Weekend and weekday saints

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weekend saints

Saturday January 28

St Thomas Aquinas, priest, Dominican, Doctor of the Church, † 1274 in Fossanova (Italy), buried in Toulouse; Bx Julien Maunoir, Jesuit, missionary in rural areas in Brittany, † 1683; Louans, Olympia.

Sunday 29

St Gildas, founder of a monastery on the Rhuys peninsula, then hermit on the island of Houat (Morbihan), † around 570; Savine, Sulpice, Villana.

Saints of the week

Monday 30

St Martine, Roman noble, martyred under Severus Alexander, † IIIe century ; Bx Sébastien Valfré († 1710); Alda, Bathilde, Hyacinth.

Tuesday 31

St John Bosco, priest, founder of the Salesians, † 1888 in Turin; Gaud, Marcelle, Tobias.

Wednesday 1er february

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Bx Louis Variara, Italian Salesian priest, missionary in Colombia, † 1923; Agrève, Ella, Jalle, Sigebert, Véridiane.

Thursday 2

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple; Ste Jeanne de Lestonnac, Bordelaise, founder of the Company of Marie Notre-Dame, dedicated to the education of young girls, † 1640; Adalbade, Theophanes.

Friday 3

St Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste (Asia Minor), martyr, † circa 316; St Ansgar, Bishop of Hamburg, † 865; Claudine, Hadelin, Helinand, Lienne, Oscar.

Saturday 4

Saint Veronica, † Ier century ; Aventin, Amaury, Berenice, Vanessa.

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