February 10 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, February 10, 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. Scholastica of Nursia (Italian, twin sister of St. Benedict, first Benedictine nun, c. 543)
Bl. Alexander Baldrati of Lugo (Italian, Dominican friar, tortured and martyred [hacked to pieces] by Muslims on an island in 1645)
Bl. Aloysius Stepinac of Zagreb [Alojzije Viktor Stepinac] (Croatian, soldier, cardinal archbishop, defended human rights against Nazis and Communists, imprisoned for five years, died [possibly murdered by poisoning] in 1960 [beatified 1998])
Sts. Andrew and Aponius (Israelite, martyred during persecution [Acts 12] in 1st century)
St. Austreberta of Pavilly (French, Benedictine abbess, miracle-worker, visionary d. 704)
St. Baldegundis (French, abbess, c. 580)
Bl. Clare of Agolanti (Italian, noblewoman, Franciscan tertiary, widow, d. 1344)
St. Desideratus of Clermont (French, bishop, 6th century)
St. Erluph of Werden (Irish, missionary bishop in Germany, martyred by pagans in 830)
Bl. Eusebius of Murano (Spanish, ambassador, Camaldolese monk on Venetian island, d. 1501)
Bl. Hugh of Fosse (Belgian, Norbertine priest and superior general, d. 1164)
Bl. Paganus (Sicilian, Benedictine monk, hermit, d. 1423)
St. Prothadius of Besanšon (French, bishop, d. 624)
St. Salvius of Albelda (Spanish, Benedictine abbot, d. 962)
St. Silvanus of Terracina (Italian, bishop)
St. Soteris (Roman, noblewoman, virgin, tortured and martyred [beheaded] in 304)
St. Trumwin of Whitby (English, Benedictine monk, bishop, c. 700)
St. William of Maleval (French, soldier, Benedictine hermit in Italy, d. 1157)
Sts. Zoticus, Irenaeus, Hyacinth, Amantius, and six companions (soldiers, martyred in Rome in 120)

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 10, 2002

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Jmj

On February 10, 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. Scholastica of Nursia (Italian, twin sister of St. Benedict, first Benedictine nun, c. 543)

Bl. Alexander Baldrati of Lugo [Alessandro] (Italian, Dominican friar, tortured and martyred [hacked to pieces] by Muslims on an island in 1645)
Bl. Aloysius Stepinac of Zagreb [Alojzije Viktor] (Croatian, soldier, cardinal archbishop, defended human rights against Nazis and Communists, imprisoned for five years, died [possibly murdered by poisoning] in 1960 [beatified 1998])
Sts. Andrew and Aponius, of Bethlehem (Israelite, martyred during persecution [Acts 12] in 1st century)
St. Austreberta of Pavilly (French, Benedictine abbess, miracle-worker, visionary d. 704)
St. Baldegundis of Poitiers (French, abbess, c. 580)
Bl. Clare Agolanti of Rimini [Chiara] (Italian, noblewoman, Franciscan tertiary, widow, d. 1344)
St. Desideratus of Clermont (French, bishop, 6th century)
St. Erluph of Werden (Irish, missionary bishop in Germany, martyred by pagans in 830)
Bl. Eusebius of Murano [Eusebio] (Spanish, ambassador, Camaldolese monk on Venetian island, d. 1501)
Bl. Hugh of Fosse (Belgian, Norbertine priest and superior general, d. 1164)
Bl. Josephine Vannini of Rome [baptized Giuditta (Judith)] (Italian, virgin, founded Congregation of the Daughters of St. Carmillus, d. 1911 [beatified 1994])
Bl. Paganus (Sicilian, Benedictine monk, hermit, d. 1423)
St. Prothadius of Besanšon (French, bishop, d. 624)
St. Salvius of Albelda (Spanish, Benedictine abbot, d. 962)
St. Silvanus of Terracina (Italian, bishop)
St. Soteris of Rome (Italian, noblewoman, virgin, tortured and martyred [beheaded] in 304)
St. Trumwin of Whitby (British, Benedictine monk, bishop, c. 700)
St. William of Maleval [Guillaume] (French, soldier, Benedictine hermit in Italy, d. 1157)
Sts. Zoticus, Irenaeus, Hyacinth, Amantius, and six companions (soldiers, martyred in Rome in 120)

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 10, 2004.


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