December 18 -- today's saints

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Today, December 18, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- saints whose souls are now in heaven:

Sts. Augustine Moi, Peter Duong, Peter Truat, and Paul Mi (Vietnamese, catechists, refused to trample a crucifix, martyred by strangling in 1838)
St. Auxentius of Mopsuestia (Cilician [Turkish], emperor's guard, bishop, c. 321)
St. Bodagisil (French, abbot, d. 588)
St. Desideratus of Fontenelle (French, Benedictine monk, c. 700)
St. Flannan of Killaloe (Irish, missionary monk, bishop, prayed the psalter [150 psalms] daily, 7th century)
St. Gatian of Tours (French, bishop, c. 337)
St. Mawnan of Cornwall
St. Moysetes (African, martyred c. 250)
Sts. Quintus, Simplicius, and companions (African, martyred c. 255)
Sts. Rufus and Zosimus (Syrian?, martyred [thrown to wild beasts] in Rome c. 107)
St. Samthann of Clonbroney (Irish, nun, d. 739)
Sts. Theotimus and Basilian (Syrian, early martyrs)
Sts. Victurus, Victor, Victorinus, Adjutor, Quartus, and 30 companions (African, early martyrs)
St. Winebald (English, son of King St. Richard, missionary, Benedictine abbot, d. 761 in Germany)

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 18, 2001

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-- (_@_._), December 18, 2001.

Jmj

On December 18, 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:

Sts. Adjutor, Victurus, Victor, Victorinus, Quartus, and 30 companions (Northwest African, early martyrs)
St. Augustine Nguyen Van Moi of Ph˙ Trang [Augustin˘ Nguyen Van Moi] (Vietnamese, laborer, Dominican tertiary, refused to trample crucifix, strangled at about age 33 in 1839 [canonized 1988])
St. Auxentius of Mopsuestia (Cilician [Turkish], emperor's guard, bishop, c. 321)
St. Bodagisil (French, abbot, d. 588)
St. Desideratus of Fontenelle (French, Benedictine monk, c. 700)
St. Flannan of Killaloe (Irish, missionary monk, bishop, prayed the psalter [150 psalms] daily, 7th century)
St. Gatian of Tours (French, bishop, c. 337)
St. Mawnan of Cornwall (English?)
St. Moysetes (African, martyred c. 250)
St. Paul Nguyen Van My of Ke Non [Phaol˘ Nguyen Van My] (Vietnamese, layman, strangled at about age 40 in 1838 [canonized 1988])
St. Peter Truong Van Duong of Ke So [Phŕr˘ Truong Van đuong] (Vietnamese, catechist, strangled at about age 30 in 1838 [canonized 1988])
St. Peter Vu Van Truat of Ke Thiec [Phŕr˘ Vu Van Truat] (Vietnamese, catechist, died at about age 22 in 1838 [canonized 1988])
Sts. Quintus, Simplicius, and companions (African, martyred c. 255)
Sts. Rufus and Zosimus of Antioch (Syrian?, martyred [thrown to wild beasts] in Rome c. 107)
St. Samthann of Clonbroney (Irish, nun, d. 739)
Sts. Theotimus and Basilian of Laodicea (Syrian, early martyrs)
St. Winebald of Wessex (English, son of King St. Richard, missionary, Benedictine abbot, d. 761 in Germany)

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 18, 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. Nemesia Valle of Aosta [baptized Giulia (Julia)] (Italian, member of Sisters of Charity, teacher, novice mistress for 500 women, superior at age 40, died at age 69 in 1916 [beatified 2004])

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


St. Agustine Moi's feast day is on December 19 dummies

-- Anonamas (hunter_hottie437@hotmail.com), March 10, 2005.

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