Tuesday of the First Week of Lent -Fast, St Thomas Aquinas, Nossa Senhora da Estrela / Our Lady of the Star, Portugal (1050) and Memorials of the Saints – 7 March

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent -Fast

St Thomas Aquinas OP (1225-1274) aged 49 Doctor Angelicus (Angelic Doctor) and Doctor Communis (Common Doctor). Priest of the Order of Preachers, Religious, Master Theologian, Philosopher, Writer, Teacher, Jurist. Also known as – “The Great Synthesiser,” “The Dumb Ox,” “The Universal Teacher.”
St Thomas died today in 1274 but his Feast Day was moved in 1969 to 28 January.

Nossa Senhora da Estrela / Our Lady of the Star, Villa Vicosa, Portugal (1050) – 7 March:

St Ardo of Aniane
Bl Daniel of Wichterich
St Deifer of Bodfari
St Drausinus of Soissons
St Enodoch
St Esterwine of Wearmouth
St Eubulus of Caesarea
St Gaudiosus of Brescia (Died c445) Bishop and Confessor
Bl Henry of Austria
Bl Jermyn Gardiner
Bl John Ireland
St Paul of Prusa
St Paul the Simple
St Reinhard of Reinhausen

St Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart OCD (1747– 1770) Virgin, Nun of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, Mystic.
After her death all the swelling and discoloration in her body disappeared, her body was incorrupt several weeks later, had a healthy glow and exuded an odour of perfume. Pope Pius XI Canonised her on 13 March 1934.
Her Life:

Bl Volker of Segeberg
Bl William of Assisi

Martyrs of Carthage – 4 Saints: A catechist and three students Martyred together for teaching and learning the faith. We know little more than their names – Revocatus, Saturninus, Saturus and Secundulus. Mauled by wild beasts and beheaded 7 March 203 at Carthage, North Africa


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