Notre-Dames de Betharam / Our Lady of Betharam, France (1503) and Memorials of the Saints – 22 April

Saturday in the Second Week after Easter

Notre-Dames de Betharam / Our Lady of Betharam, France (1503) – 22 April:
Saint Bernadette Soubirous frequently visited the Shrine of Betharram. In fact, the rosary beads that Bernadette used when praying with the Blessed Virgin during the first apparition at Lourdes had come from the Betharram Shrine and the priest to whom she was sent after the apparitions, was Saint Michel Garicoïts (1797-1863) the Priest of Betharram. He it was who alone believed Bernadette’s accounts of the apparitions at Lourdes. He was Canonised in 1947. About St Michel Garicoits here:

St Pope Caius I (Died 296) Martyr, Bishop of Rome from 17 December 283 to his death in 296. Christian tradition makes him a native of the Dalmatian city of Salona, today Solin near Split, the son of a man also named Caius and a member of a noble family related to the Emperor Diocletian.

St Pope Soter (Died c174) Martyr, Bishop of Rome from c167 to his death c 174.  The Roman Martyrology reads: “At Rome, on the Appian Way, the birthday of St Soter, Pope and Martyr.”
His Life and Death:

St Abel McAedh
St Aceptismas of Hnaita
Saint Altfried of Münster (Died 849) Bishop
St Apelles of Smyrna
St Arwald
St Epipodius of Lyon
St Euflamia

Blessed Francis of Fabriano OFM (1251-1322) Priest of the Order of the Friars Minor, Theologian, Spiritual Writer, renowned Preacher. He was Beatified on 1 April 1755 after Pope Pius VI.
About Blessed Francis:

St Helimenas
St Joseph of Persia
St Leo of Sens

St Leonides Adamantius of Alexandria (Died 202) Martyr – Layman – Father of Origen (Adamantius) Philosopher, Rhetorician, a great scholar. Died by beheading in 202 at Alexandria, Egypt.

St Lucius of Laodicea
Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu
St Opportuna of Montreuil
St Senorina

St Theodore of Sykeon (Died 613)
About St Theordore:

St Virginio

Martyrs of Persia: Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Laity who were Martyred in Persia and celebrated together. Several of them have their stories related in the Acta of Saints Abdon and Sennen.


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