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Fabian Jan 20 (In the East Aug 5)
+ 250. Fabian succeeded St Antherus as Pope of Rome in 236 and was martyred in 250 under Decius. St Cyprian described him as an 'incomparable man' and added that the glory of his death matched the purity and goodness of his life.

Fabiola Dec 27
+ 399. A patrician in Rome who married and divorced. She married again, causing scandal. After the death of her second husband, she repented and devoted her wealth to the care of the sick in a hospital which she established. She also founded a hostel for pilgrims in Rome and was greatly venerated.

Fabius July 31
+ 300. A soldier beheaded in Caesarea in Mauretania in North Africa under Diocletian for refusing to carry a standard bearing idolatrous emblems.

Fabrician and Philibert Aug 22
? Martyrs in Toledo in Spain.

Fachanan Aug 14
+ late 6th cent. Probably the first Bishop of Ross in Ireland.

Faciolus Sept 7
+ c 950. A monk at the monastery of St Cyprian in Poitiers in France.

Facundinus Aug 28
+ c 620. Bishop of Taino in Umbria in Italy.

Facundus and Primitivus Nov 27
+ c 300. Born in Léon in Spain, he was beheaded near the River Cea where Sahagun now stands. Later the monastery of Sahagun, around which the present town grew up, was named after St Facundus.

Failbhe the Little March 10
+ 754. For seven years Abbot of Iona in Scotland, where he reposed at the age of eighty.

Failbhe March 22
+ c 680. Abbot of Iona in Scotland. He came from Ireland and was the brother of St Finan of Rath.

Faith, Hope and Charity Aug 1 (In the East Sept 17)
c 137. The three girls, aged respectively twelve, ten and nine years, daughters of St Sophia who were martyred in Rome under Hadrian.

Faith (Foi) Oct 6
3rd cent. A holy virgin in Agen in the south of France, burnt to death under Maximian Herculeus. Her shrine in Conques is very famous.

Falco Feb 20
+ 512. Bishop of Maastricht in Holland from 495 on.

Fanchea (Garbh) Jan 1
+ c ?585. Born in Clogher in Ireland, she was the sister of St Enda. She founded a convent at Rossory in Fermanagh and was buried in Killane.

Fandilas June 13
+ 853. A priest and Abbot of Peñamelaria near Cordoba in Spain. He was beheaded in Cordoba by order of the Emir Mohammed.

Fantinus Aug 30
+ c 980. A monk in Calabria in Italy and Abbot of St Mercurius. He was already old when his monastery was destroyed by the Saracens.

Farannan Feb 15
+ c 590. A disciple of St Columba at Iona in Scotland. Eventually he returned to Ireland to lead the life of a hermit at All-Farannan, now Allernan, in Sligo.

Faro Oct 28
+ c 675. A brother of Sts Fara and Cognoaldus. He became a monk, either at Luxeuil or else at Rebais and finally Bishop of Meaux in France (626). He greatly encouraged monasticism.

Fausta Dec 19
3rd cent. The mother of St Anastasia of Sirmium in Dalmatia.

Faustinian Feb 26
4th cent. The second Bishop of Bologna in Italy. He reorganised his diocese and lived to be a firm defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism.

Faustinus and Jovita Feb 15
2nd cent. Two brothers, belonging to the nobility of Brescia in Italy, zealous preachers of Orthodoxy, they were beheaded in their native city under Hadrian.

Faustinus Feb 16
+ 381. The successor of St Ursicinus about the year 360, as Bishop of Brescia in Italy. He was a descendant of Sts Faustinus and Jovita and compiled their Acts.

Faustinus and Companions Feb 17
? A group of forty-five martyrs honoured in Rome.

Faustinus, Timothy and Venustus May 22
+ c 362. Martyrs in Rome under Julian the Apostate.

Faustinus July 29
4th cent. A disciple of St Felix, Bishop of Martano near Spoleto in Italy, he was present at his martyrdom. St Faustinus suffered for Christ before reposing peacefully in Todi in Umbria.

Faustinus, Lucius, Candidus, Caelian, Mark, Januarius and Fortunatus Dec 15
? Martyrs in North Africa.

Faustus Feb 15
6th cent. A disciple of St Benedict at Montecassino in Italy.

