Feast of St. Gerard Sagredo (Gerard of Csanád), the first Bishop of Csanád in the Kingdom of Hungary, martyred with St. Bystrik and Buldus. Taught St. Emeric of Hungary. Patron of Hungary. Died 1046.
Feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Capuchin friar, Italian priest, stigmatist, mystic. Patron of Civil defense volunteers, adolescents, stress relief, January blues, Italy, Malta and Pietrelcina, Italy.
Feast of St. Phocas the Gardener, martyr. Patron of gardeners, sailors, hospitality, agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers, farmers.
Feast of St. Matthew, former tax collector, son of Alpheus, one of the twelve Apostles, one of the four Evangelists, author of the first Gospel. Patron of Bankers.
Feast of St. Eustachius (Eustace), Martyr and soldier saint. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, hunting, huntsmen, Madrid, torture victims and trappers.
Feast of St. Januarius (San Gennaro), Bishop of Benevento martyred during the Diocletanic persecution. Patron of blood banks, Naples, Italy and volcanic eruptions.
Feast of St. Vitus, Sicilian Martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers of the Church. Patron of actors, comedians, dancers, epileptics, dogs, epilepsy, oversleeping, Prague, rheumatic chorea (St, Vitus Dance), snake bites and storms.
Feast of Notburga of Eben, cook in the household of Count Henry of Rattenberg, Tyrol, Austria. Patron of poor peasants and servants.
Feast of St. John Chrysostom, Chrysostom = golden-mouthed or eloquent, Archbishop of Constantinople and one of the most prolific authors in the early Christian Church. Patron of Constantinople, education, epilepsy, lecturers, orators and preachers.
Feast of St. Peter Claver, Jesuit missionary to the West Indian slave trade. Patron of slaves, Colombia, race relations and seafarers.