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Feast of Our Lady of Pontmain & Memorials of the Saints -17 January

St Anthony Abbot (251-356) (Memorial)

Our Lady of Pontmain – 17 January:  During the Franco-Prussian War, German troops approached the town of Pontmain, France and the villagers there prayed for protection. On the evening of 17 January 1871, Mary appeared in the sky for several minutes over the town.   She wore a dark blue dress covered in stars, carried a crucifix and below her were the words –  Pray please. God will hear you soon.   My son lets Himself be touched.   That night the German army was ordered to withdraw and an armistice ending the war was signed eleven days later on 28 January.   Approval of diocesan bishop.pontmain_53_statue_de_la_vierge_sur_le_parvis_de_la_basilique.jpg

St Achillas of Sketis
St Amoes of Sketis
St Antony of Rome
Bl Euphemia Domitilla
Bl Gamelbert of Michaelsbuch
St Genitus
St Genulfus
St Jenaro Sánchez Delgadillo
St John of Rome
Bl Joseph of Freising
St Julian Sabas the Elder
St Marcellus of Die
St Merulus of Rome
St Mildgytha
St Nennius
St Neosnadia
St Pior
St Richimir
Bl Rosalina of Villeneuve O.Cart. (1263–1329)
St Sabinus of Piacenza
St Sulpicius of Bourges

Martyrs of Langres: Eleusippus, Leonilla, Meleusippus, Speusippus