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

     St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face
Martin of Alençon [Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus et de la Sainte-Face] [baptized Marie-Thérèse-Françoise (Mary Therese Frances)] [also called "The Little Flower" and "St. Therese of Lisieux"] (French, Carmelite  nun, autobiographer, follower of "The Little Way," Doctor of the Church, died at age 24 on September 30 in 1897 [beatified 1923, canonized 1925])


     Sts. Aizan and Sazan (Abyssinian [Ethiopian], chieftains, martyred c. 400)

     St. Albaud
of Toul (French, bishop, c. 520)

     Bl. Anthony
Rewera of Samborzec [Antoni] (Polish, diocesan priest, founder of Congregation of the Sons of the Seraphic St. Francis, martyred by Nazis at Dachau [Germany] at age 73 in 1942 [beatified 1999])

     St. Aretas and 504 companions (early martyrs in Rome)

     St. Bavo
of Brabant (Belgian, nobleman, widower, monk, died at about age 65 in 654)

     Bl. Caspar
Fisogiro (Japanese, member of Confraternity of the Holy Rosary, martyred at Nagasaki in 1617 [beatified 1867])

     Bl. Cecilia
Eusepi of Monte Romano (Italian, virgin, member of Third Order of the Servants of Mary, died [tuberculosis] at age 18 in 1928 [beatified 2012] [incorruptible])

     Bl. Christopher
Buxton of Tideswell, Bl. Ralph Crockett of Barton-on-the-Hill, Bl. Edward James of Breaston, Bl. John Robinson of Ferrensby, Bl. Robert Wilcox of Chester, and Bl. Robert Widmerpool of Nottingham (English, five priests and a layman, martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1588 [beatified 1929]) [Buxton was about 26 years of age. Crockett had been a schoolteacher. Robinson was a widower. Wilcox was about 30. Widmerpool, about 28, was a tutor for the nobility.]

     St. Dodo
of Lobbes (Belgian, Benedictine  abbot in France, d. 750)

     St. Fidharleus
of Rathin (Irish, abbot, d. 762)

     Bl. John
de Palafox y Mendoza of Fitero [Juan] (Spanish, Bishop of Puebla, Bishop of Osma, died at age 59 in 1659 [beatified 2011])

     Sts. Julia, Maxima, and Verissimus,
of Lisbon (Portuguese, sisters and brother, martyrs, 4th Century)

     Bl. Louis Mary
Monti of Bovisio [Luigi Maria] (Italian, layman, co-founded Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception, died at age 75 in 1900 [beatified 2003])

     St. Melorius
of Cornwall (English, prince, murdered as a child before 1100)

     Bl. Nicholas
of Forca-Palena [Niccola] (Italian, founded Hermits of St. Jerome, died at about age 100 in 1449 [beatified 1771])

     St. Piaton
of Tournai (Italian, missionary in France and Belgium, martyred in 286)

     Sts. Priscus, Crescens, and Evagrius,
of Tomi (early martyrs)

     St. Remigius
of Laon ["Apostle of the Franks"] (French, nobleman, bishop of Rheims for 74 years [from age 22], died at about age 96 in 533)

     St. Romanos the Melodist (Syrian, Jewish convert, deacon, writer of a thousand hymns, died at about age 66 c. 556)

     St. Virila
of Leyre (French, Benedictine  abbot, miracle worker, d. 1000)

[from St. Therese, the Little Flower:]
     --- You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.
     --- Kneeling before the tabernacle, I can think of only one thing to say to our Lord: "My God, you know that I love You." And I feel that my prayer does not weary Jesus; knowing my weakness, He is satisfied with my good will.
     --- Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither intelligence nor talents.  He cherishes simplicity.
     --- Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find  another heaven which is infinitely dearer to him - the heaven of our souls, created in His Image, the living  temples of the Adorable Trinity.
     --- Above all it's the Gospels that occupy my mind when I'm at prayer; my poor soul has so many needs, and yet this is the one thing needful. I'm always finding fresh lights there, hidden and enthralling meanings.
     --- I have not the courage to force myself to seek beautiful prayers in books; not knowing which to  choose I act as children do who cannot read; I say quite simply to the good God what I want to tell Him, and He always understands me. 
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On October 2, we members of the Catholic Church family honor the Holy Guardian Angels. We also honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:


     Bl. Anthony
Chevrier of Lyons [Antoine] (French, priest, founded Society of Priests of the Prado, died at age 53 in 1879 [beatified 1986])

     St. Beregisus
of Saint-Hubert (French, abbot? c. 726)

     Bl. Constantine Stephen
Bogdanffy of Crna Bara [Szilard Istvan] (Hungarian, bishop of Oradea Mare in Romania, martyred by Communists in prison at age 42 in 1953 [beatified 2010])

     St. Eleutherius and companions,
of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], soldier, martyred c. 303)

     St. Gerinus
of Arras (French, brother of Leodegarius [see below], martyred by stoning in 676)

     St. Joan Emily
de Villeneuve of Toulouse [Jeanne-Émilie] (French, founded Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of Castres, died at age 43 in 1854 [beatified 2009, canonized 2015])

     Bl. John
Beyzym of Beyzymy Wielkie [Jan] (Polish, priest, missionary for 48 years to lepers on Madagascar, died at age 62 in 1912 [beatified 2002])

     St. Leodegarius
of Autun (French, nobleman, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, tortured [blinded, lips cut off, tongue pulled out] and martyred at about age 62 in 678)

     St. Leudomer
of Chartres (French, bishop, c. 585)

     Bl. Maria Antonina
Kratochwil of Ostrava-Vitcovice [baptized Maria Anna (Mary Ann)] (Polish born in Moravia, School Sister of Notre Dame, martyred by Nazis at Stanislawow at age 61 in 1942 [beatified 1999])

     Sts. Primus, Cyril and Secundarius (early martyrs in Syria)

     St. Theophilus (Bulgarian, Benedictine  monk in what is now Turkey, opposed iconoclast heresy, c. 750)

     St. Ursicinus II
of Chur (Swiss, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, hermit, d. 760)
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On October 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. Adalgott
of Chur (French, Cistercian  abbot, bishop, champion of the sick, died at about age 60 in 1165)

     St. Candidus
of Rome (early martyr)

     Bl. Columba
Marmion of Dublin [baptized Joseph Aloysius] (Irish, priest, seminary professor, Benedictine  abbot in Belgium, died at age 64 in 1923 [beatified in 2000])

     St. Cyprian
of Marseilles (French, monk, bishop of Toulon, 6th Century)

     Sts. Dionysius, Faustus, Gaius, Peter, Paul, and companions (Roman? banished to Libya, martyred in Egypt in 257)

     Bl. Dominic
Spadafora of Randazzo (Italian, Dominican  priest, died at about age 71 in 1521)

     St. Ebontius
of Comminges (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop of Barbastro in Spain, d. 1104)

     St. Froilan
of Lugo (Spanish, Benedictine  monk, bishop of Leon, miracle worker, d. 905)

     St. Gerard
of Brogne (Belgian, nobleman, Benedictine  abbot, died at about age 64 in 959)

     St. Hesychius
of Majuma (Palestinian, hermit, c. 380)

     St. Maximian
of Bagae (North African, bishop, persecuted by Donatist heretics, d. 404)

     St. Menna
of Lorraine (French, virgin, d. 395)

     St. [Mother] Theodore
Guerin of Etables-sur-Mer [baptized Anne-Thérese] (French, superior of U.S. missionary house of Sisters of Providence, died in Indiana at age 57 in 1856 [beatified 1998, canonized 2006]) [commemorated by some on May 14]

     St. Thomas
of Hereford (English, Oxford teacher and chancellor, bishop, died in Italy in 1292 [canonized 1320])

     St. Widradus
of Flavigny [also known as St. Ware] (French, Benedictine  abbot, d. 747)
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On October 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. Francis
Bernadone of Assisi [baptized Giovanni (John)] [known as "Francesco" (French boy) and "Il Poverello" (the little poor man)] (Italian, deacon, stigmatist, founder of Order of Friars Minor [Franciscans] and of Order of Poor Ladies [Poor Clares], died at about age 45 in 1226 [canonized 1228])


     Sts. Adauctus and Callisthene
of Ephesus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], father [a martyr] and virgin daughter, 4th Century)

     St. Ammon the Great (Egyptian, desert monk, abbot with at least 4,000 disciples, c. 350)

     St. Aurea
of Paris (Syrian, abbess in France, d. 666)

     Sts. Caius, Faustus, Eusebius, Chaeremon, Lucius, and companions (Egyptian, martyred in 257)

     Sts. Crispus and Caius
of Corinth (Greek, baptized by St. Paul [1 Cor. 1], bishops of the Aegean islands and of Thessalonica, martyred in 1st Century)

     Sts. Domnina, Berenice, and Prosdoce (Syrian, mother and daughters, martyred c. 310)

     Bl. Francis
Titelmans of Hasselt (Belgian, Capuchin  friar, cared for the sick in Rome, d. 1537)

     St. Hierotheus (Greek, 1st Century)

     St. Julian
Majali of Sicily [Giuliano] (Italian, Benedictine  hermit and abbot, d. 1470)

     Sts. Mark, Marcian, and many companions (Egyptian, martyred in 304)

     St. Peter
of Damascus (Syrian, bishop, tortured and martyred [beheaded] by Moslems c. 750)

     St. Petronius
of Byzantium (from Asia Minor, bishop of Bologna in Italy, c. 445)

     St. Quintus
of Tours (French, courtier, rejected advances of queen, martyred for his chastity c. 570)

["Canticle of Brother Sun" by St. Francis
of Assisi]
     Most High Almighty Good Lord, Yours are praise, glory, honor and all blessings; To You alone! Most High, do they belong, and no man is worthy of speaking Your Name!
     Be praised, Lord, with all Your creatures, and above all our Brother Sun, who gives us the day by which You light our way, and who is beautiful, radiant and with his great splendor is a symbol to us of You, O Most High!
     And be praised, Lord, for our Sister Moon and the Stars. You created them in the heavens bright, precious and beautiful!
     And be praised, Lord, for our Brother the Wind and for the air and the clouds and for fair weather and  for all other through which You sustain Your creatures.
     And be praised, Lord, for our Sister Water, so useful, and humble, and chaste!
     And be praised, my Lord, for our Brother Fire, through whom You light up the night and who is handsome, joyful, robust, and strong!
     And be praised, my Lord, for our Sister, Mother Earth, who supports and carries us and produces the  diverse fruits and colorful flowers and trees!
     Praise and bless the Lord and give thanks to Him and serve Him with great humility!
     Be praised, my Lord, for our Sister, bodily Death from whom no living man can escape!
     Woe only to those who die in mortal sin; but blessed are those who have done Your most holy will; for the second death can cause them no harm!
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On October 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:

     Bl. Francis Xavier
Seelos of Füssen (Bavarian, Redemptorist  priest, itinerant parish missioner in more than ten American states, died at age 48 in 1867 [beatified in 2000]) [on U.S. "particular calendar"]


    Bl. Albert
Marvelli of Ferrara [Alberto] (Italian, layman, engineer, leader of Catholic Action group aiding the poor, nursed the wartime wounded, politician elected posthumously, died [hit by truck] at age 28 in 1946 [beatified 2004])

     St. Alexander
of Trier and companions (German, martyred c. 304)

     St. Anna
Schäffer of Mindelstetten [also spelled Schaeffer] (German, virgin, paralyzed in accident, stigmatist, had apostolate of correspondence, died at age 43 in 1925 [beatified 1999, canonized 2012])

     St. Apollinaris
of Vienne (French, bishop, d. 520)

