Vigil of St Thomas, Apostle, Notre-Dame de Bon Retour à Île-Molène / Our Lady of Molene, France (1075) and Memorials of the Saints – 20 December

Vigil of St Thomas, Apostle

Christmas Novena to the Divine Infant – DAY FIVE

Notre-Dame de Bon Retour à Île-Molène / Our Lady of Molene, France (1075) – 20 December

St Attala of Strasbourg
St Bajulus of Rome
St Crescentius of Africa
St Damian of Padua
St Dominic of Brescia

St Dominic de Silos OSB (1000-1073) Monk, Abbot. He was a Spanish Monk, to whom the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, where he served as the Abbot, is dedicated.   The mother of the better-known Saint Dominic de Guzmán, the Blessed Joan of Aza, is said to have prayed at his shrine before she was able to conceive the son she named for him.   That son would grow up to found the Dominican Order.   Dominic’s special patronage thus became connected with pregnancy and until the establishment of the Second Spanish Republic in 1931, his abbatial crozier was used to bless the queens of Spain and was placed by their beds when they were in labour.

St Eugene of Arabia
St Gabriel Olivares Roda
St Hoger of Hamburg-Bremen
Bl John de Molina
St Julius of Gelduba
Bl Lorenzo Company
St Liberatus of Rome
St Macarius of Arabia
St Malou of Hautvillers
St Paul of Latra
Blessed Peter de la Cadireta
Blessed Peter Massalenus (1375-1453) Monk, Mystic

St Philogonius of Antioch (Died 324) Bishop, Widower, Lawyer, Patriarch of Antioch. Defender of the true Faith against Arianism, in fact, he was one of the first to publicly denouce the hereby, Defender of the people against persecution, Ascetic.
His Life

St Thomas of Dover
St Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne



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