Nostra Signora della Rosa / Our Lady of the Rose (Lucca, Italy), St Martha, Virgin Martyr and Memorials of the Saints – 30 January

Nostra Signora della Rosa / Our Lady of the Rose (Lucca, Italy) – 30 January:

St Martha (1st Century) Virgin Martyr – Sister of Saint Lazarus and Saint Mary of Bethany. Friend of Jesus and hostess to Him in her house. May have been part of an early mission to France. (Feast day moved after Vatican II).
St Martha:
More on St Martha here:

St Adelelmus (Died c 1100) Abbot
St Aldegundis
St Alexander of Edessa
St Amnichad of Fulda
St Armentarius of Antibes
St Armentarius of Pavia
St Barsen
St Barsimaeus of Edessa

St Bathilde (c 626–680) Queen, Religious, Widow, Mother, Social Reformer, pioneer in the abolition of Slavery, founder of Monasteries. St Bathilde was Canonised by by Pope Nicholas I.
Her Life:

St Felix IV, Pope
Bl Haberilla

Saint Hyacintha of Mariscotti TOR (1585-1646) Virgin, Sister of the Tertiary or Third Order Regular of St Francis (also TOSF). Penitent, Apostle of the poor, the sick, the elderly. She established apostolates to aid the latter as well as another devoted to the Adoration of the Holy Eucharist.
About St Hyacintha:

St Hippolytus of Antioch
Bl Margaret Ball

St Martina of Rome

St Matthias of Jerusalem
St Philippian of Africa
St Savina of Milan

Blessed Sebastian Valfrè CO (1629-1710) known as the “Apostle of Turin” and “St Philip of Turin,” Oratorian Priest, Apostle of the poor, the ill, widows and orphans, prisoners, Confessor with deep insight, Writer. Beatified on 31 August 1834 by Pope Gregory XVI.
His Life:

St Theophilus the Younger
St Tudclyd



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