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ItalySaint Fr. Amadio da Firenze (Seven Holy Founders), O.S.M.Permalink

Born: (Italy)
Died:1266.04.18

Founder of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1233.08.15)

ItalySaint Fr. Sostegno da Firenze (Seven Holy Founders), O.S.M.Permalink

Born: (Italy)
Died:1282

Founder of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1233.08.15)

ItalySaint Fr. Uguccione da Firenze (Seven Holy Founders), O.S.M.Permalink

Born: (Italy)
Died:1282

Founder of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1233.08.15)

Msgr. Jehan Dahyot-DolivetPermalink

FranceFr. Emmanuel d’Alzon, A.A.Permalink

Born:1810.08.30 (France)
Ordained Priest:1834.12.26
Died:1880.11.21 († 70)

Founder of Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption (Assumptionists) (1845)

Superior General of Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption (Assumptionists) (1845 – 1880)

ItalySaint Fr. Paolo Francesco Danei (Paul of the Cross), C.P.Permalink

Born:1694.01.03 (Italy)
Died:1775.10.18 († 81)

Founder of Congregation of the Passion (Passionists) (1720)

Superior General of Congregation of the Passion (Passionists) (1741 – 1775.10.18)

ItalySaint Abbot Benedetto da Norcia (Benedict of Norcia), O.S.B.Permalink

Born:480 (Italy)
Died:547.03.21 († 67)

Abbot nullius of Montecassino (Italy) (529 – 547.03.21)

Founder of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines) (529 – 547.03.21)

ArmeniaAbbot Mekhitar da Pietro, C.A.M.Permalink

Born: (Armenia)

Founder of Benedictine Congregation of the Mechitarists (Mechitarists) (1701)

FranceCardinal Pierre de Bérulle, C.O.I.Permalink

Born:1575.02.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1599.06.05
Created Cardinal:1627.08.30
Died:1629.10.02 († 54)

Founder of Oratory of France (Oratorians of France) (1611.11.11)

Superior General of Oratory of France (Oratorians of France) (1613.05.10 – 1629.10.02)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1627.08.30 – 1629.10.02)

SpainSaint Br. Pedro de San José de Betancur, O.F.B.Permalink

Born:1626.03.21 (Spain)
Died:1667.04.25 († 41)

Founder of Order of Brothers of Bethlehem (Bethlehemites) (1658)

PolandBlessed Fr. Honorat de Biala, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink

Born:1829.10.16 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1852.12.27
Died:1916.12.16 († 87)

Founder of Sons of the Sorrowful Mother of God (1880.12.08)

SpainFr. Louis-Marie de Blignières, F.S.V.F. (70)Fr. Louis-Marie de Blignières, F.S.V.F. (70)Permalink

Superior General of Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer

Born:1949.04.11 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1977

Founder of Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer (1979)

Superior General of Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer (1979 – 2011.09.13)

Superior General of Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer (2017.09.22 – ...)

FranceBishop Philibert de BruillardPermalink

Born:1765.09.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1789.09
Consecrated Bishop:1826.08.06
Died:1860.12.15 († 95)

Bishop of Grenoble (France) ([1825.12.28] 1826.07.03 – 1852.10)

Founder of Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette (1852.05)

FranceBlessed Fr. César de Bus, D.C.Permalink

Born:1544.02.03 (France)
Ordained Priest:1582
Died:1607.04.15 († 63)

Founder of Congregation of Christian Doctrine (Dottrinari) (1592.09.29)

SpainSaint Fr. José de Calasanz (Joseph Calasanctius), Sch. P.Permalink

Born:1557.09.11 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1583.12.17
Died:1648.08.25 († 90)

Founder of Order of Poor Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists) (1617.03.25)

BelgiumBlessed Fr. Theodorus de Cellis, O.S.C.Permalink

Born: (Belgium)
Died:1236

Founder of Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross (Crosiers) (1211.09.14)

FranceBishop Guillaume de Champeaux, C.R.S.V.Permalink

Died:1122.01.18

Founder of Canons Regular of the Congregation of Saint Victor (1108)

Bishop of Chalons-sur-Marne (France) (1113 – 1122.01.18)

PortugalSaint Br. Juan de Dios (John of God), O.H.Permalink

Born:1495.03.08 (Portugal)
Died:1550.03.08 († 55)

Founder of Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of God (1537)

SpainSaint Fr. Domingo de Guzmán Garcés (Dominic of Osma), O.P.Permalink

Born:1170 (Spain)
Died:1221.08.06 († 51)

Founder of Militia Christi (1209)

Founder of Order of Preachers (Dominicans) (1216)

Master of the Order of Order of Preachers (Dominicans) (1216 – 1221.08.06)

Master of the Sacred Palace of Prefecture of the Holy Apostolic Palaces (1218 – 1221.08.06)

