January 31, 2010

⛪ On January 31

πŸ“° St. John Bosco of Becchi [Giovanni Melchiore (John Melchior)] [often called "Don Bosco"] (Italian, priest, teacher of boys, founder of Society of Salesians, founder of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians, died at age 72 in 1888 [beatified 1929, canonized 1934])

πŸ“° St. Adamnan of Coldingham (Irish, Benedictine  monk, c. 680 [beatified 1898])

πŸ“° St. Aidan of Connaught (Irish, bishop of Ferns, miracle worker, died at about age 81 in 632) [On Irish "particular calendar" on January 30]

πŸ“° St. Athanasius of Catania (Sicilian, Basilian  monk in Greece, bishop of Modon, c. 885)

πŸ“° St. Bobinus of Aquitaine (French, Benedictine  monk, bishop of Troyes, c. 766)

πŸ“° Bl. Candelaria of St. Joseph Paz Castillo RamΓ­rez of Altagracia de Orituco [Candelaria de San JosΓ©] [baptized Susana] (Venezuelan, foundress of Third Order of Regular Carmelites [now called Venezuelan Carmelite Sisters], cared for the sick, died at  age 76 in 1940 [beatified 2008])

πŸ“° Sts. Cyrus and John of Alexandria (Egyptian, physicians, tortured and martyred by beheading c. 303)

πŸ“° St. Eusebius of Saint Gall (Irish, Benedictine  monk in Switzerland, hermit, martyred by a farmer's scythe in 884)

πŸ“° St. Francis Xavier Bianchi of Arpino [Francesco Saverio] (Italian, Barnabite  priest, college president, miracle worker, died at age 71 in 1815 [beatified 1893, canonized 1951])

πŸ“° St. Geminian of Modena (Italian, bishop, d. 348)

πŸ“° Bl. John Angelus of Venice [Giovanni] (Italian, Benedictine  monk, c. 1050)

πŸ“° St. Julius of Novara (Italian, priest, c. 390)

πŸ“° Bl. Louis Talamoni of Monza [Luigi] (Italian, diocesan priest, founded Congregation of the Merciful Sisters of St. Gerard [Misericordines], died at age 77 in 1926 [beatified 2004])

πŸ“° Bl. Louise Albertoni of Rome [Luisa] (Italian, mother of three, widow, Franciscan  tertiary, died at about age 59 in 1533 [beatified 1671])

πŸ“° St. Madoes (Scottish?)

πŸ“° St. Marcella of Rome (Italian, noblewoman, widow, disciple of St. Jerome, died at about age 85 in 410)

πŸ“° St. Martin Manuel of Auranca (Portuguese, priest, martyred by Moslems in Spain in 1156)

πŸ“° Bl. Mary Christine Caroline Josephine Cajetana Elise of Cagliari [Maria Cristina Carolina Giuseppina Gaetana Elisa] (Sardinian/Austrian, renowned for virtues, married king of the Two Sicilies, died at age 23 [just after childbirth] in 1836 [beatified 2014])

πŸ“° St. Metranus of Alexandria (Egyptian, martyred c. 250)

πŸ“° St. Nicetas of Kiev (Ukrainian, monk, bishop of Novgorod, d. 1107)

πŸ“° Bl. Paula Costa of Brescia [Paola] [nee Gambara] (Italian, married woman, Franciscan  tertiary, died at age 51 in 1515 [beatified 1845])

πŸ“° Sts. Saturninus, Thyrsus, and Victor, of Alexandria (Egyptian, martyred c. 250)

πŸ“° Sts. Tarcisius, Zoticus, Cyriacus, and companions, of Alexandria (Egyptian, early martyrs)

πŸ“° St. Tryphaena of Cyzicus (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], married woman, tortured and martyred [gored by savage bull])

πŸ“° St. Ulphia of Amiens (French, hermitess, nun, d. 995?)

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