Posted in DOCTORS of the Church, FRANCISCAN OFM, MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Notre-Dame-de-Chatillion / Our Lady of Chatillion-sur- Seine, France (1130), St Francis de Sales (1567-1622) Bishop, Confessor – Doctor of the Church and Memorials of the Saints – 29 January

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Notre-Dame-de-Chatillion / Our Lady of Chatillion-sur- Seine, France (1130) – 29 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/29/our-lady-of-chatillion-sur-seine-france-1130-and-memorials-of-the-saints-29-january/

St Francis de Sales CO, OM, OFM (Cap) (1567-1622) Bishop, Confessor – Doctor of the Church: Doctor caritatis (Doctor of Charity) “The Gentle Christ of Geneva” and the “Gentleman Saint” – Bishop of Geneva, Doctor of Law and Theology, Writer, Theologian, Mystic, Teacher, Preacher, Founder along with St Jane Frances de Chantal, founded the women’s Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary (Visitandines).
Feast Day – 29 January (General Roman Calendar of 1960 and local communities.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/saint-of-the-day-24-january-st-francis-de-sales-1567-1622-doctor-of-the-church-doctor-caritatis-doctor-of-charity/

t Abundantia the Martyr
St Aphraates
St Aquilinus of Milan
St Barbea of Edessa
St Blath of Kildare
Bl Boleslawa Maria Lament
St Caesarius of Angoulême
Bl Charles of Sayn

St Constantius of Perugia (Died c 170) Martyr Bishop
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/29/saint-of-the-day-29-january-saint-constantius-of-perugia-died-c-170-martyr/

St Dallan Forgaill (c 530- 598) Martyr, Monk, Reformer, Poet.
St Dallan’s story:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/saint-of-the-day-29-january-st-dallan-forgaill-c-530-598/

St Pope Gelasius II (c 1060–1119) Bishop of Rome from 24 January 1118 to his death in 1119.
About Pope Gelasius II:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/29/saint-of-the-day-29-january-st-pope-gelasius-ii-c-1060-1119/
St Gildas the Elder

St Gildas the Wise (c 500-c 570) Priest and Abbot.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/saint-of-the-day-29-january-st-gildas-the-wise/

Blessed Juniper OFM (Died 1258) Franciscan Friar. Brother Juniper is called “the renowned jester of the Lord” and was one of the original followers of St Francis of Assisi.
Blessed Juniper’s life:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/29/saint-of-the-day-29-january-the-servant-of-god-brother-juniper-ofm-died-1258/

St Maurus of Rome
St Papias of Rome
St Sarbellius
St Serrano

St Sulpicius I (Died 591) Bishop of Bourges.
About St Sulpicius:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/29/saint-of-the-day-29-january-saint-sulpicius-i-died-591/

St Valerius of Trier
St Voloc

Posted in MARIAN PRAYERS, MARIAN Saturdays, MARIAN TITLES, Our MORNING Offering, PRAYERS of the SAINTS

Our Morning Offering – 28 January – O Mary, Twice Mother of Mercy By St Jerome Emilian

Our Morning Offering – 28 January – Mary’s Saturday

O Mary, Twice Mother of Mercy
By St Jerome Emiliani (1486–1537)

O Mary,
thou art twice Mother of Mercy
because thou hast been made
Mother of our most merciful Saviour,
and, furthermore because,
thou hast given to us
so many signs
of thy maternal care and love.
Turn upon us, we beseech thee,
thy glance of compassion
and grant, that we may always
live free from sin,
which is the only impediment
to receiving the fruits
of the Divine Mercies.
Amen.

Posted in DOCTORS of the Church, FATHERS of the Church, MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Notre-Dame-de-Vie / Our Lady of Life, Provence, France, St John Chrysostom (347-407) and Memorials of the Saints – 27 January

Notre-Dame-de-Vie / Our Lady of Life, Provence, France – 27 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/27/our-lady-of-life-notre-dame-de-vie-provence-france-and-memorials-of-the-saints-27-january/

St John Chrysostom (347-407) Bishop, Confessor, Father and Doctor of the Church – “Golden Mouthed,” Preacher, Orator, Writer, Theologian, Confessor. Name Meaning – God is gracious; gift of God (John), golden-mouthed (Chrysostom).
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/09/13/saint-of-the-day-13-september-st-john-chrysostom-347-407-father-and-doctor-of-the-church-golden-mouthed/
(His Feast Day is today (changed in 1969 to 13 September).
The Roman Martyrology states of him today: “At Constantinople, St John, Bishop, who was surnamed Chrysostom on account of his golden flow of eloquence. He greatly promoted the interests of the Christian religion by his preaching and exemplary life and, after many toils, closed his life in banishment. His sacred body was brought to Constantinople on this day in the reign of Theodosius the younger and afterwards taken to Rome and placed in the Basilica of the Prince of the Apostles. This illustrious Preacher of the Word of God, Pope Pius X declared and appointed as the Heavenly Patron of Sacred Orators.

St Avitus
St Candida of Bañoles

St Devota (Died c 303) Virgin Martyr,.
Her Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/27/saint-of-the-day-27-january-st-devota-died-c-303-virgin-martyr/

St Domitian of Melitene
St Emerius of Bañoles
St Gilduin
Bl Gonzalo Diaz di Amarante
St Henry de Osso y Cervello
Bl John of Warneton
St Julian of Le Mans
St Julian of Sora
St Lupus of Châlons

Blessed Manfredo Settala (12 Century-1217) Priest and Hermit, “The Hermit of Monte San Giorgio,” Miracle-worker.
His Story:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/27/saint-of-the-day-27-january-blessed-manfredo-settala-12th-century-1217/

St Marius of Bodon
Bl Michael Pini
St Natalis of Ulster
St Theodoric of Orléans
St Pope Vitalian

Martyrs of North Africa – 30 Saints: A group of 30 Christians Martyred together by Arian Vandals. The only details to have survived are four of their names – Datius, Julian, Reatrus and Vincent. c 500 in North Africa.

Posted in FATHERS of the Church, MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Nuestra Señora de Atocha / Our Lady of Long Fields, Madrid, Spain (1261), St Polycarp (69-155) Martyr, Bishop, Apostolic Father and Memorials of the Saints – 26 January

Nuestra Señora de Atocha / Our Lady of Atocha/Our Lady of Long Fields, Madrid, Spain (1261) – 26 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/26/our-lady-of-atocha-our-lady-of-long-fields-madrid-spain-1261-and-memorials-of-the-saints-26-january/

St Polycarp (69-155) Martyr, Bishop of Smyrna (Asia Minor) Apostolic Church Father. Polycarp was a disciple of Saint John the Apostle Consecrated by St John, as the Bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp is regarded as one of three chief Apostolic Fathers, along with Saint Clement of Rome and Saint Ignatius of Antioch. Patron against dysentery and earache.
Dear St Polycarp:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/26/saint-of-the-day-26-january-saint-polycarp-69-155-martyr/
https://anastpaul.com/2018/02/23/saint-of-the-day-23-february-st-polycarp-c-69-c-155-martyr-and-father-of-the-church/
AND (His Feast was moved in 1969 to 23 February):
https://anastpaul.com/2018/02/23/saint-of-the-day-23-february-st-polycarp-c-69-c-155-martyr-and-father-of-the-church/

St Alberic of Citreaux O.Cist (Died 1109)
St Robert of Molesme O.Cist (1028-1111)
St Stephen Harding O.Cist (c 1060-1134)
The Story of the 3 Founders of the Cistercian Abbey:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/26/saints-of-the-day-26-january-the-3-founders-of-the-cistercian-order/

St Alphonsus of Astorga
St Ansurius of Orense
St Athanasius of Sorrento
St Conan of Iona
Blessed Eystein Erlandssön (Died 1188) Bishop

St Paula of Rome (347-404) Widow, Foundress of the Order of St Jerome, life-long friend and associate of St Jerome. early Desert Mother.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/26/saint-of-the-day-26-january-saint-paula-of-rome-347-404/

St Theofrid of Corbie
St Theogenes of Hippo
St Tortgith of Barking

Martyred Family of Constantinople: Saint Mary and Saint Xenophon were married and the parents of Saint John and Saint Arcadius. Theirs was a wealthy family of Senatorial rank in 5th century imperial Constantinople but were known as a Christians who lived simple lives. To give their sons a good education, Xenophon and Mary sent them to study in Beirut, Phoenicia. However, their ship wrecked, there was no communication from them, and the couple assumed, naturally, that the young men had died at sea. In reality, John and Arcadius had survived and decided that instead of continuing to Beirut, they were going to follow a calling to religious life and became Monks, eventually living in a Monastery in Jerusalem. Years later, Mary and Xenophon made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem – where they encountered their sons. Grateful to have their family re-united and taking it as a sign, Xenophon and Mary gave up their positions in society in Constantinople and lived the rest of their lives as a Monk and Anchoress in Jerusalem. A few years later, the entire family was Martyred together. They were mMrtyred in 5th century Jerusalem.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Espousal of the Blessed Virgin Mary, approved by Pope Paul III (1546), St Raymond of Peñafort OP (1175-1275) “Father of Canon Law” and Memorials of the Saints – 23 January

Espousal of the Blessed Virgin Mary, approved by Pope Paul III (1546) – 23 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/23/feast-of-the-espousal-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-and-memorials-of-the-saints/

St Raymond of Peñafort OP (1175-1275) “Father of Canon Law” Dominican Priest, Doctor of Canon Law, the Third Master of the Order of Preachers, Founder of the Mercedarian friars, Writer, Teacher, Miracle-Worker.
St Raymond of Peñafort’s Feast day was inserted in the General Roman Calendar in 1671 for celebration on 23 January
. In 1969 it was moved to 7 January, the day after that of his death. He is the Patron Saint of canon lawyers, specifically and lawyers, in general.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/?s=st+raymond+penafort

St Abel the Patriarch
St Agathangelus
St Amasius of Teano
St Aquila the Martyr
St Asclas of Antinoe
St Clement of Ancyra
St Colman of Lismore
St Dositheus of Gaza

