La Madonna della Riconciliazione e della Pace / Our Lady of Reconciliation and Peace, Balestrino Italy (1949) – 4 October
St Francis of Assisi OFM (c 1181–1226) In 1224 he received the stigmata during the apparition of Seraphic angels in a religious ecstasy making him the first recorded person in Christian history to bear the wounds of Christ’s Passion. He died during the evening hours of 3 October 1226, while listening to a reading he had requested of Psalm 142 (141). He was Canonised less than 2 years after his death, on 16 July 1228, by Pope Gregory IX. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.
St Adauctus of Ephesus
Bl Alfonso Tabela
St Ammon the Great (c 286-c 348) Hermit, Layman, Ascetic, Founder of one of the most celebrated monastic communities in Egypt. He was one of the most venerated ascetics of the Nitrian Desert and Saint Athanasius mentions him in his life of Saint Anthony.
St Caius of Corinth
St Callisthene of Ephesus
St Crispus of Corinth
St Damaris of Athens
St Diogenes of Milan
Bl Julian Majali
St Lucius of Alexandria
St Peter of Damascus
St Petronius (Died c 450) Bishop of Bologna
About St Petronius:
St Quintius of Tours
Martyrs of Alexandria: A group of Christians, men and women, young and old, murdered together for their faith. The only names that have come down to us are the brothers Mark and Marcian.
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