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Vacz Nov 26
11th cent. A hermit in Visegrád in the mountains of Pilis in Hungary.

Valens and Companions May 21
? By tradition a bishop martyred in Auxerre in France with three boys.

Valens July 26
+ 531. Bishop of Verona in Italy from 524 to 531.

Valentine Jan 7
+ c 470. An abbot who became a bishop in Rhaetia. He reposed in Mais in the Tyrol in Austria. Some years later his relics were translated to Trent and then to Passau.

Valentine Feb 14
+ 269. A priest and doctor in Rome martyred probably under Claudius the Goth and buried on the Flaminian Way. In 350 a church was built over his tomb.

Valentine Feb 14
+ c 269. A Bishop of Terni in Italy martyred under Claudius the Goth.

Valentine May 2
+ c 307? Bishop of Genoa in Italy c 295-307.

Valentine July 16
+ c 305. Bishop of Trier in Germany, or more probably Tongres in Belgium, martyred under Diocletian.

Valentine Sept 2
4th cent. Fourth Bishop of Strasbourg in France.

Valentine and Hilary Nov 3
+ c 304. A priest and his deacon, beheaded at Viterbo near Rome under Diocletian.

Valentine, Felician and Victorinus Nov 11
+ c 305. Martyrs venerated in Ravenna in Italy.

Valentine, Solutor and Victor Nov 13
+ c 305. Martyrs venerated in Ravenna in Italy.

Valentine, Concordius, Navalis and Agricola Dec 16
+ c 305. Martyrs venerated in Ravenna in Italy.

Valentinian Nov 3
+ c 500. Bishop of Salerno in the south of Italy.

Valeria (Martyrs of) March 14
5th cent. In the province of Valeria in Italy two monks were slain by the Lombards by being hanged on a tree. Although dead, they were heard singing psalms even by their enemies.

Valeria Apr 28
? 1st cent. An early martyr in Milan in Italy.

Valeria Dec 9
? By tradition she was converted by St Martial of Limoges in France and beheaded.

Valerian May 13
+ c 350. Third Bishop of Auxerre in France and defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism.

Valerian July 23
+ c 460. A monk at Lérins in the south of France who became Bishop of Cimeiz. He attended the Councils of Riez (439) and Vaison (442). Some of his homilies still exist.

Valerian Sept 15
+ 178. A companion of St Photinus (Pothinus) of Lyons in France. He succeeded in escaping from prison and reappeared at Tournus near Autun, where he again preached to the people. He was captured a second time and beheaded.

Valerian Nov 27
+ 389. Bishop of Aquileia in the north of Italy. He succeeded an Arian bishop and he spent his energy fighting that heresy.

Valerian, Urban, Crescens, Eustace, Cresconius, Crescentian, Felix, Hortulanus and Florentian Nov 28
5th cent. Bishops from North Africa exiled by the Arian King Genseric. They reposed in exile and were afterwards honoured as confessors for Orthodoxy.

Valerian Dec 15
+ 457. Bishop of Abbenza in North Africa who, aged over eighty, was left to die of exposure for refusing to give up the sacred vessels. He died under the Arian Genseric King of the Vandals.

Valerius Jan 16
+ c 453. A hermit taken from his solitude by the people of Sorrento in Italy, who made him their bishop.

Valerius Jan 28
+ 315. Bishop of Saragossa in Spain, with whom St Vincent served as deacon. He was arrested and exiled under Diocletian but survived and reposed in peace in his city.

Valerius Jan 29
+ c 320. Second Bishop of Trier in Germany.

Valerius Feb 19
+ c 450. Bishop of Antibes in the south of France.

Valerius Feb 20
? First Bishop of Conserans in France.

Valerius Feb 21
+ 695. Born in Astorga in Spain, he became a monk and Abbot of San Pedro de Montes. He left several ascetic writings.

Valerius and Rufinus June 14
+ c 287. Martyrs in Soissons in France.

Vasius (Vaise, Vaize) Apr 16
+ c 500. A rich citizen of Saintes in France, murdered by his relatives for giving his property to the poor.

Vedast (Vaast, Vaat, Gaston, Foster) Feb 6
+ 539. He preached with St Remigius to convert the Franks. He was Bishop of Arras-Cambrai in the north of France for nearly forty years. He instructed King Clovis for baptism, built churches and cared for the poor.

Veep (Veepus, Veepy, Wimp, Wennapa) July 1
6th cent? Patron saint of St Veep in Cornwall.

Velleicus (Willeic) Aug 29
8th cent. Born in England, he followed St Swithbert to Germany and became Abbot of Kaiserswerth.

Venantius Apr 1
+ c 255. A bishop in Dalmatia whose relics were brought from Spalato to Rome in 641.