     St. Attila
of Tarazona [Atilano] (Spanish, Benedictine  monk, bishop of Zamora, died at about age 70 in 1009)

     St. Aymard
of Citiny (French, abbot, d. 965)

     Bl. Bartholomew
Longo of Latiano [Bartolomeo] ["Fratel Rosario" ("Brother Rosary")] (Italian, repentant anti-Catholic and ex-satanist priest, Dominican  tertiary, served poor children of prisoners, died at age 85 in 1926 [beatified 1980])

     Sts. Boniface and Palmatius
of Trier and companions (German, martyred in 287)

     St. Charitina
of Amisus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], virgin, tortured and martyred in 304)

     Sts. Firmatus and Flaviana
of Auxerre (French, deacon and virgin, early martyrs)

     St. Flora
of Beaulieu (French, Hospitaler  nun, mystic, stigmatist, died at about age 36 in 1347)

     St. Galla
of Rome (Italian, noblewoman, widow, c. 550)

     Bl. John
Hewitt of York [alias Weldon], Bl. William Hartley of Wyn, and Bl. Robert Sutton of Kegworth (English, two priests and a teacher, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1588 [beatified 1929])

     St. Magdalevus
of Verdun (French, Benedictine  monk, bishop, c. 776)

     Bl. Marian
Skrzypczak of Janowiec (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis [shot] at Plonkowo [Poland] at age 30 in 1939 [beatified 1999])

     St. Mary Faustina of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Kowalska of Glogowiec [Maria Faustyna] [baptized Helena] ["Apostle of Divine Mercy"] (Polish, member of Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, mystic, spiritual diarist, died at age 33 [tuberculosis] in 1938 [beatified 1993, canonized 2000])

     St. Meinuph
of Bodeken (German, abbot, d. 859)

     Sts. Placid
of Monte Cassino, Eutychius, Victorinus, Flavia, Donatus, Firmatus, Faustus, and 30 monks (Italian ... disciple of St. Benedict, family members, and fellow Benedictine  monks ... martyred in 6th Century)

     Bl. Raymond
of Capua [Raimondo] (Italian, Dominican  friar and master general, spiritual director of St. Catherine of Siena, died at about age 69 in 1399 [beatified 1899])

     St. Thraseas
of Eumenia (Phrygian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop, martyred in 170)
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On October 6, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Bruno
of Cologne (German, priest, teacher, hermit, founder of Order of the Carthusians, died at about age 71 in 1101 [canonized 1623])

     Bl. Mary Rose
Durocher of Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu [Marie-Rose] (Canadian, co-foundress of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died on her 38th birthday in 1849 [beatified 1982]) [on U.S. and Canadian "particular calendars"]


     Bl. Adalbero
of Lambach (Austrian, nobleman, bishop of Wurzburg, monk, died at about age 45 in 1090 [beatified 1883])

     St. Aurea
of Amiens (French, abbess, 8th Century)

     St. Baithen
of Iona (Irish, abbot, died at about age 63 c. 600)

     St. Ceollach (Irish, bishop, 7th Century)

     St. Epiphania
of Pavia (Italian, Benedictine  nun, d. 800)

     St. Faith
of Agen (French, virgin, tortured and martyred by beheading c. 304)

     St. Francis
Tran Von Trung of Phan-xa (Vietnamese, soldier, martyred by beheading at about age 32 in 1858 [beatified 1909, canonized 1988])

     Bl. Isidore of St. Joseph
de Loor of Vrasene (Belgian, Passionist  brother, died at age 35 [cancer] in 1916 [beatified 1984])

     St. Magnus
of Venice (Italian, bishop of Oderzo, c. 660)

     St. Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Christ
Gallo of Naples [Maria Francesca delle Cinque Piaghe] [baptized and confirmed Anna Maria Rosa Nicoletta] (Italian, virgin, rectory housekeeper, Franciscan  tertiary, stigmatist, mystic, spiritual counselor, died at age 76 in 1791 [beatified 1843, canonized 1867])

     St. Mummolinus
of Constance (Scottish, monk, bishop in France, c. 686)

     St. Nicetas
of Constantinople (Paphlagonian [from part of what is now Turkey], courtier, monk, opponent of iconoclast heresy, 9th Century)

     St. Pardulphus
of Sardent (French, Benedictine  abbot, d. 728)

     St. Sagar
of Laodicea (Phrygian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop, martyred in 175)

     Holy Martyrs of Trier (German, very large number of Christians martyred c. 304)
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On October 7, we members of the Catholic Church family honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as "Our Lady of the Rosary."  Formerly called the feast of "Our Lady of Victory," this commemoration recalls the 16th-Century defeat of Moslem Turks by Catholic forces in the naval Battle of Lepanto (near Corinth) -- success being attributed in part to the praying of the Rosary by millions of the faithful.
We also honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:


     St. Adalgis
of Novara (bishop in Italy and France, d. 850)

     Sts. Apuleius, Marcellus, Sergius, and Bacchus (disciples of Pope St. Peter, martyred at Rome in 1st Century)

     St. Augustus
of Bourges (French, abbot, 6th Century)

     Sts. Bacehus and Sergius
of Rome (Italian, military officers in Syria, martyed [one flogged, one beheaded] in 303)

     St. Canog
of Brecknock (Welsh, prince, martyred by barbarians in 492)

     Bl. Clare
Badano of Savona [Chiara, nickname: Luce] (Italian, lay woman, member of "Focolare" movement, died [cancer] at age 18 in 1990 [beatified 2010])

     St. Dubtach
of Armagh (Irish, archbishop, d. 513)

     St. Gerold
of Cologne (German, martyred in 13th Century)

     St. Helanus
of Reims (Irish, parish priest, hermit, 6th Century)

     Bl. Joseph
Toniolo of Treviso [Giuseppe] (Italian, layman, husband, father of seven, economics professor, social activist, died at age 73 in 1918 [beatified 2012])

     St. Julia (martyred c. 300)

     St. Justina
of Padua (Italian, virgin, early martyr)

     Bl. Matthew
Carreri of Mantua [Matteo] (Italian, Dominican  priest, died at about age 50 in 1470 [beatified 1625])

     St. Osith
of Quarendon (British, princess, martyred by beheading in 870)

     St. Palladius
of Saintes (French, bishop, d. 590)
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On October 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. Amor
of Aquitaine (Belgian, hermit, 9th Century)

     St. Artold
of Savoy (French, nobleman, Carthusian  priest, abbot, counselor of the pope, named bishop of Belley in his 80s, died at age 105 in 1206) [commemorated by his order on October 13]

     St. Badilo
of Vezelay (French, Benedictine  abbot in Belgium, d. 870)

     St. Benedicta (virgin, early martyr)

     St. Demetrius
of Sirmium (soldier?, deacon, martyred in what is now Croatia in 4th Century)

     St. Gratus
of Chalons-sur-Saone (French, bishop, c. 652)

     St. Hugh
Canefro of Genoa [Ugo] (Italian, chaplain of knights, died at about age 62 in 1230)

     St. Iwi
of Northumbria (British, deacon, hermit, d. 7th Century)

     Bl. John
Adams of Winterbourne, Bl. John Lowe of London, and Bl. Robert Dibdale of Shottery (English, priests, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1586 [beatified 1987]) [At death, their ages were about 43, 33, and 28.]

     St. Keyna
of Cornwall (British, virgin)

     Sts. Laurentia and Palatias
of Ancona (Italian, slave and her mistress, martyred in 302)

     St. Martin
Cid of Zamora (Spanish, Cistercian  abbot, 13th Century)

     Bl. Matthew
de Eskandely of Buda [Matyas] (Hungarian, missionary priest in China, martyred in 1309)

     St. Nestor
of Thessalonica (Greek, early martyr)

     St. Pelagia the Penitent
of Edessa (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], hermit in Palestine)

     Bl. Peter
of Seville (early martyr)

     St. Reparata
of Caesarea (Palestinian, 11-year old girl ... after emerging unhurt from a furnace, martyred by beheading in 3rd Century)

     St. Thais
of Alexandria (Egyptian, repentant prostitute, hermitess, nun, 4th Century)

     St. Triduna (virgin, lay missionary in Scotland, 4th Century)
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On October 9, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. John
Leonardi of Diecimo [Giovanni] (Italian, priest, co-founder of Clerics Regular of the Mother of God, formed Confraternity of Christian Doctrine [CCD], died at about age 68 in 1609 [beatified 1861, canonized 1938])

     Sts. Dennis, Rusticus, and Eleutherius, of Paris (Italian, missionary bishop and two deacons in France, martyred by beheading c. 258)


     St. Aaron
of Krakow (monk in France, abbot and archbishop in Poland, d. 1059)

     St. Aaron (Israelite born in Egypt, brother of St. Moses, high priest, c. 15th Century B.C.)

     St. Abraham of Ur [originally Abram] (Chaldean [Iraqi], patriarch, husband of St. Sarah, father of St. Isaac, ancestor of Israelites, c. 21st Century B.C.)

     St. Alfano
of Salerno (Italian, Benedictine  monk, archbishop, d. 1085)

     St. Andronicus
of Alexandria (Egyptian, silversmith, hermit, 5th Century)

     St. Demetrius
of Alexandria (Egyptian, bishop/patriarch for 43 years, d. 231)

     St. Dennis the Aeropagite
of Athens [also known as Dionysius] (Greek, convert of St. Paul, bishop, martyred c. 95)

     St. Deusdedit
of Monte Cassino (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, martyred by starvation and abuse in 836)

     St. Domninus
of Parma (Italian, martyred by beheading in 304)

     St. Geminus
of Narni (Italian, monk, c. 815)

     St. Ghislain
of Hainault (French, hermit in Belgium, abbot, 7th Century)

     St. Goswin
of Anchin (French, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1165)

     St. Gunther
of Sumava (Hungarian, Benedictine  monk, hermit, died at about age 90 in 1045)

     Bl. Henry
Hlebowicz of Grondo [Henryk] (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis [shot] at Borysow [Poland] at age 37 in 1941 [beatified 1999])

     Bl. John Henry
Newman of London (English, converted Anglican clergyman, Oratorian  priest, theologian, poet, cardinal, died at age 89 in 1890 [beatified 2010])

     St. John
Thwing of Bridlington (English, Augustinian Canon Regular, died at about age 60 in 1379 [canonized 1401]) [commemorated by some on the 11th]

     Sts. Lambert and Valerius (Benedictine  monks, missionaries, d. 680)

     St. Louis
Bertran of Valencia [Luis] (Spanish, Dominican  priest, missionary to Americas, died at age 55 in 1581 [beatified 1608, canonized 1671])

     St. Publia
of Antioch (Syrian, mother of bishop, widow, d. 4th Century)

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

     St. Sabinus
of Barcelona (Spanish, monk and hermit in France, 5th Century)

     Bl. Theodoric
of Emden (Dutch, Franciscan  priest, counselor of nuns, martyred in 1572)

