Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lys / Our Lady of the Lily, France (13th Century), St John of Matha and Memorials of the Saints – 8 February

Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lys / Our Lady of the Lily, Melun, France (13th Century) – 8 February:

St John of Matha O.SS.T (1160-1213) – Priest, Founder of The Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives, also known as the Order of the Most Holy Trinity or the Trinitarians,
Feast day is today – moved in 1969 to 17 December.

St Cointha of Alexandria
of Steyning

St Cyriacus of Rome
St Dionysus of Armenia
St Elfleda of Whitby
St Emilian of Armenia
St Giacuto
St Gisela
St Honoratus of Milan
St Inventius of Pavia
Bl Jacoba de Settesoli
St Kigwe
St Laureatus of Rome
St Lucius of Rome
St Meingold
St Mlada of Prague
St Nicetius of Besançon
St Oncho of Clonmore
St Paul of Rome

St Paul of Verdun (c576-c648) Bishop of Verdun, in the Lorraine region of France from 630 until his death., Abbot. The Roman Martyrology states: “At Verdun in France, St Paulus, Bishop renowned for miracles.”
His Life:

Blessed Pietro Igneus OSB Vall. (c1020 – 1089) Cardinal Bishop of Albano, Reformer – particularly against simony, Papal Legate and peace-maker.
His Life:

St Sebastian of Armenia
St Stephen of Muret (c1046-1124) Abbot

Martyrs of Constantinople: Community of 5th Century Monks at the Monastery of Saint Dius at Constantinople. Imprisoned and Martyred for loyalty to the Vatican during the Acacian Schism. 485 in Constantinople.

Martyrs of Persia: An unknown number of Christians murdered in early 6th-century Persia. Legend says that so many miracles occurred through the intercession of these Martyrs that the King decreed an end to the persecution of Christians.


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