Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I, Pope and Confessor. He commissioned St. Jerome to translate the Scriptures into Latin. Died in 384.
Feast of St. Eulalia of Merida, Virgin and Martyr. Patron of Merida, Spain Oviedo, Spain; runaways; torture victims; widows. Died in 304.
Feast of St. Peter Fourier, Founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame. A native of Mirecourt, Lorraine, France, he died in 1640.
Feast of St. Macarius of Egypt, monk and hermit. Called The Lamp of the Desert. Macarius died in the year 391.
Feast of St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello, Foundress of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy. Died on December 7, 1888, canonized in 1949.
Feast of St. Nicholas Tavigli, Franciscan martyr of Jerusalem. Native of Dalmatia worked around Bosnia, among the Paterine heretics.
Feast of St. Osmund of Salisbury, England. Bishop, Patron of insanity; mental illness; paralyzed people; ruptures; toothache. Died in 1099.
Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary, co-founder, the Society of Jesus. Patron of missionaries, plague epidemics, Green Bay, WI,
Feast of St. Bibiana, Roman Virgin and Martyr. Patron of epileptics, hangovers, headaches, mental illness, single laywomen, torture victims.
Feast of St. Eligius, Bishop. Patron of metalworkers, goldsmiths, coin collectors. St. Eligius Hospital featured in 80’s television.