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FEAST 12 November

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CA Muessig <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 12 Nov 1998 16:28:54 +0000 (BST)

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Today, 12 November, is the feast of ...

* Nilus the Elder (c. 430)
- a disciple of John Chrysostom, he left married life to become a 
hermit

* Emilian Cucullatus, or Milla'n de la Cogolla, abbot (574)
- a patron of Spain, he was a shepherd until age 20, when he went to 
live with a hermit; when he eventually founded the abbey of San 
Milla'n, he gave away so many goods to the poor that he was reported 
to the bishop for wasting the goods of the church

* Machar or Mochumma, bishop (sixth century)
- in the Aberdeen Martyrology, he is described as 'archbishop of 
Tours'; water from St Machar's well at Old Aberdeen used to be used 
for baptisms in the cathedral of Aberdeen

* Martin I, pope and martyr (c. 656)
- native of Todi (Umbria), as pope he incurred the wrath of the 
emperor Constans II, who imprisoned then exiled him to Kherson in the 
Crimea, where he died; last of the popes to be venerated as a martyr

* Cunibert, bishop of Cologne (c. 663)
- a royal counsellor, he helped evangelize the Frisians

* Cumian, abbot (c. 665)
- son of Fiachna, king of West Munster, he founded a house at 
Kilcummin in Offaly, where he introduced the Roman computation of 
Easter

* Livinus, bishop and martyr (?)
- baptized and ordained by Augustine of Canterbury, he became bishop 
of Dublin before evangelizing Brabant, where he got his head chopped 
off at Eschen near Alost

* Lebuin or Liafwine (c. 773)
- some scholars say this is the same person as Livinus

* Benedict and companions, martyrs (1003)
- Benedict of Benevento and four other followers of St Romuald 
(founder of Camaldolese Order) were sent from Ravenna to evangelize 
the Slavs of Pomerania, where they were murdered by robbers; 
venerated in Poland as the Five Polish Brothers

* Astrik or Anastasius, archbishop of the Hungarians (c. 1040)
- probably a close friend of St Adalbert of Prague; worked with King 
St Stephen for the settlement of the Church in Hungary

* Giovanni della Pace (c. 1332)
- early this century, S. Barsotti found that there were two holy 
people of this name: the first was founder of the 
Fraticelli della Penitenza at Pisa who died c. 1332, but about one 
hundred years later there died a furrier who lived in matrimony all 
his life

* Gabriele d'Ancona (1456)
- a Franciscan Observant, he encouraged the use of the devotion 
called the Seraphic Crown, a type of rosary in honour of the joys of 
the Blessed Virgin Mary

* Didacus or Diego (1463)
- another Franciscan Observant, he became guardian of the chief 
convent of the Canary Islands, even though he was only a lay-brother

* * * * * * * * * * *
Dr Carolyn Muessig
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1TB
UK
phone: +44(0)117-928-8168
fax: +44(0)117-929-7850
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