Feast of St. Renatus of Angers (Saint-René d’Angers), Bishop of Angers, Anjou, France. One of the phallic saints invoked for fertility. Died 422.
Feast of St. Calixtus, Pope and Martyr. Succeeded St. Zephyrinus as Pope. Patron of Cemetery workers.
Feast of St. Wenceslaus, martyr, Duke of Bohemia, “Good King Wenceslaus” of the Christmas carol. Patron of Bohemia, Prague, Czech Republic.
Feast of St. Liborius of Le Mans, Bishop. Second Bishop of Le Mans, died in the arms of his friend St. Martin of Tours. Patron of Paderborn, Germany (cathedral and archdiocese), invoked against calculi, colic, fever and gallstones.
Feast of St. Theobald of Provins, hermit and monk. Patron of farmers, winegrowers, shoemakers, belt makers, charcoal-burners and bachelors.
Feast of Juan Grande Román, Spanish Brother, Hospitallers of St. John of God. He founded a hospital and devoted it to the Blessed Virgin Mary, He died of the plague after tending those who suffered from it. Patron Diocese of…
Feast of St. Maximinus (Maximin) of Trier, fifth Bishop of Trier, opponent of Arianism.Patron of Trier. Invoked as protection against perjury, loss at sea and destructive rains.
Feast of Theodotus of Ancyra, martyred with Thecusa, Alexandra, Claudia, Phaina, Euphrasia, Matrona and Julitta during the Diocletianic persecutions. Patron of innkeepers.
Feast of St. Thethmar, Premonstratensian canon and missionary. He was also known as Theodemar, Friend of St. Vicelinus, worked to convert the Wends, in Germany. Died 1152.
Feast of St. Beuno (anglicized as Bono) 7th-century Welsh abbot, confessor, missionary. Born at Berriew in Powys, descended from Vortigern, king of Britain, ordained at Bangor, Wales, missionary to the kingdom of Gwynedd. Patron of sick children, against diseased cattle.