea by emperor, martyred by starvation [last pope martyred] in 655)


     St. Carpus
of Gordus and Sts. Papylus, Agathonica, and Agathodorus of Thyatira (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey] ... bishop, deacon, his sister, and their servant ... tortured and martyred [three burned, one scourged, to death] in 2nd or 3rd Century)

     Bl. Edward Catherick of Carlton and Bl. John Lockwood of Sowerby [alias Lascelles] (English, priests, martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Charles I at about ages 37 and 81 in 1642 [beatified 1929])

     St. Guinoc (Scottish, king's counselor, bishop, c. 838)

     St. Hermenegild of Seville (Visigoth in Spain, prince, opposed his Arian father, tortured and martyred [axed to death] at about age 34 in 585 [canonized 1585])

     Bl. Ida of Louvain (Belgian, Cistercian  nun, died at about age 89 c. 1300)

     Bl. Ida of Boulogne (French, daughter of duke, wife of count, widow, Benedictine oblate, died at about age 73 in 1113)

     Bl. James Guidi of Certaldo [Jacomo] (Italian, Camaldolese  monk for over 60 years, parish priest, d. 1292)

     Bl. Margaret of (Città di) Castello [Margherita] (Italian, blind, lame, hunchbacked midget, imprisoned and then abandoned by her parents, Dominican   tertiary, virgin, died at about age 33 in 1320 [beatified 1609] [incorruptible])

     St. Martius of Auvergne (French, hermit, abbot, c. 530)

     Sts. Maximus, Dadas, and Quintilianus, of Dorostorum (Bulgarian, biological brothers, martyred by beheading in 303)

     Bl. Roland Mary Rivi of San Valentino [Rolando Maria] (Italian, minor seminarian, tortured and martyred [shot] by communists at age 14 in 1945 [beatified 2013])

     Bl. Scubilionis Rousseau of Annay-la-Côte [baptized Jean-Baptiste-Bernard (John Baptist Bernard)] (French, religious of the Christian Brothers on Reunion, died at age 70 in 1867 [beatified 1989])

     Bl. Stanislaus Starowiejski of Ustrobna [Stanislaw] (Polish, layman, martyred by Nazis at Dachau [Germany] at age 45 in 1941 [beatified 1999])

     St. Ursus of Ravenna (Sicilian, nobleman, bishop in Italy, d. 396)

[Having seen St. Agathodorus scourged to death, St. Carpus told his pagan persecutors:

     "I am a Christian, I worship Christ, the Son of God, who came in these latter times for our salvation and delivered us from the snares of the devil. I will not sacrifice to such idols. The living do not sacrifice to the dead ... (the gods) look like men, but they are unfeeling. Deprive them of your veneration ... and they will be defiled by dogs and crows."]

 

[Bl. John Lockwood worked covertly in England, as an "illegal" Catholic priest, for 44 years until his arrest and martyrdom at age 81!]

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On April 14, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Abundius of Rome (Italian, sacristan of Basilica of St. Peter, c. 564)

     Sts. Anthony [Antanas, also called "Kukley"], Eustace [Ustas, also called "Nizilon"], and John [Jonas, also called "Milhey"] (Lithuanian, young noblemen, defied pagan king, martyred by hanging from tree in 1342)

     St. Ardalion (actor, martyred by roasting c. 300)

     St. Benedict the Bridge-Builder of Hermillon [Bénezet] (French, shepherd, visionary, died at about age 21 in 1184 [incorruptible])

     St. Bernard of Abbeville (French, Benedictine  abbot, died at about age 70 in 1117 [beatified 1861])

     St. Caradoc of Llandaff (Welsh, harpist, abbot, d. 1124)

     Bl. Conrad of Hildesheim [Corrado] (Italian, Franciscan  missionary in Germany, died at about age 45 c. 1235)

     St. Domnina and companion, of Terni (Italian, virgins, early martyrs)

     St. Fronto of Nitria (Egyptian, desert hermit, 2nd Century)

     St. Hedweg (Norbertine  nun, d. 1200)

     St. Lambert of Lyons (French, courtier, Benedictine  abbot, archbishop, d. 688)

     Bl. Lidwina of Schiedam (Dutch, virgin, visionary, survived on the Blessed Sacrament alone for 19 years, died 5 days before her 53rd birthday in 1433 [beatified 1890])

     St. Peter González of Astorga [Pedro] (Spanish, nobleman, Dominican  priest, crusader, died at about age 55 in 1246 [beatified 1254, canonized 1741])

     St. Proculus of Terni (Italian, bishop, martyred in 319)

     Bl. Ralph of Sisteron [Raoul] (French, Cistercian  abbot, bishop, d. 1241)

     St. Tassach of Raholp (Irish, disciple of St. Patrick [to whom he gave last rites], artisan, bishop, c. 495)

     St. Thomais of Alexandria (Egyptian, wife, martyred by father-in-law defending chastity in 476)

     Sts. Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, of Rome (Italian, martyred c. 190)

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On April 15, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     Sts. Basilissa and Anastasia, of Rome (Italian, noblewomen, buried Sts. Peter and Paul, mutilated and martyred by beheading, 1st Century)

     Bl. Caesar de Bus of Cavillon [Cesar] (French, priest, devoted to catechesis, founded men's and women's religious congregations, died at age 63 on Easter in 1607 [beatified 1975])

     St. Crescens of Myra (Lycian [from part of what is now Turkey], early martyr by burning)

     St. Eutychius of Ferentino (early martyr)

     St. Hunna of Alsace ["Holy Washerwoman"] (French, noblewoman, devoted to the poor, d. 679 [canonized 1520])

     Bl. Laurentinus Sossius of Valrovina (Italian, boy aged 5 years, martyred in 485 [beatified 1867])

