OCTOBER 24 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, October 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:

Bl. John Angelo Porro (Italian, Servite priest, hermit, d. 1504)
St. Joseph Thi (Vietnamese, army captain, martyred by strangling in 1860 [canonized 1988])
St. Martin of Vertou (French, hermit, abbot, d. 601)

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 (jfgecik@hotmail.com), October 25, 2001

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-- (_@_._), October 25, 2001.

John,

Thanks for going back and telling us who Our Holy Catholic Church honors on the days that the forum was down!

Is Oct. 24 the feastday of St. Anthony Claret, Spain, d 1870?

God Bless you John.

David S

-- David S (asdzxc8176@aol.com), October 25, 2001.


Jmj

Hello, David S. Thanks for your help. I don't know how this great saint was overlooked, so I will give him "extra space" today:

St. Anthony Mary Claret [Antonio Maria Claret y Clara] (Spanish, priest, retreat master, missionary, founder of the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary [commonly called Claretians] and of the Teaching Sisters of Mary Immaculate, archbishop in Cuba, confessor to queen of Spain, prophet and miracle-worker, preacher of 10,000 sermons, author of 200 works, spread devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady, d. 1870 in a French Cistercian monastery at age 63)

St. James, pray for us.
God bless you.
John

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), October 25, 2001.


John,

Thank You for giving St. Anthony Claret extra space tonight! I think he deserves anything that is possible after giving 10000 sermons! That is equal to giving a Sermon everyday for over 27 years without ever missing a day.

God Bless St. Claret.

David S

-- David S (asdzxc8176@aol.com), October 25, 2001.


[Here is an October 24 blessed to be added to the one listed in the opening message:]

Bl. Luigi Guanella (Italian, parish priest, founder of Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, founder of Servants of Charity, built institute for handicapped, aided immigrants in U.S., d. 1915 [beatified 1964])

JFG

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), November 28, 2002.



Jmj

On October 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. Anthony Mary Claret y Clara of Sallent [Antonio Maria] (Spanish, priest, retreat master, missionary, founder of the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary [commonly called Claretians] and of the Teaching Sisters of Mary Immaculate, archbishop in Cuba, confessor to queen of Spain, prophet and miracle-worker, preacher of 10,000 sermons, author of 200 works, spread devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady, died in a French Cistercian monastery at age 63 in 1870 [canonized 1950])

St. Bernard of Manso Calv, (Spanish, Cistercian abbot, bishop, d. 1243)
St. Cadfarch (Welsh, 6th century)
St. Ebregislus of Cologne (German, bishop, martyred in 5th century)
King St. Elesbaan (Ethiopian, ruler, hermit, c. 555)
Sts. Felix, Januarius, Fortunatus, and Septimus (martyred in 303)
St. Felix of Thibiuca (African, bishop, martyred in 303)
St. Fromundus of Coutances (Irish, Benedictine abbot, missionary bishop in France, c. 690)
Bl. John Angelo Porro of Milan [Giovanni] (Italian, Servite priest, hermit, d. 1504)
St. Joseph L Dang Thi of Ke Van (Vietnamese, army captain, martyred by strangling at about age 35 in 1860 [canonized 1988])
Bl. Louis Guanella of Fraciscio di Campodolcino [Luigi] (Italian, parish priest, founder of Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, founder of Servants of Charity, built institute for handicapped, aided immigrants in U.S., d. 1915 [beatified 1964])
St. Maglorius of Lammeur (Welsh, abbot, bishop in France, d. 586)
St. Marcius of Monte Cassino (Italian, Benedictine monk, hermit, d. 679)
St. Martin of Vertou (French, hermit, abbot, d. 601)
Holy Martyrs of Nadjran [also known as "St. Aretas and companions"] (Ethiopians in Yemen, chief and his community of 340, martyred [burned] by Jews in 523)
St. Proclus of Constantinople (Constantinopolitan [Turkish], patriarch, opposed Nestorian heresy, c. 446)
St. Senoch of Tiffauges (French, abbot, 6th century)
Bl. Tadhg MacCarthy of Munster (Irish, bishop, died at age 37 in 1492 [beatified 1895])

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 24, 2003.


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