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Saint of the Day, November 20th – St. Edmnd the Martyr & St. Felix of Valois

അനുദിന വിശുദ്ധർ (Saint of the Day) November 20th – St. Edmnd the Martyr & St. Felix of Valois

അനുദിന വിശുദ്ധർ (Saint of the Day) November 20th – St. Edmund the Martyr & St. Felix of Valois

St. Edmund the Martyr:
Martyred king of the East Angles. He was elected king in 855 at the age of fourteen and began ruling Suffolk, England, the following year. In 869 or 870, the Danes invaded Edmund’s realm, and he was captured at Hone, in Suffolk. After extreme torture, Edmund was beheaded and died calling upon Jesus. His shrine brought about the town of Bury St. Edmund’s. He is depicted as crowned and robed as a monarch, holding a scepter, orb, arrows, or a quiver.

St. Felix of Valois:
Hermit and co-founder of the Trinitarians with St. John of Matha. He lived as a recluse at Cerfroid, France, and in 1198 received approval from the Holy See for the Order of the Most Holy Trinity to ransoms captives from the Moors. Felix founded St. Mathburn Convent in Paris while in his seventies. He died in Cerfroid on November 4. In 1969 his feast was confined to local calendars.

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