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? 6th cent. Probably Pictish, St Talarican was a bishop in Scotland. Several churches were dedicated to him.
7th cent. A disciple of St Barr at Lough Erc in Ireland and founder of a monastery.
+ c 637. A young girl near Troyes in France who was martyred defending her virginity.
Tanco (Tancho, Tatta)
+ 808. Born in Ireland, he became Abbot of Amalbarich in Saxony and eventually Bishop of Werden in Germany. He was martyred by pagans whose savage customs he had denounced.
Tancred, Torthred and Tova
+ 869. Two hermits and an anchoress martyred by the Danes at Thorney in England.
+ c 600. An anchoress who lived near Rodez in France.
3rd-4th cent. Tarsicius was seized by a heathen mob and preferred to die rather than expose the sacred mysteries to profanation.
+ c 581. An aunt of St Gregory the Great, sister of St Emiliana and niece of Pope Felix. She led a life of seclusion and asceticism in her paternal home.
+ c 495? One of St Patrick's earliest disciples and first Bishop of Raholp in Ireland.
+ c 794. Duke of Bavaria and a great monastic benefactor. After founding many monasteries and churches, he became a monk at Jumièges in France but reposed at Lorsch in Germany.
Tathai (Tathan, Tathaeus, Athaeus)
Early 6th cent. A hermit who settled in Glamorgan in Wales where he founded a monastery called St Athan's.
Tatiana and Companions
+ c 225. A renowned virgin-martyr of the eminent Tatian family tortured and slain for the Orthodox Faith together with others in Rome.
+ 734. A monk at Breedon in Mercia in England who was famed for his piety and learning. He succeeded St Brithwald, becoming the tenth Archbishop of Canterbury
+ c 412. Bishop of Evreux in France.
Teio (Teilio, Teilus, Thelian, Teilan, Teiou, Teliou, Dillo, Dillon)
6th cent. Probably born in Penally near Tenby in Wales. He was a disciple of St Dyfrig and a friend of Sts David and Samson. He founded Llandaff monastery (Landeio Fawr) in Dyfed where he was buried.
Jan 5 (In the East Feb 22)
+ c 136. A Greek who was Pope of Rome for ten years and was martyred under Hadrian.
7th cent. Probably born in Wales, he became a hermit in Brittany and eventually Bishop of Léon. His relics were enshrined in Ploabennec.
Terence, Africanus, Pompeius and Companions
+ 250. A group of fifty martyrs, imprisoned with snakes and scorpions and finally beheaded in Carthage in North Africa under Decius.
Terence of Metz
+ 520. Sixteenth Bishop of Metz in the east of France.
+ 118. Bishop of Todi in Umbria in Italy. He was racked, had his tongue cut out and finally was beheaded under Hadrian.
? 5th cent. An early missionary bishop among the Picts in Scotland. He is said to have lived in Abernethy and been consecrated by St Palladius. He founded the monastery of Culross in Fifeshire.
+ c 680. Eleventh Bishop of Besançon in the east of France.
+ c 490. Eighth Bishop of Bologna in Italy.
+ 257. A priest, martyred in Rome under Valerian two days after his ordination.
+ 572. Son of St Gregory, Bishop of Langres in France, and uncle of St Gregory of Tours. He succeeded his father as Bishop of Langres in about 540.
+ 707. Abbot of the monastery of St Germanus in Auxerre in France who then became Bishop of Auxerre by popular acclamation. He was murdered in his sleep.
+ c 772. Abbess of Wimborne in Dorset in England. She helped St Boniface by sending him nuns from her 500-strong convent, among whom were Sts Lioba and Thecla.
+ c 287. The army of Maximinian Herculeus included a legion (6,600 men) of Christians recruited in Upper Egypt. When the Emperor marched his army across the Alps to suppress a revolt in Gaul, he camped near Agaunum in Switzerland and prepared for battle with public sacrifices. The Christian legion refused to take part and were as a result consequence decimated twice. When they still persevered in their refusal they were massacred. Among those who suffered were Maurice, Exuperius, Candidus, Vitalis, two Victors, Alexander (in Bergamo) and Gereon (in Cologne). A basilica was built in Agaunum, now St-Maurice-en-Valais to enshrine the relics of the martyrs.