FranceVenerable Fr. Léon Dehon, S.C.I.Permalink

Born:1843.03.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1868.12.19
Died:1925.08.12 († 82)

Founder of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) (1878.06.28)

Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) (1878.06.28 – 1925.08.12)

SpainSaint Fr. Juan de la Cruz (John of the Cross), O.C.D.Permalink

Born:1542.06.24 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1567
Died:1591.12.14 († 49)

Founder of Order of Discalced Carmelites (Teresian Carmelites) (1568.11.28)

FranceFr. Jean-Marie de La MennaisPermalink

Born:1780.09.08 (France)
Ordained Priest:1804.02.25
Died:1860.12.26 († 80)

Founder of Brothers of Christian Instruction of Ploërmel (1817)

IrelandBishop Daniel DelanyPermalink

Fortiter et suaviter

Born:1747.02
Ordained Priest:1770
Consecrated Bishop:1783.08.31
Died:1814.07.09 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Dansara (1783.05.13 – 1787.09.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1783.05.13 – 1787.09.18)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1787.09.18 – 1814.07.09)

Founder of Brothers of Saint Patrick (Patrician Brothers) (1808.02.02)

FranceSaint Fr. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, F.S.C.Permalink

Born:1651.04.30 (France)
Ordained Priest:1678.04.09
Died:1719.04.07 († 67)

Founder of Brothers of the Christian Schools (Lasalians, De La Salle Brothers) (1680)

ItalySaint Fr. Gaspare del Bufalo, C.PP.S.Permalink

Born:1786.01.06 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1808.07.31
Died:1837.12.28 († 51)

Founder of Missionaries of the Precious Blood (1815.08.15)

ItalySaint Fr. Camillo de Lellis, M.I.Permalink

Born:1550.05.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1583.05.26
Died:1614.07.14 († 64)

Founder of Clerks Regular of the Ministers of the Sick (Camillians) (1591.09.21)

Superior General of Clerks Regular of the Ministers of the Sick (Camillians) (1591.09.21 – 1607)

ItalySaint Bishop Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori, C.SS.R.Permalink

Born:1696.09.27 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1726.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1762.06.20
Died:1787.08.01 († 90)

Founder of Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) (1732)

Superior General of Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) (1743 – 1787.08.01)

Bishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti (Italy) (1762.06.14 – 1775.06.26)

PortugalArchbishop João Evangelista de Lima VidalPermalink

Filioli diligite alterutrum

Born:1874.04.02 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1896.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1909.06.29
Died:1958.01.05 († 83)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1909.03.31 – 1915.12.09)

Titular Archbishop of Mytilene (1915.12.09 – 1923.05.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lisboa (Portugal) (1915.12.09 – 1923.05.23)

Archbishop-Bishop of Vila Real (Portugal) (1923.05.23 – 1933.05.31)

Founder of Portuguese Missionary Society (1930.10.03)

Titular Archbishop of Oxyrynchus (1933.05.31 – 1940.01.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Aveiro (Portugal) (1938.11.11 – 1940.01.16)

Archbishop-Bishop of Aveiro (Portugal) (1940.01.16 – 1958.01.05)

ItalySaint Fr. Manetto dell’Antella (Seven Holy Founders), O.S.M.Permalink

Born: (Italy)

Founder of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1233.08.15)

Prior General of Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites) (1265 – 1267)

ItalySaint Pope Celestine V (Pietro del Morrone, O.S.B. Cel.)Permalink

Born:1215 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1294
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:1294.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:1294.08.19
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:1294.08.29
Resigned as Supreme Pontiff:1294.12.13
Died:1296.05.19 († 81)

Founder of Benedictine Congregation of the Celestines (1254)

Supreme Pontiff (1294.07.05 [1294.08.29] – 1294.12.13)

BelgiumFr. Júlio Maria de Lombaerde, S.D.N.Permalink

Born:1878 (Belgium)
Died:1944 († 66)

Founder of Missionaries of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament (1929.03.25)

FranceSaint Fr. Jean de Matha, O.SS.T.Permalink

Born:1154 (France)
Died:1213.12.17 († 59)

Founder of Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives (Trinitarians) (1198.12.17)

Mnister General of Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives (Trinitarians) (1198.12.17 – 1213.12.17)

ItalySaint Sr. Maria De Mattias, A.S.C.Permalink

Born:1805.02.04 (Italy)
Died:1866.08.20 († 61)

Founder of Adorers of the Blood of Christ (1834.03.04)

FranceSaint Bishop Eugène-Charles-Joseph de Mazenod, O.M.I.Permalink

Born:1782.08.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:1811.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1832.10.14
Died:1861.05.21 († 78)

Founder of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates) (1816.01.25)

Superior General of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates) (1816.01.25 – 1861.05.21)

Titular Bishop of Icosium (Algeria) (1832.10.01 – 1837.10.02)

