Feast of St. Richard of Chichester also known as Richard de Wyche, Bishop of Chichester, chancellor of Canterbury. Richard was merciless to usurers, corrupt clergy and priests who mumbled the Mass. Patron of Coachmen, Diocese of Chichester & Sussex, England.
Feast of St. Castulus, martyr. Chamberlain of Emperor Diocletian, hid Christians during Diocletianic Persecution. Patron of shepherds, invoked against erysipelas, lightning, horse theft, wildfires, and drowning. Died 286 AD.
Feast of St. Drausinus of Soissons, bishop and founder. Built a monastery, 2 churches, and a convent at Soissons. Medieval legend says that to spend the night at Drausinus’ tomb made one invincible. Patron of champions and to thwart enemy…
Feast of St. Valentine, priest and martyr. Patron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages, and Beekeepers.
Feast of St. Blaise, bishop, physician and martyr. Bishop of Sebastea in historical Armenia. Patron of animals, builders, drapers, choking, veterinarians, throats, infants, Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, stonecutters, carvers, and wool workers. Blessing of the Throats is today.
Feast of St. Angela Merici, Franciscan tertiary, founder, the Company of St. Ursula (Order of Ursulines). Patron of the sick, disabled and physically challenged and those grieving the loss of parents.
Feast of Saints Paldo, Tato and Taso, Benedictine monks. The three brothers from Benevento, Italy founded San Vincenzo monastery at the site of a Constantinian oratory. Each then served as Abbot.
Feast of St. Basil the Great, (Basil of Caesarea) Bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor, theologian, supporter of the Nicene Creed. Patron of hospital administrators, Russia, Cappadocia, Reformers, Monks, Education, Exorcism, Liturgists. Died in 379.
Feast of St. Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa, founder of the Handmaids of Charity in Brescia, Italy, in 1839. Died in 1855.
Feast of St. Maurus, Benedictine Founder. Roman Noble, first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia. Founder Glanfeuil Abbey. Patron of cripples, charcoal burners, cobblers, coppersmiths, shoemakers and the Azores. Invoked against fever rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness and cold.