Notre-Dame-de-la-Rochette, Ranchal, France / Our Lady of La Rochette aqnd Memorials of the Saints – 14 October

Notre-Dame-de-la-Rochette, Ranchal, France / Our Lady of La Rochette: 14 October

There are no easily translated legends of the above Marian Feast.
Hopefully, by next year I will find something somewhere.In the meantime, I have found the beautiful Statues and Church and the little citation by Abbot Orsini:

The Abbot Orsini wrote: “Our Lady of La Rochette near Geneva. A shepherd coming up to a bush, where he heard a plaintive voice, found there an image of the Blessed Virgin, which led to a Church being built there.

St Callistus I (c 218 – c 223) Confessor, Pope, Martyr Papal Ascension – c 218 – Martyred c 223.
His Life and Death:

Bl Ana María Aranda Riera

St Angadrisma of Beauvais (Died c 615) Virgin, Abbess, Miracle-worker.
Her Holy Life:

St Bernard of Arce
St Burchard of Wurzburg (c 752) Bishop, Confessor, Monk, Missionary, disciple of St Boniface.
St Celeste of Metz
St Dominic Loricatus

St Donatian of Rheims (Died 390) St Donatian was the Seventh Bishop of Rheims, France from 360 to 390. His Memorial is beautifully celebrated in Bruges with a procession of his relics.

Saint Fortunatus of Todi (Died 537) Bishop, Confessor, miracle-worker. An entry in the Roman Martyrology under 14 October records: “At Todi in Umbria, St Fortunatus, Bishop, who, as is mentioned by blessed Gregory, was endowed with an extraordinary gift for casting out unclean spirits.”
About St Fortunatus:

St Gaudentius of Rimini
St Gundisalvus of Lagos
Bl Jacques Laigneau de Langellerie
St Lupulo of Capua
St Lupus of Caesarea
St Manacca
St Manehildis
St Modesto of Capua
St Rusticus of Trier
St Saturninus of Caesarea
St Venanzio of Luni

Martyrs of Caesarea – (4 Saints): Three brothers and a sister Martyred together in the persecutions of Diocletian – Carponius, Evaristus, Fortunata and Priscian. In 303 in Caesarea, Cappadocia (in modern Turkey) – their relics enshrined in Naples, Italy.


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