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October: OP Calendar
Bl. Dominic Spadafora (1450-1521)
Italian, priest, missionary preacher, teacher.
OUR HOLY FATHER FRANCIS OF ASSISI (1182-1226) [F]
Italian, saint, deacon, founder of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans), preacher, stigmatist, friend of St. Dominic, Church appointed patron of ecologists, merchants, Catholic action; co-patron with St. Catherine of Siena of Italy, canonized 1228.
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Bl. Bartolo Longo (1841-1926)
Italian, lawyer, ex-priest of Satan, husband, widower, propagator of the Rosary, catechist, Dominican Laity, founder of orphanage of congregation of Dominican sisters, and of the Shrine of O.L. of Pompeii.
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OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY [F]
Because it originates from, and so well amalgamates the spirituality of St. Dominic, the Rosary is a special devotion of the Order. This day recalls its power at the victory of Lepanto on Oct. 7, 1571, which that year fell on the first Sunday of the month. In Dominican institutions, the feast is celebrated not on Oct.7 but on the first Sunday of October and usually includes the distribution of blessed roses and a procession.
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Bl. Ambrose Sansedoni (+1287)
AKA "Bl. Ambrose of Siena", Italian, priest, fellow student with St. Thomas Aquinas (Jan. 28) of St. Albert the Great (Nov. 15); as a child miraculously cured of congenital deformity; preacher, professor and peace-making diplomat.
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Bl. Matthew Carreri (1420-1470)
Italian, priest, preacher, greatly devoted to the Passion of Our Lord.
St. Louis Bertrand (1526-1581) [M]
Spanish, priest, ascetic, novice master, missionary to South America, Church appointed patron of Colombia and of Dominican novice masters.
Bl. James of Ulm (1407-1491)
German, cooperator brother, mystic, designer and maker of beautiful stained glass, whose only extant example is in the Cathedral of Bologna.
Bl. Madeline Panattieri (1433-1503)
Italian, virgin, celebrated preacheress, adviser, Lay Dominican.
Bl. Agnes of Langéac
Foundress, Lay Dominican, beatified by John Paul II 20 XI 94.
Bl. Peter of Citta di Castello (1390-1445)
Italian, priest, contemplative, preacher about death.
DEDICATION OF THE CHURCH [S]
Only celebrated in conventual churches whose date of consecration is unknown.
Bl. Peter Geremia (1399-1452)
Sicilian, priest, theologian of repute, ascetic, preacher.
Bl. Damian of Finale Borgo (+1484)
Italian, priest, renowned preacher.
Bl. Bartholomew of Vicenza (1200-1270)
Italian, Bishop of Cyprus, later of Vicenza, administrator, founder of a crime-fighting group.
Ss. SIMON AND JUDE [F]
First century Jews, saints, apostles, American Dominicans have a special devotion to St. Jude because he continuously preserves our Houses of Study (seminaries) from desperate financial crises.
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Bl. Benvenuta Boiani (1254-1292)
Italian, virgin, cured through the intercession of St. Dominic (Aug. 8), extreme ascetic, penitent, experienced visions and diabolic assaults, greatly devoted to Our Lady, Dominican Laity.
Bl. Terence O'Brien (1600-1651)
Irish, bishop, martyr, one of 17 Irish martyrs beatified by John Paul II on 27 IX 92.
Bl. Peter Higgins (1600-1643)
Irish, priest, martyr, one of 17 Irish martyrs beatified by John Paul II on 27 IX 92.