Feast of Joseph of Cupertino, Italian Franciscan friar and mystic. Patron of aviation, astronauts, mental handicaps, students, examinations and the City of Osimo, Italy.
Feast of St. Satyrus of Milan, Born Trier, Germany. Brother of Sts. Ambrose and Marcellina. Patron of the sacristans of the Archdiocese of Milan.
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 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. Guy of Anderlecht, pilgrim. Patron of bachelors, animals with horns, epileptics, laborers, sacristans, sextons, workhorses.
Feast of St. Bodo, Benedictine bishop of Toul, Founder of Etival, Affonville, and Bonmoutier monasteries in France. Brother of St. Salaberga.
Feast of St. Menodora, virgin, martyred with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphodora. They were known as the Orphans of Bithynia. Condemned by Roman governor Frontonius, they were martyred in 311 a.d.
Feast of St. Peter Claver, Jesuit missionary to the West Indian slave trade. Patron of slaves, Colombia, race relations and seafarers.
Feast of St. Adrian of Nicomedia, martyr, Roman Herculean Guard of the Emperor Galerius Maximian. Chief military saint of Northern Europe, 2nd only to Saint George, revered in Flanders, Germany and northern France. Patron of epilepsy, butchers, guards, soldiers and…
Feast of St. Gratus of Aosta, Bishop. Patron of Aosta and Invoked against: fear of insects, against dangerous animals, against fire, against hail, against lightning, against rain and against storms.