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Calendar Saints - The Month of January
Saints by the Calendar
"Every day several saints are venerated. What do you know about the following saints celebrated in January?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Saint Genevieve, venerated on January 3rd, is one of the patron saints of a European capital city. Which city claims protection by Saint Genevieve?
January 5th is the name day of Simeon the Stylite. Why did Simeon earn the epithet "the Stylite"?
He dwelled on a pillar
A continuous flow of myrrh was seen pouring out of his tomb
He was tortured on the wheel
He ran a few miles carrying his head after being beheaded
January 6th is the feast day of one of the early missionaries to England. After which ecclesiastical city in England was a certain Saint Peter (not the apostle) named?
January 7th is the day on which lawyers venerate their patron saint. Who is this Spaniard?
Raymond of Penyafort
Bohemund of Tarentum
Raymond of Toulouse
Godfrey of Bouillon
Marguerite Bourgeoys, a French Roman Catholic missionary in 1653, is celebrated January 12th. Where did she found several schools?
January 17th is the name day of Saint Anthony the Abbot, whose temptation by the devil inspired many painters. Is this Saint Anthony the Abbot also the saint who helps look for lost items?
January 20th is the feast day of Pope Fabian. Which ecclesiastical function had he fulfilled before becoming Pope in 236?
He was bishop of Myra
He was Archbishop of Canterbury
He was the first abbot of Monte Cassino
He had no experience whatsoever
January 21st is the name day of Saint Agnes of Rome. Which animal is usually depicted in her arms or at her feet?
January 27th is the name day of Angela Merici. Which religious order did she found?
January 31st is the name day of Giovanni Bosco, born in the then independent region of Piedmont in 1815. To which country does this region belong since the end of the Nineteenth Century? Please answer in English, not in the local language.
(One Word Word - European Country united in 1871)
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