Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica / Our Lady of Lyons, France (1643), Memorials of the Saints and a Prayer to St Edepitus in Urgent Need – 19 April

Feria Day – Wednesday in the Second Week of Easter

Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica / Our Lady of Lyons, France (1643) – 19 April:

St Alphege of Winchester (c 953–1012) ArchBishop and Martyr, Monk, Hermit, Abbot, Teacher, Apostle of charit, His body is incorrupt.
About St Alphege:

St Apollonius the Priest
St Aristonicus of Melitene
Blessed Bernard of Sithiu (Died 1182) Penitent, Pilgrim, Hermit

Blessed Conrad of Ascoli OFM (1234-1289) Priest, Friar of the Friars Minor, Missionary, Evangeliser, Penitent, zealous Preacher, Cardinal-elect.

St Crescentius of Florence

St Expeditus (Died 303) Roman Centurion, Martyr. Patron of emergencies – of “just and urgent causes” – hence his name.
His Life and Death:

Prayer to St Expeditus in Urgent Need

Our dear Martyr and protector, Saint Expeditus,
You who know what is necessary
and what is urgently needed.
I beg you to intercede
before the Blessed Trinity
that by your intercession,
my request will be granted.
(Clearly express your needs
and ask him to find a way to help you.
May I receive your blessings and favours.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
One God with the Almighty Father.

If Saint Expeditus grants your request, place an advertisement in the local Catholic  newspaper  and/or your Parish Bulletin or Notice Board, thanking Saint Expeditus, so that his name and fame will grow.

St Gaius of Melitene
St Galata of Melitene
St George of Antioch
St Gerold of Saxony

Blessed James Duckett (Died 1602) Layman Martyr.
James Duckett was Beatified by Pope Pius XI on 15 December 1929.
His Life and Death:

St Pope Leo IX (1002-1054) known as “Apostolic Pilgrim
When the German Pope Damasus II died in 1048, Bishop Bruno was selected by the Emperor, Henry III, to succeed him.   Bruno agreed to go to Rome and to accept the Papacy if freely elected thereto by the Roman people.   He wished, at least, to rescue the See of Peter from its servitude to the German Emperors.   When, in company with Hildebrand he reached Rome and presented himself to its people clad in pilgrim’s guise and barefooted but still tall and fair to look upon, they cried out with one voice that him and no other would they have as Pope.   Assuming the name of Leo, he was solemnly enthronedon 12 February, 1049.

St Martha of Persia
St Rufus of Melitene
St Vincent of Collioure

Martyrs of Carthage – 17 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred in the persecutions of Decius. We know little more than the names – Aristo, Basso, Credula, Donato, Ereda, Eremio, Fermo, Fortunata, Fortunio, Frutto, Julia, Mappalicus, Martial, Paul, Venusto, Victorinus and Victor. Died in the year 250 in prison in Carthage, North Africa (modern Tunis, Tunisia).



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