St Emerentiana (Died c 301) Virgin, Martyr, Foster Sister pf St Agnes, Catechumen. Patronages – against abdominal pains, stomach ailments, against colic.
Her Life and Death
:
https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/23/saint-of-the-day-23-january-st-emerentiana-died-c-301-virgin-martyr/

St Eusebius of Mount Coryphe

St Ildephonsus (506-667) Archbishop of Toledo. Theologian, Scholar, Marian devotee, Writer, Evangeliser. Abbot Dom Guéranger calls him the Doctor of the Virginity of Mary. Saint Ildephonsus established the Feast of the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is still kept in some places on 18 December.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/saint-of-the-day-23-january-st-ildephonsus-607-667/

St John the Almoner (Died c 620) Bishop of Alexandria, Confessor, Widower, Apostle of the poor, Reformer – both within the Church and within the civic structures.
About St John:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/23/saint-of-the-day-23-january-st-john-the-almoner-died-c-620/

Bl Juan Infante
St Jurmin
St Lufthild
St Maimbod (Died c 880) Martyr, Irish Pilgrim in France, Missionary Preacher,
Bl Margaret of Ravenna
St Martyrius of Valeria
St Messalina of Foligno
St Ormond of Mairé
St Parmenas the Deacon
St Severian the Martyr

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Virgen de la Altagracia / Our Lady of Altagracia, Dominican Republic (c 1502), St Agnes (c 291- c 304) Child Virgin Martyr and Memorials of the Saints – 21 January

Virgen de la Altagracia / Our Lady of Altagracia, Dominican Republic (c 1502) – 21 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/21/our-lady-of-altagracia-and-memorials-of-the-saints-21-january

St Agnes (c 291- c 304) Child Virgin and Martyr
https://anastpaul.com/2018/01/21/saint-of-the-day-21-january-st-agnes-c-291-c-304/
AND St Ambrose Reflection:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/21/saint-of-the-day-21-january-st-agnes-c-291-c-304-virgin-and-martyr/

St Agnes of Aislinger
St Anastasius of Constantinople
St Aquila of Trebizond
St Brigid of Kilbride
St Candidus of Trebizond
Bl Edward Stransham

St Epiphanius of Pavia (c 439–496) Bishop of Pavia, Italy from from 466 until his death. Papal and Secular Mediator and Peacemaker, Known as – “Epiphanius the Peacemaker,” “The Glory of Italy,” “The Light of Bishops.
The Roman Martyrology for 21 January reads : “In Pavia, Saint Epifanio, Bishop , who, at the time of the barbarian invasions, worked zealously for the reconciliation of the peoples, for the liberation of prisoners and for the reconstruction of the destroyed City.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/21/saint-of-the-day-21-january-saint-epiphanius-of-pavia-439-496/

St Eugenius of Trebizond
St Gunthildis of Biblisheim

Blessed Josefa María Inés de Benigánim OAD (1625–1696) Nun of the Discalced Augustinian Nuns with the religious name of “Josefa María of Saint Agnes,” Virgin, Mystic, gifted with the charism of prophecy and counsel. She became known for her profound spiritual and theological insight as well as for her severe austerities she practised during her life. Her body is incorrupt. Blessed Josefa was Beatified on 26 February 1888, at Saint Peter’s Basilica by Pope Leo XIII.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/21/saint-of-the-day-21-january-blessed-josefa-maria-ines-de-beniganim-oad-1625-1696/

St Lawdog
St Maccallin of Waulsort

St Meinrad of Einsiedeln OSB (c 797–861) “Martyr of Hospitality,” Martyr, Priest, Monk, Hermit. In 1039, the year of Meinrad’s Canonisation as a Saint, his remains were brought back to Einsiedeln. During the French Revolution, Meinrad’s relics were hidden at Tyrol, Austria, by Abbot Conrad Tanner and his reliquary is now enshrined in the Grace Chapel of the Abbey Church at Einsiedeln.
St Meinrad’s Life and Death
:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/21/saint-of-the-day-21-january-saint-meinrad-of-einsiedeln-osb-c-797-861-martyr/

St Patroclus of Troyes
St Publius of Malta (Died c 112) Bishop
Blessed Thomas Reynolds (1562-1642) Priest Martyr
St Valerian of Trebizond
St Vimin of Holywood
St Zacharias the Angelic

Mercedarian Nuns of Berriz – Three pious Mercedarian Nuns at the Monastery of Vera Cruz, Berriz, Spain who are remembered together on the Mercedarian calendar – Cristina, Mary Magdalene and Mary of Jesus.

Blessed Martyrs of Laval – 19 Beati: Fifteen men and four women who were Martyred in Laval, France by anti-Catholic French Revolutionaries. The were born in France and they were Martyred on several dates in 1794 in Laval, Mayenne, France. They were Beatified on 19 June 1955 by Pope Pius XII at Rome, Italy.

  • Blessed André Duliou
  • Blessed Augustin-Emmanuel Philippot
  • Blessed François Duchesne
  • Blessed François Migoret-Lamberdière
  • Blessed Françoise Mézière
  • Blessed Françoise Tréhet
  • Blessed Jacques André
  • Blessed Jacques Burin
  • Blessed Jean-Baptiste Triquerie
  • Blessed Jean-Marie Gallot
  • Blessed Jeanne Veron
  • Blessed John Baptist Turpin du Cormier
  • Blessed Joseph Pellé
  • Blessed Julien Moulé
  • Blessed Julien-François Morin
  • Blessed Louis Gastineau
  • Blessed Marie Lhuilier
  • Blessed Pierre Thomas
  • Blessed René-Louis Ambroise

Martyrs of Rome – 30 Saints: Thirty Christian soldiers executed together in the persecutions of Diocletian. They were Martyred in 304 in Rome, Italy.

Martyrs of Tarragona: Augurius, Eulogius, Fructuosus.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Notre-Dame-des-Tables / Our Lady of the Tables, “Arms of the City of Montpellier” (1198), St Fabian, Pope Martyr, St Sebastian, Martyr and Memorials of the Saints – 20 January

Notre-Dame-des-Tables / Our Lady of the Tables, Montpellier, France “Arms of the City of Montpellier” (1198) – 20 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/20/our-lady-of-the-tables-montpellier-france-and-memorials-of-the-saints-20-january/

St Pope Fabian (c 200 – c 250) Martyr, Confessor, Peacemaker, Administrator and Reformer, Apostle of Charity. Bishop of Rome from 10 January 236 until his death in 250, succeeding Anterus. He is famous for the miraculous nature of his election, in which a dove is said to have descended on his head to mark him as the Holy Spirit’s unexpected choice. He was succeeded by Cornelius.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/20/saint-of-the-day-20-january-st-pope-fabian-c-200-c-250-martyr/

St Sebastian (Died c 288) Martyr, Roman Soldier.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/20/saint-of-the-day-20-january-st-sebastian-died-c-288/

Saint Henry of Uppsala (Died c 1156) Martyr, Bishop of Uppsala, (then in eastern Sweden), Missionary. Born in England and died struck with an axe in c 1156 at Nousis, Finland.
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/20/saint-of-the-day-20-january-saint-henry-of-uppsala-died-c-1156-martyr/

St Ascla of Antinoe
St Basilides the Senator
St Bassus the Senator
Blessed Benedict Ricasoli (Died 1107) Monk, Hermit
Bl Bernardo of Poncelli
Bl Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi
St Daniel of Cambron
Bl Didier of Thérouanne
St Eusebius the Senator

St Euthymius (c 377–473) Abbot, Hermit, Ascetic, founder of Monasteries, spiritual teacher.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/20/saint-of-the-day-20-january-saint-euthymius-c-377-473/

St Eustochia Smeraldo Calafato OSC (1434-1485) Nun of the Second Franciscan Order of the Poor Clares, Reformer, Founder of a reformed Monastery, Abbess, Ascetic.
Her Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/20/saint-of-the-day-20-january-st-eustochia-smeraldo-calafato-osc-1434-1485/

St Eutyches the Senator
St Fechin of Fobhar
St Molagga of Fermoy
St Neophytus of Nicaea (Died c 303) Martyr, Lay Youth.
St Wulfsi

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Nuestra Señora Refugio de los Pecadores / Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners (Spain), St Pope Marcellus I (Died 309) Martyr and Memorials of the Saints – 15 January

Nuestra Señora Refugio de los Pecadores / Our Lady Refuge of Sinners (Spain) – 16 January:
HERE
:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/16/our-lady-refuge-of-sinners-spain-and-memorials-of-the-saints-16-january/

St Pope Marcellus I (Died 309) Martyr, Papal Ascension May-June 308
His Life and Death
:
https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/16/saint-of-the-day-16-january-saint-pope-marcellus-i-died-309/

St Berard and Companions (Peter, Adjute, Accurs, Odo and Vitalis)

St Dana of Leuca
St Dunchaid O’Braoin
St Fulgentius of Ecija

St Fursey (Died c 648) Irish Missionary Monk, Abbot who did much to establish Christianity in the British Isles and in France, Mystic, whose visions played a pivotal role in the Church’s developing understanding of life after death.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/16/saint-of-the-day-16-january-blessed-gonzalo-de-amarante-op-1187-1259/

Blessed Gonzalo de Amarante OP (1187-1259) Dominican Priest, Hermit, Marian Devotee. Beatified in 1560 by Pope Pius IV.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/16/saint-of-the-day-16-january-blessed-gonzalo-de-amarante-op-1187-1259/

St Henry of Coquet
St Honoratus of Arles
St Honoratus of Fondi
Bl James of Luino
St James of Tarentaise
Bl Joan of Bagno di Romagna
Bl Konrad II of Mondsee
St Leobazio
St Liberata of Pavia
St Melas of Rhinocolura
St Otto of Morocco
St Peter of Morocco
St Priscilla of Rome
St Sigeberht of East Anglia
St Titian of Oderzo (Died 632) Bishop
St Triverius
St Valerius of Sorrento

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Notre-Dame de Banneux / Our Lady of Banneux, Belgium (1933) and Memorials of the Saints – 15 January

