The Dream of St.
- Francesco Bonifacio, Pirano - martyred
11 September 1946 at Villa Gardossi
- Julian de Cesarello,
Bale / Valle - born in Valle c. 1300, died in Valle, 1349)
- Elio da Costabona, Koper / Capodistria - d. 56 A.D. (Italiano)
- Felix - commemorated May 24; a martyr at Istria, a town on the
border of Illyria, with Toellis, Servilius, and Silvanus. There is
almost hopeless confusion in their history.
Jerome places some of them, including Felix, in Syria, and the
rest at Istria. (Martyr, Heiron., Adonis, Usardi) [G.T.S.,
from A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and
Doctrines: Being a Continuation of "The Dictionary of the Bible",
Volume 2, by William George Smith, p. 501.]
- Gaudentius (Gaudenzio) - Gaudentius Auxerensis. born in Tržić
near Osor (Ossero), Lošinj (Lussino) Island
- Germanus (Germano) - patron saint of Pola, martyred in the Arena in
- Germanus (17) - bishop of Aemonia (Cittanova, Novigrad), c.
546 (Cappelletti, Le Chiese d'Italia, viii, 747). St.
Germanus is known now largely because of his descriptions of
post-Roman British society from his visit to combat Pelagianism (man
is not tainted by original sin).
- Jerome, Eusebius
Hieronymus Sophronius, b. Strido (c. 347-420)
- Massimiano (498-556) - from Pola.
- Maurus (Mauro) - the patron saint of Poreć
(Parenzo), was the first bishop of Poreč (Parenzo) and the
Istrian diocese, martyred death in the late 3rd century. In the 5th
century, the Euphrasian Basilica was built and the relics of Saint
Maurus are kept in the votive chapel called a martyrium. He is shown
on the mosaic of the basilica with a martyr's crown in his hand.
- Nazario (Italiano)
- Niceforo (Italiano)
- Rocco (Istrian) - "curator
protector against the
plague and cholera
- Sergius (Sergio) - from Črni Kal (San Sergio)
- Servul (Servolo)
- San Servolo
St. Servul from Socerb / San Servolo
was a genuine Istrian saint from the 3rd century who died a martyr's
death. A number of more or less apocryphal saints are also known in
Istra, particularly Saint Sergej (Sergius) from Črni Kal. The
veneration of these two saints spread widely in surrounding areas as
well, the former being much venerated in the Veneto, whilst even today
Trieste bears as its city crest the halberd of St Sergius. [From:
Dario Darovec, A Historical Outline of Istria]
with ties to
- May 24 - early holy martyrs Zöellus,
Servilius, Felix, Silvanus, and Diocles
of Saints - http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/month00.htm
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- "It is recorded in the legend of St.
Romualdo, that a short time before his death, he fell asleep beside
a found near his cell; and he dreamed, and in his dream he saw a
ladder like that which the patriarch Jacob beheld in his vision,
resting on the earth, and the top of it reaching to heaven; and he
saw the brethren of his Order ascending by twos and by threes, all
clothed in white. When Romualdo awoke from his dream, he changed the
habit of his monks from black to white, which they have ever since
worn in remembrance of his vision." — Mrs. Jameson (Anna),
Legends of the Monastic Orders as Represented in the Fine Arts:
Forming the Second Series of Sacred and Legendary Art, (London,
1872), p. 117 [reprinted in Walks in Rome, Volume 2, by
Augustus John Cuthbert Hane, Strahan & Co. (London, 1871), p. 355].