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Solemnity of Corpus Christi , Panna Mária / Blessed Virgin Mary, Pozba, Nové Zámky, Nitra, Slovakia 1512 and Memorials of the Saints – 6 June

Solemnity of Corpus Christi – The Most Holy Body ad Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ +2021 – celebrated today in many countries, where Thursday was not a Holy Day

Panna Mária,/ Blessed Virgin Mary, Pozba, Nové Zámky, Nitra, Slovakia 1512 – Second Sunday after Feast of the Ascension:

In 1512, the Pauline Fathers built a Marian Shrine, in the southwest Slovakian Town of Vel’ké Lovce. In the 1700s is was a popular place of pilgrimage.
One day in those years, shepherds and pilgrims, observed a white dove bathing in a spring in the woods five miles away, outside the village of Pozba.
The story circulated that a shepherd’s blind daughter regained her sight after washing her eyes with the dove’s bathwater. The landowner made fun of this, wondering if the spring could help his blind horse. It did, but he went blind instead.
A sick girl saw the Virgin, wearing a white dress and blue sash, in a pear tree and was immediately cured. From the wood of this tree, a Pietà was carved, still venerated in a Chapel by the spring, which hosts annual pilgrimages on Pentecost Sunday and on 15 September, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

St Norbert (c 1080-1134) (Optional Memorial) Bishop, Confessor, Founder of the Premonstratensian or the Norbertine Canons and Sisters, “Defender of the Eucharist” and “Apostle of the Eucharist,” Exorcist, Reformer, Preacher
His amazing life:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/06/06/saint-of-the-day-6-june-st-norbert/

St Agobard of Lyon
St Alexander of Fiesole
St Alexander of Noyon
St Amantius of Noyon
St Anoub of Skete
St Artemius of Rome
St Bazalota of Abyssinia
St Bertrand of Aquileia (1258– 1350) Bishop
St Candida of Rome
St Ceratius of Grenoble
St Claudius of Besançon
St Cocca
St Colmán of Orkney
Bl Daniel of Bergamo
St Euphemia of Abyssinia
St Eustorgius II of Milan
Bl Falco of La Cava
Bl Gilbert of Neufontaines
St Grazia of Germagno
St Gudwall
Bl Gundisalvus of Azebeyro
St Hilarion the Younger

Blessed Innocenty Józef Wojciech Guz OFM (1890-1940) Priest of the Franciscan Conventual and Martyr of the Nazi Regime. He died from trauma resulting from having a charged fire hose stuffed down his throat in a prison camp in Germany.
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/06/06/saint-of-the-day-6-june-blessed-innocenty-jozef-wojciech-guz-ofm-1890-1940-priest-and-martyr/

St Jarlath of Tuam (c 445-c 540) Bishop
St John of Verona
Bl Lorenzo de Masculis

St Marcellin Champagnat (1789-1840) Priest of the Society of Mary and Founder of the  the Institute of the Little Brothers of Mary (Marist Brothers) ‘FMS’ a religious congregation of brothers devoted to Mary and dedicated to education.
Wonderful St Marcellin:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/06/06/saint-of-the-day-6-june-saint-marcellin-champagnat-1789-1840/

St Paulina of Rome
St Phêrô Dung
St Phêrô Thuan
St Rafael Guízar y Valencia
St Vincent of Bevagna
St Vinh-Son Duong

Marytrs of Tarsus: A group of 20 martyrs who were killed together during the persecutions of Diocletian. They were martyred in Tarsus (in modern Turkey).

Mercedarian Fathers of Avignon: Several Mercedarians from the Santa Maria convent of Avignon, France who worked with plague victims in that city and died of the disease themselves. They died in Avignon, France of plague and are remembered together today for their great charity and commitment to their people.

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Saint of the Day – 6 June – Blessed Innocenty Józef Wojciech Guz OFM (1890-1940) Priest and Martyr

Saint of the Day – 6 June – Blessed Innocenty Józef Wojciech Guz OFM (1890-1940) Priest of the Franciscan Conventual and Martyr of the Nazi Regime – born as Józef Adalbert Guz on 8 March 1890 in n Lemberg, Austria (present-day Poland) and died from trauma resulting from having a charged fire hose stuffed down his throat on 6 June 1940 in the prison camp at Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg, Oberhavel, Germany.   He was 50 years old.   Additional Memorial – 12 June as one of the 108 Polish Martyrs of World War II.Blessed-Józef-Wojciech-Guz

After high school Jozef tried to join the Jesuits but was turned down. On 25 August 1908 be joined the Franciscans, taking the name Innocenty.   He studied philosophy and theology in Krakow, Poland and was ordained on 2 June 1914.   He served as a Parish Priest in a number of cities and worked with Saint Maximilian Kolbe.

He was a confessor to a Franciscan monastery at Niepokalanów, Poland from 1933 to 1936, vice-master of clerics and singing teacher in the minor seminary and Parish Priest in Grodno, Poland.

He was imprisoned by invading Russia troops on 21 March 1940 for the crime of being a Polish Priest but he managed to escape and went to the German zone, where he was arrested by the Gestapo.   He was sent to several prisons before finally ending at the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen where he was severely beaten and put to forced labour.   When he could not work, owing to a broken leg, he was nearly drowned and finally murdered.bl j-zef-innocenty-guz-4_orig

He was Beatified on 13 June 1999 by St Pope John Paul II at Warsaw, Poland.   Below are the Franciscan Martyrs of the World War II.bl j-zef-innocenty-guz-5_origbl j-zef-innocenty-guz-6_orig