     Sts. Maro, Eutyches, and Victorinus, of Rome (Italian, martyred [stabbed; hung upside down over a sulphur spring; beheaded] c. 99)

     Sts. Maximus and Olympiades (Persian [Iranian], noblemen, martyred [beaten with iron bars] in 251)

     St. Mundus of Argyle (Scottish, abbot, c. 962)

     Bl. Nidger of Augsburg (German, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, c. 829)

     St. Padarn of Vannes (French, bishop, c. 500)

     St. Ruadan of Lothra (Irish, abbot, d. 584)

     St. Silvester of Réome (French, abbot, c. 625)

     Sts. Theodore and Pausilipus (martyred in Asia Minor [Turkey] c. 130)

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On April 16, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     Bl. Archangel Canetuli of Bologna [Arcangelo] (Italian, Augustinian  canon, d. 1513)

     St. Benedict Joseph Labre of Amettes [Benoit] ["Beggar of Perpetual Adoration"] (French, rejected by three religious orders, Franciscan tertiary, wandered Europe on pilgrimage, mystic, died in Rome at age 35 in 1783 [beatified 1859, canonized 1883])

     Sts. Caius and Crementius of Zaragoza (Spanish, martyred in 304)

     Sts. Callistus, Charisius, and seven companions, of Corinth (Greek, martyred by drowning)

     St. Contardo the Pilgrim of Este (Italian, nobleman, pilgrim to Compostela, died in Spain 1249)

     St. Drogo of Epinoy (Belgian, penitential pilgrim, shepherd, hermit, died in France at about age 81 c. 1189)

     Holy Martyrs of Zaragoza (Spanish, eighteen men and women martyred c. 304)
----- [Optatus, Lupercus, Successus, Martial, Urban, Julia, Quintilian, Publius, Fronto, Felix, Caecilian, Eventius, Primitivus, Apodemius, and four named Saturninus]

     Bl. Elias of Cologne (Irish, Benedictine  abbot in Germany, d. 1042)

     St. Encratia of Zaragoza (Portuguese, virgin, unspeakably tortured and martyred in Spain c. 304)

     St. Fructuosus of Palencia (Spanish, hermit, abbot, bishop of Dumium, archbishop of Braga in Portugal, d. 665)

     St. Harvey of Tours [Herve] (French, hermit, d. 1021)

     Bl. Joachim Piccolomini of Siena [Gioacchino] (Italian, nobleman, Servite  brother, died at about age 47 in 1305 [beatified 1609])

     St. Lambert of Zaragoza (Spanish, servant, martyred by his Moslem master c. 900)

     St. Magnus of Orkney (Norwegian, earl, frequent visitor to Ireland and Scotland, martyred at about age 38 in 1116 [beatified 1898])

     St. Marie-Bernarde Soubirous of Lourdes [nicknamed Bernadette] [baptized Maria Bernarda (Occitan language)] (French, poor shepherdess, received visions of Mary as "Immaculate Conception" at Lourdes, member of Sisters of Charity, died at age 35 in 1879 [beatified 1925, canonized 1933] [incorruptible])

     St. Paternus of Llanabarn Fawr (French, abbot in Wales, 5th Century)

     St. Paternus of Poitiers (French, hermit, bishop of Avranches, c. 574)

     St. Turibius of Astorga (Spanish, bishop, c. 460)

     St. Turibius of Palencia (Spanish, abbot, c. 528)

     St. Vaise of Saintes (French, imprisoned for giving his rich family's property to poor, martyred c. 500)

     Bl. William Gnoffi of Polizzi [Guglielmo] (Italian, hermit, c. 1317)

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On April 17, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     Pope St. Anicetus of Emesa (Syrian, elected to papacy in 155, opposed Gnostics and Marcionists, reigned until death by martyrdom in 166)

     Bl. Clare Gambacorta of Pisa [Chiara] [baptized Victoria] (Italian, widow at age 15, Dominican  nun, died at about age 56 in 1419 [beatified 1830])

     St. Donnan and 51 companions, of Eigg (Irish, monks, martyred by fire and sword while celebrating Easter Vigil c. 618)

     Bl. Eberhard of Marchtal (German, Norbertine  monk, d. 1178)

     Sts. Elias, Paul, and Isidore, of Cordova (Spanish, priest and disciples, martyred by Moslems in 856)

     Sts. Fortunatus and Marcian (Syrian or African, early martyrs)

     Bl. Gervinus of Oudenburg (Belgian, hermit, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1117)

     Bl. Henry Heath of Peterborough (English, Franciscan  priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 44 under Charles I in 1643 [beatified 1987])

     St. Innocent of Tortona (Italian, bishop, tortured but escaped, c. 350)

     Bl. James of Cerqueto [Giacomo] (Italian, Augustinian  friar, died at about age 80 in 1367 [beatified 1895])

     St. Landericus of Soignies (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, c. 730)

     St. Mappalicus and 17 companions, of Carthage (North African, tortured and martyred by starvation in 250)

     St. Pantagathus of Vienne (French, courtier, bishop, d. 540)

     Sts. Peter and Hermogenes of Antioch (deacon and servant, early martyrs)

     St. Potentienne (Spanish, virgin, 7th Century)

     St. Robert de Turlande of Chaise-Dieu (French, Benedictine  abbot, died at about age 66 in 1067 [canonized 1095])

     St. Stephen Harding of Sherborne (English, Benedictine  monk, co-founder and abbot of Order of Cistercians in France, died at about age 74 in 1134 [canonized 1623])

     St. Wando of Fontenelle (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 756)

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On April 18, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Agia of Mons (Belgian, Benedictine  nun, c. 714)

     Bl. Andrew Hibernon of Alcantarilla [Andres] (Spanish, Franciscan  brother, died at age 67 in 1602 [beatified 1791])

