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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 Ordinary 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. (69)Fr. Louis-Marie de Blignières, F.S.V.F. (69)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)
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
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 (Trinitarians) (1198.12.17)

Mnister General of Order of the Most Holy Trinity (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:1861.05.20 († 78)

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

Superior General of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates) (1816.01.25 – 1861.05.20)

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

Bishop of Marseille (France) ([1837.04.01] 1837.10.02 – 1861.05.20)

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. (79)Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, E.P. (79)Permalink

President emeritus of Heralds of the Gospel
Superior General emeritus of Clerical Society of Virgo Flos Carmeli

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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