Feast of St. Justina of Padua, Virgin princess martyred in Padua during the Diocletanic persecution. Patron of Padua and Palmanova, Italy.
Feast of St. Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Jesus, Franciscan tertiary, mystic and stigmatic. Patron of Naples, Italy. Died in 1791.
Feast of St. Flora of Beaulieu, virgin, Hospitaller nun of St. John of Jerusalem. Patron of the abandoned, converts, single women and victims of betrayal.
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, friar, deacon & preacher. Founder of the Order of Friars Minor, the Order of St. Clare, the Third Order of St. Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Patron of animals, ecologists, merchants,…
Feast of St. Romanus the Melodist, hymnographer of 1000 compositions, some master works of religious literature. One of the greatest of Syrio-Greek hymnographers of the 6th century, during the “Golden Age” of Byzantine hymnography. Patron of church singers.
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 Bohemia, Prague, 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 Sts. Cosmas and Damian, twin martyrs under the Diocletianic persecution. Patrons of surgeons, physicians, dentists, barbers, pharmacists, veterinarians, orphanages, protectors of children, day-care centers, confectioners, against hernia and against the plague.