Venantius May 18
+ c 250. By tradition a boy of fifteen who was martyred in Camerino near Ancona in Italy under Decius.

Venantius May 30
+ c 400. Elder brother of St Honoratus, founder of Lérins in France. After living as hermit on an island near Cannes, both travelled to the East to learn the monastic life.

Venantius Aug 5
+ 544. The most famous of the ancient bishops of Viviers in France.

Venantius Oct 13
5th cent. Abbot of the monastery of St Martin in Tours in France.

Venantius Fortunatus Dec 14
c 530-610. Born near Treviso in the north of Italy, aged thirty he settled in Poiters in France and was ordained. He became known to Queen St Radegunde who befriended him. He was a writer and poet: the hymns Vexilla Regis and Pange Lingua Gloriosa were composed by him. He became Bishop of Poitiers at the end of the sixth century.

Veneranda Nov 14
2nd cent. An early martyr in France.

Venerandus Nov 14
+ 275. An influential citizen of Troyes in France martyred under Aurelian.

Venerandus Dec 24
+ 423. Born of a senatorial family in Clermont in Auvergne in France, he became bishop there (385-423).

Venerius May 4
+ 409. Ordained deacon by St Ambrose, he later became Bishop of Milan. He is remembered as a loyal supporter of St John Chrysostom.

Venerius Sept 13
7th century? A hermit, and then abbot on the Island of Tino in the Gulf of Genoa in Italy.

Veranus Sept 10
+ c 480. Son of St Eucherius of Lyons, he became a monk at Lérins and afterwards Bishop of Vence in the south of France.

Veranus Oct 19
+ 590. Born in Vaucluse in France, he became Bishop of Cavaillon.

Veranus Nov 11
5th century. Bishop in Lyons in France.

Verecundus Oct 22
+ 522. Bishop of Verona in Italy.

Verena Sept 1
3rd century. An Egyptian related to a soldier of the Theban Legion, she travelled to Switzerland in search of him and settled as an anchoress near Zurich.

Verissimus, Maxima and Julia Oct 1
+ c 302. Martyrs in Lisbon in Portugal under Diocletian. They have a full Mozarabic service.

Verulus, Secundinus, Siricius, Felix, Servulus, Saturninus, Fortunatus and Companions Feb 21
+ c 434? Martyrs in North Africa, probably under the Vandals. Hadrumetum is given as the place of their martyrdom and their number as twenty-six.

Verus Aug 1
+ c 314. Bishop of Vienne in France. He attended the Council of Arles in 314.

Verus Oct 23
4th cent. Third Bishop of Salerno in Italy.

Viator Oct 21
+ c 390. A disciple of St Justus, Archbishop of Lyons in France, whom he accompanied to live as a hermit.

Viator Dec 14
+ c 378. Probably an early Bishop of Bergamo in Italy from 344 to 378.

Vibiana (Bibiana) Sept 1
? A virgin martyr in Rome whose relics are now venerated in Los Angeles, of which she is the main patron-saint.

Victor Feb 25
+ 995. A monk at St Gall in Switzerland who became a hermit in the Vosges in France where he reposed.

Victor Feb 26
7th cent. A hermit in Arcis-sur-Aube in Champagne in France.

Victor March 10
? A martyr in North Africa under Decius.

Victor Apr 2
+ 554. Bishop of Capua in the south of Italy and a Church writer.

Victor Apr 12
+ c 300. A catechumen martyred in Braga in Portugal under Diocletian, thus baptised in his own blood.

Victor the Moor May 8
+ 303. A soldier from Mauritania in North Africa, martyred in Milan in Italy under Maximian.

Victor Alexander, Felician and Longinus July 21
+ c 290. Victor, an army officer in Marseilles in France, suffered martyrdom there with three prison-guards whom he had converted. In the fourth century St John Cassian built a monastery over their tomb which afterwards became the monastery of St Victor.

Victor, Stercatius and Antinogenes July 24
+ 304. By tradition three brothers martyred in Merida in Estremadura in Spain.

Victor I July 28
+ 198. Born in North Africa, he was Pope of Rome for ten years (189-198).

Victor of Vita Aug 23
+ c 535 Born in Carthage in North Africa, he was either bishop there or in Utica.

Victor (Vitores) Aug 26
+ c 950. By tradition Victor was a priest in Spain martyred by the Moors in the ninth or tenth century.

Victor and Ursus Sept 30
+ c 286. Two soldiers connected with the Theban Legion and venerated in Soleure in Switzerland.

Victor and Companions Oct 10
+ c 286. A group of three hundred and thirty soldiers connected with the Theban Legion in Switzerland.

Victor Oct 17
+ 554. Consecrated Bishop of Capua in Italy in 541 and a prolific writer.

Victor of Piacenza Dec 7
+ 375. First Bishop of Piacenza in Italy c 322-375 and a defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism.

