St. Arthelais — March 3

Mar 3, 2012 by

March 3:

Saint Arthelais of Benvento: 

Patron Saint of Hostages

and Kidnap Victims

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Extract from Saint Arthelais of Benvento:“Daughter of Roman imperial proconsul Lucius and Aithuesa. The emperor Justinian desired her, but she had taken vows of holy chastity. Fled to Benevento, Italy where she stayed with her uncle Narses Patricius. En route she was kidnapped by highway men, but was miraculously freed after three days.”

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Arthelais of Benvento on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Hostage Crisis in Algeria (January 2013) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 28 – February 10, 2010.

Human Trafficking in Haiti (Ongoing) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: February 15- February 28, 2010.

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