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Santa Maria della Querce / Our Lady of the Oak, Lucignano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy (1417) and Memorials of the Saints – 18 September

Santa Maria della Querce / Our Lady of the Oak, Lucignano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy (1417) – Third Sunday of September, 8 August :

The Story:
https://anastpaul.com/?s=our+lady+of+the+oak

Blessed Ambrosio María de Torrent (Salvador Chuliá Ferrandis) TC (1866-1936) Priest and Martyr, Friar and Priest of The Amigonian Friars. He was a man of deep piety, a devotee of the Eucharist, a great apostle of the confessional and a competent director of souls.
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/09/18/saint-of-the-day-18-september-blessed-ambrosio-maria-de-torrent-salvador-chulia-ferrandis-tc-1866-1936-priest-and-martyr/

St Ariadne
St Eumenius Thaumaturgus
St Eustorgius of Milan (Died c 349) Bishop
St Ferreolus the Tribune
St Ferreolus of Limoges
St Hygbald
St Irene of Egypt

St Joseph of Cupertino OFM Conv. (1603-1663) Religious Priest of the First Order of St Francis and Friar, Mystic, Confessor, Miracle-worker.
If ever a tiny child began life with nothing in his favour it was Joseph of Cupertino; he had only one hopeful and saving quality—that he knew it. … – Read on and be ashamed, for this is a Saint before the Throne of God!
All about the this holy Flying Saint here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/saint-of-the-day-18-september-st-joseph-of-cupertino-o-f-m-conv-1603-1663/

St Józef Kut

St Juan Macias OP (1585-1645) Dominican Lay Friar, Mystic, Apostle of Charity and Prayer, MiracleWorker.
About St Juan:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/09/18/saint-of-the-day-18-september-st-juan-macias-o-p-1585-1645/

St Oceano of Nicomedia

St Richardis (839-c 895) Holy Roman Empress, Benedictine Abbess.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/09/18/saint-of-the-day-18-september-saint-richardis-839-c-895/

St Sophia of Egypt

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
• Blessed Ambrosio María de Torrent (Salvador Chuliá Ferrandis)
• Blessed Carlos Eraña Guruceta
• Blessed Fernando García Sendra
• Blessed Jacinto Hoyuelos Gonzalo
• Blessed Jesus Hita Miranda
• Blessed José García Mas
• Blessed José María Llópez Mora
• Blessed Justo Lerma Martínez
• Blessed Salvador Fernández Pérez
• Blessed Vicente Gay Zarzo
• Blessed Vicente Jaunzarás Gómez

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Memorials of the Saints – 18 September

Blessed Ambrosio María de Torrent (Salvador Chuliá Ferrandis) TC (1866-1936) Priest and Martyr
St Ariadne
St Dominic Trach Doai
St Eumenius Thaumaturgus
St Eustorgius of Milan
St Ferreolus the Tribune
St Ferreolus of Limoges
St Hygbald
St Irene of Egypt
St Joseph of Cupertino OFM Conv. (1603-1663)
All about the this holy Flying Saint here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/saint-of-the-day-18-september-st-joseph-of-cupertino-o-f-m-conv-1603-1663/

St Józef Kut
St Juan Macias OP (1585-1645)
About St Juan:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/09/18/saint-of-the-day-18-september-st-juan-macias-o-p-1585-1645/

St Oceano of Nicomedia
Saint Richardis (839-c 895)
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/09/18/saint-of-the-day-18-september-saint-richardis-839-c-895/
St Sophia of Egypt

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
• Blessed Ambrosio María de Torrent (Salvador Chuliá Ferrandis)
• Blessed Carlos Eraña Guruceta
• Blessed Fernando García Sendra
• Blessed Jacinto Hoyuelos Gonzalo
• Blessed Jesus Hita Miranda
• Blessed José García Mas
• Blessed José María Llópez Mora
• Blessed Justo Lerma Martínez
• Blessed Salvador Fernández Pérez
• Blessed Vicente Gay Zarzo
• Blessed Vicente Jaunzarás Gómez

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Saint of the Day – 18 September – Saint Richardis (839-c 895)

Saint of the Day – 18 September – Saint Richardis (839-c 895) Holy Roman Empress, Benedictine Abbess – born in 839 at Andlau, Alsace, France and died in c 895 at Andlau, Alsace, France of natural causes.   Patronages – Andlau, protection against fire.   She was renowned for her piety and was the first abbess of Andlau.   Repudiated by her husband, Richardis later became a Christian model of devotion and just rule.

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A depiction of St Richardis and Herrad of Landsberg in Hohenburg Abbey, Alsace, France.

 

She was born in Alsace, the daughter of Erchanger, count of the Nordgau, of the family of the Ahalolfinger.   She married Charles in 862 and was crowned with him in Rome by Pope John VIII in 881.   The marriage was childless.

Charles’ reign was marked by internal and external strife, caused primarily by the constant plundering of Norman raiders on the northern French coast.   These attacks had intensified as the aggressors, no longer content to pillage the coastline, had moved their attentions to cities and towns along the rivers.   The Carolingian world was unable to effectively deal with these external threats.

By 887, Charles appears to have succumbed to fits of madness.   During this crisis, Richardis attempted to rule in her husband’s stead but was unsuccessful.   In an effort to bring down the over-powerful and hated Liutward, Charles’ Archchancellor, he and Richardis were accused by Charles and his courtiers of adultery.   Charles asserted that their marriage was unconsummated and demanded a divorce.   She was put to the ordeal by fire, which she passed successfully.

Protected by her family, she then withdrew to Andlau Abbey, which she had founded on her ancestral lands in 880 and where her niece Rotrod was abbess.   (Richardis herself was previously lay abbess of religious houses at Säckingen and Zurich).   She died at Andlau on 18 September and was buried there.

Richardis was later Canonised and remains translated in November 1049 by Pope Leo IX to a more impressive tomb in the newly rebuilt abbey church.   The present tomb dates from 1350.123img-Saint-Richardis-of-Andlou.jpg