+ c 790. A nun at Wimborne in England, she went to Germany with St Lioba. She became the first Abbess of Ochsenfürt and then of Kitzingen on the Main.
Theneva (Thenew) Thenova, Dwynwen
7th cent. The mother of St Kentigern and patron-saint of Glasgow in Scotland together with him.
Theobald (Thibaud) of Vienne
+ 1001. Archbishop of Vienne in France 970-1001.
+ 893. A monk at the monastery of St Martin in Montauriol in France, he became Archbishop of Narbonne. Later the monastery was named St Audard after him.
+ c 670. A disciple of St Remaclus at Malmédy-Stavelot in Belgium and his successor as Abbot (653) and Bishop of Maastricht (663). He was murdered by robbers in the forest of Bienwald near Speyer in Germany on a journey undertaken in defence of his church.
+ 851. A monk martyred in Cordoba in Spain under Abderrahman II.
+ c 660. A nun at Faremoutiers in France, she became the first Abbess of Jouarre.
+ c 120? The sister of St Hermes (Aug 28) whom she helped in prison and under torture. She was herself martyred some months later. Brother and sister were buried side by side.
+ c 305. A noble lady of Rome and of great wealth, she devoted herself and her riches to the service of the martyrs during the persecution of Diocletian,. She seems to have reposed while the persecution still raged.
Theodore and Companions
+ 869. Theodore was Abbot of Crowland in England and he and his monks were martyred by the Danes. Besides the abbot, several others were mentioned by name: Askega and Swethin, Elfgete, a deacon, Sabinus, a subdeacon, Egdred and Ulric, and also Grimkeld and Agamund, both centenarians.
Theodore of Bologna
+ c 550. Bishop of Bologna in Italy c 530-c 550.
Theodore of Pavia
+ 778. Bishop of Pavia in Italy 743-778. He had much to endure, including repeated exiles under the Lombard Kings.
Theodore of Canterbury
c 602-690. A Greek who was educated in Tarsus in Cilicia, he spent some time at Athens and became a monk in Rome. He was aged sixty-six when Pope Vitalian appointed him to Canterbury at the suggestion of the African St Adrian in 666. They travelled to England together, Adrian becoming Abbot of Sts Peter and Paul in Canterbury. Theodore is rightly called the second founder of Canterbury. He visited all parts of the country, consolidated or re-established dioceses, promoted learning and held the first national Council in Hertford in 672. St Theodore is one of the greatest figures in English history.
+ c 575. A priest and disciple of St Caesarius of Arles and also abbot of one of the monasteries of Vienne in France. He founded several monasteries and reposed as a hermit in the church of St Laurence in Vienne.
Theodore the Sacrist
+ 6th cent. A holy man and contemporary of St Gregory the Great in Rome.
Theodoric II of Orleans
+ 1022. A monk at Saint-Pierre-le-Vif in Sens in France, he became Bishop of Orleans.
+ 880. Third Bishop of Ninden in Germany.
Theodoric (Thierry, Theodericus)
+ c 533. Abbot of Mont d'Or near Rheims in the north of France.
+ 863. Bishop of Cambrai-Arras in the north of France c 830-863.
+ 554. Bishop of Vaison in France and predecessor of St Quinidius.
+ 516. Bishop of Auxerre in France c 507-516.
Theodosius, Lucius, Mark and Peter
+ 269. Members of a group of fifty soldiers martyred in Rome under Claudius II.
+ 776. Third Abbot of Lobbes in Belgium.
Theodulus, Anesius, Felix, Cornelia and Companions
? Martyrs in North Africa.
Theodulus (Theodore) of Grammont
4th cent? An early Bishop of Valais who was much revered in Switzerland and Savoy.
+ c 690. A monk at Luxeuil in France who became Abbot of Corbie and a bishop.
Theofrid (Theofroy, Chaifre)
+ 728. Born in Orange in the south of France, he became monk and Abbot of Carmery-en-Velay (Monastier-Saint-Chaffre). He died at the hands of invading Saracens and has been venerated as a martyr ever since.
