Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Blessed Lucy, Saint Zambdas, St. Boniface of Lausanne, St. Valerius

St. Boniface of Lausanne
Feastday: February 19
1265

Bishop of Lausanne. He was born in Brussels, Belgium, and educated by the Cistercian nuns of La Cambra nearby. After studying in Paris, France, he taught dogma there and at Cologne, Germany. In 1230, he was made the bishop of Lausanne, Switzerland. He served nine years and then resigned to live at the Cistercian convent at La Cambra as chaplain because of an assault by agents of Emperor Frederick II after he had publicly scolded the emperor and the local clergy for their corruption.


St. Valerius
Feastday: February 19
450

Bishop of Antibes, France. He worked throughout southern France to evangelize the region and to increase the monastic presence.

St. Zambdas
Feastday: February 19
304

Bishop of Jerusalem. He was martyred during the persecutions under Emperor Diocletian. Zambdas is also listed as Bazas Or Zabdas, and he is associated in tradition with the Theban Legion.


Bl. Lucy
Feastday: February 19
1862

Martyr of China. She was a Catholic schoolteacher in China, where she was beheaded. Lucy was beatified in 1909.

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