St. Celestine V

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Copied from the Newman Connection website: St. Celestine V, was born Pietro Angelerio. He was a monk and hermit who founded the order of the Celestines. In 1294, he was elected Pope in the Catholic Church’s last non-conclave Papal election, ending a two…

St. Richrudis of Marchiennes

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Copied from CatholicSaints.info: Born to the nobility, the daughter of Ernold. Married to the Frankish nobleman Saint Adalbald of Ostrevant. Her family objected to Adalbald‘s military incursions into their region, and endlessly opposed the marriage. Mother of four – Saint Eusebia of Hamage,…

St. Maieul

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Copied from Catholic Online: Benedictine abbot, friend of emperors and popes, also called Majolus. He was born at Avignon, France. A Saracen invasion in the region of his estate near Rietz forced him to go to Macon, Burgundy, and then to Lyons, where…

St. Beatrice d’Este

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. The image is of the monastery of Sant’Antonio in Polesine Copied from Wikipedia: Saint Beatrix d’Este (died 1226) belonged to the family of the Norman Dukes of Apulia and was herself the daughter of the Marques of Ferrara; she was a niece of…

St. Gregory of Ostia

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Copied from Catholic Online: Having entered the Benedictine Order, Gregory became abbot of the Roman monastery of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Around the year 1034, Pope Benedict IX, acquainted with Gregory’s holiness and wisdom, made him cardinal-bishop of the nearby city of Ostia…

St. Peter of Tarentaise

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Copied from Catholic Exchange: Born in France, Peter joined the Cistercian order at the age of 20 and also persuaded his father and two brothers to join him in the monastery at Bonnevaux. By the time he was 30, he had been chosen…

St. John of Beverley

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Copied from the Beverley Minster website & Catholic News Agency: John was one of the leaders of the Northumbrian Church following the conversion of the North to Christianity in the 620s and 630s. According to later tradition he was born at Harpham near…

St. Petronax of Monte Cassino

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Copied from America Needs Fatima: Petronax is considered to be the second founder of the Monastery Abbey of Monte Cassino, initially established by St. Benedict of Nursia. A native of Brescia, Petronax was encouraged by Pope St. Gregory II to make a pilgrimage…

English Martyrs

English Martyrs – 4 May Today is one of the three feast days of St. John Roberts, patron of Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B.  Nameday blessings to you, Jason! Copied from Wikipedia: The Forty Martyrs of England and Wales are a group of Catholic, lay, and religious men and women, executed between 1535 and 1679 for…