January 20, 2010

⛪ On January 20

πŸ“° Pope St. Fabian (Italian, layman elected to papacy in 236, reigned until martyrdom [by beheading?] in 250)

πŸ“° St. Sebastian of Narbonne (Roman born in France, soldier, martyred [beaten by clubs] in Rome c. 290)

πŸ“° Bl. Angel Paoli of Argigliano [Angelo] [baptized Francesco (Francis)] ["Father Charity"] (Italian, Carmelite  priest, died at age 77 in 1720 [beatified 2010])

πŸ“° Bl. Basil Anthony Mary Moreau of LaignΓ©-en-Belin [Basil-Antoine-Marie] (French, Sulpician  priest, seminary professor, preacher of missions, founded Congregation of Holy Cross [for men] and Marianites of Holy Cross [for women], died at age 73 in 1873 [beatified 2007])

πŸ“° Bl. Benedict Ricasoli of Coltiboni [Benedetto] (Italian, Benedictine  monk, hermit, died at about age 67 in 1107 [beatified 1907])

πŸ“° Bl. Cyprian Tansi of Igboezum [pre-Christian name: Iwemma-duegbunam ("Let human malice not kill me")] [baptized Michael Iwene] (Nigerian, teacher, parish priest, later a member of Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance [Trappists] in England, died at age 60 in 1964 [beatified 1998]) [One of his parishioners became Cardinal Francis Arinze.]

πŸ“° Bl. Daniel of Cambron (French, Cistercian  abbot, d. 1232)

πŸ“° Bl. Desiderius of ThΓ©rouanne [Didier] (French, bishop, d. 1194)

πŸ“° St. Eustochia Calafato-Colonna of Santissima Annunziata [baptized Smerelda (Emerald)] (Sicilian, noblewoman, Poor Clare  abbess, born on Good Friday, died at age 56 in 1491 [incorrupt] [beatified 1782, canonized 1988]) [commemorated by some on January 19] 

πŸ“° St. Euthymius the Great of Melitine (Armenian, hermit, abbot, patriarch (bishop) of Jerusalem, battled Monophysitism, died at about age 94 in Palestine in 473)

πŸ“° St. Fechin of Fobhar (Irish, abbot, c. 665)

πŸ“° Bl. John Baptist Triquerie of Laval [Jean-Baptiste] (French, Franciscan  priest, martyred at about age 65 by revolutionaries in 1794 [beatified 1955]) 

πŸ“° St. Mary Christine of the Immaculate Conception Brando of Naples [Maria Cristina dell'Immacolata Concezione] [baptized Adelaide] (Italian, virgin, founded Congregation of Sisters, Expiatory Victims of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, died at age 49 in 1906 [beatified 2003, canonized 2014])

πŸ“° St. Maurus of Rome (Italian, Benedictine  abbot, bishop of Cesena, d. 946)

πŸ“° St. Molagga of Fermoy (Irish, abbot, c. 664)

πŸ“° St. Neophytus of Nicaea (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], adolescent, martyred in 310)

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