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2024.02.29
Thursday

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The Twenty-Ninth Day of February. Nineteenth Day of the lunar month. 🌖

Saint Hilarius, pope

At Rome on Via Tiburtina, deposition of Saint Hilarius, pope, who wrote letters on the Catholic faith, with which he confirmed the Councils of Nicaea, Ephesus and Chalcedon, highlighting the primacy of the Roman see.

Saint Oswald, bishop of Worcester

At Worcester in England, Saint Oswald, bishop, who, at first as a canon, then becoming a monk, was finally placed at the head of the Churches of York and Worcester and, as an affable, joyful and learned teacher, introduced the rule of Saint Benedict in many monasteries.

Blessed Antonia da Firenze, widow, founder and first abbess of the monastery of Corpus Domini

At L’Aquila, Blessed Antonia da Firenze, widow, later founder and first abbess of the monastery of the Body of Christ under the first rule of Saint Clare.

Saint Auguste Chapdelaine, priest of Paris Foreign Missions and martyr of China

At Xilinxian in the province of Guangxi, China, Saint Auguste Chapdelaine, priest of the Paris Foreign Missions Society and martyr, who, arrested by soldiers together with many neophytes for having first sowed the Christian faith in this region, struck by three hundred lashes and forced into a small cage, finally died beheaded.

℣. Precious in the sight of the Lord
℟. Is the death of his Saints.

2024.03.01
Friday

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The First Day of March. Twentieth Day of the lunar month. 🌖

Saint Felix III, pope

At Rome at Saint Paul’s on Via Ostiense, Saint Felix III (II), pope, who was the ancestor of Pope Saint Gregory the Great.

Saint Aubin, bishop of Angers

At Angers in Gallia Lugdunensis, now in France, Saint Aubin, bishop, who strongly blamed the proud customs of the powerful and with commitment promoted the Third Council of Orléans for the renewal of the Church.

Saint David, bishop of Saint David

At Saint David in Wales, Saint David, bishop, who, imitating the model and customs of the Eastern Fathers, founded a monastery, from which many monks left to evangelise Wales, Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany.

Saint Siviard, abbot

At Le Mans in Neustria, now in France, Saint Siviard, abbot of Saint-Calais.

Saint Suitbert, bishop on the island of Kaiserswerth

On the island of Kaiserswerth on the Rhine in Saxony, Germany, Saint Suitbert, bishop, who, at first as a monk in Northumbria, England, later becoming a companion of Saint Willibrord and ordained bishop by Saint Wilfred, proclaimed the Gospel to the Batavians, Frisians and to other peoples of Germany and died piously in a monastery he founded at an advanced age.

Saint Léon, bishop of Bayonne and martyr

In Gascony, France, Saint Léon, bishop and martyr.

Saint Leoluca, abbot

In the monastery of Avena on the slopes of Mount Mercury in Calabria, Saint Leoluca, abbot of Monte Mula, who shone in the hermitic life as well as in the cenobitic one following the rules of the oriental monks.

Saint Rosendo, bishop abbot of Celanova

At Cellanova in Galicia in Spain, Saint Rosendo, first bishop of Mondoñedo, who worked to promote and renew monastic life in that province and, once having deposed the episcopal office, took the monastic habit in the monastery of Cellanova, which then he ruled as abbot.

Blessed Cristoforo da Milano, Dominican priest

At Taggia in Liguria, commemoration of Blessed Cristoforo da Milano, priest of the Order of Preachers, dedicated to divine worship and sacred doctrine.

Blessed Giovanna Maria Bonomo, Benedictine abbess

At Bassano in Veneto, Blessed Giovanna Maria Bonomo, abbess of the Order of Saint Benedict, who, rich in mystical gifts, shared in body and soul the pains of the Passion of the Lord.

Saint Agnes Cao Guiying, catechist and martyr of China

At the city of Xilinxian in the province of Guangxi in China, Saint Agnes Cao Guiying, martyr, who, already married to a violent husband, after his death dedicated herself by mandate of the bishop to the teaching of Christian doctrine and, for this reason, in prison and suffering cruel torments, always trusting in God, migrated to the eternal banquet.

℣. Precious in the sight of the Lord
℟. Is the death of his Saints.

2024.03.02
Saturday

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The Second Day of March. Twenty-First Day of the lunar month. 🌗

Saint Troadius, martyr

At Neocaesarea in Pontus, in present-day Turkiye, Saint Troadius, martyr during the persecution of the emperor Decius, whose fight was attested by Saint Gregory the Wonderworker.

