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2023.09.24
Sunday

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The Twenty-Fourth Day of September. Ninth Day of the lunar month. 🌓

Saint Anatalo, first bishop of Milan

At Milan, Saint Anatalo, considered the first bishop of this city.

Saints Andoche, Thyrse and FĂ©lix, martyrs

At Seaulieu in the territory of Autun in France, Saints Andoche, Thyrse and FĂ©lix, martyrs.

Saint Rustique, bishop of Clermont

At Clermont-Ferrand in Aquitaine, also in France, Saint Rustique, bishop, who, being already a priest in this city, accepted, to the joy of the people, the honour of the episcopate.

Saint Loup, bishop of Lyons

At Lyon, also in France, Saint Loup, bishop, previously living as an anchorite.

Saint Isarn, abbot of Saint-Victor at Marseille

At Marseilles in Provence, Saint Isarn, abbot, who, strict with himself, but meek and peaceful with others, renewed the regular discipline in the monastery of Saint Victor.

Saint Gerard of Csanád, bishop of Csanád and martyr

In Pannonia, in the territory of present-day Hungary, Saint Gerard of Csanád Sagredo, bishop of Csanád and martyr, who was the teacher of Saint Emeric, an adolescent prince, son of King Saint Stephen, and died stoned near the Danube in the revolt of some local pagans.

Blessed Dalmacio Moner, Dominican priest

At Gerona in Catalonia in Spain, Blessed Dalmacio Moner, priest of the Order of Preachers, distinguished lover of solitude and silence.

Blesseds William Spenser, priest, and Robert Hardesty, martyrs of England

At York in England, the blessed martyrs William Spenser, priest, and Robert Hardesty, who, sentenced to death under Queen Elizabeth I, the first because he was a priest, the other because he had hosted him, were hung on the gallows.

Saint Antonio González, Dominican priest and martyr of Japan

At Nagasaki in Japan, Saint Antonio González, priest of the Order of Preachers and martyr, who, sent to Japan with five companions and shortly thereafter arrested, was twice subjected to the water torture and, seized with fever, preceded the others in death under Supreme Commander Tokugawa Yemitsu.

Saint Pacifico da San Severino Divini, Franciscan priest

At San Severino in the Marches, Saint Pacifico da San Severino, priest of the Order of Friars Minor, distinguished for his penance, love of solitude and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

Blessed Anton Martin Slomšek, bishop of Lavant

At Maribor in Slovenia, Blessed Anton Martin Slomšek, bishop, who took great care of the Christian life of families and of the formation of the clergy and fought with all his strength for the unity of the Church.

Blessed Janina Gabriel, Benedictine abbess of Lviv, founder of Benedicine Sisters of Charity

At Rome, Blessed Janina Gabriel, abbess, who ruled the monastery of Lviv, but, unjustly slandered, came to Rome, where she lived in poverty and joy, founding the Congregation of the Benedictine Sisters of Charity and organizing the apostolate known as “Casa Famiglia”, for poor workers or those far from their families.

Blessed José Ramón Pascual Ferrer Botella, priest and martyr of Spain

At the village of Abalat de la Ribera in the territory of Valencia in Spain, Blessed José Ramón Pascual Ferrer Botella, priest and martyr, who suffered martyrdom during the persecution against the faith.

Blessed José María Ferrándiz Hernández, priest and martyr of Spain

At the village of Rotglá y Corbera in the same territory in Spain, Blessed José María Ferrándiz Hernández, priest and martyr, who, during the same persecution, completed his battle for the faith.

Blessed EncarnaciĂłn Gil Valls, virgin and martyr of Spain

At the town of OllerĂ­a, also in the Valencian area, Blessed EncarnaciĂłn Gil Valls, virgin and martyr, who went undefeated to meet Christ the Spouse carrying the lighted lamp.

Blessed José Ramón Ferragud Girbés, martyr of Spain

At Alzira, in the same territory in Spain, Blessed José Ramón Ferragud Girbés, martyr, who, as father of family, fell victim for Christ to the persecutors of the faith.

â„Ł. Precious in the sight of the Lord
â„ź. Is the death of his Saints.

2023.09.25
Monday

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The Twenty-Fifth Day of September. Tenth Day of the lunar month. 🌔

Saint Cleopas, disciple of the Lord

Commemoration of Saint Cleopas, disciple of the Lord, whose heart burned, when Christ appeared on Easter evening and explained the Scriptures to them along the way while travelling with another disciple; he too was the one who recognized the Lord in the act of breaking the bread in the village of Emmaus.

