Saints & Heroes
The earliest source of information about St. Theodore comes from Gregory of Nyssa who preached in honor of the Saint in his sanctuary in the late 4th century.
The little known of St. Victoinus' life is provided by the great St. Jerome. He was born in Greece in the mid-third century and spoke Greek better than Latin.
Most of what is known about St. Austremonius is deduced from a few brief sentences in the writings of St. Gregory of Tours.
St. Justina of Padua was a virgin of noble birth. Born at Padua about the middle of the first century, her father Vitalian was a rich nobleman and prefect of Padua.
Leodegar, the son of a high-ranking Burgundian nobleman, spent his childhood in Paris at the palace of his maternal uncle, who was the Bishop of Poitiers.
St. Nicomedes was a Roman Catholic priest who was arrested for helping martyrs and for giving them Christian burial.
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.
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