Monthly Archives: August 2009

September Saints Pages

First – here’s the first Venerables Page:  Ven. Giovanni (John) Dominic Lucchesi Here are the Carmelite Saints and Feast Days I’ve added so far for August.  There are a few other Special days this month that will have pages up … Continue reading

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Jacques Retouret – Martyr of Rocheport – August 26th

Bl. Jacques Retouret Martyr of Rocheport (1746-1794) Priest and Martyr August 26th Bl. Jacques Retouret, Part of the Martyrs of Rocheport, was born at Limoges in France on September 15, 1746 to a merchant family. He was a serious young … Continue reading

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Mary of Jesus Crucified – August 25th

Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified (1846-1878) Virgin August 25th Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified was born in Galilee, Palestine on Jan 5, 1846 of the Baouardy family. Catholics of the Greek Melchite Rite, Abellin. In 1867 she entered the Discalced … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Duverneuill, Michael Louis Brulard and James Gagnot – Martyrs of Rocheport – August 18th

Bl. Jean-Baptiste Duverneuill Bl. Michael Louis Brulard Bl. James Gagnot Martyrs of Rocheport (d.1794) Priests and Martyrs August 18th Part of the Martyrs of Rocheport, France – Fr. Jean-Baptiste Duverneuil (b. 1737 at Limoges) in religion Fr. Leonard; Fr. Michael-Louis … Continue reading

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Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi – August 17th

Bl. Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi (c.1377 – 1438) Priest August 17th Angelus was one of the first Carmelites to come to Sicily from Mount Carmel. According to trustworthy sources, he was killed by unbelievers in Licata during… Read More…

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Bl. Maria Sagrario of St. Aloysious Gonzaga – August 16th

Bl. Maria Sagrario of St. Aloysious Gonzaga (1881-1936) Virgin/Martyr August 16th    Blessed Maria Sagrario was born at Lillo (Toledo) on January 8, 1881. A pharmacist by trade, she was one of the first women in Spain to be admitted … Continue reading

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15th

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15th On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it… Read More…

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Bl. Isidore Bakanja – August 11th

Bl. Isidore Bakanja – (c.1885-1909) Lay Martyr August 11th Bl. Isidore Bakanja, a member of the Boangi tribe, was born in Bokendela (Congo) between 1880 and 1890. In order to survive, even as a boy, he had to work as bricklayer … Continue reading

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Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) – August 9th

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) (1891-1942) Virgin/Martyr August 9th Edith Stein was born to a Jewish family at Breslau, Germany on October 12, 1891. Through her passionate study of philosophy she searched after truth and found it … Continue reading

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St. Albert of Trapani – August 7th

St. Albert of Trapani – (c.1250-1306) Priest August 7th Also known as St. Albert of Sicily. Albert was born of Benedict degli Abati and Joan Palizi, both of whom promised to consecrate him to the Lord. Albert’s parents promised that … Continue reading

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