Friday of the Third Week in Lent – FAST and ABSTINENCE
FEAST OF THE FIVE HOLY WOUNDS
Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) – 17 March:
St Patrick (c 386-461) “The Apostle of Ireland,” Bishop, Confessor, Missionary.
About dearly loved St Patrick:
St Agricola of Châlon-sur-Saône
St Ambrose of Alexandria
Blessed Conrad of Bavaria O. Cist (c 1105-1126 or 1154) Monk, Hermit, Pilgrim, Miracle-worker, Canon and Civil Lawyer. Blessed Conrad was Beatified in 1832 by Pope Gregory XVI (cultus confirmation).
St Diemut of Saint Gall
St Gabriel Lalemant SJ (1610-1649) Martyr, Priest of the Society of Jesus, Missionary in the Huron country, Canada. Gabriel was Canonised by Pope Pius XI on 29 June 1930.
His Life and Death:
St Gertrude of Nivelles OSB (626-659) Benedictine Nun and Abbess, who, with her mother Itta, founded the Abbey of Nivelles located in present-day Belgium.
About St Gertrude:
Bl Gertrude of Trzebnica
St Joseph of Arimathea Joseph of Arimathea (Died 1st Century) “The Secret Disciple of Jesus”
Feast day moved after Vatican II
St Llinio of Llandinam
St Paul of Cyprus
St Stephen of Palestrina
St Theodore of Rome
St Withburga (Died 743) Abbess, Princess
Martyrs of Alexandria – Also known as Martyrs of Serapis: An unknown number of Christians who were Martyred together by a mob of worshippers of the Graeco-Egyptian sun god Serapis. They were Martyred in c 392 in Alexandria, Egypt.
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