Feast of St. Hugh of Châteauneuf, Benedictine bishop and founder. Bishop of Grenoble, partisan of the Gregorian reform. Gave St. Bruno the land for the Grande Chartreuse monastery, starting the Carthusians. Patron of Grenoble, France and against headaches.
Feast of St. Julian the Hospitaler, Patron of Boatmen, carnival workers, childless people, circus workers, clowns, ferrymen, fiddlers, hospitallers, hunters, innkeepers, jugglers, knights, murderers, pilgrims, shepherds, travelers, Julian’s, Malta and Macerata, Italy.
Feast of St. Dominic of Silos, Benedictine monk, priest, Master of novices, prior and Abbott, Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos. Patron of captives, pregnant women, prisoners, shepherds, invoked against rabies, insects.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in 1531. Patron of the Americas.
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…