Faustus and Companions June 24
? Twenty-four martyrs in Rome.

Faustus Aug 3
5th cent. Faustus, the son of St Dalmatius of Pavia in Italy, lived the life of a holy monk.

Faustus Aug 7
+ c 190. A soldier martyred in Milan in Italy under Commodus.

Faustus Sept 6
+ c 607. Abbot of the monastery of Santa Lucy in Syracuse in Sicily, where his disciple was Zosimus, the future Bishop of Syracuse.

Faustus Sept 28
c 408-490. Born in Brittany, Faustus became a monk at Lérins in France and later abbot (433). In about 459 he became Bishop of Riez. He fought both Arianism and Pelagianism and was very influential, maintaining the Orthodox teaching of St Cassian.

Faustus, Januarius and Martial Oct 13
+ 304. Martyrs in Cordoba in Spain under Diocletian and called 'The Three Crowns of Cordoba'.

Fechin Jan 20
+ c 665. Born in Connaught in Ireland, he founded several monasteries. His name is connected with Fobhar (Fore) in Westmeath. Ecclefechan and St Vigean's near Arbroath in Scotland are also called after him.

Felician Jan 24 and Oct 20
+ 251. Born in Foligno in Italy, he was consecrated bishop and cared for his diocese for over fifty years, enlightening the whole of Umbria. He was arrested under Decius and died on his way to martyrdom in Rome.

Felician, Philappian and Companions Jan 30
? A group of one hundred and twenty-six martyrs in North Africa.

Felicissimus, Heraclius and Paulinus May 26
+ 303. Martyrs under Diocletian, in all probability in Todi in Umbria in Italy, where their relics are still venerated.

Felicissimus Nov 24
+ c 303. A martyr who suffered in Perugia in Italy, probably under Diocletian.

Felicitas March 26
9th cent. A nun, probably at Sts Cosmas and Damian in Padua in Italy. Her relics are now at St Justina's in Padua.

Felicity Nov 23 (In the East Jan 25)
?. A widow martyred with her sons either in Rome or else in North Africa under Decius. They were buried in Rome.

Felicula June 13
+ c 90. A virgin-martyr in Rome under Domitian. She was left for a fortnight in prison without food or drink and was thrown into a ditch to die. Her body was recovered by St Nicomedes.

Felinus and Gratian June 1
+ 250. Soldiers in the imperial army martyred in Perugia in Italy under Decius. Their relics were translated to Arona near Milan in 979.

Felix of Bourges Jan 1
+ c 580. Bishop of Bourges in France. He took part in the Council of Paris in 573.

Felix of Nola Jan 14
+ c 250. The son of a Romano-Syrian soldier who had settled in Nola near Naples in Italy. Felix was ordained a priest and devoted himself to his bishop, St Maximus, especially during the persecution which broke out under Decius. On account of his sufferings during the persecution, he was sometimes referred to as a martyr.

Felix Jan 14
? A priest in Rome.

Felix, Symphronius (Sempronius), Hippolytus and Companions Feb 3
? A group of martyrs in North Africa.

Felix of Metz Feb 21
2nd cent. The third Bishop of Metz in France for over forty years.

Felix of Brescia Feb 23
+ c 650. The twentieth Bishop of Brescia in Italy. He was bishop for over forty years during which time he was occupied in fighting Arianism and other heresies.

Felix II March 1
+ 492. Born in Rome, he was an ancestor of St Gregory the Great. He was Pope of Rome from 483 on. He fought against Monophysitism and Eutychianism and also remedied the evils caused in Africa by numerous apostasies during the Vandal persecution.

Felix, Luciolus, Fortunatus, Marcia and Companions March 3
? A group of forty martyrs in North Africa.

Felix of Rhuys March 4
+ 1038. Born near Quimper in Brittany, he became a hermit on Ouessant and afterwards a monk at Fleury (Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire) in France. He restored the monastery of Rhuys, founded by St Gildas, which had been destroyed by the Vikings.

Felix of Dunwich March 8
Born in Burgundy in France, he went to England to work for the enlightenment of East Anglia. In about 631 he went to Dunwich, or possible Felixstowe, and built his Cathedral, now beneath the sea. He preached with great success in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and is honoured as the Apostle of East Anglia, where several places are named after him and Orthodox still honour his memory.

