May 22 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, May 22, 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. Rita of Cascia [baptized Margarita Lotti] (Italian, wife of abusive husband, mother of twins, widow, Augustinian nun, stigmatist, d. 1457 [canonized 1900])
St. Aigulf of Bourges (French, hermit, bishop, c. 836)
St. Atto of Pistoia (Spanish, Vallumbrosan abbot general, bishop in Italy, d. 1153)
St. Ausonius of Angouleme (French, bishop, early martyr)
St. Basiliscus of Comana (from Asia Minor [Turkish], bishop, martyred by beheading in 312)
St. Bobo of Provence (French, knight, hermit, died in Italy c. 985)
St. Boethian of Pierrepont (Irish, Benedictine monk, martyred in France in 7th century)
St. Castus and Aemilius (African, martyred by burning c. 250)
St. Conall of Inniscoel (Irish, abbot, 7th century)
Sts. Faustinus, Timothy, and Venustus (Roman, martyred c. 362)
St. Fulk of Castrofurli (Italian, cared for those stricken by plague, c. 601)
St. Helen of Auxerre (French, virgin, c. 419)
St. Helen of Carnarvon [Elen Luyddog] (Welsh, princess, wife of emperor, mother of five, widow, 4th century)
St. Hemming (Swedish, bishop in Finland, martyred in 1366 )
St. Humility of Faenza [baptized Rosanna] (Italian, widow, hermitess, Vallumbrosan abbess, d. 1310)
Bl. John Baptist Machado (from Azores [Portuguese islands], Jesuit priest in Portugal, missionary, martyred by beheading at Nagasaki, Japan, in 1617)
Bl. Peter of the Assumption (Spanish, missionary priest, Franciscan guardian of friary in Japan, martyred by beheading at Nagasaki, 1617)
Bl. John of Cetina and Bl. Peter de Duenas (Spanish, Franciscan missionaries, martyred [beheaded] by Moslems in 1397)
Bl. John Forest (English, Franciscan provincial, chaplain of Queen Catherine of Aragon [only true wife of Henry VIII], martyred [hanged and burned] in 1538)
St. John of Parma (Italian, Benedictine abbot, c. 982)
St. Julia of Corsica (North African, noblewoman, kidnapped and sold into slavery, tortured and martyred [crucified] on Corsica c. 620)
St. Marcian of Ravenna (Italian, bishop, c. 127)
Bl. Margaret of Hulme (English, martyred in 1170)
Bl. Matthias of Arima (Japanese, catechist, servant of Jesuit provincial, martyred in 1622)
Bl. Michael Ho Dinh-Hy (Vietnamese, superintended of silk mills, martyred by beheading in 1857)
St. Peter Parenzi (Roman, opposed Catharist heresy, martyred in 1199)
St. Quiteria (Spanish, virgin, martyred by beheading in 5th century)
St. Romanus of Subiaco (Italian, monk, advisor to young St. Benedict, c. 560)

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 24, 2002

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Jmj

On May 22, 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. Aigulf of Bourges (French, hermit, bishop, c. 836)
St. Atto of Pistoia (Spanish, Vallumbrosan abbot general, bishop in Italy, d. 1153)
St. Ausonius of Angouleme (French, bishop, early martyr)
St. Basiliscus of Comana (from Asia Minor [Turkish], bishop, martyred by beheading in 312)
St. Bobo of Provence (French, knight, hermit, died in Italy c. 985)
St. Boethian of Pierrepont (Irish, Benedictine monk, martyred in France in 7th century)
St. Castus and Aemilius (African, martyred by burning c. 250)
St. Conall of Inniscoel (Irish, abbot, 7th century)
Sts. Faustinus, Timothy, and Venustus, of Rome (Italian, martyred c. 362)
St. Fulk of Castrofurli (Italian, cared for those stricken by plague, c. 601)
St. Helen of Auxerre (French, virgin, c. 419)
St. Helen Luyddog of Carnarvon [Elen] (Welsh, princess, wife of emperor, mother of five, widow, 4th century)
St. Hemming of Balinge (Swedish, bishop in Finland, martyred in 1366)
St. Humility of Faenza [Umilita] [baptized Rosanna] (Italian, widow, hermitess, Vallumbrosan abbess, d. 1310)
Bl. John Baptist Machado of Terceira [Joo Bautista] (from Azores [Portuguese islands], Jesuit priest in Portugal, missionary, martyred by beheading at Nagasaki, Japan, in 1617)
Bl. John of Cetina [Juan] and Bl. Peter de Duenas of Palencia [Pedro] (Spanish, Franciscan missionaries, martyred [beheaded] by Moslems in 1397)
Bl. John Forest of Oxford (English, Franciscan provincial, chaplain of Queen Catherine of Aragon [only true wife of Henry VIII], martyred [hanged and burned] in 1538)
St. John of Parma (Italian, Benedictine abbot, c. 982)
St. Julia of Corsica (North African, noblewoman, kidnapped and sold into slavery, tortured and martyred [crucified] on Corsica c. 620)
St. Marcian of Ravenna (Italian, bishop, c. 127)
Bl. Margaret of Hulme (English, martyred in 1170)
Bl. Mary Dominic Brun Barbantini of Lucca [Maria Domenica] (Italian, founded Congregation of the Sisters of the Least, d. 1868 [beatified 1995])
Bl. Matthias of Arima (Japanese, catechist, servant of Jesuit provincial, martyred in 1622)
St. Michael H Dinh Hy of Nhu-lam (Vietnamese, superintended of silk mills, martyred by beheading in 1857 [canonized 1988])
Bl. Peter of the Assumption of Cuerva [Pedro Asuncion] (Spanish, missionary priest, Franciscan guardian of friary in Japan, martyred by beheading at Nagasaki, 1617)
St. Peter Parenzi of Rome [Pietro] (Italian, opposed Catharist heresy, martyred in 1199)
St. Quiteria (Spanish, virgin, martyred by beheading in 5th century)
St. Rita Lotti of Cascia [baptized Margarita] (Italian, wife of abusive husband, mother of twins, widow, Augustinian nun, stigmatist, d. 1457 [canonized 1900])
St. Romanus of Subiaco (Italian, monk, advisor to young St. Benedict, c. 560)

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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