     St. Apollonius the Apologist of Rome (Italian, senator, tortured and martyred by beheading c. 190)

     St. Calocerus of Brescia (Italian, army officer, early martyr)

     St. Cogitosus of Kildare (Irish, monk, biographer of St. Brigid, 8th Century)

     St. Corebus of Messina (Sicilian, prefect, martyred c. 138)

     St. Deicola of Bosham (British, founder of abbey, 7th Century)

     Sts. Eleutherius and Anthia of Illyrium (Greek, bishop and his mother, tortured and martyred c. 138)

     St. Eusebius of Fano (Italian, bishop, d. 526)

     St. Galdino of Milan (Italian, nobleman, cardinal archbishop, papal legate, died in his pulpit at about age 76 in 1176)

     St. Gebuinus of Lyons (French, archbishop, d. 1080)

     Bl. Idesbald of Dunes (Belgian, Cistercian  abbot, died at about age 67 in 1167 [beatified 1894])

     Bl. James of Oldo [Giacomo] (Italian, Franciscan   tertiary, widower, priest, prophet, died at about age 40 in 1404 [incorruptible])

     St. John of Janina (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], tailor, martyred [buried alive] in 1526)

     St. Laserian of Leighlin (Irish, nobleman, abbot, bishop, c. 639) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     Bl. Luke Passi of Bergamo [Luca] (Italian, diocesan priest, founded Institute of the Sisters of St. Dorothy, died at age 77 in 1866 [beatified 2013])

     Bl. Mary Ann Blondin of Terrebonne [Marie-Anne] [baptized Esther] (Canadian [from Quebec province], virgin, founded Congregation of Religious of St. Anne, died at age 80 in 1890 [beatified 2001]) [On Canadian "particular calendar"]

     Bl. Mary of the Incarnation Acarie of Paris [Marie de l'Incarnation] [baptized Barbé (Barbara), nee Avrillot] (French, mother of six, widow, mystic, Discalced Carmelite, died at age 52 in 1618 [beatified 1791])

     St. Peter of St. Joseph Betancur of Villaflores [Pedro de San Jose] ["The St. Francis of the Americas"] (Spanish [from Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands], shepherd, Franciscan  tertiary in Guatemala, founder of Congregation of Hospitalers Bethlehemite, died at age 47 in 1667 [beatified 1980, canonized 2002])

     St. Perfectus of Cordova (Spanish, priest, martyred by Moslems on Easter in c. 850)

     Bl. Roman Archutowski of Karolin (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Majdanek [Poland] at age 60 in 1943 [beatified 1999])

     Bl. Savina Petrilli of Siena (Italian, virgin, founded Institute of the Poor Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, died at age 71 in 1923 [beatified 1988])

     St. Wicterp of Augsburg (German, bishop, d. 749)

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On April 19, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     Bl. Bernard the Penitent of Provence (French, pilgrim, hermit, Benedictine  monk, d. 1182)

     Bl. Burchard of Bellevaux (French, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1164)

     Bl. Conrad de' Miliani of Ascoli Piceno [Corrado] (Italian, Franciscan  missionary priest in Libya, cardinal, advisor to pope, died at about age 54 in 1289 [beatified 1783])

     St. Crescentius of Florence (Italian, deacon, c. 396)

     St. Elphege of Winchester (British, nobleman, Benedictine  abbot, archbishop, martyred [axed] by Danish pagans at about age 59 in 1012)

     St. Emma of Bremen (German, widow, miracle worker, patron of the poor, 11th Century)

     St. George of Antioch (Pisidian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop, opposed Iconoclasts, d. 814)

     St. Geroldus of Einsiedeln (German, Benedictine  monk, hermit, d. 978)

     Sts. Hermogenes, Gaius, Expeditus, Aristonicus, Rufus, and Galata, of Melitene (Armenian, early martyrs)

     Bl. James Duckett of Gilfortrigs (English, seller of [illegal] Catholic books, martyred [hanged] under Elizabeth I in 1602 [beatified 1929])

     King St. Lazarus of Moyenmoutier (from an Eastern land, pilgrim to Rome and Gaul, 10th Century)

     Pope St. Leo IX of Toul [baptized Bruno] (French, military officer, bishop, elected to papacy in 1049, reigned until death at age 46 in 1054 [canonized 1082])

     St. Paphnutius of Jerusalem (priest, early martyr in Palestine)

     Sts. Socrates and Dionysius (Pamphylian [from part of what is now Turkey], martyred by stabbing in 275)

     St. Timon (Israelite, one of first seven deacons [Acts 6], martyred by crucifixion in Greece in 1st Century)

     St. Ursmar of Lobbes (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, missionary in Belgium, d. 713)

     St. Vincent of Collioure (French, martyred c. 304)

     St. Werner of Oberwessel (Germany, house servant, glass-blower, martyred at age 14 on Holy Thursday in 1275)

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On April 20, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Agnes of Gracchiano Vecchio [also known as Agnes of Montepulciano] [Agnese] (Italian, Franciscan  sister from age 9, abbess from age 15 to 35, Dominican  prioress, visionary, died at about age 48 in 1317 [beatified 1534, canonized 1726] [incorruptible])

     Bl. Anthony Page of Harrow (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 28 under Elizabeth I in 1593 [beatified 1987])

     St. Beuno of Clynnog Fawr (Welsh, abbot, c. 630) [On Welsh "particular calendar"]

     King St. Caedwalla (Welsh, warlike king of Wessex, abdicated to convert, died at about age 30 in 689 in Rome just days after baptism by pope)

     Bl. Claire Bosatta of Pianello [Chiara] (Italian, virgin, religious of the Institute of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, died at age 28 in 1887 [beatified 1991])

