February 13 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, February 13, 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. Agabus (Israelite, prophet [Acts 11 and 21], martyred in Syria in 1st century)
St. Aimo of Meda (Italian, c. 790)
Bl. Archangela Girlani [baptized Eleanor] (Italian, Carmelite prioress, mystic, d. 1494)
Bl. Beatrix of d'Ornacieux (French, Carthusian nun, mystic, d. 1309)
St. Benignus of Todi (Italian, priest, martyred c. 303)
St. Castor (German, monk, d. 389)
St. Catherine dei Ricci [baptized Alexandrina] (Italian, Dominican prioress, mystic, stigmatist, d. 1590)
Bl. Christina Camozzi of Spoleto (Italian, dissolute youth, penitent, died in 1458 at age 23)
St. Dyfnog (Welsh, 7th century)
St. Ermengild of Ely (English, princess, mother of two, widow, Benedictine abbess, d. 703)
Bl. Eustochium of Padua (Italian, Benedictine nun, d. 1469)
St. Fulcran of Lodeve (French, bishop for more than 50 years, d. 1006)
Sts. Fusca and Maura (Italian, 15-year-old girl and her nurse, martyred c. 250)
St. Gilbert of Meaux (French, bishop, d. 1009)
St. Gosbert of Osnabruck (German, Benedictine bishop, c. 859)
St. Huna of Ely (English, Benedictine priest, hermit, c. 690)
Bl. John Lantrua of Triora [Giovanni] (Italian, Franciscan missionary friar, martyred by strangling in China in 1816)
St. Julian of Lyons (French, early martyr)
St. Licinius of Angers (French, courtier, bishop, c. 618)
St. Martinian (Palestinian, hermit, miracle worker, c. 400)
St. Modomnoc O'Neil (Irish, beekeeper, monk, bishop, c. 550)
Bl. Paul Lieou (Chinese, layman, martyred by strangling in 1818)
Bl. Paul Loc (Vietnamese, priest, martyred by beheading in 1859)
St. Polyeuctus of Melitene (Roman?, military officer, tortured and martyred by beheading in Armenia c. 250)
St. Stephen of Lyons (French, bishop, d. 512)
St. Stephen of Rieti (Italian, abbot, c. 590)

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 13, 2002

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Jmj

On February 13, 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. Agabus of Jerusalem (Israelite, prophet [Acts 11 and 21], martyred in Syria in 1st century)
St. Aimo of Meda (Italian, c. 790)
Bl. Archangela Girlani of Trino [baptized Eleanora] (Italian, Carmelite prioress, mystic, d. 1494)
Bl. Beatrice of Ornacieux [Beatrix] (French, Carthusian nun, mystic, d. 1309)
St. Benignus of Todi (Italian, priest, martyred c. 303)
St. Castor (German, monk, d. 389)
St. Catherine dei Ricci of Florence [Catarina] [baptized Alexandrina] (Italian, Dominican prioress, mystic, stigmatist, d. 1590)
Bl. Christine Camozzi of Spoleto [Cristina] (Italian, dissolute youth, penitent, died in 1458 at age 23)
St. Dyfnog (Welsh, 7th century)
St. Ermengild of Ely (British, princess, mother of two, widow, Benedictine abbess, d. 703)
Bl. Eustochium of Padua (Italian, Benedictine nun, d. 1469)
St. Fulcran of Lodeve (French, bishop for more than 50 years, d. 1006)
Sts. Fusca and Maura, of Ravenna (Italian, 15-year-old girl and her nurse, martyred c. 250)
St. Gilbert of Meaux (French, bishop, d. 1009)
St. Gosbert of Osnabruck (German, Benedictine bishop, c. 859)
St. Huna of Ely (British, Benedictine priest, hermit, c. 690)
Bl. John Lantrua of Triora [Giovanni] (Italian, Franciscan missionary friar, martyred by strangling in China in 1816)
St. Julian of Lyons (French, early martyr)
St. Licinius of Angers (French, courtier, bishop, c. 618)
St. Martinian of Caesarea (Palestinian, hermit, miracle worker, c. 400)
St. Modomnoc O'Neil (Irish, beekeeper, monk, bishop, c. 550)
St. Paul Liu Han-zuo of Lezi (Chinese, priest, martyred at age 41 in 1819 [canonized 2000])
St. Paul L Van Lc of An-nhon (Vietnamese, priest, martyred by beheading in 1859 [canonized 1988])
St. Polyeuctus of Melitene (Roman?, military officer, tortured and martyred by beheading in Armenia c. 250)
St. Stephen of Lyons (French, bishop, d. 512)
St. Stephen of Rieti (Italian, abbot, c. 590)

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 11, 2004.


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