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Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost, Beata Vergine delle Grazie / The Blessed Virgin of Grace, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy (1479) and Memorials of the Saints – 24 October

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saint Raphael the Archangel
The Feast day of Saint Raphael was included for the first time in the General Roman Calendar in 1921, for celebration on 24 October. With the 1969 revision of the General Roman Calendar, the Feast was transferred to September 29 for celebration together with Archangels Saints Michael and Gabriel.

Beata Vergine delle Grazie / The Blessed Virgin of Grace, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy (1479) – Fourth Sunday of October:

When Sir John Emo was serving as Venetian Ambassador to Constantinople, Sultan Mohammed II gave him a Byzantine-style icon of the Virgin nursing the Child.
In 1479, Sir Emo became Lieutenant of Udine, a City in northeast Italy then under the Republic of Venice, bringing the icon with him to the governor’s castle. Not long afterward, one of the palace cooks nearly lost a hand in the kitchen but it healed when touched to the image. News of the miracle inspired popular devotion, so Sir Emo decided to move the image to the Church of Sts. Gervais and Protasius, where it entered in procession on 8 September 1479. By 1495, the Church was too small for all the pilgrims and a new Sanctuary was begun, consecrated to Our Lady of Graces and run by the Servants of Mary. On 6 September 1870 the Church Crowned the icon; in 1922, it named the Shrine a Minor Basilica.

On the fourth Sunday of October, the City both fulfills and renews, a vow made during the plague of 1555. The Beata Vergine delle Grazie is also credited with saving the region from the plague of 1599, the cholera of 1836 and the bombardment of the war in1944.

St Anthony Mary Claret CMF (1807-1870) Known as “The Spiritual Father of Cuba.” In the first years, records show, that he Confirmed 100,000 people and performed 9,000 Sacramental Marriages.Archbishop of Cuba, one of the Fathers of the First Vatican Council,Confessor to the Queen of Spain, Missionary, Founder of the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, commonly called the Claretians, Confessor, Mystic, Social Reformer, Spiritual Director, Writer, Publisher, Preacher, Apostle of Charity. He was declared venerable by Pope Leo XIII in 1899. He was Beatified in 1934 and in 1950, Canonised by Pope Pius XII. His heart is incorrupt.
The 1969 revision of the calendar moved St Anthony Feast to the day of his death, 24 October (from the 23rd) which had been the Feast of Saint Raphael the Archangel since 1921.
(Optional Memorial)
About St Anthony Mary here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-st-anthony-mary-claret-1807-1870-cmf/

Bl Amado García Sánchez
St Audactus of Thibiuca
St Cadfarch
St Ciriacus of Hierapolis
St Claudian of Hierapolis
St Ebregislus of Cologne
St Felix of Thibiuca
St Fortunatus of Thibiuca
St Fromundus of Coutances
St Giuse Lê Dang Thi

Blessed Giuseppe Baldo (1843 – 1915) Priest and Founder of both the Little Daughters of Saint Joseph (1894) and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary (1882), Apostle of Charity, Founder of numerous charitable institutions.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-blessed-giuseppe-baldo-1843-1915/
St Januarius of Thibiuca

St Luigi Guanella (1842-1915) “Servant of Charity,” Priest, Founder the Daughters of Saint Mary of Providence (1890) and the Servants of Charity (24 March 1908) alongside his friends Fr David Albertario (1846-1902) and Blessed Giuseppe Toniolo (1845-1918). Apostle of Charity, Marian devotee, Eucharistic Adorer and passionate promoter.
Guanella also founded the Pious Union of Saint Joseph (1914) with his supporter and first member St Pope Pius X.
St Luigi’s Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-st-luigi-guanella-1842-1915-servant-of-charity/

St Maglorius of Wales
St Marcius of Monte Cassino
St Martin of Vertou

St Proclus of Constantinople (Died c 446) Archbishop of Constantinople, Confessor, Defender of the Church and of the Blessed Virgin, Writer, renowned Preacher.
About St Prochus:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-saint-proclus-of-constantinople-died-c-446/

St Senoch
St Senócus of Tours
St Septimus of Thibiuca

Martyrs of Ephesus – 3 saints: Three Christians martyred together. All we know about them are the names Mark, Sotericus and Valentina.
They were stoned to death near Ephesus, Asia Minor (in modern Turkey). Their relics are enshrined on the island of Tasos.

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Memorials of the Saints – 24 October

St Anthony Mary Claret CMF (1807-1870) (Optional Memorial)
About St Anthony Mary here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-st-anthony-mary-claret-1807-1870-cmf/

Bl Amado García Sánchez
St Audactus of Thibiuca
St Cadfarch
St Ciriacus of Hierapolis
St Claudian of Hierapolis
St Ebregislus of Cologne
St Felix of Thibiuca
St Fortunatus of Thibiuca
St Fromundus of Coutances
St Giuse Lê Dang Thi
Blessed Giuseppe Baldo (1843 – 1915)
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-blessed-giuseppe-baldo-1843-1915/
St Januarius of Thibiuca
St Luigi Guanella (1842-1915)
St Luigi’s Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-st-luigi-guanella-1842-1915-servant-of-charity/

St Maglorius of Wales
St Marcius of Monte Cassino
St Martin of Vertou
St Proclus of Constantinople (Died c 446) Bishop
St Senoch
St Senócus of Tours
St Septimus of Thibiuca

Martyrs of Ephesus – 3 saints: Three Christians martyred together. All we know about them are the names Mark, Sotericus and Valentina.
They were stoned to death near Ephesus, Asia Minor (in modern Turkey). Their relics are enshrined on the island of Tasos.

