Archive for the ‘Saints Beati and Venerables’ Category.
Joined the Premonstratensians in 1561 in the Averbode monastery near Diest, Brabant, Belgium. Vicar of Rumen, Belgium in 1570. Fleeing ahead of Protestants forces, he moved to Sint-Truiden, Limburg, Belgium where he applied himself to parish work, but when a Protestant army overran the area he was captured and executed. Martyr.
- “Blessed Engelbert Beets“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 January 2017. Web. 17 January 2017. <>
- Giuseppe Tuân
- Joseph Tuân
Married layman, a father, a family man and a farmer. In the persecutions of Tu Duc, Guise was ordered to trample on a cross to prove he was not a Christian. Instead, he knelt before the cross and began praying. Martyr.
- “Saint Giuse Tuân“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 January 2017. Web. 17 January 2017. <>
- Romanus the Neomartyr
A pius and illiterate man, following a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands, Romanus sought spiritual direction at the monastery of Saint-Sabas on Mount Athos. He then returned to Thessalonica where he pubicly confessed his Christianity in front of Muslim Turks. Romanus was condemned to serve as a galley slave for this crime, but was later ransomed, regained his freedom, and spent more time in spiritual retreat on Mount Athos, this time at the Kavsokalyvia monastery. Again feeling a call to witness to Muslims, he travelled to Constantinople where he proclaimed his faith to the Muslim Turks. This time his crime led to torture and execution. Martyr. He is especially venerated in the Eastern churches.
- “Blessed Romanus of Athos“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2017. Web. 17 January 2017. <>
- “Saint Menas of Sinai“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2017. Web. 17 January 2017. <>
Sixth-century mountain hermit noted for going into the community to defend orthodox Christianity against the heresies of the day. Later legends added that he lived on a high rock, ate nothing but bread brought to him by an angel, that the angel brought so much that he distributed loaves to the poor who would gather around him to be healed by his prayers, and that so many people came for his blessing and bread that he had to built and led an abbey to accomodate them.
- “Saint Phosterios“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2017. Web. 17 January 2017. <>
Grew up a shepherd on the island of Crete. Lived as a prayerful beggar in Jerusalem for 12 years. Became a monk in Rome, Italy. Friend of Saint Michael the Confessor. He accompaned Saint Michael to Constantinople where he spent his remaining days as a monk.
- “Saint Gregory of Crete“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2017. Web. 17 January 2017. <>