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July Holy Days and Festivals

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St Shenute (ca. 450)

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St Otto (d. 1139)
St. Gregory of Nazianzen (329-389)

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St Thomas (first century)

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St Elizabeth (1271-1336)

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St Godelva (d. 1070)
St Sexburga (679-700)

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St Ethelberga (d. 665)
St Palladius (d. ca. 450)
St Willibald (d. 786)

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St Edgar (943-975)
St Withburge (d. 743)

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St Secunda and Rufina (third and fourth centuries)
St Thurketyl (tenth century)

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St Benedict (ca. 480-543)

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St John Gaulbert (999-1073)
St Veronica (first century)

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St Henry the Pious (972-1024)

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St Deusdedit (d. 664)

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St Bonaventure (1221-1274)
St Vladimir (995-1015)

St Swithin (Swithun): St. Swithin's Day celebrated the bounty of summer. As at other feasts, many courses were served and dances, songs and plays were performed. The two main celebrations were bobbing for apples and halving the apples. When the apple was halved, one half was dipped in yellow-dyed cream and the other was dipped in salt water. It was then passed among five people who shared it.

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St Alexis (d. 417)
St Kenelm (d. ca. 815)

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St Elizabeth of Schonau (d. 1164)
St Pambo of Nitria (315-385)

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St Arsenius (d. 449)
St Macrina the Younger (ca. 327-379)

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St Vulmar (d. ca. 700)

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St Mary Magdalen (first century)
St. Agnes (d. ca. 305)

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St Birgit (Bridget) (1302-1373)

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St Christina the Astonishing (1150-1224)
St Lupus (427-479)

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St Christopher (third century)
St James the Great (first century)

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St Anne, Mother of Mary (first century B.C.)

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St Pantaleon (d. 303)

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St Samson (d. 565)

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St Martha (first century)
St Olaf (995-1030)

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St Abdon and Sennen (d. ca. 450)

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St Germanus of Auxerre (d. 446)
St Neot (d. ca. 877).

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