December 15 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, December 15, 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. John Discalceat (French, stone mason, Franciscan priest, d. 1349)
St. Julia (Italian, Camaldolese nun)
Bl. Mary Frances Schervier (German, foundress of Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis, nursed U.S. Civil War wounded, cured of asthma at Lourdes, d. 1876 [beatified 1974])
St. Nino ["Apostle of Georgia"] (female slave, c. 320)
St. Silvia (Constantinopolitan [Turkish], fighter of heresies, c. 420)
St. Urbicus (French, hermit, died in Spain c. 805)
St. Irenaeus, Anthony, Theodore, Saturninus, Victor, and 17 companions (Roman, martyred c. 258)
St. Adalbero (French, Benedictine monk, bishop, d. 1005)

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), December 15, 2001

Answers



-- (_@_._), December 15, 2001.

Hi, John.

Does our Holy Church celebrate the feastdays of St. Valerian d.457, Bishop, and St. Paul of Latros d.956 hermit, and St. Mary di Rosa b.1813 d. 1885 on December 15.

God Bless You.

David S

-- David S (asdzxc8176@aol.com), December 15, 2001.


Jmj

Thanks, David.

For St. Maria di Rosa, please see the December 14 thread. One of my sources places her memorial on that day, though that may have been an error.

I am grateful to you for these two additions:

St. Paul of Latros (from Asia Minor [Turkish], Byzantine hermit, d. 956)
St. Valerian (African, bishop, martyred [exposed to elements at age 80] by Arian heretics in 457)

God bless you.
John

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), December 17, 2001.


Jmj

On December 15, 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. Adalbero of Metz (French, Benedictine monk, bishop, d. 1005)
Bl. Antony Grassi of Fermo [Antonio] ["Angel of Peace"] (Italian, Oratorian priest, d. 1671 [beatified 1900])
Bl. Charles Steeb of Tubingen (German, convert from Lutheranism in Italy, priest, co-founded Institute of the Sisters of Mercy, d. 1856 [beatified 1975])
St. Florentius of Bangor (Irish, abbot, 7th century)
St. Irenaeus, Anthony, Theodore, Saturninus, Victor, and 17 companions, of Rome (Italian, martyred c. 258)
St. John the Barefoot of Rennes [Jean Discalceat] (French, stone mason, Franciscan priest, d. 1349)
Bl. Joseph Manyanet y Vives of Tremp [Josť] (Spanish, priest, founded Congregation of the Sons of the Holy Family and the Sons of the Nazareth Family, d. 1901 [beatified 1984])
St. Julia of Arezzo (Italian, Camaldolese nun)
Bl. Mary Frances Schervier of Aachen [Maria Franziska] (German, foundress of Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis, nursed U.S. Civil War wounded, cured of asthma at Lourdes, d. 1876 [beatified 1974])
St. Mary of the Crucifix di Rosa of Brescia [Maria Crocifisa] [baptized Paula Francesca Maria (Paula Frances Mary)] (Italian, noblewoman, virgin, co-foundress of Handmaids of Charity, served needy 25 years to death at 42, d. 1855 [canonized 1954])
St. Maximinus of Micy (French, abbot, d. 520)
St. Nino of Bodbe ["Apostle of Georgia"] (female slave, c. 320)
St. Paul of Latros (from Asia Minor [Turkish], Byzantine hermit, d. 956)
St. Silvia of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [Turkish], fighter of heresies, c. 420)
St. Urbicus of Bordeaux (French, hermit, died in Spain c. 805)
St. Valerian of Abbenza (African, bishop, martyred [exposed to elements at age 80] by Arian heretics in 457)
St. Virginia Bracelli of Genoa [nee Centurione] (Italian, widow, co-founded Congregation of Daughters of Mount Calvary, d. 1651 [canonized 2003])

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), December 15, 2003.


Correction: I mistakenly included the name of one "blessed" who is actually commemorated on December 17 (according to most information sources): Bl. Joseph Manyanet y Vives of Tremp

-- (jfgecik@hotmail.com), December 17, 2003.


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