Blessed Gregory of Cahors

Also known as

  • Gregorio da Cahors

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Mercedarian. Master of Sacred Theology. Assigned in 1462 to ransom Christians enslaved by Muslims in Africa, the brought 184 of them home. Retired to live as a monk at the convent of Santa Maria in Toulouse, France where he devoted himself to prayer and contemplation.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gregory of Cahors“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2013. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Blessed Claudia Weinhardt

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Poor Clare nun in Brixon, Italy.

Died

  • 1643 of natural causes

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Claudia Weinhardt“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2013. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Martyrs of Africa

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Three Christians murdered together in Africa for their faith. The only details to survive are their names

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Africa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2013. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Blessed José María Corbin-Ferrer

Blessed José María Corbin-FerrerAlso known as

  • Giuseppe Maria Ferrer-Corbin

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Young layman in the archdiocese of Valencia, Spain. Brilliant university student, studying chemistry. Member of the Federation of Catholic Students. Arrested on 28 August 1936 for being a faithful Catholic during the Spanish Civil War, he was imprisoned on a ship in the harbour of Santander, Spain, and then given a show trial during which he was offered clemency if he would renounce his faith; he refused. Martyr.

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Venerated

Beatified

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed José María Corbin-Ferrer“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 June 2018. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Blessed Alfredo Parte-Saiz

Blessed Alfredo Parte-SaizAlso known as

  • Alfredo of the Virgin

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Member of the Piarists, making his vows on 13 August 1916. Began working in the Pious Schools in Villacarriedo, Spain in 1922. Ordained in Palencia, Spain on 3 March 1928. Arrested on 17 November 1936 for the crime of being a Catholic priest during the Spanish Civil War; he was imprisoned on a ship in the port of Santander. He was “tried” on 27 December 1936 and offered clemency if he would deny being a priest and a Piarst; he declined. Martyr.

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Beatified

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Alfredo Parte-Saiz“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 June 2018. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Blessed Roger of Verdun

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Born to the nobility. Courtier to Emperor Lothair III of Süpplingenburg. Having heard Saint Norbert of Xanten preach, Roger gave up the worldly life to become a wandering Premonstratensian preacher. Monk at the Prémontré monastery in Laon, France. In 1135 he was assigned by Blessed Hugh of Fosse to lead a group of monks at the monastery of Saint-Paul in Verdun, France; he served as their abbot until his death, and under his leadership the house grew to 300 brothers.

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Died

  • 1138 of natural causes

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Roger of Verdun“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2015. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Blessed Raymond de Barellis

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Mercedarian monk at the convent of Saint Eulalia in Lerida, Spain.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Raymond de Barellis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2013. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Fabiola

19th century portrait of Saint Fabiola of Rome by Jean-Jacques Henner; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteArticle

A Roman matron of rank, died 27 December, 399 or 400. She was one of the company of noble Roman women who, under the influence of Saint Jerome, gave up all earthly pleasures and devoted themselves to the practice of Christian asceticism and to charitable work.

At the time of Saint Jerome’s stay at Rome (382-84), Fabiola was not one of the ascetic circle which gathered around him. It was not until a later date that, upon the death of her second consort, she took the decisive step of entering upon a life of renunciation and labour for others.

Fabiola belonged to the patrician Roman family of the Fabia. She had been married to a man who led so vicious a life that to live with him was impossible. She obtained a divorce from him according to Roman law, and, contrary to the ordinances of the Church, she entered upon a second union before the death of her first husband. On the day before Easter, following the death of her second consort, she appeared before the gates of the Lateran basilica, dressed in penitential garb, and did penance in public for her sin, an act which made a great impression upon the Christian population of Rome. The pope received her formally again into full communion with the Church.

Fabiola now renounced all that the world had to offer her, and devoted her immense wealth to the needs of the poor and the sick. She erected a fine hospital at Rome, and waited on the inmates herself, not even shunning those afflicted with repulsive wounds and sores. Besides this she gave large sums to the churches and religious communities at Rome, and at other places in Italy. All her interests were centered on the needs of the Church and the care of the poor and suffering. In 395, she went to Bethlehem, where she lived in the hospice of the convent directed by Paula and applied herself, under the direction of Saint Jerome, with the greatest zeal to the study and contemplation of the Scriptures, and to ascetic exercises.

An incursion of the Huns into the eastern provinces of the empire, and the quarrel which broke out between Jerome and Bishop John of Jerusalem respecting the teachings of Origen, made residence in Bethlehem unpleasant for her, and she returned to Rome. She remained, however, in correspondence with Saint Jerome, who at her request wrote a treatise on the priesthood of Aaron and the priestly dress. At Rome, Fabiola united with the former senator Pammachius in carrying out a great charitable undertaking; together they erected at Porto a large hospice for pilgrims coming to Rome. Fabiola also continued her usual personal labours in aid of the poor and sick until her death. Her funeral was a wonderful manifestation of the gratitude and veneration with which she was regarded by the Roman populace. Saint Jerome wrote a eulogistic memoir of Fabiola in a letter to her relative Oceanus.

MLA Citation

  • Johann Peter Kirsch. “Saint Fabiola”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 December 2013. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Seven Martyrs of Thailand

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Thai Christians, lay and religious, who were martyred in the antiChristian persecutions that began when the French left Thailand.

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Beatified

MLA Citation

  • “Seven Martyrs of Thailand“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2019. Web. 17 October 2019. <>

Blessed Maria Phon

Blessed Maria PhonMemorial

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Daughter of John the Baptist and Catherine Tan Pha. A pious girl, Maria lived with an aunt named Mary and attended the local Catholic mission. Martyred in the antiChristian persecutions that began when the French left Thailand.

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Venerated

Beatified

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Maria Phon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 April 2019. Web. 17 October 2019. <>