Felix and Companions March 23
5th cent. A group of twenty-one martyrs in North Africa.

Felix of Montecassino March 23
+ c 1000. A monk at Montecassino. On account of the many miracles at his tomb the Bishop of Chieti enshrined his relics for veneration.

Felix of Trier March 26
+ c 400. Consecrated Bishop of Trier in Germany by St Martin of Tours in 386.

Felix, Fortunatus and Achilleus Apr 23
+ 212. St Felix, a priest, and his two deacons, Fortunatus and Achilleus, were sent by St Irenaeus of Lyons to enlighten the area around Vienne in France, where they were martyred.

Felix of Seville May 2
? A deacon martyred in all probability in Seville in Spain.

Felix and Gennadius May 16
? Two martyrs venerated from ancient times in Uzalis in North Africa.

Felix of Spoleto May 18
+ c 304. A bishop, either of Spoleto or of Spello in Italy. He was martyred under Diocletian.

Felix I May 30
+ 274. Born in Rome, he was Pope from 269 to 274. He was the first to condemn the heresy of Paul of Samosata. He may have been martyred.

Felix of Fritzlar June 5
+ c 790. A monk at Fritzlar in Germany and a martyr, probably at the hands of heathen.

Felix and Fortunatus June 11
+ 296 Two brothers, born in Vicenza in Italy, who suffered under Diocletian in Aquileia.

Felix and Maurus June 16
6th cent. Born in Palestine, after a pilgrimage to Rome, this father and son lived as hermits at what is now called San Felice near Narni in central Italy.

Felix of Sutri June 23
+ 257. A priest of Sutri in Tuscany in Italy, scourged to death under Valerian and Gallienus.

Felix of Nantes July 7
+ 584. A great Bishop of Nantes in France for some thirty-three years.

Felix of Como July 14
+ c 390. The first Bishop of Como in Italy. He was a friend of St Ambrose.

Felix of Pavia July 15
? A martyr in Pavia in Italy.

Felix (Felicinus) of Verona July 19
? Bishop of Verona in Italy, venerated from ancient times as a saint.

Felix of Pistoia Aug 26
9th cent. A holy hermit in Pistoia in Tuscany in Italy.

Felix and Adauctus Aug 30
+ c 304. Martyrs beheaded in Rome under Diocletian. St Felix was a priest and as he was being led to execution, a bystander confessed Christ and was martyred with him. Because this second martyr's name was not known, he was called Adauctus, i.e., the one added. They were buried on the Ostian Way.

Felix and Augebert Sept 6
7th cent. Two slaves from England sold in France and ransomed by St Gregory the Great, who asked that they be taken to a monastery to be prepared as missionaries in England. Felix was ordained priest and Augebert deacon, but they were killed by pagans in Champagne before they could undertake their mission.

Felix and Regula Sept 11
3rd cent. Brother and sister who at the time of the martyrdom of St Maurice under Maximian Herculeus, took refuge in Switzerland, where they were found and martyred near Zurich.

Felix and Constantia Sept 19
1st cent. Martyrs under Nero in Nocera near Naples in Italy.

Felix III Sept 22
+ 530. As Pope of Rome he is remembered for building the church of Sts Cosmas and Damian. He was greatly loved in Rome for his simplicity and generosity to the poor.

Felix and Cyprian Oct 12
+ c 484. Two bishops in North Africa, leaders of a great multitude of Orthodox - the number of four thousand nine hundred and sixty-six is usually given- driven to starvation and death in the Sahara Desert by the Arian Vandal King, Hunneric.

Felix (Africanus), Audactus (Adauctus), Januarius, Fortunatus and Septimus Oct 24
+ 303. Felix was a Bishop of Thibiuca in North Africa, martyred with others for refusing to deliver up the sacred books. He was one of the first victims of Diocletian.

Felix and Eusebius Nov 5
? 1st cent. Martyrs in Terracina, between Rome and Naples in Italy.

Felix of Fondi Nov 6
6th cent. A monk at a monastery in Fondi in the south of Italy.

Felix of Thynissa Nov 6
? A martyr who suffered in Thynissa near Hippo (Bone) in North Africa. He was found dead in prison the day before he was to be executed.