     Holy Martyrs of Turon (eight Spanish and one Argentinian, eight Brothers of the Christian Schools and one Passionist  priest, children's schoolteachers and chaplain, martyred by shooting during Spanish Civil War in 1934 [beatified 1990, canonized 1999])
----- St. Anicletus Adolph
Seco Gutierrez of Celada Marlantes [Aniceto Adolfo] [baptized Manuel (Emmanuel)] (died at age 20)
----- St. August Andrew
Martínez Fernández of Quintana de los Prados [Augusto Andrés] [baptized Román Martín (Roman Martin)] (died at age 24)
----- St. Benjamin Julian
Andrés of Jaramillo de la Fuente [Benjamín Julián] [baptized Vicente Alonso (Vincent Alphonse)] (died at age 26)
----- St. Benedict of Jesus
Valdivielso Sáez of Buenos Aires [Benito de Jesús] [baptized Hector] (Argentinian, died at age 23)
----- St. Cyril Bertrand
Sanz Tejedor of Lerma [Cirilo Bertran] [baptized José (Joseph)] (director of community of Brothers, died at age 46)
----- St. Julian Alfred
Fernández Zapico of Cifuentes [Julián Alfredo] [baptized Vilfrido (Wilfrid)] (died at age 30)
----- St. Marcian Joseph
López López of El Pedregal Pobo [Marciano José] [baptized Filomeno] (deaf, died at age 33)
----- St. Victorian Pius
Cano of San Millán de Lara [Victoriano Pio] [baptized Claudio Bernabé (Claude Barnabas)] (choirmaster, died at age 29)
----- St. Innocent of the Immaculate Lady
Canoura Arnau of Santa Lucia del Valle de Oro [Inocencio de la Inmaculada] [baptized Manuel (Emmanuel)] (Passionist  priest, died at age 47)
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On October 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:


     St. Aldericus
of the Gatinais (French, Benedictine  monk, archbishop of Sens, died at about age 51 in 841)

     Sts. Cassius, Florentius, and seven companions,
of Bonn (soldiers, martyred in Germany in 303)

     St. Cerbonius
of Verona (Italian, bishop, c. 400)

     St. Cerbonius
of Piombino (North African, bishop in Italy, c. 580)

     St. Clarus
of Nantes (French, bishop)

     St. Daniel
Comboni of Limone sul Garda [Daniele] (Italian, priest, missionary, teacher, founder of a religious congregation that came to be called "Comboni Missionaries" or "Sons of the Sacred Heart," died in Sudan at age 50 in 1881 [beatified 1996, canonized 2003])

     Bl. Edward
Detkens of Mokotow (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Linz [Austria] four days before his 57th birthday in 1942 [beatified 1999])

     Sts. Eulampius and Eulampia
of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], young brother and sister, martyred c. 310)

     St. Francis
Borgia y Aragón of Gandía [Francisco de Borja] (Spanish, nobleman, father of eight, widower, Jesuit  superior general, died at age 61 in 1572 [beatified 1624, canonized 1670])

     St. Fulk
of Fontenelle (French, Benedictine  abbot, d. 845)

     St. Gereon and companions (martyred c. 302)

     St. Gonzalo
of Las Junias [Gonçalo] (Portuguese, Cistercian  prior, c. 1163)

     Bl. Hugh
of Mâcon [Hugues] (French, Cistercian  abbot, bishop of Auxerre, d. 1151)

     Sts. Hugolinus [Hugolino], Samuel [Samuele], Angel [Angelo or Angeluccio], Domno [or Donulo], Leon [Leone], Nicholas [Niccola], and Daniel [Daniele] (Italian, Franciscan  missionaries, martyred in Morocco [beheaded by Moslems who attempted forced conversions] in 1221 [canonized 1516])

     Bl. Leon
Wetmanski of Zuromin (Polish, auxiliary bishop of Plock, martyred by Nazis at Dzialdowo [Poland] at age 55 in 1941 [beatified 1999])

     St. Maharsapor (Persian [Iranian], nobleman, tortured for three years, martyred by starving in 421)

     St. Patrician (Scottish, bishop, 5th Century)

     St. Paulinus
of York (Italian, Benedictine  missionary in England, bishop, died at about age 60 in 644) [On English "particular calendar"]

     St. Paulinus
of Capua (British, pilgrim to Jerusalem, bishop in Italy, d. 843)

     St. Pinytus
of Knossos (Cretan, bishop, c. 181)

     St. Tranca
of Troyes (French, martyred defending her virginity c. 637)

     St. Victor and 330 companions,
of Xanten (soldiers, martyred c. 286)
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On October 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. Alexander
Sauli of Milan [Alessandro] (Italian, Barnabite  priest, teacher, superior general, bishop of Aleria on Corsica, died at age 58 in 1592 [beatified 1741, canonized 1904])

     St. Anastasius, Placid, Genesius, and companions (priest and others, early martyrs)

     St. Andronicus
of Ephesus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], soldier, martyred by stabbing after being mauled by arena animals at about age 65 c. 304)

     St. Ansilio
of Lagny (French, Benedictine  monk, 7th Century)

     St. Bruno
of Cologne (Dutch, imperial chancellor, duke, archbishop, died at about age 40 in 965 [canonized 1870])

     St. Canice
of Kilkenny [also known as Kenneth] (Irish, monk-priest in Wales, missionary in Scotland, abbot in Ireland, died at about age 74 c. 599) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     St. Emilian
of Rennes (French, hermit)

     St. Eufridus
of Alba (Italian, Benedictine  monk, 7th Century)

     St. Firminus
of Narbonne (French, bishop of Uzès, d. 553)

     St. Germanus
of Besançon (French, bishop, martyred by Arians c. 390)

     St. Gratus
of Oloron (French, bishop, c. 506)

     St. Gummarus
of Emblehem (Belgian, soldier, hermit, died at about age 57 in 774)

     Bl. James
Grissinger of Ulm [Jakob] (German, soldier, Dominican  brother, painter of church windows for fifty years, died at about age 84 in 1491 [beatified 1825])

     Pope St. John XXIII
Roncalli of Sotto il Monte [baptized Angelo Giuseppe (Angel Joseph)] (Italian, bishop's secretary, medical corpsman in World War I, archbishop as diplomat in Bulgaria/Turkey/Greece/France, cardinal archbishop of Venice, elected to papacy in 1958, convened Second Vatican Council, reigned until death at age 81 in 1963 [beatified 2000, canonized 2014])

     St. Juliana
of Pavilly (French, Benedictine  abbess, c. 750)

     St. Mary of the Desolation
Torres Acosta of Madrid [Maria Soledad] [baptized Emanuela] (Spanish, superior of Handmaids of Mary, died at age 60 in 1887 [beatified 1950, canonized 1970])

     St. Nectarius
of Constantinople (from Asia Minor, patriarch (bishop), d. 397)

     Sts. Nicasius, Quirinus, Scubiculus, and Pientia,
of Rome (Italian ... missionary bishop, priest, deacon, and disciple in France ... martyred c. 285)

     St. Peter
Le Tuy of Bang Son (Vietnamese, priest, martyred at about age 70 by beheading in 1833 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     St. Placida
of Verona (Italian, virgin, c. 460)

     Sts. Probus of Side and Tarachus
of Claudiopolis (Pamphylian [from part of what is now Turkey] and Roman, tortured and martyred by stabbing in 304)

     St. Sarmata (Egyptian, desert hermit [disciple of St. Anthony], d. 357)

     St. Zenaida and Philonilla
of Tarsus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], sisters related to St. Paul, martyred in 1st Century)
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On October 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:


     Sts. Amicus and Amelius (French, knights, martyred by heretics in 773)

     Bl. Camillus
Costanzi [Camillo] (Italian, Jesuit  missionary in Japan, martyred by roasting over slow fire at about age 50 in 1622 [beatified 1867])

     Sts. Cyprian and Felix (North African, bishops, tortured and martyred by Arians in Libya in 484)

     St. Domnina
of Anazarbus (Cilician [from part of what is now Turkey], virgin, tortured and martyred in 303)

     St. Edistius
of Ravenna (Italian, martyred c. 303)

     St. Edwin
of Northumbria (British, pagan king, baptized at age 42, died at about age 48 in 633)

     St. Ethelburga
of Barking (British, princess, abbess, d. 678)

     St. Eustace (Syrian or Egyptian, priest?)

     Sts. Evagrius, Priscian, and companions (early martyrs)

     St. Fiacc (Irish, disciple of St. Patrick, bishop, 5th Century)

     St. Heribert
of Worms (German, emperor's chancellor, archbishop of Cologne, d. 1022)

     St. Herlindis
of Maaseyk (German, noblewoman, abbess, c. 745)

     St. Maximilian
of Novicum (German, bishop of Lorch, martyred in Austria in 284)

     St. Mobhi
of Glasnevin (Irish, monk, c. 544)

     St. Monas
of Milan (Italian, bishop for 56 years, d. 249)

     St. Pantalus
of Basel (bishop, early martyr)

     Bl. Peter Adrian
Toulorge of Muneville-le-Bingard [Pierre-Adrien] (French, Norbertine (Premonstratensian)  priest, martyred [guillotined] at age 36 in 1793 [beatified 2012])

     St. Salvinus
of Verona (Italian, bishop, d. 562)

     St. Seraphim
of Montegranaro [Serafino] (Italian, Capuchin  brother, spiritual advisor of dignitaries, healer, died at about age 64 in 1604 [beatified 1729, canonized 1767]) [commemorated by some on the 17th]

     Bl. Thomas
Bullaker of Midhurst (English, Franciscan  priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Charles I at about age 40 in 1642 [beatified 1987])

     St. Wilfrid
of Ripon (British, Benedictine  abbot, bishop of York, died at about age 75 in 709) [On English "particular calendar"]
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On October 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. Agilbert
of Jouarre (French, Benedictine  monk, bishop of Wessex in England and of Paris in France, c. 685)

     Bl. Alexandrina Maria
da Costa of Balasar (Portuguese, laywoman, bed-ridden paralytic, mystic, visionary, survived her last thirteen years on Holy Communion alone, died at age 51 in 1955 [beatified 2004])

     St. Berthoald
of Cambrai (French, bishop, 7th Century)

     St. Carpus
of Troas (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], disciple of St. Paul [2 Tim 4], 1st Century)

     St. Chelidonia
of Subiaco (Italian, Benedictine  hermitess, d. 1152)

     St. Comgan (Irish, abbot in Scotland, 8th Century)

     St. Edward the Confessor
of Islip (British, king, healer, died at age 62 in 1066 [canonized 1161] [incorrupt]) [On English "particular calendar"]

     St. Colman
of Stockerau (British, d. 1012 [incorrupt])

     Sts. Faustus, Januarius, and Martial,
of Cordova (Spanish, tortured and martyred by burning c. 304)

     St. Florentius
of Thessalonica (Greek, martyred by burning in 312)

     Sts. Fyncana and Fyndoca (Scottish? virgins, early martyrs)

     St. Gebrand
of Foigny (French, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1218)

     St. Gerald
of Saint-Cirgues (French, blind count, died at about age 54 in 909)

     St. Gregory of Rshtunik [better known as "Gregory of Narek"] (Armenian, monk, poet, mystical philospher, theologian, Doctor of the Church, died at about age 52 c. 1003)

     Bl. Mary Magdalen
dei Panattieri of Trino [Maria Maddalena] (Italian, Dominican  tertiary, virgin, died at about age 60 in 1503 [beatified 1828])

     St. Maurice
of Loudeac (French, Cistercian  abbot, died at about age 77 in 1191)

     St. Regimbald
of Speyer (German, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 1039)

     St. Romulus
of Genoa (Italian, bishop, c. 642)

     St. Simbert
of Augsburg (German, abbot, bishop, c. 808)

     St. Theophilus
of Antioch (Syrian, pagan philosopher, Catholic bishop, c. 181)

     St. Venantius
of Tours (French, abbot, 5th Century)

[Bl. Alexandrina was paralyzed in falling about 13 feet at age 14, having jumped out of a window to escape a rapist on Holy Saturday.]
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On October 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:

     Pope St. Callistus I
of Rome (Italian, freed slave, 16th pope, reigned from c. 218 until martyrdom c. 223)


     St. Angadrisma
of Oror-des-Vierges (French, Benedictine  abbess, c. 698)

     St. Bernard
of Arce (French or British, hermit in Italy, 9th Century)

     St. Burchard
of Wurzburg (British, Benedictine  missionary priest in Germany, bishop, c. 754)

