Feast of St. Adjutor, Norman master of Vernon Sur-Seine, France. Knight of the First Crusade. Patron of swimmers, boaters, drowning victims. Died 1131.
Monthly Archives: April 2015
Feast of St. Hugh the Great
Feast of St. Hugh the Great, Benedictine abbot. Elected abbot of Cluny Abbey, France, succeeded St. Odilo at twenty-five. Attended the Council of Reims. Patron against fever.
Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla
Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Italian physician, working mother of four. Patron of mothers, physicians, & unborn children. Died 1962.
Feast of St. Zita
Feast of St. Zita, patron of domestic servants, homemakers, lost keys, rape victims, single laywomen, waiters, & waitresses. Died 1272.
Feast of St. Franca Visalta
Feast of St. Franca Visalta, Cistercian nun & foundress. Born in Piacenza, Italy, entered St. Syrus Benedictine Convent at 7, later elected abbess, Died 1218.
Feast of St. Anianus
Feast of St. Anianus, Bishop and aide of St. Mark. The second Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt. Patron of Cobblers.
Feast of St. William Firmatus
Feast of St. William Firmatus, Hermit, pilgrim, physician and canon at Saint-Venance, France. Patron Against headache.
Feast of St. Adalbert of Prague
Feast of St. Adalbert of Prague, Bishop and Martyr. Killed evangelizing the Prussians of Pomerania Patron of Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, and Prussia.
Feast of St. Alexander
Feast of St. Alexander, Martyr and missionary. Patron saint of bachelors, victims of betrayal and of torture. Died 178.
Feast of St. Froduiphus
Feast of St. Froduiphus, Benedictine hermit, disciple of St. Madericus, a monk at Autun, France. Fled to the Cote d’Or by Saracen invasion.