November 18 -- today's saints and blessedsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
On November 18, we members of the Catholic Church family celebrate the feast of the dedication of the Roman basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul.
We also honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- saints whose souls are now in heaven:
St. Amandus of Lérins (French, abbot, d. 708)
Bl. Caroline Kózkówna of Wal-Ruda [Karolina] [“The Maria Goretti of Poland”] (Polish, virgin, resisted rape by Russian soldier, martyred at age 16 in 1914 [beatified 1987])
St. Constant of Lough Erne (Irish, priest, hermit, martyred in 777)
Bl. Grimoald of the Purification Santamaria of Pontecorvo [Grimoaldo della Purificazione] [baptized Ferdinando] (Italian, Passionist seminarian, died at age 19 in 1902 [beatified 1995])
St. Guilminus of Thouace (French, Benedictine monk, c. 1065)
St. Hesychius of Antioch (Roman, soldier, martyred by drowning c. 303)
Bl. John Xoun of Maeco and Bl. Leonard Kimura of Nagasaki (Japanese ... [John] lay member of Confraternity of the Holy Rosary ... [Leonard] Jesuit brother, catechist, cook, and tailor ... martyred by roasting over slow fire before 20,000 witnesses in 1619 [beatified 1867])
St. Keverne of Cornwall (British, c. 530)
St. Mawes of Brittany (Welsh, hermit, abbot in Britain and France)
St. Maximus of Mainz (German, bishop, persecuted by Arian heretics, d. 378)
St. Mummolus of Lagny (French, abbot, c. 690)
St. Nazarius of Lerins (French, monk, abbot)
St. Odo of Cluny (French, nobleman, Benedictine abbot, reformer of monasteries, religious author, champion of the poor, died at about age 63 in 942)
St. Oriculus and companions of Carthage (North African, martyred by Arian Vandals in 430)
St. Romanus and Barula (Palestinian and Syrian, deacon and seven-year-old boy, martyred [Romanus burned, strangled, and beheaded] in Syria in 304)
St. Thomas of Antioch (Syrian? hermit, d. 782)
If you have anything to share about these holy people, please reply now -- biographical episodes, prayers through their intercession, the fact that one is your patron -- whatever moves you. If you are interested in one of these saints or blesseds and want to find out more about him/her, please ask. Additional information is sometimes available on the Internet.
All you holy men and women, saints of God, pray for us.
God bless you.
-- J. F. Gecik ("email@example.com), November 18, 2004
-- ("firstname.lastname@example.org), November 18, 2004.