Feast of St. Jerome, Geronimo in Italian, the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. Patron of Librarians. Died in 420.
Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, triumphant leader of God’s armies against Satan. Patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, Vatican City, Germany, France, Ukraine and Guardian of the Catholic Church
Feast of St. Wenceslaus, martyr, Duke of Bohemia, “Good King Wenceslaus” of the Christmas carol. Patron of Prague, Bohemia and the 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 St. Cadoc, Welsh bishop and martyr. Patron of famine victims, deafness, glandular disorders, Glamorgan and Llancarfan Wales
Feast of St. Gerard Sagredo (Gerard of Csanád), the first Bishop of Csanád in the Kingdom of Hungary, martyred with St. Bystrik and Buldus. Taught St. Emeric of Hungary. Patron of Hungary. Died 1046.
Feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Capuchin friar, Italian priest, stigmatist, mystic. Patron of Civil defense volunteers, adolescents, stress relief, January blues, Italy, Malta and Pietrelcina, Italy.
Feast of St. Thomas of Villanueva, Spanish Augustinian friar, archbishop, preacher, grand almoner of the poor, Patron of Villanova University.
Feast of St. Matthew, former tax collector, son of Alpheus, one of the twelve Apostles, one of the four Evangelists, author of the first Gospel. Patron of Bankers.
Feast of St. Eustachius (Eustace), Martyr and soldier saint. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers of the Church. Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, hunting, huntsmen, Madrid, torture victims and trappers.