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Saturday, August 27, 2005

August 27: Western Orthodox Saints

+ 957. Monk of St Aper in Toul in France. He was invited to restore monastic discipline at Sithin (Saint Bertin).
Caesarius of Arles
470-543. Born in Châlon-sur-Saône in France, he became a monk at Lérins when young and then Bishop of Arles. He presided at several Councils and founded a convent afterwards called after him at Arles, where his sister St Caesaria became abbess. He was zealous for decorum in liturgy and excelled as a preacher. His homilies still exist. During the distress caused by the siege of Arles in 508, he sold the treasures of his church to help the poor.
Decuman (Dagan)
+ 706. Born in Wales, he lived as a hermit at what is now St Decumans in Somerset in England, where he was martyred.
+ 740. Born in Tonnerre, he was a monk at Saint-Pierre-le-Vif in Sens in France. He became Bishop of Sens which he saved in 725 when it was besieged by the Saracens.
Etherius (Alermius)
+ 602. Bishop of Lyons in France.
A virgin-martyr in Leontini in Sicily.
+ 995. Bishop of Constance in Germany (979-995). In 983 he founded the monastery of Petershausen near Constance where he was buried.
+ 813. Bishop of Pavia in Lombardy in the north of Italy 801-813.
Licerius (Lizier)
+ c 548. Born in Spain, probably in Lérida (Ilerda), he went to France and in 506 became Bishop of Couserans.
+ c 1040. An hermit in Merns in Kincardineshire in Scotland, martyred by Norwegian invaders.
332-387. Born in Carthage in North Africa of Christian parents, she married a pagan and had three children. Through her patience and gentleness she converted her husband and through her prayers and tears her wayward son, who became Blessed Augustine of Hippo. She reposed in Ostia near Rome and her relics are preserved in Rome.
First Bishop of Bergamo in Italy.
Rufus and Carpophorus (Carpone)
+ 295. Martyrs in Capua under Diocletian. Rufus was a deacon.
Rufus of Capua
Bishop of Capua and disciple of St Apollinaris of Ravenna.
Syagrius (Siacre)
+ 600. Bishop of Autun in France c 560-600.


Blogger Huw Raphael said...

Have you thought about a mailing list for these saints? Or an iCal-formated calendar (if you use mac or mozilla)? There is a list for the Celtic/British Orthodox Saints on Yahoo! Groups and I have an iCal of the same list (with permission from the list host!) - but we don't have the *rest* of the west.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Eric John said...

Hi Huw! Thanks for reading.

No, I haven't thought about mailing out the lists. I just post them as I am able.

You can go to "Orthodox England" ( get a calendar of Western Orthodox saints for the whole year. Scroll down on the left side until you see the link mentioning an alternative constitution for the European Union, Orthodox Saints of the Latin Patriarchate of Rome. It claims to be a complete listing of Western Orthodox saints, but despite it's length, I would imagine there are a few lesser-known names which are missing. I may be mistaken, however. Hope this helps.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Huw Raphael said...

Hi! That helps me :-) Thanks. I love that site, btw: one of my favourite resources.

1:31 AM  

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