patrons of Mammola, Italy

coat of arms for Mammola, ItalyPatrons

MLA Citation

  • “patrons of Mammola, Italy“. Patrons of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

Saint Nicodemus of Mammola

Saint Nicodemus of MammolaAlso known as

  • Nicodemus of Cirò
  • Nicodemus of Cellerano
  • Nicodemus of Kellerano
  • Nicodemo of…

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Son of Theophanes and Pandia. Educated by a local priest, Father Galatone, known for his learning and piety. Even as a young man, Nicodemus was disgusted by the mis-spent lives of his contemporaries, and was drawn to the monastic life. He tried to join the monks in the San Mercurius abbey on Mount Pollino in the Calabria region of Italy; it was a hard, ascetic life for these monks, dressed in goat skins, going bare-foot in all seasons, surviving on chestnuts and lupins with a cave for shelter and some straw for a bed, and Nicodemus was initially turned away by the abbot, Saint Fantinus, who thought the young man’s health too frail for a monk‘s life. But Nicodemus persevered, and Fantinus eventually relented and welcomed him to the community. Brother monk with Saint Nilus of Rossano.

Feeling the need for greater solitude, Nicodemus withdrew to live as a hermit on Monte Cellerano in Locri, Italy. His reputation for wisdom and piety followed him, though, and he soon attracted several spiritual students, and organized them in to a colony that lived separately but met once a week. However, his community became too well known; there were too many would be students, too many lay visitors, and too many incursions by Saracen invaders. The monks dispersed to various monasteries. Nicodemus moved first to a house in Gerace, Italy, and then to a monastery near Mammola, Italy where he spent the rest of his life. His reputation for holiness was such that, upon his death, the monastery was renamed San Nicodemo in his honour.

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Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nicodemus of Mammola“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

patrons of Costacciaro, Italy

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MLA Citation

  • “patrons of Costacciaro, Italy“. Patrons of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

Blessed Tommaso of Costacciaro

detail of an antique Italian Blessed Tommaso of Costacciaro holy card, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial

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After a visit to a Camaldolese hermitage in 1270, Tommaso was drawn to the monastic and eremetical life. Camaldolese monk in the abbey of Santa Maria in Sitria, Italy. Hermit on Monte Cucco in the Umbria region of Italy for over 60 years, living a life of utter poverty and denial in order to spend all his time in prayer and meditation.

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Beatified

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Tommaso of Costacciaro“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

Saint Mona of Milan

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Bishop of Milan, Italy.

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Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mona of Milan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

Blessed Everard of Nellenburg

Blessed Everard of NellenburgAlso known as

  • Eberhard VI of Nellenburg

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Born to the nobility. Count of Nellenberg, Swabia (in modern Germany). Married to Blessed Ita of Nellenberg. Founded the Benedictine monastery of Allerheiligen (All Saints) in Schaffhausen, Swabia, c.1049, built and provisioned it, and c.1070 entered it as a monk.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Everard of Nellenburg“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

Blessed Pawel Januszewski

Blessed Pawel Januszewski; detail of a holy card, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Father Hilary Januszewski

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Son of Martin and Marianne Januszewski. Pawel studied at colleges in Greblin, Suchary and Krakow in Poland. Joined the Carmelites of the Ancient Observance in 1927 at age 20, taking the name Hilary, and beginning his novitiate in Lviv (in modern Ukraine). He studied philosophy in Krakow, then theology at the International College of Saint Albert in Rome, Italy. Ordained a priest on 15 July 1934. Recognized for academic excellence while studying at the Academy of Saint Thomas in Rome. Assigned to the Carmel in Krakow, Poland in 1935. Professor of Dogmatic Theology and Church History in Krakow. Prior of the Krakow Carmelite community on 1 November 1939. Arrested, deported and imprisoned in December 1940 in the Nazi persecutions, having offered himself in exchange for an older brother who was very ill. Imprisoned in Krakow, the Sachsenchausen concentration camp, and finally in the Dachau concentration camp in April 1941. Imprisoned with Blessed Titus Brandsma, the two often spent time in prayer together. Father Hilary ministered to other prisoners where he could, dying of typhus contracted by caring for the sick. Martyr.

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  • 25 March 1945 in prisoner cabin 25 in the Dachau concentration camp, Oberbayern, Germany of typhus
  • his body was still in the cabin when Allied troops liberated the camp a few days later
  • body cremated in the Dachau crematorium

Venerated

Beatified

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Pawel Januszewski“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

Blessed Bertrada of Laon

detail of a statue of Blessed Bertrada holding a smaller statue of Blessed Charlemagne; date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Bertrada the Pius
  • Bertrada la Pia
  • Bertha…
  • Berta…

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Married to King Pepin the Short. Queen of the Franks. Mother of Blessed Charlemagne. Her life was overshadowed by her illustrious husband and her son, and most details about her have been lost.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bertrada of Laon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

Daughters of Feradhach

Also known as

  • Filiae Feradachi

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Mentioned in early calendars and martyrologies, but no information about them has survived.

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Daughters of Feradhach“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>

Blessed Pietro of Gubbio

detail of a portrait of Blessed Pietro da Gubbio, date unknown; signed with the name 'Stephen'; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial

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Born to the Italian nobility, Pietro studied law at universities in Perugia, Italy, and Paris, France. He was a successful and brilliant lawyer known for his honesty, and who concentrated on representing the poor.

When he was 40 years old, Pietro came to know the Augustinians and was drawn to them, wanting to put himself and his law practice at the disposal of the Church. Priest. Friar in the Augustinian monastery in Gubbio, Italy. Chosen by the Order‘s vicar-general to serve as Provincial Visitor to Augustinian houses in France; tradition says that he travelled bare-footed and met all his brother Augustinians that way as a sign of humility. Noted preacher. Known for his holiness of life, his zeal for the Augustinian Rule and the Christian life, his patience with Augustinian brothers who had trouble living up to the Rule, and as a miracle worker. He spent later years as a prayerful monk the Gubbio monastery where he had begun.

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Died

  • between 1306 and 1322 in Gubbio, Umbria, Italy of natural causes
  • buried in the common grave of friars in the center of the choir area in the Augustinian church in Gubbio
  • legend says that one day soon after his burial, the monks were in the choir, sang the Te Deum, and heard a voice from the tomb that responded: Te Dominum confitemur! (Lord, we thank you!); the frightened brothers opened the tomb and found the body of Blessed Peter on his knees, looking up and hands crossed on his chest
  • relics still enshrined in the Augustinian church

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Pietro of Gubbio“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>