     Bl. Dominic Vernagalli of Pisa [Domenico] (Italian, Camaldolese  monk, died at about age 37 in 1218 [beatified 1854])

     Bl. Francis Page of Antwerp (Belgian, Jesuit  priest in England, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1602 [beatified 1929])

     St. Gundebert (French, courtier, monk in Ireland, martyred by pagan invaders in 8th Century)

     Bl. Harduin of Fontenelle (French, Benedictine  monk, copyist of the Church Fathers, hermit, d. 811)

     St. Heliane of Lauriano (Italian, virgin, 9th Century)

     St. Hugh of Anzy-le-Duc (French, Benedictine  prior, c. 930)

     Bl. James Bell of Warrington and Bl. John Finch of Eccleston (English, priest and married farmer/catechist, tortured and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Elizabeth I [at ages _?_ and 35] in 1584 [beatified 1929])

     Bl. John of God's Grace [Jean-de-Grace-Dieu] (French, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1280)

     Sts. Marcellinus of Embrun, Vincent, and Domninus (African, bishop and missionaries in France, c. 374)

     St. Marcian of Auxerre (French, monk, shepherd, c. 488)

     Bl. Margaret of Amelia [Margherita] (Italian, Benedictine  abbess, mystic, d. 1666)

     Bl. Richard Sergeant of Gloucestershire [alias Lee or Long] (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1586 [beatified 1987])

     Bl. Robert Watkinson of Heminbrough (English, priest, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 23 in 1602 [beatified 1929])

     Bl. Simon Rinalducci of Todi [Simone] (Italian, Augustinian  provincial, d. 1322 [beatified 1833])

     Sts. Sulpicius and Servilian of Rome (Italian, martyred by beheading c. 117)

     St. Theodore Trichinas of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], hermit, c. 330)

     St. Theotimus of Tomi (Romanian, bishop, d. 407)

     Sts. Victor, Zoticus, Zeno, Acindynus, Caesareus, Severian, Chrysophorus, Theonas, and Antoninus, of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor, martyred c. 303)

     Bl. William Thomson of Blackburn [or Thompson, alias Blackburn] (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 26 under Elizabeth I in 1586 [beatified 1987])

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On April 21, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Anselm
of Aosta [Anselmo] ["Doctor of Scholasticism"] (Italian, nobleman, Benedictine  abbot in France, archbishop of Canterbury in England, theologian, counselor to pope and king, Doctor of the Church, died at about age 75 during Holy Week in 1109 [canonized 1492])


     St. Anastasius I
of Antioch (Syrian, patriarch (bishop), d. 599)

     St. Anastasius of Sinai (Palestinian, hermit in Egypt, c. 678)

     Sts. Apollo, Isacius, and Crotates of Rome (Italian, servants of evil emperor's wife, martyred [one by beheading, two by starvation] c. 302)

     Sts. Arator, Fortunatus, Felix, Silvius, and Vitalis, of Alexandria (Egyptian, priest and disciples, early martyrs)

     Bl. Bartholomew of Savigliano [Bartolomeo] (Italian, Dominican  prior, inquisitor, martyred [stabbed to death] by Catharist heretics at about age 45 in 1466 [beatified 1853])

     St. Conrad Birndorfer of Parzham [Konrad] [baptized Johann (John) Evangelist] (Bavarian, farmer, Capuchin  priest, doorkeeper for 40 years, died at age 75 in 1894 [beatified 1930, canonized 1934])

     St. Cyprian of Brescia (Italian, bishop, d. 582)

     Bl. Fastred de Cavamiez of Cambron (French, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1163)

     St. Frodulphus of Barjon (French, Benedictine  monk, hermit, c. 750)

     Bl. John Saziari of Cagli [Giovanni] (Italian, farmer, Franciscan   tertiary, celibate, died at about age 43 in 1371 [beatified 1980])

     St. Malrubius of Bangor (Irish, missionary and abbot in Scotland, martyred c. 724)

     St. Simeon Barsabae, Shadost, Barba'shmin, Abdechalas, Ananias, Usthazanes, Pusicius, Pherbutha, and about 100 companions, of Seleucia and Ctesiphon (Persian ... bishops, priests, and disciples ... tortured and martyred [most beheaded, some sawn in half] by Zoroastrian pagans in 341)

     Bl. Walter of Mondsee (Austrian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1158)

[Prayer by St. Conrad of Parzham:]

     I have come to spend a few moments with Thee, O Jesus, and in spirit I prostrate myself in the dust before Thy Holy Tabernacle to adore Thee, my Lord and God, in deepest humility.

     Once more a day has come to its close, dear Jesus, another day that brings me nearer to the grave and my beloved heavenly home.  Once more, O Jesus, my heart longs for Thee, the true Bread of Life, which contains all sweetness and relish.

     O my Jesus, mercifully grant me pardon for the faults and ingratitutde of this day, and come to me to refresh my poor heart which longs for Thee. As the deer pants for the waters, as the parched earth longs for the dew of heaven, even so does my poor heart long for Thee, Thou Fount of Life.

     I love Thee, O Jesus, I hope in Thee, I love Thee, and out of love for Thee I regret sincerely all my sins. May Thy peace and Thy benediction be mine now and always and for all eternity. Amen.

