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Saint Vicinius of Sarsina

detail of a mosaic depicting San Vicinio, his mitre and iron collar; date and artist unknown; Basilica of San Vicinio, Sarsina, Italy; photographed on 9 September 2015 by Rapallo80; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Vicinio

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Prayerful hermit on a mountain near Sarsina, Italy; it has since been named Monte San Vicinio in his honour. As was the custom then, around the year 303 the clergy and laity of Sarsina gathered to select their bishop; they saw a sign appear in the heavens above the mountain where Vicinius lived (one account gives it as angels in prayer over his hermitage), a group of the faithful was dispatched to find the man pointed out to them, and Vicinio was chosen the first bishop of Sarsina. Vicinius served for over 25 years, spreading the faith to the entire region. Even as bishop he regularly returned to the mountains to make solitary spiritual retreats. Miracle worker, exorcist and healer of both physical and mental illness.

As a personally imposed penance, for much of his life Vicinius wore an iron collar around his neck; it had a heavy stone attached by a chain. Healings he prayed for were especially powerful if the patient briefly wore the iron collar around his own neck. The collar has survived to today, and is still used for blessings of the sick, particularly those suffering from obsessions. Over the years a folk tradition developed of weaving collars of different coloured threads into “collars” as get-well wishes for the sick, and a reminder of the prayers for the intercession of Saint Vicinius; these collars, known as cordlens, are also blessed and given to the faithful during the celebration of the memorial on 28 August. Legand says that a beggar once tried to steal the collar and chain; he ran all night to escape the area only to find at dawn that he had been running in the same spot for hours; he threw the chain into the river where it floated until found by the locals and returned to its proper place.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Vicinius of Sarsina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 January 2018. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Anthony of Gerace

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Basilian monk at the Greek monastery of San Felipe Argiró near Locri in lower Calabria, Italy. Friend of Saint Nicodemus of Mammola and Saint Jeiunio of Gerace. Known for his ascetic physical and deep prayer life, and as a miracle worker.

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Anthony of Gerace“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 January 2018. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Agatonico of Thrace

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Martyr.

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Agatonico of Thrace“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 January 2018. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Teoprepio of Thrace

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Martyr.

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Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Teoprepio of Thrace“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 January 2018. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Elias the Younger

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Monk in the tradition of the Eastern Fathers of monasticism. Escaping the persecutions of Muslim Saracens, he moved to Calabria in Sicily and spent an austere life devoted to prayer.

Died

  • 903 in Thessalonica, Macedonia of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Elias the Younger“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 January 2018. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Largo of Rome

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Martyr.

Died

  • at the 7 mile marker, on the Via Ostia, Rome, Italy

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Largo of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 January 2018. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Koupaïa

Saint KoupaïaAlso known as

  • Aspasia
  • Aspasie
  • Coupaïa
  • Koupaia
  • Pompaïa
  • Pompée
  • Pompey

Memorial

  • 2 January
  • 26 July on some calendars
  • last Sunday in July (Tréguier, Saint Pompée, Langoat, diocese of Saint-Brieuc, France)

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Born a princess, the daughter of King Eusebius and Saint Landouenne, and learned her faith at her mother‘s knee. She immigrated from the British Isles to Brittany in France c.500 to marry King Hoel I, and become queen of Armorique in Brittany. The couple and their court were forced into exile in England in 509 by invading Frisians; King Hoel re-captured his kingdom in 513. Mother of seven children including Saint Tugdual, Saint Sève, Saint Lunaire, and King Hoël II of Brittany. Queen Koupaïa and her son Tugdual and daughter Sève returned to Amorica in 545 after the death of King Hoel. Tugdual founded the monastery of Tréguier, and Koupaïa spent her remaining days nearby, living as a prayerful hermitess; the church of Langoat, France was built on the site of her home.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Koupaïa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 January 2018. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Sebastian of Agaunum

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Soldier. Member of the Theban Legion. To escape the persecution of Emperor Maximian, he fled from his unit to the Piedmont region of Italy, but was caught, convicted of being a Christian, and executed. Martyr.

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Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Sebastian of Agaunum“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 December 2017. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Alverius of Agaunum

The Theban LegionMemorial

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Soldier. Member of the Theban Legion. To escape the persecution of Emperor Maximian, he fled from his unit to the Piedmont region of Italy, but was caught, convicted of being a Christian, and executed. Martyr.

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alverius of Agaunum“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 December 2017. Web. 26 May 2018. <>

Saint Mabenna

Saint MabennaAlso known as

  • Mabena
  • Mabon
  • Mabyn

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Born a princess, the daughter of Saint Brychan of Brycheiniog. She relocated to Cornwall, England where she lived as a prayerful hermitess in an area which was later named after her.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mabenna“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 November 2017. Web. 26 May 2018. <>