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Rachildis Nov 23
+ c 946. An anchoress who lived near the monastery of St Gall in Switzerland.

Racho (Ragnobert) Jan 25
+ c 660. Bishop of Autun in France.

Radbod Nov 29
+ 918. Bishop of Utrecht in Holland from 900 to 918.

Radegund Aug 13
518-587. Daughter of a pagan, she was married by force to the Frankish King Clotaire I. However, she became a nun and founded the convent of the Holy Cross at Poitiers in France where she spent the last thirty years of her life.

Ralph June 21
+ 866. He became a monk at the monastery of Solignac in France and later Abbot of St Medard in Soissons. In 840 he became Bishop of Bourges, founding monasteries and doing good works.

Rambert (Ragnebert, Ragnobert) June 13
+ c 680. A courtier in Austrasia in the east of France, he was murdered by the tyrant Ebroin in the Jura mountains. He has always been honoured as a martyr.

Rambold (Ramnold) June 17
+ 1001. A monk at St Maximinus in Trier in Germany, he Abbot of St Emmeram in Regensburg. He reposed at the age of one hundred.

Ramirus and Companions March 13
+ c 554 (or 630). A monk at the monastery of St Claudio in Leon in Spain. Two days after the abbot, St Vincent, was martyred, Ramirus and all the other monks were martyred by the Arian Visigoths while they sang the Creed..

Ranulf (Ragnulf) May 27
+ 700. A martyr in Thélus near Arras in France. He was the father of St Hadulph, Bishop of Arras-Cambrai.

Rasso (Ratho) May 17
+ 953. A noble from Bavaria in Germany, he fought bravely against the invading Hungarians. Later he went on pilgrimage to Palestine and Rome and on his return founded the monastery of Worth in Bavaria (now called Grafrath after him) and became a monk there.

Rasyphus July 23
? A martyr venerated in Rome from early times.

Rasyphus and Ravennus July 23
5th cent. Born in Britain, they took refuge in the north of France. They became hermits there and were martyred in Macé. Their relics are enshrined in Bayeux.

Rathard Aug 8
+ 815. A noble who became a priest and founded the monastery of Diessen in Germany

Raverranus Nov 7
+ 682. Bishop of Séez in France .

Raynerius (Raynier) Feb 22
+ c 967. A monk at Beaulieu near Limoges in France.

Redemptus Apr 8
+ 586. Bishop of Ferentini in Italy.

Regimbald (Reginbald, Regimbaut) Oct 13
+ 1039. A monk at the monastery of Sts Ulric and Afra in Augsburg in Germany. In 1015 he moved to the monastery of Edersberg. In 1022 he became Abbot of Lorsch and later founded the monastery of Heiligenberg and in 1032 he became Bishop of Speyer.

Regina (Reine) Sept 7
+ c ?286. A virgin-martyr venerated in Autun in France.

Regintrudis May 26
+ c 750 Fourth Abbess of Nonnberg near Salzburg in Austria.

Regulus (Rieul) March 30
+ c 260. By tradition a Greek, he is honoured as the first Bishop of Senlis in France. A tradition connects him with Arles where many Greeks lived.

Regulus Sept 1
+ c 545. Born in North Africa, he was exiled by the Arian Vandals. He landed in Tuscany in Italy and was martyred under Totila.

Regulus (Reol) Sept 3
+ 698. A monk at Rebais in France with St Philibert. He succeeded St Nivard (c 670) as Archbishop of Rheims and founded the monastery of Orbais in 680.

Regulus (Rule) Oct 17
? 4th cent. By tradition an abbot who brought relics of St Andrew from Greece to Scotland, leading to St Andrew's adoption as the patron-saint of Scotland..

Reineldis (Raineldis, Reinaldes) and Companions July 16
+ c 680. Daughter of St Amelberg and sister of St Gudula. She was a nun at Saintes in Belgium where she was martyred together with two companions by the Huns.