 

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On April 22, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Abdiesus (Persian [Iranian], deacon, martyred in 4th Century)

     St. Abrosimus (Persian, priest, martyred by stoning in 342)

     Sts. Acepsimas of Hnaita, James, Joseph of Bethcatuba, and Aithala of Bethnudra (Persian ... bishop, priests, and deacon ... martyred in 376)

     Pope St. Agapitus I of Rome (Italian, archdeacon, elected to papacy in 535, vigorously opposed Monophysite heresy, reigned until death in Constantinople in 536)

     Sts. Arwald and Arwald (British, sons of a prince [by whose name both are known], martyred by a pagan king in 686)

     Sts. Azadanes, Azades, Tharba, and companions (Persian ... deacon, courtier, and others ... martyred in 342)

     Pope St. Caius [also called Gaius] (Dalmatian [Croatian], elected to papacy in 283, reigned until martyrdom c. 296)

     Sts. Epipodius and Alexander of Lyons (French, young celibate bachelors, tortured and martyed [one beheaded, one crucified] in 178)

     Bl. Francis Venimbene of Fabriano [Francesco] (Italian, Franciscan  priest, disciple of St. Bonaventure, died at about age 70 c. 1322 [beatified 1775])

     St. Leo of Sens (French, bishop, d. 541)

     St. Leonides of Alexandria (Egyptian, father of seven [one being Origen], philosopher, martyred by beheading in 202)

     St. Mareas and hundreds of companions (Persian ... 22 bishops, over 200 priests, also monks, nuns, and vast number of laymen, martyred by pagans in 342)

     Bl. Maria Gabriella Sagheddu of Borgali (Sardinian [Italian], shepherdess, Trappistine  nun, died at about age 24 in 1939 [beatified 1983] [incorruptible])

     St. Opportuna of Montreuil (French, Benedictine  abbess, d. 770)

     St. Parmenius, Helimenas, Chrysotelus, Luke, and Mucius (Mesopotamian [Iraqi], three priests and two deacons, martyred by beheading c. 250)

     St. Rufus of Glendalough (Irish, hermit, 3rd Century?)

     St. Segnorin of Basto (Spanish?, Benedictine  abbess in Portugal, d. 982)

     Pope St. Soter of Fondi (Italian, elected to papacy in 166, opposed Montanist heresy, reigned until death [probably by martyrdom] in 174)

     St. Theodore of Sykeon (Galatian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop of Anastasiopolis, healer, d. 613)

     Bl. Wolfhelm of Brauweiler (German, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1091)

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On April 23, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Adalbert
of Libice [baptized Vojtech] ["Apostle of Bohemia"] (Czech, nobleman, Benedictine  monk, bishop of Prague, missionary, martyred in Poland at about age 40 in 997) [Commemorated in England on April 24]

     St. George the Great of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], soldier, tortured and martyred by beheading in Palestine perhaps at age 23 c. 304)


     Sts. Felix, Fortunatus, and Achilleus,
of Vienne (French, priest and deacons, martyred in 212)

     St. Gerald of Cologne (German, nobleman, bishop of Toul, died at about age 59 in 994)

     Bl. Gerard of Orchimont (French, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1138)

     Bl. Giles of Assisi [Egidio] (Italian, disciple of St. Francis, missionary to Tunisian Moslems, hermit in Italy, d. 1262)

     Bl. Giles of Saumur [Gilles] (French, king's chaplain, crusader, bishop of Damietta, archbishop of Tyre in Lebanon, died in Belgium in 1266)

     Bl. Helen dei Cavalcanti of Udine [Elena] [nee Valentini] (Italian, mother, widow, Augustinian   tertiary, died at about age 61 in 1458 [beatified 1848])

     St. Ibar of Meath (Irish? disciple of St. Patrick, bishop, 5th Century)

     St. Marolus of Milan (Syrian, bishop in Italy, d. 423)

     Bl. Teresa Mary of the Cross Manetti of Florence [Teresa Maria della Croce] (Italian, Carmelite   tertiary, died at age 64 in 1910 [beatified 1986])

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On April 24, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Fidelis
Rey of Sigmaringen [baptized Mark] (German, lawyer, philosophy teacher, Capuchin  priest, martyred by heretics in Switzerland at age 43 in 1622 [beatified 1729, canonized 1746])


     St. Alexander and 34 companions (Greek and French, martyred in France in 177)

     St. Authaire of La Ferté (French, courtier, 7th Century)

     St. Benedict Menni Figini of Milan [Benedetto] [baptized Angelo Ercole (Angel Hercules)] (Italian, priest in Order of St. John of God Hospitaller, founded Congregation of Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, cared for elderly/abandoned children/polio victims/mentally ill, died in France at age 73 in 1914 [beatified 1985, canonized 1999])

     Sts. Bova and Doda of Rheims (French, aunt and niece, Benedictine  abbesses, 7th Century)

     Bl. Corona of Elche (Spanish, Benedictine  nun)

     St. Deodatus of Blois (French, hermit or abbot, c. 525)

     St. Dyfnan of Anglesey (Welsh, chieftain's son, 5th Century)

     St. Egbert of Rathemigisi (British, Benedictine  monk in Ireland and Scotland, d. 729)

     Sts. Eusebius, Neon, Leontius, Longinus, and four companions (Palestinian?, early martyrs)

     Bl. Francis Colmenario [Francisco] (Spanish, missionary priest to Caribbean isles and Guatemala, d. 1590)

     St. Gregory of Elvira (Spanish, bishop, opposed Arian heresy, c. 394)

     St. Honorius of Brescia (Italian, hermit, bishop, c. 586)

     St. Ives of Huntingdonshire (Persian [Iranian], hermit in England, bishop, 7th Century?)

     St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier of Noirmoutier [Marie-Euphrasie] [baptized Rose-Virginie (Rose Virginia)] (French, member and superior of Institute of Our Lady of Charity and Refuge, foundress of related [but contemplative] Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, died at age 71 in 1868 [beatified 1933, canonized 1940])

     St. Mellitus of Rome (Italian, Benedictine  abbot in Italy and England, bishop of London, archbishop of Canterbury, d. 624)

     St. Musa of Rome (Italian, girl, mystic, 6th Century)

     St. Sabas and 70 companions (officer and others, martyred in Rome in 272)

     St. William Firmatus of Saint-Venance [Guillaume] (French, hermit, d. 1103)

[From St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier:]

     "The Blessed Sacrament is the first and supreme object of our worship. We must preserve in the depths of our hearts a constant and uninterrupted, profound adoration of this precious pledge of Divine Love."

