October 13 -- today's saints and blessedsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
On October 13, 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:
Bl. Alexandrina Maria da Costa of Balasar (Portuguese, laywoman, bed-ridden paralytic, mystic, visionary, survived her last 13 years on Holy Communion alone, died at age 51 in 1955 [beatified 2004])
St. Berthoald of Cambrai (French, bishop, 7th century)
St. Carpus of Troas (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], disciple of St. Paul [2 Tim 4], 1st century)
St. Chelidonia of Subiaco (Italian, Benedictine hermitess, d. 1152)
St. Comgan (Irish, abbot in Scotland, 8th century)
St. Edward the Confessor of Islip (British, king, healer, died at age 62 in 1066 [canonized 1161] [incorruptible])
St. Colman of Stockerau (British, d. 1012 [incorruptible])
Sts. Faustus, Januarius, and Martial of Cordova (Spanish, tortured and martyred by burning c. 304)
St. Florentius of Thessalonica (Greek, martyred by burning in 312)
Sts. Fyncana and Fyndoca (Scottish? virgins, early martyrs)
St. Gebrand of Foigny (French, Cistercian abbot, d. 1218)
St. Gerald of Saint-Cirgues (French, blind count, died at about age 54 in 909)
Bl. Mary Magdalen dei Panattieri of Trino [Maria Maddalena] (Italian, Dominican tertiary, virgin, died at about age 60 in 1503 [beatified 1828])
St. Maurice of Loudeac (French, Cistercian abbot, died at about age 77 in 1191)
St. Regimbald of Speyer (German, Benedictine abbot, bishop, d. 1039)
St. Romulus of Genoa (Italian, bishop, c. 642)
St. Simbert of Augsburg (German, abbot, bishop, c. 808)
St. Theophilus of Antioch (Syrian, pagan philosopher, Catholic bishop, c. 181)
St. Venantius of Tours (French, abbot, 5th century)
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), October 13, 2004
[Bl. Alexandrina was paralyzed in falling about thirteen feet at age 14, having jumped out of a window to escape a rapist on Holy Saturday.]
-- ("firstname.lastname@example.org), October 13, 2004.