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St Sturmius, Abbot
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Saint Sturmius was an abbot nullius and his feast day falls today but is not commemorated the Mass or Divine Office but is recorded in the Roman Martyrology. Born into a noble family he was placed into an ecclesiastical life at an early age and destined for the sacred priesthood. Sturmius also known as Sturm spent a number of years as a migrant missionary. He and his companions identified a place and built a monastery in the region of Eichloha, in

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St Eusebius, Bishop and Martyr
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Eusebius was born in Sardinia a lector at Rome, and later bishop of Vercelli, fought so bravely against Arianism that his unconquerable faith supplied encouragement and new life to the Pope. Because of his profession of the Catholic faith, Eusebius was sent to Scythopolis by emperor Constantius, where he suffered hunger, thirst, beatings and many other kinds of torment. From there he was sent away to Cappadocia and endured hardships of exile until

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St Valerian of Abbenza, Martyr and Bishop
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Listed among the canonised Saints of the Roman Catholic Church is St Valerian of Abbenza whose name is inscribed in the Roman Martyrology for the 15th December but whose feast is not commemorated in the Mass or the Divine Office. He was Bishop of Abbenza (modern Africa), and became a martyr for his Roman Catholic faith. He was a victim of the Arian Vandals who took the then eighty-year-old prelate out of his residence and left him to die of exposure

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From the Martyrology
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Today is a Ferial day in the calender with no Saint or Blessed specifically commemorated in the Mass or the Divine Office. However, in the Roman Martyrology for today is inscribed the name of St Viator of Bergamo. The local tradition alleges that he was one of the first bishops of Brescia, Italy and transferred to Bergamo during the first century. St Viator is considered the successor of St Narnus in that see and it would appear that he became Bishop

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St Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
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Lucy a virgin of Syracuse, noble by birth and by her Christian faith, went to the tomb of St. Agatha at Catheria and obtained the cure of her.mother, Eutichia who was suffering from a hemorrhage. Soon after, she gained her mother's permission to distribute to .the poor all the possessions which were to have served as her dowry. As a result of this charitable action, she was accused of being a Christian and brought before Paschasius the Prefect. When

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