Notre Dame d’Esperance de Pontmain / Our Lady of Hope, Our Lady of Pontmain (1871) – 17 January:
St Anthony Abbot (251-356) Monk and Hermit.
St Anthony’s Life:
St Achillas of Sketis
St Amoes of Sketis
St Anthony of Rome
Bl Euphemia Domitilla
Blessed Gamelbert of Michaelsbuch (c 720-c 802) Priest, Monk, Hermit. “Such was his kindness of heart, that he used to buy the little birds caught by the peasants, in order to set them free. He never allowed his servants to work in the fields or woods, if bad weather threatened. He valued, above everything, peace and concord and kept the peace among his parishioners, as far as he possibly could.” – from “The Little Bollandists” by Monsignor Paul Guérin, 1882
St John of Rome
Blessed Joseph of Freising (Died 764) Bishop
St Julian Sabas the Elder
St Marcellus of Die
St Merulus of Rome
Blessed Rosalina of Villeneuve O.Cart. (1263–1329) Nun of the Carthusaian Order, Mystic, Apostle of Charity. Beatified in 1851 by Pope Blessed Pius IX.
St Sabinus of Piacenza
St Sulpicius the Pious of Bourges (Died c 647) Bishop, Miracle-worker, servant of the poor.
Martyrs of Langres – Triplet Brothers with their Grandmother: At Langres, in the time of Marcus Aurelius, the Saints Eleusippus, Meleusippus, Speusippus, born at one birth, who were crowned with Martyrdom, together with their grandmother, Leonilla,