     Sts. Carponius, Evaristus, Priscian, and Fortunata,
of Caesarea (Palestinian, three brothers and a sister, martyred in 303)

     St. Dominic Lauricatus
of Umbria [Domenico] (Italian, hermit, Benedictine  priest, died at about age 65 in 1060)

     St. Donatian
of Rome (Italian, bishop of Rheims in France for 30 years, d. 390)

     St. Fortunatus
of Todi (Italian, bishop, d. 537)

     St. Gaudentius
of Ephesus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], bishop of Rimini in Italy, martyred by Arians c. 360)

     St. Justus
of Viviers (French, bishop of Lyons, died in Egypt c. 390)

     St. Manacca (Irish?, abbess, 5th or 6th Century)

     St. Manakus
of Holyhead (Welsh, abbot, 6th Century)

     St. Manechildis
of Champagne (French, virgin, c. 490)

     St. Rusticus
of Trier (German, bishop, hermit, d. 574)

     Sts. Saturninus and Lupus
of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor, early martyrs)

     Bl. Stanislaus
Mysakowski of Wojslawice [Stanislaw] (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Hartheim [Austria] at age 46 in 1942 [beatified 1999])
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On October 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. Teresa of Jesus
Sanchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada of Ávila [Teresa de Jesus] [better known as "St. Teresa of Avila"] (Spanish, noblewoman, Carmelite  nun and reformer, mystical writer, Doctor of the Church, died at age 67 in 1582 [beatified 1614, canonized 1622] [incorrupt])


     St. Agileus
of Carthage (North African, martyred c. 300)

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

     St. Aurelia
of Strasburg [Aurelie] (French, princess, hermitess for 55 years, d. 1027)

     St. Callistus
of Huesca (Spanish, martyred by Moslems in 1003)

     St. Cannatus
of Marseilles (French, bishop, 5th Century)

     St. Euthymius
of Opso [baptized Nicetas] (Galatian [from part of what is now Turkey], hermit [cave, tower, and island], deacon, abbot, c. 898)

     St. Fortunatus
of Rome (Italian, early martyr)

     Bl. Francis
Roslaniec of Wysmierzyce [Franciszek] (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Linz [Austria] at age 52 in 1942 [beatified 1999])

     St. Gaius
of Nagasaki (Korean, converted Buddhist monk, Dominican  tertiary in Japan, martyred at about age 52 in 1624 [beatified 1867])

     St. Leonard
of Vandoeuvre (French, hermit, abbot, c. 570)

     St. Odilo
of Gorze (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 950)

     St. Sabinus
of Catania (Sicilian, bishop, hermit, c. 760)

     St. Severus
of Trier (French, missionary opposing Pelagian heresy, bishop in Germany, c. 455)

     St. Thecla
of Kitzengen (British, missionary nun, abbess, c. 790)

     Bl. Willa
of Nonnberg (Austrian, Benedictine  nun, hermitess, c. 1050)

[Two thoughts from St. Teresa
of Avila:]
     "We need no wings to go in search of Him, but have only to look upon Him present within us."
     "Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid. All things pass away. God never changes. Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough."
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On October 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. Hedwig
of Andechs [Jadwiga] (Bavarian, princess, mother of seven, nun in widowhood, died at about age 69 in 1243 [canonized 1267])

     St. Margaret Mary
Alacoque of L'Hautecourt [Marguerite-Marie] (French, nun of the Order of the Visitation, received visions of Jesus and Mary, encouraged devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, died at age 43 in 1690 [beatified 1864, canonized 1920] [incorrupt])


     St. Ambrose
of Cahors (French, bishop, d. 772)

     St. Anastasius
of Venice [Anastasio] (Italian, Benedictine  monk in Spain [evangelizing Moslems] and France, died at about age 65 in 1085)

     Bl. Anicletus
Koplinski of Debrzno [Anicet] (Polish, Capuchin  priest, martyred by Nazis at Debrzno [Poland] at age 66 in 1941 [beatified 1999])

     Bl. Augustine
Thevarparampil of Ramapuram [known as "Apostle of the Untouchables" and "Kunjachan" ("little priest")] (Indian [Asian], priest for fifty years, served the poor dalit caste, died at age 82 in 1973 [beatified 2006])

     St. Balderic
of Montfauon (French, abbot, 7th Century)

     St. Baldwin
of Laon (French, archdeacon, martyred c. 680)

     St. Bercharius
of Motier-en-Der (French, abbot, died at about age 60 in 696)

     St. Bertrand
of Comminges (French, bishop for 50 years, d. 1123 [canonized 1309])

     St. Bolonia (French?, virgin, martyred in 362)

     St. Conogan
of Quimper (bishop in France, d. 460)

     St. Dulcidius
of Agen (French, bishop, d. 450)

     Sts. Eliphius, Eucharius, and two companions,
of Toul (Irish or Scottish, two brothers and two sisters, missionaries in France, martyred by beheading in 362)

     St. Eremberta
of Wierre (French, Benedictine  abbess, 7th Century)

     St. Florentinus
of Trier (German, bishop, 4th Century)

     St. Gall
of Arbon (Irish, missionary priest in France, hermit in Switzerland, exorcist, c. 630) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     St. Gerald
of Clairvaux (Italian, Cistercian  abbot in France, d. 1177)

     St. Gerard
Majella of Muro Lucano [Gerardo Maiella] (Italian, Redemptorist  brother, miracle worker, died at age 29 in 1755 [beatified 1893, canonized 1904])

     Bl. Joseph
Jankowski of Czyczkowy [Jozef] (Polish, Palottine  priest, martyred by Nazis [beaten to death] at Auschwitz [Poland] at age 30 in 1941 [beatified 1999])

     St. Junian
of Commodoliacus (French, hermit, 5th Century)

     St. Kiara
of Kilkeary (Irish, virgin, c. 680)

     St. Lull
of Wessex (British, Benedictine  missionary monk in Germany, bishop of Mainz, d. 786)

     St. Magnobodus
of Angers (French, bishop, c. 670)

     St. Margaret
d'Youville of Varennes [Marguérite] [baptized Marie-Marguérite (Mary Margaret), nee Dufrost de Lajemmarais] (Canadian, widow of adulterer at age 29, foundress of Sisters of Charity [Grey Nuns], died at age 70 in 1771 [beatified 1959, canonized 1990]) [On Canadian "particular calendar"]

     Sts. Martinian, Saturian, Maxima, and companions (North African, four brothers and a fellow slave, martyred [the men dragged by horses] in 458)

     St. Mommolinus
of Noyon (Swiss, Benedictine  monk, bishop, c. 686)

     Sts. Saturninus and Nereus and over 360 companions (North African, martyred by Arian Vandals c. 450)

     St. Vitalis
of Moirmoutier (French, Benedictine  monk, hermit, c. 740)

[Words of St. Gerard
Majella:]
     "The Most Blessed Sacrament is Christ made visible. The poor sick person is Christ again made visible."
     "Consider the shortness of time, the length of eternity and reflect how everything here below comes to an end and passes by. Of what use is it to lean upon that which cannot give support?"
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On October 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. Ignatius
of Antioch ["Theophoros" ("Carrier of God")] (Syrian, bishop of Antioch, writer of extant letters, referrred to "Catholic Church," martyred [torn by wild beasts] in Rome c. 107)


     St. Anstrudis
of Laon (French, abbess, d. 688)

     Bl. Balthasar
Ravaschieri of Chiavari [Baldassare] (Italian, Franciscan  friar, died at about age 72 in 1492 [beatified 1930])

     St. Berarius I
of Le Mans (French, bishop, c. 680)

     St. Colman
of Kilroot (Irish, abbot, bishop, 6th Century)

     Bl. Contardo
Ferrini of Milan (Italian, civil and canon lawyer, teacher, Franciscan  tertiary, died at about age 43 in 1902 [beatified 1947]) [commemorated by some on October 20, by others on October 26]

     St. Florentius
of Orange (French, bishop, c. 526)

     St. Francis Isidore
Gagelin of Montperreux [François-Isidore] (French, missionary priest in Vietnam, martyred by strangling at about age 34 in 1833 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     St. Gilbert the Theologian
of Citeaux (English, Cistercian  abbot in France, d. 1167)

     St. Heron [or Herodion]
of Antioch (Syrian, bishop, disciple and successor of St. Ignatius, martyred c. 136)

     St. Hosea ben Beeri [also called Osee] (Israelite, Old Testament prophet, 8th Century B.C.)

     St. John the Dwarf
of Basta (Egyptian, hermit, d. in 5th Century)

     Blessed Martyrs
of Laval (French, 15 men and 4 women, martyred by revolutionaries in 1794 [beatified 1955])
----- Bl. Andrew
Duliou of Saint-Laurent-des-Mortiers [Andre] (diocesan priest, died at age 66)
----- Bl. Augustine Emmanuel
Philippot of Paris (diocesan priest, died at age 77)
----- Bl. Frances
Mézière of Mézangers [Françoise] (laywoman, died at age 48)
----- Bl. Frances
Trahet of Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie [Françoise] (religious of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron, died at age 37)
----- Bl. Francis
Duchesne of Laval [François] (diocesan priest, died at age 58)
----- Bl. Francis
Migoret-Lambariere of Saint-Fraimbault-de-Lassay [François] (diocesan priest, died at about age 65)
----- Bl. James
Andre of Saint-Pierre-la-Cour [Jacques] (diocesan priest, died at age 50)
----- Bl. James
Burin of Champfleur [Jacques] (diocesan priest, died at age 38)
----- Bl. Joan
Véron of Quelaines [Jeanne] (religious of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron, died at age 27)
----- Bl. John Baptist
Triquerie of Laval [Jean-Baptiste] (Franciscan  priest, died at about age 56)
----- Bl. John Baptist
Turpin du Cormier of Laval [Jean-Baptiste] (diocesan priest, died at about age 61)
----- Bl. John Mary
Gallot of Laval [Jean-Marie] (diocesan priest, died at age 46)
----- Bl. Joseph Mary
Pellé of Laval [Joseph-Marie] (diocesan priest, died one day before his 74th birthday)
----- Bl. Julian Francis
Morvin de la Gérardière of Saint-Fraimbault-de-Prières [Julien-François] (priest, died at age 50)
----- Bl. Julian
Moul of Le Mans [Julien] (diocesan priest, died at age 77)
----- Bl. Louis
Gastineau of Loiron (diocesan priest, chaplain, died at about age 66)
----- Bl. Peter
Thomas of Mesnil-Rainfray [Pierre] (diocesan priest, died at age 64)
----- Bl. Rene Louis
Ambroise of Laval [Rene-Louis] (diocesan priest, died at age 73)
----- Bl. (Sister) St. Monica
Lhullier of Arquenay [(Soeur) Sainte-Monique) [baptized Marie] (sister of the Hospitaller Canonesses Regular of the Mercy of Jesus, died at age 49)

     St. Louthiern
of Cornwall (Irish, bishop, 6th Century)

     St. Mamelta
of Bethfarme (Persian, former pagan priestess, martyred by stoning and drowning c. 344)

     St. Nothelm
of Canterbury (British, archbishop, c. 740)

     Bl. Peter of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Casani of Lucca [Pietro] (Italian, priest, religious of the Order the Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools, died at age 77 in 1647 [beatified 1995])

     St. Regulus (Scottish, abbot, 4th Century)

     St. Richard Gwyn of Llanidloes [alias White] (Welsh, teacher, poet, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 47 in 1584 [beatified 1929, canonized 1970]) [On Welsh "particular calendar"]

     Bl. Roman Sitko (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Auschwitz [Poland] at age 62 in 1942 [beatified 1999])

