Feast of St. Petronilla, Roman virgin & martyr. Patron of the dauphins of France, mountain travelers. Invoked against fever.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
Feast of St. Ferdinand III of Castile
Feast of St. Ferdinand III of Castile, Franciscan Tertiary, King of Castile. Leon, Galicia. Advanced the reconquista of Spain. Patron of engineers. Died 1252.
Feast of St. Maximinus of Trier
Feast of St. Maximinus of Trier, Bishop. Patron of Trier. Invoked as protection against perjury, loss at sea and destructive rains.
Feast of St. Bernard of Montjoux
Feast of St. Bernard of Montjoux, priest. Patron of mountaineers, skiers, skateboarders, & the Alps. St. Bernard dog breed named for him.
Feast of St. Restituta of Sora
Feast of St. Restituta of Sora, Roman virgin and martyr, one of the Martyrs of Abitinae. Patron of Lacco Ameno, island of Ischia, Italy.
Feast of St. Mariana de Paredes
Feast of St. Mariana de Paredes, “the Lily of Quito”. Patron of Ecuador; loss of parents; people rejected by religious orders; sick people
Feast of St. Maria Magdalen Dei Pazzi
Feast of St. Maria Magdalen Dei Pazzi, discalced Carmelite mystic & healer. Patron of sick people, against sexual temptation, sickness.
Feast of St. Vincent of Lerins
Feast of St. Vincent of Lerins, Gallic monk and writer. Authored the Commonitorium under the pseudonym Peregrinus. Died 445
Feast of St. William of Rochester
Feast of St. William of Rochester, Scottish baker, born in Perth, Scotland, martyred in Rochester, England. Patron of adopted children.
Feast of St. Rita of Cascia
Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, Italian Augustinian nun, widow. Patron of lost & impossible causes, sickness, marital problems, abuse.