Monthly Archives: August 2011

August 26th – Jacques Retouret – Martyr of Rocheport

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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August 25th – Mary of Jesus Crucified

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

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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August 17th – Angelus Augustine Mazzinghi

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

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 to… … Continue reading

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August 15th – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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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August 11th – Bl. Isidore Bakanja

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 … Continue reading

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

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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August 7th – St. Albert of Trapani

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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