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Monday of Holy Week, Notre-Dame de Fourviere / Our Lady of Fourviere, France and Memorials of the Saints – 11 April

Monday of Holy Week +2022
As the most Sacred week of the Liturgical year, the Church does not celebrate the Feast Days of the Saints during Holy Week. However, for chronalogical accuracy, I continue to post the list and the Saint of the Day.

Notre-Dame de Fourviere / Our Lady of Fourviere, France – 11 April:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/04/11/low-sunday-2021-our-lady-of-fourviere-and-memorials-of-the-saints-11-april/

St Stanislaus (1030-1079) Polish Bishop of Kracowand Martyr, Preacher, Spiritual Director. (Memorial)
St Stanislaus life:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/saint-of-the-day-11-april-st-stanislaus/

St Agericus of Tours
St Aid of Achard-Finglas

St Antipas of Pergamum (Died c 92) Bishop and Martyr, spiritual student of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/04/11/saint-of-the-day-11-april-st-antipas-of-pergamum-died-c-92-spiritual-student-of-saint-john-the-apostle-and-evangelist/

St Barsanuphius the Hermit (Died c 563) Hermit, Spiritual guide gifted with the charism of Prophecy, Miracle-worker.
About St Barsanuphius:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/04/11/saint-of-the-day-11-april-saint-barsanuphius-the-hermit/

St Domnio of Salona
Bl Elena Guerra
St Eustorgius of Nicomedia

St Gemma Galgani (1878-1903) known as “The Flower of Lucca,” “The Virgin of Lucca” and “Daughter of the Passion” – Stigmatist & Mystic. Canonised on 2 May 1940 by Pope Pius XII.
St Gemma:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/04/11/saint-of-the-day-11-april-st-gemma-galgani-1878-1903/

Blessed George Gervase OSB (1571–1608) Priest and Martyr
St Godeberta of Noyon

St Guthlac of Crowland (674–715) Monk, Hermit, Ascetic.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/04/11/saint-of-the-day-11-april-st-guthlac-674-715/

St Hildebrand of Saint-Gilles
St Isaac of Monteluco
Bl James of Africa
Bl John of Cupramontana
Bl Lanunio
St Machai
St Maedhog of Clonmore
Bl Mechthild of Lappion
Bl Paul of Africa
St Philip of Gortyna
St Raynerius Inclusus
St Stephen of Saint-Gilles
Bl Symforian Ducki

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Saint of the Day – 11 April – St Antipas of Pergamum (Died c 92) Spiritual student of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist.

Saint of the Day – 11 April – St Antipas of Pergamon (Died c 92) Bishop of Pergamon during the persecutions of Emperor Domitian and Martyr, spiritual student of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist. Unknown place of birth but died in c 92 by being roasted to death in a bronze bull at Pergamum, Greece (an area in modern Turkey). Patronage – against toothaches and tooth problems.

“I know where thou dwellest, where the seat of Satan is and thou holdest fast my name and hast not denied my faith. Even in those days when Antipas was my faithful witness, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.”

The Apocalypse of St John (Revelation)
Chapter 2:13

When St John the Apostle, wrote the Book of the Apocalypse, he made an interesting reference to a person named Antipas, calling the man a “faithful witness” and one “who was slain.” This reference can be found fairly early on in the Apocalypse, within the section containing special messages to the seven Christian communities in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey). Antipas’s name is found in the third of the seven letters―the letter to the Church in the City of Pergamum.

Pergamum was a City not far from the Aegean Sea. It was considered to be a beautiful and cultural City. Impressively, parchment was invented in Pergamum about 150 years before the birth of Christ.

The modern City of Bergama, Turkey, overlaps some of the ruins of ancient Pergamum. Interestingly, St John, the author of the Apocalypse referred to Pergamum as the location of Satan’s throne! It has been suggested that this distressing label could be due to the multitude of pagan practices that abounded in the City, including, the worshipping of the Roman Emperor as a God.

St Antipas’ tomb became a site of miracles with a miraculous oil being secreted from his relics.

The Roman Martyrology states of St Antipas: “St Antipas, a faith witness, of whom St John speaks in the Apocalypse, under the Emperor Domitian, he was shut up n a red-hot brazen ox and thus, consummated his martyrdom.”