Feast of St. Jerome, the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. Patron of Librarians. Died in 420.
Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, leader of the forces of heaven in triumph over hell. Patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police.
Feast of St. Wenceslaus, martyr, Duke of Bohemia, Patron of Bohemia, Prague, Czech Republic. “Good King Wenceslaus” of the Christmas carol.
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, The Apostle of Charity, founder of the Vincentians. Patron of charities, hospitals, prisoners, volunteers.
Feast of Sts. Cosmas & Damian, martyrs, twins, patron of surgeons, physicians, dentists, barbers, pharmacists, veterinarians, orphanages.
Feast of St. Cadoc, Welsh bishop and martyr. Patron of Glamorgan, Llancarfan, famine victims, deafness, glandular disorders. Died in 580.
Feast of St. Gerard Sagredo, Bishop, martyred with Bystrik and Buldus. Taught Saint Emeric of Hungary. Patron of Hungary. Died in 1046.
Feast of Sts. Xantippa & Polyxena, first century Virgins, sisters, disciples of the Apostles, died in Spain.
Feast of St. Phocas the Gardener, martyr. Patron of gardeners, sailors, hospitality, agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers, farmers.
Feast of St. Matthew, former tax collector, son of Alpheus, one of the twelve Apostles, author of the first Gospel. Patron of Bankers.