Thursday of the Second Week of Lent +2022
Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) – 17 March:
St Patrick (c 386-461) “The Apostle of Ireland,” Bishop, Confessor, Missionary. (Memorial)
About dearly loved St Patrick:
St Agricola of Châlon-sur-Saône
St Ambrose of Alexandria
Blessed Conrad of Bavaria O. Cist (c 1105-1126 or 1154) Monk, Hermit, Pilgrim, Miracle-worker, Canon and Civil Lawyer.
St Diemut of Saint Gall
St Gabriel Lalemant SJ (1610-1649) Martyr, Priest of the Society of Jesus, Missionary
St Gertrude of Nivelles OSB (626-659) Benedictine Nun and Abbess, who, with her mother Itta, founded the Abbey of Nivelles located in present-day Belgium.
About St Gertrude:
Bl Gertrude of Trzebnica
St Jan Sarkander (1576-1620) Priest and Martyr of the seal of confession, Confessor – born on 20 December 1576 at Skotschau (Skoczow), Austrian Silesia (in modern Poland) and died by being covered in flammable material and set on fire on 17 March 1620 at Olomouc, Moravia (in the modern Czech Republic). Patronages – the Seal of Confession, Confessors, Moravia, Persecuted Christians.
This amazing Saint’s Life and Death:
Bl Josep Mestre Escoda
St Joseph of Arimathea
Blessed Juan Nepomuceno Zegrí y Moreno (1831-1905) Spanish Priest, Founder of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy.
St Llinio of Llandinam
Bl Maria Bárbara Maix
St Paul of Cyprus
St Stephen of Palestrina
St Theodore of Rome
St Withburga of Dereham
Martyrs of Alexandria – Also known as Martyrs of Serapis: An unknown number of Christians who were Martyred together by a mob of worshippers of the Graeco-Egyptian sun god Serapis. They were Martyred in c 392 in Alexandria, Egypt.