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Memorials of the Saints – 14 August

St Maximillian Kolbe OFM Conv (1894 -1941) “Martyr of Charity” (Memorial)
St Max!
https://anastpaul.com/2018/08/14/saint-of-the-day-14-august-st-maximilian-kolbe-priest-and-martyr-1894-1941-prisoner-16670/
And more here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/saint-of-the-day-14-august-st-maximillian-kolbe-ofm-conv-martyr-of-charity-and-apostle-of-consecration-to-mary/

Bl Aimo Taparelli
St Antony Primaldo
St Arnold/Arnulf of Soissons (1040-1087)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/08/14/saint-of-the-day-14-august-saint-arnold-of-soissons-1040-1087/
St Athanasia of Timia
St Callistus of Todi
St Demetrius of Africa
St Domingo Ibáñez de Erquicia
St Eberhard of Einsiedeln
St Eusebius of Palestine
St Eusebius of Rome (Died 357) Priest
St Fachanan of Ross
St Francisco Shoyemon
Bl Juliana Puricelli
St Marcellus of Apamea
Bl Sanctes Brancasino
St Ursicius of Nicomedia
St Werenfridus
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Martyred in the Spanish Civil War: 11 Beati
• Blessed Ángel de la Red Pérez
• Blessed Antonio María Martín Povea
• Blessed Basilio González Herrero
• Blessed Ezequiél Prieto Otero
• Blessed Joaquín Frade Eiras
• Blessed Jocund Bonet Mercadé
• Blessed José García Librán
• Blessed Ricardo Atanes Castro
• Blessed Segundo Pérez Arias
• Blessed Vicente Rubiols Castelló

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Saint of the Day – 14 August – Saint Arnold of Soissons (1040-1087)

Saint of the Day – 14 August – Saint Arnold of Soissons (1040-1087) Bishop, Monk, Abbot- born Arnoul in 1040 at Flanders, Belgium and died in 1087 at the monastery at Oudenburg, diocese of Bruges, Flanders, Belgium of natural causes. Also known as Arnulf of Oudenburg.   Patronages – brewers, hop pickers, miller, music, to find lost articles.St-Arnoldus (1).png

St Arnold, born in Brabant, the son of a certain Fulbertus was first a career soldier before settling at the Benedictine St Medard’s Abbey, Soissons, France.   He spent his first three years as a hermit but later rose to be abbot of the monastery.   His hagiography states that he tried to refuse this honour and flee but was forced by a wolf to return.   He then became a priest and in 1080, Bishop of Soissons, another honour that he sought to avoid.   When his see was occupied by another bishop, rather than fighting, he took the opportunity to retire from public life, founding the Abbey of St Peter in Oudenburg.

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Ruins of the Abbey in Oudenburg.

As abbot in Oudenburg, Arnold brewed beer, as essential in medieval life as water.   He encouraged local peasants to drink beer, instead of water, due to its “gift of health.” During the process of brewing, the water was boiled and thus, unknown to all, freed of pathogens, making the beer safer to drink.   The beer normally consumed at breakfast and during the day at this time in Europe was called small beer, having a very low alcohol content and containing spent yeast.   It is likely that people in the local area normally consumed small beer from the monastery, or made their own small beer at the instructions of Arnold and his fellow monks.   During one outbreak of sickness, Arnold advised the local people to avoid consuming water, in favour of beer, which advice effectively saved lives.arnold-of-soissons-662730c2-cc8e-49c0-bde0-1758f788135-resize-750

One miracle tale says, at the time of an epidemic, rather than stand by while the local people fell ill from drinking water, Arnold had them consume his monastery brews. Because of this, many people in his church survived the plague.   The same happened with the outbreak of cholera, only this time, the epidemic was all around Belgium and Europe except in Oudenburg.   Nobody in the town got sick. There are many depictions of St Arnold with a mashing rake in his hand, to identify him.   He is honoured in July with a parade in Brussels on the “Day of Beer.”

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Steenbrugge Dubbel Bruin with the picture St Arnulf

Miracles that were reported at his tomb were investigated and approved by a council at Beauvais in 1121.   St  Arnold’s relics were translated to the church of Saint Peter, Oudenburg in 1131.arnold-of-soissons-2322904c-1898-4ce8-8ed5-0045c930eee-resize-750

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Memorials of the Saints – 14 August

St Maximillian Kolbe OFM Conv (1894 -1941) “Martyr of Charity” (Memorial)
Dearest St Max!
https://anastpaul.com/2018/08/14/saint-of-the-day-14-august-st-maximilian-kolbe-priest-and-martyr-1894-1941-prisoner-16670/
And more here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/saint-of-the-day-14-august-st-maximillian-kolbe-ofm-conv-martyr-of-charity-and-apostle-of-consecration-to-mary/

Bl Aimo Taparelli
St Antony Primaldo
St Arnold/Arnulf of Soissons (1040-1087)
St Athanasia of Timia
St Callistus of Todi
St Demetrius of Africa
St Domingo Ibáñez de Erquicia
St Eberhard of Einsiedeln
St Eusebius of Palestine
St Eusebius of Rome
St Fachanan of Ross
St Francisco Shoyemon
Bl Juliana Puricelli
St Marcellus of Apamea
Bl Sanctes Brancasino
St Ursicius of Nicomedia
St Werenfridus
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Martyred in the Spanish Civil War: 11 Beati
• Blessed Ángel de la Red Pérez
• Blessed Antonio María Martín Povea
• Blessed Basilio González Herrero
• Blessed Ezequiél Prieto Otero
• Blessed Joaquín Frade Eiras
• Blessed Jocund Bonet Mercadé
• Blessed José García Librán
• Blessed Ricardo Atanes Castro
• Blessed Segundo Pérez Arias
• Blessed Vicente Rubiols Castelló