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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

August 3: Western Orthodox Saints

You can find a complete listing of Orthodox Saints of the Latin West on the website, "Orthodox England."

Aspren (Aspronas)
1st cent. The tradition concerning this saint, dating from time immemorial, was recorded as follows: 'In Naples in Campania, the repose of St Aspren the bishop, who was healed of infirmity by St Peter the Apostle and was then baptized and consecrated bishop there'.

+ 940. Born in Swabia in Germany, he became a hermit on Mt Etzel in Switzerland, St Meinrad's former hermitage. He lived there with a few disciples, so founding the monastery of Einsiedeln. In 927 he became Bishop of Metz in France. Striving to overcome abuses, he was attacked and blinded by enemies of Christ. He resigned and returned to Einsiedeln.

+ c 475. Bishop of Autun in France and a friend of St Lupus of Troyes.

5th cent. Faustus, the son of St Dalmatius of Pavia in Italy, lived the life of a holy monk.

Gregory of Nonantula
+ 933. Abbot of Nonantula near Modena in Italy.

Senach (Snach)
6th cent. A disciple of St Finian and his successor in Clonard in Ireland.

5th cent. Converted to Orthodoxy by St Patrick, she spent the rest of her life as an anchoress in Ardtree in Derry in Ireland.


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