Reinold (Rainald, Reynold) Jan 7
+ 960. A monk at the monastery of St Pantaleon in Cologne in Germany. He was killed by stonemasons who threw his body into a pool near the Rhine. It was later found by divine revelation.

Relindis (Renildis, Renula, Renule) Feb 6
+ c 750. A nun together with her sister Herlindis in Valenciennes, she was gifted in embroidery and painting. On her sister's repose, she became Abbess of Maaseik in Belgium.

Remaclus Sept 3
+ c 663. A noble born in Aquitaine in France, he became a monk and the first Abbot of Solignac near Limoges and then of Cougnon in Luxembourg. About the year 648 he founded the monasteries of Stavelot and Malmédy in Belgium and in 652 he became Bishop of Maastricht in Holland.

Rembert Feb 4
+ 888. Born in Flanders, he became a monk at Turholt in Belgium He worked in Denmark with St Anschar and succeeded him as Bishop of Hamburg-Bremen (865).

Remedius Feb 3
? Bishop of Gap in France.

Remigius Jan 19
+ c 772. Bishop of Rouen in France from 755 on.

Remigius March 20
+ 783. A noble, he became Abbot of Münster near Colmar in France and in 776 Bishop of Strasbourg.

Remigius Oct 1
+ c 533 (Jan 13). Called 'the Apostle of the Franks'. A Gallo-Roman by birth, in 459 he was chosen to be Bishop of Rheims in France when he was still a layman. During the seventy-four years he was bishop he was the most influential prelate in Gaul, the culminating event of his life being the baptism of Clovis, King of the Franks, in 496.

Remigius Oct 28
+ 875. Archbishop of Lyons in France.

Renatus (René) Nov 12
+ c 422. Bishop of Angers in France and by tradition of Sorrento in the south of Italy.

Renovatus March 31
+ c 633. A convert from Arianism, he became monk and then Abbot of Cauliana in Lusitania. Finally he became Bishop of Merida in Spain for twenty-two years.

Restituta May 17
+ 255 (or 304). A virgin-martyr in Carthage in North Africa under Valerian or Diocletian. Her relics are enshrined in Naples in Italy.

Restituta and Companions May 27
+ 272. Born in Rome of a noble family, she fled to Sora in Campania in Italy to escape persecution under Aurelian but was martyred there with several companions.

Restitutus May 29
+ c 299. A martyr in Rome under Diocletian.

Restitutus Dec 9
? Bishop of Carthage in North Africa.

Reverianus, Paul and Companions June 1
+ 272. Born in Italy, Reverianus, a bishop, and Paul, a priest, went to France. They enlightened Autun and the surrounding area and were martyred with several companions under Aurelian.

Rhediw Nov 11
? A saint recalled by the dedication of a church in Llanllyfni in North Wales.

Rheticus (Rheticius, Rhetice) July 20
+ 334. A Gallo-Roman who became Bishop of Autun in France c 310.

Rhian (Ranus, Rian) Mar 8
? An abbot who has left his name to Llanrhian in Dyfed in Wales.

Rhuddlad Sept 4
? 7th cent. Patron of Llanrhyddlad at the foot of Moel Rhyddlad in Anglesey in Wales.

Ribert Sept 15
7th cent. Monk and Abbot of Saint-Valèry-sur-Somme in France. He may also have been a bishop in Normandy and Picardy. He is the patron of several churches near Rouen.

Ribert (Ribarius) Dec 19
+ c 790. Seventeenth Abbot of Saint-Oyend in France. He is venerated in Franche-Comté.

Richard Feb 7
+ 720. An noble from the west of England and father of Sts Willibald, Winebald and Walburga. He reposed at Lucca on a pilgrimage to Rome.

Richard of St Vannes June 14
+ 1046. Called 'Gratia Dei, 'Thanks be to God', from a phrase he often said. He became a monk at St Vannes in Verdun in the north of France.

Richardis Sept 18
+ c 895. Married at the age of twenty-two to the Frankish Emperor Charles the Fat, after nineteen years of married life she was accused of unfaithfulness. Her innocence was established, but she became a nun at the convent of Andlau which she had founded.

