February 4 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, February 4, 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. Aldate (English, 5th centuy)
St. Andrew Corsini (Italian, Carmelite prior and provincial, bishop, d. 1373)
Sts. Aquilinus, Geminus, Gelasius, Magnus, and Donatus (Italian, martyred in 3rd century)
St. Aventinus of Troyes (French, hermit, d. 538)
St. Aventinus of Chartres (French, bishop, c. 520)
St. Eutychius (Roman, tortured and martyred [thrown into well] in 4th century)
St. Gillebert of Limerick (Irish, bishop, d. 1140)
St. Isidore of Pelusium (Egyptian, hermit, abbot, theologican, author of over 2,000 extant letters, c. 450)
St. Joan of Valois [Jeanne] (French, princess, co-foundress of Order of the Annonciades [contemplative nuns], d. 1505 [canonized 1950])
Bl. John Speed (English, layman who helped priests, marytyred by Elizabethans in 1594)
St. John de Britto (Portuguese, nobleman, Jesuit priest, missionary to central Asia, may have converted 10,000 Hindus, martyred [dismembered and beheaded] in India in 1693 [canonized 1947])
St. Joseph Desideri of Leonissa [baptized Eufranio] (Italian, Capuchin Franciscan priest, converted highway bandits, missionary to Muslims, chaplain to galley slaves, d. 1612)
St. Liephard (English, bishop?, martyred in 649)
St. Modan (Irish, abbot in Scotland, hermit, 6th century?)
St. Nicholas Studites (Cretan, abbot, died in Turkey in 863)
St. Nithard of Corbie (German, Benedictine monk, missionary, martyred by Swedish pagans in 845)
Bl. Obitius of Brescia (Italian, knight, Benedictine monk, c. 1204)
St. Phileas, Philoromus, and companions (Egyptian ... bishop, official, and others ... tortured and marytred by beheading c. 305)
Bl. Rabanus Maurus (German, headmaster of school, Benedictine abbot, bishop, fed hundreds of poor daily, religious writer and poet [composed Veni, Creator Spiritus], d. 856)
St. Rembert of Bremen (Belgian, monk, missionary to Scandinavia, bishop in Germany, d. 888)
Bl. Simon of St.-Bertin (French, Benedictine abbot, d. 1148)
St. Theophilus the Penitent (Cilician [Turkish], archdeacon, c. 538)
St. Vincent of Troyes (French, bishop, c. 546)
St. Vulgis of Lobbes (French, Benedictine abbot, bishop, c. 760)

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), February 04, 2002

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Jmj

On February 4, 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. Aldate of Gloucester (British, 5th centuy)
St. Andrew Corsini of Florence [Andrea] (Italian, Carmelite prior and provincial, bishop, d. 1373) Sts. Aquilinus, Geminus, Gelasius, Magnus, and Donatus, of Fossombrone (Italian, martyred in 3rd century)
St. Aventinus of Troyes (French, hermit, d. 538)
St. Aventinus of Chartres (French, bishop, c. 520)
St. Eutychius of Rome (Italian, tortured and martyred [thrown into well] in 4th century)
St. Gillebert of Limerick (Irish, bishop, d. 1140)
St. Isidore of Pelusium (Egyptian, hermit, abbot, theologican, author of over 2,000 extant letters, c. 450)
St. Joan of Valois [Jeanne] (French, princess, co-foundress of Order of the Annonciades [contemplative nuns], d. 1505 [canonized 1950])
Bl. John Speed of Durham (English, layman who helped priests, marytyred under Elizabeth I in 1594 [beatified 1929])
St. John of Britto [Jo„o de Britto] (Portuguese, nobleman, Jesuit priest, missionary to central Asia, may have converted 10,000 Hindus, martyred [dismembered and beheaded] in India in 1693 [canonized 1947])
St. Joseph Desideri of Leonissa [Giuseppe] [baptized Eufranio] (Italian, Capuchin Franciscan priest, converted highway bandits, missionary to Muslims, chaplain to galley slaves, d. 1612)
St. Liephard (British, bishop?, martyred in 649)
St. Modan of Dryburgh (Irish, abbot in Scotland, hermit, 6th century?)
Bl. Nicholas Hermansson of Skšnninge [Niklas] (Swedish, bishop, d. 1391)
St. Nicholas Studites of Canea (Cretan, abbot, died in Turkey in 863)
St. Nithard of Corbie (German, Benedictine monk, missionary, martyred by Swedish pagans in 845)
Bl. Obitius of Brescia [Obizio] (Italian, knight, Benedictine monk, c. 1204)
St. Phileas of Thmuis, Philoromus of Alexandria, and companions (Egyptian ... bishop, official, and others ... tortured and marytred by beheading c. 305)
Bl. Rabanus Maurus of Mainz (German, headmaster of school, Benedictine abbot, bishop, fed hundreds of poor daily, religious writer and poet [composed Veni, Creator Spiritus], d. 856)
St. Rembert of Bremen (Belgian, monk, missionary to Scandinavia, bishop in Germany, d. 888)
Bl. Simon of Saint-Bertin (French, Benedictine abbot, d. 1148)
St. Theophilus the Penitent of Adana (Cilician [Turkish], archdeacon, c. 538)
St. Vincent of Troyes (French, bishop, c. 546)
St. Vulgis of Lobbes (French, Benedictine abbot, bishop, c. 760)

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), February 04, 2004.


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