Victoria and Anatolia Dec 23
+ 250. Two sisters martyred in Rome for refusing to marry pagans.

Victorian of Asan Jan 12
+ c 560. Born in Italy, he went to France and founded Asan (called San Victorian after him) in the Pyrenees in Spain.

Victorian, Frumentius and Companions March 23
+ 484. Victorian, a former pro-consul in Africa, and four wealthy merchants were martyred in Hadrumetum under King Hunneric for refusing to become Arians.

Victoricus, Fuscian and Gentian Dec 11
+ c 287. Victoricus and Fuscian are described as early missionaries in France, martyred near Amiens. Gentian was an old man martyred while trying to protect them when they were arrested.

Victorinus June 8
+ 543. Brother of St Severino, Bishop of San Severino in Italy, with whom he lived as a hermit near Ancona.

Victorinus Sept 5
+ 644. Bishop of Como in Italy and an ardent opponent of Arianism.

Victorinus of Pettau Nov 2
+. c 304. Bishop of Pettau in Styria in Austria and the earliest exegete in the West.

Victorius Sept 1
+ c 490. A disciple of St Martin of Tours who became Bishop of Le Mans in France in c 453.

Victricius Aug 7
+ 407. An army officer who retired because he found military service incompatible with the Faith. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was not carried out. He became a missionary in the north of France and later as Bishop of Rouen (380) was one of the leading pastors in Gaul.

Victurus, Victor, Victorinus, Adjutor, Quartus and Companions Dec 18
? A group of thirty-five martyrs in North Africa.

Vigilius March 11
+ 685. Successor of St Palladius (661) as Bishop of Auxerre in France. By order of the mayor of the palace he was murdered in a forest near Compiègne.

Vigilius June 26
+ 405. A Roman noble who studied in Athens. He became Bishop of Trent in Italy and more or less succeeded in uprooting paganism. He was stoned to death in the Val di Rendena for overturning a statue of Saturn.

Vigilius Sept 26
+ c 506. Bishop of Brescia in Lombardy in Italy.

Vigor Nov 1
+ c 537. A disciple of St Vedast who became Bishop of Bayeux in France. Before this he had been a hermit, then a priest. He resolutely opposed paganism.

Villicus Apr 17
+ 568. A very virtuous Bishop of Metz in France 543-568.

Vimin (Wynnin, Gwynnin) Jan 21
6th cent. A bishop in Scotland, said to have founded the monastery of Holywood.

Vincent the Deacon Jan 22
+ 304. Born in Huesca in Spain, he became deacon of St Valerius in Saragossa and was martyred in Valencia under Diocletian. He has always been widely honoured. In some places he is honoured as the patron of vinedressers.

Vincent of Digne Jan 22
+ 380. Born in North Africa, he succeeded St Domninus as Bishop of Digne in France and is the main patron-saint of the town.

Vincent, Orontius and Victor Jan 22
+ 305. Vincent and Orontius were brothers born in Cimiez near Nice in France. They preached the Gospel in the Spanish Pyrenees and were martyred with St Victor at Puigeerda near Gerona in Spain. Their relics were later taken to Embrun in France.

Vincent of Troyes Feb 4
+ c 546. Bishop of Troyes in France c 536-546.

Vincent of Collioure Apr 19
+ c 304. A martyr in Collioure in Languedoc in the south of France under Diocletian.

Vincent May 9
+ c 950. Abbot of St Peter de Montes in Spain and a disciple and successor of St Gennadius.

Vincent of Lérins May 24
+ c 445. Perhaps of a noble family in Gaul, in early life he followed a military career but abandoned it to become a monk at Lérins in southern France. He is best known as the writer of the Commonitorium, where he formulates the Orthodox principle that the only true teachings are those which have been held 'everywhere, always and by all the faithful' (Quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus). It is the Church which interprets the Scriptures and is the source of the Faith.

Vincent of Porto May 24
? A martyr in Porto Romano, the former port of Rome.

Vincent of Bevagna June 6
+ 303. First Bishop of Bevagna in Umbria in Italy martyred under Diocletian.

Vincent of Agen June 9
+ ? c 292. A deacon martyred by pagans at Agen in Gascony in France.

Vincent July 24
? A martyr in Rome outside the walls of the city on the road to Tivoli.

Vincent and Laetus Sept 1
? 5th cent. Possibly born in Toledo in Spain, St Vincent of Xaintes was the first Bishop and became the patron-saint of Dax in the south of France, and St Laetus was one of his deacons.

Vincent of León Sept 11
+ c 554 ? Abbot of St Claudius in León in Spain. He was martyred by the Arian Visigoths.

