Bl.Guido of Acqui (Jul.8)

Jul 8, 2012 by

June 2;

July 8;

Second Sunday in July

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Blessed Guido of Acqui

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Patron Saint against Famine

 

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Feast Dates:

2 June

2nd Sunday in July (in Acqui Terme, Italy)

8 July (diocese of Acqui, Italy)

Patronage:

against famine

Diocese of Acqui, Italy

Acqui Terme, Italy

Extract from: Guido of Acqui (Multilingual): “Bishop of Acqui (now Acqui Terme) in north-west Italy from 1034 until his death. He was born around 1004 to a noble family of the area of Acqui, the Counts of Acquesana, in Melazzo where the family’s wealth was concentrated. He completed his education, by now an orphan, in Bologna. Elected bishop of Acqui in March 1034, his career was marked by reform in the areas of liturgy, spirituality and morality. He was generous in donating his own money and possessions to the diocese, in part to remove the economic pressure which had led to widespread corruption, and in part to support new projects. The latter included the promotion of the education of young women and the foundation of the nunnery of Santa Maria De Campis. Under his government, too, Acqui Cathedral was erected, dedicated to the Madonna Assunta and consecrated on 13 November 1067.” See PICTURE of Bl Guido. See also Guido of Acqui.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of Bl. Guido of Acqui on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Famine in Somalia (September, 2011)(Ongoing) (Africa)  See World Mission Rosary Intentions: September 12 – September 25, 2011.

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