July 5 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, July 5, 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. Anthony Mary Zaccaria [Antonio Maria] (Italian, doctor of medicine, priest, founded Society of Clerics of St. Paul [Barnabites], founded Angelics of St. Paul [for women], d. 1539)
Sts. Agatho and Triphina (Sicilian, martyred in 306)
St. Athanasius of Jerusalem (Palestinian, deacon, martyred by beheading in 462)
St. Athanasius the Athonite [baptized Abraham] (from Asia Minor, first abbot on Mt. Athos in Greece, c. 1003)
St. Cyrilla of Cyrene (Libyan, widow, tortured and martyred c. 300)
St. Domitius (Persian or Phrygian [Turkish], martyred by stoning in 362)
St. Edana (Irish, virgin)
St. Erfyl (British, virgin)
Sts. Fragan and Gwen (British, husband and wife, parents of four saints, refugees in France, 5th century)
Sts. Grace and Probus of Cornwall (Cornish [British], husband and wife)
Sts. Marinus, Theodotus and Sedolpha (Romanian, early martyrs)
St. Modwenna of Whitby (English, abbess, c. 695)
St. Numerian of Trier (German, Benedictine monk, bishop, c. 666)
St. Philomena of San Severino (Italian, virgin, c. 500)
St. Stephen of Reggio (Italian, bishop, martyred in 1st century)
St. ZoŽ (Roman, wife of court official, martyred [burned (hung in a tree by her hair over a fire)] c. 286)

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), July 05, 2002

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Jmj

On July 5, 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. Anthony Mary Zaccaria of Cremona [Antonio Maria] (Italian, doctor of medicine, priest, founded Society of Clerics of St. Paul [Barnabites], founded Angelics of St. Paul [for women], d. 1539)

Sts. Agatho and Triphina (Sicilian, martyred in 306)
St. Athanasius of Jerusalem (Palestinian, deacon, martyred by beheading in 462)
St. Athanasius of Trebizond [baptized Abraham] (from Asia Minor, abbot at Mt. Athos in Greece, c. 1003)
St. Cyrilla of Cyrene (Libyan, widow, tortured and martyred c. 300)
St. Domitius (Persian or Phrygian [Turkish], martyred by stoning in 362)
St. Edana (Irish, virgin)
St. Erfyl (British, virgin)
Sts. Fragan and Gwen of Brittany (British, husband and wife, parents of four saints, refugees in France, 5th century)
Bl. George Nichols of Oxford (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I at about age 39 in 1589 [beatified 1987])
Sts. Grace and Probus of Cornwall (Cornish [British], husband and wife)
Bl. Humphrey Pritchard [also known as H. Richard] (Welsh, layman, martyred under Elizabeth I in 1589 [beatified 1987])
Sts. Marinus, Theodotus and Sedolpha, of Tomi (Romanian, early martyrs)
St. Modwenna of Whitby (English, abbess, c. 695)
St. Numerian of Trier (German, Benedictine monk, bishop, c. 666)
St. Philomena of San Severino (Italian, virgin, c. 500)
Bl. Richard Yaxley of Boston (English, priest, martyred at about age 19 [seminarian?] under Elizabeth I in 1589 [beatified 1987])
St. Stephen of Reggio (Italian, bishop, martyred in 1st century)
St. ZoŽ of Rome (Italian, wife of court official, martyred [burned (hung in a tree by her hair over a fire)] c. 286)

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), July 05, 2003.


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