Feast of St. Leonard Muraildo, priest, leader in Catholic social work, founder of the Congregation of St. Joseph, also known as the Murialdines. In 1876 he founded the Association of the Good Press to improve Italian journalism, co-founded the newspaper…
Feast of St. Gwynllyw Milwr
Feast of St. Gwynllyw Milwr (Gwynllyw Farfog), Welsh King of Gwynllwg, husband of St. Gwladys (Gladys), father of St. Cadoc the Wise, St. Cynidr, St. Bugi and St. Egwine. Patron of pirates, soldiers and Newport, Wales.
Feast of St. Venturino of Bergamo
Feast of St. Venturino of Bergamo, Dominican preacher and missionary crusader. Helped organize a crusade against the Turks. Died 1346.
Feast of St. Rupert of Salzburg
Feast of St. Rupert of Salzburg, Bishop, founder and missionary. Bishop of Worms, first Bishop of Salzburg and abbot of St. Peter’s in Salzburg. Took over a deserted town, renamed it Salzburg. Apostle of Bavaria. Patron of Austria, Salzburg and…
Feast of St. Castulus
Feast of St. Castulus, martyr. Chamberlain of Emperor Diocletian, hid Christians during Diocletianic Persecution. Patron of shepherds, invoked against erysipelas, lightning, horse theft, wildfires, and drowning. Died 286 AD.
Feast of St. Aldemar the Wise
Feast of St. Aldemar the Wise, Benedictine Abbot, founder and miracle worker, born in Capua, became a monk at Monte Cassino, Abbot of San Lorenzo, founded monastery of Santa Eufemia, and other monasteries in Chieti and Piceno. Buried in Bucchignano,…
Feast of St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo
Feast of St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo, Spanish born lawyer & professor, chief judge of the court of Inquisition at Granada. As Archbishop of Lima, Peru, he founded schools, churches, hospitals, & 1st New World seminary. Patron of Native rights,…
Feast of St. Benvenutus Scotivoli
Feast of St. Benvenutus Scotivoli, Franciscan bishop, archdeacon of Ancona, bishop of Osimo, Italy. Educated at the University of Bologna.
Feast of St. Nicholas of Flue
Feast of St. Nicholas of Flue, Swiss farmer, captain, councilor, judge, member of the assembly, mystic, hermit, father of ten children. Patron of Switzerland and Pontifical Swiss Guards
Feast of St. William of Penacorada
Feast of St. William of Penacorada, Benedictine founder, from the monastery of Sathgun, Leon, Spain. Fled that monastery under aattck by Saracens. Founded the monastery of Santa Maria de los Valles, later renamed San Guillermo de Penacorda.