SEPTEMBER 24 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, September 24, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- saints whose souls are now in heaven:

St. Gerard Sagredo (Italian, Benedictine abbot, bishop in Hungary, martyred by stabbing in 1046)
St. Geremarus (French, abbot, later hermit, c. 658)
St. Isarnus of Toulouse (French, abbot, d. 1048)
St. Pacificus of Severino (Italian, Franciscan priest, teacher, parish missionary, lame/deaf/blind contemplative for last 29 years, d. 1721)

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), September 24, 2001

Answers



-- (_@_._), September 24, 2001.

[Here is a September 24 saint to be added to those listed in the opening message:]

St. Erinhard (French, monk and prior, d. 739)

On this date, the Blessed Virgin Mary is also honored:
as Our Lady of Mercy (or Our Lady of Ransom) [especially in Spain],
as Our Lady of Walsingham [especially in England].

JFG

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), September 24, 2002.


Jmj

On September 24, 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. Anathalon of Milan (companion of St. Barnabas, bishop, 1st century)
Sts. Andochius and Thyrsus of Smyrna and St. Felix of Autun (from Asia Minor (2) and France missionary priest, deacon, and merchant in France, tortured and martyred in 2nd century)
Bl. Anthony Martin Slomsek of Ponikva [Anton] (Slovenian, educator, bishop in Austria, d. 1862 [beatified 1999, first Slovene beatified])
St. Bercthun of Beverley (French, Benedictine abbot, d. 733)
Holy Martyrs of Chalcedon (from Asia Minor, 49 choir members, martyred in 394)
Sts. Chuniald and Gislar (Irish or Scottish, missionaries in Germany and Austria, 7th century)
Bl. Columba Gabriel of Stanislawow [baptized Joanna Matylda (Jane Matilda)] (Ukrainian, founded Benedictine Sisters of Charity, died in Italy in 1926 [beatified 1993])
St. Erinhard of Normandy (French, monk and prior, d. 739)
St. Gerard Sagredo of Venice [Gerardo] (Italian, Benedictine abbot, bishop in Hungary, martyred by stabbing in 1046)
St. Geremarus of Beauvais (French, abbot, later hermit, c. 658)
St. Isarne of Toulouse (French, abbot, d. 1048)
St. Pacifico of San Severino (Italian, Franciscan priest, teacher, parish missionary, lame/deaf/blind contemplative for last 29 years, d. 1721)
St. Paphnutius and companions (Egyptian, martyred in 303)
Bl. Robert Hardesty of Yorkshire (English, layman, martyred by hanging under Elizabeth I in 1589 [beatified 1987])
St. Rusticus of Clermont (French, bishop, d. 446)
Bl. William Spenser of Gisburn (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 34 under Elizabeth I in 1589 [beatified 1987])

On this date, the Blessed Virgin Mary is also honored
under the title Our Lady of Mercy (or Our Lady of Ransom) [especially in Spain], and
under the title Our Lady of Walsingham [especially in England].

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), September 24, 2003.


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