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Saint of the Day – 24 October – Blessed Giuseppe Baldo (1843 – 1915)

Saint of the Day – 24 October – Blessed Giuseppe Baldo (1843 – 1915) Priest and Founder of both the Little Daughters of Saint Joseph (1894) and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary (1882), Apostle of Charity, Founder of numerous charitable institutions – born on 19 February 1843 in Puegnago, Brescia, Italy and died on 24 October 1915 (aged 72) in Ronco all’Adige, Verona, Italy of natural causes.   He is the Patron of his Orders and of Ronco all’Adige.

Giuseppe Baldo was born in Brescia on 19 February 1843 as the sixth of nine children to the farmer Angelo Baldo and his wife, the midwife Ippolita Casa, six of the Baldo’s nine children died as infants.   He was Baptised on 20 February in the parish church of Saint Michael the Archangel by Fr Domenico Ottini.

He commenced his studies for the priesthood in Verona on 7 December 1858 and had excellent results in all of his studies.   The Bishop of Verona, Luigi di Canossa ordained him to the priesthood on the Feast of the Assumption, 15 August 1865 after he had received a special papal dispensation, from Pope Pius IX, as he was much younger than the rules required. bl fondatore-giuseppe-baldo.jpg

He spent a year as assistant priest in the suburban parish of Montorio, after which he was called by his bishop to carry out the prestigious role of vice president of the Verona Bishopric, where he remained for 11 years as an appreciated educator and spiritual director.    Feeling inspired to devote himself to a broader apostolate, he asked and obtained permission to be sent as the parish priest to Ronco all’Adige, Verona, where he remained until his death.   He took possession of his parish on 17 November 1877 but he was immediately opposed by the Mafia and Freemasons, who threatened to kill him if he displayed any public religious ceremonies..

In 1882 Blessed Guiseppe established a new religious congregation, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary.   In 1888, he decided to found another order to administer and run the  kindergarten and the canteen he had established for malnourished children.   He also opened a hospital called “Casa Ippolita” in 1888 and in 1893 he founded a shelter for older people.   On 21 November 1894 he founded the Little Daughters of Saint Joseph while the first ten postulants received their habits on 24 June 1896 from the Bishop of Verona, Cardinal Luigi di Canossa.   The first seven female religious made their profession into the order on 25 June 1897.bl jose_baldo

The first superior appointed was not Baldo but rather Sr Clementina Forante who managed the congregation from 1864 until 1928.   The order received diocesan approval on 3 May 1895 while receiving the Papl decree from St Pope Pius X on 10 February 1913 and full Papal approval – after Baldo’s death – from Pope Pius XII on 3 April 1940.

Blessed Giuseppe spent 38 years of such intense and zealous charitable and spiritual work in his Parish and the surrounds, often being threatened and abused by the local gangsters but he carried on, with total trust in the love and power of God.   He died on 24 October 1915 after 22 months of a long and painful illness.   His remains were transferred to the Motherhouse of the congregation on 7 September 1950.   His orders now operate in Georgia, Kenya, Uganda, Italy and Rwanda amongst other places and  as of 2005 there were 405 religious in 68 houses.

At the end of the canonical process, on 26 January 1987 Blessed Giuseppe received the recognition of the heroic nature of his virtues.   And two years later, on 31 October 1989, he was raised to the altars with the title of Blessed at St Peter’s by St Pope John Paul II.Blessed-Giuseppe-Baldo-Priest-and-founder

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Memorials of the Saints – 24 October

St Anthony Mary Claret CMF (1807-1870) (Optional Memorial)
About St Anthony Mary here:  https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-st-anthony-mary-claret-1807-1870-cmf/

Bl Amado García Sánchez
St Audactus of Thibiuca
St Cadfarch
St Ciriacus of Hierapolis
St Claudian of Hierapolis
St Ebregislus of Cologne
St Felix of Thibiuca
St Fortunatus of Thibiuca
St Fromundus of Coutances
St Giuse Lê Dang Thi
Bl Giuseppe Baldo (1843 – 1915)
St Januarius of Thibiuca
St Luigi Guanella (1842-1915)
St Luigi’s Life:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/24/saint-of-the-day-24-october-st-luigi-guanella-1842-1915-servant-of-charity/

St Maglorius of Wales
St Marcius of Monte Cassino
St Martin of Vertou
St Proclus of Constantinople
St Senoch
St Senócus of Tours
St Septimus of Thibiuca

Martyrs of Ephesus – 3 saints:   Three Christians martyred together. All we know about them are the names Mark, Sotericus and Valentina.
They were stoned to death near Ephesus, Asia Minor (in modern Turkey). Their relics are enshrined on the island of Tasos.