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The Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost, Within the All Saints Octave, Notre-Dame de Valfleury / Our Lady of Valfleury, France (800), Nostra Signora del Suffragio / Our Lady of Suffrage (For the Souls in Purgatory)and Memorials of the Saints – 6 November

The Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost
Within the All Saints Octave

Notre-Dame de Valfleury / Our Lady of Valfleury, France (800) – 6 November:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/11/06/notre-dame-de-valfleury-our-lady-of-valfleury-france-800-and-memorial-of-the-saints-6-november/

Nostra Signora del Suffragio / Our Lady of Suffrage (For the Souls in Purgatory)

St Atticus
St Barlaam of Novgorod
Bl Beatrice of Olive
Bl Christina of Stommeln
St Demetrian of Cyprus
St Edwen of Northumbria
St Efflam of Brittany
St Emilian of Faenza
St Erlafrid of Hirschau
St Felix of Fondi
St Felix of Genoa
St Felix of Thynissa
St Illtyd
St Israel of Limoges

St Leonard of Noblac (c 496-559) Monk, Hermit, Abbot, Miracle-worker.
About St Leonard:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/saint-of-the-day-st-leonard-of-noblac-c496-559/

St Leonard of Reresby
Bl Leonianus of Autun
St Melaine of Rennes
St Paul of Constantinople
St Pinnock
St Protasius of Lausanne
St Severus of Barcelona
Bl Simon of Aulne
St Stephen of Apt
St Theobald of Dorat
Bl Thomas Ochia Jihyoe
St Valentine of Genoa
St Victor Chumillas-Fernández

St Winnoc of Wormhoult (Died 716/717) Abbot, Miracle-worker
Biography
:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/11/06/saint-of-the-day-6-november-saint-winnoc-of-wormhoult-died-716-717/

Martyrs of Antioch – 10 Saints: Ten Christians murdered together by Arabs after their seizure of Antioch, Syria. No names or other details about them have come down to us. 637 in Antioch, Syria.

Martyrs of Gaza – 9 Saints: A group of Christian soldiers who were captured by Saracens invading the area of Gaza in Palestine. When the men continued to profess their Christianity, they were executed. We know the names of some of the Martyrs – Himerius, John (2 of them), Kallinikos (Callinoco), Paul, Peter, Stephen and Theodore (2 of them). They were beheaded in Gaza, Palestine.

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Saint of the Day – 6 November – Saint Winnoc of Wormhoult (Died 716/717)

Saint of the Day – 6 November – Saint Winnoc of Wormhoult (Died 716/717) Abbot, miracle-worker. Born in the 7th Century in Wales and died on 6 November in 716 or 717 at Wormhoult, Belgium of natural causes. Patronages – against fever, against whooping cough, millers. Also known as – Winnoc of Flanders, Winnoc of Wormhoudt, Vinocus, Vinnoco, Winnow, Winoc, Winocus, Winok, Wunnoc, Winnok. Additional Memorials – 18 September (translation of relics) and 20 February (exaltation of Saint Winnoc).

The Roman Martyrology states today: “In the territory of Thérouanne in Austrasia, in today’s France, Saint Vinnoco, Abbot, who, of Breton origin, was welcomed by Saint Bertino among the Monks of Sithieu and then founded, with the work of his own hands, the Monastery of Wormhoudt.

Winnoc is generally called a Breton but the Bollandist, Charles de Smedt shows, that he was more probably of Welsh origin. He is said to have been of noble birth, of the same house as the Kings of Domnonia. Some sources state that Winnoc’s father was Saint Judicael. He may have been raised and educated in Brittany, since his family had fled there to escape the Saxons. He is said to have founded the Church and parish of St Winnow in Cornwall, although this toponym may be connected with Saint Winwaloe.

Winnoc came to Flanders, to the Monastery of Saint-Omer, then ruled by St Bertin, with three companions and was soon sent to found, at Wormhoult, a dependent cell or priory. It is not known what rule, Columbanian or Benedictine, was followed ,at this time, in the two Monasteries.

