Ember Friday – Fast & Abstinence – In case you have forgotten about Ember Days as they are not promoted or encouraged since Vatican II, here is a reminder:
Nuestra Senora de Valvanera / Our Lady of Valvanera, La Rioja, Spain (9th Century) – 23 September:
St Pope Linus (c 10 – c 76) Successor to St Peter. Papacy lasted from c 67 to his death. Among those to have held the position of pope, Peter, Linus and Clement are specifically mentioned in the New Testament. Linus is mentioned in the closing greeting of the Second Epistle to Timothy as being with Paul in Rome near the end of Paul’s life.
About St Pope Linus:
St Thecla (1st century) Virgin Martyr, Disciple of St Paul.
Her Life and Death:
St Alfonso Burgos
St Adamnan of Iona/Eunan of Iona (c 628-704) Relative of Saint Columban. Monk at Drunhome, Donegal, Ireland. Abbot of Iona in 679. President-general of all the Columban houses in Ireland. Hagiographer and Spiritual Writer, Poet, Statesman, Canon Lawyer. Canonised on 11 July 1898 by Pope Leo XIII (cultus confirmed).
St Cissa of Northumbria
St Constantius of Ancona
Bl Francisco de Paula Victor
Bl Guy of Durnes
Bl Helen Duglioli
St Peter Acontanto
St Sosius (275-305) Confessor, Deacon and Martyr
Bl William Way
Martyrs of Syracuse – (4 Saints): Group of Christians deported from Syracuse, Sicily by invading Saracens and sent to North Africa where they were tortured and executed for their faith. Martyrs. The names that have survived are Andrew, Antony, John and Peter. c900
Padre Pio/ Pius of Pietrelcina OFM Cap (1887-1968) Priest, Franciscan Capuchin Friar, Stigmatist, Mystic, Confessor.