Franciscan Saints (Ream) July


1. St. Junípero Serra, First Order friar, “Apostle of California,” d. 1784
3. Bl. Marie Anne Fontcuberta, Third Order religious, d. 1886
5. St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal, Secular Franciscan, d. 1336
5. Bl. Ignatius “Nazju” Falzon, Secular Franciscan, d. 1865
7. Bl. Oddino Barrotti, Secular Franciscan priest, d. 1400
8. Sts. Gregory Grassi, Hermine Grivot and Companions, First Order and Third
    Order religious and Secular Franciscans, martyrs of China, d. 1900
9. Sts. Nicholas Pieck, Jerome of Weert, Wilhad, Theodoric of Emden, Nicaise
    Jonson, Godfrey of Mervelan, Anthony of Weert, Anthony of Hornaer,
    Francis Rod, Peter van Asche and Cornelius of Dorstat, First Order friars,
    martyrs of Gorkum, Holland, d. 1572
10. St. Veronica Giuliani, Poor Clare nun, d. 1727
12. Sts. John Jones (d. 1598) and John Wall (d. 1679), First Order friars, martyrs of England
12. Sts. Louis Martin (d. 1894) and Marie-Azélie “Zélie” Guérin Martin (d. 1877),
    Secular Franciscans, first married couple canonized together
13. Bl. Angeline of Marsciano, Third Order religious, d. 1435
13. Bls. Emmauel Ruiz and Companions, First Order friars, martyrs of Syria, d. 1860
14. St. Francis Solano, First Order friar, d. 1610
15. St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, First Order Cardinal and Doctor of the Church, d. 1274
15. Bl. Bernard of Baden, Secular Franciscan, d. 1458
17. Bl. Peter Cresci of Foligno, Secular Franciscan, d. 1323
18. St. Simon of Lipnica, First Order friar, d. 1482
21. St. Lawrence of Brindisi, First Order priest and Doctor of the Church, d. 1619
23. St. Kinga (Cunegunda) of Poland, Poor Clare nun, d. 1292
23. St. Bridget of Sweden, Secular Franciscan, d. 1373
24. Bl. Louise of Savoy, Poor Clare nun, d. 1503
25. Bl. Anthony Lucci, First Order bishop, d. 1752
27. Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo, Poor Clare nun, d. 1737
28. St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, Third Order religious, d. 1946
28. Bl. Mary Teresa Kowalska, Poor Clare nun, martyr of the Nazis, d. 1941
28. Bl. Mattia Nazarei, Poor Clare nun, d. 1320
31. Bl. Solanus Casey, First Order friar, d. 1957



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