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On November 1, we members of the Catholic Church family celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints  (a holy day of obligation in much of the world), on which we honor all saints, known and unknown by name.

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

 

 

     St. Amabilis of Auvergne (French, priest, d. 475)

     St. Austremonius of Clermont (French, early bishop)

     St. Benignus of Dijon (Greek, missionary to France, martyred [clubbed with an iron bar] in 3rd Century)

     St. Cadfan of Bardsey (French or Welsh, abbot, 6th Century)

     Sts. Caesarius, Decius, and five companions, of Damascus (martyred in Syria)

     St. Caesarius and Julian (African, deacon and priest, martyred [drowned in a sack off the coast of Italy])

     St. Caesarius of Clermont (French, bishop, c. 627)

     St. Ceitho (Welsh, 6th Century)

     St. Clydwyn (Welsh, 5th Century)

     Bl. Corradino of Brescia (Italian, nobleman, lawyer, Dominican  prior, d. 1429)

     Sts. Cyrenia and Juliana, of Tarsus (martyred by burning in 306 in Asia Minor [now called Turkey])

     St. Deborah (Israelite, Old Testament judge, 12th Century B.C.?)

     St. Dingad (Welsh, monk, 5th Century)

     St. Floribert of Ghent (Belgian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 660)

     St. Genesius of Fontenelle (French, abbot, bishop of Lyons, c. 679)

     St. Germanus of Montfort [Germaine] (French, Benedictine  prior, hermit, died at about age 94 in 1000)

     Sts. James and John of Persia (martyred c. 344)

     St. Jerome Hermosilla of La Calzada [Geronimo] (Spanish, Dominican  missionary priest in Philippines and Vietnam, bishop, tortured and martyred by beheading at about age 81 in 1861 [beatified 1906, canonized 1988])

     St. Marcellus of Paris (French, bishop, c. 430)

     St. Mary of Rome (Italian, tortured slave girl, virgin, c. 300)

     St. Maturinus of Sens (French, priest, d. 388)

     St. Nuño of St. Mary Alvares Pereira of Bomjardin [Nuño de Santa Maria] (Portuguese, nobleman, heroic soldier, widower, Carmelite  brother, beggar, died at age 70 on Easter Sunday in 1431 [beatified 1918, canonized 2009]) [commemorated by some on the 6th]

     St. Pabiali (Welsh, c. 6th Century)

     Bl. Peter Paul Navarro of Laino [Pietro Paolo], Bl. Peter Sandaju Onizuka of Hachirao, Bl. Denis Fugishima of Aitsu, and Bl. Clement Kuijemon of Arima (Italian, Jesuit  missionary priest in India and Japan ... and Japanese, three lay catechists ... martyred by burning in Japan in 1622 [beatified 1867]) [Bl. Peter Paul died at about age 62.]

     Bl. Rupert Emil Mayer of Stuttgart (Bavarian, Jesuit  priest, World War I chaplain, imprisoned by Nazis during World War II, died while preaching at age 69 in 1945 [beatified 1987]) [commemorated by some on the 3rd]

     St. Salaun of Lesneven (French, pauper, mystic, d. 1358)

     St. Severinus of Tivoli (Italian, Benedictine  hermit, c. 699)

     St. Vigor of Artois (French, hermit, bishop of Bayeux, c. 537)

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On November 2, we members of the Catholic Church family celebrate All Souls Day, a time of prayer for the faithful departed who are undergoing final purification before entering heaven.

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

 

 

     Sts. Acindynus, Pegasius, Aphthonius, Elpidephorus, and Anempodistus (Persian, priests and seminarians, martyred in 345)

     St. Ambrose of Agaune (Swiss, abbot, d. 523)

     St. Amicus of Rambara (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 11th Century)

     Sts. Baya and Maura (Scottish, virgins, hermitesses, c. 10th Century)

     Sts. Carterius, Styriacus, Tobias, Eudoxius, Agapius, and five companions, of Sebaste (soldiers, martyred by burning in Armenia, c. 315)

     St. Eustochium of Tarsus (Cilician [from part of what is now Turkey], virgin, tortured, martyred in 362)

     St. George of Vienne (French, bishop, c. 8th Century [canonized 1251])

     St. Hermes (African, early martyr)

     Bl. John Bodey of Wells (English, Oxford scholar, married schoolteacher, martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Elizabeth I at about age 34 in 1583 [beatified 1929])

     Bl. Jorand of Kergrist (French, Benedictine  monk, hermit, d. 1340)

     St. Justus of Trieste (martyred by drowning c. 303)

     St. Marcian of Chalcis (Syrian, nobleman, hermit, d. 387)

     Sts. Publius, Victor, Hermas, and Papias (Northwest African, early martyrs)

     St. Theodotus of Laodicea (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], bishop, d. 334)

     Bl. Thomas Netter of Walden (English, Carmelite  priest in France, died at about age 55 in 1430)

     St. Victorinus (Greek, Bible scholar, bishop of Pettau in northern Pannonia [now part of Austria], martyred c. 304)

[From a letter by Blessed John
Bodey, in a letter written to Dr. Humphrey Ely, while in prison:]

     "We consider that iron for this cause borne on earth shall surmount gold and precious stones in Heaven. [The 'iron borne' consisted of the chains that he wore.] That is our mark, that is our desire. In the mean season we are threatened daily, and do look still when the hurdle shall be brought to the door. [The 'hurdle' was the sled on which Catholics were 'drawn' (dragged) by horses to the place of execution. (Editor)] I beseech you, for God's sake, that we want not the good prayers of you all for our strength, our joy, and our perseverance unto the end. . . . From our school of patience the 16th September, 1583."

     The Catholic Encyclopedia says, "His mother made a great feast upon the occasion of her son's happy death, to which she invited her neighbours, rejoicing at his death as his marriage by which his soul was happily and eternally espoused to the Lamb." 

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On November 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:

 

     St. Martin de Porres of Lima (Peruvian, Dominican  brother, beggar, infirmarian, died at age 59 in 1639 [beatified 1873, canonized 1962])

 

 

     St. Acepsimas of Cyrrhus (Syrian, hermit priest, 5th Century)

     Sts. Acheric and William (French, hermits, Benedictine  monks, c. 860)

     Bl. Alpais of Cudot (French, peasant, limbless leper, lived on the Host alone, virgin, died at about age 56 in 1211 [beatified 1874])

     St. Amicus of Monte Cassino (Italian, priest, hermit, Benedictine  monk, c. 1045)

     Bl. Berthold of Engelberg (German, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1197)

     St. Clydog (British, nobleman, 6th Century)

     St. Cristiolus (Welsh, 7th Century)

     St. Domnus of Vienne (French, bishop, d. 527)

     St. Elerius (Welsh, monk, 6th Century)

     Bl. Emmanuel Lozano Garrido of Linares [Manuel, nickname: Lolo] (Spanish, layman, journalist, lost eyesight and became paralyzed by spondylitis, author of books on spirituality, died at age 51 in 1971 [beatified 2010])


     St. Englatius of Tarves (Scottish, bishop, d. 966)

     St. Florus of Lodeve (French, bishop, d. 389)

     St. Gaudiosus of Tarazona (Spanish, monk, bishop, c. 585)

     Sts. Germanus, Theophilus, Caesareus, and Vitalis, of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], martyred in 250)

     St. Guenhael of Landevenec (French, abbot, c. 550)

     St. Hermengaudio of Urgell (Spanish, bishop, d. 1035)

     St. Hilary of Viterbo (Italian, deacon, martyred by beheading c. 300)

     St. Hubert of Liege [Apostle of the Ardenne] (French, count, widower, bishop, died at about age 70 in 727)

     Bl. Ida of Toggenburg (German, countess, Benedictine  nun, died at about age 70 in 1226)

     St. Malachy O'More of Armagh [Maolmhaodhog ua Morgair] (Irish, abbot, bishop of Down and Connor, archbishop of Armagh, healer, died in France at about age 54 in 1148 [canonized 1190 - first papal canonization of an Irish saint]) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     Bl. Maria Luisa Manganiello of Montefusco [baptized Teresa] (Italian, virgin, Franciscan  tertiary, inspired founding of Congregation of the Franciscan Immaculatine Sisters, died at age 27 in 1876 [beatified 2010])

 

     St. Oda (noblewoman, virgin, 12th Century)

     St. Papulus of Toulouse (French, priest, missionary, martyred c. 300)

     St. Peter-Francis Neron of Bornay [Pierre-François] (French, missionary priest in Hong Kong, martyred by beheading at about age 42 in Vietnam in 1860 [beatified 1909, canonized 1988])

     St. Pirmin of Aragon (Spanish, Benedictine  abbot, missionary bishop in Germany, d. 753)

     Bl. Pius of St. Louis Campidelli of Trebbio [Pio di San Luigi] [baptized Luigi (Louis)] (Italian, Passionist, died at age 21 in 1889 [beatified 1985])

     St. Quartus of Rome (Italian, 1st Century)

     Bl. Raniero Mariani of Arezzo (Italian, Franciscan  brother, d. 1304 [beatified 1802]) [commemorated by some on the 12th]

     St. Rumwold of Sutton (British, prince, c. 650)

     Bl. Simon Ballachi of Sant'Arcangelo [Simone] (Italian, nobleman, Dominican  brother, ascetic, visionary, died at about age 69 in 1319 [beatified 1817])

     St. Sylvia of Rome (Italian, mother of St. Gregory the Great [pope and doctor of the Church], widow, c. 572)

     Sts. Valerian and Hilary of Viterbo (Italian, priest and deacon, martyred by beheading c. 304)

     St. Valentinian of Salerno (Italian, bishop, c. 500)

     St. Winifred of Guthurin [Winefride] (Welsh, virgin, died at about age 55 c. 655) [On English and Welsh "particular calendars"]

     St. Wulganus of Arras (from British Isles, hermit in France, c. 704)

     Holy Martyrs of Zaragoza (Spanish, an "innumerable multitude," martyred c. 304)

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On November 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. Charles Borromeo of Arona [Carlo] (Italian, nobleman, nephew of a pope, civil and canon lawyer, archbishop of Milan at age 24, champion of the poor and plague victims, apologist against heretics, died at age 46 in 1584 [beatified 1602, canonized 1610])


     St. Birnstan
of Winchester (British, Benedictine  monk, bishop, died at about age 64 in 934)

     Sts. Castorus, Claudius, Nicostratus, and Simpronian ["Four Crowned Martyrs"] (from what is now Serbia, stone carvers, martyred in 3rd Century)

     St. Clarus of Rouen (British, Benedictine  priest, hermit in France, martyred in 9th Century)

     St. Clether of Cornwall (Welsh, hermit, 6th Century)

     St. Emeric of Székesfehérvár [Imre] (Hungarian, prince [son of St. Stephen], died at age 24 [accident] in 1031 [canonized 1083])

     Bl. Frances d'Amboise of Nantes [Françoise] (French, widow, Carmelite  nun, died at age 58 in 1485 [beatified 1863])

     St. Gerard de Bazonches of Angers (French, Benedictine  priest, d. 1123)

     St. Gregory of Burtscheid [Gregorio] (Italian, Basilian  abbot in Germany, d. 999)

     Bl. Helen Enselmini of Padua [Elena] (Italian, received veil from St. Francis to become Poor Clare  nun at age 12, d. 1242 [beatified 1695])

     St. Henry of Zweifalten (German, Benedictine  prior, c. 1250)

     St. Joannicus of Mt. Olympus (Bithynian [from part of what is now Turkey], soldier, hermit, opponent of iconoclasts, died at about age 92 in 846)

     Sts. John Zedazneli, Abibos Nekreseli, Anthony Martmkofeli, David Garejeli, Zenon Ikaltoeli, Thaddeus of Stephantsminda, Ise of Tsilkani, Joseph of Alaverdi, Isidore of Samtavno, Michael of Ulompo, Piros of Breta, Steven of Khirsa, and Shio of Mgvime (Syrian, abbot and  monks, evangelizers of Georgia, martyred in 6th Century)

     St. Modesta of Oehren (German, Benedictine  abbess, c. 680)

     Sts. Nicander and Hermas of Myra (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], bishop and priest, martyred)

     Sts. Philologus and Patrobus of Rome (Italians, mentioned by St. Paul [Romans 16], 1st Century)

     St. Pierius of Alexandria (Egyptian, priest, theologian, c. 310)

     St. Porphyrius of Ephesus (from Asia Minor, martyred in 171)

     St. Proculus of Autun (French, bishop, martyred c. 717)

     St. Stephen Theodore Guénot of Bessieux [Étienne-Théodore] (French, missionary bishop, martyred [dysentery in prison] in Vietnam at about age 59 in 1861 [beatified 1909, canonized 1988])

     Sts. Vitalis and Agricola of Bologna (Italian, slave and master, martyred [possibly crucified] c. 304)

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On November 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:

 

 

     Sts. Augustine and Paulinus of Terracina (Italian, Benedictine  monks, 6th Century)

     Bl. Bernard Lichtenberg of Ohlau [Bernhard] (German, diocesan priest, martyred [died in Nazi cattle car headed to Dachau prison camp] at age 67 in 1943 [beatified 1996])

     St. Bertille of Chelles (French, noblewoman, Benedictine  nun, infirmarian, headmistress of school, prioress, abbess, c. 703)

     St. Dominator of Brescia (Italian, bishop, c. 495)

     St. Domninus, Sylvanus, Theotimus, and Philotheus (early Eastern martyrs)

     St. Domninus of Grenoble (French, bishop, 4th Century)

     Sts. Elizabeth and Zachary of Ain Karem (Israelites, descendants of St. Aaron, Jewish priest and wife, relatives of Blessed Virgin Mary, parents of St. John the Baptist, 1st Century)

