January 15, 2010

⛪ On January 15

πŸ“° St. Alexander of Gomon (abbot, c. 440)

πŸ“° St. Arnold Janssen of Goch (German, priest, teacher, convent chaplain, journal editor, founder of missionary Society of the Divine Word [SVD], founder of Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, co-founder of contemplative Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration ["Pink Sisters"], died at about age 71 in 1909 [beatified 1975, canonized 2003])

πŸ“° St. Blaithmaic of Iona (Irish, abbot, missionary in Britain, martyred in 823)

πŸ“° St. Bonet of Auvergne (French, king's chancellor, bishop of Clermont, Benedictine  monk after retirement, died at about age 87 c. 710)

πŸ“° Sts. Britta and Maura (martyred in 4th Century)

πŸ“° St. Ceolwulf of Lindisfarne (Northumbrian [British], king, abdicated to become Benedictine  monk, c. 764)

πŸ“° St. Emebert of Cambrai (Belgian, bishop, brother of two saints, c. 710)

πŸ“° St. Ephysius of Sardinia (Italian, martyred c. 303)

πŸ“° St. Francis FernΓ‘ndez de Capillas of BaquerΓ­n de Campos [Francisco] ["Proto-martyr of China"] (Spanish, Dominican  missionary priest in Philippines, first Christian martyr in China, tortured and martyred [beheaded] at age 41 in 1648 [beatified 1909, canonized 2000])

πŸ“° Sts. Gwrnerth and Llewellyn (Welsh, monks, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Isidore of Alexandria (Egyptian, priest, persecuted by Arians, d. 404)

πŸ“° St. Ita of Limerick [baptized Deirdre] (Irish, nun, c. 570) [On Irish "particular calendar"]

πŸ“° St. Jeffrey of Peronne [Geoffroi] (French, Cistercian  prior, d. 1147)

πŸ“° St. John Calybites of Constantinople ["kalabytes" means "hut-dweller"] (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], hermit, c. 450)

πŸ“° St. Lleudadd of Bardsey (Welsh, abbot, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Macarius the Elder of Alexandria (Egyptian, cattle herder, hermit priest, died at about age 90 c. 390)

πŸ“° St. Malard of Chartres (French, bishop, c. 650)

πŸ“° Sts. Maurus and Placid of Rome (Italian, disciples of St. Benedict of Nursia, Benedictine  abbot and monk, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Maximus of Nola (Italian, bishop, c. 250)

πŸ“° St. Paul of Thebes (Egyptian, desert hermit, died at about age 111 in 342)

πŸ“° Bl. Peter of Castelnau [Pierre] (French, Cistercian  priest, papal legate, inquisitor of Albigensians, martyred [lanced] by heretic in 1208)

πŸ“° St. Sawl (Welsh, chieftain, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Secundina of Rome (Italian, virgin, martyred c. 250)

πŸ“° St. Tarsicia of Rodez (French, hermitess, c. 600) 

πŸ“° Bl. Valentine Palencia Marquina and Companions (Spanish, five men [one priest, four laymen], martyred during Civil War in 1937 [beatified 2016])
----- Bl. Donato RodrΓ­guez GarcΓ­a of Santa Olalla de Valdivielso (layman, died at age 25)
----- Bl. Emil Huidobro Corrales of Villaescusa del ButrΓ³n [Emilio] (layman, died at age 19)
----- Bl. Herman GarcΓ­a y GarcΓ­a of Villanueva de ArgaΓ±o [GermΓ‘n] (layman, died at age 24)
----- Bl. Valentine Palencia Marquina of Burgos [Valentin] (priest, died at age 65)
----- Bl. Zachary Cuesta Campo of Villasidro [ZacarΓ­as] (layman, died at age 20)

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