+ 425. By tradition Bishop of Philippi in Macedonia, driven out by the Arians. He was sent with companions (among whom was St Alban of Mainz) to enlighten Germany. However, in Mainz they were obliged to flee from invading Vandals and on their way Theonestus was martyred in Altino in Italy.
+ c 427. Bishop of Brescia in Italy and the successor of St Gaudentius.
Thiento and Companions
+ 955. Abbot of Wessobrunn in Bavaria in Germany, he was martyred with six of his monks by invading Hungarians.
+ c 660. Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland 623-c 660.
+ c 700. Nun at the convent of Barking in England with St Ethelburgh. She is described as a miracle of patience under suffering.
887-975. Of Danish origin, 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.
Tiberius, Modestus and Florentia
+ 303? Martyrs under Diocletian at Agde in the south of France.
Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus
3rd century? Martyrs in Rome.
+ c 288. A martyr in Rome. He was later connected with the soldier-martyr St Sebastian and was entombed at the Via Lavicana.
Tigernach (Tigernake, Tierney, Tierry)
+ 549. Abbot of Clones, he succeeded St Macartin as Bishop at Clogher in Ireland.
Tigides and Remedius
6th century? Two bishops who succeeded one another in Gap in France.
Tigridia (or Trigidia)
+ c 925. A daughter of Count Sancho Garcia who founded for her the convent of Oña, near Burgos in Spain.
+ 789. Bishop of Hexham in Northumbria in England 781-789.
Tillo (Thillo, Thielman, Théau, Tilloine, Tillon, Tilman)
+ c 702. Born in Saxony in Germany, he was abducted by robbers and enslaved. Freed by St Eligius of Noyon, he became a monk at Solignac and enlightened the area around Tournai and Courtrai in Belgium.
Timothy, Polius and Eutychius
? Three deacons in Mauretania Caesariensis in North Africa martyred under Diocletian.
+ c 306. A martyr in Rome under Diocletian. His relics were enshrined in a chapel near the church of St Paul-outside-the-Walls and venerated there.
+ c 250. A deacon burnt alive in North Africa under Decius.
+ 650. For thirty years a bishop near Venice in Italy.
+ c 536. Germanic by birth, he became Bishop of Brescia in Italy.
+ c 410 A deacon martyred during the sack of Rome by the Goths while he was distributing alms to the half-starved population.
? A holy virgin venerated in Kilmore in Ireland. She was called on by women in labour.
+ c 733. Abbot and Bishop of Disert Tola in Meath in Ireland.
+ c 65. A martyr in Pisa in Italy under Nero.
Torquatus, Ctesiphon, Secundus, Indaletius, Caecilius, Hesychius and Euphrasius
1st cent. According to tradition, they were disciples of the Apostles sent to enlighten Spain. They worked chiefly in the South, as follows: Torquatus in Guadix near Granada; Ctesiphon in Verga; Secundus in Avila; Indaletius in Urci near Almeria; Caecilius in Granada; Hesychius in Gibraltar; Euphrasius in Andujar. Most of them suffered martyrdom. The Mozarabic liturgy had a common feast for all seven.
+ c 288. A martyr in Rome connected with St Sebastian.
Trason, Pontian and Praetextatus
+ c 302. Martyrs in Rome under Diocletian, put to death for ministering to Christian prisoners awaiting martyrdom.
5th cent. Converted to Orthodoxy by St Patrick, she spent the rest of her life as an anchoress in Ardtree in Derry in Ireland.
6th cent. Infant son of St Triphina, he was murdered in Carhaix in Brittany by his stepfather, Count Conmore. He is the patron saint of Carhaix.
+ 550. A missionary from Ireland, he was ordained priest by St Remigius and preached in Mareuil on the Marne in France.
Triduna (Tredwall, Trallen)
8th century? A virgin connected with St Regulus in Scotland. Her shrine was a centre of devotion and pilgrimage.
5th cent. A disciple of St Patrick and Abbot of Killelga in Ireland.