     Sts. Felix and Eusebius of Terracina (Italian, martyrs, 1st Century)

     St. Fibitius of Trier (German, abbot, bishop, c. 500)

     St. Gerald of Beziers (French, bishop, d. 1123)

     Bl. Gomidas Keumurjian of Constantinople (Turkish, priest, martyred by beheading at about age 51 in 1707 [beatified 1929])

     St. Goussaud of Auvergne (French, hermit, 8th Century)

     St. Hermenegild of Salcedo (Spanish, Benedictine  monk, d. 953)

     St. Kanten of Llangenten (Welsh, founder of abbey)

     St. Kea of Brittany (British, nobleman, died in France in 6th Century)

     St. Laetus of Orleans (French, priest, d. 533)

     St. Magnus of Milan (Italian, archbishop, d. 525)

     Bl. Raniero of Todi (Italian, widower, Capuchin Franciscan  friar, c. 1586)

     St. Spinulus of Moyen-Moutier (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 720)

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On November 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:

 

 

     Holy Martyrs of Antioch (Syrians, ten men, martyred by Moslems in 637 [five years after Mohammed's death])

     St. Atticus of Phrygia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], early martyr)

     Bl. Christina Bruso of Stommeln (German, virgin, stigmatist, mystic, died at about age 70 in 1312 [beatified 1908])

     St. Demetrian of Khytri (Cypriot, monk, bishop, c. 912)

     St. Edwen of Anglesey (British, virgin, 7th Century)

     St. Efflam of Brittany (British, abbot in France, c. 700)

     St. Erlafrid of Hirschau (German, Benedictine  abbot, c. 830)

     St. Felix of Thyniss (African, early martyr)

     St. Felix of Fondi (Italian, Benedictine  monk, 6th Century)

     St. Galla (5th Century)

     St. Illtud (Welsh, abbot, c. 505) [On Welsh "particular calendar"]

     St. Israel of Dorat (French, priest, d. 1014)

     St. Leonard of Noblac (French, nobleman, abbot, died at about age 93 c. 559)

     St. Leonard of Reresby (English, crusader, 13th Century)

     St. Leonianus of Autun (Pannonian [Hungarian], monk, c. 570 [canonized 1907])

     Bl. Margaret of Lorraine [Marguerite] (French, noblewoman, mother of three, widow, Poor Clare  nun, died at about age 58 in 1521 [beatified 1921])

     Bl. Mary Joseph Naval Girbes of Algemesi [Maria Josefa] (Spanish, laywoman, Carmelite  tertiary, virgin, died at age 72 in 1893 [beatified 1988])

     St. Melaine of Rennes ["Apostle of France"] (French, bishop, c. 535)

     St. Severus of Barcelona (bishop, martyred [nails driven into temples] by Arians in 633)

     Bl. Simon of Aulne (French, Cistercian  brother, mystic, d. 1215)

     St. Stephen of Agde [Etienne] (French, bishop of Apt, died at about age 71 in 1046)

 

     Blessed Martyrs of Twentieth-Century Spain (Spanish [1,010], French [5], Cuban [2], and Colombian/Filipino/Portuguese [1 each] ... 1,020 people who died at the hands of anti-Catholic forces in many different cities [including 5 bishops, 121 diocesan priests, 6 seminarians, 14 other laity, and 874 consecrated religious] martyred between 1934 and 1939 [498 beatified in 2007, 522 beatified in 2013])

-- (Of those beatified in 2007, there were 2 bishops, 24 diocesan priests, 3 seminarians, and 7 other non-consecrated laity ... and the 462 consecrated religious consisted of men from eleven, and women from eight, orders or congregations.  The 498 names are visible on this separate page.

-- (Of those beatified in 2013, there were 3 bishops, 97 diocesan priests, 3 seminarians, and 7 other non-consecrated laity ... and the 412 consecrated religious consisted of the following: 74 Brothers of the Christian Schools, 66 Marist  brothers, 38 Benedictines, 33 Capuchin Franciscans, 27 Daughters of Charity, 24 Brothers of St. John of God, 23 Claretians, 19 Sons of the Holy Family, 19 Mercedarians, 19 Carmelites of the Old Observance, 14 Paulists, 11 Discalced Carmelites, 9 Minims, 6 Trinitarians, 6 Redemptorists, 5 members of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, 4 Servants of Mary, 4 Brothers of the Carmelites of Teaching, 3 Franciscan Missionaries of the Mother of the Divine Shepherd, 2 Dominicans, 2 Franciscans, 2 Sons of Divine Providence, 1 Calasanzian, and 1 Hieronymite.  More information about the 522 can be found on this separate page.


     St. Winnoc of Wormhoult (Welsh, nobleman, Benedictine  abbot, c. 717)



     [In Ireland, November 6 is celebrated as "All Saints of Ireland Day."]

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On November 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. Achillas of Alexandria (Egyptian, bishop [ordained the infamous Arius], d. 313)

     St. Amandin (French)

     St. Amarand of Albi (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, 8th Century)

     St. Amaranthus (French, martyred in 3rd Century)

     Bl. Anthony Baldinucci of Florence [Antonio] (Italian, Jesuit  priest, died at age 52 in 1717 [beatified 1893])

     Sts. Auctus, Taurion, and Thessalonica, of Amphipolis (Greek, early martyrs)

     St. Blinlivet of Quimperl (French, bishop of Vannes, 9th Century)

     St. Congar [or Cyngar] (British, monk)

     St. Engelbert of Berg (German, nobleman, once excommunicated, archbishop of Cologne, martyred by stabbing at about age 40 in 1225)

     St. Ernest of Zwiefalten [Ernst] (German, Benedictine  abbot, preacher in Persia and Arabia during Crusade, tortured and martyred by Moslems in 1148 at Mecca)

     St. Florentius of Strasbourg (Irish, bishop in France, c. 693)

     Bl. Francis of Jesus Mary and Joseph Palau y Quer of Lerida [Francisco de Jesus Maria y Jose] (Spanish, Dominican  priest, founded Institute of the Sisters of Missionary Carmelites, founded Sisters of the Tertiary Missionary Carmelites, died at age 60 in 1872 [beatified 1988])

     Bl. Gertrude of Remiremont (French, Benedictine  abbess, c. 690 [beatified 1051])

     St. Herculanus of Perugia (Italian, bishop, martyred by beheading [after being flayed] in 549)

     Sts. Hieron, Nicander, Hesychius and 30 companions, of Mitilene (Armenian, martyred c. 300)

     Sts. Hyacinth Castañeda Gia of Stavo [Jacinto] and Vincent Le Quang Lim of Tra Lu ([1] Spanish, Dominican  missionary priest in China and Vietnam and [2] Vietnamese, Dominican  priest ... tortured and martyred by beheading at about ages 30 and 41 in 1773 [beatified 1906, canonized in 1988])

     St. John Baptist Con of Ke Bang (Vietnamese, married layman, catechist, martyred by beheading at about age 35 in 1840 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     Bl. Lucy of Bologna [Lucia] (Italian, Camaldolese  nun, 12th Century)

     Bl. Margaret Colonna of Palestrina [Margherita] (Italian, noblewoman, abbess, died at age 26 in 1284 [beatified 1847]) [commemorated by some on December 30]

     Sts. Melasippus, Carina, and Antoninus, of Ancyra (Turkish, parents and son, martyred [parents under torture, child by beheading] in 360)

     Bl. Patrick Fleming of Lagan [baptized Christopher] (Irish, Franciscan  priest, ecclesiastical historian, teacher, martyred in Bohemia [Czech Republic] by Lutheran peasants in 1631 at age 32)

     St. Peter Wu Guo-sheng of Long-ping (Chinese, layman, catechist of 600 converts, martyred by strangulation at age 46 in 1814 [beatified 1900])

     St. Prosdocimus of Padua (Greek, bishop in Italy, c. 100)

     St. Raverranus of Sez (French, Benedictine  monk, bishop, d. 682)

     St. Rufus of Metz (French, bishop, c. 400)

     St. Tremorus of Brittany (French, infant, martyred [with mother, beheaded by stepfather] in 6th Century)

     St. Vincent Grossi of Pizzighettone [Vincenzo] (Italian, parish priest, founded the Institute of the Sons of the Oratory, died at age 72 in 1917 [beatified 1975, canonized 2015])

     St. Willibrord of Northumbria ["Apostle of Frisians"] (British, Benedictine  missionary in Germany, bishop in Luxembourg, died at about age 81 in 739) [On English and Irish "particular calendars"]

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On November 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. Cler of Marmoutier (French, priest, hermit, c. 397)

     Bl. Columbus of Toulouse [Colombe] (French, Dominican  prior, died while preaching in 1229)

     Bl. Conceptionist Martyrs of Madrid [also known as Bl. Mary of Carmel Lacaba Andía and Companions] (Spanish, fourteen religious of the Franciscan Order of the Immaculate Conception, virgins during Civil War, martyred [shot] in 1936 [beatified 2019])

