January 28, 2010

⛪ On January 28

πŸ“° St. Thomas Aquinas of Roccasecca [Tommaso d'Aquino] ["The Dumb Ox," "The Angelic Doctor"] (Italian, Dominican  priest, philosopher, theologian, Doctor of the Church, died at about age 48 in 1274)

πŸ“° Holy Martyrs of Alexandria (Egyptian, members of flock of St. Athanasius, martyred by Arian heretics in 356)

πŸ“° Bl. Amadeus of Chattes [AmΓ©dΓ©e] (French, son of Bl. Amadeus of Clermont, Cistercian  abbot, bishop of Lausanne, died at about age 49 in 1159 [beatified 1903])

πŸ“° St. Antimus of BrantΓ΄me (French, Benedictine  abbot, 8th Century)

πŸ“° Bl. Anthony Migliorati of Amandola [Antonio] (Italian, Augustinian  hermit, died at about age 95 in 1450 [beatified 1759])

πŸ“° Bl. Bartholomew Aiutamicristo of Pisa [Bartolomeo] (Italian, Camaldolese  brother, constantly prayed "Help me, o Christ" [Aiuta mi, Cristo], hermit, d. 1224 [beatified 1857])

πŸ“° St. Cannera of Inis Cathaig (Irish, hermitess, c. 530)

πŸ“° Bl. Charlemagne (French, first Holy Roman emperor, died at age 71 in 814)

πŸ“° St. Flavian of Civita Vecchia (Italian, public official, martyred c. 304)

πŸ“° Bl. Giles of Lorenzana [Egidio] (Italian, farmhand, Franciscan  brother, hermit, died at about age 75 in 1518 [beatified 1880])

πŸ“° St. Glastian of Kinglassie (Scottish, bishop of Fife, d. 830)

πŸ“° St. James the Anchorite (Palestinian, hermit, lived in a sepulchre, 6th Century)

πŸ“° Bl. James the Almsgiver of Citta delle Pieve [Giacomo] (Italian, priest, ran hospital, d. 1304 [beatified 1806])

πŸ“° Sts. Jerome Lu Ting-Mei of Mo-Kou and Laurence Wang Bing of Gui-Yang (Chinese, catechists, tortured and martyred [beheaded] at ages 47 and 56 in 1858 [beatified 1909, canonized 2000])

πŸ“° St. John of RΓ©omΓ© (French, hermit, abbot, died at about age 113 c. 544)

πŸ“° St. John the Sage of Malmesbury (English, 11th Century)

πŸ“° St. Joseph Freinademetz of Pedraces ["Joseph of Shantung"] (Austrian, priest, missionary of the Society of the Divine Word  in China, died at age 55 in 1908 [beatified 1975, canonized 2003])

πŸ“° St. Julian of Burgos (Spanish, bishop of Cuenca, died at about age 81 in 1208)

πŸ“° Bl. Julian Maunoir of Saint-Georges-de-Reitembault [Julien] ["Apostle to Brittany"] (French, Jesuit  priest, home missioner, died at age 76 in 1683 [beatified 1951])

πŸ“° Sts. Leonidas and companions (Egyptian, martyred in 304)

πŸ“° Bl. Mary of Pisa [Maria] [baptized Caterina (Catherine), nee Mancini] (Italian, noblewoman, widowed [as Maria Bonacini] at age 16, remarried, widowed [as Maria Spezzalaste] at age 24, mother of seven [six of whom died in childhood], Dominican  tertiary, prioress, died at about age 75 in 1431 [beatified 1855])

πŸ“° Bl. Moses Tovini of Cividate Camuno [MosΓ¨] (Italian, diocesan priest, seminary professor, avid teacher of catechism, died at age 52 in 1930 [beatified 2006])

πŸ“° Bl. Odo of Beauvais (French, soldier, Benedictine  abbot, bishop, died at about age 79 in 880)

πŸ“° St. Palladius of Antioch (Syrian, hermit, c. 390)

πŸ“° St. Paulinus of Cividale (Italian, farmer, bishop of Aquileia, theologian, died at about age 77 in 804)

πŸ“° St. Peter Nolasco of Mas-des-Saintes-Puelles [Pierre] (French, nobleman, co-founder of Order of Our Lady of Mercy [Mercedarians], died at age 76 in 1258 [canonized 1628])

πŸ“° Bl. Peter Thomas of Breil [Pierre] (French, diplomat, Carmelite  priest, bishop in Italy, archbishop of Candia in Crete, Latin Patriarch [archbishop] of Constantinople, worked for Christian unity, died on Cyprus at about age 60 in 1366 [beatified 1608])

πŸ“° St. Richard of Vaucelles (English, Cistercian  abbot in France, d. 1169)

πŸ“° Bl. Richard the Sacristan of Dundrennan (English, Cistercian  monk, c. 1142)

πŸ“° Sts. Thyrsus, Leucius, and Callinicus, of Apollonia (Phrygian [from what is now part of Turkey], martyred in 251)

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