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Radical Saints

A devotional calendar of saints, festivals and memorials for Radicals

Month

July 2017

July 26th – Jacques Hamel

Jacques Hamel

30th November 1930 – 26th July 2016


Jacques Hamel was a French Roman Catholic priest who was martyred whilst celebrating Mass in his parish church. He was a faithful priest dedicated to serving the Church he loved for over 60 years.

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July 22nd – Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

22nd July


Mary Magdalene was the first person to meet the Resurrected Christ and so has the honourable title of Apostle to the Apostles. Despite being marginalised and slandered by the Church throughout the years she remains one of the most important people of all time and a key person for the Christian faith.

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July 20th – St Wilgefortis

Wilgefortis

20th July


Saint Wilgefortis was crucified for miraculously growing a beard after a period of prayer and was a popular religious figure across Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. Continue reading “July 20th – St Wilgefortis”

July 19th – Seneca Falls Convention

Seneca Falls Convention

19th – 20th July 1848

 


The Seneca Falls Convention was the first convention on the rights of women in America. The convention discussed the civil, social and religious condition of women and provided a space for women to speak in public during a time when society frowned on such activities. Continue reading “July 19th – Seneca Falls Convention”

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