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Notre-Dame de Banneux / Our Lady of Banneux, Belgium (under 2 Titles – Notre Dame des Pauvres / Our Lady of the Poor and Reine des Nations / Queen of Nations) (15 January – 2 March 1933) 15 January:
Here:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/15/our-lady-of-banneux-belgium-and-memorials-of-the-saints-15-january/

St Paul the Hermit (c 227-c 342) The First Hermit – in the Thebaid region of Egypt, is regarded as the first Christian hermit, who lived alone in the desert from his sixteenth to the one hundred and thirteenth year of his life.
About:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/saint-of-the-day-15-january-st-paul-the-hermit-c-227-c-342/

St Maurus OSB (c 512-584) Benedictine Monk, Abbot and Deacon, Miracle-worker. Maurus was the first disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia (512–584). He is mentioned in Saint Gregory the Great’s biography of the latter as the first oblate, offered to the Monastery by his noble Roman parents as a young boy, to be brought up in the monastic life. The formula and blessing of St Maurus were universally adopted and approved for use in the Blessing of the Sick.
His Life and Miracles:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/15/saint-of-the-day-15-january-saint-maurus-osb-c-512-584/

St Blaithmaic of Iona
St Bonitus of Clermont
St Britta
St Ceolwulf of Northumbria
St Emebert of Cambrai
St Ephysius of Sardinia
St Eugyppius
Bl Geoffrey of Peronne
Bl Giacomo Villa
St Gwrnerth
St Habakkuk the Prophet
St Isidore of Scété
St Isidore the Egyptian
St Ita of Killeedy
St John Calabytes
St Liewellyn
St Lleudadd of Bardsey
St Macarius of Egypt (c 300-390) Priest, Hermit, Spiritual student of Saint Anthony Abbot.

St Malard of Chartres
St Maximus of Nola
Bl Peter of Castelnau
St Placidus

St Probus of Rieti

St Romedio of Nonsberg (Died 4th Century or 11th Century) – Hermit, Penitent., Pilgrim.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/15/saint-of-the-day-15-january-saint-romedius-of-nonsberg-died-4th-century-or-11th-century/

St Sawl
St Secondina of Anagni
St Secundina of Rome
St Tarsicia of Rodez
St Teath

Posted in DOCTORS of the Church, FATHERS of the Church, MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Nuestra Señora de la Palabra / Our Lady of the Word, Montserrat, Spain (1514), St Hilary (315-368) Confessor, Bishop, Father and Doctor of the Church and Memorials of the Saints – 14 January

Nuestra Señora de la Palabra / Our Lady of the Word, Montserrat, Spain (1514) – 14 January:
Here:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/14/our-lady-of-the-word-montserrat-spain-1514-and-memorials-of-the-saints-14-january/

St Hilary of Poitiers (315-368) Confessor, Bishop, Father and Doctor of the Church, Writer, Philosopher, Theologian, Preacher, Defender of the Faith. The “Hammer of the Arians” and “Athanasius of the West.”
Biography:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/13/saint-of-the-day-13-january-st-hilary-of-poitiers-315-368-father-doctor-of-the-church/

Bl Amadeus of Clermont
St Barbasymas
St Caldeoldus of Vienne
St Datius of Milan
St Engelmaro
St Eufrasio of Clermont
St Euphrasius the Martyr

St Felix of Nola (Died c 253) Priest, Confessor, Apostle of Charity .Patronages – against eye disease, against eye trouble, against false witness, against lies, against perjury, domestic animals, of Nola, Italy.
The Roman Martyrology states of him today:
At Nola in Campania, the birthday of St Felix, Priest, who (as is related by Bishop, St Paulinus of Nola), after beomg subjected to torments by the persecutors, was cast into prison and extended, bound hand foot, on (snail) shells and broken earthenware. During the night, however, his bonds were loosened and he was delivered by an Angel. The persecution over, he brought many to the Faith of Christ by his exemplary life and teaching and renowned for many miracles, he rested in peace.
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/14/saint-of-the-day-14-january-st-felix-of-nola-died-c-253/

St Felix of Rome
St Fermin of Mende
St Fulgentius of Ecija
St Glycerius of Antioch

St Godfrey of Cappenberg (c 1097-1127) Friar of the Order of St Norbert (the Premonstratensians or Norbertines), Husband and Father, Monk and Founder of Monasteries, Apostle of the Sick and the poor.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/14/saint-of-the-day-14-january-st-godfrey-of-cappenberg-c-1097-1127/

St Isaias the Martyr
St Jesaja of Sinai
St Macrina the Elder (Died c 340) Widow, Grandmother of St Basil the Great, St Gregory of Nyssa, St Peter of Sebaste and St Macrina the Younger.
St Nino of Georgia
Bl Odoric of Pordenone

St Odo of Novara O.Cart. (c 1105-1200) Priest, Carthusian Prior.
St Odo’s Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/14/saint-of-the-day-14-january-saint-odo-of-novara-o-cart-c-1105-1200/

St Paul of Africa
St Potitus
Bl Rainer of Arnsberg
St Sabas of Sinai
St Sava of Serbia
St Successus of Africa
St Theodolus of Sinai
Bl William de Sanjulia

Martyrs of Mount Sinai: A group of Monks on Mount Sinai who were Martyred by desert Bedouins. Their names and exact number have not come down to us. Martyred by Bedouins.

Martyrs of Raithu – 43 Saints: A group of 43 Monks in the Raithu Desert near Mount Sinai, Palestine, near the Red Sea. They were Martyred for their faith by desert Bedouins. Their names have not come down to us. Martyred by Bedouins.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Seventh Day within the Octave of Epiphany, Nuestra Señora La Conquistadora / Our Lady the Conqueror, New Mexico and Memorials of the Saints – 12 January

Seventh Day within the Octave of Epiphany

Nuestra Señora La Conquistadora / Our Lady the Conqueror, Santa Fe, New Mexico – 12 January:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/12/our-lady-of-conquest-santa-fe-new-mexico-and-memorials-of-the-saints-12-january/

St Benedict Biscop OSB (c 628-690) – Confessor, Bishop and Abbot of Wearmouth, who introduced Stained Glass windows to England and raised the child, the Venerable Saint Bede.
This wonderful Saint:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/12/saint-of-the-day-12-january-st-benedict-biscop-osb-c-628-690/

St Arcadius of Mauretania (Died c 302) Martyr, Hermit.
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/12/saint-of-the-day-12-january-saint-arcadius-of-mauretania-died-c-302-martyr/

Bl Bartholomew Alvarez
Bl Bernardo de Plano
St Biccianus
St Bernard of Corleone
St Caesaria of Arles
St Caroticus
Bl Emmanuel d’Abreu
St Eutropius
St Ferreolus of Grenoble Bishop Martyr
Bl John Gaspard Cratz
St John of Ravenna
Bl Lucia of Valcaldara
St Martinian of Belozersk
St Peter of Abessala
St Probus of Verona
St Quinctus the Soldier
St Satyrus
St Tatiana of Rome (Died c 226) Virgin, Martyr
St Tigrius
St Victorian of Asana
Bl Vincent da Cunha

Martyrs of Africa – 44 Saints: A group of 44 Christian soldiers murdered together for their faith in Africa. The only details that survive are four of their names – Castulus, Modestus, Rogatus and Zoticus.

Martyrs of Ephesus – 42 Saints: Forty-two Monks Martyred at a Monastery in Ephesus (modern Turkey) during the persecutions of the Iconoclast Byzantine Emperor Constantine V. Their names have not come down to us. Martyred c 762.

Martyrs of Iona – 38 Saints: Thirty-eight Monks Martyred in Iona, Ireland. Their names have not come down to us. They were Martyred in 750 at Iona, Ireland.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Within the Octave of Epiphany, Feast of the Black Nazarene, Our Lady of Clemency (Austria) (1797), Our Lady of the Letter (Italy) (1693) and Memorials of the Saints

Resumed Mass of Sunday

Fourth Day Within the Octave of Epiphany

Feast of the Black Nazarene, 9 January:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/09/feast-of-the-black-nazarene-our-lady-of-mercy-of-absam-our-lady-of-clemency-austria-and-memorials-of-the-saints-9-january/

Our Lady of Mercy of Absam/Our Lady of Clemency (Austria) (1797) – 9 January:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/09/feast-of-the-black-nazarene-our-lady-of-mercy-of-absam-our-lady-of-clemency-austria-and-memorials-of-the-saints-9-january/

Madonna della Lettera / Our Lady of the Letter (Messina, Sicily, Italy) (1693) – 9 January and 3 June:
This wonderful Marian Titl
e:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/06/03/the-solemnity-of-corpus-christi-madonna-della-lettera-our-lady-of-the-letter-messina-sicily-italy-1693-and-memorials-of-the-saints-3-june/

St Adrian of Canterbury (c 635-710) He was a Monk, Abbot, a brilliant Scholastic and Thelogian, Teacher, Administrator and Adviser.
About St Adrian:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/saint-of-the-day-9-january-st-adrian-of-canterbury-c-635-710/

Blessed Alix le Clerc/Teresa of Jesus CND (1576-1622) Founder of the Canonesses of St Augustine of the Congregation of Our Lady, a religious Order founded to provide education to girls, especially those living in poverty. The Beatification of Mother Teresa of Jesus was celebrated by Pope Pius XII on 4 May 1947.
Her Story:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/09/saint-of-the-day-9-january-blessed-alix-le-clerc-teresa-of-jesus-cnd-1576-1622/

Bl Antony Fatati
St Brithwald of Canterbury
St Eustratius of Olympus
Bl Franciscus Yi Bo-Hyeon
St Honorius of Buzancais

Blessed Julia of Certaldo OSA (1319-1367) Laywoman, Third Order Augustinian, Recluse, Ascetic, Mystic living a life of prayer and penance. Beatified in 1819 by Pope Pius VII.
Her Life of Love:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/09/saint-of-the-day-9-january-blessed-julia-of-certaldo-1319-1367/

Sts Julian and Basilissa (died c 304) Martyrs. Julian and Basilissa were husband and wife.
Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/09/saints-of-the-day-sts-julian-and-basilissa-died-c-304-martyrs/

St Marcellinus of Ancona
St Marciana
Bl Martinus In Eon-min
St Maurontius
St Nearchus
St Paschasia of Dijon

St Peter of Sebaste (c 340-c 391) Bishop of Sebaste in Lesser Armenia. Member of the glorious family of Saints – He was the younger brother of Basil of the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, the famous Christian Hermit Naucratius and Macrina the Younger and a close friend of Gregory of Nazianzen, all Saints. Of course, Basil and Gregory of Nazianzen are both Doctors too.
About St Peter:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/09/saint-of-the-day-9-january-st-peter-of-sebaste-c-340-c-391-bishop/

St Philip Berruyer
St Polyeucte
St Waningus of Fécamp (Died c 688) Monk, Abbot

Martyrs of Africa – 21 Saints: A group of 21 Christians murdered together for their faith in the persecutions of Decius. The only details to survive are 14 of their names – Artaxes, Epictetus, Felicitas, Felix, Fortunatus, Jucundus, Pictus, Quietus, Quinctus, Rusticus, Secundus, Sillus, Vincent and Vitalis. They were Martyred in c 250.

