Dominican Laity – Western Province

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    1 2 3 4The Sufferings of Jesus Christ, Our Lord [C]The Sufferings of Jesus Christ, Our Lord [C]The texts are from the Dominican Rite, formerly called "The Crown of Thorns," this day recalls the gift of a thorn from Christ's crown made to the Order by St. Louis IX, King of France (Aug. 25), in 1239. Bl. Amelia Bicchieri (1238-1314)
Italian, virgin, nun, mystic.
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6 7Bl. Albert of Bergamo (1214-1279)Bl. Albert of Bergamo (1214-1279)Italian, husband and father, farmer, traveler on pilgrimages, lover of poverty, miracle worker, Lay Dominican. 8The Patronage of the B.V.M. over the Order [C]The Patronage of the B.V.M. over the Order [C]Mary is the principal patroness, St. Dominic (May 24 and Aug. 8) the principal patron, while Mary Magdalene (July 22) and Catherine of Alexandria (Nov. 24) are secondary co-patrons. 9 10St. Antoninus of Florence (1389-1459) [M]St. Antoninus of Florence (1389-1459) [M]Italian, Archbishop of Florence, moral theologian, author, reformer, canonized 1523.
(Pentecost does not occur before May 10.)
11 12Bl. Jane of Portugal (1452-1490)Bl. Jane of Portugal (1452-1490)Portuguese, virgin, crown princess and regent of Portugal, nun, penitent for the conversion of sinners and release of Christians captive in Africa, social worker.
13Bl. Imelda Lambertini (1321-1333)Bl. Imelda Lambertini (1321-1333)Italian, virgin, child nun, contemplative, lover of Blessed Sacrament, Church appointed patroness of first communicants. 14 15Bl. Giles (1184-1265)Bl. Giles (1184-1265)Bl. Giles (1184-1265)
Portuguese, priest, backslider & reconvert, mystic, prophet.
Bl. Andrew Abellon (1375-1450)
French, priest, ascetic, artist.
16 17 18 19Francis Coll Guitart (1812-1875)Francis Coll Guitart (1812-1875)Spanish (Catalan), priest, solitary because of anti-clerical laws, yet heroically faithful to Dominican life, founder of congregation of Dominican sisters, itinerant preacher occasionally accompanied by his friend, St. Anthony Mary Claret (Oct.24).
20 21Bl. Columba of Rieti (1467-1501)Bl. Columba of Rieti (1467-1501)Italian, virgin, inspired by St. Catherine of Siena (April 29) to become a Lay Dominican, became a cloistered sister at the bishop's request, prophetess, peacemaker. Bl. Hyacinth-Marie Cormier (1832-1916)Bl. Hyacinth-Marie Cormier (1832-1916)French, originally a Lay Dominican, became a priest, devoted to Blessed Sacrament and to the restoration of the Order, author, confessor, spiritual director, Provincial of Toulouse, Master of the Order, founder of the Angelicum, he long labored strenuously for Dominican ideals. (Corpus Christi Thursday does not occur before May 21.)(Corpus Christi Thursday does not occur before May 21.)(Corpus Christi Thursday does not occur before May 21.) 22 23 24TRANSLATION OF THE BODY OF OUR HOLY FATHER DOMINIC (1233) STRANSLATION OF THE BODY OF OUR HOLY FATHER DOMINIC (1233) STRANSLATION OF THE BODY OF OUR HOLY FATHER DOMINIC (1233) [S] or [Optional Memorial]
Bl. Jordan (Feb. 13), under pressure from Pope Gregory IX, transferred the body of our holy Father Dominic from where he had asked to be buried "at the feet of the brethren", i.e. in the floor of the choir, to a noble shrine in a side chapel.
(Aug. 2, 8 and 18; This or Aug. 8 may chosen as the principal celebration of the year; whichever is selected is a [S], the other an [M])
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27Bl. Andrew Franchi (1335-1401)Bl. Andrew Franchi (1335-1401)Italian, Bishop of Pistoia, peacemaker, pastor. 28Bl. Mary Bartholomea (1514-1577)Bl. Mary Bartholomea (1514-1577)Italian, virgin, life-long invalid, mystic, Lay Dominican. 29Bls. William Arnaud, priest;Bls. William Arnaud, priest;Bls. William Arnaud, priest;
Bernard of Roquefort, priest;
Garcia de Aure, cooperator brother (+1242)
French, along with two Franciscans, two Benedictines, four secular priests, and a layman, massacred by Albigensian heretics.
30Bl. James Salomonio (1231-1314)Bl. James Salomonio (1231-1314)AKA "The Venetian" and "Father of the poor", Italian, priest, mystic, wonder-worker, invoked for cancer. 31    
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