Saint Chad, bishop of Lichfield

At Lichfield in England, Saint Chad, bishop, who held the episcopal office in the then poor provinces of Mercia, Lindsey and southern Anglia, undertaking to administer according to the example of the ancient Fathers in great perfection of life.

Saint Luca Casali da Nicosia, monk

At Agíra in Sicily, Saint Luca Casali da Nicosia, monk, full of humility and virtue.

Saint Agnes of Bohemia, princess of Bohemia, founder and first abbess of the Clarisse monastery of Prague

At Prague in Bohemia, now Czechia, Saint Agnes of Bohemia, abbess, who, as daughter of King Ottokar, refused a royal marriage to be the bride only of Christ, embraced the rule of Saint Clare in the monastery she herself built, in which she wanted to observe with poverty severity.

Blessed Charles the Good, martyr from Denmark

At Bruges in Flanders, in present-day Belgium, Blessed Charles the Good, martyr, who, as prince of Denmark and then count of Flanders, was the guardian of justice and defender of the poor, until he was killed by the soldiers whom he tried in vain to induce to peace.

Saint Angela of the Cross Guerrero y González, founder of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross

At Seville in Spain, Saint Angela of the Cross Guerrero y González, who, as founder of the Institute of the Sisters of the Cross, did not keep for herself any privilege that she did not also reserve for the poor, whom she used to call her masters and serve in everything.

℣. Precious in the sight of the Lord
℟. Is the death of his Saints.

2024.03.03
Sunday

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The Third Day of March. Twenty-Second Day of the lunar month. 🌗

Saints Marinus, soldier, and Asterius, senator, martyrs

At Caesarea in Palestina, Saints Marinus, soldier, and Asterius, senator, martyrs under the emperor Gallienus: the former, denounced as a Christian by a hostile fellow soldier, professed his faith in a clear voice before the judge, receiving the martyr’s crown with the decapitation; it is handed down that Asterius, spreading his garment on the ground, picked up the martyr’s body and immediately received the same honour he paid to the martyr.

Saints Emeterio and Celedonio, brothers, martyrs

At Calahorra in northern Spain, Saints Emeterio and Celedonio, who, both as soldiers near León in Galicia, at the outbreak of persecution, were taken to Calahorra for having confessed the name of Christ, and received the crown of martyrdom there.

Saints Cleonicus and Eutropius, martyrs

At Amaséa in Pontus, in present-day Turkiye, Saints Cleonicus and Eutropius, martyrs during the persecution of Emperor Maximian under the governor Asclepiodatus.

Saint Tiziano, bishop of Brescia

At Brescia, Saint Tiziano, bishop.

Saint Guénolé, first abbot of Landévennec

At Cornwall in England, Saint Guénolé, first abbot of Landévennec, who is said to have been a disciple of Saint Budoc on the island of Lavret and brought prestige to monastic life.

Saint Artelaide, virgin

At Benevento, Saint Artelaide, virgin.

Saint Anselmo, founder and first abbot of Nonantola

At Nonantola in Emilia, Saint Anselmo, founder and first abbot of the local monastery, who for fifty years promoted monastic discipline both with teaching and with the exercise of virtues.

Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg, empress of the Holy Roman Empire

At Oberkaufungen in Hesse, Germany, Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg: she brought many benefits to the Church together with her husband Saint Henry the Emperor, and, after his death, she herself migrated to the Lord in the convent where she had retired as a nun, making Christ her inheritance. Her body was placed with full honours next to the remains of Saint Henry in Bamberg.

Blessed Frederik, Premonstratensian priest

In Friesland, in the territory of the present-day Netherlands, Blessed Frederik, priest, at first parish priest in the town of Hallum, then abbot of the Premonstratensian monastery of Mariengaarde.

Blessed Pietro Geremia, Dominican priest

At Palermo, Blessed Pietro Geremia, priest of the Order of Preachers, who, confirmed by Saint Vincent Ferrer in the ministry of the word of God, dedicated himself entirely to the salvation of souls.

Blessed Giacomino de’ Canepacci, Carmelite religious

At Vercelli, Blessed Giacomino de’ Canepacci, religious of the Carmelite Order, distinguished for his dedication to prayer and penance.

Blesseds Liberat Weiss, Samuele Marzorati and Michele Pio Fasoli, Franciscan religious, martyrs of Ethiopia

Near Gondar in Ethiopia, Blesseds Liberat Weiss, Samuele Marzorati and Michele Pio Fasoli, priests of the Order of Friars Minor and martyrs, who died by stoning for the Catholic faith.