Martyrs of Antioch – 6 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together during the persecutions of Diocletian – Anastasius, Anthony, Basilissa, Celsus, Julian and Marcionilla.

Posted in FEBRUARY-The HOLY FAMILY, MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Third Day of the Epiphany Octave, Feast of the Holy Family, Our Lady of Prompt Succour, New Orleans, USA (1809) and Memorials of the Saints – 8 January

Third Day of the Epiphany Octave

Feast of the Holy Family:
https://anastpaul.com/2017/12/31/31-december-feast-of-the-holy-family-and-the-seventh-day-of-the-octave/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/12/30/feast-of-the-holy-family-of-jesus-mary-and-joseph-30-decembe/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/12/29/feast-of-the-holy-family-of-jesus-mary-and-joseph-fifth-day-of-the-christmas-octave/

Our Lady of Prompt Succour, New Orleans, USA (1809) – 8 January:
Such wonderful miracles – read about the Marian Patron of Louisiana here:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/08/memorials-of-the-saints-8-january/

St Abo of Tblisi
St Albert of Cashel

St Apollinaris the Apologist (Died 2nd Century) Confessor, Defender of the True Faith against heretics, Writer, renowned Scholar. Bishop, Apologist.
The Roman Martyrology states: “In Hierapolis in Phrygia, in today’s Turkey, Saint Apollinaris, Bishop, who shone under the Emperor Marcus Aurelius for doctrine and holiness.”
A Courageous and Zealous Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/08/saint-of-the-day-8-january-saint-apollinaris-the-apologist-died-2nd-century/

St Athelm of Canterbury
St Atticus of Constantinople
St Carterius of Caesarea
Bl Edward Waterson
St Ergnad of Ulster
St Erhard of Regensburg
St Eugenian of Autun
St Garibaldus of Regensburg
St Gudule of Brussels
St Helladius
St Julian of Beauvais
St Lucian of Beauvais
St Maximian of Beauvais
St Maximus of Pavia
Bl Nathalan of Aberdeen
St Patiens of Metz
St Pega of Peakirk

St Peter Thomas OCD (1305-1366) Carmelite Priest and Friar, Archbishop of Crete, Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, noted Preacher, Papal legate, the Carmelite Order’s Procurator-General to the Papal Court, Teacher, Marian devotee, miracle-worker.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/08/saint-of-the-day-6-january-st-peter-thomas-ocd-c-1305-1366/

St Severinus of Noricum (c 410-482) Abbot, Hermit, Missionary, the “Apostle to Noricum” (Noricum is the Latin name for the Celtic kingdom or federation of tribes that included most of modern Austria and part of Slovenia.)
St Theophilus the Martyr
St Thorfinn
St Wulsin of Sherborne

Martyrs of Greece – 9 Saints: A group of Christians honoured in Greece as Martyrs, but we have no details about their lives or deaths – Euctus, Flix, Januarius, Lucius, Palladius, Piscus, Rusticus, Secundus and Timotheus

Martyrs of Terni – 4 Saints: A group of Christian soldiers in the imperial Roman army. Executed during the persecutions of Emperor Claudius. Martyrs. – Carbonanus, Claudius, Planus and Tibudianus. They were martyred in 270 in Terni, Italy.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Second Day of the Epiphany Octave, First Friday, Our Lady of Egypt and the Return, Madonna delle Grazie / Our Lady of Grace, Italy (1588) and Memorials of the Saints – 7 January

Second Day of the Epiphany Octave

First Friday

Our Lady of Egypt and the Return of the Child Jesus from Egypt — 7 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/07/our-lady-of-egypt-and-memorials-of-the-saints-7-january/

The Flight into Egypt by Albrecht Durer

Madonna delle Grazie / Our Lady of Grace, Costa Folgaria, Italy (1588) – 7 January, 8 September:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/07/our-lady-of-egypt-madonna-delle-grazie-our-lady-of-grace-costa-folgaria-italy-1588-and-memorials-of-the-saints-7-january/

Bl Albert of Siena
St Aldric of Le Mans
Bl Ambrose Fernandez
St Anastasius of Sens
St Brannock of Braunton
St Candida of Greece
St Canute Lavard
St Cedd
St Clerus of Antioch
St Crispin I of Pavia
St Cronan Beg
St Emilian of Saujon
St Felix of Heraclea
St Giuliano of Gozzano (c 350-c 391) Deacon, Missionary
St Januarius of Heraclea
St Julian of Cagliari
St Kentigerna
St Lucian of Antioch

Blessed Matthew of Agrigento OFM (1377-1450) “Apostle of the Holy Name of Jesus,” Franciscan Priest and Friar, Bishop, Missdionary Preacher often with St Bernardine of Siena, Provincial Vicar and General Commissioner of the Order, founder of many Convents. He was Beatified on 21 February 1767 by Pope Clement XII.
His Zealous Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/07/saint-of-the-day-7-january-blessed-matthew-of-agrigento-ofm-c-1377-1450-apostle-of-the-holy-name-of-jesus/

St Pallada of Greece
St Polyeuctus of Melitene
St Reinhold of Cologne
St Spolicostus of Greece
St Theodore of Egypt
St Tillo of Solignac
St Valentine of Passau (Died 475) Bishop
St Virginia of Ste-Verge
Bl Wittikund of Westphalia

Posted in CARMELITES, FRANCISCAN OFM, MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

The Epiphany of the Lord, Nostra Signora di Cana / Our Lady of Cana and Memorials of the Saints – 6 January

The Epiphany of the Lord – 6 January:
Epiphany celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles. The date of Epiphany, one of the oldest Christian Feasts, is 6 January, the 12th day after Christmas. However, in some countries, the celebration of Epiphany is transferred to the Sunday that falls between 2 January and 8 January (inclusive). Greece, Ireland, Italy and Poland continue to observe Epiphany on 6 January as do some Dioceses ithroughout the world.
Because Epiphany is one of the most important Christian Feasts, it is a Holy Day of Obligation in most countries.

The Epiphany:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/the-solemnity-of-the-epiphany-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-7-january-god-reveals-himself-to-us/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/06/the-solemnity-of-the-epiphany-of-the-lord-6-january/

Nostra Signora di Cana / Our Lady of Cana – 6 January:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/06/the-solemnity-of-the-epiphany-of-the-lord-nostra-signora-di-cana-our-lady-of-cana-and-memorials-of-the-saints-6-january/

St Antoninus
St Basillisa of Antinoë
Saint Balthasar, Saint Caspar and Saint Melchior

St Charles of Sezze OFM (1613-1670) Stigmatist, Friar, of the Friars Minor, Mystic, Writer, Advisor. His Beatification was celebrated in 1882 while Pope Pius XII approved his Canonisation in 1958 but the Pope died before he could Canonise the Friar so his successor, Pope John XXIII did so on 12 April 1959. His body is incorrupt.
About St Charles:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/06/saint-of-the-day-6-january-st-charles-of-sezze-o-f-m-1613-1670/

St Demetrius of Philadelphia
St Diman Dubh of Connor
St Edeyrn
St Eigrad
St Erminold of Prüfening

St Felix of Nantes (c 515-584) Bishop of Nantes, Confessor, Evangeliser, Negotiator and Peace-maker. Patronages – against famine, against the plague/epidemics.
About St Felix:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/06/saint-of-the-day-6-january-st-felix-of-nantes-c-515-584/

Bl Frederick of Saint-Vanne
Bl Gertrud of Traunkirchen
Bl Gertrude van Oosten
St Guarinus of Sion
St Guy of Auxerre
St Honorius
St Hywyn of Aberdaron

St Juan de Ribera (1532-1611) Archbishop and Viceroy of Valencia, Latin Patriarchate of Antioch, Commander in Chief, President of the Audiencia and Chancellor of the University of Valencia.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/06/saint-of-the-day-6-january-saint-juan-de-ribera-1532-1611/

St Julian of Antinoë
St Julius
Bl Luc of Roucy
Bl Macarius the Scot
St Macra of Rheims
St Merinus
St Nilammon of Geris
St Petran of Landévennec
St Peter of Canterbury (Died c 614) Priest, Abbot, Missionary
St Pia of Quedlinburg
St Pompejanus
Bl Raymond de Blanes
Bl Rita Amada de Jesus
St Schotin
St Wiltrudis of Bergen

Martyrs in Africa: Unknown number of Christian men and women who were Martyred in the persecutions of Septimus Severus. They were burned to death c 210.

Martyrs of Sirmium – 8 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together for their faith. The only surviving details are the names of eight of them – Anastasius VIII, Florianus, Florus, Jucundus, Peter, Ratites, Tatia and Tilis. They were martyred in the 4th century at Syrmium, Pannonia (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Vojvodina, Serbia).

