Feast of St. Porphyry of Gaza, hermit, Bishop of Gaza. Converted the recalcitrant pagan city of Gaza and demolishing its temples. Known through his biography, Vita Porphyrii, by Mark the Deacon. Porphyry died in 347.
Feast of St. Betto, Benedictine monk at Saint-Colombe abbey, Sens, France. Bishop of Auxerre, France in 889. Died in 918.
Feast of St. Polycarp of Smyrna, martyr, 2nd-century bishop of Smyrna, Turkey, disciple of Saint John the Apostle and friend of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. One of earliest Christian writers. Patron against earache and dysentery.
Feast of St. Severian, martyr, Bishop of Scythopolis, Palaestina Secunda, (Galilee). Attended the Council of Chalcedon, assassinated in 452.
Feast of St. Eucherius of Orleans, Benedictine bishop of Orleans, France, nephew of Suavaric, bishop of Auxerre. Opposed Charles Martel’s confiscation of church property to fund the war against the Moors and the Battle of Tours that helped end the…
Feast of St. Beatus of Liébana, monk, theologian & geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria & Kingdom of Asturias, northern Spain. Monk at St. Martin de Turieno Monastery, Santander, Spain, author – “The Commentary on the Apocalypse”, a commentary…
Feast of St. Hugh dei Lippi Uggucioni, Friar. One of the Seven Holy Founders of The Order of Servants of Mary (Servite Order), one of the five original mendicant orders. Hugh served as the vicar general of the Servites in…
Feast of St. Valentine, priest and martyr. Patron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages, and Beekeepers.
Feast of St. Polyeuctus, Martyr, a wealthy Roman army officer converted to Christianity by St. Nearchus. Martyred at Melitene, Armenia, under Emperor Valerian. Patron of vows and treaty agreements. Died in 259
Feast of St. Adolf of Osnabruck, Cistercian monk & Bishop of Osnabruck, member of the family of the Counts of Tecklenburg, Duchy of Westphalia, Germany. Known as the “Almoner of the Poor”.