Gertrude the Great
Gertrude the Great was a German Benedictine and theologian. She is recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, little is known of the early life of Gertrude. Gertrude was born on the feast of the Epiphany, January 6,1256, in Eisleben, at the age of four, she entered the monastery school at the monastery of St. Mary at Helfta, under the direction of its abbess, Gertrude of Hackeborn. It is speculated that she was offered as an oblate to the Church by devout parents. Given that Gertrude implies in the Herald that her parents were dead at the time of writing, however. Gertrude was confided to the care of St. Mechtilde, younger sister of the Abbess Gertrude and it is clear from her own writings that she received a thorough education in a range of subjects. Moreover, Gertrudes writing demonstrates that she was well-versed in rhetoric, in 1281, at the age of twenty-five, she experienced the first of a series of visions that continued throughout her life, and which changed the course of her life.
Her priorities shifted away from knowledge and toward the study of Scripture. Gertrude devoted herself strongly to personal prayer and meditation, and began writing spiritual treatises for the benefit of her monastic sisters, Gertrude became one of the great mystics of the 13th century. Together with her friend and teacher St. Mechtild, she practiced a spirituality called nuptial mysticism, Gertrude died at Helfta, near Eisleben, around 1302. Her feastday is celebrated on November 16, but the date of her death is unknown. Gertrude produced numerous writings, though only some survive today, the longest survival is the Legatus Memorialis Abundantiae Divinae Pietatis, partly written by other nuns. There remains her collection of Spiritual Exercises, a work known as Preces Gertrudianae is a compilation, made up partly of extracts from the writings of Gertrude and partly of prayers composed in her style. It is possible that Gertrude was the author of a part of the revelations of Mechthild of Hackeborn.
The Herald is composed of five books, Book 2 forms the core of the work, and was written by Gertrude herself, she states that she began the work on Maundy Thursday 1289. Books 3,4, and 5 were written by another nun, or possibly more than one, during Gertrudes lifetime, Gertrudes Spiritual Exercises can still be used by anyone who seeks to deepen spirituality through prayer and meditation. One of the most esteemed woman saints of the Christian West, Saint Gertrude had a vision on the feast of John the Evangelist. She was resting her head near the wound in the Saviors side and she asked Saint John if on the night of the Last Supper, he had felt these pulsations, why he had never spoken of the fact
Engelbert II of Berg
Engelbert was born in 1185 or 1186 in Schloss Burg, the younger son of Count Engelbert I of Berg and his wife Margarete of Guelders. He was educated at the school in Cologne. From 1198 he held the office of provost of St. George in Cologne and he further acquired at various times a number of other provostships, in Cologne, Aachen and Zutphen. He was elected Bishop of Münster in 1203 but he declined because of his age, in 1212, as an act of penance for his earlier rebellion, he took part in the Albigensian Crusade. He gave his allegiance to the future Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Engelbert was elected Archbishop of Cologne as Engelbert I on 29 February 1216 and was consecrated on 24 September 1217, in which office he remained until his violent death. Engelbert came to enjoy the trust of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, becoming administrator in 1220. In 1222, Engelbert crowned twelve-years-old Henry as King of the Romans in Aachen, Engelbert remained Henrys tutor and guardian until his death.
When Engelbert succeeded, the rights and territories of the archdiocese were in bad order and he engaged himself at once in a series of campaigns and strategies to win them back and safeguard them, principally against the Dukes of Limburg and their allies the County of Cleves. Engelbert in turn set up alliances with Brabant and Namur, Engelbert defended his personal inheritance as Count of Berg against Duke Waleran III of Limburg. In 1218 Engelberts elder brother Count Adolf VI of Berg died on the Fifth Crusade without a male heir, Waleran considered himself entitled to inherit the County of Berg because his son Henry was married to Irmgard of Berg, Adolfs only daughter. According to the Salic law, Engelbert was the heir and he won the dispute in two feuds. In 1220 a peace was concluded and Walerans claim settled by the payment of a years revenues, Engelbert granted town privileges to many places, including Wipperfürth, Brilon, Siegen and Herford, Hamm and Manderscheid. His cousin Count Frederick of Isenberg was vogt of Essen Abbey, Engelbert was determined to protect the nuns interests and sought to bring Frederick to justice.
