Saturday of Ember Week in Lent – Fast and Abstinence or Partial Abstinence
Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde / Our Lady of the Guard , Marseille, France (1221) – 4 March:
St Casimir (1458-1484) Confessor, Prince, Celibate, Ascetic, Apostle of Prayer, Apostle of Charity and Mercy, Marian Devotee, Eucharistic Adorer, Confessor. His Body is Incorrupt.
St Lucius I (Died 254) Pope and Martyr
St Adrian of May
St Adrian of Nicomedia
Bl Alexander Blake
St Appian of Comacchio
St Arcadius of Cyprus
St Basinus of Trier
Bl Christopher Bales
St Felix of Rhuys
St Gaius of Nicomedia
Bl Humbert III of Savoy
St Leonard of Avranches
Bl Nicholas Horner
St Nestor the Martyr
Bl Paolo of Brescia
St Peter of Pappacarbone (c 1038-1123) Bishop, Abbot, Reformer. He was Canonised in 1893 by Pope Leo XIII.
Blessed Placida Viel SSC (1815—1877) Virgin, Virgin, Religious Sister of the Sisters of the Christian Schools of Mercy, which focused on the education of girls. Placida was Beatified on 6 May 1951 by Pope Pius XII.
Bl Placida’s Life:
Bl Rupert of Ottobeuren
Martyrs on the Appian Way – 900 Saints: Group of 900 Martyrs buried in the Catacombs of Saint Callistus on the Appian Way, Rome, Italy.c 260
Martyrs of Nicomedia – 20 Saints: A group of 20 Christians murdered together for their faith. The only details about them to survive are three of their names – Archelaus, Cyrillos and Photius. Nicomedia, Bithynia (in modern Turkey)
Martyrs of the Crimea – 7 Saints: A group of 4th century missionary Bishops who evangelised in the Crimea and southern Russia and were Martyred for their work. We know little else beyond the names – Aetherius, Agathodorus, Basil, Elpidius, Ephrem, Eugene and Gapito.