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of Carmel Lacaba Andía of Borja [María del Carmen] [baptized Isabel (Elizabeth)] (died at age 54)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary Petra Pilar de los Desamparados Peirós Benito of Pamplona [María] [baptized Petra] (died at age 73)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of the Assumption Monedero of Anaya [María] [baptized Eustaquia] (died at age 72)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of the Blessed Sacrament Prensa Cano of El Toboso [María] [baptized Manuela] (died at age 49)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of Saint Joseph Rodríguez Higuera of Madrid [María] [baptized Balbina] (died at age 50)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary Guadalupe of the Ascension Rodríguez Higuera of Madrid [María] [baptized María de las Nieves (Mary of the Snows)] (died at age 44)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary Joan of St. Michael Ochotorena Arniz of Arraiza [María Juana de San Miguel] [baptized/confirmed Juana Josefa (Joan Josepha)] (died at age 65)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of Jesus Diez Recio of Moradillo del Castillo [María de Jesus] [baptized Basilia] (died at age 47)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of the Pillar Campos Urdiales of Valdealcón [María del Pilar] [baptized Clotilde] (died at age 39)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary Beatrice of St. Teresa García Villa of Navas de los Caballeros [María Beatriz de Santa Teresa] [baptized Narcisa] (died at age 28)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary Agnes of St. Joseph Rodríguez Fernández of Puebla de Sanabria [María Inés de San José] [baptized Inés (Agnes)] (died at age 46)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of Carmel of the Most Pure Conception Rodríguez Fernández of Puebla de Sanabria [María del Carmen de la Purísima Concepción] [baptized María de la Concepción] (died at age 49)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of St. Joseph Ytóiz of Pamplona [María de San José] (baptized Josefa [Josepha]) (died at age 65)

~~~~~ Bl. Mary of the Assumption Pascual Nieto of Villorobe [María Asunción] (died at age 46)


     St. Cybi of Carnarvon (Cornish, abbot, missionary bishop, 6th Century)

     Pope St. Deusdedit I of Rome [name means "God has given" -- also known as Adeodatus, "given by God"] (Italian, reigned from 615, tireless servant of plague victims, d. 618)

     St. Drouet of Auxerre (French, bishop, d. 532)

     St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Catez of Avord [Élisabeth de la Trinité] [baptized Marie-Élisabeth-Josephine] (French, Discalced Carmelite  nun, spiritual director, writer of letters, died [Addison's Disease] at age 26 in 1906 [beatified 1984, canonized 2016])

     St. Gervadius of Elgin (Irish, hermit, c. 934)

     St. Godfrey of Soissons [Geofroi] (French, Benedictine  monk, bishop of Amiens, died at about age 49 c. 1115)

     St. Gregory of Einsiedeln (British, Benedictine  abbot in Switzerland, d. 996)

     Bl. John of Duns [better known as John Duns Scotus] (Scottish, Franciscan  priest, theologian [noted for work concerning the Immaculate Conception], visionary, died at about age 43 in 1308 [beatified 1992]) [commemorated by some on May 19, by others on November 7]

     Sts. Joseph Nguyen Din Nghi of Ke Voi, Martin Ta Duc Thinh of Ke Sat, and Martin Tho of Ke Bang (Vietnamese, two priests and a layman, martyred by beheading at about ages 69, 80, and 53 in 1840 [beatified 1900, canonized in 1988])

     Bl. Mary of the Crucifix Satellico of Venice [Maria Crocifissa] [baptized Elisabetta Maria (Elizabeth Mary)] (Italian, religious of the Order of St. Clare, died at age 38 in 1745 [beatified 1993])

     St. Maurus of Verdun (French, bishop, d. 383)

     St. Moroc of Dunblane (Scottish, abbot, bishop, 9th Century)

     St. Tysilio of Meifod (Welsh, abbot, died at about age 40 c. 640)

     St. Willehad of Bremen (British, Benedictine  monk, missionary on continent, bishop, d. 789)

     St. Wiomad of Trier (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, c. 790)

     [In Wales, November 8 is celebrated as "All Saints of Wales Day."]

[from St. Elizabeth of the Trinity]

     "Make a little cell in your heart for Jesus of the Agony. Take refuge there, when you hear Him outraged by men. Try to make reparation. You, at least, love Him and keep your heart quite pure for Him. Oh, if you only knew how the good God loves pure hearts! It is there that He loves to reign."

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On November 9, we members of the Catholic Church family celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome (i.e., the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on the Lateran Hill). This ancient house of God (not the Basilica of St. Peter) is the catheral church of the Bishop of Rome (the pope).
We also honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:


     St. Agrippinus
of Naples (Italian, bishop, c. 3rd Century)

     St. Alexander of Salonica (Greek, martyred in 4th Century)

     St. Benignus of Meath (Irish, disciple of [and episcopal successor to] St. Patrick, abbot, bishop, d. 457)

     Sts. Eustolia and Sopatra of Constantinople (Turkish, virgins, 7th Century)

     Bl. George Napper of Oxford (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under James I at about age 60 in 1610 [beatified 1929])

     Bl. Helen of Veszprem [Ilona] (Hungarian, Dominican  nun, stigmatist, c. 1270)

     Bl. Mary of Mt. Carmel of the Child Jesus Muñoz del Caño of Antequera [María del Carmen del Niño Jesús] [nee Gonzalez Ramos y Garcia Prieto] (Spanish, ill-treated wife, childless widow [at age 47], founded Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Hearts, died at age 65 in 1899 [beatified 2007])

     St. Orestes of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], tortured and martyred in 304)

     St. Pabo of Anglesey (Scottish, soldier, monk in Wales, c. 510)

     St. Ursinus of Bourges (French, bishop, 3rd Century)

     St. Vitonus of Verdun (French, monk, bishop, c. 525)
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On November 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:

 

     Pope St. Leo I of Tuscany ["Leo the Great"] (Italian, eloquent writer/homilist, confronter of Attila the Hun, Doctor of the Church, elected 440, died at about age 60 in 461)


     St. Aedh
MacBricc of Westmeath (Irish, bishop, d. 589)

     St. Andrew Avellino of Castronuovo [baptized Lorenzo (Lawrence)] (Italian, doctor of civil and ecclesiastical law, Theatine  priest and superior, died at about age 87 in 1608 [beatified 1625, canonized 1712])

     Bl. Andrew of Baudiment [Andre] (French, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1142)

     St. Baudolin of Tanaro (French, hermit, 8th Century)

     Sts. Demetrius, Anianus, Eustosius, and twenty companions, of Antioch (Syrians, bishop, deacon, and other early martyrs)

     Bl. Edward Müller of Neumünster [Eduard], Bl. John Prassek of Hamburg [Johannes], and Bl. Herman Lange of Leer [Hermann] (German, priests, martyred by Nazis [at ages 32, 32, and 31] in Hamburg [beatified 2011])


     St. Elaeth of Anglesey (British, royalty, monk, 6th Century)

     Bl. Eugene Bossilkov of Belene [Yevgeniy] [baptized Vincent] (Bulgarian, member of Congregation of the Passion of the Immaculate Conception, bishop, martyred at age 52 in 1952 [beatified 1998])

     St. Guerembaldus of Hirschau (German, Benedictine  monk, d. 965)

     St. Hadelin of Seez (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, c. 910)

     St. John of Ratzenburg (Irish or Scottish, missionary to Germany, bishop, martyred by beheading in 1066)

     St. Justus of Rome (Italian, Benedictine  monk, archbishop of Canterbury in England, d. 627)

     St. Monitor of Orleans (French, bishop, c. 490)

     St. Natalene of Pamiers (French, martyr)

     St. Probus of Rome (Italian, bishop of Ravenna, c. 175)

     St. Spes of Eure (French, martyr)

     St. Theoctista of Lesbos (Greek, nun, hermitess, 10th Century)

     Sts. Tiberius, Modestus, and Florence, of Agde (French, martyred in 303)

     Sts. Tryphenna and Tryphosa, of Iconium (Greek, converts of St. Paul [Romans 16:12], 1st Century)

     St. Tryphon of Campsada (Syrian, gooseherd, martyred c. 251)

[From a sermon by St. Leo the Great, on the common royalty and universal priesthood of Christians:]

     "For all, regenerated in Christ, are made kings by the sign of the cross. They are consecrated priests by the oil of the Holy Spirit [in Baptism], so that beyond the special service of our ministry as priests, all spiritual and mature Christians know that they are a royal race and are sharers in the office of the priesthood. For what is more king-like than to find yourself ruler over your body after having surrendered your soul to God? And what is more priestly than to promise the Lord a pure conscience and to offer him in love unblemished victims on the altar of one's heart?"

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On November 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. Martin
of Sabaria [better known as Martin of Tours] (Pannonian [Hungarian], cavalry officer, hermit, bishop of Tours in France, died at about age 81 in 397 [first non-martyr honored as a saint by the whole Church])


     Bl. Agnes
of Munich (Bavarian, noblewoman, Poor Clare  nun, d. 1532)

     Bl. Alicia Kotowska of Warsaw [Alicja] [baptized Maria Jadwiga (Mary Hedwig)] (Polish, Resurrectionist  sister, martyred by Nazis at Piasnica nine days before her 40th birthday in 1939 [beatified 1999])

     Bl. Alradus of Isenhagen (German, knight, Cistercian  brother, c. 1250)

     St. Athenodorus (Mesopotamian [Iraqi], martyred c. 304)

     Bl. Bartholomew of Marmoûtier [Bartelemy] (French, Benedictine  abbot, archbishop of Tours, d. 1067)

     St. Bartholomew of Rossano [Bartolomeo] (Italian, Basilian  abbot, hymn writer, d. 1065)

     St. Bertuin of Malonne (Anglo-Saxon, Benedictine  monk, missionary bishop in France, c. 698)

     St. Cynfran (Welsh, 5th Century)

     St. Menas (Egyptian, soldier, hermit, tortured and martyred by beheading c. 295)

     St. Mennas of Santomena (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], hermit in Italy, 6th Century)

     St. Rhedius (Welsh)

     St. Theodore the Studite of Constantinople (Turkish, abbot, champion of Church's religious independence of civil power, defender of legitimacy of sacred images, monastic reformer, died at about age 67 in 826)

     Sts. Valentine, Felician, and Victorinus, of Ravenna (Italian, martyred c. 304)

     St. Veranus of Lyons (French, bishop, 5th Century)

     Bl. Vincenza Maria Poloni of Verona [baptized Luigia (Louise)] (Italian, virgin, founded Institute of the Sisters of Mercy, died at age 53 in 1855 [beatified 2008])


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On November 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:

 

     St. Josaphat Kunsevich of Vladimir [baptized Jan (John)] (Ukrainian/Lithuanian born in Poland, Basilian  monk, convert from Ruthenian Orthodoxy, bishop of Vitebsk in Russia, bishop of Polotsk, sought unity of Eastern schismatics with pope, martyred [beaten and shot] by an Orthodox mob at about age 43 in 1623 [beatified 1643, canonized 1867] [incorrupt])


     St. Anastasius
of Pannonhalma [Astrik] [baptized Radla] (Bohemian [from what is now part of Czech Republic], Benedictine  abbot, missionary in Hungary, archbishop, c. 1040)

     Sts. Aurelius and Publius (bishops, martyred in 2nd Century)

     Sts. Benedict [Benedetto], John [Giovanni], Matthew [Matteo], Isaac [Isacco], and Cristino (Italian, Benedictine  monks, missionaries to the Slavs, martyred in 1005)

     St. Cadwallador (Welsh, chieftain, died at about age 30 c. 689)

     Bl. Christopher of Portugal [Cristvo] (Portuguese, missionary, martyred by Moslems in Sri Lanka, c. 1500)

     St. Cumian the Tall (Irish, abbot, died at about age 75 c. 665)

     St. Cunibert of Trier (Frankish, archbishop of Cologne, c. 633)

     St. Emilian Cucullatus of La Rioja (Spanish, shepherd, hermit, abbot, d. 574)

     St. Evodius of Le Puy (French, bishop, c. 560)

     Bl. Gabriel Ferretti of Ancona (Italian, nobleman, Franciscan provincial, died at about age 80 in 1465 [beatified 1753])

     St. Himerius (Swiss, monk, hermit, abbot, missionary, c. 610)

     Bl. John Cini of Pisa [Giovanni] [nicknamed "della pace" (of peace)] (Italian, Franciscan  tertiary, d. 1433 [beatified 1856])

     Bl. Kamen Vitsjev of Strem [baptized Petr], Bl. Paul Djidjov of Plovdiv [Pavel] [baptized Josef], and Bl. Josaphat Chichkov of Plovdiv [baptized Rober Matej (Robert Matthew)] (Bulgarian, priests [Augustinians of the Assumption], martyred by Communists in 1952 [beatified 2002]) [Approximate ages at death: 59, 33, and 68]

     St. Lebuin of Deventer (British, Benedictine  missionary monk in Netherlands, c. 773)

     St. Livinus (Irish, bishop of Ghent in Belgium, tortured and martyred c. 650)

     St. Machar of Iona (Irish, missionary, bishop of Aberdeen in Scotland, 6th Century)

     St. Namphasius (French, soldier, Benedictine  monk, c. 800)

     St. Nilus the Elder of Byzantium (from what is now Turkey, abbot on Mt. Sinai, theologian, bishop of Ankara, c. 430)

     St. Paternus of Saint-Pierre-le-Vif (French, Benedictine  monk, martyred c. 729)

     St. Renatus of Angers (French, bishop in France and Italy, c. 422)

     St. Rufus of Avignon (bishop, c. 200)

     St. Sinell of Cleenish (Irish, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Ymar of Reculver (British, Benedictine  monk, martyred in Denmark c. 830)

[St. Josaphat, not long before being martyred:]

     "You people of Vitebsk want to put me to death. You make ambushes for me everywhere, in the streets, on the bridges, on the highways, and in the marketplace. I am here among you as a shepherd, and you ought to know that I would be happy to give my life for you. I am ready to die for the holy union, for the supremacy of Saint Peter, and of his successor the Supreme Pontiff."

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On November 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:

     St. Frances Xavier