Felix of Nola Nov 15
+ 287. The first Bishop of Nola near Naples in Italy, he was martyred with thirty companions.

Felix of Bologna Dec 4
+ 429. A deacon of the Church of Milan in Italy with St Ambrose and later the fifth Bishop of Bologna.

Feock Feb 2
? A saint recalled by a church dedication in Cornwall.

Feredarius May 18
+ c 863. Born in Ireland, he became Abbot of Iona in Scotland in 863.

Fergna March 2
+ 637. Called 'the White', he was a relative and disciple of St Columba of Ireland and was his successor as Abbot of Iona in Scotland.

Fergus March 30
6th cent. Bishop of Downpatrick in Ireland.

Fergus Nov 27
+ c 721. Born in Ireland, he was a bishop who preached among the Picts in Perthshire, Caithness, Buchan and Forfarshire in Scotland.

Ferreolus Jan 4
+ 581. Born in Narbonne in France, he became Bishop of Uzès. He devoted himself in particular to converting Jews and was exiled by King Childebert on that account. He also founded a monastery.

Ferreolus (Fergéol) Jan 16
+ c 670. Bishop of Grenoble in France.

Ferreolus and Ferrutio June 16
+ c 212. Ferreolus, a priest, and Ferrutio, a deacon, were brothers from Asia Minor. They were sent by St Irenaeus of Lyons to enlighten the area round Besançon in France, where they preached for thirty years and were finally martyred.

Ferreolus Sept 18
3rd cent. An army officer, he was martyred in Vienne in France under Diocletian.

Ferreolus Sept 18
+ c 591. Fifth Bishop of Limoges in France.

Ferrutius Oct 28
? A soldier in Mainz in Germany, he asked to be discharged rather than take part in idolatry. He was thrown into prison where he died of ill-treatment and hunger.

Fiace (Fiech) Oct 12
5th cent. A bishop in Ireland, friend and disciple of St Patrick, in whose honour he wrote a hymn which still exists.

Fiachan (Fianchine) Apr 29
7th cent. Born in Munster in Ireland, he was a monk at Lismore and a disciple of St Carthage the Younger.

Fiacre (Fiacrius, Fiaker, Fèvre) Aug 30
+ c 670. Born in Ireland, he was given land by St Faro of Meaux in France. He lived here for the rest of his life, attracting many disciples for whom he built the monastery of Breuil.

Fibitius Nov 5
+ c 500. Abbot of a monastery in Trier in Germany and the twenty-first bishop of that city.

Fidelis Feb 7
+ c 570. Eastern by origin, he travelled to Spain with some merchants and settled in Mérida, where he became a disciple of St Paul, bishop of the city, whom he later succeeded.

Fidelis March 23
? A martyr in North Africa.

Fidelis of Como Oct 28
+ c 304. A soldier martyred in Lombardy in Italy under Maximian Herculeus.

Fidentius and Terence Sept 27
? Martyrs venerated in Todi in central Italy.

Fidentius Nov 16
2nd cent. An early saint in Padua in Italy.

Fidharleus Oct 1
+ 762. The restorer of the monastery of Rathin in Ireland.

Fidolus (Phal) May 16
+ c 540. The son of an official in Auvergne in France. Taken prisoner and sold into slavery, he was ransomed by Aventinus, Abbot of Aumont near Troyes. Later Fidolus himself became abbot there, which was called Saint-Phal after him.

Fidweten (Fivetein, Fidivitanus) Dec 11
+ c 888. A monk and disciple of St Convoyon in Redon in Brittany.

Finan Feb 17
+ 661. Born in Ireland, he became a monk at Iona in Scotland and succeeded St Aidan in the Northumbrian Church. With St Cedd and others he enlightened parts of the south of England.

Finan (Finnian) Apr 7
6th cent. Born in Munster in Ireland, he was a disciple of St Brendan. He founded a monastery at Kinnitty in Offaly of which he is the patron.

Finbar July 4
6th cent. An Abbot of Innis-Doimhle in Wexford in Ireland.

