Feast of St. Cianan (Kenan), Bishop of Duleek, Ireland. A hostage given to King Leogair, studied at the monastery of St. Martin in Tours. He converted great numbers to Christianity in Connaught & Leinster & built the first stone cathedral…
Feast of St. Columbanus of Bobbio, Irish missionary, founder of many monasteries, including Luxeuil Abbey, Burgundy, France and Bobbio Abbey Piacenza, Italy, taught Celtic monastic rule. Patron of motorcyclists.
Feast of St. Maurus, Benedictine Founder. Roman Noble, first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia. Founder Glanfeuil Abbey. Patron of cripples, charcoal burners, cobblers, coppersmiths, shoemakers & the Azores. Invoked against fever rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness & cold.
Feast of St. Amelberga of Susteren, Benedictine nun and abbess of Susteren Abbey, Netherlands. Died in 900.
Feast of St. Mechtildis (Mechtilde) of Hackeborn, the Nightingale of Helfta, Saxon Benedictine nun and mystic. One of the authors of the Book of Special Graces, promoting the devotion to the superabundant divine mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.…
Feast of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus (Gregory the Miracle-Worker), bishop. Patron of desperate causes, floods, impossible causes, lost causes and against earthquakes.
Feast of St. Hugh of Lincoln, Carthusian monk of the Grande Chartreuse, Bishop of Lincoln. Patron of sick children, sick people, shoemakers and swans.
Feast of St. Albert the Great, 13th-century German Dominican bishop and Doctor of the Church. Scientist, philosopher, astrologer, theologian, spiritual writer, ecumenist and diplomat. Patron of scientists, medical technicians, natural sciences, philosophers and students
Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, founder, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. First American citizen canonized. Patron of immigrants
Feast of St. Renatus of Angers (Saint-René d’Angers), Bishop of Angers, Anjou, France. One of the phallic saints invoked for fertility. Died 422.