Saint Firmin, bishop of Amiens, martyr

At Amiens in Gallia Belgica, now in France, Saint Firmin, venerated as bishop and martyr.

Saints Paul, Tatta, Sabinian, Maximos, Rufus and Eugene, martyrs at Damascus

At Damascus in Syria, the holy martyrs Paul and Tatta, married couple, Sabinian, Maximos, Rufus and Eugene, their sons, who, accused of being Christians, beaten and tortured with other tortures, finally surrendered their souls to God.

Saint Solen, bishop of Chartres

At Chartres in Gallia Lugdunensis, now in France, Saint Solen, bishop.

Saint Prince, bishop of Soissons

At Soissons in Gallia Belgica, also in France, Saint Prince, bishop, brother of Saint Remigius.

Saint Finbarr, bishop of Cork

At Cork in Munster in Ireland, Saint Finbarr, bishop.

Saint Aunaire, bishop of Auxerre

At Auxerre in Neustria, in present-day France, Saint Aunaire, bishop, during whose episcopate the Geronymian Martyrology was completed.

Saint Ermenfroy, abbot of Cusance

At Cusance in the territory of Besançon also in Neustria, Saint Ermenfroy, abbot.

Saint Sergius of Radonezh, hegumen

In the monastery of the Holy Trinity in Moscow in Russia, Saint Sergius of Radonezh, who, after leading a hermitic life in wild forests, embraced the cenobitic life and, having been elected hegumen, propagated it, showing himself to be a meek man, advisor to princes and consoler of the faithful.

Blessed Marco Criado, Trinitarian priest, martyr of Spain

In the Alpujarras mountains near Granada in Andalusia in Spain, Blessed Marco Criado, priest of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity for the liberation of slaves and martyr, who was killed by the Moors.

Blesseds Juan Pedro de San Antonio Bengoa Aranguren, Passionist priest, Pablo María de San José Leoz Portillo, Passionist religious, and Jesú Hita Miranda, Marianist religious, martyrs of Spain

At the town of Carrión de Calatrava near Ciudad Real, also in Spain, the blessed martyrs Juan Pedro de San Antonio Bengoa Aranguren, priest, and Pablo María de San José Leoz Portillo, religious of the Congregation of the Passion, and Jesú Hita Miranda, religious of the Society of Mary, who, during the persecution, were shot by militiamen in hatred of the Church.

â„Ł. Precious in the sight of the Lord
â„ź. Is the death of his Saints.

2023.09.26
Tuesday

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The Twenty-Sixth Day of September. Eleventh Day of the lunar month. 🌔

Saints Cosmas and Damian, physicians and martyrs

Saints Cosmas and Damian, martyrs, who are believed to have practised the profession of doctors at Cyrrhus in the province of Euphratesia, in present-day Turkiye, without asking for any remuneration and have healed many with their free treatment.

Saint Gideon, judge and prophet

Commemoration of Saint Gideon, of the tribe of Manasseh, who was judge of Israel and, having received from the Lord the sign of the dew that descended on the fleece, with the strength of God he destroyed the altar of Baal and freed the people of Israel from the yoke of enemies.

Saint Senatore, martyr at Albano

At Albano in Lazio, Saint Senatore, martyr.

Saint Eusebio, bishop of Bologna

At Bologna, commemoration of Saint Eusebio, bishop, who fought together with Saint Ambrose for the Catholic faith against Arianism and worked hard to promote the value of virginity among girls.

Saint Stefano di Rossano Calabro, monk

At Gaeta in Lazio, Saint Stefano di Rossano Calabro, monk, companion of Saint Nilus the Younger.

Saint Nilo, founder and abbot of Grottaferrata

In the Tusculum countryside near Rome, Saint Nilo, abbot, who, of Greek origin, sought a holy conduct of life and, pervaded by the desire for penance, humility and pilgrimage, as well as distinguished by the spirit of prophecy and wisdom of doctrine, founded the famous monastery of Grottaferrata according to the teachings of the Eastern Fathers, where the nonagenarian gave his spirit to God in the church.

Blessed Lucia da Caltagirone, Franciscan virgin

At Salerno, Blessed Lucia da Caltagirone, virgin of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis.

