First Friday, Our Lady of Didinia, Cappadocia, Turkey (363) and Memorials of the Saints – 2 December

First Friday

Our Lady of Didinia, Cappadocia, Turkey (363) – 2 December:

St Bibiana (Died c 361) Virgin Martyr

St Athanasius of the Caves (Died c 1176) Hermit, Miracle-worker and healer.
His Life:

St Avitas of Rouen (Died c 325) Bishop

St Chromatius of Aquileia (Died c 407) Bishop of Aquileia, Theologian, Exegete, Writer and friend of Saints Ambrose and Jerome, defender of Saint John Chrysostom.
His Life:

St Evasius of Brescia
St Habakkuk the Prophet
Bl John Amero

Blessed Jan van Ruysbroec (c 1293-1382) Known as John “the Admirable,” “the Ecstatic Doctor,” “the Divine Doctor.” Priest, Hermit, Mystic, Spiritual Director and Spiritual Writer. Beatified on 1 December 1908 by Pope Pius X.
About Blessed Jan:
St Lupus of Verona
St Nonnus of Edessa
St Oderisius de Marsi OSB (Died c 1105) Italian Cardinal, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Mediator and Peacemaker.
St Pimenio in Rome
St Pontian

Bl Robert of Matallana
St Silvanus

Greek Martyrs of Rome – (9 Saints): Several Greek Christians Martyred in the persecutions of Valerian – Adria, Aurelia, Eusebius, Hippolytus, Marcellus, Mary Martana, Maximus, Neon and Paulina. They were martyred by various means between 254 and 259 in Rome, Italy and are buried in the Callistus catacombs, Rome.

Martyrs of Africa – (4 Saints): Four Christians Martyred in Africa in the persecutions of Arian Vandals – Januarius, Securus, Severus and Victorinus.



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