Feast of St. Jerome, Geronimo in Italian, the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. Patron of Librarians. Died in 420.
Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, triumphant leader of God’s armies against Satan. Patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers and police.
Feast of St. Wenceslaus, martyr, Duke of Bohemia, “Good King Wenceslaus” of the Christmas carol. Patron of Bohemia, Prague, Czech Republic.
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, The Apostle of Charity, founder, the Vincentians. Patron of charities, hospitals, prisoners, volunteers.
Feast of St. Cadoc, Welsh bishop & martyr. Patron of famine victims, deafness, glandular disorders, Glamorgan & Llancarfan Wales.
Feast of St. Gerard Sagredo, Bishop of Csanád, martyred with Bystrik & Buldus. Taught St. Emeric of Hungary. Patron of Hungary. Died 1046.
Feast of St. Padre Pio, Capuchin friar, Italian priest, stigmatist, mystic. Patron of Civil defense volunteers, adolescents, January blues.
Feast of St. Thomas of Villanueva, Spanish Augustinian friar, archbishop, preacher, grand almoner of the poor, Patron of Villanova University.
Feast of St. Matthew, former tax collector, son of Alpheus, one of the twelve Apostles, author of the first Gospel. Patron of Bankers.
Feast of St. Eustachius, Martyr. Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, torture victims, and trappers.