April 20 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, April 20, 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. Agnes of Montepulciano (Italian, Franciscan sister from age 9, abbess from age 15 to 35, Dominican prioress, visionary, d. 1317 [incorruptible])
King St. Caedwalla (Welsh, warlike king of Wessex, abdicated to convert, died at about age 30 in 689 in Rome just days after baptism by pope)
Bl. Dominic Vernagalli of Pisa (Italian, Camaldolese monk, d. 1218)
Bl. Francis Page (Belgian, Jesuit priest in England, martyred by Elizabethans in 1602 [beatified 1929])
St. Gundebert (French, courtier, monk in Ireland, martyred by pagan invaders in 8th century)
Bl. Harduin of Fontenelle (French, Benedictine monk, copyist of the Church Fathers, hermit, d. 811)
St. Heliane (Italian, virgin, 9th century)
St. Hugh of Anzy-le-Duc (French, Benedictine prior, c. 930)
Bl. James Bell and Bl. John Finch (English, priest and married farmer/catechist, tortured and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] by Elizabethans in 1584 [beatified 1929])
Bl. John of Grace-Dieu (French, Cistercian abbot, d. 1280)
Sts. Marcellinus of Embrun, Vincent, and Domninus (African, priest and missionaries in France, c. 374)
St. Marcian of Auxerre (French, monk, shepherd, c. 488)
Bl. Margaret of Amelia (Italian, Benedictine abbess, mystic, d. 1666)
Bl. Robert Watkinson (English, priest, martyred by Elizabethans in 1602 [beatified 1929])
Blessed Simon Rinalducci of Todi (Italian, Augustinian provincial, d. 1322)
Sts. Sulpicius and Servilian (Roman, martyred by beheading c. 117)
St. Theodore Trichinas (Constantinopolitan [Turkish], hermit, c. 330)
St. Theotimus of Tomi (Romanian, missionary bishop, d. 407)
Sts. Victor, Zoticus, Zeno, Acindynus, Caesareus, Severian, Chrysophorus, Theonas, and Antoninus (from Asia Minor [Turkish], martyred c. 303)

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), April 20, 2002

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Jmj

On April 20, 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. Agnes of Montepulciano [Agnese] (Italian, Franciscan sister from age 9, abbess from age 15 to 35, Dominican prioress, visionary, d. 1317 [incorruptible])
Bl. Anthony Page of Harrow (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 28 under Elizabeth I in 1593 [beatified 1987])
King St. Caedwalla (Welsh, warlike king of Wessex, abdicated to convert, died at about age 30 in 689 in Rome just days after baptism by pope)
Bl. Claire Bosatta of Pianello [Clara] (Italian, virgin, religious of the Institute of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, d. 1887 [beatified 1991])
Bl. Dominic Vernagalli of Pisa [Domenico] (Italian, Camaldolese monk, d. 1218)
Bl. Francis Page of Antwerp (Belgian, Jesuit priest in England, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1602 [beatified 1929])
St. Gundebert (French, courtier, monk in Ireland, martyred by pagan invaders in 8th century)
Bl. Harduin of Fontenelle (French, Benedictine monk, copyist of the Church Fathers, hermit, d. 811)
St. Heliane of Lauriano (Italian, virgin, 9th century)
St. Hugh of Anzy-le-Duc (French, Benedictine prior, c. 930)
Bl. James Bell of Warrington and Bl. John Finch of Eccleston (English, priest and married farmer/catechist, tortured and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1584 [beatified 1929])
Bl. John of Godís Grace [Jean de Grace-Dieu] (French, Cistercian abbot, d. 1280)
Sts. Marcellinus of Embrun, Vincent, and Domninus (African, priest and missionaries in France, c. 374)
St. Marcian of Auxerre (French, monk, shepherd, c. 488)
Bl. Margaret of Amelia [Margherita] (Italian, Benedictine abbess, mystic, d. 1666)
Bl. Richard Sergeant of Gloucestershire [alias Lee or Long] (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1586 [beatified 1987])
Bl. Robert Watkinson of Heminbrough (English, priest, martyred under Elizabeth I at about age 23 in 1602 [beatified 1929])
Blessed Simon Rinalducci of Todi [Simone] (Italian, Augustinian provincial, d. 1322)
Sts. Sulpicius and Servilian of Rome (Italian, martyred by beheading c. 117)
St. Theodore Trichinas of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [Turkish], hermit, c. 330)
St. Theotimus of Tomi (Romanian, missionary bishop, d. 407)
Sts. Victor, Zoticus, Zeno, Acindynus, Caesareus, Severian, Chrysophorus, Theonas, and Antoninus, of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor [Turkish], martyred c. 303)
Bl. William Thomson of Blackburn [or Thompson, alias Blackburn] (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] at about age 26 under Elizabeth I in 1586 [beatified 1987])

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), April 19, 2003.


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