Twelve Apostles – Saints of Ireland: Twelve 6th century Irish monks who studied under Saint Finian at Clonard Abbey and then spread the Faith throughout Ireland. Each has his own commemoration but on this day, they and their good works are considered and celebrated together. Although Saint Finian is sometimes included, most ancient writers list them as –

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

The Vigil of the Epiphany of Our Lord, Madonna dell’Abbondanza / Our Lady of Abundance, Cursi, Italy (1641) and Memorials of the Saints – 5 January

The Vigil of the Epiphany of Our Lord

Madonna dell’Abbondanza / Our Lady of Abundance, Cursi, Italy (1641) – 5 January:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/05/our-lady-of-abundance-cursi-italy-and-memorials-of-the-saints-5-january/

Saint Telesphorus Pope Martyr (Died c 138)

Bl Alacrinus of Casamari
St Apollinaris Syncletica
St Cera of Kilkeary
Bl Convoyon of Redon
St Deogratias of Carthage (Died 457) Bishop
St Dorotheus the Younger

St Emiliana of Rome (6th Century) Virgin, Recluse, Mystic. Patronage – single laywomen. Aunt of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, who, shortly after her sister St Tarsilla, also returned to the Lord.
Her Story:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/05/saint-of-the-day-5-january-saint-emiliana-of-rome-6th-century/

St Gaudentius of Gnesen (c 960-c 1004) Archbishop, Monk, Missionary, Brother of St Adalbert of Prague, Bishop Martyr.

St Gerlach (c 1100-c 1170) Hermit. Patronages – against cattle disease, against plague/epidemics, of domestic animals.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/05/saint-of-the-day-5-january-saint-gerlach-c-1100-c-1170/

St Kiara
St Lomer of Corbion
Bl Marcelina Darowska
Bl Paula of Tuscany
Bl Pietro Bonilli
St Simeon Stylites
St Syncletica
St Talida of Antinoë

Martyrs of Africa – 14 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together in Africa, date unknown, exact location unknown. We know nothing more than their names – Acutus, Anastasia, Candidus, Coelifloria, Felix, Honorius, Januaria, Jucundus, Lucianus, Marcus, Petrus, Secundus, Severus and Telesphorus.

Martyrs of Sais: A group of Christians Martyred for their faith, but about whom no details have survived. They were Martyred by drowning near Sais, Egypt.

Martyrs of Upper Egypt: There were many Martyrs who suffered in the persecutions of Diocletian in the Thebaid region. Though we know these atrocities occurred, to the point that witnesses claim the torturers and executioners were exhausted by the work, we do not know the names of the saints and we honour them as a group. Many were beheaded and or burned alive in 303 in Upper Egypt.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Octave of the Holy Innocents, Madonna delle Rose / Our Lady of the Rose (1417), Madonna della Treviso / Our Lady of Treviso of St Jerome Emiliani and Memorials of the Saints – 4 January

Octave of the Holy Innocents

Madonna delle Rose / Our Lady of the Rose (Albano Sant’Alessandro, Italy) (1417) – 4 January:
AND —
Madonna della Treviso di San Jerome Emiliani / Our Lady of Treviso of St Jerome Emiliani

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/04/our-lady-of-treviso-and-memorials-of-the-saints-4-january/
HERE:
https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/04/madonna-delle-rose-our-lady-of-the-roses-albano-santalessandro-italy-1417-madonna-della-treviso-di-san-jerome-emiliani-our-lady-of-treviso-of-st-jerome-emiliani-and-memorials-of-the-sain/

St Aedh Dubh
St Aggaeus the Martyr

St Angela of Foligno TOSF (1248-1309) known as the “Mistress of Theologians” – Wife, Mother, Widow, Religious, Mystic, Writer, Third Order Franciscan, Foundress of a religious community, which refused to become an enclosed religious order, so that it might continue her vision of caring for those in need. It is still active today.
About St Angela:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/04/saint-of-the-day-4-january-saint-angela-of-foligno-tosf-1248-1309/

St Celsus of Trier
Bl Chiara de Ugarte
St Chroman
St Dafrosa of Acquapendente

St Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) (Memorial, United States) Widow and Mother, Religious, Foundress, Teacher, first native-born citizen of the United States to be Canonised .
Biography:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/saint-of-the-day-st-elizabeth-ann-seton-1774-1821/

St Ferreolus of Uzès
St Gaius of Moesia
St Gregory of Langres (Died 539) Bishop
St Hermes of Moesia
St Libentius of Hamburg
Bl Louis de Halles
St Mavilus of Adrumetum
St Neophytos
St Neopista of Rome
St Oringa of the Cross
Bl Palumbus of Subiaco

St Pharaildis of Ghent (c 650-c 740) Virgin, Apostle of the poor, Miracle-worker.
About St Pharaildis:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/04/saint-of-the-day-4-january-saint-pharaildis-of-ghent-c-650-c-740/

St Rigobert of Rheims
Bl Roger of Ellant
St Stephen du Bourg
St Theoctistus

Blessed Thomas Plumtree (Died 1570) Priest, Martyr, Rector of Stubton, Military Chaplain to Blessed Thomas Percy (7th Earl of Northumberland), renowned Preacher of the uprising and Martyr of the Rising of the North. He was Beatified on 9 December 1886 by Pope Leo XIII.
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/04/saint-of-the-day-4-january-blessed-thomas-plumtree-died-1570-priest-martyr/

Martyrs of Africa – 7 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together in the persecutions of the Arian Vandal king Hunneric. Saint Bede wrote about them. – Aquilinus, Eugene, Geminus, Marcian, Quintus, Theodotus and Tryphon. In 484 in North Africa.

Martyrs of Rome – 3 Saints: Three Christians Martyred together in the persecutions of Julian the Apostate for refusing to renounce Christianity as ordered. – Benedicta, Priscillianus and Priscus. In 362 in Rome, Italy.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Octave Day of St John, Apostle, Notre-dame de Montaigu-Zichem / Our Lady of Sichem / Our Lady of Montaigu (474) and Memorials of the Saints – 3 January

Octave Day of St John, Apostle

Notre-dame de Montaigu-Zichem / Our Lady of Sichem / Our Lady of Montaigu (474) – 3 January:

The Shrine in Brabant in the Duchy of Louvain, is a replacement of the one below Mount Garizim, Israel. Hadrian restored the temple on Mount Garizim and dedicated it to Jupiter. A small Christian community settled there and on several occasions they suffered greatly at the hands of the pagans. In 474 the Emperor, to avenge an unjust attack on the community, gave Mount Garizim to the Christians, who built on it a Church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin.
After the Mohammedan conquest, Christianity practically disappeared from the district. The French made amends by erecting a Shrine to Mary in the Duchy of Louvain. The ancient Statue of Our Lady of Sichem, or as Our Lady of Montaigu-Zichem, which is the title more commonly used today, has been venerated in Belgium from very early times. The Mother of God rewarded the faithful magnanimously for their pious attention.
According to legend, a shepherd boy originally found the Statue of Our Lady after it had apparently fallen from a niche cut in an old oak tree. The Statue was mysteriously too heavy for him to lift alone, so he ran to find his master, and have him return to help him replace the statue in its place in the old oak.
It is said that in 1306 the Blessed Virgin Mary moved the hearts of the people by causing four drops of blood to flow from the eyes of the Statue. This revived the faith of the people and increased their fervour.
A small Chapel was built beneath the tree, which was rebuilt in 1602 and the dedication of Our Lady of Sichem took place in the year 1604 by the Archbishop of Mechlin, Mathias Hovius.
From that time forward, there were many miracles as Our Lady seemed to demonstrate her appreciation by granting many favours. The Statue was soon venerated as miraculous, and there have been many pilgrimages to the site during the centuries, continuing even until this day.

The Titular Feast of the Society of Jesus
https://anastpaul.com/2017/01/03/the-titular-feast-of-the-jesuits/

St Genevieve (c 419-c 502) Virgin, Apostle of prayer and of the poor and sick. Patronages – against plague, against natural disasters, against fever, French security forces (chosen in 1962), Paris, France, Women’s Army Corps.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/03/saint-of-the-day-3-january-saint-genevieve-c-419-c-502/

St Pope Antherus (Died 235) Martyr, Bishop of Rome from 21 November 235 to 3 January 236, the date of his Martyrdom.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/03/saint-of-the-day-3-january-saint-pope-antherus-died-235-martyr/

Bl Arnold Wala
St Athanasius of Cilicia
St Bertilia of Mareuil
St Bertille of Thuringia

St Blitmund of Bobbio (Died 660) Monk, Abbot, Founder of Monasteries and Churches, Miracle-worker.
His Story
:
https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/03/saint-of-the-day-3-january-saint-blitmund-of-bobbio-died-660/

St Constant of Gap
St Cyrinus of Cyzicus
St Daniel Himmerod the Younger
Bl Daniel of Padua
St Eustadius
St Finlugh
St Fintan of Doon (Died 6th Century) Abbot
St Florentius of Vienne
St Florentius of Vienne the Martyr
Bl Gerard Cagnoli
St Gordius of Cappadocia
St Imbenia
St Lucian of Lentini
St Melorius
St Peter of Palestine
St Primus of Cyzicus
St Salvator of Belluno
St Theogenes of Cyzicus
St Theonas
St Theopemptus of Nicomedia
St Wenog
Bl William Vives
St Zosimus of Cilicia

Martyrs of Africa – 12 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together in Africa, date unknown, exact location unknown. We know nothing more than their names – Acuta, Candidus, Constantius, Eugenia, Firmus, Hilarinus, Lucida, Martial, Poenica, Possessor, Rogatianus and Statutianus.

Martyrs of Tomi – 7 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together, date unknown. We know nothing more than their names – Claudon, Diogenius, Eugene, Eugentus, Pinna, Rhodes and Rhodo. They were martyred at Tomi, Exinius Pontus, Moesia (modern Constanta, Romania).