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On April 25, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Mark [also known as John Mark] (Israelite, relative of St. Barnabas, companion of St. Paul, evangelist, martyred in Egypt c. 68-75) [Feast observed in Australia and New Zealand on April 26, to allow for celebration of ANZAC Day on April 25]


     St. Anianus
of Alexandria (Egyptian, shoemaker, disciple of St. Mark, bishop, 1st Century)

     Bl. Boniface of Valperga [Bonifacio] (Italian, Benedictine  monk, Augustinian  prior, bishop of Aosta, d. 1243 [beatified 1890])

     St. Erminus of Laon (French, Benedictine  monk, bishop of Lobbes, d. 737)

     Sts. Evodius, Hermogenes, and Callistus (early martyrs)

     St. John Baptist Piamarta of Brescia [Giovanni Battista] (Italian, priest, died at about age 72 in 1913 [beatified 1997, canonized 2012])

     St. Heribald of Auxerre (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, c. 857)

     St. Kebius of Cornwall (French?, missionary bishop in British Isles, 4th Century)

     St. Macaille of Croghan (Irish, bishop, c. 489)

     St. Mella of Doire-Melle (Irish, widow, abbess, c. 780)

     St. Phaebadius of Agen (French, bishop, opposed Arian heresy, c. 392)

     Sts. Philo and Agathopodes of Antioch (Syrian, disciples of St. Ignatius, deacons, c. 150)

     Blessed Martyrs of Rancho San Joaquín (2 Mexican and 1 Spanish, two priests and one layman, martyred [shot] by anticlerical government in 1927 [beatified 2005])
----- Bl. Andrew
Solá y Molist of Can Vilarrasa [Andrés] (Spanish, Claretian  priest, died at age 31)
----- Bl. Joseph Trinity
Rangel Montaño of Dolores Hidalgo [José Trinidad] (Mexican, diocesan priest, died at age 39)
----- Bl. Leonard
Pérez Larios of Lagos de Moreno [Leonardo] (Mexican, single layman, died at age 43)

     St. Robert of Siracusa [Roberto] (Sicilian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 1000)

     Bl. Robert Anderton and Bl. William Marsden, both of Lincolnshire (English, priests, martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Elizabeth I both at about age 25 in 1586 [beatified 1929])

     St. Stephen of Antioch (Syrian, patriarch (bishop), opposed Monophysite heresy, martyred by heretics at the altar in 481)
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On April 26, we members of the Catholic Church family may celebrate the old feast of the Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Good Counsel.

We also honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     Bl. Alda of Siena (Italian, widow, tertiary of the Humiliati [Holy Humility of Mary] order], devoted to alms and mortification, died at about age 60 in 1309)

     St. Basileus of Amasea (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], bishop, martyred by drowning in 319)

     St. Clarence of Vienne (French, bishop, c. 620)

     Pope St. Cletus of Rome [also known as Anacletus] (Italian, third pope, elected in 76, reigned until martyrdom c. 88)

     Bl. Dominic [Domingo] and Bl. Gregory [Gregorio], of Besians (Dominican  missionary priests in Moslem Spain, d. 1300 [beatified 1854])

     St. Exuperantia of Troyes (French, virgin, d. 380?)

     St. Franca Visalta of Piacenza (Italian, Cistercian  abbess, died at about age 48 in 1218)

     Bl. John of Valence [Jean] (French, Cistercian  abbot, bishop, d. 1146 [beatified 1901])

     St. Lucidius of Verona (Italian, bishop, 4th Century)

     Pope St. Marcellinus of Rome (Italian, elected to papacy in 296, reigned until death in 304)

     St. Paschasius Radbertus of Soissons (French, foundling raised by monks, Benedictine  abbot, hermit, writer, died at about age 75 in 865)

     St. Peter of Braga (Portuguese, bishop, martyred in 6th Century?)

     St. Raphael Arnaiz Baron of Burgos [Rafael] (Spanish, member of Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance [Trappists], died at age 27 in 1938 [beatified 1992, canonized 2009])

     St. Richarius of Centula (French, missionary priest, abbot, hermit, d. 645)

     Bl. Stanislaus Kubista of Kostuchna [Stanislaw] (Polish, Divine Word Missionaries  priest, martyred by Nazis at Sachsenhausen [Germany] at age 41 in 1940 [beatified 1999])

     St. Trudpert of Munstethal (Irish, hermit in Germany, abbot, martyred c. 644)

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On April 27, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

 

     St. Adelelmus of Flanders (Belgian, hermit, d. 1152)

     St. Anthimus of Nicomedia (Bithynian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop, martyred [beheaded] in 303)

     Bl. Anthony de' Patrizi of Siena [Antonio] (Italian, Augustinian  superior, died at about age 31 in 1311 [beatified 1804])

     St. Asicus of Elphin (Irish, disciple of St. Patrick, coppersmith, bishop, c. 490) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     Sts. Castor and Stephen of Tarsus (Cilician [from part of what is now Turkey], early martyrs)

     St. Enoder (Welsh, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Floribert of Liége (French, bishop, d. 746)

     Bl. Hosanna Kosic of Kumano [baptized Catherine] (Montenegran, Greek Orthodox reconciled to Catholicism, shepherdess, Dominican   tertiary, died at about age 72 in 1565 [beatified 1934])

     Bl. James of Bitetto [Jakov] (Dalmatian [Croatian], Franciscan  brother in Italy, cook, mystic [miracles, levitation], c. 1485 [beatified 1700] [incorruptible])