     St. Rudolph of Gubbio [Rodolfo] (Italian, nobleman, Benedictine  monk, bishop, c. 1066)

     St. Solina of Gascony (French, virgin, martyred by beheading c. 290)

     Blessed Ursuline Martyrs of Valenciennes (French, eleven Ursuline  sisters, martyred [guillotined] by revolutionaries in 1794 [beatified 1920]) [Their names are:]
----- Bl. Ann Mary Joseph
Erraux of Pont-sur-Sambre [Anne-Marie-Joseph] [baptized Marie-Augustine (Mary Augustine)] (formerly a Brigittine  nun, died at age 32)
----- Bl. Mary Augustine Clementine Joseph of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Desjardin of Cambrai [Marie-Augustine-Clementine-Joseph-de-Sacre-Coeur-de-Jesus] [baptized Marie-Madeleine (Mary Magdalen)] (died at age 34)
----- Bl. Mary Clotilda Angela of St. Francis Borgia
Paillot of Bavay [Marie-Clotilde-Angele-de-Saint-François-Borgia] [baptized Clotilde-Joseph (Clotilda Joseph)] (died at age 55)
----- Bl. Mary Cordula Joseph of St. Dominic
Barre of Sailly-en-Ostrevant [Marie-Cordule-Joseph-de-Saint-Dominique] [baptized Jeanne-Louise (Joan Louise)] (died at age 44)
----- Bl. Mary Josephine
Leroux of Cambrai [Marie-Josephine] [baptized Anne-Joseph] (biological sister of Bl. Mary Scholastica, died at age 47)
----- Bl. Mary Lavinia Joseph
Lacroix of Pont-sur-Sambre [Marie-Livine-Joseph] [baptized Marie-Françoise (Mary Frances)] (formerly a Brigittine  nun, died at age 41)
----- Bl. Mary Lawrence Joseph of St. Stanislaus
Prin of Valenciennes [Marie-Laurentine-Joseph-de-Saint-Stanislas] [baptized Jeanne-Reine (Joan Regina)] (died at age 47)
----- Bl. Mary Louise Joseph of St. Francis
Ducrez of Cond [Marie-Louise-Joseph-de-Saint-François] [baptized Marie-Genevieve] (died at age 38)
----- Bl. Mary Natalie Joseph of St. Louis
Vanot of Valenciennes [Marie-Natalie-Joseph-de-Saint-Louis] [baptized Marie Louise] (died at age 66)
----- Bl. Mary Scholastica Joseph of St. James
Leroux of Cambrai [Marie-Scholastique-Joseph-de-Saint-Jacques] [baptized Marie-Marguerite (Mary Margaret)] (biological sister of Bl. Mary Josephine, died at age 45)
----- Bl. Mary Ursula Joseph of St. Bernardine
Bourla of Cond [Marie-Ursule-Joseph-de-Saint-Bernardin] [baptized Hyacinthe-Augustine-Gabrielle] (died at age 48)

     St. Victor
of Capua (Italian, bishop, ecclesiastical writer, d. 554)

[From one of the letters of St. Ignatius
of Antioch:]
     "No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire. The prince of this world is determined to lay hold of me and to undermine my will which is intent on God. Let none of you here help him; instead show yourselves on my side, which is also God's side."
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On October 18, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Luke
of Antioch (Syrian, physician, evangelist [gospel-writer], historian [writer of Acts], missionary, martyred in 1st Century)


     St. Asclepiades
of Antioch (Syrian, bishop, d. 217)

     St. Athenodorus of Neocaesarea (Cappadocian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop in Pontus, martyred c. 269)

     Sts. Brothen and Gwendolen (Welsh, 6th Century)

     Bl. Daudi
Okelo of Ogom-Payira and Bl. Jildo Irwa of Bar-Kitoba (Ugandan, sons of pagans, catechists, martyred [speared when aged about 16 to 18 and 12 to 14] in 1918 [beatified 2002])

     St. Gwen
of Talgarth (Welsh, widow, martyred c. 492)

     St. Justus
of Beauvais (French, nine-year-old boy, martyred by beheading in 285)

     St. Kevoca (Welsh, hermitess, 5th Century)

     St. Mono
of Nassogne (Scottish or Irish, hermit in Luxembourg, martyred c. 645)

     St. Peter
of Alcántara [Pedro] (Spanish, nobleman, Franciscan  priest and provincial, reformer, mystic, confessor of St. Teresa of Ávila, died at about age 63 in 1562 [beatified 1622, canonized 1669]) [commemorated by some on October 20]

     St. Tryphonia
of Rome (Italian, widow, martyred in 3rd Century)
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On October 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:

     Holy North American Martyrs [also known as "Sts. Isaac
Jogues, John de Brebeuf, and companions"] (French ... six Jesuit  priests and two laymen ... missionaries to the Huron Indians of North America, martyred between 1642 and 1649 [beatified 1925, canonized 1930]) [Commemorated in Canada on September 26]
----- St. Anthony
Daniel of Dieppe [Antoine] (French, Jesuit  priest, martyred in Canada in 1648 at age 47)
----- St. Charles
Garnier of Paris (French, Jesuit  priest, martyred in Canada in 1649 at age 43)
----- St. Gabriel
Lalemant of Paris (French, Jesuit  priest, tortured for seventeen hours and martyred with St. John de Brébeuf in Canada in 1649 at age 39)
----- St. Isaac
Jogues of Orléans (French, Jesuit  priest, tortured by Mohawks [some fingers bitten off], martyred at present-day Auriesville, New York [tomahawked and scalped by Iroquois Indians] in 1646 at age 39)
----- St. John
de Brébeuf of Condé-sur-Vire [Jean] (French, Jesuit  priest, martyred [tortured to death by Iroquois] in Canada in 1649 at age 56)
----- St. John
de Lalande of Dieppe [Jean] (French, layman, witnessed the death of St. Isaac Jogues, martyred [tomahawked by Iroquois] one day later at age 19 in 1646)
----- St. Noël
Chabanel of Mende (French, Jesuit  priest, martyred in Canada in 1649 at age 36)
----- St. René
Goupil of Anjou (French, layman, first North American martyr, tortured for two months, martyred [tomahawked by Iroquois] at Auriesville at age 35 in 1642)


     Bl. Agnes of Jesus
Galand of Langeac (French, virgin, Dominican  nun, died at age 32 in 1634 [beatified 1994])

     St. Altinus
of Orléans (French, missionary bishop, martyred in 4th Century)

     St. Aquilinus
of Bayeux (French, blind hermit, bishop of Evreux, died at about age 75 in 695)

     Sts. Beronigus, Pelagia, and 49 companions,
of Antioch (Syrian, early martyrs)

     St. Cleopatra
of Derâa (Palestinian, martyred in Syria in 319)

     St. Desiderius
of Lonrey (French, Benedictine  hermit, c. 705)

     St. Eadnot
of Dorchester (British, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 1016)

     St. Ethbin
of Kildare (British, monk in France, hermit in Ireland, c. 600)

     St. Eusterius
of Salerno (Italian, bishop, 5th Century)

     St. Frideswide
of Oxford (British, daughter of a prince, Benedictine  abbess, died at about age 85 c. 735)

     Bl. (Alphonsus) George
Popieluszko of Okopy [(Alfons) Jerzy] [assumed name "Jerzy" as seminarian] (Polish, parish priest, associated with Solidarity unionists, martyred [beaten] by Communist police at age 37 in 1984 [beatified 2010])

     St. Joel ben Pethuel (Israelite, Old Testament prophet, c. 500 B.C.?)

     St. Laura
of Cordova (Spanish, widow, abbess, martyred [in boiling pitch or molten lead] by Moslems in 864)

     St. Lupus
of Soissons (French, bishop, c. 540)

     St. Philip
Howard of Norfolk (English, earl, London Tower prisoner for six years under Elizabeth I, martyred [possibly by poison] at about age 38 in 1595 [beatified 1929, canonized in 1970])

     Sts. Ptolomaeus and Lucius
of Rome (Italian, martyred c. 165)

     St. Theofrid
of Carmery (French, Benedictine  abbot, martyred by Moslems in 728)

     Bl. Thomas
Helye of Biville (French, catechist to the poor, priest, itinerant preacher, d. 1257)

     St. Varus
of Rome (Italian, soldier in Egypt, guard of Christian prisoners, martyred by hanging in 307)

     St. Veranus
of Vaucluse (French, bishop of Cavaillon, c. 590)
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On October 20, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Paul of the Cross Francis
Danei of Ovada [Paolo della Croce Francesco] (Italian, priest, missionary, founder of Barefoot Clerics of the Cross [Passionists], died at age 81 in 1775 [beatified 1853, canonized 1867]) {feast moved from October 19 in U.S.}


     St. Acca
of Northumbria (British, Benedictine  abbot, bishop of Hexham, died at about age 82 in 742)

     St. Adeline
of Moriton (French, Benedictine  abbess, d. 1125)

     St. Aderald
of Troyes (French, archdeacon, d. 1004)

     St. Aidan
of Mayo (Irish, bishop, d. 768)

     St. Andrew the Calybite (Cretan, monk, denounced iconoclast emperor, tortured and martyred by stabbing in Constantinople in 766)

     St. Artemius
of Antioch (army officer, prefect in Egypt, opponent of pagans, martyred by beheading in 363)

     Sts. Barsabas and eleven companions (Persian, abbot and monks, tortured and martyred by beheading c. 342)

     St. Bernard
of Bagnorea (Italian, bishop of Vulcia, bishop of Ischia di Castro, c. 801)

     St. Caprasius
of Agen (French, martyred by beheading in 303)

     St. Francis
Serrano Frias of Guenejea [Francisco] and St. Francis Diaz del Rincon of Ecija [Francisco] (Spanish, Dominican  missionary priests in China, tortured [branded, etc.] and martyred by strangulation at ages 53 and 35 in 1748 [beatified 1893, canonized 2000])

     St. Gonzalo
of Silos (Spanish, monk, c. 1073)

     St. Irene
of Tomar (Portuguese, nun, martyred c. 653)

     Bl. Jacob
Kern of Vienna [Jakob] [baptized Franz Alexander (Francis Alexander)] (Austrian, Norbertine  priest, died at age 27 in 1924 [beatified 1998])

     Sts. Martha, Saula, and companions,
of Cologne (French, virgins, early martyrs)

     St. Maria Bertilla
Boscardin of Gioia di Brendola [baptized Anna Francesca (Ann Frances)] (Italian, peasant and servant, member of Sisters of St. Dorothy [Daughters of the Sacred Heart], nurse, died [cancer] at age 34 in 1922 [beatified 1952, canonized 1961])

     Bl. Marie-Therese de Soubiran la Louvière of Castelnaudary [baptized/confirmed Sophie-Thérèse-Augustine-Marie] (French, noblewoman, Carmelite  nun, mystic, died at about age 65 in 1889 [beatified 1946])

     St. Maximus
of Aquila (Italian, deacon, martyred by being thrown off a cliff c. 250)

     St. Sindulphus
of Rheims (French, priest, hermit, d. 660)

     St. Vitalis
of Salzburg (Austrian, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 745)

     Bl. William
of Savigny [Guillaume] (French, Benedictine  monk, c. 1122)

[From a letter by St. Paul of the Cross:]
     "It is very good and holy to consider the passion of our Lord, and to meditate on it, for by this sacred path we reach union with God. In this most holy school we learn true wisdom, for it was there that all the saints learned it. Therefore, be constant in practicing every virtue, and especially in imitating the patience of our dear Jesus, for this is the summit of pure love. Live in such a way that all may know that you bear outwardly as well as inwardly the image of Christ crucified, the model of all gentleness and mercy. For if a  man is united inwardly with the Son of the living God, he also bears his likeness outwardly by his continual  practice of heroic goodness, and especially through a patience reinforced by courage, which does not complain either secretly or in public. Conceal yourselves in Jesus crucified, and hope for nothing except that all men be thoroughly converted to his will."
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On October 21, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:


