CHRISTMAS NOVENA TO THE CHRIST CHILD – DAY ONE:
St Adelaide of Burgundy (c 931-999) Holy Roman Empress, Widow, Foundress of monasteries and Apostle of Charity.
About St Adelaide:
St Adelard of Cysoing
St Ado of Vienne (Died 875) Archbishop of Vienne from 850 until his death, Writer, Reformer.
Bl Adolphus of Tunis
Bl Arnaldo of Tunis
St Albina of Caesarea
St Bean of Lough Derg
Bl Clemente Marchisio
St Dominic Dosso
Bl Elizabeth of Saint Francis
St Eusebius of Vercelli (c 283-371) Bishop, Confessor, Founder of monasticism in his region
His Feast Day was celebrated today until 1969. (General Roman Calendar 1729–1969)
St Eusebius Life:
St Everard of Friuli (c 815-867) Duke, Count, Soldier, Founder of Churches and a Monastery.
Bl Filip Siphong Onphithakt
Bl James of Tunis
Bl Jaume Mases Boncompte
St Jean Wauthier
St Macarius of Collesano
Blessed Mary of the Angels Fontanella OCD (1661-1717) “The Fragrant Rose of Turin,” Discalced Carmelite, Mystic, Stigmatist, Marian devotee and client of St Joseph, Prioress, Spiritual director.
Blessed Mary’s life:
St Nicholas Chrysoberges
Bl Raynald de Bar
Blessed Sebastian Maggi OP (1414–1496) Priest of the Order of Preachers, Confessor.
Martyred Women of North-West Africa: A large group of women martyred in the persecutions of Hunneric, Arian King of the Vandals. 482 in North-West Africa.
Martyrs of Ravenna – (4 saints): A group of Christians martyred together. Four names and no other information has survived – Agricola, Concordius, Navalis and Valentine. c 305 at Ravenna, Italy.