     St. John of Constantinople (from what is now Turkey, abbot, opposed iconoclast heresy, d. 813)

     St. Laurence Nguyen Van Huong of Tonkin (Vietnamese, priest, martyred by beheading at about age 52 c. 1855 [beatified 1909, canonized 1988])

     St. Liberalis of Ancona (Italian, priest, opposed Arian heresy, c. 400)

     Bl. Maria Antonia Bandres y Elosegui of Tolosa (Spanish, religious sister, died at age 21 in 1919 [beatified 1996])

     Bl. Mary Ann of Jesus Navarra de Guevara of Madrid [Mariana] ["The Lily of Madrid"] (Spanish, Discalced Mercedarian  nun, died at age 59 in 1624 [beatified 1783] [incorruptible])

     St. Maughold of Man (Irish, prince, disciple of St. Patrick, bishop on Isle of Man, c. 488)

     Bl. Nicholas Roland of Rheims [Nicolas] (French, priest, founder of Sisters of the Infant Jesus, spiritual father of St. John Baptist de la Salle [founder of Christian Brothers], died at age 35 in 1678 [beatified 1994])

     Bl. Peter Armengol of Tarragona [Pedro] (Spanish, nobleman, Mercedarian, hostage for eighteen Christian children in Africa, tortured, died at about age 66 in 1304 [beatified 1686])

     St. Tertullian of Bologna (Italian, bishop, c. 490)

     St. Theodore of Tabenna (Egyptian, abbot, c. 368)

     St. Theophilus of Brescia (Italian, bishop, c. 427)

     St. Winebald of Beverley (British, Benedictine  abbot, c. 731)

     St. Zita of Monte Sagrati (Italian, domestic servant, virgin, died at about age 53 in 1278 [canonized 1696])

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On April 28, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Louis Mary
Grignon of Montfort [Louis-Marie] (French, missionary priest, writer, co-founded Daughters of Wisdom, died at age 43 in 1716 [beatified 1888, canonized 1947])

     St. Peter Louis Mary Chanel of Cuet [Pierre-Louis-Marie] (French, parish priest, Marist  missionary priest in Oceania, martyred at age 37 in 1841 [beatified 1889, canonized 1954])


     Bl. Adalbero
of Augsburg (German, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 909)

     Sts. Aphrodisius, Caralippus, Agapitus, and Eusebius (martyred in 1st Century)

     St. Artemius of Sens (French, bishop, d. 609)

     St. Cronan of Roscrea (Irish, abbot, c. 626)

     St. Gerard the Pilgrim (British, died in Italy c. 639)

     Bl. Gerard of Bourgogne (French, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1172)

     St. Jane Frances Molla of Magenta [Giovanna Francesca, nicknamed Gianna] [nee Beretta] (Italian, wife, mother of four, surgeon, pediatrician, died a "pro-life martyrdom" at age 39 just after giving birth in 1962 [beatified 1994, canonized 2004])

     St. John Baptist Dinh Van Thanh of Nong Khe [Gioan Baotixita Ðinh Van Thanh] (Vietnamese, layman, catechist, martyred [beheaded] at about age 44 in 1840 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     Bl. Joseph Cebula of Malnia [Józef] (Polish, priest of Oblates of Mary Immaculate, martyred by Nazis at Mauthausen [Germany] at age 39 in 1941 [beatified 1999])

     Bl. Lucchese of Umbria (Italian, grocer, first Franciscan   tertiary, mystic, d. 1260 [beatified 1273])

     St. Mark of Galilee (Israelite, missionary bishop in Italy, martyred in 92)

     Bl. Mary Louise of Jesus Trichet of Poitiers [Marie-Louise-de-Jesus] (French, virgin, co-founded Daughters of Wisdom, died at age 74 in 1759 [beatified 1993])

     St. Pamphilus of Sulmona (Italian, bishop, c. 700)

     Sts. Paul Pham Khac Khoan and Peter Nguyen Van Hieu, of Tonkin (Vietnamese, priest and catechist, martyred by beheading [at about ages 68 and 56] in 1840 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     St. Pollio and companions, of Cybalae (Pannonian [Hungarian], lector and others, martyred by burning c. 304)

     Sts. Probe and Germaine (Irish, virgins, martyred in France in 4th Century)

     St. Prudentius of Armetia (Spanish, hermit, bishop of Tarazona, c. 700)

     Sts. Theodora and Didymus of Alexandria (Egyptian, martyred in 304)

     Sts. Valeria and Vitalis of Milan (Italian, early martyrs)
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On April 29, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

     St. Catherine Benincasa of Siena [Caterina] (Italian, one of more than twenty siblings, virgin, Dominican   tertiary, mystic, stigmatist, counselor to popes, Doctor of the Church, died at age 33 in 1380 [canonized 1461])


     Holy Abbots
of Cluny (communal feast of seven Benedictine  abbots of Cluny in France [Berno, Odo, Mayeul, Odilo, Hugh, Aymard, Peter the Venerable], each of whom has an individual feast too)

     Sts. Agapius, Secundinus, Tertullia, Antonia, and three companions (Spanish ... two clergymen and other prisoners ... martyred in Numidia [Algeria] c. 259)

     St. Ava of Dinant (Belgian, blind niece of king, healed by a saint, Benedictine  abbess, c. 845)

     St. Cercyre (daughter of pagan king, martyred [hung over fire] in 1st Century)

     Holy Martyrs of Corfu ["Seven Holy Thieves"] (Greek, criminals [Saturninus, Inischolus, Faustian, Januarius, Massalius, Euphrasius, and Mannonius], converted by St. Jason [Acts 17], martyred by roasting in 1st Century)

     St. Daniel of Gerona (martyred in Spain in 9th Century)