On 7 November 1225 while they travelled together to Cologne from a hearing in Soest, Engelbert was killed, possibly by Frederick. It seems probable that a group of disaffected nobility was behind the attack which may have intended to take Engelbert captive rather than kill him. Engelberts body was taken to Cologne on a dung-cart, and when examined, Engelberts body was buried in Cologne Cathedral on 24 February 1226 by order of Cardinal Conrad of Urach, the papal legate, who declared him a martyr because he had died in defence of nuns. He is venerated by many as a saint and his successor, Heinrich von Müllenark, commissioned Caesarius of Heisterbach to compose a biography, presumably in preparation for canonisation. The biography was written but he was never formally canonised and his remains are preserved today in a Baroque shrine prepared on the authority of Ferdinand of Bavaria, archbishop of Cologne, who in 1618 ordered the celebration of his feast on 7 November
Agnes of Assisi
Saint Agnes of Assisi, O. S. C. was the younger sister of Saint Clare of Assisi and one of the first abbesses of the Order of Poor Ladies. She was a daughter of Count Favorino Scifi. Her birth name was probably Caterina, she took the name of Agnes when she became a nun and her mother, who would join the Order founded by her daughters, belonged to the noble family of the Fiumi. Their cousin Rufino was one of the original Three Companions of Francis of Assisi, Agnes childhood was passed between her fathers palace in the city and his castle of Sasso Rosso on Mount Subasio. On 18 March 1212, her eldest sister Clare, inspired by the example of St. Francis of Assisi, left their fathers home in secret to become a follower of the saint. Sixteen days later, Agnes ran off to the Benedictine Monastery of St. Angelo where St. Francis had brought her sister, resolved to share Clares life of poverty and penance. Angry at having lost two of his daughters, their father sent his brother Monaldo, and several relations and armed followers to the monastery to force Agnes, if persuasion failed, to return home.
Monaldo drew his sword to strike his niece, but his arm allegedly dropped to his side, the others dragged Agnes out of the monastery by her hair, striking her and kicking her repeatedly. Agnes body reportedly became so heavy, perhaps due to the help of her sister, Agnes relatives, purportedly realizing that something divine protected her, allowed the sisters to remain together. Saint Francis himself cut her hair and gave her the religious habit, in 1221 the Abbess Clare chose her sister to lead a community of Benedictine nuns in the village of Monticelli who wished to embrace the way of life of the Poor Ladies. She went on to other communities of the Order, including those of Mantua, Venice. Agnes was said to be virtuous, and as abbess she ruled with a benevolent kindness. Agnes nursed her sister Clare during the illness, and shortly thereafter died herself. Her remains were interred with those of her sister at the Basilica of St. Clare at Assisi, Agnes feast day is the anniversary of her death,16 November.
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Boniface of Savoy (bishop)
Boniface of Savoy was a medieval Bishop of Belley in France and Archbishop of Canterbury in England. He was the son of Thomas, Count of Savoy, other members of his family were clergymen, and a brother succeeded his father as count. One niece was married to King Henry III of England and another was married to King Louis IX of France and it was Henry who secured Bonifaces election as Archbishop, and throughout his tenure of that office he spent much time on the continent. He clashed with his bishops, with his nephew-by-marriage, and with the papacy, during Simon de Montforts struggle with King Henry, Boniface initially helped Montforts cause, but supported the king. After his death in Savoy, his became the object of a cult. Boniface and his elder brother Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy, were sons of Thomas I, Count of Savoy, and Margaret of Geneva. He is thus not to be confused with his nephew, and fellow member of the House of Savoy, Count Boniface of Savoy, the elder Boniface was born about 1207 in Savoy.
