To think Valentine was supplanted by Cyril and Methodius! Yawn...
Bill East wrote:
> Interim Saints - March 9th
> PACIAN, Bishop of Barcelona (before A.D. 390)
> Very little is known of this Spanish bishop.
> GREGORY, Bishop of Nyssa (about A.D. 390)
> S. Gregory was a younger brother of the great S. Basil and S. Macrina .
> . . It is unnecessary here to give a list of the writings of this
> eloquent doctor, a large number of which have been preserved.
> BOSA, bishop and confessor (A.D. 705)
> Ordainbed bishop of York by S. Theodore, archbishop of Canterbury . . .
> He was a man of great sanctity and humility, says Bede. He had for his
> successor S. John of Beverley.
> CYRIL AND METHODIUS (9th cent)
> [Now celebrated on 14th February]. Apostles of the Slavs. "In 858,
> some dignitaries of the Chazars, a Hunnish race, besought the emperor
> to send them a learned man to instruct them in the true faith, and
> Cyril and Methodius were chosen for this purpose . . . In 862, the
> Sclavonic princes of Pannonia, Rostislaw, Swaetopolk, and Kotel
> requested the emperor Michael and the patriarch Photius, to send them
> teachers, 'because they were without true instructior for the people' .
> . . None were better calculated to execute this mission than the
> brothers Moethodius and Cyril."
> CATHARINE OF BOLOGNA, virgin (A.D. 1463)
> At the age of eleven she joined the order of the Poor Clares . . . Her
> body, incorrupt, is shown in the church of her convent, through glass,
> sitting, richly habited, but with face, hands, and feet bare.
> FRANCES OF ROME, widow (A.D. 1440)
> On the death of her husband, she entered the convent she had founded,
> "not as the foundress, but as a humble suppliant for admission . . .
> The spiritual daughters of S. Frances hastened to raise and to embrace
> her, and clothing her with their habit, they led the way to the chapel,
> where they all returned thanks to God. At the same moment, her angel
> guardian was changed; another, brighter and more beautiful, stood
> beside her, weaving a golden woof our of threads, which he drew from a
> palm branch. And this angel, ever busy on this mystic work, remained
> beside her till her death, in place of the other."
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