Feast of St. Arnulf, Benedictine monk martyred by Saracens at Novalese, in Piedmont, Italy. Died in 840.
Feast of St. Dorothy of Montau, mother of nine, widow and hermitess. Patron of brides, widows, and parents of large families.
Feast of St. Gaetano Errico, founder, Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Canonized 10/12/08. Born in Secondigliano, Italy, near Naples.
Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus, brother of St. James the Less, one of the 12 Apostles. Patron of Desperate Cases.
Feast of St. Odhran of Iona, Irish abbot and founder, Latteragh Abbey, Tipperary. Patron saint of Waterford, Ireland.
Feast of St. Quadragesimus, confessor and shepherd, known for miracles. He lived in Policastro, Italy. Died in 590.
Feast of Sts. Crispin & Crispinian. Patrons of shoemakers, cobblers, and leatherworkers. Prominently mentioned in Shakespeare’s “Henry V”.
Feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret, archbishop and founder, Claretians and Claretian nuns. Patron of Textile Merchants, Weavers, Savings, Catholic press, Claretian Educators, Technical and Vocational Educators.
Feast of St. John of Capistrano, Franciscan friar, preacher, Soldier Saint. Patron of Jurists. Mission San Juan Capistrano, California, known for annual Return of the Swallows.
Feast of St. Pope John Paul II, visited 129 countries in 27 years. Patron of World Youth Day, Young Catholics, Families. Canonized 4/27/14.