THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD – HOLY DAY
Madonna dell’Alno / Our Lady of the White Poplar, Canzano, Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy (1480): 18 May
St Venantius of Camerino (Died c 250) Martyr – St Venantius was a 15-year-old who was tortured and martyred by decapitation at Camerino during the persecutions of Decius.
His Life and Death:
St Pope John I (c 470 – 526) – 53rd Pope from 13 August 523 to his death in 526.
Blessed Burchard of Beinwil (Died c 1192) Priest, Miracle-worker.
St Dioscorus of Kynopolis
St Elgiva of Shaftesbury
St Eric of Sweden (c1120-1161) Martyr, King of Sweden
About St Eric:
St Felix of Cantalice OFM Cap (1515-1587) Capuchin Friar – (the first Capuchin to be Canonised), Confessor, Apostle of Charity, Preacher, Teacher, Writer.
About St Felix:
St Felix of Spoleto
St Feredarius of Iona
Blessed Nicholas Denise of Beuzeville OFM (Died 1509)
St Ortasio of Alexandria
St Potamon of Heraclea
St Serapione of Alexandria
Blessed William of Toulouse OSA (c 1297-1369) Priest of the Order of St Augustine
Martyrs of Ancyra – 8 Saints: Seven nuns Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian and the innkeeper who was executed for giving them a Christian burial: Alexandria, Claudia, Euphrasia, Julitta, Matrona, Phaina, Thecusa and Theodatus. c.304 in Ancyra, Galatia (in modern Turkey).