Feast of St. Sabinus, Bishop of Spoleto, Italy. Martyred with St. Exuperantius, Marcellus, Venustian during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Feast of St. Thomas Becket, Martyr, Archbishop of Canterbury. Chancellor of England under King Henry II. As archbishop of Canterbury, championed church rights over royal interests, murdered by followers of the king. Subject of the 1964 movie “Becket”. Patron –…
Feast of St. John the Apostle, son of Zebedee & Salome, one of the 12 Apostles with his brother James, author, Gospel of John, 3 Epistles of John & Book of Revelation. Patron of Love, loyalty, friendships, authors, booksellers, burn-victims,…
Feast of St. Adele, widow, nun and Abbess, Grandmother of St. Gregory of Utrecht, daughter of King Dagobert II of Germany, disciple of St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany. She founded a convent at Palatiolum near Trier, Germany.
Feast of St. Amaswinthus of Malaga, Abbot of the Andalusian monastery of Silva de Malaga, Spain. Died in 982.
Feast of St. Bernard Valeara of Teramo, Bishop.A Benedictine monk at Monte Cassino Abbey, appointed Bishop of Teramo in 1115. Brother of Blessed Colomba of Mount Brancastello. Patron of Teramo, Italy.
Feast of St. Winebald, Benedictine Abbot, missionary, son of St. Richard the Pilgrim, brother of Sts. Willibald and Walburga, nephew of St. Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz. Founded the double monastery of Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm, Germany.
Feast of St. Jose Manyanet y Vives, Catalan priest. Founder Congregation of the Sons of the Holy Family and the Missionary Daughters of the Holy Family. Born Tremp, Lleida, Kingdom of Spain. Patron Sons of the Holy Family and Missionary…
Feast of St. Adelaide, Holy Roman Empress and Founder of many monasteries. Patron of brides, exiles, in-law problems, parents of large families, princesses, prisoners, second marriages, stepparents and widows.
Feast of St. Lucy, Santa Lucia, martyr, died during the Diocletianic Persecution. Patron-the blind, martyrs, Perugia & Syracuse, Italy, Mtarfa, Malta, epidemics, salesmen, throat infections & writers. Today’s Scandinavian festival of light signals the arrival of Christmastide.