Dominican Laity – Western Province


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5St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419) [M]St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419) [M]Spanish, priest, celebrated itinerant preacher and ascetic, Church appointed patron of builders, canonized 1455. 6 7 8 9 10Bl. Anthony Neyrot (1425-1460)Bl. Anthony Neyrot (1425-1460)Italian, priest, apostate and reconvert, martyr under the Muslims. 11
12 13Bl. Margaret of Castello (1287-1320)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. 14Bl. Peter Gonzales (+1246)Bl. Peter Gonzales (+1246)Spanish, priest, evangelist, chaplain of sailors, who know him as "St. Elmo". 15 16 17Bl. Clare of Pisa (1362-1419)Bl. Clare of Pisa (1362-1419)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).
19Bl. Isnard of Chiampo (+1244)Bl. Isnard of Chiampo (+1244)Bl. Isnard of Chiampo (+1244)
Italian, priest, preacher, one of early Dominicans.
Bl. Sibylline Biscossi (1283-1367)
Virgin, blind, contemplative, Lay Dominican.
20St. Agnes of Montepulciano (1268-1317) [M]St. Agnes of Montepulciano (1268-1317) [M]Italian, virgin, nun, ascetic, mystic, administrator, admired by St. Catherine of Siena (April 29), canonized 1726. 21 22 23 24 25(Easter never occurs after April 25.)(Easter never occurs after April 25.)
26 27Bl. Hosanna of Kotor (+1565)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. 28St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1700)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).
29ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA (1347-1380) [F]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. 30St. Pius V (1504-1572) [M]St. Pius V (1504-1572) [M]Italian, inquisitor, pope (1566-1572, 3rd Dominican pope), reformer, diplomat, great promoter of the rosary, canonized 1712.
(Ascension Thursday never occurs before April 30.)