July 24 -- today's saints

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Jmj

Today, July 24, 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. Aliprandus of Ciel d'Oro (Italian, Benedictine abbot, 8th century)
Bl. Antony Turriani (Italian, physician, Augustinian Friar, hermit, d. 1694)
Sts. Boris and Glev [baptized Romanus and David] (Ukrainian, brother princes [sons of St. Vladimir], murdered in 1015)
St. Christiana of Termonde (English, princess, nun in Belgium, 7th century)
St. Christina of Bolsena (Roman, virgin, martyred by arrows in 4th century?)
St. Christina the Astonishing (Belgian, orphan, eccentric wonder worker, nun, d. 1224)
St. Christina of Tyre (Phoenician [Lebanese], virgin, early martyr)
St. Declan of Ardmore (Irish, bishop, 5th century)
St. Dictinus of Astorga (Spanish, converted heretic, bishop, d. 420)
St. Germoc of Cornwall (Irish, chieftain who settled in England, 6th century)
St. Godo of Oye (French, Benedictine abbot, c. 690)
Bl. John Tavalli of Tossignano [Giovanni] (Italian, bishop, translated Bible into Italian, d. 1446)
St. John Boste (English, priest, tortured [racked] and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] by Elizabethans in 1594 [canonized 1970])
Bl. Joseph Fernandez (Spanish, Dominican priest, missionary in Vietnam, d. 1838 [beatified 1900])
St. Kinga [also called Cunegunda] (Hungarian, princess, Franciscan tertiary, queen of Poland in a 40-year marriage, widow, Poor Clare nun, virgin, d. 1292)
St. Lewina of Berg (English, virgin, martyred in 5th century)
Bl. Louise of Savoy (French, widow, Poor Clare nun, d. 1503)
Bl. Maria Angeles of St. Joseph, Bl. Maria Pilar of St. Francis Borgia, and Bl. Teresa of the Child Jesus (Spanish, Carmelite nuns, martyred [shot by Communists] at ages 30/58/27 in 1936 [beatified 1987])
Bl. Maria Mercedes of the Sacred Heart [baptized Mercedes Prat y Prat] (Spanish, sister of the Society of St. Teresa of Jesus, martyred by shooting at age 56 in 1936 [beatified 1990])
St. Menefrida of Cornwall (English, virgin, 5th century)
Sts. Meneus and Capito (early martyrs)
Sts. Niceta and Aquilina (early martyrs)
Bl. Nicholas Hermanss÷n [Nils] (Swedish, poet, bishop, d. 1391)
St. Sigolena of Troclar (French, noblewoman, widow, Benedictine abbess, c. 769)
St. Ursicinus of Sens (French, bishop, opposed Arian heresy, c. 380)
Sts. Victor, Stercatius and Antinogenes (Spanish?, biological brothers?, martyred in 304)
St. Vincent (Roman, early martyr)
Sts. Wulfhade and Ruffinus (English, brother princes, martyred in 675)

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 22, 2002

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Jmj

On July 24, 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. Aliprandus of Ciel d'Oro (Italian, Benedictine abbot, 8th century)
Bl. Antony Turriani of Milan [Antonio] (Italian, physician, Augustinian Friar, hermit, d. 1694)
Sts. Boris and Glev [baptized Romanus and David] (Ukrainian, brother princes [sons of St. Vladimir], murdered in 1015)
St. Christiana of Termonde (English, princess, nun in Belgium, 7th century)
St. Christina of Bolsena (Roman, virgin, martyred by arrows in 4th century?)
St. Christina the Astonishing of Brustheim (Belgian, orphan, eccentric wonder worker, nun, d. 1224)
St. Christina of Tyre (Phoenician [Lebanese], virgin, early martyr)
St. Declan of Ardmore (Irish, bishop, 5th century)
St. Dictinus of Astorga (Spanish, converted heretic, bishop, d. 420)
St. Germoc of Cornwall (Irish, chieftain who settled in England, 6th century)
St. Godo of Oye (French, Benedictine abbot, c. 690)
Bl. John Tavalli of Tossignano [Giovanni] (Italian, bishop, translated Bible into Italian, d. 1446)
St. John Boste of Dufton (English, priest, tortured [racked] and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] at about age 50 under Elizabeth I in 1594 [canonized 1970])
St. Joseph Fernandez of Ventosa de la Cueva [JosÚ] (Spanish, Dominican priest, missionary in Vietnam, died at about age 63 in 1838 [canonized 1988])
St. Kinga of Esztergom (Hungarian, princess, Franciscan tertiary, queen of Poland in a 40-year marriage, widow, Poor Clare nun, virgin, d. 1292 [canonized 1999])
St. Lewina of Berg (English, virgin, martyred in 5th century)
Bl. Louise of Savoy (French, widow, Poor Clare nun, d. 1503)
Bl. Mary of the Angels of St. Joseph of Getafe [Maria Angeles de San JosÚ], Bl. Mary Pilar of St. Francis Borgia of Tarazona [Maria Pilar de San Francisco Borgia], and Bl. Teresa of the Child Jesus and of St. John of the Cross of Mochales [Teresa del Nino Jesus y de San Juan de la Cruz] (Spanish, Carmelite nuns, martyred [shot by Communists in the Civil War] at ages 30/58/27 in 1936 [beatified 1987])
Bl. Maria Mercedes of the Sacred Heart Prat y Prat of Barcelona [baptized Mercedes] (Spanish, sister of the Society of St. Teresa of Jesus, martyred by shooting at age 56 in 1936 [beatified 1990])
St. Menefrida of Cornwall (English, virgin, 5th century)
Sts. Meneus and Capito (early martyrs)
Bl. Modestino of Jesus and Mary Mazzarella of Frattamaggiore [Modestino di Gesu e Maria] [baptized Domenico (Dominic)] (Italian, Franciscan priest, d. 1854 [beatified 1995])
Sts. Niceta and Aquilina (early martyrs)
Bl. Nicholas Hermanss÷n of Skeninge [Nils] (Swedish, poet, bishop, d. 1391)
Bl. Nicolas Garlick of Dinting, Bl. Richard Simpson of Well, and Bl. Robert Ludlam of Radbourne (English, priests, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered at about age 33, 35, and 37] under Elizabeth I in 1588 [beatified 1987])
St. Sigolena of Troclar (French, noblewoman, widow, Benedictine abbess, c. 769)
St. Ursicinus of Sens (French, bishop, opposed Arian heresy, c. 380)
Sts. Victor, Stercatius and Antinogenes, of Merida (Spanish?, biological brothers?, martyred in 304)
St. Vincent of Rome (Italian, early martyr)
Sts. Wulfhade and Ruffinus of Mercia (English, brother princes, martyred in 675)

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 25, 2003.


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