February 18 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, February 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:

Bl. Agatha Lin Chao (Chinese, virgin, school teacher, martyred by beheading in 1858)
Bl. Agnes De (Vietnamese, virgin, martyred [died in prison] in 1841)
Bl. Andrew Nam-Thung (Vietnamese, village mayor, catechist, exiled, d. 1855)
St. Angilbert of Centula (French, son-in-law of Charlemagne, Benedictine abbot, d. 814)
St. Charalampias and five companions (from Asia Minor [Turkish] ... priest, two soldiers, three women ... martyred in 203)
St. Colman of Lindisfarne (Irish, bishop, d. 676)
Sts. Constance, Attica, and Artemia (virgins, martyred in 354)
St. Flavian of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [Turkish], patriarch [archbishop], d. 449)
St. Helladius of Toledo (Spanish, court minister, abbot, archbishop, d. 632)
Bl. John Peter [Jean-Pierre Nel] and Bl. Martin (French and Chinese, missionary priest and catechist in China, martyred by beheading in 1862)
Bl. John Pibush (English, priest, martyred [hanged] by Elizabethans in 1601)
Sts. Leo and Paregorius (from Asia Minor [Turkish], martyred c. 260)
Sts. Lucius, Silvanus, Tutilus, Classicus, Secundinus, Fructuosus, and Maximus (African, early martyrs)
St. Simeon of Jerusalem (Israelite, possibly a kinsman of Jesus, bishop, tortured and martyred by crucifixion c. 107)
St. Theotonius of Coimbra (Spanish, parish priest, Augustinian abbot in Portugal, d. 1166)
Bl. William Harrington (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] by Elizabethans in 1594)

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 18, 2002

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Jmj

On February 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:

St. Agatha Lin Zao of Ma-Tchang (Chinese, virgin, school teacher, catechist, martyred [beheaded] at age 41 in 1858 [canonized 2000])
St. Agnes Le Thi Thanh of Bai-Den (Vietnamese, virgin, martyred [died in prison] in 1841 [canonized 1988])
St. Andrew Nguyn Kim Thong of G Thi (Vietnamese, village mayor, catechist, exiled, martyred [dehydration, exposure, exhaustion on forced march] in 1855 [canonized 1988])
St. Angilbert of Centula (French, son-in-law of Charlemagne, Benedictine abbot, d. 814)
St. Charalampias and five companions, of Magnesia (from Asia Minor [Turkish] ... priest, two soldiers, three women ... martyred in 203)
St. Colman of Lindisfarne (Irish, bishop, d. 676)
Sts. Constance, Attica, and Artemia (virgins, martyred in 354)
St. Flavian of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [Turkish], patriarch [archbishop], d. 449)
Bl. Gertrude Comensoli of Biennio [Geltrude] [baptized Catarina (Catherine)] (Italian, founded Institute of the Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament, d. 1903 [beatified 1989])
St. Helladius of Toledo (Spanish, court minister, abbot, archbishop, d. 632)
Sts. John Peter Nel of Sainte-Catherine-sur-Riverie [Jean-Pierre] and Martin Wu Xue-Sheng of Chuchangbo (French and Chinese, missionary priest and catechist in China, martyred by beheading in 1862 [canonized 2000])
Bl. John Pibush of Thirsk (English, priest, martyred [hanged] at about age 34 under Elizabeth I in 1601 [beatified 1929])
Sts. Leo and Paregorius, of Patara (from Asia Minor [Turkish], martyred c. 260)
Sts. Lucius, Silvanus, Tutilus, Classicus, Secundinus, Fructuosus, and Maximus (African, early martyrs)
St. Simeon of Jerusalem (Israelite, possibly a kinsman of Jesus, bishop, tortured and martyred by crucifixion c. 107)
St. Theotonius of Coimbra [Teotonio] (Spanish, parish priest, Augustinian abbot in Portugal, d. 1166)
Bl. William Harrington of Mount St. John (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] at about age 27 under Elizabeth I in 1594)

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 19, 2004.


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