August 31: Blessed Ghebre-Michael

August 31: Blessed Ghebre-Michael

Today is the feast day of Blessed Ghebre-Michael, an Ethiopian priest (associated with St. Justin de Jacobis, C.M.) who was tortured and died for refusing to renounce Catholicism.

August 2: Blessed Ceferino Giménez Malla

August 2: Blessed Ceferino Giménez Malla

Blessed Ceferino was a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Spain. Because he is considered the patron of the Rom and Sinti peoples, his biography appears on the website of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.

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