Findan (or Fintan) Nov 15
+ 879. Born in Leinster in Ireland, he was taken as a slave to the Orkneys by Norse raiders but managed to escape to Scotland. He then went on pilgrimage to Rome and became a monk in Farfa in Italy. From there he went to the monastery of Rheinau in Switzerland, where he lived as a hermit for twenty-two years. His relics still exist.

Fingar (Gwinnear), Phiala and Companions Dec 14
5th cent. Fingar and Phiala, brother and sister, left their native Ireland and went to Cornwall, but were martyred with their companions in Hayle near Penzance by pagans.

Finian March 16
+ ? c 560. A disciple of St Columba and Abbot of Swords near Dublin in Ireland.

Finian (Findbarr, Winnin) Sept 10
c 493-579. Born near Stangford Lough in Ireland, he became a monk in Scotland. He was the founder and first Abbot of Moville in Co. Down.

Finian (Fintan Munnu) Oct 21
+ c 635. A disciple of St Columba at Iona, he later founded the monastery of Taghmon in Co. Wexford in Ireland. In Scotland he is called St Mundus. He bore a terrible skin disease with great patience.

Finian of Clonard Dec 12
+ c 549. Born in Myshall in Co. Carlow, he became a monk in Wales. After a long stay there, he returned to Ireland and founded many churches and monasteries. Clonard was the greatest and it was here that Finian had as disciples many of the so-called 'Twelve Apostles of Ireland', among whom was St Columba. Finian indeed became known as the 'Teacher of the Irish Saints'.

Finlugh (Finlag) Jan 3
6th cent. A brother of St Fintan, he went to Scotland, where he became one of St Columba's disciples. Returning to Ireland, he became abbot of a monastery in Co. Derry.

Fintan Jan 3
6th cent. A disciple of St Comgall at Bangor in Ireland. He is honoured as the patron-saint of Doon in Limerick where his holy well still exists.

Fintan Feb 17
+ 603. A disciple of St Columba, he led the life of a hermit in Clonenagh in Leix in Ireland. Soon numerous disciples attached themselves to this ascetic and he became their abbot.

Fionnchu Nov 28
6th cent. The successor of St Comgall at the monastery of Bangor in Ireland.

Firmatus and Flaviana Oct 5
? Firmatus, a deacon, and Flaviana, a virgin, are venerated as martyrs in Auxerre in France.

Firmian (Fermanus, Firminus) March 11
+ c 1020. Abbot of San Sabino Piceno near Fermo in Italy.

Firmina Nov 24
+ c 303. A virgin-martyr in Amelia (Ameria) in Umbria under Diocletian.

Firminus Jan 19
? Third Bishop of Gabales (Gévaudan) in France.

Firminus March 29
6th cent. Bishop of Viviers in France.

Firminus of Metz Aug 18
+ 496. Greek or Italian by origin, he was Bishop of Metz in France for eight years.

Firminus of Amiens Sept 1
4th cent. Third Bishop of Amiens in France.

Firminus of Amiens Sept 25
4th cent. First Bishop of Amiens in France. He was born in Pampeluna in Spain and was converted by St Saturninus, Bishop of Toulouse.

Firminus of Uzès Oct 11
+ 553. Born in Narbonne in the south of France, he became Bishop of Uzès.

Friminus Dec 5
+ 6th cent. The seventh Bishop of Verdun in France.

Firmus of Tagaste July 31
? Bishop of Tagaste in North Africa, he was tortured and endured terrible sufferings rather than betray the hiding-place of one of his flock.

Firmus and Rusticus Aug 9
+ c 290. Two relatives, probably citizens of Bergamo in the north of Italy, honoured in Verona under Maximian.

First Martyrs of Rome June 30
+ 64. Protomartyrs of Rome. They were falsely charged by Nero with burning down the city and were ordered to undergo various cruel deaths; some were covered with the skins of wild beasts and thrown to wild dogs to be torn apart; others were crucified and when daylight failed were used as human torches. They were all disciples of the Apostles and the first fruits of the martyrs whom the Church of Rome sent to the Lord.

Flannan Dec 18
7th cent. First Bishop of Killaloe in Ireland, he also worked in the Hebrides and elsewhere. He managed to recite the whole Psalter every day.

