May 3 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, May 3, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- saints whose souls are now in heaven:

Sts. Philip and James the Less (Israelite, apostles of Jesus ... one a missionary bishop, the other bishop of Jerusalem and author of New Testament epistle ... martyred [one crucified in Phrygia (Turkey), one stoned and beaten in Israel] in 1st century)
St. Adalsindis of Beze (French, abbess, c. 680)
Sts. Alexander and Antonina (from Asia Minor [Turkish], soldier and virgin, tortured and martyred by burning in 313)
Pope St. Alexander I and Sts. Eventius and Theodulus (Roman?, pontiff [elected to papacy in 105] and priests, martyred c. 115)
Bl. Alexander of Foigny (Scottish, Cistercian brother in France, d. 1229)
Bl. Alexander Vincioli (Italian, Franciscan friar, pope's confessor, bishop, d. 1363)
Sts. Diodorus and Rhodopianus (from Asia Minor [Turkish], deacons, martyred in 4th century)
St. Ethelwin of Lindsey (English, monk, bishop, 8th century)
St. Gluvias (Welsh, monk)
St. Juvenal of Narni (Italian, bishop, d. 369)
St. Philip of Zell (German, Benedictine hermit, c. 770)
St. Scannal (Irish, missionary, c. 563)
Sts. Timothy and Maura (Egyptian, newlyweds, lector/copyist and wife, tortured and martyred [nailed to a wall (mock crucifixion) for nine days] in 298)
Bl. Ventura Spellucci (Italian, Benedictine abbot, 12th century)

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), May 03, 2002

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Jmj

On May 3, 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:

Sts. Philip and James the Less (Israelite, apostles of Jesus ... one a missionary bishop, the other bishop of Jerusalem and author of New Testament epistle ... martyred [one crucified in Phrygia (Turkey), one stoned and beaten in Israel] in 1st century)

St. Adalsindis of Beze (French, abbess, c. 680)
Sts. Alexander and Antonina of Constantinople (from Asia Minor [Turkish], soldier and virgin, tortured and martyred by burning in 313)
Pope St. Alexander I and Sts. Eventius and Theodulus (Roman?, pontiff [elected to papacy in 105] and priests, martyred c. 115)
Bl. Alexander of Foigny (Scottish, Cistercian brother in France, d. 1229)
Bl. Alexander Vincioli of Perugia [Alessandro] (Italian, Franciscan friar, pope's confessor, bishop, d. 1363)
Sts. Diodorus and Rhodopianus of Caria (from Asia Minor [Turkish], deacons, martyred in 4th century)
Bl. Edward Joseph Rosaz of Susa [Edoardo Giuseppe] (Italian, bishop, founded Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis of Susa. d. 1903 [beatified 1991])
St. Ethelwin of Lindsey (English, monk, bishop, 8th century)
St. Gluvias of Cornwall (Welsh, monk)
St. Juvenal of Narni (Italian, bishop, d. 369)
St. Philip of Zell (German, Benedictine hermit, c. 770)
St. Scannal (Irish, missionary, c. 563)
Bl. Stanislaus Kazimierczyk of Casimiria [Stanislaw] (Polish, priest, Canon Regular of the Lateran of Corpus Christi, d. 1489 [beatified 1992])
Sts. Timothy and Maura of AntinoŽ (Egyptian, newlyweds, lector/copyist and wife, tortured and martyred [nailed to a wall (mock crucifixion) for nine days] in 298)
Bl. Ventura Spellucci of Spello (Italian, Benedictine abbot, 12th century)

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), May 03, 2003.


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