January 24, 2010

⛪ On January 24

πŸ“° St. Francis de Sales of Thorens [FranΓ§ois] (French, lawyer, spiritual director, missionary to Protestants, bishop of Geneva in Switzerland, prolific and outstanding writer of treatises and letters, co-founder of Order of the Visitation, Doctor of the Church, died at age 55 in 1622 [incorrupt] [beatified 1662, canonized 1665])

πŸ“° St. Artemius of Clermont (Roman? bishop in France, c. 400)

πŸ“° Sts. Babylas, Urban, Prilidian, and Epolonius, of Antioch (Syrian, patriarch [bishop] and disciples, martyred c. 260)

πŸ“° St. Bertrand of Saint-Quentin (French, missionary, Benedictine  abbot, 7th Century)

πŸ“° St. Cadoc (Scottish, bishop, martyred c. 580)

πŸ“° St. Exuperantius of Cingoli (African, bishop in Italy, 5th Century)

πŸ“° Sts. Felician of Foligno and Messalina (Italian, bishop and virgin, tortured and martyred [Felician at age 94] in 254)

πŸ“° Bl. Felix O'Dullany of Jerpoint  (Irish, Cistercian  monk, bishop of Ossory, d. 1202)

πŸ“° St. Guasacht of Granard (Irish, disciple of St. Patrick, bishop, 4th Century)

πŸ“° St. Macedonius Kritophagos ["kritophagos" means barley-eater] (Syrian, hermit, lived 40 years on barley and water, c. 430)

πŸ“° Bl. Marcolino Amanni of Forli (Italian, Dominican  friar for 70 years, mystic, died at about age 80 in 1397 [beatified 1750])

πŸ“° Sts. Mardonius, Musonius, Eugene, and Metellus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], martyred by burning c. 305)

πŸ“° Bl. Marie Poussepin of Dourdan (French, Dominican  nun, died at age 90 in 1744 [beatified 1994])

πŸ“° Blessed Martyrs of Podlasie [also called "Martyrs of Pratulin"] (Polish, 13 laymen, Byzantine Catholics who resisted forced conversion to Russian Orthodoxy, martyred [shot] by Russian soldiers in 1874 [beatified 1996])
----- Bl. Anicletus Hryciuk of Zaczopki [Anicet] (unmarried layman, died at about age 18)
----- Bl. Bartholomew Osypiuk of Bohukaly [Bartlomiej] (married man, father of two, died at age 30)
----- Bl. Constantine Bojko of Derlo [Konstanty] (married man, died at age 48)
----- Bl. Constantine Lukaszuk of Zaczopki [Konstanty] (married man, died at age 45)
----- Bl. Daniel Karmasz of Legi (married man, died at age 47)
----- Bl. Ignatius Franczuk of Derlo [Ignacy] (married man, father of seven, died at about age 49)
----- Bl. John Andrzejuk of DrelΓ³w [Jan] (married man, died at age 25)
----- Bl. Luke Bojko of Zaczopki [Lukasz] (unmarried layman, died at age 21)
----- Bl. Maxim Hawryluk of Bohukaly [Maksym] (married man, died at age 33)
----- Bl. Michael Wawryszuk of Derlo [Michal] (married man, died at about age 20)
----- Bl. Onufry Wasyluk of Zaczopki (died at about age 20)
----- Bl. Philip Geryluk of Zaczopki [Filip] (married man, father, died at age 43)
----- Bl. Vincent Lewoniuk of Krzyczew [Wincenty] (married man, died at age 24)

πŸ“° Bl. Steven Grelewski of Dwikozy [Stefan] (Polish, diocesan priest, martyred by Nazis at Dachau [Germany] at age 41 in 1941 [beatified 1999]) 

πŸ“° St. Suranus of Sora (Italian, abbot, c. 580)

πŸ“° Sts. Projectus and Thyrsus (early martyrs)

πŸ“° Bl. William Ireland of Lincolnshire [alias Iremonger] and Bl. John Grove (Irish and English, Jesuit  priest [about age 42] and his servant, martyred [drawn, hanged, quartered] in 1679 [beatified 1929])

πŸ“° St. Xenia the Merciful and two companions (martyred in 450)

πŸ“° St. Zama of Bologna (Italian, bishop, c. 268)

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