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Bl. Walter (Guala) of Bergamo (+1244)
Italian, early Dominican, friend of St. Dominic, preacher, Bishop of Brescia.
Bl. Ingrid of Skanninge (+1282)
Widow, first Swedish Dominican nun, attracted other women to join her, used her inheritance to build for her group the first Swedish Dominican cloistered monastery after overcoming considerable civil and ecclesiastical hurdles both in Sweden and in Rome.
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Bl. Bertrand of Garrigue (+1230)
French, priest, one of the original Dominicans, beloved companion of St. Dominic, ascetic, established the Order throughout France.
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Bl. Michael Czartorysky (1897-1944)
Polish, priest, martyred by the Nazis, beatified 1999.
Bl. Julia Stanislava Rodzinska (1899-20 II 1945)
Polish, sister, virgin, teacher, administrator; under Nazis continued her apostolates clandestinely; as prisoner in death camp (Stutthof), covertly promoted the Rosary and nursed sick fellow prisoners, mostly Jews; martyr, beatified June 18, 1999.
St. John Macias (1585-1645) [M]
Spanish-born Peruvian, cooperator brother, worker among the poor, miracle-worker, friend of St. Martin de Porres (Nov. 3), canonized 1980.
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Bl. Mark of Modena (+1498)
Italian, priest, studious contemplative whose preaching converted many.
Bl. Francis de Posadas (1644-1713)
Spanish, priest, celebrated preacher, reformer, worker among the poor, author.
The 233 Blessed Martyrs of Valencia, Spain
All killed for the faith in 1936 by the Communists. Of these, 20 are Dominican priests and brothers, Bl. Jacino Serrano and 19 Companions. Blesseds Beatified by John Paul II, on March 11, 2001, http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=006SQG.
Bl. Dalmatius Moner (1291-1341)
Spanish, priest, ascetic.
Bl. Lawrence of Ripafratta (1373-1456)
Italian, priest, eloquent preacher, spiritual director, novice master of St. Antoninus (May 10) and Bl. Fra Angelico (Feb. 18).
The 16 Martyrs of Nagasaki
Saints: Lorenzo Ruiz, husband and father, Protomartyr of the Philippines, member of the Rosary Confraternity (+1637); Dominic Ibañez de Erquicia, Spanish (+1633), and James Kyushei Tomonaga, Japanese, and 7 other Dominican priests; 2 Dominican Cooperator Brothers; 2 Lay Dominicans; 2 parishioners of Dominican missions, canonized 1987.