He was the child of his parents. Some sources state that at an age he joined the Carthusian Order. However, there is no evidence of this, and it would have very unusual for a nobleman to enter that order with its very strict discipline. He had a brother Peter of Savoy who was named Earl of Richmond in 1240 and yet another brother William of Savoy, who was Bishop of Valence, Boniface was the Prior of Nantua in 1232 along with the bishopric of Belley in Burgundy. When his father died, he received the castle of Ugine as his inheritance, on 1 February 1241 he was nominated to the see of Canterbury. Pope Innocent IV confirmed the appointment on 16 September 1243, as an attempt to placate Henry, Boniface did not, come to England until 1244 and was present, in the following year 1245, at the First Council of Lyon. There, he was consecrated by Innocent IV on 15 January at Lyons, but it was only in 1249 that he returned to England and was enthroned at Canterbury Cathedral on 1 November 1249. Before he returned in 1249, he helped arrange the marriage another of his nieces, Beatrice of Provence, the sister of Queen Eleanor, to Charles of Anjou, the medieval chronicler Matthew Paris said that Boniface was noted more for his birth than for his brains.
He showed little concern for the duties of his office. His exactions and his behaviour, combined with the fact that he was a foreigner. He was heavily involved in advancing the fortunes of his family on the continent and he made strenuous efforts to free his office from debt, as he had inherited a see that was in debt over 22,000 marks, but managed to clear the debt before his death
Abraham of Bulgaria
Abraham of Bulgaria was a Christian convert from Islam made a martyr and saint of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was born in Volga Bulgaria, amongst the Muslim Volga Bulgars in what is now Tatarstan and he grew to become an Islamic merchant, and was converted to Christianity. He was killed by his compatriots for his conversion circa 1229 and his relics are venerated at Vladimir on the Klyazma. His feast day is celebrated on March 6, and the translation of relics is commemorated on April 1. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints
Bona of Pisa
Bona of Pisa was a member of the Third order of the Augustinian nuns who helped lead travellers on pilgrimages. In 1962, she was canonized a saint in the Catholic Church by Pope John XXIII and she is considered the patron saint of travellers, and specifically couriers, pilgrims, flight attendants, and the city of Pisa. A native of Pisa, she is reported as having experienced visions from an early age, on one occasion, the figure on the crucifix at the Holy Sepulchre church held out his hand to her. At another church, she saw a vision of Jesus, the Virgin Mary and she was frightened by the light around these figures, and ran away. James pursued her, and led her back to the image of Jesus, Bona observed a very pronounced devotion to James for the rest of her life. By the age of ten, she had dedicated herself as an Augustinian tertiary and she regularly fasted from an early age, taking only bread and water three days a week. Four years later, she made the first of her many journeys, on her trip home, she was captured by Muslim pirates on the Mediterranean Sea and subsequently imprisoned.
She was rescued by some of her countrymen, and completed her trip home, after this, she was made one of the official guides along this pilgrimage route by the Knights of Saint James. She successfully completed the trip nine times and her feast day is celebrated on May 29. She is regarded as a saint of travellers, and specifically couriers, pilgrims, flight attendants. Attwater and Catherine Rachel John, Saint Bona of Pisa at Patron Saints Index Bona of Pisa at Saints - May Santa Bona da Pisa Katolsk. no, Bona of Pisa
Ferdinand III of Castile
Ferdinand III, called the Saint, was King of Castile from 1217 and King of León from 1230 as well as King of Galicia from 1231. He was the son of Alfonso IX of León and Berenguela of Castile, through his second marriage he was Count of Aumale. Ferdinand was canonized in 1671 by Pope Clement X and, in Spanish, he is known as Fernando el Santo, the exact date of Ferdinands birth is unclear. It has been proposed to have been as early as 1199 or even 1198, Ferdinand was born at the Monastery of Valparaíso. Ferdinand has other royal ancestors from his paternal grandmother Urraca of Portugal and his maternal grandmother Eleanor of England a daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. From his birth to 1204 Ferdinand was designated heir to his fathers kingdom of Leon with the support of his mother and the kingdom of Castile despite the fact that he was Alfonso IXs second son. Alfonso IX already had a son and two daughters from his first marriage to Teresa of Portugal but at the time he never acknowledge his first son as his heir, the Castilians saw the elder Ferdinand as a potential rival and threat to Berengarias son.
