Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, Spanish knight, hermit, priest, founder, the Society of Jesus, 1st Superior General of the Jesuits in 1541.
Feast of St. Peter Chrysologus, “golden-worded” Bishop of Ravenna, Italy, Doctor of the Church. Called the “Doctor of Homilies”. Died 450.
Feast of St. Olaf of Norway, Norse pirate, King, & Martyr. Unified and converted Norway. Patron of carvers, difficult marriage, kings, and Norway.
Feast of St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, sister of the Poor Clares, the first person of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint. Patron against illness.
Feast of St. Pantaleon, martyr. Patron of Physicians, midwives, livestock, invoked against headaches, locusts, accidents and loneliness.
Feast of St. Bartholomea Capitanjo, Foundress of the Italian Sisters of Charity of Lovere with St. Vincenzia Gerosa. Died in 1833.
Feast of St. Christopher, name means “Christ-bearer”. Patron of bachelors, transportation, traveling, storms, gardeners, and toothache.
Feast of St. Kinga of Poland, Princess, Franciscan tertiary, niece of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Patron of Poland and Lithuania. Died 1292.
Feast of St. Liborius of Le Mans, Bishop. Patron of Paderborn. Patron against calculi, colic, fever, and gallstones.
Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion & resurrection. Patron of women, converts, sexual temptation, and pharmacists.