Clement of Alexandria 4 December

Clement of Alexandria Clement from Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres grecz, latins et payens(1584) by André Thévet For the life of Clement please visit - And: Also: Church Father, Theologian Born   c. 150   Athens Died  c. 215  Jerusalem Venerated in     Oriental Orthodox Church, Eastern Catholic Churches,Anglican Communion Canonized Pre-congregation Feast 4 December (Eastern Catholicism, Anglicanism) [...]

Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem 29 October-7 August

  Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem   Bishop of Jerusalem and Confessor  Born c. AD 99 Died c. AD 216 (aged 117) Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem), Syria Palaestina Venerated inRoman Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church of Arodon Canonized (Pre-Congregation) Pre-Congregation Contents ( for pre-Congregation)    1History 2Current process 2.1Assessing miracles 3Pre-Congregation 3.1Martyrs 3.2Confessors 3.3Authority to canonize 4Partial list of pending cases 4.1Blesseds [...]

Why Saints anyway?

Follows from Why Angels are saints Joy in Truth Why is it necessary to have saints. By 100 AD there were those considered saintly by no other process than their manner of living or their martyrdom, and were beatified or canonized accordingly. These people became patrons of various towns and cities and were often  known only [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints 20 July 2017

 20 July 2017 St. Arilda of Gloucester Date unknown. Saint Arilda, Gloucestershire virgin, died in defence of her chastity. The church at Oldbury-on-the-Hill is dedicated to her (Benedictines). Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate. (1947). The Book of Saints: A Dictionary of Servants of God Canonized by the Catholic Church Extracted from the Roman and Other [...]

Irish -St. Senan of Scattery-8 March 2017

St. Senan of Scattery (Senames) Died c. 560. Senan was the principal of the numerous Irish saints with this name, and is credited with making a remarkable succession of monastic foundations on islands at the mouths of rivers and elsewhere, from the Slaney in Wexford to the coast of Clare. The stories that have survived [...]

Celtic -St. Brithwald, Abbot – 9 January 2017

St. Brithwald, Abbot (Beorhtweald, Berctuald, Bertwald, Brihtwald) Died 731. Saint Berhtwald was an Anglo-Saxon, probably educated at Canterbury, who became a monk and later abbot of Reculver in Kent. He was elected archbishop of Canterbury in 692 upon the death of Saint Theodore and was consecrated at Lyons by its Archbishop Godwin. Saint Bede describes [...]

Celtic St. Kentigerna-7 January 2017

St. Kentigerna of Loch Lomond, Widow (Caentigern, Quentigerna) (~733) Memorial, Commemorated on January 7 Widowed hermitess, mother of St. Coellan and daughter of Kelly. the prince of Leinster, Ireland. When her husband died she went to Inchebroida Island in Loch Lomond, Scotland. A church there is dedicated to her memory. Extended Biography Catholic Online. 2017. St. [...]

Celtic-St. Rumon-4 and 5 January 2017

St. Rumon  (Born c.AD 515) (Welsh-Rhufon, Latin-Romanus, English-Ronan) Memorial 30 August 5 January (translation of relics) translated from Ruan Lanihorne monastery to Tavistock, England on 5 January 981 1 June (Brittany) 22 July (Ireland) 28 August (England) Canonized Pre-congregation 1 Rumon is a saint of some controversy. He is chiefly the patron of Tavistock in Devon, [...]