Posted in CARMELITES, FEASTS and SOLEMNITIES, JANUARY month of THE MOST HOLY NAME of JESUS, MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY, The DIVINE INFANT, The HOLY NAME

The Octave Day of St Stephen, The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, The Feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague, Nuestra Señora del Pilar / Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain) (40) and Memorials of the Saints – 2 Janmuary

The Octave Day of St Stephen

The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/3-january-feast-of-the-most-holy-name-of-jesus/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/01/03/feast-of-the-most-holy-name-of-jesus-3-january/

The Feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague

Nuestra Señora del Pilar / Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain) (40) – 2 January, 12 October (originally 4 October), 15 August – (This Apparition it is considered the first Marian Apparition, and is unique because it happened while Mary was still living on Earth):
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/02/the-octave-day-of-st-stephen-nuestra-senora-del-pilar-our-lady-of-the-pillar-zaragoza-spain-40-and-memorials-of-the-saints-2-january/

St Adelard of Corbie (c 751 – 827) Monk, Abbot, Apostle of the poor and needy, Court administrator, Counsellor to Charlemagne.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/02/saint-of-the-day-2-january-saint-adelard-of-corbie-c-751-827/

Bl Airaldus of Maurienne
St Alverius of Agaunum
St Asclepius of Limoges
St Aspasius of Auch
St Baudimius of Auvergne
St Blidulf of Bobbio
St Dietmar of Prague
Bl Guillaume Répin
Bl Guillermo de Loarte
St Hortulana of Assisi
St Isidore of Antioch
St Isidore of Nitri
St John Camillus the Good
St Macarius of Rome

Saint Macarius the Younger of Alexandria (Died c 401) Priest, Monk, Desert Hermit, Abbot, Ascetic, Poet, Miracle-worker.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/02/saint-of-the-day-2-january-saint-macarius-the-younger-of-alexandria-died-c-401/

St Mark the Mute
St Maximus of Vienne
St Munchin of Limerick
Bl Odino of Rot
St Paracodius of Vienne
St Sebastian of Agaunum
St Seiriol
Bl Stephana de Quinzanis
Bl Sylvester of Troina
St Telesphorus, Pope
St Theodota
St Theopistus
St Vincentian of Tulle
St Viance of Anjou

Many Martyrs Who Suffered in Rome: There were many Martyrs who suffered in the persecutions of Diocletian for refusing to surrender the holy books. Though we know these atrocities occurred, we do not know the names of the Saints and we honour them as a group. c 303 in Rome, Italy.

Martyrs of Antioch – 5 Saints: A group of Christian soldiers Martyred together for their faith. We know the names of five – Albanus, Macarius, Possessor, Starus and Stratonicus. They were born in Greece and were Martyred in Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey).

Many Martyrs of Britain: The Christians of Britain appear to have escaped unharmed in the earlier persecutions which afflicted the Church but the cruel edicts of Diocletian were enforced in every corner of the Roman Empire and the faithful inhabitants of this land, whether native Britons or Roman colonists, were called upon to furnish their full number of holy Martyrs and Confessors. The names of few are on record but the British historian, Saint Gildas, after relating the Martyrdom of Saint Alban, tells us, that many others were seized, some put to the most unheard-of tortures and others immediately executed, while not a few hid themselves in forests and the caves of the earth, where they endured a prolonged death until God called them to their reward. The same writer attributes it to the subsequent invasion of the English, then a pagan people, that the recollection of the places, sanctified by these Martyrdoms, has been lost and so little honour paid to their memory. It may be added, that, according to one tradition, a thousand of these Christians were overtaken in their flight near Lichfield and cruelly massacred and that the name of Lichfield, or Field of the Dead, is derived from them.

Martyrs of Ethiopia – 3 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together for their faith. We know the names of three – Auriga, Claudia and Rutile.

Martyrs of Jerusalem – 2 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together for their faith. We know the names of two – Stephen and Vitalis.

Martyrs of Lichfield: Many Christians suffered at Lichfield (aka Lyke-field, meaning field of dead bodies), England in the persecutions of Diocletian. Though we know these atrocities occurred, we do not know the names of the Saints and we honour them as a group. Their Martyrdom occurred in 304 at Lichfield, England.

Martyrs of Piacenza: A group of Christians who died together for their faith in the persecutions of Diocletian. No details about them have survived. They were Martyred on the site of Church of Madonna di Campagna, Piacenza, Italy.

Martyrs of Puy – 4 Saints: Missionaries, sent by Saint Fronto of Périgueux to the area of Puy, France. Tortured and Martyred by local pagans. We know the names – Frontasius, Severinus, Severian and Silanus. They were beheaded in Puy (modern Puy-en-Velay), France and buried together in the Church of Notre Dame, Puy-en-Velay by Saint Fronto, their bodies laid out to form a cross.

Martyrs of Syrmium – 7 Saints: Group of Christians Martyred together, date unknown. We know the names of seven – Acutus, Artaxus, Eugenda, Maximianus, Timothy, Tobias and Vitus – but very little else. This occurred in the 3rd or 4th century at Syrmium, Pannonia (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia).

Martyrs of Tomi – 3 Saints: Three brothers, all Christian soldiers, in the Imperial Roman army and all three Martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Licinius Licinianus. We know their names – Argeus, Marcellinus and Narcissus – but little else. They were Martyred in 320 at Tomi, Exinius Pontus, Moesia (modern Constanta, Romania).

Posted in JESUIT SJ, MARIAN TITLES, MOTHER of GOD, SAINT of the DAY

The Circumcision of the Lord, The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord and Memorials of the Saints – 1 January

All God’s richest blessings for 2023!🙏💖

The Circumcision of the Lord (Holy Day)

The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord

Mary, Mother of God, the Divine Motherhood:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/01/the-octave-day-of-the-nativity-of-the-lord-the-circumcision-of-the-lord-mary-mother-of-god-and-memorials-of-the-saints-1-january/

Titular Feast of the Society of Jesus –
But now celebrated on the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

Bl Adalbero of Liege
St Baglan of Wales
St Basil of Aix
Bl Bonannus of Roio
St Brogan
St Buonfiglio Monaldi
Bl Catherine de Solaguti
St Clarus of Vallis Regia
St Clarus of Vienne
St Colman mac Rónán
St Colman Muillin of Derrykeighan
St Concordius of Arles
St Connat
St Cuan
St Demet of Plozévet
St Elvan
St Eugendus of Condat
St Euphrosyne of Alexandria
St Fanchea of Rossory
St Felix of Bourges
St Frodobert of Troyes

St Fulgentius of Ruspe (c 462 – 533) “The Pocket Augustine,” Abbot, Bishop of the City of Ruspe, North Africa in modern day Tniisia, Theologian, Writer.
About St Fulgentius!

https://anastpaul.com/2020/01/01/saint-of-the-day-1-january-saint-fulgentius-of-ruspe-c-462-533-the-pocket-augustine/

St Gisela of Rosstreppe
St Gregory Nazianzen the Elder
Bl Hugolinus of Gualdo Cattaneo
Bl Jean-Baptiste Lego
Bl Jean of Saint-Just-en-Chaussée
St Justin of Chieti
St Maelrhys
St Magnus the Martyr
St Mydwyn

St Odilo of Cluny OSB (962-1049) “Archangel of the Monks,” Priest, Monk, 5th Abbot of Clun, Reformer, Apostle of the poor and needy, Marian devotee and promoter of prayer for the Souls in Purgatory. He established All Souls’ Day (on 2 November) in Cluny and its Monasteries as the annual commemoration to pray for all the faithful departed. The practice was soon adopted throughout the whole Church.
St Odilo’s Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/01/01/saint-of-the-day-1-january-saint-odilo-of-cluny-osb-962-1049-the-archangel-of-the-monks/

St Odilo of Stavelot
St Peter of Atroa (773–837) Abbpt
St Peter of Temissis
St Sciath of Ardskeagh
St Severino Gallo
St Telemachus
St Thaumastus of Mainz
St Theodotus
St Tyfrydog
Bl Valentin Paquay
St William of Dijon
St Zedislava Berka OP (c 1220-1252) Married Laywoman and Mother, Tertiary of the Order of Preachers. Canonised by St Pius X on 28 August 1907.

Breton Missionaries to Britain:
Martyred Soldiers of Rome: Thirty soldiers martyred in Rome as a group during the persecutions of Diocletian. We do not even known their names. They were Martyred c 304 at Rome, Italy.

Martyrs of Africa – 8 Saints: Eight Christians Martyred together in Africa, date unknown. The only details we have are four of their names – Argyrus, Felix, Narcissus and Victor.

Posted in DECEMBER - The DIVINE INFANCY and The IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, MARIAN HYMNS, MARIAN PRAYERS, MARIAN QUOTES, MARIAN REFLECTIONS, MARIAN Saturdays, MARIAN TITLES, MOTHER of GOD, The IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, The WORD

Quote/s of the Day – 31 December – ‘You Are All Beautiful, Mary’

Quote/s of the Day – 31 December – “The Month of the Divine Infant and the Immaculate Conception”

Hail, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee:
blessed art thou among women

Luke 1:28

The very fact
that God has elected her,
proves, that none was ever
holier than Mary;
if any stain had disfigured her soul,
if any other virgin
had been purer and holier,
God would have selected her
and rejected Mary.

St Jacob of Sarug (c 451-521)

O daughter of King David
and Mother of God,
the universal King.
O Divine and living object
whose beauty has charmed God the Creator;
your whole soul is completely open
to God’s action and attentive to God alone.
… Your womb will be the abode
of the one whom no place can contain.
Your milk will provide nourishment for God,
in the little Infant Jesus.
Your hands will carry God
and your knees will serve
as a throne for Him
that is more noble
than the throne of the Cherubim.
… You are the temple of the Holy Spirit,
the city of the living God,
made joyous by abundant flowers,
the sacred flowers of Divine grace.
You are all-beautiful
and very close to God,
above the Cherubim
and higher than the Seraphim,
right near God Himself!
Amen

St John Damascene (675-749)
Father and Doctor of the Church

Tota Pulchra Es, Maria
You Are All Beautiful, Mary

Unknown Author – 4th Century

You are all beautiful, Mary,
and the original stain is not in you.
You are the glory of Jerusalem,
you are the joy of Israel,
you give honour to our people.
You are an advocate of sinners.
O Mary, O Mary,
Virgin most intelligent,
Mother most merciful.
Pray for us,
Plead for us,
To the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tota pulchra es, Maria.
Et macula originalis non est in Te.
Tu gloria Ierusalem.
Tu laetitia Israel.
Tu honorificentia populi nostri.
Tu advocata peccatorum.
O Maria, O Maria,
Virgo prudentissima.
Mater clementissima.
Ora pro nobis.
Intercede pro nobis.
Ad Dominum Iesum Christum
.

