Feast of St. Pope John Paul II, visited 129 countries in 27 years. Patron of World Youth Day, Young Catholics, Families. Canonized April 27, 2014.
Feast of St. John of Bridlington, novice master, almsgiver, preacher, sub-prior, Canon and Prior – Augustinian Canons Regular community of the Priory of Bridlington. Last English saint canonized before the English Reformation. Patron of women in difficult labor and fishermen.
Feast of St. Luke, one of the Four Evangelists – author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron of physicians, surgeons, artists, bachelors, farmers, brewers, butchers, glass makers, glaziers, lacemakers, notaries, painters, sculptors & stained…
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. 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. Gummarus, an official in the court of Pepin the Younger, King of the Franks, later a hermit at Nivesdunc. Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, difficult marriages, glove makers, hernia sufferers, separated spouses and woodcutters.
Feast of St. Gereon, “Golden Saint”, Theban Legionnaire, Martyred on the Lower Rhine River at Xanten. Invoked against headaches, 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…