     St. Dichu of Ulster (Irish, swineherd, chieftain, St. Patrick's first Irish convert, 5th Century)

     St. Endellion (British, princess, virgin, 6th Century)

     St. Fiachan of Lismore (Irish, monk, 7th Century)

     St. Hugh of Semur [Hugues] (French, nobleman, Benedictine  abbot at Cluny, advisor to nine popes, died at about age 84 in 1109 [canonized 1120])

     Bl. Itala Mela of La Spezia (Italian, laywoman, Benedictine  oblate, died at age 52 in 1957 [beatified 2017])


     Bl. Mary Magdalene of the Incarnation Sordini of Grosseto [Maria Maddalena  dell'Incarnazione] [baptized Caterina (Catherine)] (Italian, Franciscan sister, mystic, foundress and abbess of Perpetual Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament, died at age 54 in 1824 [beatified 2008])


     St. Paulinus of Brescia (Italian, bishop, c. 545)

     St. Peter of Verona [Pietro] (Italian, son of Catharist heretics, converted by St. Dominic, Dominican  priest, inquisitor, miracle worker, martyred by heretics' blows to the head at about age 47 in 1252 [canonized 1253])

     St. Robert of Molesme (French, nobleman, founder and first abbot of Order of Cistercians, died at about age 82 in 1110 [canonized 1222])

     Bl. Robert Gruthuysen of Bruges (Belgian, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1157)

     St. Senan (Welsh, hermit, 7th Century)

     St. Severus of Naples (Italian, bishop, miracle worker, d. 409)

     Bl. Theoger of Metz (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 1120)

     St. Torpes of Pisa (Italian, martyred by Nero c. 65)

     St. Tychicus of Paphos (disciple and co-worker of St. Paul [Acts 20, etc.], bishop on Cyprus, 1st Century)

     St. Wilfrid the Younger of York (British, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 744)

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On April 30, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

 

     Pope St. Pius V Ghislieri of Bosco [Pio] [baptized Michele (Michael)] (Italian, Dominican  priest, teacher of philosophy, bishop of Nepi and Sutri, cardinal bishop of Mondovi, elected to papacy in 1566, enacted reforms of Council of Trent, built hospitals for the poor, reigned until death at age 68 in 1572 [beatified 1672, canonized 1712])


     St. Adjutor
of Vernon (French, crusader knight captured by Moslems, Benedictine  hermit, d. 1131)

     St. Aimo of Savigny (French, Benedictine  monk, mystic, d. 1173)

     Sts. Amator of Martos, Peter, and Louis (Spanish ... missionaries [priest, monk, and layman] ... martyred by Moslems in 855)

     St. Aphrodisius and thirty companions, of Alexandria (Egyptian, priest and flock, early martyrs)

     Bl. Benedict de' Passionei of Urbino [Benedetto] [baptized Marco (Mark)] (Italian, lawyer, Capuchin  priest, missionary in Austria and Bohemia, died at age 64 in 1625 [beatified 1867])

     St. Cynwl of Bangor (Welsh, hermit, bishop, 6th Century)

     St. Desideratus of Gourdon (French, hermit, c. 569)

     St. Donatus of Euraea (Albanian, bishop, 4th Century)

     St. Erconwald of London (British, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, 8th Century)

     St. Eutropius of Saintes (French, bishop, early martyr [axed])

     St. Forannan of Waulsort (Irish, Benedictine  abbot in Belgium, bishop, d. 982)

     Bl. Francis Dickenson of Yorkshire and Bl. Miles Gerard of Wigan (English, priests, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1590 [beatified 1929])

     St. Geniste of Beaulieu (French, Benedictine  monk, martyred c. 1100)

     St. Gualfardus of Augsburg (German, saddler in Italy, Camaldolese  hermit, d. 1127)

     Bl. Hildegard of Swabia (German, empress [wife of Charlemagne], mother of nine, died at about age 29 in 783)

     St. Hoilde (virgin, 5th Century)

     St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo of Bra [Giuseppe Benedetto] (Italian, parish priest, founder of religious congregations [Brothers of St. Vincent, Daughters of St. Vincent, Daughters of Compassion, Daughters of the Good Shepherd, Hermits of the Holy Rosary, and Priests of the Holy Trinity], died at age 55 in 1842 [beatified 1917, canonized 1934])

     St. Laurence of Novara and companions (Spanish or French, catechist and children, martyred c. 397)

     St. Louis von Bruck of Ravensburg [Ludwig] (German, boy, martyred in 1429)

     Sts. Marian, James, Agapius, Secundinus, and hundreds of companions (Numidian [Algerian] ... lector, deacon, and others ... tortured and martyred by beheading in 259)

     St. Mary of the Incarnation Martin of Tours [Marie de l'Incarnation] [baptized Marie, nee Guyart] (French, mother of one, widow, bookkeeper, Ursuline  superior in Canada, compiled American Indian dictionaries and catechism, mystic, writer of 12,000 extant letters, died at age 72 in 1672 [beatified 1980, canonized 2014]) [On Canadian "particular calendar"]

     St. Maximus of Ephesus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], merchant, martyred by stoning c. 251)

     Bl. Pauline von Mallinckrodt of Minden [Paulina] (German, virgin, founded Sisters of the Christian Charity, died at age 63 in 1881 [beatified 1985])

     St. Pomponius of Naples (Italian, bishop, opponent of Arian heresy, d. 536)

     St. Sophia of Fermo (Italian, virgin, martyred by beheading c. 250)

     St. Swithbert the Younger of Werden (British, Benedictine  monk?, missionary and bishop in Germany, d. 807)

     Bl. William Southerne of Ketton (English, priest, martyred [drawn and quartered] under James I at about age 39 in 1618 [beatified 1987])
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