     St. Agatho (Egytian, hermit, abbot, 4th Century)

     St. Asterius
of Ostia (Italian, martyr, c. 223)

     St. Berthold
of Parma [Bertoldo] (Italian, Benedictine  brother, d. 1111)

     Bl. Charles Francis Joseph Louis Hubert George Mary
von Habsburg-Lothringen of Persenbeug [Karl Franz Josef Ludwig Hubert Georg Maria] (Saxon, husband of a princess, father of eight, king, last emperor of Austria, only monarch supporting World War I peace efforts of Pope Benedict XV, exiled to Portuguese Madeira in prayerful poverty, died [pneumonia] at age 34 in 1922 [beatified 2004])

     St. Cilinia
of Laon (French, mother of two bishops, c. 458)

     St. Condedus (British, Benedictine  monk in France, hermit, c. 690)

     Sts. Dasius, Zoticus, Caius, and twelve companions,
of Nicomedia (Italian, soldiers, martyrs, c. 303)

     St. Finton
of Taghmon (Irish, abbot, c. 635)

     St. Gebizo
of Monte Cassino (German, Benedictine  monk in Italy, c. 1087)

     Bl. Gonzalo
of Lagos [Gonçalo] (Portuguese, Augustinian  monk, preacher, died at about age 62 in 1422 [beatified 1778])

     St. Hilarion
of Tabatha (Palestinian, hermit, abbot, miracle-worker, died on Cyprus at about age 80 in 371)

     St. Hugh
of Ambronay (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 10th Century)

     Bl. Imana
of Loss [Imaine] (French, Cistercian  abbess, d. 1270)

     St. John
Thwing of Bridlington (English, Augustinian Canon, prior, died at about age 60 in 1379 [canonized 1401])

     St. Laura of St. Catherine of Siena
Montoya y Upegui of Jericó [Laura de Santa Catalina de Siena] (Colombian, teacher, missionary, founder and superior of Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Immaculate Mary and of Saint Catherine of Siena, defender of South American Indian rights, died at age 70 in 1944 [beatified 2004, canonized 2013])

     St. Malchus
of Chalcis (Syrian, hermit, c. 390)

     St. Maurontus
of Marseilles (French, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, c. 804)

     Blessed Martyrs of Nembra [also known as Bl. Genaro Fueyo Castañón and Companions] (Spanish, four men martyred during Civil War by Communists in 1936 [beatified 2016])
----- Bl. Januarius
Fueyo Castañón of Linares del Puerto [Genaro] (diocesan priest, died at age 72)
----- Bl. Segundo
Alonso González of Cabo (layman, died at age 48)
----- Bl. Isidore
Fernández Cordero of Murias [Isidro] (layman, died at age 43)
----- Bl. Anthony
González Alonso of Nembra [Antonio] (layman, died at age 24)


     Bl. Peter Capucci of Citta di Castello [Pietro] (Italian, Dominican  priest, miracle-worker, died at about age 55 in 1445 [beatified 1816])

     St. Tuda
of Lindisfarne (Irish, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, d. 664)

     St. Ursula and ten companions,
of Cologne (British, virgins, martyred in Germany, 4th Century) [On Maltese "particular calendar"]

     St. Viator
of Lyons (French, hermit, c. 390)

     St. Wendelin
of Tholey (Irish or Scottish shepherd, hermit, abbot, died at about age 63 in 617)
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On October 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:

     Pope St. John Paul II
Wojtyla of Wadowice [baptized Karol Jozef (Charles Joseph)] (Polish, actor, parish priest, university professor, prolific writer, archbishop of Krakow, elected to papacy 1978, visitor to 129 nations, instrumental in fall of Iron Curtain, victim of gunshot wound, promulgator of new Catechism, initiator of World Youth Day, reigned until death at age 84 in 2005 [beatified 2011, canonized 2014]) [on U.S. "particular calendar"]


     St. Abercius Marcellus
of Hierapolis (Phrygian [from part of what is now Turkey], bishop, c. 167)

     Sts. Alexander, Heraclius, and companions (early martyrs)

     Sts. Alodia and Nunilo
of Adahuesca (Spanish, virgins, martyred [beheaded] by Moslems in 851)

     St. Benedict
of Macerac (Greek, abbot in France, d. 845)

     St. Bertharius
of Monte Cassino (French, Benedictine  abbot in Italy, martyred by invading Moslems c. 884)

     St. Cordula (virgin, martyred c. 453)

     St. Donatus
of Fiesole (Irish, bishop in Italy for 47 years, 9th Century)

     St. Mallonius
of Rouen (British? missionary in France, bishop, d. 314)

     St. Mark
of Jerusalem (Palestinian, bishop, martyred c. 156)

     St. Maroveus
of Precipiano (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 650)

     St. (Mary) Salome
of Galilee (Israelite, wife of Zebedee, mother of Sts. James the Greater and John, possibly related to the BVM, witness of the Crucifixion, 1st Century)

     St. Moderan
of Berceto (French, bishop of Rennes, later Benedictine  hermit in Italy, c. 730)

     St. Nepotian
of Clermont (French, bishop, c. 388)

     St. Nunctus
of Merida (Spanish, abbot, martyred in 668)

     St. Paul
Tong Viet Buong of Phu Cam (Vietnamese, captain of king's bodyguard, tortured and martyred [beheaded] in 1833 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     St. Philip
of Fermo (Italian, bishop, martyred c. 270)

     Sts. Philip, Severus, Eusebius, and Hermes,
of Heraclea (from Asia Minor ... bishop, deacon, and two priests ... martyred by burning in 304)

     St. Simplicius
of Monte Cassino (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, c. 570)

     Bl. Timothy
Giaccardo of Narzole [Timoteo] (Italian, priest of Society of St. Paul, died (leukemia) at age 51 in 1948 [beatified 1989])

     St. Verecundus
of Verona (Italian, bishop, d. 522)
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On October 23, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. John
of Capestrano [Giovanni] (Italian, lawyer, governor, Franciscan  priest, died in Austria at age 70 in 1456 [beatified 1650, canonized 1690]) [The name of his birthplace is widely misspelled as "Capistrano."]


     St. Allucio
of Pescia (Italian, herdsman, d. 1134)

     St. Amon
of Toul (French, bishop, 4th Century)

     Bl. Arnold
Rèche of Landroff [Arnaud] [baptized Jules-Nicolas (Julius Nicholas)] (French, coachman, member of Brothers of the Christian Schools [LaSalle Brothers], wartime nurse, catechist, died at age 52 in 1890 [beatified 1987])

     Bl. Bartholomew
of Breganza [Bartolomeo] (Italian, nobleman, Dominican  friar, pope's theologian, bishop of Nimesia on Cyprus and of Vicenza in Italy, died at about age 71 in 1271 [beatified 1793])

     St. Benedict
of Sebaste (bishop in Samaria, abbot in France, c. 654)

     St. Bertrand
of Grandselve (French, Cistercian  abbot, visionary, d. 1149)

     St. Clether (Welsh, died (possibly martyred) in England c. 520)

     St. Domitius
of Amiens (French, deacon, hermit, 8th Century)

     St. Elfreda
of Glastonbury (British, princess, hermitess, c. 936)

     St. Henry
of Cologne [Henri] (French, among first Dominican  priests, d. 1225)

     St. Ignatius
of Constantinople (Turkish, emperor's son, abbot, patriarch [bishop], died at about age 78 in 877)

     Bl. John
Buoni of Mantua [Giovanni] (Italian, court jester, co-founder of Augustinian Hermit Friars, d. 1249 [beatified 1483])

     St. John
of Siracusa (Sicilian, Benedictine  monk, bishop, c. 609)

     Bl. Joseph
Stanek of Lapsze Nizne [Jozef] (Polish, Palottine  priest, martyred by Nazis at Czerniakow [Poland] at age 27 in 1944 [beatified 1999])

     St. Leothadius
of Moissac (French, Benedictine  abbot, d. 718)

     St. Oda
of Amay (French, princess, widow, caretaker of the poor and suffering, c. 723)

     St. Romanus
of Rouen (French, bishop, d. 639)

     Sts. Servandus and Germanus
of Len (Spanish, martyred c. 305)

     Bl. Severinus Boethius
of Rome [full name: Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boethius] (Italian, statesman, philosopher, writer, martyred at about age 45 c. 525 [beatified 1883])

     St. Severinus
of Bordeaux (French, bishop of Cologne, opposed Arian heresy, martyred in 403)

     St. Syra
of Faremoutiers (French, virgin, abbess, c. 660)

     St. Theodore
of Antioch (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], priest, opposed Arian heresy, tortured and martyred by beheading in 362)

     Bl. Thomas
Thwing of Heworth (English, priest, martyred under Charles II in 1680 [beatified 1929])

     St. Verus
of Salerno (Italian, bishop, 4th Century)
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On October 24, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Anthony Mary
Claret y Clara of Sallent [Antonio Maria] (Spanish, priest, retreat master, missionary, founder of the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary [commonly called Claretians] and of the Teaching Sisters of Mary Immaculate, archbishop of Santiago in Cuba, confessor to queen of Spain, prophet and miracle-worker, preacher of 10,000 sermons, author of 200 works, spread devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady, died in France at age 62 in 1870 [beatified 1934, canonized 1950])


     St. Bernard
of Manso Calvo (Spanish, Cistercian  abbot, bishop of Vich, d. 1243)

     St. Cadfarch (Welsh, 6th Century)

     St. Ebregislus
of Cologne (German, bishop, martyred in 5th Century)

     King St. Elesbaan (Ethiopian, ruler, hermit, c. 555)

     Sts. Felix, Januarius, Fortunatus, and Septimus (martyred in 303)

     St. Felix
of Thibiuca (African, bishop, martyred in 303)

     St. Fromundus
of Coutances (Irish, Benedictine  abbot, missionary bishop in France, c. 690)

     Bl. John Angel
Porro of Milan [Giovanni Angelo] (Italian, Servite  priest, hermit, died at age 53 in 1504 [beatified 1737])

     Bl. Joseph
Baldo of Puegnago [Giuseppe] (Italian, diocesan priest, seminary professor, founded Congregation of the Little Daughters of St. Joseph, died at age 72 in 1915 [beatified 1989])

     St. Joseph
Le Dang Thi of Ke Van (Vietnamese, army captain, martyred by strangling at about age 35 in 1860 [beatified 1909, canonized 1988])

     St. Louis
Guanella of Fraciscio di Campodolcino [Luigi] (Italian, parish priest, founder of Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, founder of Servants of Charity, built institute for handicapped, aided immigrants in U.S., died at age 72 in 1915 [beatified 1964, canonized 2011])

     St. Maglorius
of Lammeur (Welsh, abbot, bishop of Dol in France, d. 586)

     St. Marcius
of Monte Cassino (Italian, Benedictine  monk, hermit, d. 679)

     St. Martin
of Vertou (French, hermit, abbot, died at about age 74 in 601)

     Holy Martyrs of Nadjran [also known as "St. Aretas and companions"] (Ethiopians in Yemen, chief and his community of 340, martyred [burned] by Jews in 523)

     St. Proclus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], bishop of Cyzicus, patriarch [bishop] of Constantinople, opposed Nestorian heresy, c. 446)

     St. Senoch
of Tiffauges (French, abbot, 6th Century)

     Bl. Tadhg
MacCarthy of Munster (Irish, bishop of Ross, died in Italy at age 37 in 1492 [beatified 1895])
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On October 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:


     Bl. Albert
of Sassoferrato [Alberto] (Italian, Camaldolese  monk, d. 1330 [beatified 1837])

     Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria,
of Rome (Italian, married couple, martyred by being buried alive c. 283)

     Sts. Crispian and Crispin,
of Rome (Italian, noblemen [brothers], shoemakers, evangelizers of Gaul [France], martyred by beheading c. 286)

     Sts. Cyrinus, Claudius, and Antoninus,
of Rome (Italian, martyred by beheading in 304)

     St. Dulcardus
of Micy (French, monk, hermit, d. 584)

     Holy Martyrs of England and Wales (English and Welsh ... 40 people [priests, religious brothers, lay men and women] ... representative of about 300 people known to have suffered and died for the holy Catholic faith, at the hands of their government, between 1535 and 1679 [7 beatified in 1886, 33 in 1929, all canonized in 1970])  [Each of these saints is also commemorated individually (or as part of a small group) on another day of the year.]
[Click here to see the martyrs' names and other facts about them.]

