Venerable Giuseppe Carlo Vaser

[Venerable Giuseppe Carlo Vaser]Also known as

  • Alfano Vaser
  • Joseph Vaser

Profile

First Italian Marist Brother.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

  • if you have information relevant to this Cause, contact
       Fratelli Maristi delle Scuole
       Via Gallardi, 105, 18039
       Ventimiglia (IM), ITALY

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Giuseppe Carlo Vaser“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>

Blessed John of Ghent

Also known as

  • Hermit of Saint Claude

Memorial

Profile

Benedictine monk at the abbey of Sainte-Claude in the Jura Mountains. Worked with Saint Joan of Arc.

Died

  • 1439 of natural causes
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John of Ghent“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>

Blessed Joan Cuscó Oliver

Memorial

Profile

Priest. Member of the Sons of the Holy Family. Head of the San José de Tremp school in Lleida, Spain. Noted spiritual director. Imprisoned and martyred in the Spanish Civil War.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to this Cause, contact
       Rev. Everino Miri, SF
       Missioneres Filles de la Sagrada Família de Natzaret
       Av. Vallvidrera, 68
       08017 Barcelona, SPAIN

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Joan Cuscó Oliver“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>

Golden Legend – Lives of the Saints Gentian, Fulcian and Victorice

Entry

Saints Fulcian and Victorice, of whom the solemnity is hallowed, came from the city of Rome for to preach the faith of Jesu Christ into these parts, and were in the city of Therouanne and preached there the faith. And they repaired by Amiens, and passed by a little village named Gains, and found there a good man that believed in God, but he was not yet baptized, and was named Gentian. And he saluted them and said: Sirs, ye be welcome, and they said: God save you. And after, he demanded them: What seek ye? And they answered: We seek one of our fellows called Quintin, and he said: Ah! fair sirs, he was but late beheaded not long sith, and sentence was given that, where such manner people might be found that preached of God, that they should be slain, but come ye near, and eat ye a morsel of bread. And as they were there, a tyrant that was called Rictius Varus came with servants, and said to Gentian: Deliver to us them that be herein, and he said: I shall not do it. Then he drew out his sword all naked. Gentian said: They take none heed of you. The tyrant Rictius Varus had great anger and sorrow, and made to take Gentian, and smote off his head. And after, he made to be taken Saint Fulcian and Saint Victorice, and brought them to Amiens, and said to them that they should forsake their God, whom they had made die an evil death, and they said they would not. Then he did do take broches of iron and put them through their ears and through their nostrils, and after did do smite off their heads. And, by the will and power of our Lord, they arose up, and took their heads in their hands, and bare them two miles far from the place where they had been beheaded. And all three were buried together in that town which is called Saint Fulcien. A great rage and madness took the tyrant Rictius Varus, and he cried through the city of Amiens, all enraged: Alas! alas! alas! now be well the Saints avenged on me, and sith died foul in his woodness. And thus were the friends of our Lord avenged on the tyrant, and by such martyrdom the glorious saints departed out of this life unto the realm of heaven. Then pray we unto the glorious martyrs Saint Fulcian, Saint Victorice, and Saint Gentian, that they will pray God for us, that by their merits we may have pardon and forgiveness of our sins. Amen.

Blessed Leon Nowakowski

Memorial

Profile

Priest in the diocese of Wloclawek, Poland. Executed for defending the faith in the face of Nazi persecution. MMartyr.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Leon Nowakowski“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>

Saint Epimachus of Melusio

Also known as

  • Epimachus of Alexandria
  • Epimachus Pelusiota
  • Epimachus of Pelusium
  • Epimachio….

Memorial

Profile

When, during the persecutions of Decius, he saw Christians forced to sacrifice to idols, Epimachus attacked the pagan altars and statues. Imprisoned, tortured and exexcuted. Martyr.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Epimachus of Melusio“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>

Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Foillan

Article

(Irish: Faelan, Faolan, Foelan, Foalan)

Represented in iconography with a crown at his feet to show that he despised the honours of the world. He was born in Ireland early in the seventh century and was the brother of Saints Ultan and Fursey, the latter a famous missionary who preached the Faith to the Irish, the Anglo-saxons, and the Franks. Foillan, probably in company with Ultan, went with his brother Fursey when the latter, fleeing from his country then devastated by foreign invaders, retired to a lonely islands. Fursey soon went among the Anglo Saxons and built a monastery at Burgh Castle (Cnoberesburg) in Suffolk, between 634 and 650.

