We have two saints on the universal calendar today, and one blessed yet to be put thereon, who will be canonized this Sunday.
In historical order, the first is Saint Denis, patron of Paris, her first bishop, and of France. He was likely martyred in the mid-third century in the Decian persecution, as the legend goes, a cephalophore: That is, he was decapitated after a prison sentence, on the hill now known as Montmartre overlooking city (where the basilica Sacre-Couer now stands, with perpetual adoration). The good bishop then picked up that same head, and walked several miles, preaching as he

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