Archive for the ‘Saints Beati and Venerables’ Category.

Venerable Antônio Ferreira Viçoso

Profile

Ordained a priest in the Congregation of the Mission on 7 March 1818. Bishop of Mariana, Brazil on 15 July 1843 where he served for over 30 years.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

  • if you have information relevant to this Cause, contact
       Rev. Shijo Kanjirathamkunnel, CM
       Província Brasileira da Congregação da Missão
       Rua Cosme Velho, 241 – Cosme Velho
       22241-09 – Rio de Janeiro – RJ, BRAZIL

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Antônio Ferreira Viçoso“. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 July 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>
















Saint Serapion of Ephesus

Also known as

Memorial

Profile

One of a group of seven young Christian men who hid in a cave in hopes of avoiding the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were ordered by the pro-consul in Ephesus to renounce their faith; they refused, and were sentenced to die. Legend says that they were walled up in their hiding cave, guarded by the dog Al Rakim; when the cave wall was breached in 479 – they all woke up!

It is likely that the youths were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The resurrection story confusion came from the phrase “went to sleep in the Lord” which was used to describe the death of Christians, and 479 is when their relics were discovered.

Died

  • 250 in Ephesus (in modern Turkey); tradition says that they were walled up in a cave to suffocate, but other records indicate that they were tortured to death in various ways
  • relics discovered in 479
  • relics translated to Marseilles, France and enshrined in a large stone coffin

Canonized

Representation

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Serapion of Ephesus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 July 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>

Saint Maximianus of Ephesus

Also known as

Memorial

Profile

One of a group of seven young Christian men who hid in a cave in hopes of avoiding the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were ordered by the pro-consul in Ephesus to renounce their faith; they refused, and were sentenced to die. Legend says that they were walled up in their hiding cave, guarded by the dog Al Rakim; when the cave wall was breached in 479 – they all woke up!

It is likely that the youths were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The resurrection story confusion came from the phrase “went to sleep in the Lord” which was used to describe the death of Christians, and 479 is when their relics were discovered.

Died

  • 250 in Ephesus (in modern Turkey); tradition says that they were walled up in a cave to suffocate, but other records indicate that they were tortured to death in various ways
  • relics discovered in 479
  • relics translated to Marseilles, France and enshrined in a large stone coffin

Canonized

Representation

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maximianus of Ephesus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 July 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>

Saint Martinianus of Ephesus

Also known as

Memorial

Profile

One of a group of seven young Christian men who hid in a cave in hopes of avoiding the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were ordered by the pro-consul in Ephesus to renounce their faith; they refused, and were sentenced to die. Legend says that they were walled up in their hiding cave, guarded by the dog Al Rakim; when the cave wall was breached in 479 – they all woke up!

It is likely that the youths were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The resurrection story confusion came from the phrase “went to sleep in the Lord” which was used to describe the death of Christians, and 479 is when their relics were discovered.

Died

  • 250 in Ephesus (in modern Turkey); tradition says that they were walled up in a cave to suffocate, but other records indicate that they were tortured to death in various ways
  • relics discovered in 479
  • relics translated to Marseilles, France and enshrined in a large stone coffin

Canonized

Representation

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Martinianus of Ephesus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 July 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>

Saint Malchus of Ephesus

Also known as

Memorial

Profile

One of a group of seven young Christian men who hid in a cave in hopes of avoiding the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were ordered by the pro-consul in Ephesus to renounce their faith; they refused, and were sentenced to die. Legend says that they were walled up in their hiding cave, guarded by the dog Al Rakim; when the cave wall was breached in 479 – they all woke up!

It is likely that the youths were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The resurrection story confusion came from the phrase “went to sleep in the Lord” which was used to describe the death of Christians, and 479 is when their relics were discovered.

Died

  • 250 in Ephesus (in modern Turkey); tradition says that they were walled up in a cave to suffocate, but other records indicate that they were tortured to death in various ways
  • relics discovered in 479
  • relics translated to Marseilles, France and enshrined in a large stone coffin

Canonized

Representation

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Malchus of Ephesus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 July 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>

Saint Joannes of Ephesus

Also known as

Memorial

Profile

One of a group of seven young Christian men who hid in a cave in hopes of avoiding the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were ordered by the pro-consul in Ephesus to renounce their faith; they refused, and were sentenced to die. Legend says that they were walled up in their hiding cave, guarded by the dog Al Rakim; when the cave wall was breached in 479 – they all woke up!

It is likely that the youths were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The resurrection story confusion came from the phrase “went to sleep in the Lord” which was used to describe the death of Christians, and 479 is when their relics were discovered.