Cabrini of Sant'Angelo Lodigiano [Francesca Saverio] [baptized Maria Francesca (Mary Frances)] ["Mother Cabrini"] (Italian, foundress of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ... founded 67 schools, hospitals, orphanages in Europe and Americas ... died at age 67 in 1917 [beatified 1938, first U.S. citizen canonized (1946)]) [On U.S. "particular calendar"] [commemorated elsewhere on December 22]


     St. Abbo
of Fleury (French, Benedictine  abbot, teacher, writer (on astronomy, grammar, philosophy, mathematics, canon law, theology, biography, etc.), ambassador to Vatican, martyred by stabbing at about age 65 in 1004)

     Sts. Antoninus, Zebinas, Germanus, and Ennatha (three men [beheaded] and a virgin [burned alive] martyred in 297)

     Sts. Arcadius, Paschasius, Probus, Eutychian, and Paulillus (Spanish, martyred in Africa in 437)

     St. Augustina Pietrantoni of Pozzaglia Sabina [Agostina] [baptized Livia] (Italian, nurse, member of Sisters of Charity, martyred in defense of chastity [stabbed by a patient] at age 30 in 1894 [beatified 1972, canonized 1999])

     St. Brice of Tours (French, orphan, bishop, d. 444)

     St. Caillin of Ferns (Irish, bishop, 7th Century)

     Bl. Carl Lampert of Göfis (Austrian, diocesan priest and official, martyred [guillotined] by Nazis at Halle an der Saale [Germany] at age 50 in 1944 [beatified 2011])

     St. Columba of Cornwall (British, virgin, martyred)

     St. Dalmatius of Rodez (French, bishop, d. 580)

     St. Devinicus of Caithness (Scottish, bishop, 6th Century)

     St. Eugenius of Toledo (Spanish, bishop, d. 657)

     St. Gredifael of Whitland (French or Welsh, abbot, 7th Century)

     St. Homobonus of Cremona [Omobono] (Italian, tailor, married layman, supporter of the poor, died at about age 47 in 1197 [canonized 1199])

 

     St. James of Alcala [Diego] (Spanish, hermit, Franciscan  brother, missionary, died at about age 63 in 1463 [canonized 1588]) [commemorated by some on November 7]

     St. Kilian of Aubigny (Irish, missionary in France, 7th Century)

     Sts. Louis Versiglia of Oliva Gessi [Luigi] and Callistus Caravario of Cuorgné Canavese [Callisto] (Italian, Salesian  missionary bishop and priest in China, martyred by gunfire [at ages 57 and 27] in 1930 [beatified 1983, canonized 2000])

     Bl. Mark of Scala [Marco] (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 1280)

     St. Maxellendis of Caudry (French, virgin, martyred [stabbed] by her betrothed c. 670)

     St. Mitrius of Aix (Greek, slave, martyred by beheading in France in 314)

     St. Narbonne (priest, martyr)

     Pope St. Nicholas I of Rome ["Nicholas the Great"] (Italian, deacon, elected to papacy in 858, reigned until death at about age 42 in 867)

     St. Quintain of Rodez (African, bishop in France, c. 527)

     St. Stanislaus Kostka of Rostkovo [Stanislaw] (Polish, nobleman, Jesuit  novice, died at age 17 in 1568 [beatified 1605, canonized 1726])

[From Mother Cabrini:]

     "We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success, nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone."

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On November 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. Adaltrude of Saint-Cirgues (French, mother of St. Gerald, 9th Century)

     St. Alberic of Utrecht (Dutch, Benedictine  monk, bishop, d. 784)

     Sts. Clementinus, Theodotus, and Philomenus, of Heraclea (Greek, martyred)

     St. Dubricius of Madley [Dyfrig] (British, archbishop of Caerleon in Wales, monastic founder, c. 545) [On Welsh "particular calendar"]

     St. Hypatius of Gangra (Paphlagonian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop, martyred [stoned] by heretics c. 325)

     Bl. John Liccio of Caccamo [Giovanni] (Sicilian, Dominican for 96 years, priest, miracle-worker, died at about age 111 in 1511 [beatified 1753])

     St. Joseph Mary Pignatelli of Zaragoza [Jose Maria] (Spanish, Jesuit  priest in Italy, teacher, died at about age 74 in 1811 [beatified 1933, canonized 1954])

     St. Jucundus of Bologna (Italian, bishop, d. 485)

     St. Lawrence O'Toole of Castledermot [also spelled Laurenc ... Lorcan Ua Tuathail (in Gaelic)] (Irish, Augustinian  abbot, archbishop of Dublin, died in France at about age 52 in 1180 [canonized 1225]) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

 

     Bl. Mary Louise Merkert of Nysa [Maria Luisa] (Polish, virgin, co-founded Congregation of St. Elizabeth [of Hungary], died at age 55 in 1872 [beatified 2007])

     Bl. Mary Teresa of Jesus Scrilli of Montevarchi [Maria Teresa di Gesù] [baptized Maria] (Italian, directress of girls' school, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Carmel, died at age 64 in 1889 [beatified 2006])

     St. Modanic of Aberdeen (Scottish, bishop, 8th Century?)

     St. Montan of Lorraine (hermit, bishop)

     Sts. Nicholas Tavelic of Sibenik [Nikola], Adeodatus Aribert [Deodat], Stephen of Cueno [Stefano], and Peter of Narbonne [Pierre] (Croatian, French, Italian, French ... Franciscan  friars in Jerusalem ... martyred by Moslems in 1391 [beatified 1889, canonized 1970]) [St. Nicholas died at about age 51.] [commemorated by some on December 5]

     Bl. Serapion of London (English, Mercedarian  priest in Spain, hostage in Algeria, martyred [crucified] by Moslems at about age 61 in 1240 [beatified 1728])

     St. Serapion of Alexandria (Egyptian, tortured and martyred [thrown from a height] in 252)

     St. Sidonius of Saint-Saëns (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 690)

     St. Veneranda of Gaul (French, virgin, martyred in 2nd Century)

     St. Venerandus of Troyes (French, martyred in 275)

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On November 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:

 

     St. Albert the Great of Lauingen [Albrecht] ["Doctor Universalis"] (German, Dominican  priest, teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas, bishop of Regensburg, theologian, Doctor of the Church, died at about age 74 in 1280 [beatified 1622, canonized 1931])


     St. Abibus
of Edessa (Syrian, deacon, martyred by burning in 322)

     St. Arnulfus of Toul (French, bishop, d. 871)

     St. Ceronne of Corneilhan (French, virgin, 5th Century)

     St. Desiderius of Cahors (French, bishop, c. 655)

     St. Eugene of Paris (French, bishop, martyred)

     St. Felix of Nola (Italian, bishop, martyred in 287)

     St. Fintan of Rheinau (German, Benedictine  hermit, d. 879)

     Sts. Gurias the Ascetic and Samonas the Faithful, of Edessa (Syrians, martyred by beheading in 305)

     Bl. Hugh Faringdon, Bl. John Eynon, and Bl. John Rugg, of Reading (English, Benedictine  abbot [close friend of the king] and two monk-priests, martyred [probably drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Henry VIII in 1539 [beatified 1895])

     St. Leopold the Good of Melk (Austrian, grandson of emperor, father of eleven surviving children, founder of many monasteries, died at about age 63 in 1136 [canonized 1486])

     Bl. Lucy Brocolelli of Narni [Lucia] (Italian, wife, Dominican  tertiary, visionary from childhood, stigmatist, died at about age 68 in 1544 [beatified 1720])

     St. Luperius of Verona (Italian, bishop, first millennium)

     St. Machudd of Lianfechell (abbot, 7th Century)

     St. Malo of Aleth (Welsh, monk, bishop, died at about age 100 c. 620)

     Bl. Mary of the Passion de Chappotin de Neuville of Nantes [Marie de la Passion] [baptized Hélène-Marie-Philippine] (French, virgin, founded Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary, died at age 65 in 1904 [beatified 2002])

     St. Paduinus of Le Mans (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 703)

     St. Raphael Kalinowski of Vilnius [Rafal] [baptized Józef] (Polish/Lithuanian, military officer, prisoner in Siberia, tutor, Carmelite  parish priest in Pope John Paul II's hometown, spiritual director, died at age 72 in 1907 [beatified 1983, canonized 1991]) [commemorated by some on the 19th]

     Bl. Richard Whiting of Somerset, Bl. Roger James of Glastonbury, and Bl. John Thorne of Glastonbury (English, Benedictine  abbot and two monks, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Henry VIII in 1539 [beatified 1895])

     Sts. Secundus, Fidentian, and Varicus (African, early martyrs)

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On November 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:

 

     St. Gertrude the Great of Eisleben (German, Benedictine  nun, visionary, mystic, died at about age 46 in 1302 [canonized 1677])

     St. Margaret of Scotland (British [born in Hungary], wife of Scottish king, mother of eight, died at about age 48 in 1093)


     St. Afan (Welsh, bishop, 6th Century)

     St. Africus of Comminges (French, 7th Century)

     St. Agnes Offreduccio di Favarone of Assisi [Agnese] (Italian, younger sister of St. Clare, second Poor Clare  nun [at age 15], abbess, died [three months after Clare] at about age 56 in 1253 [canonized 1753]) [commemorated by some on November 19]

     St. Alfrick of Canterbury (British, Benedictine  abbot, archbishop, d. 1006)

     Blessed Martyrs of Almeria (Spanish, 9 men [2 bishops, 7 Brothers of the Christian Schools], martyred [shot] by Civil War revolutionaries in 1936 [beatified 1993])
-- Bishops:
----- Bl. Emmanuel
Medina Olmos of Lanteira [Manuel] (bishop of Guadix, died at age 67)
----- Bl. James
Ventaja Milán of Ohanes [Diego] (bishop of Almeria, died at age 56)
-- Christian Brothers:
----- Bl. Amalio
Zariquiegui Mendoza of Salinas de Oro [baptized Justo] (died at age 50)
----- Bl. Aurelius Mary
Villalón Acebrón of Zafra de Zancara [Aurelio María] [baptized Benvenuto] (died at age 46)
----- Bl. Edimigio
Primo Rodríguez of Adalia [baptized Isidro (Isidore)] (died at age 55)
----- Bl. Evencio Ricardo
Alonso Uyarra of Viloria de Rioja [baptized Eusebio (Eusebius)] (died at age 29)
----- Bl. Joseph Cecil
Rodríguez González of Molina de Ubierna [José Cecilio] [baptized Bonifacio (Boniface)] (died at age 51)
----- Bl. Theodomir Joachim
Sáinz Sáinz of Puéntedey [Teodomiro Joaquín] [baptized Adriano (Adrian)] (died on his 29th birthday)
----- Bl. Walter Bernard
Herrero Martínez of Santa María de Porquera de los Infantes [Valerio Bernardo] [baptized Marciano] (died at age 27)

     St. Balsamie (French, nurse, 5th Century)

     St. Edmund Rich of Abingdon (English, theologian, teacher at Oxford, archbishop of Canterbury, adviser to king, died at about age 62 in 1242 [canonized 1246]) [On English "particular calendar"] [Commemorated by some on November 20th]

     Bl. Edward Osbaldeston of Lancaster (English, priest, martyred under Elizabeth I in 1594 [beatified 1987])

     Sts. Elpidius, Marcellus, Eustochius, and companions (dragged by horses and martyred by burning in 362)

     St. Eucherius of Lyons (French, monk, hermit, bishop, c. 450)

     St. Fidentius of Padua (Italian, 2nd Century)

     St. Gobrian of Vannes (French, bishop, hermit, d. 725)

     Bl. Grace of Cattaro [Grazia] (Dalmatian [from part of what is now Croatia], fisherman, Augustinian  brother, died at about age 71 in 1509 [beatified 1889])

     St. Joseph Mkasa Balikuddembe of Buganda (Uganda, prefect of royal pages, companion of St. Charles Lwanga, martyred by beheading in 1885 [beatified 1920, canonized 1964])

     Bl. Louis Morbioli of Bologna [Luigi] (Italian, Carmelite  tertiary, died at about age 56 in 1495 [beatified 1842])

     St. Matilda von Hackenborn-Wippra of Helfta [Mechtilde] (German [Saxon], Cistercian  nun, mystic, spiritual guide of St. Gertrude, died at about age 57 in 1298) [commemorated by some on the 19th]

     St. Othmar of Saint-Gall (Swiss, Benedictine  abbot, d. 759)

     Sts. Rufinus, Marcus, Valerius, and companions (African, early martyrs)

     Bl. Simeon of La Cava (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, died at about age 60 in 1141 [beatified 1928])

[Prayer by St. Gertrude:]

     O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of eternal life, Your Heart is a glowing furnace of Love. You are my refuge and my sanctuary.

     O my adorable and loving Savior, consume my heart with the burning fire with which Yours is aflamed. Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Your love. Let my heart be united with Yours. Let my will be conformed to Yours in all things. May Your Will be the rule of all my desires and actions. Amen.

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On November 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:

 

     St. Elizabeth of Hungary [Erzsebet] (Hungarian [born in Slovakia], princess, mother of four, widow, Franciscan  tertiary, champion of the poor and sick, died in Germany at about age 24 in 1231 [canonized 1235])


     Sts. Acisclus and Victoria
of Cordova (Spanish, brother and sister, martyred by arrows in 304)

     Sts. Alphaeus of Caesarea and Zachaeus of Gadara (Palestinian, lector and deacon, martyred by beheading in 303)

     St. Anianus of Orléans (French, bishop, d. 453)

     St. Dionysius of Alexandria (Egyptian, patriarch [bishop], died at about age 75 in 265)

     St. Eugene of Florence (Italian, deacon, d. 422)

     St. Gregory of Clermont [baptized George Florentius] (French, historian, wrote lives of saints, bishop of Tours, died at about age 54 in 594)

     St. Gregory Thaumaturgus of Neocaesarea ["The Wonder Worker"] (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], student of Origen, bishop, theologian, miracle-worker, died at about age 57 c. 270)

     St. Hilda of Northumbria (British, Benedictine  abbess, died at about age 66 in 680) [On English "particular calendar"]

     St. Hugh of Avalon [Hugues] (French, Carthusian  abbot in England, bishop of Lincoln, died at about age 60 in 1200 [canonized 1220]) [On English "particular calendar"]

     St. Hugh of Noara [Ugo] (Sicilian, Cistercian  abbot, c. 1170)

     Bl. Jane of Segna [Giovanna] (Italian, shepherdess, virgin, died at about age 62 in 1307 [beatified 1798])

     St. Namasius of Vienne (French, bishop, c. 559 [canonized 1903])

     Holy Martyrs of Paraguay (Jesuit  priests, missionaries mainly in Paraguay, martyred by indigenous savages in Brazil in 1628 [beatified 1934, canonized in 1988])
----- St. Alphonse
Rodriguez of Segovia [Alonso] and St. Rocco Gonzalez of Asunción [Roque] (Spanish and Paraguayan, hacked to death by tomahawk at about ages 30 and 52)
----- St. John
de Castillo of Belmonte [Juan] (Spanish, stoned to death at about age 32)

     St. Raverranus of Séez (French, bishop, 8th Century)

     Bl. Salome of Skala [Salomea] (Polish, married at 13 to prince of Hungary, widow, Poor Clare  abbess, died at about age 57 in 1268 [beatified 1673]) [commemorated by some on November 18]