Saints Sebastianus Nam I-gwan and 8 companions, Lucia Kim “kop-ch’u”, Catharina Yi, widow, and her daughter Magdalena Cho, martyrs of Korea

At Seoul in Korea, passion of Saints Sebastianus Nam I-gwan and eight companions, martyrs, who for their Christian faith were beheaded after atrocious tortures; with them are also commemorated the holy martyrs Lucia Kim “kop-ch’u”, Catharina Yi, widow, and her daughter Magdalena Cho, virgin, who, put in prison for Christ, on an unknown day of this month died for the tortures suffered.

Saint Thérèse Couderc, virgin, founder of the Sisters of the Cenacle

At Lyons in France, Saint Thérèse Couderc, virgin, who, not without great tribulations but with a serene soul, founded the Society of Our Lady of the Retreat of the Last Supper at the village of La Louvesc near the tomb of Saint John Francis Regis.

Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger, Redemptorist priest

At the village of Gars near Munich in Germany, Blessed Kaspar Stanggassinger, priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, who, in charge of the formation of young people, offered them an example of joyful charity and assiduous prayer.

Blessed Luigi Tezza, Camillian priest, founder of the Daughters of Saint Camillus

At the city of Los Reyes in Peru, Blessed Luigi Tezza, priest of the Order of Clerics Regular Ministers of the Sick, who, to serve God among the sick, founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Camillus, which wisely initiated many works of charity.

Blesseds Amparo Rosat Balasch and MarĂ­a del Calvario Romero Clariana, virgins of the Sisters of the Christian Doctrine, martyrs of Spain

At Valencia in Spain, Blesseds Amparo Rosat Balasch and MarĂ­a del Calvario Romero Clariana, virgins of the Congregation of Christian Doctrine and martyrs, who, during the persecution, were thrown into prison and finally killed for remaining faithful to Christ the Bridegroom.

Blesseds Rafael Pardo Molina and José María Vidal Segó, Dominican religious and martyrs of Spain

At the same place, Blessed Rafael Pardo Molina, religious of the Order of Preachers and martyr, who died during the persecution against the faith. Together with him we also commemorate the blessed martyr José María Vidal Segó, priest of the same Order, who for his tireless testimony of faith in Christ was welcomed into glory at Barcelona.

Blessed Crescencia Valls EspĂ­, virgin and martyr of Spain

At the village of Puerto de Canals in the territory of Valencia in Spain, Blessed Crescencia Valls EspĂ­, virgin and martyr, who suffered martyrdom in the course of the same persecution against the faith.

Blessed MarĂ­a del Olvido Noguera Albelda, virgin and martyr of Spain

At the village of BenifairĂł de Valldigna in the same territory in Spain, Blessed MarĂ­a del Olvido Noguera Albelda, virgin and martyr, who, also in the same persecution, suffered martyrdom for her faith.

Blessed Buenaventura de Puzol Esteve Flors, Capuchin priest and martyr of Spain

At the village of Gilet, also in the same region, Blessed Buenaventura de Puzol Esteve Flors, priest of the Order of the Friars Minor Capuchin and martyr, who in the same period passed to the Lord under the violence of the enemies of the faith.

Blessed María Jordá Botella, virgin and martyr of Spain

At the village of Benifallím in the territory of Alicante also in Spain, Blessed María Jordá Botella, virgin and martyr, who completed the glorious fight for Christ.

Blessed León María de Alacuás Legua Martí, Amigonian priest, martyr of Spain

At Madrid, also in Spain, Blessed León María de Alacuás Legua Martí, priest of the Capuchin Tertiary of the Blessed Virgin of Sorrows and martyr, who also in the same persecution obtained the crown of glory.

â„Ł. Precious in the sight of the Lord
â„ź. Is the death of his Saints.

2023.09.27
Wednesday

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The Twenty-Seventh Day of September. Twelfth Day of the lunar month. 🌔

Saint Vincent de Paul, priest, founder of the Vincentians

Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, priest, who, full of priestly spirit, dedicated himself to the care of the poor at Paris, recognizing in the face of every suffering person that of his Lord, founded the Congregation of the Mission, as well as, with the collaboration of Louise de Marillac, the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity, to provide for the restoration of the lifestyle of the Church of the origins, to form clergy in a holy manner and to assist the poor.

Saint Caio, bishop of Milan

At Milan, Saint Caio, bishop.

Saint Florentin and Saint Hilaire, martyrs

In the fortress of Brémur in France, Saint Florentin, who is said to have been pierced with a sword by the Vandals together with Saint Hilaire.

