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Palm Sunday +2021, Our Lady of Castelbruedo, Catalonia, Spain and Memorials of the Saints – 28 March

Palm Sunday +2021

https://anastpaul.com/2018/03/25/palm-or-passion-sunday-25-march-2018/
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Our Lady of Castelbruedo, Catalonia, Nuestra Senora de Castelbruedo. Spain – 28 March:

The Abbot Orsini wrote of this feast day: “It is related, that every year, on the day of the Annunciation, three lights were seen of a blue colour, which shone through the glass windows of this Church at Olion in Catalonia, lighted the lamps and wax candles and immediately disappeared.”

There is a legend that at Olion, in Catalonia, Spain, Our Lady was once venerated under the title of Our Lady of Castelbruedo, or Nuestra Senora de Castelbruedo. The lamps and the wax candles of the Church were likewise lit by invisible hands on the Solemniy of the Annunciation and all disappeared three days after the feast, on the twenty-eighth of March. Despite all subsequent investigations, the lights and their extinguishing, could not be accounted for but it was universally believed, that all this was all to honour Our Lady and the great feast of the announcement of Our Lord’s incarnation.
The Church at Olion referred to by the good Abbot, must be one that was once located in Oliana, Spain and not Olion, as it appears. For there is no longer any such City in Spain. Oliana is in Catalonia and is a very small municipality of a few hundred inhabitants in the Sergre valley just below the Oliana reservoir. There is no Catholic Church there any longer, however and the only Church anywhere nearby, is the Church of St Clement near Coll de Nargo, which appears to be about 6 miles away. It dates from the 11th century but looks as if it is little more than an abandoned structure in our day. The region is popular now with those involved in rock-climbing.
I can find no further information about this site. If anyone has any information on this Marian title, please forward it to me for inclusion on this website and for the edification of all Catholics.
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St Alkelda of Middleham
Blessed Antonio Patrizi OSA (c 1280-1311) Priest
St Castor of Tarsus
Bl Christopher Wharton
Blessed Conon of Naso (1139-1236)
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/03/28/saint-of-the-day-28-march-blessed-conon-of-naso-1139-1236/
St Cyril the Deacon
Bl Dedë Maçaj
St Donal O’NeylaC
St Dorotheus of Tarsus
St Gundelindis of Niedermünster
St Guntramnus
St Hesychius of Jerusalem
St Hilarion of Pelecete
Bl Jean-Baptiste Malo
Bl Jeanne Marie de Maille
St Proterius of Alexandria
Bl Renée-Marie Feillatreau épouse Dumont
St Rogatus the Martyr
St Successus the Martyr
St Tutilo of Saint-Gall
Blessed Venturino of Bergamo OP (1304-1346)
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/03/28/saint-of-the-day-28-march-blessed-venturino-of-bergamo-op-1304-1346/

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Saint of the Day – 28 March – Blessed Conon of Naso (1139-1236)

Saint of the Day – 28 March – Blessed Conon of Naso (1139-1236) Monk, Hermit and Abbot of the order of St Basil of Caesarea, miracle-worker – born on 3 June 1139 in Naso, Messina, Italy and died on Friday 28 March 1236 in the cave of San Michele near Naso, Italy of natural causes, while in prayer.   Patronages – against ear problems, against nose problems, of Naso and San Cono, Italy.san_conon_abate

Blessed Conon was the son of a count from Naso, Italy and was a wealthy nobleman.   He was a devout young man and at the age of 15 he became a Monk and lived as a Hermit and later was appointed as the Abbot of the Monastery.   When his parents died, he distributed his inheritance to the poor.

While on pilgrimage to Jerusalem he had a vision of a Priest he knew, being choked by a snake.   Months later, upon his return home to Sicily, Conon told the Priest about the dream.   Feeling the pangs of a guilty conscience, the Priest instantly confessed to Conon that he had been stealing funds from the Church and using the money for his own selfish desires.   Under Conan’s direction the Priest gave his excessive savings to the poor and recommitted his life to serving others.bl canon of naso

Blessed Conan died on Friday 28 March 1236.   On that day, the bells in the town of Naso began ringing on their own.   The locals went to the holy man to ask him why it was happening but they found him dead and believed that the bells were ringing to announce his passing.   Conon was immediately hailed as a miracle worker.

In 1571, over three centuries after Conon’s death, the city of Naso was struck with storms that destroyed crops and stopped shipping trade.   The people thereupon, invoked the intercession of Conon.   The famine became severe and Conon appeared in a vision to a captain who was transporting grain.   He instructed the captain to change his course and deliver the grain to Naso.   The captain obeyed and arrived in Naso and relieved it of its famine.   Thus, the people of Naso were saved and this miracle has never been forgotten in Naso, where the people still today venerate Blessed Conon and celebrate his Feast with great devotion.

Blessed Conon was Beatified in 1630 by Pope Urban VIII (cultus confirmation).Conon-of-Nesi

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Memorials of the Saints – 28 March

St Alkelda of Middleham
Bl Antonio Patrizi
St Castor of Tarsus
Bl Christopher Wharton
Blessed Conon of Naso (1139-1236)
St Cyril the Deacon
Bl Dedë Maçaj
St Donal O’Neylan
St Dorotheus of Tarsus
St Gundelindis of Niedermünster
St Guntramnus
St Hesychius of Jerusalem
St Hilarion of Pelecete
Bl Jean-Baptiste Malo
Bl Jeanne Marie de Maille
St Proterius of Alexandria
Bl Renée-Marie Feillatreau épouse Dumont
St Rogatus the Martyr
St Successus the Martyr
St Tutilo of Saint-Gall
Bl Venturino of Bergamo OP (1304-1346)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/03/28/saint-of-the-day-28-march-blessed-venturino-of-bergamo-op-1304-1346/