June 1 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, June 1, 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. Justin (Palestinian, adult convert, philosopher, apologist in Rome, martyred by beheading in 165)
Bl. Alphonsus Navarrete and Bl. Ferdinand of Saint Joseph Ayala (Spanish, Dominican and Augustinian friars, missionaries in Japan, martyred by beheading in 1617)
Bl. Alphonsus de Mena (Spanish, Dominican friar, missionary to Nagasaki, martyred by burning in Japan in 1622)
St. Atto of Oca (Spanish, Benedictine monk, bishop, c. 1044)
Bl. Bernard, Bl. Mary, and Bl. Gracia [born Achmed, Zoraida, and Zaida] (Spanish, children of a Moslem caliph, converts, Cistercians, martyred c. 1180)
St. Caprasius of LÚrins (French, hermit, abbot, c. 430)
St. Clarus of Aquitaine (French, bishop, early martyr)
St. Conrad of Trier (German, bishop, martyred [thrown from a high place] in 1066)
Bl. Conrad of Hessen (Germany, Cistercian monk, 13th century)
St. Crescentian of Saldo (Italian, soldier, martyred by beheading c. 287)
St. I˝igo of O˝a (Spanish, hermit, Benedictine abbot, miracle worker, d. 1057)
Bl. Ermengardis (French, widow, Cistercian nun, c. 1147)
Sts. Felinus and Gratian (Italian, soldiers, martyred in 250)
Bl. Felix of Nicosia (Sicilian, cobbler's apprentice, Capuchin brother, beggar, d. 1787)
St. Firmus (martyred c. 290)
St. Fortunatus of Spoleto (Italian, parish priest, c. 400)
Bl. Gaius Xeymon of Nagasaki (Japanese, Dominican tertiary, martyred in 1627)
St. Gaudentius of Ossero (Istrian [Croatian], bishop, Benedictine monk, d. 1044)
Bl. Herculanus of Piegare (Italian, Franciscan friar, great preacher, d. 1541)
St. Ischirion and five companions (Egyptian, magistrate's steward and soldiers, martyred by impaling in 250)
Bl. James of Strepar (Polish, Franciscan friar, archbishop, d. 1411)
Bl. John Storey (English, professor of law, married man, member of Parliament, Belgian customs official, kinapped, tortured and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] by Elizabethans in 1571)
Bl. John Pelingotto (Italian, Franciscan tertiary, devoted to prayer and charitable works, d. 1304 [beatified 1918])
St. Juventius (Roman, early martyr)
St. Melosa (Greek, early martyr)
St. Pamphilius and eleven companions (Lebanese ... scholar/priest, deacon, and ten others ... tortured and martyred in Palestine in 309)
St. Proculus of Bologna (Roman, military officer, martyred in Bologna c. 304)
Sts. Reverianus, Paul, and companions (Italian ... bishop, priest, and several others ... martyred in 272)
St. Ruadan of Cornwall (English, bishop in France, 6th century)
St. Secundus of Amelia (Italian, martyred by drowning in 304)
St. Simeon of Siracusa (Sicilian, Benedictine hermit in Palestine and Germany, d. 1035)
St. Tegla of Denbighshire (English, virgin)
Bl. Theobald Roggeri of Vico (Italian, cobbler, transporter of grain, d. 1150)
St. Thespesius (Cappadocian [Turkish], martyred c. 230)
St. Whyte (English, virgin)
St. Wistan of Evesham (English, prince, martyred in 849)

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 02, 2002

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Jmj

On June 1, 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. Justin of Flavia Neapolis (Samaritan [Palestinian], adult convert, philosopher, apologist in Rome, martyred by beheading in 165)

Bl. Alphonse Navarrete of Valladolid [Alonso] and Bl. Ferdinand of Saint Joseph Ayala of Ballesteros [Fernando de San Jose] (Spanish, Dominican and Augustinian friars, missionaries in Japan, martyred by beheading in 1617)
Bl. Alphonse de Mena of Logro˝o [Alonso] (Spanish, Dominican friar, missionary to Nagasaki, martyred by burning in Japan in 1622)
St. Atto of Oca (Spanish, Benedictine monk, bishop, c. 1044)
Bl. Bernard, Bl. Mary, and Bl. Grace, of LÚrida [Bernardo, Maria, and Gracia] [names prior to baptism: Achmed, Zoraida, and Zaida] (Spanish, children of a Moslem caliph, converts, Cistercians, martyred c. 1180)
St. Caprasius of LÚrins (French, hermit, abbot, c. 430)
St. Clarus of Aquitaine (French, bishop, early martyr)
St. Conrad of Trier [Konrad] (German, bishop, martyred [thrown from a high place] in 1066)
Bl. Conrad of Hessen [Konrad] (Germany, Cistercian monk, 13th century)
St. Crescentian of Saldo (Italian, soldier, martyred by beheading c. 287)
St. I˝igo of O˝a (Spanish, hermit, Benedictine abbot, miracle worker, d. 1057)
Bl. Ercolano of Piegare (Italian, Franciscan friar, great preacher, d. 1541)
Bl. Ermengardis of Angers (French, widow, Cistercian nun, c. 1147)
Sts. Felinus and Gratian (Italian, soldiers, martyred in 250)
Bl. Felix of Nicosia [Felice] (Sicilian, cobbler's apprentice, Capuchin brother, beggar, d. 1787)
St. Firmus (martyred c. 290)
St. Fortunatus of Spoleto (Italian, parish priest, c. 400)
Bl. Gaius Xeymon of Nagasaki (Japanese, Dominican tertiary, martyred in 1627)
St. Gaudentius of Ossero (Istrian [Croatian], bishop, Benedictine monk, d. 1044)
St. Ischirion and five companions (Egyptian, magistrate's steward and soldiers, martyred by impaling in 250)
Bl. James of Strepar [Jakub Strzemie] (Polish, Franciscan friar, archbishop, d. 1411)
Bl. John Baptist Scalabrini of Firno Monasco [Giovanni Battista] (Italian, bishop, d. 1905 [beatified 1997])
Bl. John Pelingotto of Urbino [Giovanni] (Italian, Franciscan tertiary, devoted to prayer and charitable works, d. 1304 [beatified 1918])
Bl. John Storey (English, professor of law, married man, member of Parliament, Belgian customs official, kinapped, tortured and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] under Elizabeth I in 1571)
St. Juventius of Rome (Italian, early martyr)
St. Melosa of Thessalonica (Greek, early martyr)
St. Pamphilius and eleven companions, of Beirut (Lebanese ... scholar/priest, deacon, and ten others ... tortured and martyred in Palestine in 309)
St. Proculus of Bologna (Roman, military officer, martyred in Bologna c. 304)
Sts. Reverianus, Paul, and companions (Italian ... bishop, priest, and several others ... martyred in 272)
St. Ruadan of Cornwall (English, bishop in France, 6th century)
St. Secundus of Amelia (Italian, martyred by drowning in 304)
St. Simeon of Siracusa [Simeone] (Sicilian, Benedictine hermit in Palestine and Germany, d. 1035)
St. Tegla of Denbighshire (English, virgin)
Bl. Theobald Roggeri of Vico [Teobaldo] (Italian, cobbler, transporter of grain, d. 1150)
St. Thespesius of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor [Turkish], martyred c. 230)
St. Whyte (English, virgin)
St. Wistan of Evesham (English, prince, martyred in 849)

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.


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