Bishop of Marseille (France) ([1837.04.01] 1837.10.02 – 1861.05.21)

FranceSaint Fr. Bernard de Menthon, C.R.B.Permalink

Born:1020? (France)
Died:1081.06.12 († 61)

Founder of Canons Regular of the Hospitaller Congregation of Great Saint Bernard (1050)

FranceSaint Abbot Robert de Molesme, O. Cist.Permalink

Born:1029? (France)
Died:1111.04.17 († 82)

Founder of Order of Cistercians (Cistercians) (1098.03.21)

ItalySaint Fr. Filippo de Neri (Philip Neri), C.O.Permalink

Born:1515.07.21 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1551.05.23
Died:1595.05.25 († 79)

Founder of Confederation of Oratories of Saint Philip Neri (Oratorians) (1575.07.15)

FranceSaint Fr. Vincent de Paul, C.M.Permalink

Born:1581 (France)
Died:1660.09.27 († 79)

Founder of Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians, Lazarists) (1625.04.17)

Superior General of Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians, Lazarists) (1625.04.17 – 1660.09.27)

SpainFr. Francisco de Paula Vallet, C.P.C.R.Permalink

Born:1883 (Spain)
Died:1947 († 64)

Founder of Parochial Cooperators of Christ the King (1928.05.03)

FranceBr. Hugues de PayensPermalink

Born:1070? (France)
Died:1136.05.24 († 66)

Founder of Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Knights Templar) (1118)

Grand Master of Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Knights Templar) (1118 – 1136.05.24)

MaltaMsgr. Giuseppe De Piro, M.S.S.P.Permalink

Born:1877.11.02 (Malta)
Ordained Priest:1903
Died:1933.09.17 († 55)

Founder of Missionary Society of Saint Paul (1910.06.30)

SwitzerlandMs. Louise de ReynoldPermalink

Born: (Switzerland)

Founder of International Catholic Society for Girls (1897)

FranceFr. Alexandre de Rhodes, S.J.Permalink

Born:1591.03.15 (France)
Died:1660.11.05 († 69)

Founder of Paris Foreign Missions Society (1660)

FranceFr. Thierry de Roucy (62)Fr. Thierry de Roucy (62)Permalink

Founder of Heart’s Home

Born:1957 (France)

Founder of Heart’s Home (1990)

SwitzerlandSaint Bishop François de SalesPermalink

Non excidit

Born:1567.08.21 (France)
Ordained Priest:1593.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1602.12.08
Died:1622.12.28 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Nicopolis (1602.07.15 – 1602.09.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Genève (Switzerland) (1602.07.15 – 1602.09.17)

Bishop of Genève (Switzerland) (1602.09.17 – 1622.12.28)

Founder of Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary (Visitandines) (1610.06.06)

FranceFr. Gabriel DeshayesPermalink

Born:1767.12.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1792.03
Died:1841 († 74)

Founder of Brothers of Christian Instruction of Ploërmel (1817)

BrazilMsgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, E.P.Permalink

Born:1939.07.15 (Brazil)
Ordained Priest:2005.06.15

President of Heralds of the Gospel (1999 – 2017.06.12)

Founder of Clerical Society of Virgo Flos Carmeli (2005)

Superior General of Clerical Society of Virgo Flos Carmeli (2005 – 2017.06.12)

ItalySaint Sr. Maddalena di Canossa (Magdalen of Canossa), F.d.C.C.Permalink

Born:1774.03.01 (Italy)
Died:1835.04.10 († 61)

Founder of Canossian Daughters of Charity (Canossians) (1808)

Founder of Sons of Charity (Canossians) (1831.05.23)

ItalySaint Fr. Annibale Maria Di Francia (Hannibal Mary Di Francia), R.C.J.Permalink

Born:1851.07.05 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1878.03.16
Died:1927.06.01 († 75)

Founder of Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus (Rogationists) (1897.05.16)

ItalySaint Br. Francesco di Paola, O.M.Permalink

Born:1416.03.27 (Italy)
Died:1507.04.02 († 91)

Founder of Order of the Minims (1435)

ItalyFr. Arturo D’Onofrio, M.D.R.Permalink

Born:1914.08.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1938.03.12
Died:2006.11.03 († 92)

Founder of Missionaries of the Divine Redeemer (1954)

IrelandMr. Frank DuffPermalink

Born:1889.06.07 (Ireland)
Died:1980.11.07 († 91)

Founder of Legion of Mary (1921.09.07)

FranceFr. Charles-Augustin Duguey, P.S.M.Permalink

Born: (France)

Founder of Priests of Saint Mary of Tinchebray (1851)

FranceFr. Jacques Vincent Duret, C.S.B.Permalink

Born:1762 (France)
Died:1841.06.03 († 79)

Founder of Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians) (1822.11.21)

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