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April 24.

St. Fidelis. St. Mellitus, Abp. of Canterbury, A.D. 624. Sts. Bona, or Beuve, A.D. 673, and Doda, Abbesses. B. Robert, Abbot, A.D. 1067.

St. Fidelis.

According to Butler this saint was a missionary among the calvinists in Switzerland, was killed by their soldiers in 1622, he and his relics worked three hundred and five miracles, and he was canonized in 1729 by pope Benedict XIII.


Blackthorn. Prunus Spinosa.
Dedicated to St. Fidelis.