EMBER FRIDAY – FAST AND ABSTINENCE
Notre-Dame des Anges de Toulouse / Our Lady of the Angels of Toulouse, France (1212) – 3 March:
St Anselm of Nonantola
St Arthelais of Benevento
Blessed Benedetto Sinigardi da Arezzo OFM (1190-1282) Friar of the Order of Friars Minor, who received the Habit directly from St Francis of Assisi. Although rarely mentioned, Blessed Benedetto is the Author of the Angelus!
St Cunegundes (c 975-1040) Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, Nun, she took a vow of Virginity before her marriage, which, after a miracle was upheld by her husband, the King (also a Saint). Founder of Monasteries and Churches, Nun in one of her Convents, Apostle of Charity. Born in c 975 and died in 1040 of natural causes.
Bl Frederick of Hallum
Bl Innocent of Berzo
Bl Jacobinus de’ Canepaci
Blessed Pietro de Geremia OP (1381-1452) Priest and Friar of the Order of Preaches, renowned and brilliant Preacher, Miracle-worker. In addition to his many miracles and conversions of sinners, he founded the University of Catania and assisted in the establishment of several Dominican Monasteries.
Bl Pierre-René Rogue
St Teresa Eustochio Verzeri
St Titian of Brescia
St Winwallus of Landévennec
40 Martyrs in North Africa – A group of Christians Martyred together in North Africa, date unknown. No details have survived, but we know these names – Antonius, Artilaus, Asclipius, Astexius, Basil, Bosimus, Carissimus, Castus, Celedonius, Claudianus, Cyricus, Donata, Emeritus, Emeterius, Euticus, Felix, Fortunatus, Frunumius, Gajola, Georgius, Gorgonius, Hemeterus, Isicus, Janula, Julius, Luciola, Luciolus, Marcia, Marinus, Meterus, Nicephorus, Papias, Photius, Risinnius, Sabianus, Savinianus and Solus
Martyrs of Pontus – 3+ Saints – A large group of Christians Martyred together in the persecutions of Emperor Maximian Galerius and governor Ascleopiodato. We have some details on three of them – Basiliscus, Cleonicus and Eutropius. 308 in Pontus (in modern Turkey)
Martyrs of Caesarea;
Martyrs of Calahorra:
Martyrs of Gondar, Ethiopia:
Bl Antonio Francesco Marzorati
Bl Johannes Laurentius Weiss
Bl Michele Pío Fasol
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