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Saint Chrysophorus

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There is an old Eastern tradition that he converted after watching the martyrdom of Saint George, but all we know for sure is that this is the name of yet another early Christianity murdered for his faith. Martyr.

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Chrysophorus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Saint Theonas

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There is an old Eastern tradition that he converted after watching the martyrdom of Saint George, but all we know for sure is that this is the name of yet another early Christianity murdered for his faith. Martyr.

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theonas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Book of Saints – Tychichus

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(Saint) Bishop (April 29) (1st century) A disciple of Saint Paul the Apostle and helper in his work (Colossian 4:7,8; Ephesians 6:21,22). Tychichus is said to have finished his labours at Paphos in the Island of Cyprus, but we have no trustworthy record of his life.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Tychichus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Saint Victor

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There is an old Eastern tradition that he converted after watching the martyrdom of Saint George, but all we know for sure is that this is the name of yet another early Christianity murdered for his faith. Martyr.

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Victor“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Blessed Marie-Louise Trichet

Blessed Marie-Louise TrichetAlso known as

  • First Daughter of Wisdom
  • Marie-Louise de Jésus
  • Marie-Louise of Jesus

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The fourth of eight children born to Julien, a court magistrate, and Françoise Lecocq, a notably pious mother; one of Marie-Louise’s brothers became a priest, one of her sisters a nun; her eldest sister, Jeanne, was paralyzed at the age of 13, but was cured at 16 during a pilgrimage to Notre Dame des Ardilliers, Saumur, France. Educated from age seven by the Sisters of Sainte Jeanne de Lestonac. From the age of seventeen, Marie-Lousie devoted herself to the care of the poor and the sick, and when she worked at the poor house in Poitiers, France, a place known as a the General Hospital, she met and began to work with Saint Louis de Montfort. On 2 February 1703, at age 18, she dedicated herself to God and moved into the Hospital, officially as an impoverished inmate, but actually to help Father Louis administer the place. With him she co-founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom, was it’s first member, and served as its first leader.

De Montfort left to serve as a travelling missioner, and Sister Marie-Louise worked as nurse and administrator on her own for the next ten years. She expanded the mission of the Hospital to feed beggars and operate the Hospital of Niort in Deux-Sèvres, France. In 1715, she and Catherine Brunet left Poitiers for La Rochelle, France where they opened a free religious school; it soon had 400 students. Upon the death of Saint Louis de Montfort, Marie-Louise assumed full leadership of the Daughters of Wisdom. She returned to Poitiers in 1719, and established the mother-house of the Daughters in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, France in 1720; the house still stands, and is a museum of the Daughters. The Daughters lived and worked in abject poverty, but the Congregation continued to grow. From 1729 to 1759 thirty new houses of Daughters were founded, and they became known for teaching children, caring for the sick, and feeding the poor, all for free. Their houses became homes for orphans, the neglected elderly, and abandoned cripples.

At age 66, Mother Marie-Louise made a journey on horseback to all the Daughter communities to inspire the sisters. Returning home, she had an accidental fall that left in continuing pain, and broke her health. At her death, the Daughters had 174 sisters and 37 houses, and they have continued their good work in France, Spain, Prussia and Belgium for centuries.

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Your real Superior is Mary; I am but her servant. Blessed Marie-Louise

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Marie-Louise Trichet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Blessed Dominic of Besians

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Spanish Dominican. With Blessed Gregory, he preached in the villages of the Somontano, near Barbastro, near the Spanish Pyrenees. While travelling from one village to another, they were caught in strong thunderstorm; they sought refuge under and overhanging rock, which was loosened by the rain, and fell on them.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Dominic of Besians“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Blessed Adalberto of Ostrevant

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Born to the wealthy 8th century nobility, he was the Count of Ostrevant, and served in the Frankish royal court. Married and the father of ten daughters, including Blessed Ragenfreda. Adalberto was known for his piety and charity, and help found the convent in Denain, Hainault where his daughter was abbess.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Adalberto of Ostrevant“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Saint Maryáhb

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Priest. Martyred in the persecutions of Shapur II.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maryáhb“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Blessed Bernard of Sithiu

Blessed Bernard of SithiuAlso known as

  • Bernard of Maguellone
  • Bernard the Penitent

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To atone for the sins of his early life, including a murder, Bernard lived in complete poverty, wearing rags, eating whatever came to hand, if anything, travelling barefoot from one holy place to another, and living as a hermit between pilgrimages. In 1178 he settled near the abbey of Sithiu and spent his remaining four years in private penance and prayer.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bernard of Sithiu“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>

Blessed Andrés Hibernón Real

detail of a portrait of Blessed Andrés Hibernón Real by Nicolás Borrás, 1602; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial

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Born to an impoverished Spanish noble family. Educated by his uncle who was a chaplain in the cathedral of Murcia, Spain. Andrés worked and saved for several years to build up funds to provide for his sister’s marriage and help support his parents; while taking it to them he was attacked by thieves who took it all. He took this as a sign from God that worldly riches had no value, and vowed to devote himself to spiritual riches. He joined the Franciscan Friars Minor in Albacete, Spain on 1 November 1557. He made short pilgrimages to Marian shrines, visited the sick with priests, and spent endless hours in meditation and prayer during Eucharistic Adoration. He moved to the Alcantarine reform convent of San José in Elche, Spain in February 1563; in 1564 he was there when Saint Paschal Baylon received the habit. Assigned to establish a convent in Valencia, Spain, he became a close friend of Saint Juan de Ribera.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Andrés Hibernón Real“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2017. Web. 29 April 2017. <>