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, lost articles, spiritual help, Saint Vincent de Paul Societies and Vincentian Service Corps volunteers.
Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, twin martyrs under the Diocletianic persecution. Patrons of surgeons, physicians, dentists, barbers, pharmacists, veterinarians, orphanages, protectors of children, day-care centers, confectioners, against hernia and against the plague.
Feast of St. Cadoc, Welsh bishop & martyr. Patron of famine victims, deafness, glandular disorders, Glamorgan & Llancarfan Wales.
Feast of St. Phocas the Gardener, martyr. Patron of gardeners, sailors, hospitality, agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers, farmers.
Feast of St. Eustachius (Eustace), Martyr and soldier saint. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, hunting, huntsmen, Madrid, torture victims and trappers.
Feast of St. Januarius (San Gennaro), Bishop of Benevento martyred during the Diocletanic persecution. Patron of blood banks, Naples, Italy and volcanic eruptions.
Feast of St. Richardis, Holy Roman Empress,wife of Emperor Charles the Fat. Later lived as a nun. Patron of Andlau, protection against fire.
Feast of St. Satyrus of Milan, Born Trier, Germany. Brother of Sts. Ambrose & Marcellina. Patron, sacristans of the Archdiocese of Milan.
Feast of St. Eugenia, Benedictine abbess, daughter of the Duke of Alsace. She succeeded St. Ottilia as abbess of Hohenburg Monastery, France