Feast of St. Bertilla Boscardin, Italian World War I nurse, member, Congregation of Teachers of St. Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Heart, canonized in 1961.
Feast of St. Jean de Brebeuf, Jesuit missionary in New France, martyred by Iroquois. Patron saint of Canada.
Feast of St. Marie Magdalen Desjardin, Ursuline martyr of the French Revolution. She was guillotined in Valenciennes. Beatified in 1920.
Feast of St. Gerard Majella, Italian Redemptorist sacristan, gardener, porter, infirmarian, and tailor. Patron of expectant mothers.
Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, Founder Discalced Carmelites. Patron of headache sufferers, Spanish Catholic Writers.
Feast of St. Calixtus, Pope and Martyr. Succeeded St. Zephyrinus as Pope. Patron of Cemetery workers.
Feast of St. Colman of Stockerau, martyr. Irish pilgrim en route to the Holy Land mistaken for a spy. Patron of hanged men, horses, Austria, Melk. Invoked for husbands by marriageable girls, against hanging, plague and gout.
Feast of St. Edwin of Northumbria, Martyr King. Patron of converts, hobos, homeless people, kings, and parents of large families.
Feast of St. Gereon, “Golden Saint”, Theban Legionnaire, Martyred on the Lower Rhine River at Xanten. Invoked against headaches and migraine.
Feast of St. Denis of Paris, bishop, martyr and cephalophore (martyred by beheading). The first bishop of Paris, the Apostle of France and one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Patron of France, Paris, possessed people, against frenzy, strife, hydrophobia and…