Seized again with the desire for solitude, Fursey left the monastery in the care of Foillan, who remained at the head of the community, and had the happiness of once more seeing his brother Fursey, who, having since gone to the kingdom of the Franks, came to visit him about 650. Soon a disastrous war broke out between Penda, the Mercian chief, and Ana, King of the Eastern Anglo-Saxons. Ana having been put to flight, the monastery of Cnoberesburg fell into the hand of the enemies. It was pillaged, and its superior, Foillan, barely escaped death. He hastened to ransom the captive monks, recovered the relics, put the holy books and objects of veneration on board ship, and departed for the country of the Franks, where his brother Fursey was buried. He and his companions were well received at Péronne by Erconwald, Mayor of the Palace. But soon, for some unknown reason, Foillan and his companions left Péronne and went to Nivelles, a monastery founded by Saint Ita and Saint Gertrude, wife and daughter of Duke Pepin I.

Foillan, like so many other Irishmen who went to the Continent in the seventh century, was invested with episcopal dignity, having doubtless been a monastic bishop at Cnoberesburg. He was therefore of great assistance in the organization of worship, and the holy books and relics which he brought were great; treasures for Saint Ita and Saint Gertrude. As the monastery of Nivelles was under Irish discipline, the companions of Foillan were well received and lived side by side with the holy women, occupying themselves with the details of worship under the general direction of the abbess. Through the liberality of Ita, Foillan was enabled to build a monastery at Fosses, not far from Nivelles, in the province of Namur. After the death of Ita in 652, Foillan came one day to Nivelles and sang Mass, on the eve of the feast of St-Quentin. The ceremony being finished, he resumed his journey, doubtless undertaken in the interests of his monastery. In the forest of Senege the saint and his companions fell into a trap set by bandits who inhabited that solitude. They were slain, stripped, and their bodies concealed. But they were recovered by Saint Gertrude, and when she had taken some relics of the saint his body was borne to the monastery of Fosses, where it was buried about 655.

Foillan was one of the numerous Irish travellers who in the course of the seventh century evangelized Belgium, bringing thither the liturgy and sacred vessels, founding prosperous monasteries, and sharing considerably in the propagation of the Faith in these countries. Owing to the friendship which united him with Erconwald, Mayor of the Palace, and with the members of Pepin’s family, Foillan played a preponderant part in Frankish ecclesiastical history, as shown by his share in the direction of Nivelles and by the foundation of the monastery of Fosses. It is not surprising, therefore, that he should be honoured and venerated both at Nivelles and Fosses and to find at Le Roeulx (Belgium) a monastery bearing his name. As late as the twelfth century the veneration in which he was held inspired Philippe Le Harvengt, Abbot of Bonne-Espérance, to compose a lengthy biography of the saint. He is the patron of Fosses, near Charieroi. In the Diocese of Namur his feast is celebrated on 31 October, in the Dioceses of Mechlin and Tournai on 5 November.

MLA Citation

  • Léon Van der Essen. “Saint Foillan”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>

Saint Eutropia of Alexandria

Memorial

Profile

Ordered to deny Christ, he refused. Martyr.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eutropia of Alexandria“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>

Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Dorothea of Montau

[Blessed Dorothy of Montau]Article

Recluse, born at Montau, 6 February 1347, died at Marienwerder, 25 June 1394. At the age of seventeen she married the sword-cutler Albrecht of Danzig, a hot-tempered man, whose nature underwent a change through her humility and gentleness. Both made frequent pilgrimages to Cologne, Aachen, and Einsiedeln, and they intended (1390) to visit Rome also; but Albrecht was prevented by illness and remained at home where he died, while Dorothea journeyed to Rome alone. Of their nine children all died, except one daughter who joined the Benedictines. In the summer of 1391 Dorothea moved to Marienwerder, and on 2 May 1393, with the permission of the chapter and of the Teutonic Order, established a hermitage near the cathedral. She led a very austere life. Numerous visitors sought her advice and consolation, and she had wonderful visions and revelations. Her confessor, the deacon John of Marienwerder, a learned theologian, wrote down her communications and composed a Latin biography in seven books, “Septililium”, besides a German life in four books. She was never canonized, but the people honoured her as the guardian of the country of the Teutonic Knights and Patroness of Prussia.” Her feast is celebrated on 25 June, in some places on 30 October. The church at Marienwerder is now in the hands of the Lutherans; her relics cannot be found.

MLA Citation

  • Gabriel Meier. “Saint Dorothea of Montau”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>

Saint Maximus of Cumae

Also known as

  • Maximus of Apamea
  • Massimo….

Memorial

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maximus of Cumae“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2014. Web. 30 October 2014. <>