OCTOBER 21 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, October 21, 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. Margaret Clitherow ["The Pearl of York"] (English, illegal convert at 18, wife, mother of two priests and a nun, martyred by being pressed to death on Good Friday, 1586 [canonized 1970])
St. Ursula and ten companions (British, virgins, martyred in Germany, 4th century)
St. Wendelin of Tholey (Irish or Scottish shepherd, hermit, abbot, d. 617)
St. Viator of Lyons (French, hermit, c. 390)
St. Agatho (Egytian, hermit, abbot, 4th century)
St. Asterius of Ostia (Italian, martyr, c. 223)
St. Berthold of Parma [Bertoldo] (Italian, Benedictine brother, d. 1111)
St. Cilinia of Laon [Celine] (French, mother of two bishops, c. 458)
St. Condedus (English, hermit, Benedictine monk, c. 690)
St. Dasius, Zoticus, Caius, and twelve companions (Italian, soldiers, martyrs, c. 303)
St. Finton of Taghmon [Finian] (Irish, abbot, c. 635)
St. Malchus of Chalcis (Syrian, hermit, c. 390)
St. Maurontus of Marseilles (French, Benedictine abbot, bishop, c. 804)
Bl. Peter Capucci of Tiferno (Italian, Dominican priest, miracle-worker, d. 1445)
St. Tuda of Lindisfarne (Irish, Benedictine abbot, bishop, d. 664)
St. Gebizo of Monte Cassino (German, Benedictine monk in Italy, c. 1087)
Bl. Gundisalvus of Lagos (Portuguese, Augustinian monk, preacher, d. 1422)
St. Hilarion of Gaza (Palestinian, hermit, abbot, miracle-worker, d. 371 in Cyprus)
St. Hugh of Ambronay (French, Benedictine abbot, c. 10th century)
Bl. Imana of Loss [Imaine] (French, Cistercian abbess, d. 1270)
St. John Thwing of Bridlington (English, Augustinian Canon, prior, d. 1379)

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 21, 2001

Answers

St. Margaret Clitherow, when asked to confess her crimes before execution, said:
"I die for the love of my Lord Jesu."

-- (_@_._), October 21, 2001.

Jmj

On October 21, 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. Agatho (Egytian, hermit, abbot, 4th century)
St. Asterius of Ostia (Italian, martyr, c. 223)
St. Berthold of Parma [Bertoldo] (Italian, Benedictine brother, d. 1111)
St. Cilinia of Laon [Celine] (French, mother of two bishops, c. 458)
St. Condedus (English, Benedictine monk in France, hermit, c. 690)
St. Dasius, Zoticus, Caius, and twelve companions, of Nicomedia (Italian, soldiers, martyrs, c. 303)
St. Finton of Taghmon [Finian] (Irish, abbot, c. 635)
St. Gebizo of Monte Cassino (German, Benedictine monk in Italy, c. 1087)
Bl. Gonzalo of Lagos [Gonšalo] (Portuguese, Augustinian monk, preacher, d. 1422)
St. Hilarion of Gaza (Palestinian, hermit, abbot, miracle-worker, d. 371 in Cyprus)
St. Hugh of Ambronay (French, Benedictine abbot, c. 10th century)
Bl. Imana of Loss [Imaine] (French, Cistercian abbess, d. 1270)
St. John Thwing of Bridlington (English, Augustinian Canon, prior, d. 1379)
St. Malchus of Chalcis (Syrian, hermit, c. 390)
St. Maurontus of Marseilles (French, Benedictine abbot, bishop, c. 804)
Bl. Peter Capucci of Tiferno [Pietro] (Italian, Dominican priest, miracle-worker, d. 1445)
St. Tuda of Lindisfarne (Irish, Benedictine abbot, bishop, d. 664)
St. Ursula and ten companions, of Cologne (British, virgins, martyred in Germany, 4th century)
St. Viator of Lyons (French, hermit, c. 390)
St. Wendelin of Tholey (Irish or Scottish shepherd, hermit, abbot, d. 617)

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 21, 2003.


Late in 2003 and early in 2004, Pope John Paul II beatified sixteen servants of God. The following one was assigned this calendar day for yearly commemoration.

Bl. Laura of St. Catherine of Siena Montoya y Upegui of Jericˇ (Colombian, teacher, missionary, founder and superior of Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Immaculate Mary and of Saint Catherine of Siena, defender of South American Indian rights, died at age 70 in 1944 [beatified 2004])

-- (jfgecik@spamfreeHotmail.com), May 07, 2004.


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