Our Lady, Help of Christians/Auxilium Christianorum, Our Lady of China / Donglu and Memorials of the Saints – 24 May


DAY VI of the Pentecost Novena

Our Lady, Help of Christians/Auxilium Christianorum
About this Marian Feast:

Our Lady of China: Our Lady of China is a title for the Virgin Mary in China who is believed to have appeared at the small village of Donglu in 1900. In Chinese she is called Zhōnghuá Shèngmǔ. She is also known as Our Lady of Donglu.

St Afra of Brescia
Bl Benedict of Cassino

St David, King of Scotland (1085-1183) King David was a social and religious Reformer, a man of great administrative skills, apostle of charity and of holy piety. He transformed his Kingdom by the widespread introduction of Catholic Churches and Monasteries, thus also assisting in the international diplomatic influence of his country, it’s farming and agricultural wealth and it’s education. He was the main force and instrument of God in Christianising Scotland.
St David’s life:

Bl Diego Alonso
St Donatian of Nantes
St Gennadius of Astroga
St Hubert of Bretigny
St Joanna the Myrrhbearer
Bl John del Prado
Bl John of Montfort
Bl Juan of Huete
St Manahen
St Marciana of Galatia
St Meletius the Soldier
Bl Nicetas of Pereslav
St Palladia
St Patrick of Bayeux

Blessed Philip of Piacenza OSA (Died 1306) Priest of the Order of the Hermits of St Augustine, Ascetic, Penitent, Miracle-worker.
His Life:

St Rogatian of Nantes
St Sérvulo of Trieste
St Simeon Stylites the Younger

St Susanna Martyr (Died 2nd Century) One of a group of wives of 2nd century Martyred soldiers under the command of Saint Meletius. Following the death of the soldiers, the wives and children were Martyred, as well.

Martyrs of Istria: A group of early Martyrs in the Istria peninsula. We know little more than some names – Diocles, Felix, Servilius, Silvanus and Zoëllus.

Bl Thomas Vasière
St Vincent of Lérins (Died c445) Monk, Ecclesiatical Writer
St Vincent of Porto Romano

Martyrs of Plovdiv: 38 Christians Martyred together in the persecutions of Diocletian and Maximian. We don’t even known their names. They were beheaded in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.



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