July 22 -- today's saints and blessedsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Catholic : One Thread
On July 22, 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:
St. Mary Magdalene [also called Mary of Magdala] ["Apostle to the Apostles"] (Israelite, disciple of Jesus, present at Calvary and at the tomb on Easter, 1st century)
Bl. Augustine Fangi of Biella [Agostino] (Italian, nobleman, Dominican prior, miracle worker, died at about age 63 in 1493 [beatified 1872] [incorruptible])
St. Cyril of Antioch (Syrian, patriarch [bishop], c. 300)
St. Dabius of Albany (Irish, missionary priest in Scotland, 6th century?)
St. Joseph of Tiberias (Palestinian, converted Jewish layman, c. 356)
St. Meneleus of Ménat (French, Benedictine abbot, c. 720)
St. Movean of Inis-Coosery (Irish, disciple of St. Patrick, abbot, hermit, 6th century)
St. Pancharius of Besançon (French, bishop, opposed Arian heresy, c. 356)
Sts. Philip Evans of Monmouthshire and John Lloyd of Brecknockshire (Welsh, priests [one Jesuit, one diocesan], martyred [drawn, hanged, and quartered] under Charles II at about ages 34 and 49 in 1679 [beatified 1929, canonized 1970])
St. Plato of Ancyra (Galatian [from part of what is now Turkey], rich young man, martyred c. 306)
St. Syntyche of Philippi (Macedonian [Greek], female disciple of St. Paul [Phil. 4], 1st century)
St. Theophilus (fleet admiral, captured by Moslem invaders on Cyprus, martyred in 789)
St. Wandrille of Fontenelle (French, courtier, hermit, priest, abbot, died at about age 68 in. 668)
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), July 22, 2004
-- ("email@example.com), July 23, 2004.