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On November 18, we members of the Catholic Church family celebrate the feast of the dedication of the Roman basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul.

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

 

     St. Rose-Philippine Duchesne of Grenoble (French, Visitation  sister and later missionary sister in the Society of the Sacred Heart in Missouri and other states, died at age 83 in 1852 [beatified 1940, canonized 1988]) [On U.S. "particular calendar"]


     St. Amandus
of Lérins (French, abbot, d. 708)

     Bl. Caroline Kózkówna of Wal-Ruda [Karolina] ["The Maria Goretti of Poland"] (Polish, virgin, resisted rape by Russian soldier, martyred at age 16 in 1914 [beatified 1987])

     St. Constant of Lough Erne (Irish, priest, hermit, martyred in 777)

     Bl. Grimoald of the Purification Santamaria of Pontecorvo [Grimoaldo della Purificazione] [baptized Ferdinando] (Italian, Passionist  seminarian, died at age 19 in 1902 [beatified 1995])

     St. Guilminus of Thouace (French, Benedictine  monk, c. 1065)

     St. Hesychius of Antioch (Roman, soldier, martyred by drowning c. 303)

     Bl. John Xoun of Maeco and Bl. Leonard Kimura of Nagasaki (Japanese ... [John] lay member of Confraternity of the Holy Rosary ... [Leonard] Jesuit  brother, catechist, cook, and tailor ... martyred by roasting over slow fire before 20,000 witnesses in 1619 [beatified 1867])

     St. Keverne of Cornwall (British, c. 530)

     St. Mawes of Brittany (Welsh, hermit, abbot in Britain and France)

     St. Maximus of Mainz (German, bishop, persecuted by Arian heretics, d. 378)

     St. Mummolus of Lagny (French, abbot, c. 690)

     St. Nazarius of Lerins (French, monk, abbot)

     St. Odo of Cluny (French, nobleman, Benedictine  abbot, reformer of monasteries, religious author, champion of the poor, died at about age 63 in 942)

     St. Oriculus and companions, of Carthage (North African, martyred by Arian Vandals in 430)

     Sts. Romanus and Barula (Palestinian and Syrian, deacon and seven-year-old boy, martyred [Romanus burned, strangled, and beheaded] in Syria in 304)

     St. Thomas of Antioch (Syrian? hermit, d. 782)

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On November 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:

 

 

     St. Atto of Tordino (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1010)

     St. Azas and companions, of Isauria (about 150 people martyred in 304)

     St. Barlaam of Antioch (Syrian, peasant, tortured and martyred in Cappadocia [part of Turkey today] in 304)

     St. Crispin of Ecijia (Spanish, bishop, martyred [beheaded] in 4th Century)

     St. Ebbe of Minster-in-Thanet (British, Kentish queen, sister of four saints, widow, abbess, d. 694)

     Sts. Exuperius, Felician, and Severinus, of Vienne (French, martyred in 170)

     St. Faustus of Alexandria (Egyptian, deacon, martyred in 4th Century)

     Bl. James Benefatti of Mantua [Giacomo] (Italian, Dominican  friar, bishop, d. 1332 [beatified 1859]) [incorrupt] [commemorated by some on the 26th]

     St. James of Constantinople (Turkish, army officer, priest and hermit in France, c. 865)

     St. Maximus of Rome (martyred in 255)

     St. Medana of Galloway (Irish, virgin in Scotland, 8th Century)

     St. Nerses the Great of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], married, catholicos [bishop] of Armenians, martyred by poisoning in 373)

     St. Obadiah (Israelite, Old Testament prophet, several centuries B.C.)

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On November 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:

 

 

     Sts. Adventor, Octavius, and Solutor, of Turin (martyred in Italy c. 297)

     St. Agapius of Caesarea (Palestinian, martyred by drowning or beheading c. 306)

     Bl. Ambrose Traversari of Portico [Ambrogio] (Italian, Camaldolese  abbot, died at about age 63 in 1439)

     Sts. Ampelius and Caius of Messina (Sicilians, martyred c. 302)

     Bl. Anna Kolesarova of Vysoka nad Uhom (Slovak, lay adolescent, martyred at age 16 by a drunken Russian soldier [shot in the face and chest, in the presence of family members, while defending her virginity] in 1944 [beatified 2018])


     St. Autbodus of Laon (Irish, missionary priest in France, hermit, d. 690)

     Sts. Bassius, Dionysius, Agapitus, and forty companions, of Heraclea (Greek, early martyrs)

     St. Benignus of Milan (Italian, bishop, c. 477)

     St. Bernward of Utrecht (German, nobleman, emperor's tutor, bishop of Hildesheim, died at about age 62 in 1022 [canonized 1193])

     Blessed "Christian Doctrine" Martyrs of Spain (Spanish, 17 members of Congregation of the Sisters of Christian Doctrine, martyred during Civil War in 1936 [beatified 1995])
----- Bl. Angela of St. Joseph
Lloret Marti of Villa Joyosa [Angela de San José] [baptized Francisca (Frances)] (died at age 61)
----- Bl. Elizabeth
Ferre Sabria of Villanueva y Geltrú [Isabel] (died at age 84)
----- Bl. Heart of Jesus
Gomez Vives of Valencia [Corazon de Jesus] (died at age 55)
----- Bl. Ignatia of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Pascual Pallardo of Valencia [Ignacia del Santisimo Sacramento] (died at about age 74)
----- Bl. Marcella of St. Thomas
Aurea Navarro of Albacete [Marcela de San Tomás] (died at about age 37)
----- Bl. Mary Grace of St. Anthony
of Valencia [Maria Gracia de San Antonio] (died at age 67)
----- Bl. Mary of Calvary
Clariana of Carlet [Maria del Calvario] (died at age 65)
----- Bl. Mary of Help
Jimenez Baldovi of San Martín de Provensals [Maria del Socorro] (died at age 51)
----- Bl. Mary of Help
Orts a Baldo of Altea [Maria del Socorro] (died at age 48)
----- Bl. Mary of Monserrat
Llimona Planas of Molina del Rey [Maria de Monserrate] (died at age 76)
----- Bl. Mary of Peace
Lopez Garcia of Turís [Maria de la Paz] (died at age 51)
----- Bl. Mary of Refuge
Rosat Balasch of Mislata [Maria del Refugio] (died at age 63)
----- Bl. Mary of Sorrows
Suris Brusola of Barcelona [Maria de los Dolores] (died at age 37)
----- Bl. Mary of the Assumption
Mongoche Homs of Uldecona [Maria de la Asuncion] (died at age 77)
----- Bl. Mary of the Conception
Marti Local of Carlet [Maria de la Concepcion] (died at age 75)
----- Bl. Mary of the Rosary
Calpe Ibanez of Sueca [Maria del Rosario] (died at age 80)
----- Bl. Teresa of St. Joseph
Duart Roig of Benifayó de Espioca [Teresa de San Jose] (died at age 60)

     St. Colman of Dalriada (Welsh)

     St. Dasius of Dorostorum (Roman, soldier, martyred c. 303)

     St. Edmund of East Anglia (British, king at age 14, martyred by arrows at about age 29 in 869)

     St. Eudon of Corméry (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 760)

     Sts. Eustace, Thespesius, and Anatolius, of Nicaea (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], martyred in 235)

     St. Eval of Cornwall (British, bishop, 6th Century)

     St. Felix of Amiens (French, hermit, Trinitarian  priest, died at about age 85 in 1212 [canonized 1666])

     St. Francis Xavier Cân of Sou-Mieng (Vietnamese, catechist, martyred by strangling at about age 34 in 1837 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     St. Gregory of Decapolis (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], 9th Century)

     St. Humbert of East Anglia (British, bishop who crowned St. Edmund, martyred c. 870)

     St. Leo of Nonantula (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1000)

     Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti of Veroli [baptized Anna Felice] (Italian, Benedictine  nun, died at age 95 in 1922 [beatified 1967])

     St. Maxentia of Beauvais (Irish or Scottish, virgin, martyred in France)

     Sts. Nerses of Sahgerd, John of Beth-Seleucia, and companions (Persian ... bishops, priests, and laymen ... martyred by stabbing, stoning, and in other ways c. 343) [The companions included Sts. Joseph of Sahgerd, Isaac of Hulsar, Papa of Herminum, Uhanam, Guhsciatezades, Sasannes, Mares, Timaeus, Zaron, Bahutha, Tecla, Danacla, Tatona, Mama Mazachia, Anne, Abiatha, Hathes, and Mamlacha]

     St. Silvester of Châlons-sur-Saône (French, bishop, c. 525)

     St. Simplicius of Verona (Italian, bishop, c. 535)

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On November 21, we members of the Catholic Church family commemorate the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by her parents, to God in the Temple.

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

 

 

     St. Albert of Louvain (Belgian, bishop of Liege, martyred by the sword at about age 36 in 1192 [canonized 1613])

     St. Amelberga of Susteren (French, Benedictine  abbess, c. 900)

     Sts. Celsus and Clement of Rome (Italian, early martyrs)

     Bl. Clelia Merloni of Forli (Italian, virgin, founded Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, died at age 69 in 1930 [beatified 2018])


     St. Columbanus the Younger of Luxeuil (French, monk, martyred c. 616)

     Sts. Demetrius and Honorius of Ostia (Italian, early martyrs)

     St. Digain of Cornwall (British, 5th Century)

     Pope St. Gelasius I of Rome (Italian, secretary to two popes, elected to papacy in 492, reigned until death in 496)

     St. Heliodorus and companions of Pamphylia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], martyred c. 270)

     St. Hilary of Volturno [Hilario] (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 1045)

     Sts. Honorius, Eutychius, and Stephen, of Asta (Spanish, martyred c. 300)

     Bl. Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd Siedliska of Roszkowa-Wola [Maria od Pana Jezusa Dobrego Pasterza] [baptized Franciszka (Frances)] (Polish, virgin, founded Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, died at age 60 in 1902 [beatified 1989])

     St. Maurus of Verona (Italian, bishop, c. 600)

     Bl. Nicholas Giustiniani of Venice [Niccola] (Italian, father of nine, Benedictine  monk, c. 1180)

     St. Rufus of Cyrene (Libyan, son of St. Simon of Cyrene, greeted by St. Paul [Romans 16:13], c. 90)

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On November 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. Cecilia of Rome (Italian, virgin, martyred by beheading c. 117 [incorrupt])

 

 

     Blessed Martyrs of Armenia (one Italian and seven Armenians, Franciscans, tortured and martyred by Moslem Turks in 1895 [beatified 1982])
----- Bl. Salvatore
Lilli of Cappadocia (Italian, Franciscan  missionary priest in Palestine and Armenia, died at age 42)
--- [In the names of the Armenians, the word "Oghlou" means "Son of"]:
----- Bl. Baldji Oghlou Ohannes
----- Bl. David Oghlou David
----- Bl. Dimbalac Oghlou Wartavar
----- Bl. Geremia Oghlou Boghos
----- Bl. Khodianin Oghlou Kadir
----- Bl. Kouradji Oghlou Tzeroum
----- Bl. Toros Oghlou David

     Bl. Benedict de Ponte (Dominican  missionary to Poland, martyred in 13th Century)

     Bl. Christian of Auxerre (French, bishop, c. 873)

     St. Dayniol the Younger of Bangor (British, abbot, d. 621)

     Bl. Eugenia of Matera (Italian, Benedictine  abbess, c. 1093)

     Sts. Mark and Stephen of Antioch (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], martyred c. 305)

     Sts. Philemon and Apphia of Phrygia (from Asia Minor, subject of Pauline epistle and his wife, martyred by stoning in 1st Century)

     St. Pragmatius of Autun (French, bishop, c. 520)

     St. Savinian of Ménat (French, Benedictine  abbot, 8th Century)

     St. Trigidia of Oña (Spanish, Benedictine  abbess, c. 925)

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On November 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:

 

     Pope St. Clement I of Rome (Italian, disciple of Christ's Apostles, probably ordained to priesthood by St. Peter, chosen fourth pope c. 88, reigned until martyrdom [possibly by drowning] c. 97)

     Bl. Michael Augustine Pro of Guadalupe [Miguel Agustin] (Mexican, ordained Jesuit  priest in Europe, master of disguise in persecuted homeland, martyred by firing squad at age 36 in 1927 [beatified 1988]) [On U.S. "particular calendar"]


     St. Adalbert
of Casauria [Adalberto] (Italian, Benedictine  monk, c. 1045)

     St. Amphilochius of Iconium (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], bishop, c. 392)

     St. Clement of Metz (French, bishop)

     St. Columban of West Leinster (Irish, Benedictine  abbot in France, died at about age 72 in 615) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     St. Felicity of Rome (Italian, widow, martyred in 165)

     St. Gregory of Girgenti (Sicilian, Byzantine Catholic bishop, c. 638)

     St. Guy of Casauria [Guido] (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1045)

     Bl. Henrietta Alfieri of Borgovercelli [Enrichetta] [baptized/confirmed Maria Angela Domenica] (Italian, virgin, religious of Daughters of Charity, died at age 60 in 1951 [beatified 2011])


     St. Lucretia of Mérida (Spanish, virgin, martyred in 306)

     Bl. Margaret of Pinerolo [Marguerite] (French, queen of Savoy, widow, Dominican  tertiary, nurse of plague victims, visionary, died at about age 82 in 1464 [beatified 1669])

     St. Paternian of Fermo (Italian, bishop, c. 343)

     St. Paulinus of Caermarthen (Welsh, abbot, c. 505)

     St. Rachildis of Saint-Gall (Swiss, Benedictine  hermitess, c. 946)

     St. Sisinius of Cyzicus (from Asia Minor, bishop, c. 325)

     St. Trudo (northern European, Benedictine  abbot, c. 695)

     St. Wilfetrudis of Nivelle (Belgian, Benedictine  abbess, c. 670)

[Thoughts and prayers of Bl. Miguel Pro:]

     “Viva Cristo Rey - Long live Christ the King!”

     "We ought to speak, shout out against injustices, with confidence and without fear. We proclaim the principles of the Church, the reign of love, without forgetting that it is also a reign of justice."

     "Does our life become from day to day more painful, more oppressive, more replete with sufferings? Blessed be He a thousand times who desires it so. If life be harder, love makes it also stronger, and only this love, grounded on suffering, can carry the Cross of my Lord, Jesus Christ. "

     "I believe, O Lord, but strengthen my faith... Heart of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love. Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence. Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee; but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee. Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine; but take care of my promise so that I may be able to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life."

