January 06, 2010

⛪ On January 6

πŸ“° St. AndrΓ© Bessette of Saint-Gregoire [baptized Alfred] (Canadian [Quebecois], Holy Cross  brother for 67 years, miracle worker through intercession of St. Joseph, died at age 91 in 1937 [beatified 1982, canonized 2010]) [On U.S. and Canadian "particular calendars"]

πŸ“° Holy Martyrs of Africa (of uncertain number and anonymous, martyred by burning c. 210)

πŸ“° St. Anastasius (Pannonian [from what is now Hungary], martyred c. 4th Century)

πŸ“° St. Diman Dubh of Connor (Irish, abbot, bishop, d. 658)

πŸ“° St. Edeyrn of Armorica (French, hermit, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Eigrad of Glamorgan (Welsh, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Erminold of PrΓΌfening (German, Benedictine  abbot, d. 1121)

πŸ“° Bl. Frederick of Saint-Vanne [FrΓ©dΓ©ric] (French, Benedictine  prior, d. 1020)

πŸ“° Bl. Gertrude van Oosten of Delft [Geertje] (Dutch, serving girl, beguine, mystic, stigmatist, d. 1358)

πŸ“° St. Guarinus of Sion [Guerin] (French, Cistercian  abbot in Switzerland, bishop in France, died at about age 85 in 1150)

πŸ“° St. John de Ribera of Seville [Juan] (Spanish, duke's son, archbishop of Valencia for 42 years, died at about age 78 in 1611 [beatified 1796, canonized 1959])

πŸ“° St. Macra of Rheims (French, virgin, tortured and martyred in 287)

πŸ“° St. Merinus (Irish, hermit in Wales, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Owen of Aberdaron [Hywyn] (Welsh, missionary, c. 516)

πŸ“° Bl. Peter Bonilli of San Lorenzo di Trevi [Pietro] (Italian, parish priest, founded Religious of the 

πŸ“° Holy Family of Spoleto, died at age 94 in 1935 [beatified 1988])

πŸ“° St. Peter of Canterbury (Italian, Benedictine  abbot in England, c. 608 [canonized 1915]) [commemorated by some on June 1]

πŸ“° St. Raphaela of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Porras y AyllΓ³n of Pedro Abad [Rafaela del Sagrado CorazΓ³n de Jesus] [baptized Rafaela Maria] (Spanish, co-foundress and mother general of Handmaids of the Sacred Heart, died at age 74 in 1925 [beatified 1952, canonized 1977])

πŸ“° Bl. Rita Beloved of Jesus LΓ³pes de Almeida of Ribafeita [Rita Amada de Jesus] ["Apostle of the Rosary"] (Portuguese, resisted Masonic government's persecution to found and guide Sisters of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, helped poor children, died at age 64 in 1913 [beatified 2005])

πŸ“° St. Schottin of Mt. Mairge (Irish, hermit, 6th Century)

πŸ“° St. Wiltrudis of Bergen (Bavarian, duchess, widow, Benedictine  abbess, c. 986)

[Christians celebrate this or another day in January as a commemoration of the Magi, traditionally known as Sts. Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar.]

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