Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Bl. Emmanuel Ruiz

Facts

Feastday: July 10
Death: 1860

Martyr with eleven companions in Lebanon. A Spanish Franciscan, Emmanuel and the others were caught up in the rising of the Druses in Lebanon. The Franciscan community, eight in number, and three Maronite laymen were slain by the Islamic rebels. He was beatified in 1926.

St. Alexander

Image of St. Alexander

Facts

Feastday: July 10
Death: 165

Martyr with St. Felicity and others. Tradition states that he was beheaded during the reign of Emperor Anton inusPius in Rome. Felicity, Vitalis, and Martial were slain in some manner; other companions were beaten or drowned. Alexander may be one of the so-called ‘”Seven Brothers.

St. Peter of Perugia

Facts

Feastday: July 10
Death: 1007

Also Peter of Vincioli, a Benedictine abbot. Born near Perugia, he was a member of the noble house of Agello but chose to enter the Benedictines. His principal achievement was the establishing of the monastery of St. Peter in Perugia.

Martyrs of Damascus

Facts

Feastday: July 10

Eight Franciscan and three Maronite martyrs slain in a Druse uprising in 1860 in Damascus, Syria. When they refused to accept the Muslim faith, they were executed. Pope Pius XI beatified them in 1926.

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