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On November 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:

 

     Holy Martyrs of Vietnam [also called "St. Andrew Dung Lac and companions"]
(117 people whose names and stories are known ...
... consisting of 96 Indochinese, 10 French [members of the Paris Society for Foreign Missions (MEP)], and 11 Spanish [Dominicans] ...
including 8 bishops (6 Spanish, 2 French), 50 priests (37 Indochinese, 8 French, 5 Spanish --- i.e., 15 Dominicans, 8 MEP, and 27 diocesan clergy), 1 Indochinese seminarian, 57 Indochinese lay men (including 9 Dominican tertiaries and 17 catechists) and 1 Indochinese lay woman ... of whom 9 were tortured to death, 21 were suffocated/strangled, 76 were beheaded, 6 were burnt, and 5 were mutilated ...
beatified in 1900 (64), 1906 (8), 1909 (20), and 1951 (25) ... all canonized in 1988 ...
representative of thousands of Catholic clergy, religious, and laity martyred between 1625 and 1886 in what is today Vietnam)
{Many of these martyrs (who died between 1745 and 1862), are remembered individually or in small groups on other days during the year -- e.g., on the anniversary of the day they died.}

[Click here to see the martyrs' names and other facts about them.]


     St. Alexander
of Corinth (Greek, martyred in 361)

     Bl. Balsamo of Cava (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1232 [beatified 1928])

     St. Bieuzy of Brittany (British, martyred in France in 7th Century)

     St. Chrysogonus of Aquileia (Italian, teacher, martyred by beheading in 304)

     St. Colman MacLenin of Munster (Irish, bishop of Cloyne, died at about age 70 c. 600 [canonized 1903]) [Commemorated in Ireland on December 25]

     Bl. Conrad of Frisach [Corrado] (Italian, Dominican  priest in Germany, d. 1239)

     Sts. Crescentian, Cyriacus, Largus, and Smaragdus, of Rome (Italian, martyred on the rack in 309)

     St. Eanfleda of Whitby (British, princess, widow, Benedictine  nun, c. 700)

     St. Felicissimus of Perugia (Italian, martyred c. 303)

     St. Firmina of Amelia (Italian, virgin, martyred c. 303)

     Sts. Flora and Maria, of Cordoba (Spanish, friends, converts from Islam, virgins, tortured and beheaded by Moslems c. 856)

     Sts. Joachim Hao Kai-zhi of Zha-zuo and Lawrence Bai Xiao-man of Shui-cheng (Chinese, laymen, martyred by beheading [at ages 65 and 35] in 1839 and 1856 [beatified 1900, canonized 2000])

     St. Kenan of Damleag (Irish, bishop in Meath, c. 500)

     St. Leopardinus of Vivaris (French, abbot, martyred in 7th Century)

     Bl. Mary Ann Sala of Brivio [Maria Anna] (Italian, member of Sisters of St. Marcellina, died at age 62 in 1891 [beatified 1980] [incorruptible])

     St. Marinus of Maurienne (French, Benedictine  hermit, martyred by Moslems in 731)

     St. Protasius of Milan (Italian, bishop, d. 352)

     St. Romanus of Rome (Italian, missionary bishop in France, d. 385)

 

 

     Holy Martyrs of Vietnam – CONTINUED

 [also called "St. Andrew Dung Lac and companions"]  (117 people whose names and stories are known ...
... consisting of 96 Indochinese, 10 French [members of the Paris Society for Foreign Missions (MEP)], and 11 Spanish [Dominicans] ...
including 8 bishops (6 Spanish, 2 French), 50 priests (37 Indochinese, 8 French, 5 Spanish --- i.e., 15 Dominicans, 8 MEP, and 27 diocesan clergy), 1 Indochinese seminarian, 57 Indochinese lay men (including 9 Dominican tertiaries and 17 catechists) and 1 Indochinese lay woman ... of whom 9 were tortured to death, 21 were suffocated/strangled, 76 were beheaded, 6 were burnt, and 5 were mutilated ...
beatified in 1900 (64), 1906 (8), 1909 (20), and 1951 (25) ... all canonized in 1988 ...
representative of thousands of Catholic clergy, religious, and laity martyred between 1625 and 1886 in what is today Vietnam)
{Many of these martyrs (who died between 1745 and 1862), are remembered individually or in small groups on other days during the year -- e.g., on the anniversary of the day they died.}

-- [Bishops:]
----- St. Dominic
Henárez of Baena [Domingo] (Spanish, Dominican, auxiliary bishop, beheaded at about age 73 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Ignatius
Delgado y Cebrián of Villa Felice [Ignacio] [baptized Clemente (Clement)] (Spanish, Dominican, died [of dysentery and starvation in a cage] at age 76 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Jerome
Hermosilla of San Domingo de la Calzada [Jeronimo] (Spanish, Dominican, beheaded at about age 81 in 1861 [beatified 1906])
----- St. Joseph Mary
Díaz Sanjurjo of Santa Eulalia de Suegos [José María] (Spanish, Dominican, beheaded at about age 39 in 1857 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Melchior
García Sampedro Suárez of Cortes (Spanish, Dominican, hacked to pieces at about age 37 in 1858 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Peter Rose Ursula
Dumoulin-Borie of Cors [Pierre-Rose-Ursule] (French, MEP [appointed bishop, but not yet consecrated], beheaded at about age 30 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Stephen Theodore
Cuenot of Beaulieu [Étienne-Théodore] (French, MEP, died [dysentery] at about age 59 in 1861 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Valentine
Berrio Ochoa of Ellorio [Valentín] (Spanish, Dominican, beheaded at about age 34 in 1861 [beatified 1906])
-- [Priests (diocesan, unless otherwise noted):]
----- St. Alphonse
Leciniana of Navas del Rey [Alonso] [baptized Mateo (Matthew)] (Spanish, Dominican, beheaded at about age 43 in 1745 [beatified 1906])
----- St. Andrew
Tran An Dung of Bac Ninh [alias Lac] [better known as Andrew Dung Lac] [Anrê Tran An Dung (alias Lac)] (beheaded at about age 44 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Augustine
Schoeffler of Mittelbronn (French, Dominican  tertiary, beheaded at about age 29 in 1851 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Bernard
Vo Van Due of Quan Anh [Bênadô Van Due] (beheaded at age 83 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Dominic
Cam of Cam Chýõng [Ðaminh Cam] (Dominican  tertiary, d. 1859 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Dominic
Du of Nang A [alias Dominic Nguyen Van Hanh] [Ðaminh Du (alias Ðaminh Nguyen Van Hanh)] (Dominican, died at age 66 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Dominic
Mau of Phú Nhai [Ðaminh Mau] (Dominican, died at about age 50 in 1858 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Dominic
Nguyen Van Xuyen of Hýng Lap [Ðaminh Nguyen Van Xuyên] (beheaded at about age 52 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Dominic
Trach of Ngoai Voi [alias Doai] [Ðaminh Trach (alias Ðoài)] (Dominican, beheaded at about age 48 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Dominic
Tuoc of Trung Lao [Ðaminh Tuoc] (Dominican  tertiary, died [of wounds] at about age 64 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Emmanuel
Nguyen Van Trieu of Saigon [Emmanuel Nguyen Van Trieu] (beheaded at about age 42 in 1798 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Francis
Gil de Federich of Tortosa [Francisco] (Spanish, Dominican, beheaded at about age 43 in 1745 [beatified 1906])
----- St. Francis Isidore
Gagelin of Montperreux [François-Isidore] (French, MEP, strangled at about age 34 in 1833 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Francis
Jaccard of Onnion [François] (French, MEP, strangled at about age 39 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Hyacinth
Castañeda of Sétavo [Jacinto] (Spanish, Dominican, imprisoned 3 years, beheaded at about age 30 in 1773 [beatified 1906])
----- St. James
Do Mai Nam of Ðông Biên [Giacôbê Ðo Mai Nam] (MEP, beheaded at about age 57 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. John Charles
Cornay of Loudon [Jean-Charles] (French, MEP, caged and tortured, cut to pieces at about age 28 in 1837 [beatified 1900])
----- St. John
Dat of Ðong Chuoi [Gioan Ðat] (beheaded at about age 33 in 1798 [beatified 1900])
----- St. John
Doan Trinh Hoan of Kim-Long [Gioan Ðoàn Trinh Hoan] (beheaded at about age 62 in 1860 [beatified 1909])
----- St. John Louis
Bonnard of Saint-Christo-em-Jarez [Jean-Louis] (French, MEP, beheaded at about age 28 in 1852 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Dang Dinh Vien of Tiên Chu [Giuse Ðang Ðình Viên] (beheaded at about age 51 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Do Quang Hien of Ðong Chuoi [Giuse Ðo Quang Hien] (Dominican, beheaded at about age 65 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Fernández of Ventosa de la Cueva [José] (Spanish, Dominican, beheaded at about age 63 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Marchand of Passavant (French, MEP, died [flesh torn from body with red-hot tongs] at about age 32 in 1835 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Nguyen Din Nghi of Ke Voi [Giuse Nguyen Ðình Nghi] (MEP, beheaded at about age 69 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Tran Van Tuan of Tran Xá [Giuse Tran Van Tuân] (Dominican, died at about age 40 in 1861 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Lawrence
Nguyen Van Huong of Ke Sai [Lôrensô Nguyen Van Huong] (beheaded at about age 52 c. 1855 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Luke
Vu Ba Loan of Trai Bút [Luca Vu Bá Loan] (beheaded at about age 84 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Martin
Ta Duc Thinh of Ke Sat [Mactinô Ta Ðuc Thinh] (MEP, beheaded at about age 80 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Paul
Le Bao Tinh of Trinh-Hà [Phaolô Bao Tinh] (beheaded at about age 64 in 1857 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Paul
Le Van Loc of An Nhõn [Phaolô Vãn Loc] (beheaded at about age 29 in 1859 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Paul
Nguyen Ngan of Ke Biên [Phaolô Nguyen Ngân] (died at about age 69 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Paul
Pham Khac Khoan of Duyên Mau [Phaolô Pham Khac Khoan] (MEP, beheaded at about age 69 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Peter
Almató Ribera of San Feliz [Pedro] (Spanish, Dominican, beheaded at about age 33 in 1861 [beatified 1906])
----- St. Peter
Doan Cong Quy of Búng [Phêrô Ðoàn Công Quý] (beheaded at about age 33 in 1859 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Peter Francis
Néron of Bornay [Pierre-François] (French, MEP, beheaded at about age 42 in 1860 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Peter
Khanh of Hoa Due [Phêrô Khanh] (beheaded at about age 62 in 1842 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Peter
Le Tuy of Bang So [Phêrô Tùy] (beheaded at about age 60 in 1833 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Peter
Nguyen Ba Tuan of Ngoc Ðong [Phêrô Nguyen Bá Tuan] (died of wounds in prison at about age 72 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Peter
Nguyen Van Luu of Gò Vap [Phêrô Nguyen Van Luu] (died at about age 49 in 1861 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Peter
Nguyen Van Tu of Ninh Cuong [Phêrô Nguyen Van Tu] (Dominican, died at about age 42 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Peter
Truong Van Thi of Ke So [Phêrô Trýõng Vãn Thi] (beheaded at about age 76 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Peter
Vo Dang Khoa of Thuan Nghia [Phêrô Ðang Khoa] (strangled at about age 50 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Philip
Phan Van Minh of Cái Mon [Philiphê Phan Van Minh] (MEP, beheaded at about age 38 in 1853 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Theophany
Vénard of Saint-Loup-sur-Thouet [Théophane] (French, MEP, beheaded at about age 32 in 1861 [beatified 1900]) [His letters from prison and his example inspired the young St. Thérèse of Lisieux to volunteer for the Carmel at Hanoi (Hà Noi) when her tuberculosis was in remission.]
----- St. Thomas
Dinh Viet Du of Nam Ðinh [Tôma Ðinh Viet Du] (Dominican  tertiary, beheaded at about age 56 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Thomas
Khuong of Nam Hòa [Tôma Khuông] (mandarin's son, Dominican  tertiary, died at about age 72 in 1861 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Vincent
Do Yen of Trao Lu [Vinh-sõn Ðo Yen] (Dominican, beheaded at about age 73 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Vincent
Le Quang Liem of Trà Lu [Vinh-sõn Quang Liêm] (Dominican, beheaded at about age 41 in 1773 [beatified 1906])
----- St. Vincent
Nguyen The Diem of An Do [Vinh-sõn Nguyen The Ðiem] (beheaded at about age 77 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
-- [Seminarian:]
----- St. Thomas
Tran Van Thien of Trung Quán [Tôma Tran Van Thien] (MEP, strangled at about age 18 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
-- [Laity:]
----- St. Agnes
Le Thi Thanh of Bái-Ðien [Anê Thi Thành] (mother of 6, died in prison at about age 60 in 1841 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Andrew
Nguyen Kim Thong of Gò Thi [Anrê Nguyen Kim Thông (alias Nam Thuông)] (village mayor, died [dehydration, exposure, and exhaustion on forced march] at about age 65 in 1855 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Andrew
Tran Van Trong of Kim Long [Anrê Tran Van Trông] (military officer, beheaded at about age 27 in 1835 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Andrew
Tuong of Ngoc Cuc [Anrê Tuong] (catechist, died at about age 50 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Anthony
Nguyen Huu Quynh-Nam of My Hýõng [Antôn Nguyen Huu Quynh-Nam] (physician, catechist, strangled at about age 72 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Anthony Peter
Nguyen Dich of Chi Lang [Antôn Nguyen Ðích] (farmer, sheltered priests, beheaded in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Augustine
Nguyen Van Moi of Phú Trang [Augustinô Nguyen Van Moi] (laborer, Dominican  tertiary, strangled at about age 33 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Augustine
Phan Viet Huy of Ha Linh [Augustinô Phan Viet Huy] (soldier, stretched on rack and sawn in half at about age 44 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Dominic
Bui Van Uy of Tiên Môn [Ðaminh Bùi Van Úy] (catechist, Dominican  tertiary, strangled at about age 38 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Dominic Nicholas
Dinh Dat of Phú Nhai [Ðaminh Ðinh Ðat] (military officer, strangled at about age 36 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Dominic
