Virgen de la Altagracia / Our Lady of Altagracia, Dominican Republic (c 1502) – 21 January:
St Agnes (c 291- c 304) Child Virgin and Martyr
AND St Ambrose Reflection:
St Agnes of Aislinger
St Anastasius of Constantinople
St Aquila of Trebizond
St Brigid of Kilbride
St Candidus of Trebizond
Bl Edward Stransham
St Epiphanius of Pavia (c 439–496) Bishop of Pavia, Italy from from 466 until his death. Papal and Secular Mediator and Peacemaker, Known as – “Epiphanius the Peacemaker,” “The Glory of Italy,” “The Light of Bishops.”
The Roman Martyrology for 21 January reads : “In Pavia, Saint Epifanio, Bishop , who, at the time of the barbarian invasions, worked zealously for the reconciliation of the peoples, for the liberation of prisoners and for the reconstruction of the destroyed City.”
St Eugenius of Trebizond
St Gunthildis of Biblisheim
Blessed Josefa María Inés de Benigánim OAD (1625–1696) Nun of the Discalced Augustinian Nuns with the religious name of “Josefa María of Saint Agnes,” Virgin, Mystic, gifted with the charism of prophecy and counsel. She became known for her profound spiritual and theological insight as well as for her severe austerities she practised during her life. Her body is incorrupt. Blessed Josefa was Beatified on 26 February 1888, at Saint Peter’s Basilica by Pope Leo XIII.
St Maccallin of Waulsort
St Meinrad of Einsiedeln OSB (c 797–861) “Martyr of Hospitality,” Martyr, Priest, Monk, Hermit. In 1039, the year of Meinrad’s Canonisation as a Saint, his remains were brought back to Einsiedeln. During the French Revolution, Meinrad’s relics were hidden at Tyrol, Austria, by Abbot Conrad Tanner and his reliquary is now enshrined in the Grace Chapel of the Abbey Church at Einsiedeln.
St Meinrad’s Life and Death:
St Patroclus of Troyes
St Publius of Malta (Died c 112) Bishop
Blessed Thomas Reynolds (1562-1642) Priest Martyr
St Valerian of Trebizond
St Vimin of Holywood
St Zacharias the Angelic
Mercedarian Nuns of Berriz – Three pious Mercedarian Nuns at the Monastery of Vera Cruz, Berriz, Spain who are remembered together on the Mercedarian calendar – Cristina, Mary Magdalene and Mary of Jesus.
Blessed Martyrs of Laval – 19 Beati: Fifteen men and four women who were Martyred in Laval, France by anti-Catholic French Revolutionaries. The were born in France and they were Martyred on several dates in 1794 in Laval, Mayenne, France. They were Beatified on 19 June 1955 by Pope Pius XII at Rome, Italy.
- Blessed André Duliou
- Blessed Augustin-Emmanuel Philippot
- Blessed François Duchesne
- Blessed François Migoret-Lamberdière
- Blessed Françoise Mézière
- Blessed Françoise Tréhet
- Blessed Jacques André
- Blessed Jacques Burin
- Blessed Jean-Baptiste Triquerie
- Blessed Jean-Marie Gallot
- Blessed Jeanne Veron
- Blessed John Baptist Turpin du Cormier
- Blessed Joseph Pellé
- Blessed Julien Moulé
- Blessed Julien-François Morin
- Blessed Louis Gastineau
- Blessed Marie Lhuilier
- Blessed Pierre Thomas
- Blessed René-Louis Ambroise
Martyrs of Rome – 30 Saints: Thirty Christian soldiers executed together in the persecutions of Diocletian. They were Martyred in 304 in Rome, Italy.
Martyrs of Tarragona: Augurius, Eulogius, Fructuosus.