OCTOBER 11 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, October 11, 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. Alexander Sauli (Italian, Barnabite priest, teacher, Superior General, bishop, d. 1592)
St. Andronicus (Ephesian, soldier, martyred by stabbing after being mauled by arena animals c. 304)
St. Germanus of Besancon (French, bishop, marytred by Arians c. 390)
St. Gratus (French, bishop, c. 506)
St. Gummarus (Belgian, soldier, hermit, d. 774)
Bl. James Grissinger (German, soldier, Dominican brother, painter of church windows for fifty years, d. 1491)
St. Juliana of Pavilly (French, Benedictine abbess, c. 750)
St. Placid (early martyr)

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/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), October 11, 2001

Answers

St. Alexander Sauli was the spiritual director of St. Charles Borromeo.

-- (_@_._), October 11, 2001.

John,Is St. Canice, Ireland d.c.603 honored today in Church?

David S

-- David S (asdzxc8176@aol.com), October 11, 2001.


Sorry, David, but I must have missed your question a year ago. I will answer it now!


[Here are some October 11 saints/blesseds to be added to those listed in the opening message:]

St. Agilbert of Paris (French, Benedictine monk, bishop in England and France, c. 685)
St. Anastasius, Placid, Genesius and companions (priest and others, early martyrs)
St. Ansilio of Lagny (French, Benedictine monk, 7th century)
St. Bruno of Cologne (Dutch, imperial chancellor, duke, archbishop, d. 965)
St. Canice of Kilkenny (Irish, monk-priest in Wales, missionary in Scotland, abbot in Ireland, c. 599)
St. Emilian of Rennes (French, hermit)
St. Eufridus of Alba (Italian, Benedictine monk, 7th century)
St. Firminus of Uzs (French, bishop, d. 553)
Bl. Pope John XXIII [Giuseppe Roncalli] (Italian, bishop's secretary, medical corpsman in World War I, archbishop as diplomat in Bulgaria/Turkey/Greece/France, cardinal archbishop of Venice, elected to papacy in 1958, convened Second Vatican Council, reigned until death in 1963 [beatified 2000])
St. Maria Desolata Torres Acosta [baptized Emanuela] (Spanish, superior of Handmaids of Mary, d. 1887 [canonized 1970])
St. Nectarius (Constantinopolitan [Turkish], patriarch, d. 397)
Sts. Nicasius, Quirinus, Scubiculus, and Pientia (Roman ... missionary bishop, priest, deacon, and disciple in France ... martyred c. 285)
Bl. Peter Tuy (Vietnamese, priest, martyred at age 70 by beheading in 1833 [beatified 1900])
St. Placida of Verona (Italian, virgin, c. 460)
Sts. Probus and Tarachus (Pamphylian [Turkish] and Roman, tortured and martyred by stabbing in 304)
St. Sarmata (Egyptian, desert hermit [disciple of St. Antony], d. 357)
St. Zenaida and Philonilla (from Asia Minor [Turkish], sisters related to St. Paul, martyred in 1st century)

JFG

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), October 11, 2002.


Jmj

On October 11, 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. Agilbert of Paris (French, Benedictine monk, bishop in England and France, c. 685)
St. Alexander Sauli of Milan [Alessandro] (Italian, Barnabite priest, teacher, Superior General, bishop, d. 1592 [canonized 1904])
St. Anastasius, Placid, Genesius, and companions (priest and others, early martyrs)
St. Andronicus of Ephesus (from Asia Minor [Turkish], soldier, martyred by stabbing after being mauled by arena animals c. 304)
St. Ansilio of Lagny (French, Benedictine monk, 7th century)
St. Bruno of Cologne (Dutch, imperial chancellor, duke, archbishop, d. 965)
St. Canice of Kilkenny [also known as Kenneth] (Irish, monk-priest in Wales, missionary in Scotland, abbot in Ireland, c. 599)
St. Emilian of Rennes (French, hermit)
St. Eufridus of Alba (Italian, Benedictine monk, 7th century)
St. Firminus of Uzes (French, bishop, d. 553)
St. Germanus of Besancon (French, bishop, marytred by Arians c. 390)
St. Gratus of Oloron (French, bishop, c. 506)
St. Gummarus of Emblehem (Belgian, soldier, hermit, d. 774)
Bl. James Grissinger of Ulm [Jakob] (German, soldier, Dominican brother, painter of church windows for fifty years, d. 1491)
Bl. Pope John XXIII Roncalli of Sotto il Monte [baptized Angelo Giuseppe (Angelo Joseph)] (Italian, bishop's secretary, medical corpsman in World War I, archbishop as diplomat in Bulgaria/Turkey/Greece/France, cardinal archbishop of Venice, elected to papacy in 1958, convened Second Vatican Council, reigned until death in 1963 [beatified 2000])
St. Juliana of Pavilly (French, Benedictine abbess, c. 750)
St. Mary of the Desolation Torres Acosta of Madrid [Maria Soledad] [baptized Emanuela] (Spanish, superior of Handmaids of Mary, d. 1887 [canonized 1970])
St. Nectarius of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [Turkish], patriarch, d. 397)
Sts. Nicasius, Quirinus, Scubiculus, and Pientia, of Rome (Italian ... missionary bishop, priest, deacon, and disciple in France ... martyred c. 285)
St. Peter Le Tuy of Bang Son (Vietnamese, priest, martyred at age 70 by beheading in 1833 [canonized 1988])
St. Placida of Verona (Italian, virgin, c. 460)
Sts. Probus of Side and Tarachus of Claudiopolis (Pamphylian [Turkish] and Roman, tortured and martyred by stabbing in 304)
St. Sarmata (Egyptian, desert hermit [disciple of St. Antony], d. 357)
St. Zenaida and Philonilla of Tarsus (from Asia Minor [Turkish], sisters related to St. Paul, martyred in 1st century)

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), October 12, 2003.


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