Flavia Domitilla, Euphrosyna and Theodora May 12
2nd cent. Flavia Domitilla was a great-niece of the Emperors Domitian and Titus and St Flavius Clemens. She became Orthodox. On refusing to marry a pagan she was exiled from Rome and martyred with her foster sisters, Euphrosyna and Theodora, in Terracina in Italy.

Flavian Jan 28
+ c 304. A deputy-prefect of Rome who was martyred in Civita Vecchia in Italy under Diocletian.

Flavian (Flavinian, Flavius) of Autun Aug 23
7th cent. The twenty-first Bishop of Autun in France.

Flavian Dec 22
+ 362. An ex-prefect of Rome, branded on the forehead as a slave and exiled to the village of Acquapendente in Tuscany in Italy by Julian the Apostate. He reposed there while in prayer.

Flavius Clemens June 22
+ c 96. Brother of the Emperor Vespasian and uncle of Titus and Domitian, whose niece, Flavia Domitilla, he married. In the year 95 he held consular office together with Domitian. The following year Domitian had him beheaded for the Orthodox Faith.

Flocellus Sept 17
2nd cent. A youth martyred in Autun in France under the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180). After being tortured, he was flung half-dead to the wild beasts in the amphitheatre.

Flora and Mary Nov 24
+ 851. Two virgin-martyrs in Cordoba in Spain who gave themselves up to the Moors and were beheaded by order of Abderrahman II.

Florentina (Florence) June 20
+ c 636. Born in Carthagena in Spain, she was the only sister of Sts Leander, Fulgentius and Isidore. Losing her parents at an early age, she was placed under the guardianship of St Leander. She went to a convent where she later became abbess.

Florentinus and Hilary Sept 27
? Two hermits martyred in France by barbarians.

Florentinus of Trier Oct 16
4th cent. The successor of St Severinus as Bishop of Trier in Germany.

Florentius of Vienne Jan 3
3rd century? A martyred Bishop of Vienne in France.

Florentius of Seville Feb 23
+ c 485. A saint much venerated in Seville in Spain.

Florentius, Geminianus and Saturus Apr 6
? 4th cent. Martyrs in Sirmium in Pannonia.

Florentius, Julian, Cyriacus, Marcellinus and Faustinus June 5
+ 250. Martyrs beheaded in Perugia in central Italy under Decius.

Florentius and Felix July 25
+ 235. Two soldiers martyred under Maximinius the Thracian at Furcona near Aquila in the south of Italy. They belong to a group of eighty-three soldiers commemorated on July 24.

Florentius Sept 22
5th cent. Born in Bavaria in Germany, he was a disciple of St Martin of Tours, by whom he was ordained priest and sent to preach in Poitou in France. He eventually went to live as a hermit at Mt Glonne in Anjou, where he gained numerous disciples. He built a monastery for them later known as Saint-Florent-le-Vieux. He reposed there in extreme old age.

Florentius of Orange Oct 17
+ c 526. The eighth Bishop of Orange in the south of France.

Florentius Oct 27
3rd cent. A martyr in Trois-Châteaux in Burgundy in France.

Florentius of Strasbourg Nov 7
+ c 693. Born in Ireland, he left his country for Alsace, now in France, and settled near Haselac, where he built a monastery. About the year 678 he became Bishop of Strasbourg, where he founded another monastery dedicated to St Thomas.

Florentius (Flann) Dec 15
7th cent. Abbot of Bangor in Ireland.

Florian May 4
+ 304. A senior Roman officer in Noricum, now Upper Austria, he was drowned in the River Enns near Lorsch under Diocletian. He is the patron-saint of Upper Austria and Poland.

Floribert Apr 27
+ 746. Bishop of Liège in Belgium.

Floribert (Florbert) Nov 1
+ c 660. Abbot of monasteries in Ghent, Mont-Blandin and Saint-Bavon in Belgium.

Florus, Laurus, Proculus and Maximus Aug 18
2nd cent. The former were twin brothers and stonemasons in Illyria. Proculus and Maximus were their employers. They handed over a temple on which they had been working to Christian worship and as a punishment were drowned in a well.

Florus (Flour) of Lodève Nov 3
+ 389. First Bishop of Lodève in Languedoc in France. The town where his relics are enshrined is named after him.

Flosculus (Flou) Feb 2
+ c 480. Bishop of Orleans in France.

