May 31 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, May 31, we members of the Catholic Church family celebrate the feast of the Visitation.
We also honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- saints whose souls are now in heaven:

Bl. Camilla Varani (Italian, Poor Clare abbess, d. 1527)
Sts. Cantius, Cantianius, Cantianella, and Protus (Roman ... orphaned brothers, a sister, and their guardian ... martyred by beheading c. 304)
St. Crescentian of Sassari (Sardinian [Italian], martyred c. 130)
St. Hermias (Cappadocian [Turkish], soldier, martyred in 170)
Bl. James Salomone [Jacobo] (Italian, nobleman, Dominican friar for 66 years, spiritual director, healer, d. 1314)
St. Lupicinus of Verona (Italian, bishop, 5th century)
St. Mechtildis of Edelstetten (Bavarian, Benedictine abbess from age 28, mystic, healer, d. 1160)
Blessed Nicholas of Vaucelles (French, Cistercian abbot, c. 1163)
St. Paschasius (Roman, deacon, c. 512)
St. Petronilla (Roman, virgin, martyred in 1st century)
St. Thomas Du Viet Dinh (Vietnamese, priest, Dominican tertiary, tortured and martyred by beheading in 1839 [canonized 1988])
St. Vitalis of Monte Subasio (Italian, Benedictine hermit, d. 1370)
Sts. Winnow, Mancus, and Myrbad (Irish, died in England in 6th 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), June 01, 2002

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-- (_@_._), June 01, 2002.

Today is the Saturday within the Octave of Corpus Christi, one of the most beautiful of all the feasts of the Church calendar,which the Church celebrated this past Thursday. It is also First Saturday, wherein we have an opportunity to respond Our Lady of Fatima's call to make a Communion of Reparation.

-- jake (jake__@msn.com), June 01, 2002.

Jmj

On May 31, we members of the Catholic Church family celebrate the feast of the Visitation.
We also honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- saints whose souls are now in heaven:

Bl. Camille Varani of Camerino [Camilla] (Italian, Poor Clare abbess, d. 1527)
Sts. Cantius, Cantianius, Cantianella, and Protus, of Rome (Italian ... orphaned brothers, a sister, and their guardian ... martyred by beheading c. 304)
St. Crescentian of Sassari (Sardinian [Italian], martyred c. 130)
St. Hermias (soldier in Cappadocia [modern Turkey], martyred in 170)
Bl. James Salomone of Venice [Giacomo] (Italian, nobleman, Dominican friar for 66 years, spiritual director, healer, d. 1314)
St. Lupicinus of Verona (Italian, bishop, 5th century)
St. Matilda of Edelstetten [Mechtilde] (Bavarian, Benedictine abbess from age 28, mystic, healer, d. 1160)
Bl. Nicholas Barre of Amiens [Nicolas] (French, priest, religious of the Order of the Minims of St. Francis of Padua, founded Congregation of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus, d. 1686 [beatified 1999])
Blessed Nicholas of Vaucelles [Nicolas] (French, Cistercian abbot, c. 1163)
St. Paschasius of Rome (Italian, deacon, c. 512)
St. Petronilla of Rome (Italian, virgin, martyred in 1st century)
Bl. Robert Thorpe of Yorkshire (English, priest, martyred under Elizabeth I in 1591 [beatified 1987])
St. Thomas Dinh ViÍt Du of Tonkin (Vietnamese, priest, Dominican tertiary, tortured and martyred by beheading in 1839 [canonized 1988])
Bl. Thomas Watkinson of Hemingborough (English, layman, martyred in under Elizabeth I in 1591 [beatified 1987])
St. Vitalis of Monte Subasio [Vitale] (Italian, Benedictine hermit, d. 1370)
Sts. Winnow, Mancus, and Myrbad, of Cornwall (Irish, died in England in 6th 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 22, 2003.


Feast of the Visitation. Thanks Mr. Gecik.

-- Tyrone (Ty@yahoo.co), June 01, 2003.

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