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Memorials of the Saints – 8 July

St Abraham the Martyr
Bl Adolf IV of Schauenburg
St Pope Adrian III
St Ampelius of Milan
St Apollonius of Benevento
Sts Aquila & Priscilla – the Tentmakers
About:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/07/08/saints-of-the-day-8-july-priscilla-and-aquila/

St Arnold
St Auspicius of Toul
St Auspicius of Trier
Brogan of Mothil
St Colman of Thuringia
St Doucelin
St Edgar the Peaceful
Bl Pope Eugene III
Blessed Giulio of Montevergine (Died 1601)
St Glyceria of Heraclea
St Grimbald
St Ioannes Wu Wenyin
St Ithier of Nevers
St Killian (c 640-689) Martyr
St Killian’s Story:
https://anastpaul.com/2017/07/08/saint-of-the-day-8-july-st-killian/
St Landrada
Bl Mancius Araki Kyuzaburo
St Morwenna
St Pancras of Taormina
Bl Peter the Hermit
Blessed Peter Vigne (1670-1740)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/07/08/saint-of-the-day-8-july-saint-peter-vigne-1670-1740/
St Procopius of Ceasarea
St Sunniva of Bergen
St Thibaud de Marly
St Totnan of Thuringia

Abrahamite Monks/Martyrs of Constantinople: A group of monks in a monstery founded by Saint Abraham of Ephesus. Martyred in the iconoclast persecutions of emperor Theophilus. In c 835 in Constantinople.

Martyrs of Shanxi – 7 saints: In 1898 seven sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary were sent to the Shanxi diocese in China to serve the poor in hospitals and care for the unwanted or other destitutes in orphanages. They were –
• Anne-Catherine Dierks
• Anne-Francoise Moreau
• Clelia Nanetti
• Irma Grivot
• Jeanne-Marie Kuergin
• Marianna Giuliani
• Pauline Jeuris
There they all died in one of the periodic crackdowns against foreign missionaries.
They were beheaded on 9 July 1900 at Taiyuanfu, China- Beatified on 24 November 1946 by Pope Pius XII and Canonised on 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II.

Martyrs of Syrmium – 5 saints: Five Christians martyred together for their faith. We know nothing else about them but the names – Cecilia, Eperentius, Eraclius, Sostratus and Spirus. They were martyred in the 4th century in Syrmium, Pannonia (modern Serbia).

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Memorials of the Saints – 8 July

St Abraham the Martyr
Bl Adolf IV of Schauenburg
St Pope Adrian III
St Ampelius of Milan
St Apollonius of Benevento
Sts Aquila & Priscilla – the Tentmakers
About:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/07/08/saints-of-the-day-8-july-priscilla-and-aquila/

St Arnold
St Auspicius of Toul
St Auspicius of Trier
Brogan of Mothil
St Colman of Thuringia
St Doucelin
St Edgar the Peaceful
Bl Pope Eugene III
St Glyceria of Heraclea
St Grimbald
St Ioannes Wu Wenyin
St Ithier of Nevers
St Killian (c 640-689) Martyr
St Killian’s Story:
https://anastpaul.com/2017/07/08/saint-of-the-day-8-july-st-killian/
St Landrada
Bl Mancius Araki Kyuzaburo
St Morwenna
St Pancras of Taormina
Bl Peter the Hermit
Bl Peter Vigne (1670-1740)
St Procopius of Ceasarea
St Sunniva of Bergen
St Thibaud de Marly
St Totnan of Thuringia

Abrahamite Monks/Martyrs of Constantinople: A group of monks in a monstery founded by Saint Abraham of Ephesus. Martyred in the iconoclast persecutions of emperor Theophilus. In c 835 in Constantinople.

