May 21 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, May 21, 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. Ageranus of Beze, Genesius, Berard, Rodron, Sifiard, Adalric, and Ansuinus (French ... five Benedictine monks, a boy, and a priest ... martyred in 888)
St. Andrew Bobola ["Duszochwat" or "Thief of Souls"] (Polish, aristocrat, parish priest, Jesuit superior, missionary [converted whole villages of Eastern Orthodox], tortured [partially flayed] and martyred by sword in Lithuania in 1657 [canonized 1938] [incorruptible])
St. Barrfoin of Killbarron (Irish, hermit, 6th century)
Bl. Benvenutus of Recanati (Italian, Franciscan brother, visionary, d. 1289)
Bl. Catherine of Cardona (Spanish, noblewoman, Carmelite hermitess, d. 1577)
St. Crispin Fioretti of Viterbo [baptized Pietro] (Italian, shoemaker's apprentice, Capuchin brother, infirmarian, beggar for alms, catechist to peasants, d. 1750 [canonized 1982])
St. Eugene de Mazenod [baptized Charles Joseph Eugene] (French, priest, co-founder of Missionaries of Provence and Oblates of Mary Immaculate, bishop, d. 1861 [canonized 1995] [incorruptible])
St. Godric of Finchale (English, peddler, penitent hermit for 60 years, prophet, c. 1170)
St. Gollen of Denbighshire (Welsh, 7th century)
St. Hospitius of Cap-Saint-Hospice (French, hermit, 6th or 7th century)
St. Isberga of Aire (French, sister of Charlemagne, Benedictine nun, c. 800)
Sts. Nicostratus, Antiochus and companions (Roman, soldiers, martyred in Palestine in 303)
Sts. Polyeuctus, Victorius, and Donatus (Cappadocian [Turkish], early martyrs)
St. Secundinus of Cordova (Spanish, martyred c. 306)
St. Secundus and companions (Egyptian, clergy and laity sent into exile by Arian heretic patriarch, martyred c. 357)
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St. Serapion the Sindonite (Egyptian, desert monk, c. 356)
St. Theobald of Vienne (French, archbishop for 31 years, d. 1001)
St. Theophilus Arrighi of Corte [baptized Biagio] (Corsican [French], Franciscan priest, teacher of theology in Italy, missionary, d. 1740 [canonized 1930])
Sts. Timothy, Polius and Eutychius (Mauritanian, deacons, early martyrs)
St. Valens and three companions (French, bishop and three boys, early martyrs)
St. Vales (French, priest, 4th 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 22, 2002

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Jmj

On May 21, 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. Ageranus of Beze, Genesius, Berard, Rodron, Sifiard, Adalric, and Ansuinus (French ... five Benedictine monks, a boy, and a priest ... martyred in 888)
St. Andrew Bobola of Sandomir [Andrzej] ["Duszochwat" or "Thief of Souls"] (Polish, aristocrat, parish priest, Jesuit superior, missionary [converted whole villages of Eastern Orthodox], tortured [partially flayed] and martyred by sword in Lithuania in 1657 [canonized 1938] [incorruptible])
Bl. Archangel Tadini of Verolanuova [Arcangelo] (Italian, diocesan priest, founded Sisters of the Work of the House of Nazareth, d. 1912 [beatified 1999])
St. Barrfoin of Killbarron (Irish, hermit, 6th century)
Bl. Benvenuto of Recanati (Italian, Franciscan brother, visionary, d. 1289)
Bl. Catherine of Cardona [Catalina] (Spanish, noblewoman, Carmelite hermitess, d. 1577)
St. Crispin Fioretti of Viterbo [Crispino] [baptized Pietro] (Italian, shoemaker's apprentice, Capuchin brother, infirmarian, beggar for alms, catechist to peasants, d. 1750 [canonized 1982])
St. Eugene de Mazenod of Aix-en-Provenše [baptized Charles Joseph Eugene] (French, priest, co-founder of Missionaries of Provence and Oblates of Mary Immaculate, bishop, d. 1861 [canonized 1995] [incorruptible])
St. Godric of Finchale (English, peddler, penitent hermit for 60 years, prophet, c. 1170)
St. Gollen of Denbighshire (Welsh, 7th century)
St. Hospitius of Cap-Saint-Hospice (French, hermit, 6th or 7th century)
St. Isberga of Aire (French, sister of Charlemagne, Benedictine nun, c. 800)
Sts. Nicostratus, Antiochus and companions (Italian?, soldiers, martyred in Palestine in 303)
Sts. Polyeuctus, Victorius, and Donatus, of Caesarea (Cappadocian [Turkish], early martyrs)
St. Secundinus of Cordova (Spanish, martyred c. 306)
St. Secundus and companions, of Alexandria (Egyptian, clergy and laity sent into exile by Arian heretic patriarch, martyred c. 357)
St. Serapion the Sindonite (Egyptian, desert monk, c. 356)
St. Theobald of Vienne (French, archbishop for 31 years, d. 1001)
St. Theophilus Arrighi of Corte [Teofilo] [baptized Biagio] (Corsican [French], Franciscan priest, teacher of theology in Italy, missionary, d. 1740 [canonized 1930])
Sts. Timothy, Polius and Eutychius (Mauritanian, deacons, early martyrs)
St. Valens and three companions, of Auxerre (French, bishop and three boys, early martyrs)
St. Vales (French, priest, 4th 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 19, 2003.


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