Blessed Pierre-René Rogue, Lazarist priest and martyr of France

At Vannes in Brittany, France, Blessed Pierre-René Rogue, priest of the Congregation of the Mission and martyr: during the French Revolution, having refused to take the impious oath imposed on the clergy, he remained in the city to secretly serve the faithful and, condemned to death, reached the mercy of the Lord in the same church in which he celebrated the sacred mysteries.

Saint Teresa Eustochio Verzeri, founder of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart

At Brescia, Saint Teresa Eustochio Verzeri, virgin, founder of the Institute of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Blessed Innocenzo da Berzo Scalvinoni, Capuchin priest

At Bergamo, Blessed Innocenzo da Berzo Scalvinoni, priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, who shone for his extraordinary love in spreading the word of God and in hearing confessions.

Saint Katharine Drexel, virgin, founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

At Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States of America, Saint Katharine Drexel, virgin, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, who generously and charitably used the assets she inherited for the education and redemption of Indians and blacks.

℣. Precious in the sight of the Lord
℟. Is the death of his Saints.

2024.03.04
Monday

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The Fourth Day of March. Twenty-Third Day of the lunar month. 🌗

Saint Casimir, prince of Poland

Saint Casimir, son of the King of Poland, who, as a prince, shone through zeal in faith, chastity, penance, generosity towards the poor and devotion to the Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary and still young, worn out by consumption, fell asleep in the grace of the Lord at the city of Grodno near Vilnius in Lithuania.

Saints Photius, Archelaus, Quirinus and 17 companions, martyrs

At Nicomedia in Bithynia, in present-day Turkiye, Saints Photius, Archelaus, Quirinus and seventeen others, martyrs.

Saint Basinus, bishop of Trier

At Trier in the Rhineland in Austrasia, now Germany, Saint Basinus, bishop, who, born to the dukes of the kingdom of Austrasia, first became a monk, then abbot of Saint Maximin of Trier and, finally elevated to the episcopal see of the city, allowed the foundation of the monastery of Saint Irmina in Echternach in Luxembourg.

Saint Appiano, monk

At Comacchio in Romagna, Saint Appiano, monk, who, sent by the monastery of Pavia, led a hermitic life in this town.

Saint Pietro, abbot of Cava and bishop of Policastro

In the monastery of Cava de’ Tirreni in Campania, Saint Pietro, who, after following the monastic life from a young age, was elected bishop of Policastro, but, tired of the clamour of worldly life, returned to the monastery, where, having become abbot, he renewed discipline admirably.

Blessed Humbert III, count of Savoy

At Chambéry in Savoy, in present-day France, Blessed Humbert III, third count of Savoy, who, although forced to leave the cloister to deal with public affairs, practised the monastic life with great dedication, to which he later returned.

Blesseds Christopher Bales, priest, Alexander Blake and Nicholas Horner, martyrs of England

At London, England, Blesseds Christopher Bales, priest, Alexander Blake and Nicholas Horner, martyrs, who during the persecution in the time of Queen Elizabeth I jointly received the crown of glory.

Blessed Placide Viel, virgin, superior of the Sisters of the Christian Schools of Mercy

In the monastery of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte in Normandy in France, Blessed Placide Viel, virgin, who distinguished herself in holding the Congregation of the Christian Schools of Mercy with commitment and humility.

Saint Giovanni Antonio Farina, bishop of Vicenza, founder of the Teaching Sisters of Saint Dorothy Daughters of the Sacred Heart

At Vicenza, Saint Giovanni Antonio Farina, bishop, who in various ways worked in pastoral action and founded the Institute of the Teaching Sisters of Saint Dorothy Daughters of the Sacred Hearts to provide for the education of poor girls and all the afflicted and marginalised.

Blesseds Mieczysław Bohatkiewicz, Władysław Maćkowiak and Stanisław Pyrtek, priests and martyrs

At the town of Berezwecz near the city of Głębokie in Poland, Blesseds Mieczysław Bohatkiewicz, Władysław Maćkowiak and Stanisław Pyrtek, priests and martyrs, who, in time of war, for their faith in Christ were thrown into prison and shot.

℣. Precious in the sight of the Lord
℟. Is the death of his Saints.

according to Roman Martyrology 2004

See Also

Roman Martyrology 2004

Upcoming Feasts in Calendar

General Roman Calendar

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