January 17, 2010

⛪ On January 17

πŸ“° St. Anthony the Abbot of Koman (Egyptian, desert hermit from age 35, spiritual father of many, sometimes called founder of Christian monasticism, died at age 104 in 356)

πŸ“° Sts. Achillas and Amoes ["Flowers of the Desert"] (Egyptian, hermits, 4th Century)

πŸ“° Sts. Anthony, Merulus, and John, of Rome (Italian, Benedictine  monks, martyred c. 590)

πŸ“° Sts. Genulfus of Cahors and Genitus of Celle-sur-Naton (French, early hermits or monks)

πŸ“° Bl. Joseph of Freising (Bavarian, Benedictine  monk, bishop, d. 764)

πŸ“° St. Julian Sabas the Elder of Mt. Sinai (Mesopotamian [from what is now part of Iraq], hermit, d. 377)

πŸ“° St. Mildgytha of Mercia (British, princess, Benedictine  abbess, daughter of one saint and sister of two, d. 676)

πŸ“° St. Nennius of Clonard (Irish, abbot, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Pior (Egyptian, hermit, disciple of St. Anthony, c. 395)

πŸ“° St. Richimir (French, Benedictine  abbot, c. 715)

πŸ“° St. Sabinus of Piacenza (Italian, papal legate, bishop, d. 420)

πŸ“° Sts. Speusippus, Eleusippus, Meleusippus, and Leonilla, of Cappadocia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], family members, martyred in 175)

πŸ“° St. Sulpicius of Berry [Sulpice] [nicknames: "le Debonnaire" and "le Pieux" (the Pious)] (French, army chaplain, bishop of Bourges, d. 647)

πŸ“° Bl. Terrence Olivelli of Como [Teresio] (Italian, university graduate in law, volunteer fighter in Spanish Civil War, soldier during World War II, journalist and member of Italian Resistance movement to Fascism and Naziism, martyred [kicked and beaten in Hersbruck, Germany] at age 29 in 1945 [beatified 2018])

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