Foellan (Foilan, Fillan) Jan 9
8th cent. Born in Ireland, he accompanied his mother, St Kentigerna, and his relative, St Comgan, to Scotland, where he lived as a monk. The place of repose is called Strathfillan.

Foila (Faile) March 3
6th cent. The sister of St Colgan. The two are patron-saints of the parishes of Kil-Faile (Kileely) and Kil-Colgan in Galway in Ireland.

Foillan Oct 31
+ c 655. Brother of Sts Fursey and Ultan. They left Ireland for East Anglia in England. St Foillan became the Abbot of Burgh Castle near Yarmouth but when this monastery was destroyed, he went to Belgium. St Ita of Nivelles gave him land at Fosses where he founded a monastery. He enlightened Brabant but was killed by robbers and is venerated as a martyr.

Forannan Apr 30
+ 982. Born in Ireland, he went to the monastery of Waulsort on the Meuse in Belgium and became a monk and in 962 abbot.

Fort May 16
? 1st cent. The first Bishop of Bordeaux in France, venerated as a martyr.

Fortchern Feb 17
? 6th cent. Bishop of Trim in Ireland, he later lived as a hermit.

Fortis Gabrielli May 13
+ 1040. Born in Gubbio in Umbria in Italy, he became a hermit in the mountains near Scheggia, but was later attached to the monastery of Fontavellana.

Fortunatus and Marcian Apr 17
? Martyrs, perhaps in Antioch, but more probably in North Africa.

Fortunatus June 1
+ c 400. A parish priest at a place near Spoleto in Umbria in Italy. He was famed for his love for the poor.

Fortunatus and Lucian June 13
? Martyrs in North Africa.

Fortunatus the Philosopher June 18
+ c 569. A bishop driven from the north of Italy by the Lombards.

Fortunatus, Gaius and Anthes Aug 28
+ 303. Martyrs near Salerno in Italy under Diocletian. Their relics were enshrined in Salerno in 940 and they were much venerated.

Fortunatus of Todi Oct 14
+ 537. A Bishop of Todi in Italy, who saved the city from being sacked by Totila the Goth.

Fortunatus Oct 15
+ ? 537. A martyr in Rome.

Four Crowned Martyrs Nov 8
There are two groups called the Four Holy Crowned Martyrs. One group suffered in Albano in Italy in c 305, Secundus, Severian, Carpophorus and Victorinus. The other group, actually five in number, were martyred in Pannonia at about the same time: Claudius, Nicostratus, Symphorian and Castorius and Simplicius. The latter were sculptors who refused to carve a statue of the god Aesculapius and were martyred by Diocletian. Relics of four of the martyrs were brought to Rome and so veneration of four, not five, began.

Fragan and Gwen (Blanche) July 5
5th cent. They left Britain after the departure of the Romans and were the parents of Sts Winwalöe, Jacut and Guithern. Churches in Brittany are dedicated to them.

Francoveus (Franchy) May 16
7th cent. A monk at St Martin de la Bretonnière in France, he suffered from the jealousy of others. When the monastery was destroyed, he lived as a hermit in the Nivernais.

Fratemus Sept 29
+ c 450. Bishop of Auxerre in France and by tradition a martyr.

Fredegand (Fregaut) July 17
+ c 740. Born in Ireland, he was a disciple of St Foillan. He became a monk and Abbot of Kerkelodor near Antwerp in Belgium.

Frederick of Arras Jan 6
+ 1020. Son of the Count of Verdun in France, he gave his inheritance to the Bishop of Verdun. He then set out for Palestine and on his return became a monk at St Vanne and later St Vedast in Arras.

Frederick July 18
+ 838. Bishop of Utrecht in Holland from 820 on, he was murdered while in church in Maastricht.

Frediano (Frigidanus, Frigdianus) March 18
+ 588. Born in Ireland, he went on pilgrimage to Rome and settled in Italy as a hermit on Monte Pisano. In 566 he became Bishop of Lucca. He rebuilt the Cathedral after it had been burnt down by the Lombards.

Fremund May 11
+ 866. A hermit who was martyred by the Danes. His relics were enshrined in Dunstable in England.

Friard and Secundel Aug 1
+ c 577. Hermits on the Isle of Vindomitte near Nantes in France.