Vincent (Madelgarus) Sept 20
+ 677. Madelgarus was the husband of St Waldetrudis. They had four children, all saints: Landericus, Dentin, Madalberta and Aldegtrudis. About the year 653 she became a nun and Madelgarus became a monk with the name of Vincent in Haumont in Belgium which he had founded. Later he founded another monastery in Soignies, also in Belgium.

Vincent, Sabina and Christeta Oct 27
+ 303. Martyrs in Avila in Spain.

Vincentian (Viance, Viants) Jan 2
+ c 730. A disciple of St Menelaus, he became a hermit near Tulle in Auvergne in France.

Vindemialis, Eugene and Longinus May 2
+ c 485. Bishops in North Africa martyred by the Arian Vandal King Hunneric who inflicted horrible tortures on them.

Vindician March 11
+ 712. A disciple of St Eligius, he became Bishop of Arras-Cambrai in France and bravely protested against the excesses of the Merovingian Kings and the all-powerful mayors of the palace.

Vintila Dec 23
+ 890. A monk who reposed as a hermit in Pugino in Galicia in Spain.

Virgilius of Arles March 5
+ c 610. A monk from Lérins who became Bishop of Arles in France. He probably consecrated Augustine Archbishop of Canterbury.

Virgilius (Fergal) Nov 27
+ 784. Born in Ireland, he preached in Bavaria in Germany helping St Rupert, the Apostle of Austria. St Virgilius later became Abbot of St Peter's in Salzburg and Bishop (c 765). He is venerated as the Apostle of Carinthia.

Virila Oct 1
+ c 1000. Abbot of the monastery of the Saviour in Leyre in Spain.

Vissia Apr 12
+ c 250. A virgin-martyr in Fermo near Ancona in Italy under Decius.

Vitalian Jan 27 (In the East July 23)
+ 672. Pope of Rome from 657 to 672. He was much troubled by Monothelitism. He consecrated Theodore of Tarsus as Archbishop of Canterbury in 668.

Vitalian July 16
? Bishop of Capua in the south of Italy.

Vitalian July 16
+ 776. Bishop of Osimo in Italy.

Vitalis, Felicula and Zeno Feb 14
? Early martyrs in Rome.

Vitalis (Vial) Oct 16
+ c 740. Born in England, he became a monk at Noirmoutier in France and afterwards a hermit on Mt Scobrit near the Loire.

Vitalis Oct 20
+ 745. St Rupert's successor as Abbot of St Peter's in Salzburg and Archbishop (717-745).

Vitalis and Agricola Nov 4
+ c 304. Martyrs in Bologna in Italy under Diocletian. Vitalis suffered martyrdom with such courage that Agricola was inspired by him to face a shameful death - probably crucifixion - for Christ's sake. The basilica in Ravenna is dedicated to St Vitalis.

Vitonus (Vanne, Vaune) Nov 9
+ c 525. Bishop of Verdun in the north of France c 500-525. A monastery in Lorraine was later dedicated to him.

Vitus (Guy), Modestus and Crescentia June 15
+ c 303? Fleeing from Sicily, they were all martyred in Italy under Diocletian. St Vitus is called on in prayer against epilepsy and the nervous disorder called St Vitus's dance.

Viventiolus July 12
+ 524. A monk at St Oyend in France who became Archbishop of Lyons. He was close to St Avitus of Vienne.

Viventius Jan 13
+ c 400. An eastern priest who travelled to the West and attached himself to St Hilary of Poitiers. He ended his life as a hermit.

Vivian Aug 28
+ c 460. Bishop of Saintes in the west of France, he protected his people during the invasion of the Visigoths.

Vodoaldus (Voel, Vodalus, Vodalis) Feb 5
+ c 725. Born in Ireland, he went to France and reposed as a hermit near Soissons.

Voloc Jan 29
+ c 724. A bishop from Ireland who worked in Scotland.

Volusian Jan 18
+ 496. A married senator who was chosen Bishop of Tours in France and shortly after driven out by Arian Visigoths. He reposed in Toulouse.

Votus, Felix and John May 29
+ c 750. Votus and Felix were brothers from Saragossa in Spain who found a hermitage in the Pyrenees which was already inhabited by John. The three lived together and reposed at about the same time. The hermitage was situated beneath a huge rock (Peña) where the monastery of St John de la Peña later grew up.

Vouga (Vougar, Veho, Feock, Fiech) June 15
6th cent. A bishop from Ireland who settled in Brittany and lived there as a hermit near Lesneven.

Vulganius Nov 3
+ c 704 A Celt who went to France, enlightened the Atrebati and finally lived as a hermit in Arras.

Vulgis Feb 4
+ c 760. Bishop and Abbot of Lobbes in Belgium.

Vulphy (Wulflagius) June 7
+ c 643. A priest near Abbeville in the north of France who lived and reposed as a hermit. He was greatly venerated in Montreuil-sur-Mer.



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