February 28 -- today's saints and blessedsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
On February 28, 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. Antonia of Florence (Italian, mother, widow twice, Franciscan tertiaries' prioress, died at about age 71 in 1472 [beatified 1847])
Sts. Caerealis, Gaius, Serapion, and Pupulus, of Alexandria (Egyptian, early martyr)
Bl. Daniel Brottier of La Ferté-Saint-Cyr (French, priest of Congregation of the Holy Spirit, died at age 59 in 1936 [beatified 1984])
St. Ermine (Irish?, 6th century)
Pope St. Gregory II of Rome (Italian, Vatican treasurer and librarian, elected to papacy in 715, reigned until death in 731)
St. Hedwig of Anjou [Hedvig/Jadwiga] (Hungarian, princess, queen of Poland, died giving birth before age 30 in 1399 [beatified 1979, canonized 1997])
Pope St. Hilary of Sardinia (Italian, papal legate, elected to papacy in 461, reigned until death in 468)
Sts. Justus, Macarius, Theophilus, and Rufinus (potters, martyred c. 250)
St. Oswald of York (Danish born in England, Benedictine monk in France, archbishop in England, theologian, daily washed feet of twelve poor people, d. 992)
St. Proterus of Alexandria (Egyptian, patriarch [bishop], martyred by stabbing in 457)
St. Romanus of Condat (French, monk, hermit, priest, healer, died at about age 69 c. 460)
St. Ruellinus of Treguier (French, bishop, 6th century)
Bl. Timothy Trojanowski of Sadlowo [Tymoteusz] [baptized Stanislaw Antoni (Stanislaus Anthony)] (Polish, Franciscan brother, martyred by Nazis at Auschwitz [Poland] at age 33 in 1942 [beatified 1999])
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), February 28, 2005
-- ("firstname.lastname@example.org), February 28, 2005.