Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Founder, Doctor of the Church. Patron of Catholic writers, the Catholic press, the deaf, journalists.
Feast of St. Marianne Cope, O.S.F. (St. Marianne of Molokai). American nun born in Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany. Superior General, Sisters of St Francis of Syracuse, NY. Worked with lepers on Molokai. Patron of Hawai’i, lepers, those with HIV/AIDS.
Feast of St. Vincent Saragossa, deacon of the Church of Saragossa, protomartyr of Spain. Patron of São Vicente, Lisbon, Diocese of Algarve, Valencia, Vicenza, Italy, vinegar-makers, wine-makers and Order of Deacons of the Catholic Diocese of Bergamo (Italy).
Feast of St. Agnes of Rome, virgin and martyr. Died in 304. She rests below the high altar of Sant’Agnese fuori le Mura, Rome, Italy. Patron of chastity, gardeners, girls, engaged couples, rape survivors, virgins, and the Children of Mary.
Feast of St. Sebastian, Martyr. Shot with arrows, recovered, later beaten to death. Patron of soldiers, athletes, archers, against plague.
Feast of St. Wulfstan, Benedictine, Bishop of Worcester, England. Born at Long Itchington, Warwickshire. Canonized in May 1203. Patron of vegetarians and dieters.
Feast of St. Deicola, Irish Monk, brother of Saint Gall. One of 12 disciples of St. Columbanus. Patron of childhood illnesses. Died 625.
Feast of St. Mildgytha, Benedictine nun, abbess, daughter of St. Ermenburg & King Merewalh of Mercia. Her sisters were Sts. Milburga & Mildrith. The three sisters have been likened to the three theological virtues: Mildburh to faith, Mildgyth to hope…
Feast of St. Honoratus of Arles, Bishop, founder, Lerins Abbey, France. Patron for rain, against rain, against drought and against misfortune.
Feast of St. Arnold Janssen, German-Dutch priest and missionary, Founder, Society of the Divine Word, the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, and Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters. Canonized October 5, 2003 by Pope John Paul II.