November 26 -- today's saints and blessedsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
On November 26, we members of the Catholic Church family honor, in a special way, the following friends of God -- "saints" and "blesseds" whose souls are now in heaven:
Bl. Albert of Haigerloch (German, nobleman, Benedictine prior, parish priest, d. 1311)
St. Alypius Stylianus of Adrianopolis (from Asia Minor, deacon, stylite hermit [atop pillar] for over 60 years, 5th century?)
St. Amator of Autun (French, bishop, 3rd century)
St. Basolus of Limoges (French, soldier, monk, hermit, miracle-worker, died at about age 65 c. 620)
St. Bellino of Padua (Italian, bishop, martyred in 1151)
St. Conrad of Constance (German, nobleman, bishop, d. 975 [canonized 1123])
St. Egelwine of Athelney (British, prince, 7th century)
Sts. Faustus of Alexandria, Didius, Ammonius, Phileas, Hesychius, Pachomius, Theodore, and over 650 companions (Egyptians ... priest, six bishops, and others ... martyred c. 311)
Bl. Gaetana Sterni of Cassola (Italian, Canossian sister, founder of Sisters of the Divine Will, died at age 62 in 1889 [beatified 2001])
Bl. Hugh Taylor of Durham (English, priest, martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Elizabeth I at about age 25 in 1585 [beatified 1987])
Bl. James Alberione of San Lorenzo di Fossano [Giacomo] (Italian, parish priest, co-founder of the Pauline family of congregations [Society of Saint Paul, Daughters of Saint Paul, Sisters Disciples of the Divine Master, and Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd], died at age 87 in 1971 [beatified 2003])
St. John Berchmans of Diest [Jan] (Belgian, poor son of shoemaker, Jesuit seminarian, died at age 22 in 1621 [beatified 1865, canonized 1888])
St. Leonard Casanuova of Port Maurice [Leonardo] [baptized Paolo Girolamo (Paul Jerome)] (Italian, Franciscan priest, missionary, prolific spiritual writer, foremost promoter of Via Crucis [Stations of the Cross], died at age 74 in 1751 [beatified 1796, canonized 1867])
St. Marcellus of Nicomedia (from Asia Minor [now called Turkey], priest, martyred [hurled from a height] by Arian heretics in 349)
Bl. Marmaduke Bowes of Ingram Grange (English, layman, martyred by hanging under Elizabeth I in 1585 [beatified 1987])
St. Martin of Arades (French, Bendictine monk, d. 726)
St. Nikon Metanoite of Pontus (Armenian, monk, missionary on Crete and in Greece, d. in 998)
St. Peter of Alexandria (Egyptian, patriarch [bishop], martyred in 311)
Bl. Pontius of Faucigny [Ponce] (French, Benedictine abbot, died at about age 78 in 1178 [beatified 1806])
St. Sylvester Gozzolini of Osimo [Silvestro] (Italian, nobleman, hermit, founder and abbot of Blue [Silvestrine] Benedictines, died at about age 90 in 1267 [canonized 1598])
Pope St. Siricius I of Rome (Italian, deacon, elected in 384, reigned until death at about age 65 in 399)
Bl. Walter of Aulne (Belgian, Cistercian prior, c. 1180)
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 ("firstname.lastname@example.org), November 20, 2004
-- (email@example.com), November 26, 2004.