Frideswide Oct 19
+ c 680-735. Daughter of a prince of the Upper Thames, she founded a convent dedicated to the Virgin on the site of what is now Christchurch in Oxford. From childhood she took as her maxim 'Whatever is not God is nothing'. She is the patron-saint of Oxford.

Fridolin March 6
+ c 540. Born in Ireland, he became a monk at Luxeuil in France. Later he founded the monastery of Sackingen and is venerated as the Apostle of the Upper Rhine in Germany.

Frithbert Dec 23
+ 766. The successor of St Acca as Bishop of Hexham, where he served for thirty-four years.

Frithestan Sept 10
+ 932. A disciple of St Grimbald, he was consecrated Bishop of Winchester in England by St Plegmund. He was bishop for twenty-three years, loved the poor and prayed much for the departed.

Frodobert Jan 8
+ c 673. A monk at Luxeuil in France, he founded the monastery of Moutier-la-Celle near Troyes, where he led a life of unceasing prayer and asceticism.

Frodulphus (Frou) Apr 21
+ c 750. A disciple of St Medericus (Merry), he became a monk at St Martin's in Autun in France, from where he was driven by the Saracens and he settled in Barjon.

Froilan Oct 3
+ 1006. Born in Lugo in Spain, together with his companion Attilanus he helped restore monastic life at Moreruela in Castile. Later he became Bishop of Léon.

Fromundus Oct 24
+ c 690. Monk, Abbot and then Bishop of Coutances in France.

Fronto and George Oct 25
3rd century? Apostles of Périgueux in France.

Fructuosus, Augurius and Eulogius Jan 21
+ 259. Fructuosus, Bishop of Tarragoña in Spain, and his two deacons, Augurius and Eulogius, were burnt at the stake under Valerian. When the fire had burnt through their bonds, they stretched out their arms in the form of a cross and died.

Fructuosus Apr 16
+ 665. Born in Spain, he became a monk and then a hermit in the Vierzo Mountains, where disciples gathered around him. Fructuosus was eventually forced to become Bishop of Dumium and later Archbishop of Braga.

Fructus (Frutos), Valentine and Engratia Oct 25
+ c 715. Two brothers and a sister who lived in Sépulveda in Castile in Spain. Valentine and Engratia were martyred by the Moors, but Frutos escaped and reposed as a hermit. They are venerated as the patron-saints of Segovia, where their relics are enshrined.

Frugentius Sept 3
+ 675. A monk at Fleury, martyred with St Aigulphus, Abbot of Lérins in France.

Fugatius and Damian May 26
? 2nd cent. By tradition they were missionaries sent to Britain from Rome.

Fulcran Feb 13
+ 1006. Bishop of Lodève in Languedoc in France, famous for his asceticism. He was bishop for over half a century.

Fulgentius Jan 1
+ 532. Born in North Africa, he became a monk early in life and was elected abbot. He had to flee from the Vandal persecution. In 502 or 507 he was chosen Bishop of Ruspe but was again exiled by the Vandals. He spent his exile in Sardinia where he wrote numerous works which still exist. He returned to Africa in 523.

Fulgentius Jan 16
+ c 633. Brother of Sts Isidore and Leander of Seville in Spain and of St Florentina. He was Bishop of Ecija in Andalusia and one of the leaders of the Spanish Church of that time.

Fulk May 22
+ c 600. A pilgrim to Rome who gave his life for the plague-stricken at Santo-Padre or Castrofuli near Arpino in the south of Italy. He is venerated as the patron saint of the area.

Fulk Oct 10
+ 845. The twenty-first Abbot of Fontenelle in France.

Fursey Jan 16
+ c 648. Having founded a monastery at Rathmat in Ireland, he went to England and founded another at Burgh Castle in Suffolk. He finally moved to France and founded a monastery at Lagny near Paris. He was buried in Picardy. His life is famous for his remarkable visions.

Fusca and Maura Feb 13
+ c 250. Two martyrs in Ravenna under Decius. Fusca was a young girl and Maura her nurse.

Fymbert Sept 25
7th cent. A bishop in the west of Scotland.

Fyncana and Fyndoca Oct 13
? Two martyrs in Scotland.



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