August 3 -- today's saints and blessedsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
On August 3, 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. Aspren of Naples (Italian, bishop, 3rd century?)
Bl. Augustine Gazotic of Trau (Dalmatian [from part of what is now Croatia], Dominican friar, bishop of Zagreb in Dalmatia and of Lucera in Italy, healer, died at about age 61 in 1323 [beatified 1700])
Bl. Benno of Schwabia (German, nobleman, priest, hermit in Switzerland, Benedictine monk, bishop of Metz, d. 940)
St. Euphronius of Autun (French, bishop, c. 476)
Sts. Gamaliel and Abibas (Israelite ... Talmudic scholar [teacher of St. Paul] and his son [Acts 5] ... converts to Christianity, 1st century)
St. Gaudentia of Rome (Italian, virgin, early martyr)
St. Godfrey of Loudon (French, bishop, d. 1255)
Bl. Gregory of Nonantula (Italian, Benedictine abbot, d. 933)
St. Lydia of Thyatira (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], seller of purple dye, disciple of St. Paul at Philippi [Acts 16], 1st century)
St. Mancus of Cornwall (British? bishop)
Sts. Marana and Cyra (Syrian, hermitesses, martyred in 5th century)
St. Nicodemus (Israelite, member of Jewish Sanhedrin, disciple of Jesus whom he helped bury, martyred in 1st century)
St. Peter of Salerno [Pietro] (Italian, Benedictine monk, bishop of Anagni, papal legate, d. 1105)
St. Senach of Clonard (Irish? bishop, 6th century)
St. Trea of Ardtree (Irish, disciple of St. Patrick, virgin, hermit, 5th century)
St. Waltheof of Melrose (Scottish, Augustinian prior in England, Cistercian abbot, died at about age 60 c. 1160)
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. Additional information is sometimes available on the Internet.
All you holy men and women, saints of God, pray for us.
God bless you.
-- J. F. Gecik ("email@example.com), August 03, 2004
-- ("firstname.lastname@example.org), August 03, 2004.