     Sts. Fructus, Valentine, and Engratia,
of Sepulveda (Spanish, brothers and sister ... one a hermit, two martyred by Moslems c. 715)

     St. Gaudentius
of Brescia (Italian, bishop, writer of pastoral letters, d. 410)

     St. Goeznoveus
of Cornwall (British, bishop of Quimper in France, d. 675)

     St. Hilary
of Mende (French, hermit, bishop, d. 535)

     St. Hildemarca
of Fecamp (French, Benedictine  abbess, c. 670)

     St. Lupus
of Bayeux (French, bishop, 5th Century)

     Sts. Marcian and Martyrius
of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], chorister and subdeacon, martyred by Arians in 351)

     St. Miniato
of Florence (Italian, soldier, martyred c. 250)

     Sts. Protus and Januarius
of Porto Torres (Italian, priest and deacon, missionaries in Sardinia, martyred by beheading in 303)

     St. Tabitha
of Joppa ["Dorcas" in Greek (both names meaning "gazelle")] (Israelite, widow, raised from the dead by St. Peter [Acts 9:36-43], 1st Century)

     Bl. Theodoric
of Saint-Herbert (French, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1087)

     Sts. Theodosius, Lucius, Mark, Peter, and many companions,
of Rome (Italian, soldiers, martyred in 269)


     Holy Martyrs of England and Wales -- CONTINUED
(English and Welsh ... 40 people [priests, religious brothers, lay men and women] ... representative of about 300 people known to have suffered and died for the holy Catholic faith, at the hands of their government, between 1535 and 1679 [7 beatified in 1886, 33 in 1929, all canonized in 1970])
[In most of the world, the Holy Martyrs of England and Wales may be commemorated as a group today. On the Welsh "particular calendar," today's Feast is called "Six Welsh Martyrs and Their Companions." The new (1993) English "particular calendar" of liturgical celebrations in England calls for these 40 canonized people to be commemorated on May 4, along with 85 beatified people -- all 125 being collectively called "The English Martyrs." At this site, the 85 beatified martyrs born in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales are named in the May 4 list.
Today's 40 saints are among the thousands of Catholics who suffered for continuing to profess the true faith and religious submission to the pope, following King Henry VIII's promulgation of the schismatic Act of Supremacy, which declared that the monarch of England was the head of the "Church of England." Most of the canonized martyrs were tortured and then drawn, hanged, and quartered (exceptions being noted below). The 40 saints were executed at sixteen places (14 in England, 2 in Wales), though almost half of them gave their lives at the infamous London site known as Tyburn. (At Tyburn, over 40,000 condemned people were executed between 1196 and 1783.)  Each of today's saints is also commemorated individually (or as part of a small group) on another day of the year.]
-- [Carthusians:]
----- St. Augustine
Webster of Axholme, St. John Houghton of Essex, and St. Robert Lawrence of Beauvale (English, priors [religious superiors], tortured and martyred under Henry VIII in 1535 [beatified 1886]) [St. John died at about age 47.]
-- [Brigittine:]
----- St. Richard
Reynolds of Devonshire (English, priest, tortured and martyred under Henry VIII in 1535 [beatified 1886])
-- [Augustinian  friar:]
----- St. John
Stone of Canterbury (English, erudite theologian, priest, martyred under Henry VIII in 1539 [beatified 1886])
-- [Jesuits]:
----- St. Alexander
Briant of Somersetshire (English, returned apostate, priest, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 25 in 1581 [beatified 1886])
----- St. Brian Edmund
Arrowsmith of Haydock [preferred his Confirmation name, Edmund] (English, priest, martyred under Charles I at about age 44 in 1628 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Edmund
Campion of London (English, convert, priest, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 41 in 1581 [beatified 1886])
----- St. David
Lewis of Abergavenny (Welsh, priest, martyred under Charles II at about age 63 in 1679 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Henry
Morse of Broome (English, priest, martyred under Charles I at about age 50 in 1645 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Henry
Walpole of Docking (English, priest, tortured and martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 37 in 1595 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Nicholas
Owen of Oxford (English, religious brother, carpenter [constructed hiding places for "illegal" priests], tortured and martyred [abuse in Tower of London] under James I in 1606 [beatified 1929]
----- St. Philip
Evans of Monmouthshire (Welsh, priest, martyred under Charles II at about age 34 in 1679 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Robert
Southwell of Horsham Saint Faith's (English, priest, horribly tortured and martyred [hanged] under Elizabeth I at about age 33 in 1595 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Thomas
Garnet of Southwark (English, priest, martyred by hanging under James I in 1608 [beatified 1929])
-- [Benedictine  monks:]
----- St. Alban
Roe of Bury Saint Edmunds [baptized Bartholomew] (English, priest, martyred under Charles I at about age 62 in 1642 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Ambrose
Barlow of Manchester [baptized Edward] (English, priest, martyred under Charles I at about age 56 in 1641 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Roberts of Trawsfynydd (Welsh, priest in Spain, martyred in England under James I at about age 33 in 1610 [beatified 1929])
-- [Franciscan  friars]
----- St. Joachim of St. Anne
Wall of Lancashire [aliases: John Marsh, Francis Dormore, Francis Webb, Francis Johnson] [baptized John] (English, priest, martyred at about age 59 under Charles II in 1679 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Jones of Clynog Fawr [aliases: John Buckley, John Griffith, Godfrey Maurice] (Welsh, martyred at about age 39 under Elizabeth I in 1598 [beatified 1929])
-- [Diocesan Priests:]
----- St. Cuthbert
Mayne of Youlston (English, Protestant minister turned Catholic priest, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 33 in 1577 [beatified 1886])
----- St. Edmund
Gennings of Lichfield [or Genings/Jennings] (English, adolescent convert, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 24 in 1591 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Eustace
White of Louth (English, martyred under Elizabeth I in 1591 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Almond of Allerton (English, martyred under James I at about age 35 in 1612 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Boste of Dufton [or Boast] (English, tortured [racked] and martyred at about age 50 under Elizabeth I in 1594 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Kemble of Saint Weonard's (English, martyred by hanging at about age 80 under Charles II in 1679 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Lloyd of Brecknockshire (Welsh, martyred under Charles II at about age 49 in 1679 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Paine of Petersborough [or Payne] (English, tortured for nine months and martyred under Elizabeth I in 1582 [beatified 1886])
----- St. John
Plessington of Dimples Hall [aliases: William Pleasington, William Scarisbrick] (English, martyred at about age 42 under Charles II in 1679 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Southworth of Samlesbury (English, martyred at about age 61 under Cromwell in 1654 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Luke
Kirby of Bedale (English, tortured and martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 34 in 1582 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Polydore
Plasden of London (English, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 28 in 1591 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Ralph
Sherwin of Rodsley (English, returned apostate, priest, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 31 in 1581 [beatified 1886])
-- [Laity:]
----- St. Anne
Line of Dunmow [nee Higham] (English, convert from Calvinism, married woman [widow?], harbored "illegal" priests, martyred [hanged] at about age 36 under Elizabeth I in 1601 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Margaret
Clitherow of York ["The Pearl of York"] (English, mother of two priests and a nun, martyred [suffocated under pressure of great weight] under Elizabeth I at about age 29 on Good Friday in 1586 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Margaret
Ward of Congleton and Bl. John Roche [alias Neale/Neele] (English and Irish ... laywoman and her servant ... aided "illegal" priests, tortured and martyred [hanged] under Elizabeth I in 1588 [beatified 1929])
----- St. John
Rigby of Harrock Hall (English, servant, martyred at about age 30 under Elizabeth I in 1600 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Philip
Howard of Norfolk (English, earl, London Tower prisoner for six years under Elizabeth I, martyred [possibly by poison] at about age 38 in 1595 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Richard
Gwyn of Llanidloes [alias White] (Welsh, teacher, poet, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 47 in 1584 [beatified 1929])
----- St. Swithun
Wells of Bambridge (English, married man, teacher, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 55 in 1591 [beatified 1929])
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On October 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. Adalgott
of Dissentis (German, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1031)

     Sts. Alanus and Aldrus
of Quimper (French, bishops, 5th Century)

     St. Albinus
of Buraburg [Witta] (Irish, Benedictine  monk, missionary, bishop, c. 760)

     Sts. Aneurin and Gwinoc (Welsh, Benedictine  monks, 6th Century)

     St. Bean (Scottish, bishop of Morlach, bishop of Aberdeen, c. 1012 [canonized 1898])

     Bl. Bonaventure
of Potenza [Bonaventura] [baptized Carlo Antonio (Charles Anthony)] (Italian, Franciscan  priest, missionary, died at age 60 in 1711 [beatified 1775])

     St. Cedd
of Northumbria (British, brother of St. Chad, Benedictine  missionary, bishop of the East Saxons, d. 664) [On English "particular calendar," being honored with St. Chad (see March 2)]

     Bl. Celine
Borzecka of Antowil [Celina] [nee Chludzinska] (Polish, widow at age 37, mother of two, co-founded Congregation of Sisters of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Rome, died three days before her 80th birthday in 1913 [beatified 2007])

     Bl. Damian
dei Fulcheri of Finario [Damiano] (Italian, nobleman, Dominican  priest, preacher of missions, miracle-worker, d. 1484 [beatified 1848])

     St. Dominic
Nguyen Van Xuyen of Tonkin (Vietnamese, Dominican  friar, martyred at about age 52 by beheading in 1839 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     St. Eadfrid
of Leominster (British, Benedictine  prior, c. 675)

     St. Eata (Irish, Benedictine  abbot, bishop of Bernicia, bishop of Hexham, c. 686)

     Pope St. Evaristus
of Bethlehem (Israelite, fifth bishop of Rome, reigned from c. 99, martyred c. 107)

     St. Fulk (Italian of Scottish ancestry, bishop of Piacenza, bishop of Pavia, died at about age 65 in 1229)

     St. Gaudiosus of Salerno (Italian, bishop, 7th Century)

     St. Gibitrudis
of Faremoutiers (French, Benedictine  nun, c. 655)

     St. Gwinoc (Welsh, monk, poet, 6th Century)

     St. Humbert
of Fritzlar (German, Benedictine  prior, c. 8th Century)

     Sts. Lucian, Marcian, Florius, and companions,
of Bithynia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], two converts from devil worship and others, martyred c. 250)

     St. Quadragesimus
of Policastro (Italian, shepherd, subdeacon, c. 590)

     Sts. Rogatian and Felicissimus
of Carthage (North African, priest and layman, martyred in 256)

     St. Rusticus
of Marseilles (French, Benedictine  monk, bishop of Narbonne, c. 462)

     St. Sigibald
of Metz (German, bishop, c. 740)
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On October 27, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:


