AUGUST 26 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, August 26, the Catholic Church honors, in a special way, the following friends of God, saints whose souls are now in heaven:

St. Alexander of Bergamo (Italian centurion, martyr)
St. Herluin (French Benedictine monk, abbot, d. 1078)
St. Irenaeus of Rome (martyred by drowning c. 258)
St. Jeanne Elizabeth des Bichier des Anges (Daughters of the Cross of Saint Andrew, d. 1838)
St. John Bassano (French priest, d. 1445)
St. John of Caramola (French, Benedictine hermit, Cistercian monk in Italy, d. 1339)
St. Margaret of Faenza (Italian, Benedictine nun and abbess, d. 1330)
St. Teresa de Gesu Jornet y Ibars (Spanish, teacher, d. 1897 [canonized 1974])

If you have anything to share about these holy people, please reply now -- biographical episodes, prayers through their intercession, the fact that one is your patron saint -- whatever moves you. If you are interested in one of these saints and want to find out more about him, please ask. Information is sometimes available on the Internet.

All you holy men and women, saints of God, pray for us.
God bless you.
John

-- J. F. Gecik (jgecik@amdg.ihs), August 26, 2001

Answers

Correction to one line above:
St. Jeanne Elizabeth des Bichier des Anges (French, foundress of Daughters of the Cross of Saint Andrew, d. 1838)

-- (jgecik@amdg.ihs), August 26, 2001.

[Here are some August 26 saints/blesseds to be added to those listed in the opening message:]

St. Abundius (Roman, martyred by drowning c. 258)
St. Adrian of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor [Turkish], imperial courtier, early martyr)
St. Bregwin of Canterbury (German, Benedictine monk in England, archbishop, d. 765)
St. Elias of Siracusa (Sicilian, Benedictine monk, bishop, d. 660)
St. Felix of Pistoia (Italian, hermit, 9th century)
St. Gelasinus of Heliopolis (Phoenician [Lebanese], actor, martyred by stoning in 297)
St. Pandwina of Ettisley (Scottish or Irish, princess, Benedictine nun in England, c. 904)
St. Pelagia (widow, d. 584)
St. Rufinus of Capua (Italian, bishop, 5th century)
St. Secundus of Ventimiglia (Italian?, soldier, martyred in 3rd century)
Sts. Simplicius, Constantius, and Victorian (father and sons, martyred c. 161)
Bl. Thomas Percy (English, father of four, courtier, martyred [beheaded] by Elizabethans in 1572)
Bl. Timothy of Montecchio (Italian, Franciscan friar, d. 1504)
St. Victor of Cerezo (Spanish, missionary priest in North Africa, martyred [crucified] by Moslems in Algeria c. 950)
Bl. Vyevain of York (English, bishop, d. 1285)
Pope St. Zephyrinus (Roman, elected to papacy in 199, reigned until death in 217)

[Note: "St. Herluin," mentioned at the top, is actually Blessed Herluin.]

JFG

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), August 26, 2002.


Hey John, is this the official 'closing the circle' of a one year effort on your part? Have you hit the orginal start date from last year?

Cool.

-- Emerald (emerald1@cox.net), August 26, 2002.


Hi, Emerald.
I see that David has "topped" the August 8 thread, to show you the starting point. I'm taking a second crack at most of the August threads, though, because they were missing a lot of saints and blesseds in 2001. There may be some in September too. I haven't looked ahead.
From time to time, I will update other threads, because our good pope performs so many beatifications and canonizations.
JFG

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), August 26, 2002.

Jmj

On August 26, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- saints and blesseds whose souls are now in heaven:

St. Abundius of Rome (Italian, martyred by drowning c. 258)
St. Adrian of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor [Turkish], imperial courtier, early martyr)
St. Alexander of Bergamo (Italian, centurion, martyr)
St. Bregwin of Canterbury (German, Benedictine monk in England, archbishop, d. 765)
Bl. Dominic Barberi of Palanzano [Domenico] (Italian, shepherd, orphan at age 8, Passionist priest in Belgium and England, received John Henry Newman into the Church, d. 1849 [beatified 1963])
St. Elias of Siracusa (Sicilian, Benedictine monk, bishop, d. 660)
St. Felix of Pistoia (Italian, hermit, 9th century)
St. Gelasinus of Heliopolis (Phoenician [Lebanese], actor, martyred by stoning in 297)
Bl. Herluin of Bec (French, Benedictine monk, abbot, d. 1078)
St. Irenaeus of Rome (martyred by drowning c. 258)
St. Joan Elizabeth des Bichier des Anges of Le Blanc [Jeanne Elisabeth] (French, foundress of Daughters of the Cross of Saint Andrew, d. 1838 [canonized 1947])
St. John Bassano of Besanšon [Jean] (French, priest, d. 1445)
St. John of Caramola (French, Benedictine hermit, Cistercian monk in Italy, d. 1339)
St. Margaret of Faenza [Margherita] (Italian, Benedictine nun and abbess, d. 1330)
St. Pandwina of Ettisley (Scottish or Irish, princess, Benedictine nun in England, c. 904)
St. Pelagia (widow, d. 584)
St. Rufinus of Capua (Italian, bishop, 5th century)
St. Secundus of Ventimiglia (Italian?, soldier, martyred in 3rd century)
Sts. Simplicius, Constantius, and Victorian (father and sons, martyred c. 161)
St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet e Ibars of Aytona [Teresa de Jesus] (Spanish, teacher, d. 1897 [canonized 1974])
Bl. Thomas Percy of Northumberland (English, father of four, courtier, martyred [beheaded] at about age 44 under Elizabeth I in 1572 [beatified 1895])
Bl. Timothy of Montecchio [Timoteo] (Italian, Franciscan friar, d. 1504)
St. Victor of Cerezo (Spanish, missionary priest in North Africa, martyred [crucified] by Moslems in Algeria c. 950)
Bl. Vyevain of York (English, bishop, d. 1285)
Pope St. Zephyrinus of Rome (Italian, elected to papacy in 199, reigned until death in 217)

If you have anything to share about these holy people, please reply now -- biographical episodes, prayers through their intercession, the fact that one is your patron -- whatever moves you. If you are interested in one of these saints or blesseds and want to find out more about him/her, please ask. Information is sometimes available on the Internet.

All you holy men and women, saints of God, pray for us.
God bless you.
John

-- J. F. Gecik (jfgecik@hotmail.com), August 26, 2003.



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