Blessed Andrea Franchi

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Profile

Studied at the Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella in Pistoia, Italy as a boy, and joined the Dominicans there at age 14. Great preacher and evangelist. Prior of the Dominican houses in Pistoia, Lucca and Orvieto in Italy. Bishop of Pistoia, Italy in 1382; his ministry to the poor and sick led to his title of Father of the Poor. Miracle worker, including ending an epidemic of the Black Death. After 18 years of service, ill health forced him to retire from his see and return to life as a prayerful monk at the monastery in Pistoia.

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Beatified

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Andrea Franchi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

patrons of Associazione della Gioventù Cattolica Maschile

Patrons

MLA Citation

  • “patrons of Associazione della Gioventù Cattolica Maschile“. Patrons of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

Blessed Pedro Malasanch

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Born to the Catalan nobility. Joined the Mercedarians at age 18. Made redemption trips to Africa in 1415 and 1427 to ransom Christians who had been enslaved by Muslims. During the latter trip, he was imprisoned, tortured and executed by the Moors for refusing to deny Christianity. Martyr.

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Died

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Pedro Malasanch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

Blessed Juan of Granada

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Grandson of King Ismael of Granada of convert from Islam; son of Ozmin Aben Adriz a convert from Islam. Studied in Salamanca, Spain. Joined the Mercedarians in Valladolid, Spain. Commander of the convent of Córdoba, Spain for 13 years. Mercedarians provincial of Castile, Spain in 1407. Made redemption trips to Africa in 1415 and 1427 to ransom Christians who had been enslaved by Muslims. During the latter trip, he was imprisoned, tortured and executed by the Moors for refusing to deny Christianity. Martyr.

Died

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Juan of Granada“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

Blessed Bartolomeo Magi di Anghiari

Blessed Bartolomeo Magi di AnghiariMemorial

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Franciscan friar.

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Died

Beatified

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bartolomeo Magi di Anghiari“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

Blessed Gerardo Mecatti

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Inspired by the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, Gerardo gave all his wealth to the poor and withdrew to live as a prayerful hermit. He came into the city for Mass, to pray in churches for the souls in Purgatory and the conversion of non-Christians, to care for the sick, and to offer any help he could give to pilgrims. Miracle worker.

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Died

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gerardo Mecatti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

Saint Senzio of Bieda

Also known as

  • Sensia
  • Sentias
  • Sentius
  • Senzi
  • Senzius

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Fifth-century hermit.

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Senzio of Bieda“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

Blessed Leoncio López Ramos

Also known as

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Priest. Member of the Picpus Fathers. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Leoncio López Ramos“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

Blessed Benjamín Fernández de Legaria Goñi

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Priest. Member of the Picpus Fathers. Martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Benjamín Fernández de Legaria Goñi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>

Blessed Antonio Caixal

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Well-educated Mercedarian friar. Chosen 15th Master-General of the Mercedarians in 1405, he worked to build up the interior life of its members, and the financial resources they used to ransom Christians from slavery in Muslim countries. Served as diplomat for the King of Aragon. Attended the Council of Perpignan, France; attended the Council of Constance, Switzerland. A great believer in the unity of the Church, he worked to overcome the Western Schism. Chosen bishop of Lyons, France, but declined.

Died

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Antonio Caixal“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>