Richarius (Riquier) Apr 26
+ c 645. Born at Centula (Celles) near Amiens in the north of France, he became a priest and founded a monastery in his native village, later called Saint-Riquier after him,. He was the first to devote himself to the work of ransoming captives and reposed a hermit.

Richimirus Jan 17
+ c 715. Under the patronage of the Bishop of Le Mans in France he founded a monastery, later called Saint-Rigomer-des-Bois after him.

Rictrudis May 12
+ 688. Born in Gascony in France, she married St Adalbald, by whom she had four children - all saints, Maurontius, Eusebia, Clotsindis and Adalsindis. After her husband's repose she became a nun and founded the convent of Marchiennes in the north of France.

Rigobert Jan 4
+ c 745. Monk and Abbot of Orbais in France, in 721 he became Archbishop of Rheims but some years later was banished by the Frank Charles Martel. He returned to Orbais and resumed monastic life. On being recalled to Rheims, he came to terms with the intruded bishop and himself became a hermit.

Rioch Aug 1
+ c 480. A nephew of St Patrick and Abbot of Innisboffin in Ireland.

Ritbert Sept 15
+ c 690. Monk and abbot of a small monastery in Varennes in France.

Robert of Syracuse Apr 25
+ c 1000. Abbot of a monastery in Syracuse in Sicily.

Robustian May 24
? An early martyr in Milan in Italy.

Robustian and Mark Aug 31
? Martyrs venerated in Milan in Italy from early times,.

Rodingus (Rouin) Sept 17
+ c 690. A monk and priest from Ireland who preached in Germany and entered the monastery of Tholey near Trier. He moved to the forest of Argonn in France where he founded the monastery of Wasloi, later known as Beaulieu.

Rogatian and Felicissimus Oct 26
+ 256. Rogatian, a priest, and Felicissimus, a layman, belonged to the church of Carthage in North Africa where they were martyred.

Rogatus, Successus and Companions March 28
? A group of eighteen martyrs in North Africa.

Rogelius and Servus-Dei Sept 16
+ 852. A monk and his young disciple martyred in Cordoba in Spain for publicly denouncing Islam.

Romana Feb 23
+ 324. A virgin born in Rome who reposed at the age of eighteen while living as an anchoress in a cave on the banks of the Tiber in Italy.

Romanus of Condat Feb 28
+ c 460. A Gallo-Roman who at the age of thirty-five went to live as a hermit in the Jura mountains, where he was followed by his brother St Lupicinus. Many disciples soon gathered round the two brothers, who then founded the monasteries of Condat (later known as Saint-Oyend) and Leuconne, over which they ruled together, and the convent of La Beaume (later called St-Romain-de-la-Roche) where their sister was abbess.

Romanus of Subiaco May 22
+ c 560. A monk who lived near Subiaco in Italy, discovered the hermitage of St Benedict, made him a monk and gave him his daily food.

Romanus Ostiarius Aug 9
+ 258. An early martyr in Rome.

Romanus of Nepi Aug 24
1st cent. A Bishop and martyr of Nepi in Tuscany in Italy, by tradition a disciple of St Ptolemy.

Romanus of Auxerre Oct 6
+ ? 564. Bishop of Auxerre in France.

Romanus of Rouen Oct 23
+ 639. Bishop of Rouen. He devoted himself to the care of prisoners, particularly those condemned to death, and he also preached actively against paganism.

Romanus of Le Mans Nov 24
+ 385. A Gallo-Roman priest who converted the pagans living at the mouth of the Gironde. He reposed in Blaye in France. He was especially honoured by sailors.

Romaricus Dec 8
+ 653. A monk at Luxeuil in France, he founded the monastery of Habendum (afterwards called Remiremont, i.e. Romarici Mons, of which he became the second abbot.

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Rome (Martyrs of)

Jan 1
+ c 304. Thirty soldiers martyred in Rome under Diocletian.

Jan 2
+ c 303. Many martyrs who suffered in Rome under Diocletian for refusing to give up the Holy Scriptures.

