Thursday of the First Week in Lent – Fast
Nuestra Señora de las Apariciones / Our Lady of Apparitions, Madrid, Spain (1449) – 2 March:
St Absolon of Caesarea
St Agnes of Prague/Bohemia (1211-1282) Nun, Princess, Foundress, Abbess, Missionary of Charity and Mercy – Patron of the Czech Republic and Prague.
St Basileus the Martyr
St Chad (c 620-672) Bishop of Lichfield, Confessor, Abbot, Monk, known as the “Apostle of Mercia,”in England.
About St Chad:
Blessed Charles the Good (c1083-1127) Martyr, Duke
St Cynibild of Laestingaeu
St Felix of Treves
St Fergna the White
Bl Girolamo Carmelo di Savoia
St Joavan of Brittany
St John Maron
St Jovinus the Martyr
St Lorgius of Caesarea
St Lucius of Caesarea
St Luke Casali of Nicosia (Died c 800) Priest Abbot.
The Roman Martyrology reads: “In Agíra in Sicily, Saint Luke Casale of Nicosía, a Monk, full of humility and virtue.”
St Luke’s Life:
St Quintus the Thaumaturge
Martyrs of Campania – Approximately 400 northern Italian Christians Martyred for their faith by pagan Lombards. Their story was recorded by Pope Saint Gregory the Great, who reports that they people spent their final days supporting each other with prayer. c 579 in Camnpania, Italy.
Martyrs of Porto Romano – 4 Saints – Group of Christians Martyred in the persecution of Diocletian. The only other information that survives are the names of four of them – Heraclius, Januaria, Paul and Secondilla. c305 at Porto Romano at the mouth of the River Tiber, Rome.