Let us promise, therefore,
that we shall not be unworthy children
of so great a Mother.
Let us promise to remain free
from the slightest taint of sin,
in order to please God and our Blessed Mother.
Let us promise, finally, to make daily progress
towards that level of sanctity
which God requires of us, i
n the particular state
in which He has placed us.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Posted in ART DEI, MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY, The APOSTLES & EVANGELISTS

The Sixth Day of the Octave of Christmas, Madonna of San Luca / Our Lady of Saint Luke of La Guardia, Italy (433) and Memorials of the Saints – 30 December

The Sixth Day of the Octave of Christmas

Madonna of San Luca / Nostra Signora della Guardia / Our Lady of Saint Luke of La Guardia, Bologna, Italy (433) – 30 December:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/30/the-sixth-day-in-the-christmas-octave-madonna-of-san-luca-nostra-signora-della-guardia-our-lady-of-saint-luke-of-la-guardia-bologna-italy-433-and-memorials-of-the-saints-30-december/

St Anysia of Thessalonica
St Anysius of Thessalonica

St Egwin of Worcester OSB (Died 717) Bishop of Worcester, England, Benedictine Monk, Reformer and Penitent, miracle-worker. Egwin was devout and lived for God from his youth. His biographers say, that king, clergy and the faithful, all united in demanding Egwin’s elevation to Bishop.
About St Egwin
:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/12/30/saint-of-the-day-30-december-saint-egwin-of-worcester-osb-died-717/

St Elias of Conques
St Eugene of Milan
St Geremarus

St Hermes of Moesia
St Jucundus of Aosta
St Liberius of Ravenna

Blessed Margherita Colonna (c 1255-1284) Virgin, Nun, Mystic, Apostle of the poor. Beatified on 17 September 1847 by Pope Pius IX.
The Roman Martyrology states: “At Palestrina in Lazio, Blessed Margherita Colonna, Virgin, who preferred poverty for Christ to the riches and pleasures of the world, which she served by professing the Rule of St Clare.”
Her Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/30/saint-of-the-day-30-december-blessed-margherita-colonna-c-1255-1284/

St Perpetuus of Tours
Bl Raoul of Vaucelles
St Rainerius of Aquila (Died c 1077) Bishop
Bl Richard of Wedinghausen
St Ruggero of Canne
St Sebastian of Esztergom

Martyrs of Alexandria – 5 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred in the unrest caused by Monophysite heretics. We know the names for five of them – Appian, Donatus, Honorius, Mansuetus and Severus. They were martyred in c 483 at Alexandria, Egypt.

Martyrs of Oia – 6 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred together, date unknown. The only details to have survived are the names – Cletus, Florentius, Papinianus, Paul, Serenusa and Stephen. They were martyred in Oia, Greece.

Martyrs of Spoleto – 4 Saints: A group of Christians Martyred in the persecutions of DioSletian – Exuperantius, Marcellus, Sabinus and Venustian. They were martyred in 303 in Spoleto, Italy.

Posted in FEASTS and SOLEMNITIES, MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

The Fourth Day of the Octave of Christmas, The Holy Innocents, Notre-Dame de Pontoise / Our Lady of Pontoise, France (13th Century) and Memorials of the Saints – 28 December

The Fourth Day of the Octave of Christmas

The Holy Innocents
About:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/saints-of-the-day-feast-of-the-holy-innocents-28-december-4th-day-of-the-christmas-octave/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/12/28/saints-of-the-day-feast-of-the-holy-innocents-martyrs-28-december-4th-day-of-the-christmas-octave/

Notre-Dame de Pontoise / Our Lady of Pontoise, France (13th Century) – 28 December:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/28/the-fourth-day-of-the-octave-of-christmas-feast-of-the-holy-innocents-notre-dame-de-pontoise-our-lady-of-pontoise-france-12th-century-and-memorials-of-the-saints-28-december/

St Anthony of Lérins (c 428-c 520) Monk, Hermit, Miracle-worker. The Roman Martyrology states: “Commemoration of Saint Anthony, a Monk, who, a man distinguished by grace and preparation, after having led a solitary life, retired, by now an old man in the Monastery of Lérins in Provence, where he piously fell asleep in the Lord.”
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/28/saint-of-the-day-28-december-saint-anthony-of-lerins-c-428-c-520/

BL Claudia Weinhardt
St Conindrus
St Domitian the Deacon
St Domnio of Rome
St Eutychius
Bl Gregory of Cahors
St Iolande of Rome
Bl Johannes Riedgasse

Blessed Matthia de Nazzarei OSC (1253-1319) Virgin, Nun of the Poor Clares, Abbess, gifted with the charism of miracles and prophecy. Beatified on 27 July 1765 by Pope Clement XIII.
Her Life
:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/12/28/saint-of-the-day-28-december-blessed-matthia-de-nazzarei-osc-1253-1319/

Bl Nicolas Mello
Bl Otto of Heidelberg
St Romulus
St Simon the Myroblite
St Theonas of Alexandria
St Theodore of Tabenna
St Troadius of Pontus

Martyrs of Africa – 3 Saints: Three Christians murdered together in Africa for their faith. The only details to survive are their names – Castor, Rogatian and Victor.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

St John the Apostle and Evangelist, the Beloved, Nossa Senhora do Rosário / Our Lady of the Rosary, São Paulo (1817) and Memorials of the Saints – 27 December

Third Day of the Christmas Octave

St John the Apostle and Evangelist, the Beloved
St John the Beloved:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/saint-of-the-day-27-december-st-john-the-apostle-and-evangelist/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/12/27/saint-of-the-day-27-december-the-disciple-whom-jesus-loved-the-eagle-by-dom-prosper-gueranger/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/27/saint-of-the-day-27-december-st-john-the-apostle-and-evangelist-2/

Nossa Senhora do Rosário / Our Lady of the Rosary (Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil) (1817) – 27 December:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/27/feast-of-st-john-the-apostle-and-evangelist-nossa-senhora-do-rosario-our-lady-of-the-rosar-atibaia-sao-paulo-brazil-1817-and-memorials-of-the-saints-27-december/

Bl Adelheidis of Tennenbach
Bl Alejo Pan López
Bl Christina Ebner

St Fabiola (Died 399) Physician, Foundress of the first known hospital and hospice, disciple of St Jerome, benefactress of the Church.
St Fabiola’s Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/12/27/saint-of-the-day-27-december-st-fabiola-died-399/

Bl Francesco Spoto
Bl Hesso of Beinwil
St José María Corbin-Ferrer
St Maximus of Alexandria
St Nicarete of Constantinople
Bl Raymond de Barellis
Bl Roger of Verdun
St Theodore of Apamea (c 775-c 831) Confessor, Martyr, Monk, Brother of Saint Theophanes of Nicaea.
St Theophanes of Nicaea
Bl Walto of Wessobrünn

Posted in FRANCISCAN OFM, MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Notre-Dame de Ardilliers / Our Lady of Ardilliers, France (1454) and Memorials of the Saints – 23 December

Christmas Novena to the Divine Infant, Day Eight

Notre-Dame de Ardilliers de Saumur / Our Lady of Ardilliers, Saumur, Anjou, France (1454) – 23 December:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/23/notre-dame-de-ardilliers-de-saumur-our-lady-of-ardilliers-saumur-anjou-france-1454-and-memorials-of-the-saints-23-december/

St Besa of Egypt
Bl Bincema
St Dagobert II of Austrasia
Bl Epifanio Gómez Alvaro
St Frithbert of Hexham
Blessed Hartmann OSA (c 1090-1164) Bishop of Brixen, Italy and Friar of the Hermits of St Augustine.
Bl Herman of Scheda
Bl James Aymerich

St Ivo of Chartres (c 1040-1115) Bishop of Chartres, France from 1090 until his death, Confessor, Reformer, Defender of the Faith, Lawyer, Canon Lawyer, Teacher and Theologian, Writer. The Roman Martyrology states: “In Chartres in France, Saint Ivo, Bishop, who re-established the Order of the Canons and did much work and wrote to promote harmony between the clergy and the civil powers and for the good of the Church.”
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/23/saint-of-the-day-23-december-saint-ivo-of-chartres-c-1040-1115/

St John Cirita
St John Stone
St Mardonius of Rome
St Mazota of Abernethy
St Migdonius of Rome

Blessed Nicolás Factor-Estaña OFM (1520-1583) Priest of the Order of Friars Minor, Painter, Preacher, Ascestic, Spiritual Director.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/12/23/saint-of-the-day-23-december-blessed-nicolas-factor-estana-ofm-1520-1583/

St Servulus (Died c 590) Layman, Beggar, paralysed by Palsy from birth. Saint Servulus was a perfect model of submission to the divine Will; it would be difficult to offer a more consoling example to persons afflicted by poverty, illnesses and the other miseries of life. It is Saint Gregory the Great who narrates for us his edifying story.
St Servulus’ Life of devotion:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/12/23/saint-of-the-day-23-december-saint-servulus-died-c-590/

Martyrs of Crete – 10 Saints: A group of ten Christians who died in the persecutions of Decius. They were – Agathopus • Basilides • Cleomenes • Eunician • Euporus • Evaristus • Gelasius • Saturninus • Theodulus • Zeticus They were martyred in 250 on the island of Crete.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Vigil of St Thomas, Apostle, Notre-Dame de Bon Retour à Île-Molène / Our Lady of Molene, France (1075) and Memorials of the Saints – 20 December

Vigil of St Thomas, Apostle

Christmas Novena to the Divine Infant – DAY FIVE

Notre-Dame de Bon Retour à Île-Molène / Our Lady of Molene, France (1075) – 20 December
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/20/notre-dame-de-bon-retour-a-ile-molene-our-lady-of-molene-france-1075-christmas-novena-day-five-and-memorials-of-the-saints-20-december/

St Attala of Strasbourg
St Bajulus of Rome
St Crescentius of Africa
St Damian of Padua
St Dominic of Brescia

