24th July (11th July O.S.):
- ABUNDIUS, a parish priest in Ananelos, a village near Cordoba, who bravely confessed Christ before the tribunal of the Moorish Caliph of Cordoba. He was beheaded and his body was thrown to the dogs, A.D. 854.
- AMABILIS, the daughter of an English noble who became a nun at Saint-Amand in Rouen. She reposed circa A.D. 634.
- BENEDICT, born near Nursia in Umbria, at the age of twenty he went to live as a hermit in a cave near Subiaco. In time many disciples flocked to him and he built a lavra, composed of twelve small monasteries for them. Around A.D. 530 he left Subiaco for Monte Cassino, where he founded a monastery, and spent the rest of his life as a deacon and famed as a wonderworker. St. Benedict reposed while standing in prayer before the altar A.D. 550; some of his relics were later translated to France but others remained at Monte Cassino.
- DROSTAN, originally from Ireland, he became a monk with St. Columba (9th June), was the first Abbot of Deer in Aberdeenshire, and is venerated as one of the Apostles of Scotland. He reposed circa A.D. 610, and his holy well is near Aberdour.
- HIDULF (HIDULPHUS), a native of Regensburg who became a monk at the monastery of Maximinus in Trier, and later was consecrated bishop, but about A.D. 676 he founded the monastery of Moyenmoutier in Lorraine and lived there. At the time of his repose, A.D. 707, he was Abbot both of Moyenmoutier and Bonmoutier (Galilaea, afterwards called Saint-Dié).
- JOHN OF BERGAMO, the Bishop of Bergamo from circa A.D. 656 until his repose circa A.D. 690; he was renowned for his learning and great success in fighting Arianism.
- LEONTIUS THE YOUNGER, a soldier who served against the Visigoths. He married and went to live in Bordeaux, where he later became bishop, reposing A.D. 565.
- PIUS I, the Pope of Rome from circa A.D. 142 until his repose circa A.D. 155. It is possible he was a brother of Hermas, the writer of the work called The Shepherd of Hermas. If this indeed is the case, then St. Pius, like his brother, was born a slave. He opposed the Gnostics, notably the Gnostic Marcion, and may have been martyred.
- SABINUS (SAVINUS) AND CYPRIAN, (Date Unknown), two brothers who were martyrs venerated in Brescia.
- SABINUS, (Fifth Century), a Saint venerated near Poitiers, who is said to have been a disciple of St. Germanus of Auxerre (31st July). The local tradition claims him as a martyr.
- SIDRONIUS, a martyr in Rome under Aurelian, circa A.D. 270.
- SIGISBERT AND PLACID, Sigisbert was the founder of the monastery of Dissentis in Switzerland. He built it on land given to him by St. Placid, a wealthy landowner who joined the monastery as a monk and was later martyred for defending it (circa A.D. 650 or possibly A.D. 750).
- THURKETYL (TURKETIL), of Danish ancestry, he restored the monastery of Crowland in England, which had been destroyed by the pagan Danes. He was also abbot of the monastery at Bedford. St. Thurketyl reposed A.D. 975.
* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."
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