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Blessed Richard Rolle de Hampole - An excellent student, educated at Oxford and Paris. When he returned home to live as a hermit on this family's land, they threatened to have him committed as mentally ill. So he moved. Visionary, mystic, writer and spiritual director.

JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BISHOP OF ANTIOCH AND OF CONSTANTINOPLE, PREACHER, THEOLOGIAN, LITURGIST (13 Sept. 407)

July 31st - St. Ignatius of Loyola: After experiencing a vision of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus at the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat in March 1522, he went to Manresa, where he began praying for seven hours a day, often in a nearby cave, and formulating the fundamentals of the Spiritual Exercises