Notre-Dame de l’ Epine / Our Lady of the Thorn, Chalons-sur-Marne, France (1400) – 16 February:
St Aganus of Airola
Blessed Bernard Scammacca OP (1430-1487) Priest and Friar of the Order of Preachers, Preacher, Apostle of charity, Mystic, with a gift of prophecy and a great devotion to the Passion of Christ.
About Bl Bernard:
St Faustinus of Brescia (not the St Faustinus brother of St Jovinus – 15 February)
St Gilbert of Sempringham
St Honestus of Nimes
St John III of Constantinople
Blessed Joseph Allamano (1851–1926) Priest, Founder of the Consolata Missionaries (I.M.C.) congregation for males and another for females, known as the Consolata Missionary Sisters.
St Julian of Egypt
St Juliana of Campania
St Juliana of Nicomedia
Blessed Mariano Arciero
St Maruta (Died 415) Bishop
Blessed Nicola Paglia OP (1197-1256) Priest of the Order of Preachers , faithful travelling companion of St Dominic, Superior General (twice). A cultured and far-sighted man, he promoted the study of Sacred Scripture and the compilation of biblical Concordances.
Blessed Nicola’s Life:
St Onesimus of Ephesus
Blessed Philippa Mareria OSC (c 1195-1236) Nun of the Poor Clares, foundress of the monastery of Franciscan Sisters of Saint Philippa Mareri of the Poor Clares, Penitent.
Martyrs of Cilicia – 12 Saints: A group of Christians who ministered to other Christians who were condemned to work the mines of Cilicia in the persecutions of Maximus. They were arrested, tortured and martryed by order of the governor Firmilian.
The group also includes the three known have been sentenced to the mines –
• Paul of Jamnia
• Valens of Jerusalem
and those who were exposed as Christians as a result of these murders –
• Julian of Cappadocia
• Porphyrius of Caesarea
• Seleucius of Caesarea
• Theodule the Servant
They were martyred in 309 in Cilicia, Asia Minor (in modern Turkey).
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