     St. Abban of Wexford (Irish, prince, abbot, died at about age 50 in 620)

     St. Abraham the Poor
of Menuf (Egyptian, hermit, c. 377)

     Bl. Antonia
of Brescia (Italian, Dominican  prioress, died at about age 100 in 1507)

     Sts. Capitolina and Erotheis
of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], wealthy woman and maid, martyred in 304)

     St. Colman
of Senboth-Fola (Irish, Benedictine  abbot, c. 632)

     St. Cyriacus
of Constantinople (Turkish, patriarch [bishop], d. 606)

     St. Desiderius
of Auxerre (French, bishop, c. 625)

     Bl. Emilina
of Longeville (French, Cistercian  nun, prophet, died at about age 63 in 1178)

     St. Florentius
of Burgundy (French, martyred in 3rd Century)

     St. Frumentius
of Tyre (Lebanese, shipwrecked missionary to Ethiopia, bishop, c. 380)

     St. Gaudiosus
of Abitina (North African, bishop, c. 455)

     Bl. Goswin
of Chemnion (Cistercian  monk in France, d. 1203)

     St. Namatius
of Clermont (French, bishop, c. 462)

     St. Otteran
of Iona (British, abbot, c. 563) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     Sts. Vincent, Sabina, and Christeta,
of Avila (Spanish, brother and sisters, martyred in 303)
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On October 28, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:

     St. Simon the Zealot
of Cana and St. Jude Thaddeus (Israelites, Apostles of the Lord, evangelizers in Africa and Asia, writer of biblical epistle [Jude], martyred in 1st Century)


     St. Abraham
of Ephesus (Turkish, archbishop, 6th Century)

     Sts. Alberic, Anglinus, and Godwin,
of Stavelot (Belgian, Benedictine  abbots, 7th and 8th Century)

     St. Alfred the Great
of Wantage (British, king of Wessex, died at about age 50 in 899)

     St. Cyrilla
of Rome (Italian, virgin, martyred c. 270)

     St. Dorbhene
of Iona (Irish, Benedictine  abbot, d. 713)

     St. Eadsin
of Canterbury (British, bishop, d. 1050)

     St. Faro
of Meaux (French, nobleman, monk, bishop, c.675)

     St. Ferrutius
of Rome (Italian, soldier in Germany, early martyr)

     St. Fidelis
of Como (Italian, soldier, martyred c. 304)

     St. Honoratus
of Vercelli (Italian, disciple of St. Eusebius, bishop, anointed dying St. Ambrose, died at about age 85 in 415)

     St. Joachim
Royo Perez of Hinojosa [Joaqun] (Spanish, Dominican  missionary priest [36 years] in Philippines and China, tortured in prison and martyred by strangling in China at about age 57 in 1748 [beatified 1893, canonized 2000])

     St. John
Dat of West Tonkin (Vietnamese, priest, martyred by beheading at about age 34 in 1798 [beatified 1900, canonized 1988])

     St. Remigius
of Lyons (French, archbishop, d. 875)

     St. Salvius
of Normandy (French, hermit, miracle worker, 6th Century)

[Prayer for the intercession of Saint Jude]
     Most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of.
     Pray for me, for I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of.
     Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly -- [here make your request] -- and that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.
     I promise, O blessed Saint Jude, to be mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.     Amen.
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On October 29, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:


     St. Abraham
of Rostov [Averkii] (Russian, preacher, abbot, 10th Century)

     St. Anne
of Mt. Olympus (Turkish, widow, hermit, d. 820)

     Bl. Berengarius
of Formbach (German, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1108)

     St. Bond
of Sens (French, hermit, 7th Century)

     St. Cajetan Errico
of Secondigliano [Gaetano] (Italian, founder of Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, died at age 69 in 1860 [beatified 2002, canonized 2008])

     St. Colman
of Corker (Irish, abbot, bishop of Kilmacduagh, died at about age 82 in 632 [canonized 1903]) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

     St. Elfleda
of Ramsey (British, noblewoman, Benedictine  abbess, c. 1000)

     St. Ermelinda
of Meldaert (Belgian, princess, virgin, c. 595)

     St. Eusebia
of Bergamo (Italian, virgin, martyred in 3rd Century)

     Sts. Hyacinth, Quintus, Felician, and Lucius,
of Lucania (Italian, early martyrs)

     St. John
of Autun (French, bishop)

     St. Kennera
of Galloway (Scottish, nun, 5th Century)

     Bl. Maria Restituta
Kafka of Brno [baptized Helena] (Czech, salesgirl, surgical nurse, member of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, martyred [beheaded] by Nazis in Austria at age 48 in 1943 [beatified 1998])

     St. Maximilian
of Lorch (Austrian, bishop, martyred in 284)

     St. Narcissus
of Jerusalem (Greek, 30th bishop of Jerusalem, miracle worker, died at about age 116 c. 215)

     Bl. Paula
Montaldi of Volta Mantovana  [Paola] (Italian, virgin, Poor Clare  abbess, mystic, died at about age 71 in 1514 [beatified 1906])

     St. Sighelm
of Stavelot (Belgian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 670)

     St. Stephen
of Macerata [Stefano] (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, bishop of Caiazzo, died at about age 88 in 1023)

     St. Terence
of Metz (French, bishop, d. 520)

     St. Theodore
of Vienne (French, hermit, abbot, c. 575)

     Bl. Thomas
Bellacci of Florence [Tommaso] (Italian, Franciscan  brother, mystic, died at about age 77 in 1447 [beatified 1771])

     Bl. Wirnto
of Göttweig (Austrian, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1127)

     St. Zenobius
of Antioch (Lebanese, priest, physician, martyred by being torn with iron hooks in 310)
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On October 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. Alphonse
Rodriguez of Segovia [Alonso] (Spanish, widower, Jesuit  brother, college doorkeeper for 46 years, mystic, died at age 85 in 1617 [beatified 1825, canonized 1887])

     St. Angel
Falcone of Acri [Angelo] [baptized Luca Antonio (Luke Anthony)] (Italian, Capuchin Franciscan  priest, died at about age 70 in 1739 [beatified 1825, canonized 2017]) [commemorated by some on October 31]

     St. Arilda
of Gloucestershire (British, virgin, martyred defending her chastity)

     St. Artemas
of Lystra (Greek, disciple of St. Paul [Titus 3:12], bishop, 1st Century)

     St. Asterius
of Amasea (Turkish, bishop, c. 400)

     Bl. Benvenuta
Bojani of Cividale (Italian, virgin, visionary, Dominican  tertiary, died at age 38 in 1292 [beatified 1763])

     Bl. Bernard
de la Tour of Portes (French, Carthusian  superior general, d. 1258)

     Sts. Claudius, Lupercus, and Victorius,
of Len (brothers, martyred in Spain c. 300)

     Bl. Dorothy
of Montau (German, peasant, mother of nine, widow, hermitess, mystic, died at age 47 in 1394 [beatified 1976])

     St. Egelnoth the Good
of Canterbury (British, Benedictine  monk, archbishop, d. 1038)

     St. Eutropia
of Alexandria (Egyptian, martyred c. 253)

     St. Gerard
of Potenza [Gerardo] (Italian, bishop, d. 1119)

     St. Germanus
of Capua (Italian, bishop, c. 545)

     St. Herbert
of Tours (French, archbishop)

     Bl. John
Slade of Manston (English, schoolteacher, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1583 [beatified 1929])

     St. Lucanus
of Lagny (French, martyred in 5th Century)

     St. Marcellus
of Rome (Italian, centurion, martyred in Tangiers [Africa] c. 298)

     St. Maximus
of Cumae (Italian, martyred in 304)

     Bl. Nanterius
of Saint-Mihiel (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 1044)

     St. Saturnino
of Cagliari (Italian, martyred by beheading in 303)

     St. Serapion
of Antioch (Syrian, bishop, d. 199)

     St. Talarica (Scottish, bishop, 6th Century)

     St. Theonestus
of Altino (Greek, missionary, bishop of Philippi in Macedonia, martyred in 425)

     Sts. Zenobius and Zenobia
of Aegae (Turkish, physician/bishop and his sister, c. 290)

[Here is a magnificent excerpt from a 4th-Century sermon of St. Asterius
of Amasea, on the Holy Martyrs. It shows that the practice of fervent requests for the intercession of saints is ancient. It shows that even the martyrs of pre-Constantinian times called upon still earlier martyrs for prayers.]
     "We keep through every age their bodies decently enshrined, as most precious pledges; vessels of  benediction, the organs of their blessed souls, the tabernacles of their holy minds. We put ourselves under their protection. The martyrs defend the church, as soldiers guard a citadel. The people flock in crowds from all quarters, and keep great festivals to honor their tombs.
     "All who labor under the heavy load of afflictions fly to them for refuge. We employ them as intercessors in our prayers and suffrages. In these refuges the hardships of poverty are eased, diseases cured, the threats of princes appeased. A parent, taking a sick child in his arms, postpones physicians, and runs to one of the martyrs, offering by him his prayer to the Lord, and addressing him whom he employs for his mediator in such word as these.
     "'You who have suffered for Christ, intercede for one who suffers by sickness. By that great power and confidence you have, offer a prayer on behalf of fellow-servants. Though you are now removed from us, you know what men on earth feel in their sufferings and diseases. You formerly prayed to martyrs, before you were yourself a martyr. You then obtained your request by asking; now you are possessed of what you asked, in your turn assist me. By your crown ask what may be our advancement.'
     "If another is going to be married, he begins his undertaking by soliciting the prayers of the martyrs.  Who, putting to sea, weighs anchor before he has invoked the Lord of the sea by the martyrs?"
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On October 31, 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. Ampliatus, Urbanus, and Narcissus,
of Rome (Italian, missionaries, mentioned in Romans 16, martyred in 1st Century)

     St. Antoninus Fontana
of Milan (Italian, archbishop, d. 660)

     St. Arnulfus
of Novalese (Italian, Benedictine  monk, martyred by Moslems c. 840)

     St. Bega
of Cumberland (Irish or Anglo-Saxon, virgin, d. 681)

     Bl. Christopher
of Romagnola [Cristoforo] (Italian, parish priest then Franciscan  friar, died at about age 100 in 1272 [beatified 1905])

     St. Erth
of Cornwall (Irish, bishop, c. 512)

     St. Foillan
of Fosses (Irish, Benedictine  abbot in Belgium, c. 655)

     Bl. Irene
Stefani of Anfo [baptized Aurelia Mercede] [nicknamed "Nyaatha" (Mother of mercy)] (Italian, virgin, religious of the Consolata Missionary Sisters  in Kenya, nurse, died at age 39 in 1930 [beatified 2015])

     Bl. Leon
Nowakowski of Byton (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Piotrkow Kujawski [Poland] at age 26 in 1939 [beatified 1999])

     St. Mary of the Most Pure of the Cross
Salvat y Romero of Madrid [María de la Purísima de la Cruz] [baptized María Isabel [Mary Elizabeth] (Spanish, superior general of Sisters of the Company of the Cross, died at age 72 in 1998 [beatified 2010, canonized 2015])

     St. Notburga
of Cologne (German, Benedictine  nun, c. 714)

     St. Quentin
of Amiens (Roman, missionary, tortured and martyred by beheading in 287)

     St. Stachys
of Byzantium (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], bishop, mentioned in Romans 16, 1st Century)

     Bl. Thomas
Bellaci of Florence [Tommaso] (Italian, Franciscan  brother, novice-master, preached in Syria and Ethiopia, died at about age 77 in 1447 [beatified 1771])

     St. Wolfgang
of Ratisbon (Austrian, Benedictine  monk, schoolteacher, bishop of Regensburg, died at about age 70 in 994 [canonized 1052])
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