Saint Hiltrude, virgin

In the monastery of Liesse in Hainault, in the territory of present-day France, Saint Hiltrude, virgin, who lived piously, retired to her brother Gontrad, abbot.

Saints Adolfo and Juan, martyrs at Cordoba

At Cordoba in Andalusia, Spain, the holy martyrs Adolfo and Juan, brothers, who, during the persecution of the Moors at the time of King Abd ar-Rahman II, were crowned with martyrdom for Christ.

Saint Bonfiglio, bishop of Foligno

At Fara near Cingoli in the Marches, Saint Bonfiglio, who, after having been bishop of Foligno, spent ten years in the Holy Land; later returning to Italy, he lived as a monk in the monastery of Storaco, of which he had been abbot in the past, and finally died in solitude.

Saint Elzéar de Sabran, count of Ariano, and Blessed Delfina, his wife

At Paris in France, Saint Elzéar de Sabran, who, as count of Ariano, observed virginity and all the other virtues together with his wife, Blessed Delfina, died in still a flourishing age.

Blessed Lorenzo da Ripafratta, Dominican priest

At Pistoia, Blessed Lorenzo da Ripafratta, priest of the Order of Preachers, who faithfully observed religious discipline for sixty years and was assiduous in listening to sinners.

Blessed Jean-Baptiste Laborie du Vivier, deacon and martyr of France

In a sordid galley anchored off Rochefort on the French coast, Blessed Jean-Baptiste Laborie du Vivier, deacon and martyr, who during the persecution of the Church was sentenced to harsh imprisonment for his clerical condition and died consumed by serious illness.

Blesseds José Fenollosa Alcayna, priest, and Fidel de Puzol Climent Sanchis, Capuchin religious, martyrs of Spain

At Sagunto in Spain, blessed martyrs José Fenollosa Alcayna, priest, and Fidel de Puzol Climent Sanchis, religious of the Order of the Friars Minor Capuchin, who, during the persecution against the faith, shed their blood for Christ.

Blesseds Francisca Javier de Rafelbuñol Fenollosa Alcayna, Amigonian religious, and Herminia Martínez Amigó de Martínez, mother of family, martyrs of Spain

At the village of Gilet in the Valencian territory, also in Spain, the blessed martyrs Francisca Javier de Rafelbuñol Fenollosa Alcayna, nun of the Third Order of the Capuchin nuns of the Holy Family, and Herminia Martínez Amigó de Martínez, mother of the family, who, in the same persecution, confirmed their faithfulness to the Lord with their blood.

â„Ł. Precious in the sight of the Lord
â„ź. Is the death of his Saints.

2023.09.28
Thursday

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The Twenty-Eighth Day of September. Thirteenth Day of the lunar month. 🌔

Saint Wenceslaus, duke of Bohemia, martyr in Bohemia

Saint Wenceslaus, martyr: as duke of Bohemia, he was educated in human and divine wisdom by his paternal aunt Ludmilla and, although severe with himself, he was however a man of peace in administering the kingdom and merciful towards the poor, and redeemed pagan slaves en masse for sale at Prague by having them baptised; after having faced many difficulties in governing his subjects and educating them to the faith, betrayed by his brother Boleslaus, he was killed in the church at Stará Boleslav in Bohemia by some assassins.

Saints Lorenzo Ruiz and 15 companions, martyrs of Japan

Saints Lorenzo Ruiz and fifteen companions, priests, religious and laypeople, martyrs, who, after having sown the Christian faith in the Philippine Islands, Taiwan and Japan, by order of the supreme commander Tokugawa Iemitsu suffered on different days martyrdom for the love of Christ at Nagasaki in Japan, but today they are all celebrated in a single commemoration.

Saints Alphius, Alexander and Zosimus, martyrs at Antioch

At Chiliadu in Pisidia, in present-day Turkiye, the holy brothers Alphius, Alexander and Zosimus, martyrs.

Saint Chariton, abbot in Palestine

In the monastery of Souka near Bethlehem in Palestine, Saint Chariton, abbot, who, assiduous in prayer and fasting, founded numerous monasteries in the desert.

Saint Zama, first bishop of Bologna

At Bologna, Saint Zama, considered the first bishop of the city.

Saint Exupère, bishop of Tolouse

At Toulouse in Aquitaine, now in France, Saint Exupère, bishop, who dedicated a basilica in honour of Saint Saturninus and, at the time of the invasion of the barbarians, showed himself to be a staunch defender of his city; Saint Jerome recounts how sparing he was towards himself and generous, instead, with others.