Huyen of Ðông Thành [Ðaminh Huyen] (died at about age 45 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Dominic
Mao of Ngoc Cuc [Ðaminh Mao] (died at about age 44 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Dominic
Nguyen of Ngoc Cuc [Ðaminh Nguyên] (died at about age 60 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Dominic
Nhi of Ngoc Cuc [Ðaminh Nhi] (d. 1861 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Dominic
Ninh of Trung Linh [Ðaminh Ninh] (died at about age 27 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Dominic
Pham Trong Kham of Quan Cong [Ðaminh Pham Trong Kham] (wealthy judge, prior of Dominican tertiaries, died at about age 60 in 1859 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Dominic
Toai of Ðông Thành [Ðaminh Toái] (fisherman, burnt at about age 51 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Emmanuel
Le Van Phung of Ðau-Nuc [Emanuel Van Phung] (mandarin [high official], catechist, strangled at about age 63 in 1859 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Francis
Do Van Chieu of Trung Le [Phanxicô Ðo Van Chieu] (Dominican  tertiary, catechist, beheaded at about age 41 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Francis
Tran Van Trung of Phan-Xá [Phanxicô Tran Van Trung] (army corporal, beheaded at about age 33 in 1858 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Francis Xavier
Can of Son Miêng [Phanxicô Xaviê Can] (catechist, strangled at about age 34 in 1837 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Francis Xavier
Ha Trong Mau of Ke Rieng [Phanxicô Xaviê Trong Mau] (Dominican  tertiary, catechist, strangled at about age 49 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. John Baptist
Con of Ke Báng [Gioan Baotixita Con] (married man, catechist, beheaded at about age 35 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. John Baptist
Dinh Van Thanh of Nông Khê [Gioan Baotixita Ðinh Van Thành] (catechist, beheaded at about age 44 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Hoang Luong Canh of Làng Van [Giuse Hoàng Lýõng Canh] (physician, Dominican  tertiary, beheaded at about age 75 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Le Dang Thi of Ke Van [Giuse Ðang Thi] (army captain, strangled at about age 35 in 1860 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Joseph Peter
Nguyen Dinh Uyen of Ninh Cuong [Giuse Nguyen Ðình Uyen] (strangled at about age 63 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Joseph
Nguyen Duy Khang of Trà Vi [Giuse Nguyen Duy Khang] (servant of Bishop      St. Jerome Hermosilla, Dominican  tertiary, after 120 lashes was beheaded at about age 29 in 1861 [beatified 1906])
----- St. Joseph
Nguyen Van Luu of Cái-Nhum [Giuse Nguyen Van Luu] (catechist, died of torture and abuse at about age 64 in 1854 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Joseph
Pham Trong Ta of Quan Cong [Giuse Pham Trong Ta] (tortured to death at about age 59 in 1859 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Joseph
Tuan of Nam Ðien [Giuse Tuân] (died at about age 37 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Joseph
Tuc of Hoàng Xá [Giuse Túc] (died at age 9 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Lawrence
Ngon of Luc Thuy [Lôrensô Ngôn] (d. 1862 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Luke
Pham Trong Thin of Quan Cong [Luca Pham Trong Thìn] (died at about age 40 in 1859 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Martin
Tho of Ke Báng [Máctinô Tho] (tax collector, beheaded at about age 53 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Matthew
Le Van Gam of Gò Công [Matthêô Van Gam] (merchant, beheaded at about age 34 in 1847 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Matthew
Nguyen Van Dac of Ke Lai [alias Phuong] [Matthêô Nguyen Van Ðac (alias Phuong)] (catechist, beheaded at about age 60 in 1861 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Michael
Ho Dinh Hy of Nhý Lâm [Micae Ho Ðình Hy] (mandarin [high official], superintendent of royal silk mills, beheaded at about age 49 in 1857 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Michael
Nguyen Huy My of Ke Vinh [Micae Nguyen Huy My] (farmer, village mayor, beheaded at about age 34 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Nicholas
Bui Duc The of Kiên Trung [Nicôla Bùi Ðuc The] (soldier, hacked to pieces at about age 47 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Paul
Hanh of Quán [Phaolô Hanh] (beheaded at about age 33 in 1859 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Paul
Nguyen Van My of Ke Non [Phaolô Nguyen Van My] (strangled at about age 40 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Paul
Tong Viet Buong of Phu Cam [Phaolô Tong Viet Buong] (captain of emperor's bodyguard, beheaded in 1833 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Paul
Vu Van Duong of Vuc Ðuong [alias Dong] [Phaolô Vu Van Duong (alias Ðong)] (died at about age 47 in 1839 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Peter
Da of Ngoc Cuc [Phêrô Ða] (catechist, burnt in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Peter
Doan Van Van of Ke Bói [Phêrô Ðoàn Van Vân] (beheaded at about age 77 in 1857 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Peter
Dinh Van Dung of Ðông Phú [Phêrô Ðinh Van Dung] (catechist, d. 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Peter
Nguyen Khac Tu of Ninh Binh [Phêrô Nguyen Khac Tu] (catechist, beheaded at about age 29 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Peter
Nguyen Van Hieu of Ðong Chuoi [Phêrô Nguyen Van Hieu] (catechist, beheaded at about age 57 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Peter
Thuan of Ðông Phú [Phêrô Thuan] (fisherman, burnt in 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Peter
Truong Van Duong of Ke So [Phêrô Trýõng Vãn Ðuong] (catechist, strangled at about age 30 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Peter
Vu Van Truat of Ke Thiec [Phêrô Vu Van Truat] (catechist, died at about age 22 in 1838 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Simon
Phan Dac Hoa of Mai Vinh [Simon Phan Ðac Hòa] (father of 12, physician, village mayor, beheaded at about age 62 in 1840 [beatified 1909])
----- St. Stephen
Nguyen Van Vinh of Phú Trang [Stêphanô Nguyen Van Vinh] (catechist, Dominican  tertiary, strangled at about age 25 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Thomas
Nguyen Van De of Bo Trang [Tôma Nguyen Van Ðe] (tailor, Dominican  tertiary, strangled at about age 29 in 1839 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Thomas
Toan of Can Phán [Tôma Toán] (Dominican  tertiary, catechist, repentant apostate, died [scourged, starved, and exposed to insects for 12 days] at about age 73 in 1840 [beatified 1900])
----- St. Vincent
Duong of Doãn Trung [Vinh-sõn Dýõng] (d. 1862 [beatified 1951])
----- St. Vincent
Tuong of Ngoc Cuc [Vinh-Sõn Tuong] (judge, died at about age 48 in 1862 [beatified 1951])
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On November 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. Katherine of Alexandria (Egyptian, virgin, martyred by beheading c. 310)


     St. Alanus
of Lavaur (French, Benedictine  abbot, 7th Century)

     St. Alnoth of Weedon (British, herder, hermit, martyred in 700)

     Bl. Beatrice of Ornacieux [Beatrix] (French, Carthusian  nun, mystic, died at about age 45 c. 1309 [beatified 1869])

     Bl. Bernold of Ottobeuren (Bavarian, Benedictine  priest, c. 1050)

     Bl. Conrad of Heisterbach (German, soldier, Cistercian  monk, c. 1200)

     Bl. Ekbert of Muensterschwarzach (German, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1075)

     Bl. Elizabeth Achler of Waldsee [Elisabeth] (German, Franciscan  tertiary, mystic, visionary, stigmatist, died on her 34th birthday in 1420 [beatified 1766])

     St. Erasmus of Antioch (Syrian, martyred)

     St. Imma of Würzburg (German, Benedictine  abbess, died at about age 52 in 752)

     St. Jucunda of Reggio (Italian, virgin, d. 466)

     Bl. Louis Beltrame-Quattrocchi of Catania [Luigi] and Bl. Maria Beltrame-Quattrocchi of Florence [nee Corsini] (Italian, husband and wife for fifty years, parents of four, died at age 71 in 1951 and at age 81 in 1965 [beatified 2001, with three children present])

     St. Mercury of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], soldier, tortured and martyred c. 250)

     St. Mesrop of Taron (Armenian, hermit, translated Bible, patriarch [bishop], d. 441)

     St. Moses of Rome (Italian, priest, martyred c. 251)

     Bl. Nicholas Steensen of Copenhagen [Niels] (Danish, bishop, died in Germany at age 48 in 1686 [beatified 1988])

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On November 26, 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. Albert of Haigerloch (German, nobleman, Benedictine  prior, parish priest, d. 1311)

     St. Alypius Stylianus of Adrianopolis (from Asia Minor, deacon, stylite hermit [atop pillar] for over 60 years, 5th Century?)

     St. Amator of Autun (French, bishop, 3rd Century)

     St. Basolus of Limoges (French, soldier, monk, hermit, miracle-worker, died at about age 65 c. 620)

     St. Bellino of Padua (Italian, bishop, martyred in 1151)

     St. Conrad of Constance (German, nobleman, bishop, d. 975 [canonized 1123])

     St. Egelwine of Athelney (British, prince, 7th Century)

     Sts. Faustus of Alexandria, Didius, Ammonius, Phileas, Hesychius, Pachomius, Theodore, and over 650 companions (Egyptians ... priest, six bishops, and others ... martyred c. 311)

     Bl. Gaetana Sterni of Cassola (Italian, Canossian  sister, founder of Sisters of the Divine Will, died at age 62 in 1889 [beatified 2001])

     Bl. Hugh Taylor of Durham (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I at about age 25 in 1585 [beatified 1987])

     Bl. James Alberione of San Lorenzo di Fossano [Giacomo] (Italian, parish priest, co-founder of the Pauline family of congregations [Society of Saint Paul, Daughters of Saint Paul, Sisters Disciples of the Divine Master, and Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd], died at age 87 in 1971 [beatified 2003])

     St. John Berchmans of Diest [Jan] (Belgian, poor son of shoemaker, Jesuit   seminarian, died at age 22 in 1621 [beatified 1865, canonized 1888])

     St. Leonard Casanuova of Port Maurice [Leonardo ... da Porto Maurizio] [baptized Paolo Girolamo (Paul Jerome)] (Italian, Franciscan  priest, missionary, prolific spiritual writer, foremost promoter of Via Crucis [Stations of the Cross], died at age 74 in 1751 [beatified 1796, canonized 1867])


     St. Marcellus of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], priest, martyred [hurled from a height] by Arian heretics in 349)

     Bl. Marmaduke Bowes of Ingram Grange (English, layman, martyred by hanging under Elizabeth I in 1585 [beatified 1987])

     St. Martin of Arades (French, Benedictine  monk, d. 726)

     St. Nikon Metanoiete of Pontus (Armenian, monk, missionary on Crete and in Greece, d. 998)

     St. Peter of Alexandria (Egyptian, patriarch [bishop], martyred in 311)

     Bl. Pontius of Faucigny [Ponce] (French, Benedictine  abbot, died at about age 78 in 1178 [beatified 1806])

     St. Sylvester Gozzolini of Osimo [Silvestro] (Italian, nobleman, hermit, founder and abbot of Blue Benedictines [Silvestrines], died at about age 90 in 1267 [canonized 1598])

     Pope St. Siricius I of Rome (Italian, deacon, elected in 384, reigned until death at about age 65 in 399)

     Bl. Walter of Aulne (Belgian, Cistercian  prior, c. 1180)

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On November 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:

 

 

     Sts. Acacius, Hirenarchus, and seven female companions, of Sebaste (Armenian, priest and laity, martyred c. 305)

     St. Acharius of Noyon (French, bishop, d. 640)

     Bl. Angel Sinesio of Carania [Angelo] (Sicilian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 1386)

     St. Apollinaris of Monte Cassino (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 828)

     Sts. Basileus, Auxilius, and Saturninus (Syrian, bishop and companions, early martyrs)

     Bl. Bernardine Amici of Fossa [Bernardino] [baptized Giovanni (John)] (Italian, Franciscan  friar, missionary, died at about age 82 in 1503 [beatified 1828])

     St. Bilhild of Altenmünster (German, duchess, widow, Benedictine  abbess, died at about age 80 c. 710)

     St. Cungar of Devon (British, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Edwold of Cerne (British, hermit, d. 871)

     Sts. Facundus and Primitivus of León (Spanish, martyred by beheading c. 300)

     St. Fergus of Downpatrick [Ferga] (Irish, missionary, bishop, c. 721) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     Blessed Martyrs of the House of Firando (Japanese, 11 lay members of royal family, converts to Catholicism, martyred by beheading in Nagasaki in 1619 [beatified 1867])
----- Bl. Alexis
Nakamura of Figen
----- Bl. Anthony
Kimura of Nagasaki (died at about age 24)
----- Bl. Bartholomew
Sheki
----- Bl. John
Ivananga
----- Bl. John
Montahana
----- Bl. Leo
Nakanishi of Amanguchi
----- Bl. Matthias
Kosaka of Omura
----- Bl. Matthias
Nakano
----- Bl. Michael
Takesh'ita (died at about age 25)
----- Bl. Roman
Matevoka of Omura
----- Bl. Thomas
Kotenda

     St. Francis Anthony Fasani of Lucera [Francesco Antonio] [baptized Donato Antonio Giovanni Niccolo (Donatus Anthony John Nicholas)] (Italian, Franciscan  priest, theologian, preacher, writer of hymns, champion of the downtrodden, died at age 61 in 1742 [beatified 1951, canonized 1986])

     St. Gallgo of Anglesey (Welsh, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Goustan of Ouessant (French, Benedictine  monk, d. 1040)

     St. Humilis of Bisignano (Italian, Franciscan  brother, advisor to two popes, noted for holiness, wisdom, and miracles, died at about age 55 in 1637 [beatified 1882, canonized 2002]) [commemorated by some on November 25]

     St. James Intercisus (Persian [Iranian], military officer in court of king, tortured and martyred by beheading in 421)

     St. John Angeloptes of Ravenna (Italian, bishop, d. 433)

     St. Maximus of Decomer (French, abbot, bishop of Riez, d. 460)

     St. Seachnall of Dunshauglin (French, nephew of St. Patrick, composer of hymns, bishop in Ireland, d. 447)

     St. Severinus of Paris (French, hermit, monk, c. 540)

     St. Siffred of Albano (Italian, monk, bishop of Carpentras, 6th or 7th Century)

     St. Valerian of Aquileia (Italian, bishop, d. 389)

