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Nicomedia known as modern day İzmit, Turkey. Countless saints originated from Nicomedia, they helped build the foundations of Christianity with their pious deeds, miracle works and martyrdom. The most popular saints are the 20,000 martyrs of Nicomedia who all died at one time

Nicomedia known as modern day İzmit, Turkey. Countless saints originated from Nicomedia, they helped build the foundations of Christianity with their pious deeds, miracle works and martyrdom. The most popular saints are the 20,000 martyrs of Nicomedia who all died at one time

Incorruptible Sainte Thérèse, Chapelle du Carmel de Lisieux, le «Corps-Saint» 1920

Incorruptible Sainte Thérèse, Chapelle du Carmel de Lisieux, le «Corps-Saint» 1920

St Maria of Paris. <3 The holy and glorious venerable-martyr Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945) - also Saint Mary of Paris or Mother Maria - was a nun and martyr in Paris in the early twentieth century. She encouraged hospitality and love of one's neighbor, often in the most uncompromising of terms. She considered this to be the foundation of the Christian gospel, and she embodied it in her life. Saint Mary died a martyr in Ravensbrück prison in the place of a Jewish woman. She ...

St Maria of Paris. <3 The holy and glorious venerable-martyr Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945) - also Saint Mary of Paris or Mother Maria - was a nun and martyr in Paris in the early twentieth century. She encouraged hospitality and love of one's neighbor, often in the most uncompromising of terms. She considered this to be the foundation of the Christian gospel, and she embodied it in her life. Saint Mary died a martyr in Ravensbrück prison in the place of a Jewish woman. She ...

The sister of Saint Xanthippe, Saint Polyxene (1st cent Spain) was kidnapped and taken to Greece by a man entranced with her beauty. On the way she heard Holy Apostle Paul preach -- consequently, she sought the Christian community in Greece and was baptized by Holy Apostle Andrew. After witnessing his trials and martyrdom, she returned to Spain and, for 40 years, converted pagans with her sister. (Sept 23)

The sister of Saint Xanthippe, Saint Polyxene (1st cent Spain) was kidnapped and taken to Greece by a man entranced with her beauty. On the way she heard Holy Apostle Paul preach -- consequently, she sought the Christian community in Greece and was baptized by Holy Apostle Andrew. After witnessing his trials and martyrdom, she returned to Spain and, for 40 years, converted pagans with her sister. (Sept 23)

The relics of Metropolitan Philip in The Cathedral of Assumption in Moscow. The history of St Philip martyrdom is very close to the history of Thomas Becket. Saint Philip II of Moscow (11 February 1507 – 12 December 1569) was a Russian Orthodox monk and one of a few Metropolitans who dared openly to contradict royal authority, so Tsar Ivan The Terrible had him murdered on that account. He is venerated as a saint and martyr in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The relics of Metropolitan Philip in The Cathedral of Assumption in Moscow. The history of St Philip martyrdom is very close to the history of Thomas Becket. Saint Philip II of Moscow (11 February 1507 – 12 December 1569) was a Russian Orthodox monk and one of a few Metropolitans who dared openly to contradict royal authority, so Tsar Ivan The Terrible had him murdered on that account. He is venerated as a saint and martyr in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Saint Zosima (also variously Zosimus, Zosimos or Zosimas) was a holy monastic who encountered St. Mary of Egypt in the desert during the sixth century. He brought the story of her life back to the brothers at his monastery. He is commemorated on April 4, and with St. Mary of Egypt on April 1.

Saint Zosima (also variously Zosimus, Zosimos or Zosimas) was a holy monastic who encountered St. Mary of Egypt in the desert during the sixth century. He brought the story of her life back to the brothers at his monastery. He is commemorated on April 4, and with St. Mary of Egypt on April 1.

St Claude la Colombiere, the 17th century French Jesuit who authenticated and wrote about Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque's visions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Claude la Colombiere's writings, and his testimony to the reality of St. Margaret Mary's experiences, helped to establish the Sacred Heart as a feature of Western Catholic devotion.

St Claude la Colombiere, the 17th century French Jesuit who authenticated and wrote about Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque's visions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Claude la Colombiere's writings, and his testimony to the reality of St. Margaret Mary's experiences, helped to establish the Sacred Heart as a feature of Western Catholic devotion.

Saint Adele was a daughter of King Dagobert II of Germany. She became a nun upon the death of her husband, making provisions for her son, the future father of St. Gregory of Utrecht. She founded a convent at Palatiolum near Trier and became its first Abbess, ruling with holiness, prudence, and compassion. St. Adele seems to have been among the disciples of St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany, and a letter in his correspondence is addressed to her.

Saint Adele was a daughter of King Dagobert II of Germany. She became a nun upon the death of her husband, making provisions for her son, the future father of St. Gregory of Utrecht. She founded a convent at Palatiolum near Trier and became its first Abbess, ruling with holiness, prudence, and compassion. St. Adele seems to have been among the disciples of St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany, and a letter in his correspondence is addressed to her.

Vietnamese martyr, St Peter Hieu Van Nguyen was a catechist who was arrested by authorities and beheaded. His feast day is 10 May.

Vietnamese martyr, St Peter Hieu Van Nguyen was a catechist who was arrested by authorities and beheaded. His feast day is 10 May.

Saint Joseph (18th cent) remained a monk despite being made Patriarch of Georgia. He was granted the gift of wonder-working. His prayers healed the terminally ill, blind, and demon-possessed. In old age he withdrew from office to work on a vineyard and distribute his harvest to the poor. He reposed peacefully in old age. (Oct 17)

Saint Joseph (18th cent) remained a monk despite being made Patriarch of Georgia. He was granted the gift of wonder-working. His prayers healed the terminally ill, blind, and demon-possessed. In old age he withdrew from office to work on a vineyard and distribute his harvest to the poor. He reposed peacefully in old age. (Oct 17)

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