Died

  • 250 in Ephesus (in modern Turkey); tradition says that they were walled up in a cave to suffocate, but other records indicate that they were tortured to death in various ways
  • relics discovered in 479
  • relics translated to Marseilles, France and enshrined in a large stone coffin

Canonized

Representation

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Joannes of Ephesus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 July 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>

Saint Dionysius of Ephesus

Also known as

Memorial

Profile

One of a group of seven young Christian men who hid in a cave in hopes of avoiding the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were ordered by the pro-consul in Ephesus to renounce their faith; they refused, and were sentenced to die. Legend says that they were walled up in their hiding cave, guarded by the dog Al Rakim; when the cave wall was breached in 479 – they all woke up!

It is likely that the youths were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The resurrection story confusion came from the phrase “went to sleep in the Lord” which was used to describe the death of Christians, and 479 is when their relics were discovered.

Died

  • 250 in Ephesus (in modern Turkey); tradition says that they were walled up in a cave to suffocate, but other records indicate that they were tortured to death in various ways
  • relics discovered in 479
  • relics translated to Marseilles, France and enshrined in a large stone coffin

Canonized

Representation

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Dionysius of Ephesus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 July 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>

Saint Constantinus of Ephesus

Also known as

Memorial

Profile

One of a group of seven young Christian men who hid in a cave in hopes of avoiding the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were ordered by the pro-consul in Ephesus to renounce their faith; they refused, and were sentenced to die. Legend says that they were walled up in their hiding cave, guarded by the dog Al Rakim; when the cave wall was breached in 479 – they all woke up!

It is likely that the youths were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The resurrection story confusion came from the phrase “went to sleep in the Lord” which was used to describe the death of Christians, and 479 is when their relics were discovered.

Died

  • 250 in Ephesus (in modern Turkey); tradition says that they were walled up in a cave to suffocate, but other records indicate that they were tortured to death in various ways
  • relics discovered in 479
  • relics translated to Marseilles, France and enshrined in a large stone coffin

Canonized

Representation

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Constantinus of Ephesus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 July 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>

Venerable Leo Gustav Dehon

[Venerable Leo Dehon]Also known as

  • Father John of the Sacred Heart
  • Leon Dehon

Profile

Raised in a pious family; his mother was especially devoted to the Sacred Heart, and passed this on to Leo. As a young man he felt a call to the priesthood, but his father had other plans for him, and sent him to study at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. He earned a degree in civil law at 21, but had spent much of his free time in a local church. His father tried again to interest his son in the world by sending him on a long tour of the East, but on his way home Leo entered the French seminary of Saint Claire in Rome, Italy in October 1865. Ordained on 19 December 1868 in the basilica of Saint John Lateran. His father not only came to terms with his son’s vocation, he returned to the Church himself.

Stenographer for the first Vatican Council. Parish priest at Saint Quentin. Part of the first congress of workers. Founded a Catholic newspaper. Founded the College of Saint John from the young people he brought into the Institute of Saint John. Spiritual director and confessor to a house of Sister Servants of the Sacred Heart. Father Leo began feeling drawn to religious life, and on 28 June 1878, following a pilgrimage to Loreto, Italy, he founded the Oblates of the Sacred Heart, taking the name Father John of the Sacred Heart. The Oblates grew quickly, but due to misunderstandings about their mission, they met great opposition, and on 3 December 1883 were ordered disbanded. After a period of depression, prayer and reflection, Leo re-formed his Institute as the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) on 25 February 1888 with a goal of parish and foreign missionary work, with special devotion of its members to Eucharistic Adoration. They received the approval of Pope Leo XIII who asked “Father John” to preach from the pope‘s encyclicals. Father John started Reign of the Sacred Heart magazine in 1889. Though they had the support of Pope Leo XIII, Pope Saint Pius X, Pope Benedict XV, and Pope Pius XI, he and his Priests continued to be the target of slander and accusations for years. He participated in congresses and conferences, founded new houses of the Priests, and loved to hear Confessions for hours at a time. Managed the construction of the basilica of Christo Re beginning on 18 May 1920.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

Readings

For him I lived, for him I die. He is my everything, my life, my death and my eternity. - Venerable Leo’s dying words, pointing at a portrait of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Leo Gustav Dehon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 June 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>

Saint Lelia

Memorial

Profile

Daughter of Prince Cairthenn. Lived in the Irish cities of Limerick and Kerry. Nun. Superior of a convent in Munster, Ireland. Several Irish place names keep her memory alive.

Born

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Lelia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 June 2014. Web. 10 July 2014. <>