Saint Eustochium, virgin in Palestine

At Bethlehem of Judah, commemoration of Saint Eustochium, virgin, who, together with his mother Saint Paula, left Rome to reach the crib of the Lord and not deprive herself of the advice of her master Saint Jerome, and in this land passed to the Lord shining with illustrious merits.

Saint Salonius, bishop of Geneva

At Geneva in present-day Switzerland, Saint Salonius, bishop, who first led a monastic life on the island of LĂ©rins and, later becoming bishop, supported the doctrine of Pope Saint Leo the Great and mystically explained the Holy Scriptures.

Saint Fauste, bishop of Riez

At Riez in Provence in France, Saint Fauste, bishop, who, already abbot of LĂ©rins, was exiled by King Euric for having written against Arianism regarding the incarnation of the Word of God and the consubstantiality of the Holy Spirit with the Father and to his coeternity with the Son.

Saint Ennemond, bishop of Lyons and martyr

At Lyons in France, Saint Ennemond, bishop and martyr.

Saints Chunialdus and Gislarius, priests at Salzburg

At Salzburg in Bavaria, in present-day Austria, Saints Chunialdus and Gislarius, priests, who helped the bishop Saint Rupert.

Saint Leoba, virgin at Mainz

At Mainz in the Rhineland, in Germany, Saint Leoba, virgin: called from England to Germany by Saint Boniface, her relative, she was put in charge of the monastery of Tauberbischofsheim, where she guided the handmaids of God on the path of perfection with word and example.

Blessed Bernardino da Feltre Tomitano, Franciscan priest

At Pavia, Blessed Bernardino da Feltre Tomitano, priest of the Order of Friars Minor, who brought good harvests everywhere from his preaching, instituted the so-called Monti di PietĂ  against usury and, a man of peace, was called by Pope Sixtus IV to settle civil disputes.

Saint SimĂłn de Rojas, Trinitarian priest

At Madrid in Spain, Saint SimĂłn de Rojas, priest of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity fand of the Captives, who, as a member of the entourage of the Queen of Spain, never accepted either carriage or compensation, but always showed himself humble among royal splendour, poor, merciful to the poor and ardent with devotion to God.

Blesseds Ioannes Mukunō Chōzaburō, Augustinus of Jesus Mary Yukimoto Ichizaemon, Michaël Ichinose Sukezaemon, Laurentius of Saint Nicholas Kaida Hachizō, Petrus of the Mother of God Sawaguchi Kuhyōe and Thomas Terai Kahyōe, martyrs of Japan

At Nagasaki in Japan, Blesseds Ioannes Mukunō Chōzaburō, catechist, Augustinus of Jesus Mary Yukimoto Ichizaemon, Michaël Ichinose Sukezaemon, Laurentius of Saint Nicholas Kaida Hachizō, Petrus of the Mother of God Sawaguchi Kuhyōe and Thomas Terai Kahyōe, martyrs, beheaded for Christ.

Blessed Francesc Xavier Ponsa Casallach, Hospitaller religious, martyr of Spain

At the village of San Felix de Codines in Catalonia in Spain, Blessed Francesc Xavier Ponsa Casallach, religious of the Order of Saint John of God and martyr, who, during the persecution, obtained the palm of glory for Christ and for the Church.

Blessed Amalia Abad Casasempere, mother of family, martyr of Spain

At the town of Benillup in the territory of Alicante also in Spain, Blessed Amalia Abad Casasempere, martyr, who, as mother of family, during the persecution against the faith achieved the crown of martyrdom for her testimony given to Christ.

Blessed José Tarrats Comaposada, Jesuit priest and martyr of Spain

At Valencia, alsoin Spain, Blessed José Tarrats Comaposada, religious of the Society of Jesus and martyr, who, in that same persecution, was received by Christ in glory.

Blessed Mykyta, auxiliary bishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians, martyr of Kazakhstan

At the city of Karadzar near Karaganda in Kazakhstan, Blessed Mykyta Budka, bishop, who, as the first Catholic of the Byzantine Rite to exercise his ministry in Canada, was deported, under a regime hostile to God, to a detention camp, where, persevering in faith, he endured every adversity with fortitude until his death for the love of Christ.

â„Ł. Precious in the sight of the Lord
â„ź. Is the death of his Saints.

according to Roman Martyrology 2004

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Roman Martyrology 2004

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