Memorials of the Saints – 16 May

St Abdas of Cascar
Bl Adam of Adami
Bl Adam of San Sabine
St Andrew Bobola SJ (1591-1657) Martyr

St Annobert of Séez
St Aquilinus of Isauria
St Brendan the Navigator (c 484–c 577)
His wonderful life:

St Carantac
St Carantoc
St Diocletian of Osimo
St Felix of Uzalis
St Fidolus of Aumont
St Fiorenzo of Osimo
St Fort of Bordeaux
St Francoveus
St Gennadius of Uzalis
St Germerius of Toulouse
St Hilary of Pavia
St Honorius of Amiens
Bl Louis of Mercy
St Margaret of Cortona TOSF (1247-1297)  (This is a very good homily – listen if you can).

St Maxima of Fréjus
Bl Michal Wozniak
St Peregrinus of Auxerre
St Peregrinus of Terni
St Possidius of Calama
St Primael of Quimper
St Simon Stock OCD (1165-1265)
About St Simon:

St Ubaldus Baldassini
St Victorian of Isauria
Bl Valdimir Ghika

Martyrs of Saint Sabas: A group of monks, whose names have not come down to us, who were massacred by Moors at the monastery of Saint Sabas in Palestine.



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2 thoughts on “Memorials of the Saints – 16 May

  1. Thank you for the lovely reminder of St Brendan, the navigator. My late husband was named for him. He was a native of the same part of the country and had a great devotion to him, which he shared with me.

    His spirituality of seeking God’s kingdom and trusting in his great providence is a great lesson for us all, especially today, during this pandemic when, in lockdown, so much of what usually distracts us is stripped away. Brendan, out at sea, away from all his usual supports was given the back of a whale to land on to celebrate Mass. We’re given the gift of participating, however poorly, in the Mass in our own homes through technology.

    It is interesting to reflect how often the same technology has been misused and turned to the service of evil and now God is blessing it so powerfully by using it to bring us all to share in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

    We must never forget that for all the many ways humanity has offended God, God has blessed us in the Word made flesh who lived among us and redeemed us…

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    1. Perfect words O Anne Marie and to me too, a perfect Saint. Brendan’s zeal and courage knew no bounds. Oh that we all could be Brendan’s in these times.
      BUT I am blessed by your words, God still blesses us, though, for me this online Mass is awful – I cannot feel any participation, in fact, I think our Bishops and Rome, most especially, have lain down and died.
      Think of previous real scourges and how the Church behaved in those crises!
      I say NO NO NO.
      I do agree that God is behind this – who know what His intention is. Hopefully he is coming to separate the sheep from the goats and soon.
      God bless you and Ireland Anne Marie. May He find your country watching for him. I know mine isn’t.


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