Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. Peter – patron of bakers, bridge builders, butchers, fishermen. Paul – patron of missionaries, theologians.
Feast of St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr. Greek cleric who guiding and expanding Christian communities in what is now the south of France. Bishop of Lugdunum (Lyon), his best-known work is On the Detection and Overthrow of the So-Called Gnosis,…
Feast of Hemma of Gurk, noblewoman and founder of churches and monasteries. Patron of the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt, the State of Carinthia, Austria, invoked during childbirth and against diseases of the eye and extreme hangovers.
Feast of St. Pelagius of Cordova, martyred by the Caliph of Córdoba. Remembered in the poem by Rhoswitha of Gandersheim – Passion of Pelagius. Patron of abandoned people, torture victims and Castro Urdiales, Spain.
Feast of St. Orentius, Martyred with Heros, Pharnacius, Firminus, Firmus, Longinus, and Cyriacus in 304.
Feast of St. Joseph Cafasso, Italian priest, Franciscan Tertiary, the “Priest of the Gallows”, and one of the Social Saints. Patron of Italian prisons, prison chaplains, prisoners and those condemned to death.
Feast of St. AIban of Mainz, priest, missionary, preacher, martyr, companion of St. Ursus, slain by the Vandals. Patron of hernia, epilepsy, gravel and kidney stones.
Feast of St. Florentina, Spanish abbess, sister of Saints. Leander, Isidore, & Fulgentius. Founded the convent of Santa Maria de Valle near Ecija, Spain.
Feast of Elisabeth of Schönau, German Benedictine visionary and abbess of Schönau in Nassau. She experienced ecstatic visions starting in 1152. Died in 1164.
Feast of St. Botulph of Thorney, English missionary, monk and abbot, brother of St. Adulph. Patron saint of travelers and farming. Boston is abbreviation of Botolphston (Botolph’s town).