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St Alfred the Great - October 26 Website: catholicinitiative.comYoungest of five sons of King Ethelwulf of Wessex. Ideal Christian king of Wessex, he came to the throne during a Danish invasion. …More
St Alfred the Great - October 26

Website: catholicinitiative.comYoungest of five sons of King Ethelwulf of Wessex. Ideal Christian king of Wessex, he came to the throne during a Danish invasion. Alfred defeated the Danes and preserved the growth of the Church in England. Patron of learning, he established a court school, invited British and foreign scholars to work there. Personally translated several religious works into Anglo-Saxon. His laws made no distinction between British and Welsh subjects, a first.

Born

849 at Wantage, Berkshire, England
Died

26 October 899 of natural causes
Canonized

Pre-Congregation
Name Meaning

elf counsel
all peace
supernaturally wise counselor
Writings

“The Consolation of Philosophy” of Boethius (translation)
“The History of the World” of Orosius (translation)
“Ecclesiastical History” of Bede (translation)
“Pastoral Rule” of Saint Gregory the Great (translation)
“Dialogues” of Saint Gregory the Great (translation)
Readings

We pray to you, O Lord, who are the surpeme Truth, and all truth is from you. We beseech you, O Lord, who are the highest Wisdom, and all the wise depend on you for their wisdom. You are the supreme Joy, and all who are happy owe it to you. You are the Light of minds, and all receive their understanding from you. We love, we love you above all. We seek you, we follow you, and we are ready to serve you. We desire to dwell under your power for you are the King of all. Amen. – Saint Alfred the Great
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Adalgott of Einsiedeln
Alanus of Quimper
Albinus of Buraburg
Alfred the Great
Alorus of Quimper
Amandus of Strasburg
Amandus of Worms
Aneurin
Aptonius of Angouleme
Arnold of Queralt
Bean of Mortlach
Bernard de Figuerols
Bonaventura of Potenza
Cedd
Celina Chludzinska
Cuthbert of Canterbury
Damian dei Fulcheri
Eadfrid
Eata of Hexham
Felicissimus of Carthage
Fulk of Piacenza
Gaudiosus of …More
Adalgott of Einsiedeln
Alanus of Quimper
Albinus of Buraburg
Alfred the Great
Alorus of Quimper
Amandus of Strasburg
Amandus of Worms
Aneurin
Aptonius of Angouleme
Arnold of Queralt
Bean of Mortlach
Bernard de Figuerols
Bonaventura of Potenza
Cedd
Celina Chludzinska
Cuthbert of Canterbury
Damian dei Fulcheri
Eadfrid
Eata of Hexham
Felicissimus of Carthage
Fulk of Piacenza
Gaudiosus of Salerno
Gibitrudis
Gwinoc
Humbert
Lucian
Marcian
Quadragesimus of Policastro
Rogatian of Carthage
Rusticus of Narbonne
Sigibald of Metz

Martyrs of Nicomedia – 5 saints
Martyrs of Segovia
Engratia
Valentine

Eliavo of Britain
Orsa of Pieve Vergonte