Feast of St. Jerome, the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. Patron of Librarians. Died in 420.
Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. Patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police.
Feast of St. Wenceslaus, martyr, raised by his grandmother, St. Ludmilla. Duke of Bohemia from 924-929, Patron of Bohemia, Czech Republic, Prague. Best known through the Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslaus.”
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, The Apostle of Charity, founder, the Vincentians. Patron of charities; hospitals; prisoners; volunteers.
Feast of St. Gerard Sagredo, Bishop, martyred with Bystrik and Buldus. Taught Saint Emeric of Hungary. Patron of Hungary. Died in 1046.
Feast of Sts. Xantippa & Polyxena, first century Virgins, sisters, disciples of the Apostles, died in Spain.
Feast of St. Phocas the Gardener, martyr. Patron of gardeners; sailors; hospitality; agricultural workers; boatmen; farm workers; farmers.
Feast of St. Matthew, former tax collector, son of Alpheus, one of the twelve Apostles, author of the first Gospel. Patron of Bankers.