8th February (26th January O.S.):
- ALPHONSUS OF ASTORGA, (Ninth Century), a Bishop of Astorga in present-day Spain, who left his See to live as a simple monk at the monastery of St. Stephen de Ribas de Sil in Spanish Galicia.
- ANSURIUS (ADURI, ASURIUS, ISAURI), a Bishop of Orense in Galicia who helped found the monastery of Ribas de Sil. He became Bishop in A.D. 915, but resigned his See in A.D. 922 and became a simple monk at the monastery. After his repose in A.D. 925 he was venerated there, together with seven other bishops who had followed his example.
- ATHANASIUS, honoured as a Bishop in Sorrento.
- CONAN, one of the early bishops of the Isle of Man, he was born in Ireland and became a monk at Iona. While the Bollandists place St. Conan amongst the early bishops of Man, and Colgan gives an account of his life and labours, the history of the Isle of Man of this era is quite obscure, and it is almost impossible to state any facts certainty. St. Conan is believed to have reposed circa A.D. 648.
- PAULA, a Roman lady of noble birth, who married a patrician and had five children, among them St. Eustochium (28th September) and St. Blaesilla (22nd January). Left a widow the age of thirty-two, she presided for twenty years over the sisterhood she had founded in Bethlehem, where she had also established a guest house for pilgrims. St. Paula reposed in A.D. 404.
- THEOFRID (THEOFROY), a monk at Luxeuil, who became Abbot of Corbie and later a bishop, reposing circa A.D. 690.
* - Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said "The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."
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