The marriage of Ferdinands parents was annulled by order of Pope Innocent III in 1204, Berengaria took their children, including Ferdinand, to the court of her father, King Alfonso VIII of Castile. In 1217, her brother, Henry I, died and she succeeded him on the Castilian throne with Ferdinand as her heir. When Ferdinands father, Alfonso IX of León, died in 1230, his will delivered the kingdom to his older daughters Sancha and Dulce, but Ferdinand contested the will, and claimed the inheritance for himself. Ferdinand thus became the first sovereign of both kingdoms since the death of Alfonso VII in 1157, early in his reign, Ferdinand had to deal with a rebellion of the House of Lara. Since the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212 halted the advance of the Almohads in Spain, a series of truces had kept Castile and the Almohad dominions of al-Andalus more-or-less at peace. However, a crisis of succession in the Almohad Caliphate after the death of Yusuf II in 1224 opened to Ferdinand III an opportunity for intervention, al-Adils rebellious cousin, Abdallah al-Bayyasi, appealed to Ferdinand III for military assistance against the usurper.
In 1225, a Castilian army accompanied al-Bayyasi in a campaign, ravaging the regions of Jaén, vega de Granada and, in payment, al-Bayyasi gave Ferdinand the strategic frontier strongholds of Baños de la Encina and Capilla. When al-Bayyasi was rejected and killed by an uprising in Cordoba shortly after. The crisis in the Almohad Caliphate, remained unresolved, in 1228, a new Almohad pretender, Abd al-Ala Idris I al-Mamun, decided to abandon Spain, and left with the last remnant of the Almohad forces for Morocco. Al-Andalus was left fragmented in the hands of local strongmen, only led by Muhammad ibn Yusuf ibn Hud al-Judhami. There were no great battle encounters - Ibn Huds makeshift Andalusian army was destroyed early on, the Christian armies romped through the south virtually unopposed in the field
Angelus of Jerusalem
Saint Angelus was a saint and martyr from the Holy Land. Angelus was born in Jerusalem to a Jewish family and his mother, converted to Christianity, and Angelus, along with his twin brother, was baptised when she converted. His parents died while he was young, and he and his brother entered the Carmelite Order at the age of eighteen. They already spoke Greek and Hebrew, around his twenty-sixth year, Angelus was ordained in Jerusalem, and he traveled through Palestine. Various miraculous cures were attributed to him and his acta states that he sought to avoid fame, and when he was becoming known for his miracles, he withdrew from society to a hermitage. He remained a hermit on Mount Carmel until he was instructed to leave for Italy to preach against Albigensians, Bulgars and he went to Sicily, and his fame as a miracle-worker caused crowds to come to him. He wanted to convert a Cathar knight named Berenger, Catholic tradition states that Berenger was living in incest and that Angelus convinced the knights companion to leave Berenger.
Berenger became enraged and killed or had him killed in front of the Church of SS and he died of his wounds four days after the attack, and according to Catholic tradition, asked for his assassin to be pardoned. His sepulcher at Licata became a site of pilgrimage, the Carmelites venerated him as a saint from at least 1456 and the cult was approved by Pope Pius II. His relics were translated to a new church in Licata, S. Maria del Carmine, Hebrew Catholics The Carmelites, Los Carmelitas, I Carmelitani Sant Angelo da Gerusalemme Martire, carmelitano Santuario di Sant Angelo da Gerusalemme Martire, carmelitano in Licata
Saint Bonaventure, born Giovanni di Fidanza, was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was Cardinal Bishop of Albano and he was canonised on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the Seraphic Doctor, many writings believed in the Middle Ages to be his are now collected under the name Pseudo-Bonaventure. He was born at Bagnorea in Umbria, not far from Viterbo, almost nothing is known of his childhood, other than the names of his parents, Giovanni di Fidanza and Maria Ritella. He entered the Franciscan Order in 1243 and studied at the University of Paris, possibly under Alexander of Hales, in 1253 he held the Franciscan chair at Paris. A dispute between seculars and mendicants delayed his reception as Master until 1257, where his degree was taken in company with Thomas Aquinas, after having successfully defended his order against the reproaches of the anti-mendicant party, he was elected Minister General of the Franciscan Order.