     St. Virgil of Salzburg (Irish, Benedictine  abbot, bishop in Austria, c. 784 [canonized 1233])

[One of today's saints, James Intercisus, experienced a most remarkable martyrdom. I mentioned above that he was beheaded, but the tortures that preceded his death were amazing. His nickname, "intercisus," means "cut to pieces."]

     Under evil King Yezdigerd I's persecution of Christians, James apostacized. Later, regretting what he had done, he openly expressed his faith to the new king, Bahram. For this he was slowly cut into 28 pieces before a crowd of Christians, finally dying when his head was cut off. He had survived the slow loss of (1) each of his fingers, (2) each of his toes, (3) his hands, (4) his feet, (5) his arms to the elbows, (6) his legs to the knees, (7) his ears, (8) and his nose.

     Upon losing one part of his body, St. James Intercisus prayed:      "O Savior, receive a branch of this tree. Let it die, corrupt in the grave and bud again, before being covered in glory."

     Just before the fatal blow, he prayed:

     "O God, you see me here with my limbs scattered. I have no fingers to clasp in prayer to you; I have no hands to stretch towards you. I have no feet nor legs nor arms. I am like a ruined house, whose walls are all that remain. O Lord, turn your anger from me and from your people! Give peace and rest to your flock that are persecuted and scattered by tyrants. Gather them together from the ends of the earth. Then I, the least of your servants, will bless and praise you with all the martyrs and confessors, from the East and from the West, from the North and from the South. Praise be to God, the Son, and Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen!"

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On November 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:

 

 

     Bl. Calimerio of Montechiaro (Italian, Dominican  priest, died at about age 91 in 1521)

     St. Catherine Labouré of Fain-les-Moûtiers [baptized Zoë] (French, peasant, member of Sisters of Charity, visionary of the "Miraculous Medal," died at age 70 in 1876 [beatified 1933, canonized 1947]) [incorruptible]

     Bl. Christopher Wharton of Middleton (English, priest, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 60 in 1600 [beatified 1987])

     St. Fionnchu of Bangor (Irish, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Hippolytus of Saint-Claude (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, c. 775)

     St. James Gangala of Montebrandone [also called James of the Marches] [Giacomo] [baptized Domenico (Dominic)] (Italian, Doctor of Law, Franciscan  priest, wandering missionary, preached daily for 40 years, died at age 85 in 1476 [beatified 1624, canonized 1726])

     Bl. James Thompson of York [alias Hudson] (English, priest, martyred by hanging under Elizabeth I in 1582 [beatified 1895])

     Blessed Missionary Oblate Martyrs of Spain (Spanish, one layman and twenty-two Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate  [5 priests, 13 seminarians, 3 brothers -- nuns' chaplains or parish priests], martyred [shot] during Spanish Civil War in 1936 [beatified 2011]) [The martyrs may be commemorated locally, and by the Oblate Congregation, on their date of martyrdom (eight on July 24 and two on November 7 -- as noted below -- and the remaining sixteen on November 28).]  [More about the martyrs:]

----- Bl. Angel Francis Bocos Hernández of Ruijas-Valderrible [Ángel Francisco] (coadjutor brother, died at age 53)

----- Bl. Cándido Castán San José of Benifayó (married layman, died at age 41 on July 24)

----- Bl. Cecil Vega Domínguez of Villamor de Obrigo [Cecilio] (seminarian, subdeacon, died at age 22 on July 24)

----- Bl. Clement Rodríguez Tejerina of Santa Olaja de la Varga [Clemente] (seminarian, died at age 18)

----- Bl. Daniel Gómez Lucas of Hacinas (seminarian, died at age 20)

----- Bl. Eleutherius Prado Villaroel of Prioro [Eleuterio] (coadjutor brother, died at age 21)

----- Bl. Emmanuel Gutiérrez Martín of Fresno del Río [Manuel] (seminarian, subdeacon died at age 23 on July 24)

----- Bl. Francis Esteban Lacal of Soria [Francisco] (priest, provincial superior, died at age 48)

----- Bl. Francis Polvorinos Gómez of Calaveras de Arriba [Francisco] (seminarian, died at age 26 on July 24)

----- Bl. Gregory Escobar García of Estella [Gregorio] (priest [newly ordained], died at age 24)

----- Bl. John Anthony Pérez Mayo of Santa Marina del Rey [Juan Antonio] (priest, professor, died at age 28 on July 24)

----- Bl. John Joseph Caballero Rodríguez of Fuenlabrada de los Montes [Juan José] (seminarian, died at age 26)

----- Bl. John Peter del Cotillo Fernández of Siero de la Reina [Juan Pedro] (seminarian, died at age 22 on July 24)

----- Bl. Joseph Guerra Andrés of León [José] (seminarian, died at age 22)

----- Bl. Joseph Vega Riaño of Siero de la Reina [José ] (priest, teacher, died at about age 32 on November 7)

----- Bl. Justus Fernández González of Huelde [Justo] (seminarian, died at age 20)

----- Bl. Justus Gil Pardo of Lúquin [Justo] (seminarian, died at age 25)

----- Bl. Justus González Lorente of Villaverde de Arcayos [Justo] (seminarian, died at age 20 on July 24)

----- Bl. Marcellinus Sánchez Fernández of Santa Marina del Rey [Marcelino] (coadjutor brother, died at age 25)

----- Bl. Paschal Aláez Medina of Villaverde de Arcayos [Pascual] (seminarian, died at age 19 on July 24)

----- Bl. Publius Rodríguez Moslares of Tiedra [Publio] (seminarian, died at age 24)

----- Bl. Servilian Riaño Herrero of Prioro [Serviliano] (seminarian, died at age 20 on November 7)

----- Bl. Vincent Blanco Guadilla of Frómista [Vicente] (priest, local superior, died at age 54)

 

     Sts. Papinianus and Mansuetus (African, bishops, martyred in 5th Century)

     Sts. Quieta and Hilary of Dijon (French, senator and wife, martyred in 5th Century)

     Sts. Rufus and companions, of Rome (Italian, household, martyred in 304)

     St. Sosthenes of Corinth (Greek, leader of Jews at synagogue [Acts 18:17], bishop in Asia Minor [now called Turkey], 1st Century)

     Sts. Stephen the Younger, Basil, Peter, Andrew, and over 300 companions, of Constantinople (from Asia Minor, abbot and monks, martyred c. 765) [St. Stephen died at about age 50.]

     Sts. Valerian, Urban, Crescens, Eustace, Cresconius, Crescentian, Felix, Hortulanus, and Florentian (African, bishops, defenders of the faith, banished by Arian king, 5th Century)

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On November 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:

 

 

     Bl. Bernard Francis de Hoyos of Torrelobatón [Bernardo Francisco] (Spanish, Jesuit  priest, visionary of the Sacred Heart, died at age 24 in 1735 [beatified 2010])

 

     Sts. Blaise and Demetrius of Veroli (Italian, early martyrs)

     St. Brendan of Birr (Irish, abbot, c. 573)

     Bl. Dennis of the Nativity Berthelot of Honfleur [Denis de la Nativité] and Bl. Redeemed-by-the-Cross Rodrigues da Cunha of Lizouros [Redento da Cruz] [baptized Pierre (Peter) and Tomás (Thomas)] (French and Portuguese ... originally shipmaster and military officer ... later Carmelite  priest and brother ... tortured and martyred by Moslems of the Malay archipelago at about ages 38 and 40 in 1638 [beatified 1900])

     Bl. Edward Burden of Durham (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 48 under Elizabeth I in 1588 [beatified 1987])

     Bl. Frederick of Ratisbon [Friedrich] (German, Augustinian  brother, carpenter and wood-chopper, d. 1329 [beatified 1909])

     Bl. George Errington of Hirst (English, layman, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 42 in 1596 [beatified 1987])

     St. Gulstan of Rhuys (French, Benedictine  monk, c. 1010)

     St. Hardoin of Pol-de-Leon (French, bishop, 7th Century)

     St. Illuminata of Todi (Italian, virgin, c. 320)

     Bl. Jutta of Heiligenthal (German, Cistercian  abbess, c. 1250)

     Bl. Nicolino Magalotti (Italian, Franciscan  tertiary, hermit near Camerino, d. 1370 [beatified 1856])

     Sts. Paramon and 374 companions (Greek, martyred in 250)

     St. Philomenus of Ancyra (Galatian [from part of what is now Turkey], martyred in 275)

     St. Radbod of Utrecht (Dutch, Benedictine  monk, bishop, d. 918)

     St. Sadwen (Welsh, hermit, 6th Century)

     Sts. Saturninus and Sisinius of Carthage (from North Africa [Tunisian], priest and deacon in Rome, martyred c. 309)

     St. Saturninus of Rome (Italian, bishop of Toulouse in France)

     St. Sernin of Toulouse (Roman, missionary to France and Spain, bishop, martyred [dragged by a bull] c. 257)

     St. Walderic of Murrhardt (German, Benedictine  abbot, c. 817)

     Bl. William Gibson of Ripon and Bl. William Knight of South Duffield (English, laymen, martyred under Elizabeth I in 1596 [beatified 1987])

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On November 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:

 

     St. Andrew of Bethsaida (Galilean [Israelite], fisherman, brother of St. Peter, Apostle of Jesus, missionary, martyred by crucifixion in Greece in 1st Century)


     Bl. Alexander
Crow of Howden (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I at about age 36 in 1586 [beatified 1987])

     Bl. Andrew of Antioch (Syrian, Augustinian  priest, died at about age 80 in 1348)

     St. Arnold of Gemblours [Arnaud] (French, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1155)

     Sts. Castulus and Euprepis of Rome (Italian, early martyrs)

     St. Constantius of Rome (Italian, priest, martyred by Pelagian heretics c. 418)

     St. Cuthbert Mayne of Youlston (English, Protestant minister turned Catholic priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Elizabeth I at about age 33 in 1577 [beatified 1886, canonized in 1970])

     Bl. Josbert Rose of Saint-Bertin (French, Benedictine  monk, d. 1186)

     St. Joseph Marchand of Passavant (French, priest of the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris in Indochina [modern Vietnam], martyred [flesh torn from body with red-hot tongs] at about age 32 in 1835 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     Sts. Justina and Maura of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], virgins, early martyrs)

     Bl. Louis Roch Gietyngier of Zarki [Ludwik] (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Dachau [Germany] at age 37 in 1941 [beatified 1999])

     Sts. Sapor of Beth-Nictor, Isaac of Beth-Seleucia, Mahanes, Abraham, and Simeon (Persians [Iranians], two bishops and three laymen, martyred by pagans in 339)

     St. Thaddeus Liu Rui-ting of Qunglai (Chinese, priest, martyred at age 50 in 1823 [beatified 1900, canonized 2000])

     Sts. Trojan and Tual of Tréguier (French, bishop of Saintes and abbot, 6th Century)


     Bl. Vincent
Queralt Lloret and Companions (Spanish, 21 people [7 priests of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian) ... 2 sisters of the Daughters of Charity ... 5 diocesan priests ... and 7 laymen belonging to Association of the Miraculous Medal], martyred during Civil War in 1936 and 1937 [beatified 2017])

... Vincentian  priests:

----- Bl. Agapitus Alcalde Garrido of Rubena [Agapito] (died at age 69 in 1936)

----- Bl. John Puig Serra of Sant Martí De Centelles [Joan] (died at age 57 in 1936)

----- Bl. Joseph Acosta Alemán of Cartagena [José] (died at age 56 in 1937)

----- Bl. Louis Berenguer Moratona of Santa Maria D’horta [Luis] (died at age 67 in 1937)

----- Bl. Emmanuel Binimelis Cabré of Reus [Manuel] (died at age 44 in 1936)

----- Bl. Raphael Vinagre Torres Muñoz of Feria [Rafael] (died at age 68 in 1936)

----- Bl. Vincent Queralt Lloret of Barcelona [Vicenç] (died at age 42 in 1936)

... Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul :

----- Bl. Dorinda Sotelo Rodríguez of Lodoselo (died at age 21 in 1936)

----- Bl. Toribia Marticorena Sola of Murugarren (died at age 54 in 1936)

... Diocesan priests:

----- Bl. Cajetan García Martínez of Jumilla [Cayetano] (died at age 41 in 1936)

----- Bl. Joseph Sánchez Medina of Archena [José] (died at age 36 in 1936)

----- Bl. John Joseph Martínez Romero of Totana [Juan José] (died at age 47 in 1937)

----- Bl. Peter Gambín Pérez of Cartagena [Pedro] (died at age 50 in 1936)

----- Bl. Peter Joseph Rodríguez Cabrera of Totana [Pedro José] (died at age 33 in 1937)

... Laymen (young single men and fathers of families, died in 1936):

----- Bl. Henry Peter Gonzálvez Andreu of Cartagena [Enrique Pedro] (died at age 26)

----- Bl. Francis García Balanza of Cartagena [Francisco] (died at age 35)

----- Bl. Francis Roselló Hernández of Cartagena [Francisco] (died at about age 29)

----- Bl. Isidore Juan Martínez of Cartagena [Isidore John] (died at age 37)

----- Bl. Joseph Ardil Lázaro of Cartagena [José] (died at age 22)

----- Bl. Modesto Allepuz Vera of Cartagena (died at about age 30)

----- Bl. Raphael Lluch Garín of Valencia [Rafael] (died at age 19)


     Bl. William de Paulo of Catania [Guglielmo] (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1423)

     St. Zosimus the Wonder-Worker (Palestinian, hermit, 6th Century)

[More about today's Chaldean Catholic martyrs of Persia ...]

     The day after their capture, all five were brought before the king, who inquired: "Have not you heard that I derive my pedigree from the gods? Yet I sacrifice to the sun, and pay divine honors to the moon. And who are you who resist my laws, and despise the sun and fire?"

     The martyrs with one voice answered: "We acknowledge one God, and Him alone we worship."

     The king asked: "What God is better than Hormisdatas, or stronger than the angry Armanes? And who is ignorant that the sun is to be worshipped."

     Bishop St. Sapor replied: "We confess one only God, who made all things, and Jesus Christ born of him."

     At this the king commanded that he should be beaten on the mouth; all the bishop's teeth were knocked out. Then he was beaten with clubs, until his whole body was bruised and his bones broken. After this he was loaded with chains. Eventually he died of his wounds.

     St. Abraham died after his eyes were bored out with a hot iron.

     St. Mahanes died after being flayed from head to navel.

     St. Simeon was shot with arrows and buried alive.

     Bishop St. Isaac was stoned to death.

     (Sts. Isaac and Sapor, pray for our bishops, especially the wavering ones, that their faith may be strengthened.)

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