Saints & Heroes
Born in 747 to a family of noble decent, Benedict of Aniane was originally known as Witiza, or the Second Benedict.
Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, of Lezoux, France, was ordained a priest of the Society for Foreign Missions of Paris at the age of twenty-four.
Saint Guy was born in 950 and died in 1012. He is the patron saint of Anderlecht, Belgium; against mad dogs; against rabies; bachelors; epileptics; horned animals; laborers; protection of outbuildings, stables, and sheds; sacristans; work horses.
Saint Adrian whose feast day is on September 8, is a convert and martyr and the patron saint of arms dealers, butchers, guards and soldiers.
St. Andrew and his sister St. Bridget the Younger were born in Ireland of noble parents. There they studied under St. Donatus, an Irish scholar.
Saint Tarsicius is the patron saint of altar servers and first communicants. His feast day is August 15th.
Pope Saint Hormisdas (Pope from 514-523), was born in Frosinone, Campagna di Roma, Italy. He was an Italian by birth, though his name "Hormisdas" is Persian.
Saint Emidius was born a pagan of Trier who converted to Christianity. He was a Bishop and Martyr and is the patron Saint against earthquakes.
Saint Marie Magdalen Postel is the patron saint of chastity, teenage girls, poverty and forgiveness. She was lived from 1756 to 1846 and was canonized in 1925.
Nothing is known of Saint Paschasius’ lineage, as he was an orphan found on the steps of the convent of Notre-Dame de Soissons.
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