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April: OP Calendar
St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419) [M]
Spanish, priest, celebrated itinerant preacher, ascetic, miracle worker, Church appointed patron of builders, canonized 1455.
NewAdvent | Catholic Forum | DomLife | St. Vincent Church | National Gallery | Miracles of SVF (This memorial has been transferred to May 5 in the Dominican Calendar so as to remove it from Lent at least in some years. The Roman Calendar retains its original April 5 date.)
Bl. Anthony Neyrot (1425-1460)
Italian, priest, apostate and reconvert, martyr under the Muslims.
Bl. Margaret of Castello (1287-1320)
Italian, abandoned as a child because of blindness and severe, unsightly handicaps, and so patron of pro-life causes, virgin, mystic, instructor of children.
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Bl. Clare of Pisa (1362-1419)
Italian, widow, nun, reformer, friend of St. Catherine of Siena (April 29).
Bl. Mary Mancini (1355-1431)
Italian, nun, contemplative, friend of St. Catherine of Siena (April 29).
Bl. Sibylline Biscossi (1283-1367)
Virgin, blind, contemplative, Lay Dominican.
(Easter never occurs after April 25.)
Bl. Hosanna of Kotor (+1565)
Montenegran, virgin, convert from Greek Orthodoxy, born Catherine but in admiration of Bl. Hosanna of Mantua (June 18; d. 1505) took the name of Hosanna, ascetic, enclosed anchoress, followed the rule of the Dominican Laity.
St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1700)
French, priest member of the Dominican Third Order, brother of a Dominican priest, preacher of parish missions, author, founder of religious congregation of men and another of women, all to spread devotion to Mary and the Rosary as inspired by St. Dominic (May 24 and Aug.8).
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ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA (1347-1380) [F]
Italian, virgin, renowned mystic, stigmatist, diplomat, peacemaker, author of The Dialogue, second woman Doctor of the Church, Church appointed patroness of the Dominican Laity, co-patroness with St. Francis of Italy, patroness of Rome, nurses, fire prevention, canonized 1461.
NewAdvent | Magnificat | Catholic Forum (w/Raymond StThomasIrondequoit) | COSI | WomenHistory
St. Pius V (1504-1572) [M]
Italian, inquisitor, pope (1566-1572, 3rd Dominican pope), reformer, diplomat, great promoter of the rosary, canonized 1712.
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(Ascension Thursday never occurs before April 30.)