July 26 -- today's saints

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Today, July 26, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- saints whose souls are now in heaven:

Sts. Joachim and Ann (Israelite, parents of Mary, grandparents of Jesus, 1st century)
St. Bartholomea Capitanio (Italian, teacher, co-founded Sisters of Charity of Lovere, died at age 29 in 1836 [canonized 1950])
St. Erastus of Corinth (Greek, city treasurer [Romans 16], disciple of Sts. Paul and Timothy, bishop, martyred in 1st century)
Bl. George Swallowell and Bl. John Ingram (English, teacher and priest, tortured and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] by Elizabethans in 1594 [beatified 1929])
St. Hyacinth (martyred c. 110)
St. Parasceva (virgin, missionary teacher, tortured and martyred by beheading in 180)
St. Pastor (Roman, priest, c. 160)
St. Simeon of Padolirone (Armenian, hermit, monk in Italy, d. 1016)
Bl. Titus Brandsma [baptized Anno Sjoera] (Dutch, Carmelite priest, translator, philosopher, teacher, university president, opposed anti-Judaism, tortured in concentration camps, used in medical experiments, martyred [lethal injection at Dachau] by ex-Catholic Nazi nurse in 1942 [beatified 1985])
St. Valens (Italian, bishop, d. 531)
Bl. William Webster (English, priest, imprisoned 20 years, martyred in 1641 [beatified 1929])

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 26, 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:

Sts. Joachim and Ann of Nazareth (Israelite, parents of Mary, grandparents of Jesus, 1st century)

Bl. Andrew of Ph Yn (Vietnamese, catechist, martyred at age 19 in 1644 [beatified 2000])
St. Bartholomea Capitanio of Lovere (Italian, teacher, co-founded Sisters of Charity of Lovere, died at age 29 in 1836 [canonized 1950])
Bl. Edward Thwing of Heworth (English, priest, martyred at about age 35 under Elizabeth I in 1600 [beatified 1987])
St. Erastus of Corinth (Greek, city treasurer [Romans 16], disciple of Sts. Paul and Timothy, bishop, martyred in 1st century)
Bl. Francis Aranha of Braga [Francisco] and Bl. Peter Berno of Ascona [Pietro] (Portuguese and Swiss, Jesuit missionary priests in India, martyred in 1583)
Bl. George Preca of Valletta (Maltese, priest, founded Society of Christian Doctrine, d. 1962 [beatified 2001])
Bl. George Swallowell of Durham and Bl. John Ingram of Stoke Edith (English, teacher and priest, tortured and martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] by Elizabethans in 1594 [beatified 1929])
St. Hyacinth (martyred c. 110)
St. Parasceva of Rome (Italian, virgin, missionary teacher, tortured and martyred by beheading in 180)
St. Pastor of Rome (Italian, priest, c. 160)
Bl. Robert Nutter of Burnley (English, Dominican priest, martyred under Elizabeth I in 1600 [beatified 1987])
St. Simeon of Padolirone (Armenian, hermit, monk in Italy, d. 1016)
Bl. Titus Brandsma of Bolsward [baptized Anno Sjoera] (Dutch, Carmelite priest, translator, philosopher, teacher, university president, opposed anti-Judaism, tortured in concentration camps, used in medical experiments, martyred [lethal injection at Dachau] by ex-Catholic Nazi nurse in 1942 [beatified 1985])
St. Valens of Verona (Italian, bishop, d. 531)
Bl. William Ward of Thornby [alias Webster] (English, priest, imprisoned 20 years, martyred under Charles I in 1641 [beatified 1929])

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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