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Jan 8 – St Nathalan of Tullicht near Aberdeen (died 678 AD)

Nathalan, a Scot by birth, a rich man by legend, he was a contemplative monk who earned his living by cultivating the soil.


Jan 7 – St Raymond of Peñafort (1175/80-1275)

Raymond's gift was as an organiser and codifier. He is the patron saint of canon lawyers. He was also influential in the evangelisation of Muslims and Jews.


Jan 6 – The EPIPHANY of the LORD

In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation.


Jan 5 – Saint Charles of St Andrew of Mount Argus (1821-93)

Saint Charles of Mount Argus, was renowned for his gifts of bodily and spiritual healing at Harold's Cross, Dublin.


Jan 5 – St John Neumann (1811-1860) 1st US bishop to be canonised

St John Neumann. Young John, called after his Bohemian compatriot St John of Nepomuk, served as a deacon to New York, where he was ordained a priest. Four years later, he joined the Redemptorists. He subsequently became the fourth bishop of Philadelphia. In 1977 he became the first [...]


Jan 4 – St Elizabeth Ann Bayley-Seton (1774-1821)

Elizabeth Ann Bayley-Seton was the first native-born American to be canonised a saint. After her conversion to Catholicism she became a religious sister and did great work as an educator and social worker.


Jan 3 – St Geneviève of Paris (c.422-500)

Geneviève was proclaimed patron of French Security Forces. This was confirmed by Pope John XXIII in 1962.


Jan 2 – Ss Basil the Great (330-379) and Gregory Nazianzen (329-389)

Although Basil and Gregory of Nazianzen were friends, ecclesiastical politics put strains on their relationship.


Jan 1 – St Odilo (962-1049) 5th abbot of Cluny

St Odilo of Cluny is famous for his reform of the Benedictine monastic tradition and the originator of the celebration of All Souls' Day.


Jan 1 – SOLEMNITY OF MARY, The Holy Mother of God (Theotokos)

In 431 the Council of Ephesus decreed that Mary is Theotokos (literally "God-bearer")

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