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Saint of the Day – 22 May – St Beuvon (Died 986)

Saint of the Day – 22 May – St Beuvon (Died 986) Pilgrim, Apostle of the poor, Hermit, Knight – also known as St Bobo of Provence, Bovo, Beuve, Bobone.   Born in Provence, France and died on 22 May 986 near Voghera, Pavia, Italy of a fever while on a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy. He is known only from the anonymous biography Vita sancti Bobonis.   Patronages – Vogerea, Italy and bobo header

Beuvon was born around 940 of two nobles, Adelfrido and Odelinda.   It is said that Beuvon was nobilissimis et christianis parentibus natus, that is, born of the most noble and most Christian parents.   They had a castle at Noyers-sur-Jabron in the southeastern region of France, which is where Beuvon was born.

That castle is gone, but each year there is some kind of celebration with cattle on his feast day about where it stood, on account of Beuvon’s being the patron saint of cattle.

Beuvon  was a knight of Provence who helped to conquer Saracen pirates who were invading and raiding the coast.   He is also believed to have fought in the Battle of Tourtour in 973.   At some point during his military career, he experienced the truth of the horror of war and renounced his former life to become a pilgrim and a hermit, devoted to the care of orphans and widows.   He responded to the inner call of the Gospel, leaving behind his family’s wealth for a life of poverty.   Thereafter, he did his best fighting with the Gospel, converting a good number of the Saracens.   He responded to violence by means of bobo as soldier

After the loss of his brother, he went on a Pilgrimage to Rome and died at Voghera in Lombardy.   He was buried in Voghera, his grave becoming a site of many miracles.   His relics were enshrined in Voghera in bobo sculpture

St Beuvon , pray for us, that we might fight evil in our day as you did in yours.

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Memorials of the Saints – 22 May

St Rita of Cascia (1386-1457) (Optional Memorial)
About St Rita:

St Aigulf of Bourges
St Atto of Pistoia
St Aureliano of Pavia
St Ausonius of Angoulême
St Baoithin of Ennisboyne
St Basiliscus of Pontus
St Beuvon (Died 986)
St Boethian of Pierrepont
St Castus the Martyr
St Conall of Inniscoel
Bl Diego de Baja
Bl Dionisio Senmartin
St Emilius the Martyr
St Faustinus the Martyr
St Francisco Salinas Sánchez
St Fulgencio of Otricoli
Bl Fulk of Castrofurli
Bl Giacomo Soler
Bl Giusto Samper
St Helen of Auxerre
St Humility of Faenza
Bl John Baptist Machado
Bl John Forest OFM (1471-1538) Martyr of Oxford University
St John of Parma
St José Quintas Durán
St Julia (5th century) Martyr
Her Life and Death:

St Lupo of Limoges
St Marcian of Ravenna
St Margaret of Hulme
Bl Pedro of the Assumption
St Quiteria
St Romanus of Subiaco
St Timothy the Martyr
St Venustus the Martyr

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
• Blessed Francisco Salinas Sánchez
• Blessed José Quintas Durán