St Dominic de Silos OSB (1000-1073) Monk, Abbot. He was a Spanish Monk, to whom the Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, where he served as the Abbot, is dedicated.   The mother of the better-known Saint Dominic de Guzmán, the Blessed Joan of Aza, is said to have prayed at his shrine before she was able to conceive the son she named for him.   That son would grow up to found the Dominican Order.   Dominic’s special patronage thus became connected with pregnancy and until the establishment of the Second Spanish Republic in 1931, his abbatial crozier was used to bless the queens of Spain and was placed by their beds when they were in labour.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/saint-of-the-day-20-december-st-dominic-de-silos-o-s-b-c1000-1073/

St Eugene of Arabia
St Gabriel Olivares Roda
St Hoger of Hamburg-Bremen
Bl John de Molina
St Julius of Gelduba
Bl Lorenzo Company
St Liberatus of Rome
St Macarius of Arabia
St Malou of Hautvillers
St Paul of Latra
Blessed Peter de la Cadireta
Blessed Peter Massalenus (1375-1453) Monk, Mystic

St Philogonius of Antioch (Died 324) Bishop, Widower, Lawyer, Patriarch of Antioch. Defender of the true Faith against Arianism, in fact, he was one of the first to publicly denouce the hereby, Defender of the people against persecution, Ascetic.
His Life
:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/20/saint-of-the-day-20-december-saint-philogonius-of-antioch-died-324/

St Thomas of Dover
St Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Feast of Our Lady of the Expectation and Memorials of the Saints – 18 December

The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Feast of

Christmas Novena to the Christ Child – Day Three

Our Lady of the Expectation – This Feast originated in Spain. When the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) was transferred to 18 December because of the regulation forbidding Feasts in Lent, it remained on this date after the Annunciation was again celebrated on its original date. It impressed on the faithful, the sentiments of the Blessed Virgin as the time of her delivery approached.

More about the Feast here:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/12/18/the-feast-of-our-lady-of-expectation-18-december/

St Auxentius of Mopsuetia (Died c 321) Bishop
St Basilian of Laodicea
St Bodagisil of Aquitaine
St Desiderius of Fontenelle

St Flannán of Killaloe (7the Century) Bishop, Abbot, Missionary to the Hebrides Islands, renowned for his preaching.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/18/saint-of-the-day-18-december-saint-flannan-of-killaloe-7th-century/

St Gatian of Tours (c 251-301) The founding Bishop of the See of Tours, Missionary..
About St Gatian:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/12/18/saint-of-the-day-18-december-saint-gatian-of-tours-c-251-301/

St Malachi the Prophet
St Mawnan of Cornwall
Bl Philip of Ratzeburg
St Rufus of Philippi*
St Samthann of Clonbroney
St Theotimus of Laodicea

St Winebald OSB (c 701-761) Benedictine Priest, Abbot, Confessor, Missionary, Founder of many Monasteries, disciple of St Boniface.
St Winebald’s Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/12/18/saint-of-the-day-18-december-saint-winebald-osb-c-701-761/

St Zosimus of Philippi*

Mercedarians Redeemers – Also known as “Blessed Redentori.”
A group of Mercedarian friars who worked together, under the leadership of Saint Peter de Amer, to ransom prisoners and minister to them after.

  • Blessed Bernardo de Pratis
  • Blessed Giacomo de Lara
  • Blessed Louis Gasco
  • Blessed Peter de Quesada
  • Blessed Peter of Barcelona
  • Blessed William de Quadres

Martyrs of Northwest Africa – 42 Saints:
Mercedarian Redeemers – 6 beati – These are a group of Mercedarian Friars who worked together, under the leadership of Saint Peter de Amer, to ransom (e.g., redeem) prisoners and minister to them after.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY, YouTube VIDEOS

Santissima Casa de Loreto / The Holy House of Loreto / Our Lady of Loreto (1291) and Memorials of the Saints – 10 December

Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

Santissima Casa de Loreto / The Holy House of Loreto / Our Lady of Loreto (1291) – 10 December:
A complete background here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/12/10/the-feast-of-the-our-lady-of-loreto-and-the-holy-house-10-december/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/10/santissima-casa-de-loreto-the-holy-house-of-loreto-our-lady-of-loreto-1291-and-memorials-of-the-saints-10-december/

St Pope Melchiades (Died 314) Bishop of Rome from 2 July 311- 19 or 11 January 314)

St Abundius
St Albert of Sassovivo
St Angelina of Serbia
Bl Brian Lacey
BL Bruno of Rommersdorf
St Caesarius of Epidamnus
St Carpophorus
St Deusdedit of Brescia

St Eulalia of Mérida (Died 304) Virgin Martyr
Her Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/12/10/saint-of-the-day-10-december-saint-eulalia-of-merida-died-304/

St Edmund Gennings
St Emérico Martín Rubio
St Florentius of Carracedo
St Fulgentius of Afflighem
St Gemellus of Ancyra
St Gonzalo Viñes Masip
Bl Guglielmo de Carraria
St Guitmarus
St Hildemar of Beauvais
Bl Jerome Ranuzzi
Bl John Mason

St John Roberts (1577-1610) Priest, Martyr, Monk, Missionary.
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/10/saint-of-the-day-10-december-saint-john-roberts-1577-1610-priest-martyr/

St Julia of Merida
St Lucerius
St Maurus of Rome
St Mercury of Lentini
St Polydore Plasden
Bl Sebastian Montanol
Bl Sidney Hodgson
St Sindulf of Vienne
St Swithun Wells
St Thomas of Farfa
Bl Thomas Somers
St Valeria

Martyrs of Alexandria – 3 Saints – A group of Christians murdered for their faith in the persecutions of Galerius Maximian – c 312. The only details that have survived are three of the names – Eugraphus, Hermogenes and Mennas.

Posted in SAINT of the DAY, FEASTS and SOLEMNITIES, MARIAN TITLES, DOGMA

The Immaculate Conception of the Glorious and Ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Memorials of the Saints – 8 December

The Immaculate Conception of the Glorious and Ever-Virgin Mary, Mother of God – 8 December.
Patronages – barrel makers, coopers, cloth makers, cloth workers, soldiers of the United States, Spanish infantry, tapestry workers, upholsterers, Argentina, Brazil, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guam, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Tanzania, Tunisia, United States, 68 Diocese, 8 Cities.
HERE:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/08/the-solemnity-of-the-immaculate-conception-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-8-december-2/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2017/12/08/the-feast-of-the-immaculate-conception-solemnity-8-december/
AND:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/12/08/8-december-the-solemnity-of-the-immaculate-conception/

St Anastasia of Pomerania
St Anthusa of Africa
St Antonio García Fernández
St Casari of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
St Eucharius of Trier

St Pope Eutychian (Died 283) The 27th Pope
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/12/08/saint-of-the-day-8-december-saint-pope-eutychian-died-283/

St Gunthildis of Ohrdruf
Bl Johanna of Cáceres
St Macarius of Alexandria
St Marin Shkurti
St Patapius
St Rafael Román Donaire
St Romaric (Died 653) Married Layman, Abbot
St Sofronius of Cyprus

Posted in DOCTORS of the Church, FATHERS of the Church, MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

The Second Sunday of Advent, Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle / Our Lady of La Chapelle, France (1400) and Memorials of the Saints – 4 December

The Second Sunday of Advent +2022

Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle d’Abbeville / Our Lady of La Chapelle, at Abbeville, France (1400) – 4 December:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/04/notre-dame-de-la-chapelle-dabbeville-our-lady-of-la-chapelle-at-abbeville-france-1400-and-memorials-of-the-saints-4-december/

St Peter Chrysologus (c 400-450) “Golden Words” Confessor,, Father & Doctor of the Church – Bishop of Ravenna, Italy. Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Peter Chrysologus, a fifth-century Italian Bishop known for testifying courageously to Christ’s full humanity and divinity during a period of the heresy called “Monophysite.”
The saint’s title, Chrysologus, signifies “golden speech” in Greek. Named as a Doctor of the Church in 1729 by Pope Benedict XIII., he is distinguished as the “Doctor of Homilies” for the concise but theologically rich reflections he delivered during his time as the Bishop of Ravenna.
176 of his sermons have survived – it is the strength of these beautiful explanations of the Incarnation, the Creed, the place of Mary and John the Baptist in the great plan of salvation, Mary’s perpetual Virginity, the penitential value of Lent, Christ’s Eucharistic presence and the Primacy of St Peter and his successors in the Church.

FEAST DAY: 4 December (General Roman Calendar 1729-1969)
https://anastpaul.com/2018/07/30/saint-of-the-day-30-july-st-peter-chrysologus-c-400-450-golden-words/

St Ada of Le Mans
St Adelmann of Beauvais
St Anno II (c 1010-1975) Archbishop of Cologne
St Apro

St Barbara (Died 3rd Century) Virgin Martyr. Saint Barbara is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
St Barbara’s Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/12/04/saint-of-the-day-4-december-saint-barbara-3rd-century-martyr/
14 HOLY HELPERS:
https://anastpaul.com/2022/08/08/saint-s-of-the-day-8-august-the-fourteen-holy-helpers/

St Bernardo degli Uberti
St Bertoara of Bourges
St Christianus
St Clement of Alexandria
St Cyran of Brenne
St Eraclius
St Eulogio Álvarez López
St Ezequiel Álvaro de La Fuente
St Felix of Bologna
Bl Francis Galvez
St Francisco de la Vega González
St Heraclas of Alexandria
St Jacinto García Chicote
Bl Jerome de Angelis
St John the Wonder Worker
St Maruthas
St Melitus of Pontus

St Osmund (Died 1099) Bishop of Salisbury, Confessor, Count of Sées, Lord Chancellor. He was Canonised in 1456 by Pope Callistus III.
The Life of St Osmund:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/12/04/saint-of-the-day-4-december-saint-osmund-died-1099/

Blessed Pietro Tecelano TOSF (c 1189-1289) Layman, Widower, Tertiary of the Order of Friars Minor, Apostle of the sick and the poor, spiritual and secular adviser, Miracle-worker. Pietro was Beatified on 18 August 1802 by Pope Pius VII.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/12/04/saint-of-the-day-4-december-blessed-pietro-tecelano-tosf-c-1200-1289/

St Prudens
St Robustiano Mata Ubierna
St Sigiranus
Bl Simon Yempo
St Sola
St Theophanes