Madonna del Sangue / The Bleeding Madonna in Re, Piedmont, Italy (1494), St Peter Martyr,and more wonderful Saints – 29 April

Madonna del Sangue / The Bleeding Madonna in Re, Piedmont, Italy (1494) – 29 April:

St Peter Martyr/ of Verona OP (1205–1252) Martyr, Priest and Friar of the Order of Preachers, , a celebrated Preacher, Miracle-worker, Marian devotee. He served as Inquisitor in Lombardy, was murdered by an assassin and was Canonised 11 months after his death, making his the fastest Canonisation in history.
His Life:

St Joseph Benedict Cottolengo (1786-1842) – Priest, Founder, Confessor, Apostle of Charity. Known as “The Labourer of Divine Providence.” St Joseph was Canonised on 19 March 1934 by Pope Pius XI.
Thie lovely Saint:

Abbots of Cluny: A feast that recognises the great and saintly early Abbots of Cluny Abbey:

  • Saint Aymardus of Cluny
  • Saint Berno of Cluny
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • Saint Mayeul
  • Saint Odilo of Cluny
  • Saint Odo of Cluny
  • Saint Peter the Venerable

St Ava of Denain
St Daniel of Gerona
St Dichu
St Endellion of Tregony
St Fiachan of Lismore

St Hugh of Cluny (1024-1109) St Hugh the Great, Priest and Royal Prince, Abbot of Cluny from 1049 until his death., Founder-builder of numerous Monasteries, Convents , Hospitals and the biggest Church in Europe (the Abbey Church at C luny) prior to the building of St Peter’s, apostle of the poor, the sick, the marginalised by the feudal system, ecclesiastical Reformer, holy father to his Monks and servant to all who needed him,. He was one of the most influential leaders of the monastic orders from the Middle Ages.
St Hugh the Great:

St Gundebert of Gumber
St Juan Vargas
St Paulinus of Brescia
Bl Robert Gruthuysen
St Senan of Wales

St Severus of Naples (Died 409) Bishop of Naples for 46 years, Confessor, friend of St Ambrose, constructor of four Basilicas and the first Baptistry in the West.
The Roman Martyrology reads: “In Naples, St Severus, Bishop, loved by St Ambrose, as a brother and, by his Church ,as a father.

Fascinating fact:
The City of Naples has more than 50 official Patron Saints, although its principal Patron is the Martyr Bishop, Saint Januarius.(Died c 304).
His life here:
St Severus is one of those 50 and the full list is contained in his biography, below.
His Life:

St Theoger
St Torpes of Pisa
St Tychicus
St Wilfrid the Younger

Martyrs of Cirta: A group of Clergy and Laity Martyred together in Cirta, Numidia (in modern Tunisia) in the persecutions of Valerian. They were – Agapius, Antonia, Emilian, Secundinus and Tertula, along with a woman and her twin children whose names have not come down to us.

Martyrs of Corfu: A gang of thieves who converted while in prison, brought to the Faith by Saint Jason and Saint Sosipater who had been imprisoned for evangelising. When the gang announced their new Faith, they were Martyred together. They were – Euphrasius, Faustianus, Insischolus, Januarius, Mammius, Marsalius and Saturninus. They were boiled in oil and pitch in the 2nd century on the Island of Corcyra (modern Corfu, Greece.
Also known as: Martyrs of Corcyra, Seven Holy Thieves, Seven Holy Robbers, Seven Robber Saints.



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