Martyrs of Shanxi – 7 saints:   In 1898 seven sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary were sent to the Shanxi diocese in China to serve the poor in hospitals and care for the unwanted or other destitutes in orphanages.   They were –
• Anne-Catherine Dierks
• Anne-Francoise Moreau
• Clelia Nanetti
• Irma Grivot
• Jeanne-Marie Kuergin
• Marianna Giuliani
• Pauline Jeuris
There they all died in one of the periodic crackdowns against foreign missionaries.
They were beheaded on 9 July 1900 at Taiyuanfu, China- Beatified on 24 November 1946 by Pope Pius XII and Canonised on 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II.

Martyrs of Syrmium – 5 saints: Five Christians martyred together for their faith. We know nothing else about them but the names – Cecilia, Eperentius, Eraclius, Sostratus and Spirus.   They were martyred in the 4th century in Syrmium, Pannonia (modern Serbia).

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One Minute Reflection – 8 July

One Minute Reflection – 8 July

I bear with all of this for the sake of those whom God has chosen..2 Timothy 2:10

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REFLECTION – “Patience has distinctive qualities that discourses do not possess. All who bear their cross with patience, eloquently proclaim Jesus Christ.”………….St Alphonsus Liguori

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PRAYER – Heavenly Father, teach me to be patient under the crosses that come my way. Let my silent example speak vlumes to others and lead them to faith in Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. St Killian, you worked tirelessly and patiently for the glory of the Kingdom, please intercede for us all, amen.

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Saint of the Day – 8 July – St Killian

Saint of the Day – 8 July – St Killian Bishop, Martyr, Missionary, “Apostle of Franconia”(nowadays the northern part of Bavaria) – (c.640 in Mullagh, County Cavan, Ireland – Martyred on 8 July 689).   Patronages – against rheumatism, against gout, whitewashers, Bavaria, Germany, archdiocese of Paderborn, Germany, diocese of Würzburg, Germany, Tuosist, County Kerry, Ireland (staging point for his mission to mainland Europe).  Attributes – bishop being murdered with two priests, bishop holding a crozier and sword, bishop holding a large sword and standing between two priests, with Saint Colman and and Saint Totnan.

Kilian, Tichard King (-1974)

St Killian was born to the Irish nobility.   He became a Monk at the monastery of Hy and is thought to have become the abbot.  He was appointed as Bishop and travelled throughout Ireland.    With eleven companions, he became a missionary through Gaul to Würzburg, Germany whose people he found to be pagan and whom he resolved to convert.  On a pilgraimage to Rome, Italy in 686 he received papal authority for his mission;   Pope Conon ordained him as a missionary bishop.   Kilian then returned to Würzburg in 687 with Saint Colman and Saint Totnan.   With them, he evangelised East Franconia and East Thuringia, areas in modern Bavaria, Germany, converted Duke Gozbert and a large part of Gozbert’s subjects.

After Duke Gozbert converted, Killian explained that the duke’s marriage with Geilana, his brother’s widow, was unlawful.   He secured the duke’s promise to leave her, which made an enemy of pagan Geilana.   She plotted against the saint and caused the murder of him, Colman and Totnan, and the burial of their corpses, sacred vessels, vestments and holy writings at the crime scene.   When the duke returned to her, Geilana denied knowing the location of the missionaries.   The actual murderer went mad, confessed his crime and died miserably.   Geilana herself eventually died insane.

martyrdom of st killian with Saint Colman and and Saint Totnan

Kilian 1989 card
1989 German Stamp honouring St Killian, St Colman and St Totnan

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Kilian’s good work did not long survive him.   When Saint Boniface arrived in Thuringia, he found evidence of his predecessor’s influence.   The relics of the martyrs, after cures had brought fame to their burial place, were transferred to the Church of Our Lady in 743 by Saint Burchard, first Bishop of Würzburg.   After Burchard obtained Pope Zachary’s permission for their public veneration, they were solemnly transferred, probably on 8 July 752, to the newly finished Cathedral of the Saviour.   Later they were buried in Saint Kilian’s vault in the new cathedral erected on the spot where tradition says they were martyred.   His skull is still preserved, is bejewelled and is processed on his feast day. Killian’s copy of the New Testament was preserved in Würzburg Cathedral until 1803, and since then has been in the university library.

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Würzburg Cathedral