Franciscan Saints (Ream) August


2. St. Mary of the Angels of the Portiuncula, Pardon of Assisi indulgence (1216)
4. St. John Mary Vianney, Secular Franciscan priest, d. 1859
5. Bl. Frédérick Janssoone, First Order friar, d. 1916
7. Bls. Agathangelus and Cassian, First Order friar, martyrs of Gondar, Ethiopia, d. 1638
8. Holy Father St. Dominic de Guzman, Founder of the Order of Preachers and
    “Cordbearer” friend of St. Francis, d. 1221
9. Bl. Maria Francesca Rubatto, Third Order religious, d. 1904
11. St. Clare of Assisi, “first Franciscan woman,” “little plant of St. Francis” and
    Foundress of the Second Order (now termed “Poor Clare nuns”), d. 1253
12. Bl. Innocent XI, Secular Franciscan Pope, d. 1689
13. Bl. Mark Cristofori of Aviano, First Order friar, d. 1699
13. Bl. Novellone of Faenza, Secular Franciscan, d. 1280
14. St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, First Order friar, martyr of Auschwitz, d. 1941
16. Bl. Francis Cichi of Pesaro, Secular Franciscan, d. 1350
16. St. Roch of Montpellier, Secular Franciscan, d. 1327
18. Bls. John Louis Loir, Protase Bourdon, Sebastian Francois, Louis-Armand Adam
    and Nicholas Savouret, First Order friars, martyrs of France, d. 1794
19. St. Louis of Toulouse, First Order bishop, d. 1297
21. St. Pius X, Secular Franciscan Pope, d. 1914
23. Bl. Bernard of Offida, First Order friar, d. 1694
25. St. Louis IX, King of France, Secular Franciscan, Patron of the Third Order, d. 1270
25. Bl. Maria del Transito Cabanillas, Third Order religious, d. 1885
29. Bl. John of Perouse, First Order friar, d. 1231



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