When enfeebled by old age, St Winnoc received supernatural assistance in the task of grinding grain for his brethren and the poor. The mill ground the grain automatically due to the intercession of the Saint’s prayers. A Monk who, out of curiosity, came to see how the old man did so much work, was struck blind but healed by the Saint’s intercession. Many other miracles followed his death, which occurred on 6 November 716 or 717 (we only know the year from a fourteenth century tradition).

The popularity of St Winnoc’s cultus is attested by the frequent insertion of his name in liturgical documents and the numerous translations of his relics as well as the four hagiographies written of his life. He was originally buried at Wormhoult but his relics were translated to Bergues-Saint-Winnoc in 899. It is said that people who stood along the route taken by the Monks were reported to have been cured of many illnesses, especially coughs and fevers. His relics were invoked against drought. The Monastery was burned by Protestants in 1558. Some of Winnoc’s relics were destroyed.

His feast is kept on 6 November, that of his translation on 18 September; a third, the Exaltation of St Winnoc, on 20 February.

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Notre-Dame de Valfleury / Our Lady of Valfleury, France (800) and Memorial of the Saints – 6 November

Notre-Dame de Valfleury / Our Lady of Valfleury, France (800) – 6 November:

The title traces its origins to the image of the Black Madonna at Valfleury (Loire), France, near St Etienne and St Chamond south of Lyons and is venerated annually on 6 November.

The original Statue, in wood, dates to Christmas 800 when the image was found in a broom bush. Pilgrimages began as early as the eighth century, almost ceased entirely during the years of the plagues that struck the region and resumed in earnest again in 1629. The Shrine is a Church partially underground that had appeared in the written records by the end of the tenth century. Entrance to the Church is at the base of a massive rock formation, on top of which, stands the Romanesque tower of the 12th century and steeple. Among the unique features of the Church are 22 steps cut from the rock inside the entrance. A number of frescoes depict eventS in Christ’s life. The miraculous cures of a child on a pilgrimage was reported to have occurred in the Chapel in 1842. In 1854, Pope Pius IX granted the pilgrimage of Vals, a plenary indulgence.

Benedictine Monks established a priory there and called the place “valley flowers.” In 1625, the Congregation of Saint Vincent de Paul succeeded them. They established a mission house and took care of the pilgrimage Church which replaced the original Shrine and was erected in 1809.

St Atticus
St Barlaam of Novgorod
Bl Beatrice of Olive
Bl Christina of Stommeln
St Demetrian of Cyprus
St Edwen of Northumbria
St Efflam of Brittany
St Emilian of Faenza
St Erlafrid of Hirschau
St Felix of Fondi
St Felix of Genoa
St Felix of Thynissa
St Illtyd
St Israel of Limoges

St Leonard of Noblac (c 496-559) Monk, Hermit, Abbot, Miracle-worker.
About St Leonard: https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/saint-of-the-day-st-leonard-of-noblac-c496-559/

St Leonard of Reresby
Bl Leonianus of Autun
St Melaine of Rennes
St Paul of Constantinople
St Pinnock
St Severus of Barcelona
Bl Simon of Aulne
St Stephen of Apt
St Theobald of Dorat

St Théophane Vénard MEP (1829-1861) Priest Martyr, Missionary.
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/11/06/saint-of-the-day-6-november-saint-jean-theophane-venard-m-e-p-1829-1861-martyr/

St Valentine of Genoa
St Victor Chumillas-Fernández
St Winnoc of Wormhoult (Died 716/717) Abbot

Martyrs of Antioch – 10 saints: Ten Christians murdered together by Arabs after their seizure of Antioch, Syria. No names or other details about them have come down to us. 637 in Antioch, Syria.

Martyrs of Gaza – 9 saints: A group of Christian soldiers who were captured by Saracens invading the area of Gaza in Palestine. When the men continued to profess their Christianity, they were executed. We know the names of some of the martyrs – Himerius, John (2 of them), Kallinikos (Callinoco), Paul, Peter, Stephen and Theodore (2 of them). They were beheaded in Gaza, Palestine.

Martyrs of Spain – 498 saints and beati: – Martyred Franciscan Capuchins of Barcelona – 26 beati
Martyred Vincentians of Spain – 14 beati