On 24 November 1265, he was selected for the post of Archbishop of York, during his tenure, the General Chapter of Narbonne, held in 1260, promulgated a decree prohibiting the publication of any work out of the order without permission from the higher superiors. This prohibition has induced modern writers to pass judgment upon Roger Bacons superiors being envious of Bacons abilities. However, the prohibition enjoined on Bacon was a general one and its promulgation was not directed against him, but rather against Gerard of Borgo San Donnino. Gerard had published in 1254 without permission a heretical work, Introductorius in Evangelium æternum, thereupon the General Chapter of Narbonne promulgated the above-mentioned decree, identical with the constitutio gravis in contrarium Bacon speaks of. The above-mentioned prohibition was rescinded in Rogers favour unexpectedly in 1266, after his significant contributions led to a union of the Greek and Latin churches, Bonaventure died suddenly and in suspicious circumstances.
The 1913 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia has citations that suggest he was poisoned, but no mention is made of this in the 2003 second edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia. The only extant relic of the saint is the arm and hand with which he wrote his Commentary on the Sentences and he steered the Franciscans on a moderate and intellectual course that made them the most prominent order in the Catholic Church until the coming of the Jesuits. His theology was marked by an attempt completely to integrate faith and he thought of Christ as the one true master who offers humans knowledge that begins in faith, is developed through rational understanding, and is perfected by mystical union with God. Bonaventures feast day was included in the General Roman Calendar immediately upon his canonisation in 1482. It was at first celebrated on the second Sunday in July, but was moved in 1568 to 14 July, since 15 July and it remained on that date, with the rank of double, until 1960, when it was reclassified as a feast of the third class.
In 1969 it was classified as a memorial and assigned to the date of his death,15 July. Bonaventure was regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages, the German philosopher Dieter Hattrup denies that Reduction of the Arts to Theology was written by Bonaventure, claiming that the style of thinking does not match Bonaventures original style
Saint Thomas Aquinas O. P. was an Italian Dominican friar, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. He was an influential philosopher and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is known as the Doctor Angelicus. The name Aquinas identifies his ancestral origins in the county of Aquino in present-day Lazio and he was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology and the father of Thomism, of which he argued that reason is found in God. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, the works for which he is best known are the Summa Theologiae and the Summa contra Gentiles. His commentaries on Scripture and on Aristotle form an important part of his body of work, Thomas is distinguished for his eucharistic hymns, which form a part of the Churchs liturgy. Thomas Aquinas is considered one of the Catholic Churchs greatest theologians, Pope Benedict XV declared, This Order.
Acquired new luster when the Church declared the teaching of Thomas to be her own and that Doctor, honored with the praises of the Pontiffs. The English philosopher Anthony Kenny considers Aquinas to be one of the dozen greatest philosophers of the western world, Thomas was most probably born in the castle of Roccasecca, located in Aquino, old county of the Kingdom of Sicily, c.1225. According to some authors, he was born in the castle of his father, though he did not belong to the most powerful branch of the family, Landulf of Aquino was a man of means. As a knight in the service of King Roger II, he held the title miles, Thomass mother, belonged to the Rossi branch of the Neapolitan Caracciolo family. Landulfs brother Sinibald was abbot of the first Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino and it was here that Thomas was probably introduced to Aristotle and Maimonides, all of whom would influence his theological philosophy. There his teacher in arithmetic, geometry and music was Petrus de Ibernia, at the age of nineteen Thomas resolved to join the recently founded Dominican Order.
Thomass change of heart did not please his family, in an attempt to prevent Theodoras interference in Thomass choice, the Dominicans arranged to move Thomas to Rome, and from Rome, to Paris. Political concerns prevented the Pope from ordering Thomass release, which had the effect of extending Thomass detention, Thomas passed this time of trial tutoring his sisters and communicating with members of the Dominican Order. Family members became desperate to dissuade Thomas, who remained determined to join the Dominicans, at one point, two of his brothers resorted to the measure of hiring a prostitute to seduce him. According to legend Thomas drove her away wielding a fire iron and that night two angels appeared to him as he slept and strengthened his determination to remain celibate. By 1244, seeing all of her attempts to dissuade Thomas had failed, Theodora sought to save the familys dignity. In her mind, an escape from detention was less damaging than an open surrender to the Dominicans
Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco, was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the mens Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis, Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Pope Gregory IX canonized Francis on 16 July 1228, along with Saint Catherine of Siena, he was designated Patron saint of Italy. In 1219, he went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan to put an end to the conflict of the Crusades, by this point, the Franciscan Order had grown to such an extent that its primitive organizational structure was no longer sufficient. He returned to Italy to organize the Order, once his community was authorized by the Pope, he withdrew increasingly from external affairs. Francis is known for his love of the Eucharist, in 1223, Francis arranged for the first Christmas live nativity scene. He died during the hours of 3 October 1226, while listening to a reading he had requested of Psalm 142.