Jan 13
+ 262. Forty soldiers who suffered on the Via Lavicana in Rome under Gallienus.

Feb 10
? 250. Ten soldiers martyred on the Via Lavicana in Rome.

March 1
+ 269. Two hundred and sixty martyrs condemned to dig sand on the Salarian Way in Rome and later shot to death with arrows in the amphitheatre under Claudius II.

March 2
+ 219. A large number of martyrs martyred in Rome under Alexander Severus and the prefect Ulpian.

March 4
+ 260 (?) A group of nine hundred martyrs buried in the catacombs of Callistus on the Appian Way in Rome.

March 14
+ c 67. Forty-seven martyrs baptised by tradition by the Apostle Peter. They are said to have suffered in Rome under Nero, all on the same day.

March 25
? A group of two hundred and sixty-two martyrs in Rome.

Apr 10
+ c 115. A number of criminals baptised by Pope Alexander during his imprisonment. They were taken to Ostia near Rome and put on board a boat which was then scuttled.

June 17
? A group of two hundred and sixty-two martyrs who suffered under Diodetian and buried on the old Via Salaria in Rome.

July 2
c 68. Three soldiers who were converted at the martyrdom of the Apostle Paul in Rome and then were themselves martyred.

Aug 5
+ 303. Twenty-three martyrs on the Salarian Way in Rome under Diocletian.

Aug 10
+ 274. One hundred and sixty-five martyrs martyred in Rome under Aurelian.

Oct 25
+ 269. Forty-six soldiers and one hundred and twenty-one civilians martyred in Rome under Claudius II.

Dec 22
+ c 303. A group of thirty martyrs who suffered in Rome under Diocletian and were buried on the Via Lavicana.

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Romuald June 19
c 951-1027. Born in Ravenna in Italy, in his youth he saw his father commit a murder and resolved to repent for it by becoming a monk at Classe near Ravenna. In 996 he became abbot of that monastery. However, he left it in 999 and led a wandering life, establishing hermitages and monasteries, among them Camaldoli near Arezzo in 1009.

Romula, Redempta and Herundo July 23
+ c 580. Three holy virgins who lived as ascetics near the church of St Mary Major in Rome.

Romulus and Secundus (Secundulus) March 24
? Two brothers who suffered in North Africa.

Romulus March 27
+ c 730. Abbot of St Baudilius near Nimes in France. About 720 he and his monks fled before the invading Saracens and settled in a ruined monastery in Saissy-les-Bois.

Romulus and Companions July 6
+ c 90. By tradition ordained by the Apostle Peter as first pastor of Fiesole, he was martyred with several companions under Domitian.

Romulus Oct 13
+ c 641. Bishop of Genoa in Italy. He reposed at the coastal town of Matuziano, since renamed San Remo after him.

Romulus and Conindrus Dec 28
+ c 450. Two of the first people to preach Orthodoxy on the Isle of Man, they were contemporaries of St Patrick.

Ronan June 1
? An early bishop of Cornish origin who preached in Cornwall and in Brittany.

Rotrudis June 22
+ c 869. A saint whose relics were enshrined at Saint Bertin in Saint Omer in France.

Ruadan (Ruadhan, Rodan) Apr 15
+ 584. One of the leading disciples of St Finian of Clonard, he founded the monastery of Lothra in Ireland.

Rudericus (Roderick) and Salomon (Solomon) March 13
+ 857. Roderick was a priest in Cabra near Cordoba in Spain who was betrayed by his Muslim brother and imprisoned there. In prison he met his fellow-martyr, Salomon. They were both martyred in Cordoba.

Rudesind (Rosendo) March 1
907-977. Born of a noble family in Galicia in Spain, he became Bishop of Mondoñedo and then of Compostella. In this capacity he opposed with equal success both the Vikings and the Saracens. Exiled from Compostella through an intrigue, he founded the monastery of Celanova and other monasteries.