Trier (Martyrs of)
+ 287. Innumerable martyrs were slain for Christ in divers ways in Trier in Germany during the persecution of Diocletian.
Trillo (Drillo, Drel)
6th cent. Patron saint of two places in Gwynedd in Wales.
6th cent. The mother of St Tremorus the infant-martyr. She spent the latter years of her life in a convent in Brittany.
+ 550. Born in Neustria, he showed spiritual sensitivity from childhood. He lived as a hermit near the monastery of Thérouanne until he moved to Dombes. The village of Saint Trivier in France commemorates his name.
+ 533. A priest in Saintes in France where he later became bishop after St Vivien.
Trophimus and Theophilus
+ c 302. Martyrs beheaded in Rome under Diocletian.
+ c 280. First Bishop of Arles in France.
Trudo (Trudon, Tron, Trond, Truyen, Trudjen)
+ c 695. A monk with St Remaclus, he was ordained by St Clodulf of Metz and eventually founded a monastery (c 660), which was called St Trond after him. It is situated between Louvain and Tongres in Belgium.
+ c ? 644. A hermit, possibly from Ireland, who lived in Münstethal in Germany. He may later have been murdered. The monastery of St Trudpert was built on the site.
+ c 704. Appointed in 681 by St Theodore and King Edfrid as Bishop of the Southern Picts in Scotland, he set up his diocese at the monastery of Abercorn on the Firth of Forth. In 685 King Egfrid was killed by the Picts and St Trumwin and all his monks had to flee. He retired to Whitby in England and lived an exemplary monastic life there.
3rd cent. A widow martyred in Rome.
+ 664. An monk from Ireland who succeeded St Colman as Bishop of Lindisfarne in England. He died of the plague within the first year of his appointment.
6th cent. Llandudno in Wales is named after him.
+ c 564. A monk from Wales who went to Brittany and became Bishop of Tréguier. Three places in the Lleyn Peninsular in Gwynedd recall him and his relics are still honoured in Tréguier.
Tudy (Tudclyd, Tybie)
5th century? A virgin in Wales. Llandydie church in Dyfed is named after her.
Tudy (Tudinus, Tegwin, Thetgo)
5th cent. A disciple of St Brioc in Brittany. He was a hermit and then an abbot near Landevennec in Brittany. Like St Brioc he also spent some time in Cornwall, where a church and parish still bear his name.
Turiaf (Turiav, Turiavus)
+ c 750. He succeeded St Samson as Bishop of Dol in Brittany.
Turibius of Astorga
+ c 460. Bishop of Astorga in Spain and a valiant defender of Orthodoxy.
Turibius of Palencia
+ c 528. Founder of the monastery of Liébana in Asturias in Spain.
8th cent. An priest from Ireland who worked with St Foillan in Holland and also near Antwerp in Belgium.
+ c 915. A gifted and artistic monk at St Gall in Switzerland.
+ 930. A monk and Abbot of St Emmeram in Regensburg in Germany, where he later became bishop.
+ 815. Founder in 764 of the monastery of Ottobeuren in Bavaria in Germany.
Twelve Holy Brothers
+ c 303? The relics of several groups of martyrs who had suffered in the south of Italy were brought together and enshrined at Benevento in 760. The various groups who comprised the so-called 'Twelve Brothers' or Martyrs of the South are: (1) Aug 27. In Potenza in the Basilicata, Arontius or Orontius, Honoratus, Fortunatus and Sabinian. (2) Aug 28. In Venosa in Apulia, Septiminus, Januarius and Felix. (3) Aug 29. In Velleianum in Apulia, Vitalis, Sator (or Satyrus) and Repositus. (4) Sept 1. In Sentianum in Apulia, Donatus and another Felix.
6th cent. Brother of St Cadfan in Wales. He and his sister lived in Gwynedd. Several churches are dedicated to him.
+ c 480. Venerated in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, where she was slain by the heathen.
Tysilio (Tyssel, Tyssilo, Suliau)
7th cent. A prince who became Abbot of Meifod in Powys and founded several churches in other parts of Wales.