Pietro was in France on business when Francis was born in Assisi, upon his return to Assisi, Pietro took to calling his son Francesco, possibly in honor of his commercial success and enthusiasm for all things French. Since the child was renamed in infancy, the change can hardly have had anything to do with his aptitude for learning French, as some have thought. While going off to war in 1202, Francis had a vision that directed him back to Assisi, in 1205, Francis left for Apulia to enlist in the army of Walter III, Count of Brienne. Francis lived the high-spirited life typical of a young man. In 1201, he joined an expedition against Perugia and was taken as a prisoner at Collestrada. It is possible that his conversion was a gradual process rooted in this experience. Upon his return to Assisi in 1203, Francis returned to his carefree life, in 1204, a serious illness led him to a spiritual crisis. A strange vision made him return to Assisi, deepening his ecclesiastical awakening, on a pilgrimage to Rome, he joined the poor in begging at St.
Peters Basilica, an experience that moved him to live in poverty. Francis returned home, began preaching on the streets, and soon gathered followers and his Order was authorized by Pope Innocent III in 1210. He founded the Order of Poor Clares, which became a religious order for women. As a youth, Francesco became a devotee of troubadours and was fascinated with all things Transalpine, in this account, he was selling cloth and velvet in the marketplace on behalf of his father when a beggar came to him and asked for alms
Felix of Valois
Saint Felix of Valois was a hermit and a co-founder of the Trinitarian Order. Butler says that Felix was born in 1127 and he was surnamed Valois because he was a native of the province of Valois. Tradition holds that he renounced his possessions and retired to a dense forest in the Diocese of Meaux, much sources sometimes identify him with Hugh, supposed son of Ralph I, Count of Vermandois. St. St. John proposed to him the project of founding an order for the redemption of captives, though seventy years of age, readily agreed. Felix, in company with John, set out for Rome in the depth of winter and arrived there in January 1198 and they had letters of recommendation from the Bishop of Paris, and the new pope received them with kindness and lodged them in his palace. Innocent appointed John of Matha superior-general and commissioned the Bishop of Paris and the Abbot of St. Victor to draw up for the institute a rule, Felix returned to France to establish the order. He was received with enthusiasm, and King Philip Augustus authorized the institute in France.
Within forty years the order possessed six hundred monasteries in every part of Europe, St. John was obliged to go to Rome to found a house of the order, the church of which, Santa Maria in Navicella, still stands on the Caelian Hill. St Felix remained in France to look after the interests of the congregation and he founded a house in Paris attached to the church of St. Maturinus, which afterwards became famous under Robert Guguin, master general of the order. St Felix died amongst his fellow Trinitarians at their motherhouse in Cerfroid on November 4,1212, though no bull of his canonization is extant, it is the tradition of his institute that he was canonized by Pope Urban IV on May 1,1262. Du Plessis tells us that his feast was kept in the Diocese of Meaux as early as the year 1215, on October 21,1666, Pope Alexander VII confirmed his status as a saint because of his immemorial cult. Saint-Felix-de-Valois is a village in the province of Quebec, St. Felix de Valois Parish is located in Bankstown, Australia.
St. Felix Church in Clifton Springs, New York is named after him and it is now part of Saint Peters Roman Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Rochester, New York. The current church building was built in 1895 and the name of the parish was changed at that time from St. Agnes to St. Felix by the pastor Father Felix OHanlon. The Saint Felix Catholic Center is a center and home to a group of the Franciscan Brothers Minor in Huntington. John of Matha The Trinitarians Catholic Online - Saints & Angels, St. Felix of Valois Summary of the Trinitarian Fathers