Feast of St. Dominic del Val, Altar boy killed in Aragon, Spain, martyred at age seven. Patron of Altar boys, acolytes and choirboys.
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Feast of St. Bononius
Feast of St. Velleicus
Feast of St. Velleicus, Anglo-Saxon abbot, a disciple of St. Swithbert, assisted in the evangelization of Germany, abbot of Kaiserswerth on the Rhine.
Feast of St. Hermes
Feast of St. Hermes, Martyred with companions, in Rome, mentioned in the Acts of Pope St. Alexander I. St. Hermes is invoked against mental illnesses.
Feast of St. Margaret the Barefooted
Feast of St. Margaret the Barefooted, Wife and model of charity. Married at fifteen, she suffered through ill treatment from her husband with prayer. Patron of brides, difficult marriages, victims of abuse, and widows.
Feast of St. Bichier
Feast of St. Bichier, Founded the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross, for teaching and hospital service. Died in 1838.
Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius
Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius, Founder of the Religious Schools, called the Scolopi or Piarists. Patron of Schools. Canonized in 1767.
Feast of St. Jane Antide Thouret
Feast of St. Jane Antide Thouret, Foundress of the Institute of the Daughters of Charity in 1798.
Feast of St. Tydfil
Feast of St. Tydfil, Welsh martyr, of the Brychan clan. Slain by a group of Picts or Saxons, venerated at Merthyr-Tydfil, Glamorgan. Wales.
Feast of St. Sigfrid
Feast of St. Sigfrid, deacon and coadjutor of Wearmouth Abbey, elected abbot in 688 on the death of St. Erstwine. He died in 690.