Ruellinus (Ruellin) Feb 28
6th cent. Successor of St Tudwal as Bishop of Tréguier in Brittany.

Rufillus (Ruffilius) July 18
+ 382. First Bishop of Forlimpopoli in Emilia in Italy.

Rufina, Moderata, Romana, Secundus and Seven Companions Apr 6
? 4th cent. Martyrs at Sirmium in Pannonia.

Rufina and Secunda July 10
+ 257. Two virgin-martyrs in Rome under Valerian, buried at Santa Rufina on the Aurelian Way.

Rufinus and Martia June 21
? Martyrs in one of the early persecutions in Syracuse in Sicily.

Rufinus and Secundus July 10
? Early martyrs buried on the Via Cornelia at the eleventh milestone from Rome.

Rufinus July 30
? A martyr in one of the early persecutions in Assisi in Italy.

Rufinus and Companions Aug 11
? An early bishop, martyred with companions in Italy.

Rufinus Aug 19
? A saint venerated in Mantua in Italy from early times.

Rufinus Aug 26
5th cent. Bishop of Capua in Italy. His relics are enshrined in the cathedral.

Rufinus, Mark, Valerius and Companions Nov 16
? Martyrs in North Africa.

Rufus Apr 2
? A hermit at Glendalough in Ireland.

Rufus of Capua Aug 27
? Bishop of Capua and disciple of St Apollinaris of Ravenna.

Rufus and Carpophorus (Carpone) Aug 27
+ 295. Martyrs in Capua under Diocletian. Rufus was a deacon.

Rufus of Metz Nov 7
+ c 400. An early Bishop of Metz in France He was bishop for some twenty-nine years.

Rufus of Avignon Nov 12
+ c 200. Venerated as the first Bishop of Avignon in France.

Rufus of Rome Nov 21
+ c 90. The disciple whom St Paul greets in Romans 16, 13.

Rufus and Companions Nov 28
+ 304. A citizen of Rome who was martyred with his entire household under Diocletian.

Rufus and Zosimus Dec 18
+ c 107. Citizens of Philippi brought to Rome with St Ignatius of Antioch and thrown to the beasts in the Roman amphitheatre two days before the latter's martyrdom.

Rumoldus (Rumbold) June 24
+ c 775. Probably from England, he was a monk who became a bishop with St Willibrord in Holland and in Brabant in Belgium. He was murdered near Malines.

Rumon Aug 30
6th cent.? A bishop and patron-saint of Tavistock in England. Romansleigh in Devon is named after him.

Rumwold Nov 3
+ c 650. A three-day old infant and prince, who professed the Faith immediately after baptism and then died.

Rupert (Robert) March 27
+ c 717. Probably born in France, he became Bishop of Worms and began to spread Orthodoxy in the south of Germany. He started in Regensburg and pushed his way along the Danube. The Duke of Bavaria gave him the old ruined town of Iuvavum, which Rupert rebuilt and called Salzburg. Here he founded the monastery of St Peter and the convent of Nonnberg, where his sister Ermentrude was abbess. He is venerated as the first Archbishop of Salzburg and Apostle of Bavaria and Austria.

Rupert and Bertha May 15
9th cent. A hermit who lived with his mother Bertha on a hill near Bingen in Germany. The hill has been since called after him, Rupertsberg.

Rusticus Aug 9
? 4th cent. A martyr at Sirmium in Pannonia.

Rusticus Sept 24
+ 446. Bishop of Clermont in Auvergne in France 426-446.

Rusticus Oct 14
+ 574. Bishop of Trier in Germany. He resigned to live at the hermitage of St Goar.

Rusticus Oct 26
+ c 462. A monk of Lérins who later became Bishop of Narbonne in France. He was present at the Third Oecumenical Council in Ephesus in 431.

Rutilius Aug 2
+ 250. Born in North Africa. During the persecution of Decius he fled from place to place, but he was finally arrested, bravely confessed Christ and was martyred.

Rutilus and Companions June 4
? Martyrs at Sabaria (Sabar) in Pannonia, now Hungary.



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