May 29

Blessed William Arnaud and companions

May 29th XIII century

In Avignonet, near Toulouse, in France, blessed William Arnaud and his ten companions, who, United in the task of countering the damage caused by the Cathars, through deception were arrested for their faith in Christ and obedience to the Roman Church, being dead with the sword on the night of the Lord's Ascension, while singing with one voice Te Deum. Their names are as follows: Blessed Bernard of Roquefort, Garcia d'aure, Saint-Thierry Esteban; Raimundo de Cortisan nicknamed scribe; Bernarde; Peter d'Arnaud, Fortanerio and Novyj, clergymen; and the Prior of Avignonet, whose name is ignored. Roman martyrology