Feast of St. Romanus of Condat, hermit, founder, Lauconne, La Balme and Condat Abbeys, France, and Romainmôtier Priory, Switzerland. Patron of drowning victims, the mentally ill and insanity.
Feast of St. Baldomerus, sub-deacon, monk, at the monastery of St. Justus, Lyon, France. Known for his personal piety, charity and simple living, He was a locksmith and blacksmith before becoming a monk. Patron of locksmiths.
Feast of St. Porphyry of Gaza, hermit, Bishop of Gaza. Converted the recalcitrant pagan city of Gaza and demolishing its temples. Known through his biography, Vita Porphyrii, by Mark the Deacon. Porphyry died in 347.
Feast of St. Nestor of Magydos, Hieromartyr (Eastern Church), Bishop of Magydos, Pamphylia, Turkey. Martyred in 250.
Feast of St. Betto, Benedictine monk at Saint-Colombe abbey, Sens, France. Bishop of Auxerre, France in 889. Died in 918.
Feast of St. Polycarp of Smyrna, martyr, 2nd-century bishop of Smyrna, Turkey, disciple of Saint John the Apostle and friend of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. One of earliest Christian writers. Patron against earache and dysentery
Feast of St. Margaret of Cortona, Italian penitent, 3rd Order of St. Francis, born in Laviano, Perugia. Patron of hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, single laywomen, third children, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren and tramps.
Feast of St. Severian, martyr, Bishop of Scythopolis, Palaestina Secunda, (Galilee). Attended the Council of Chalcedon, assassinated in 452.
Feast of St. Beatus of Liébana, monk, theologian and geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria & Kingdom of Asturias, northern Spain. Monk at St. Martin de Turieno Monastery, Santander, Spain, author – “The Commentary on the Apocalypse”, a commentary…
Feast of Fra Angelico, Dominican Friar, early Italian Renaissance painter. Born Guido di Pietro, in Vicchio, Tuscany. Patron of Artists.