Feast of St. Dominic del Val, Altar boy killed in Aragon, Spain, martyred at age seven. Patron of Altar boys, acolytes and choirboys.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
Feast of St. Bononius
Feast of St. Bononius, Benedictine missionary & abbot, disciple of St. Romuald. Abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Lucedo, Piedmont, Italy.
Feast of St. Velleicus
Feast of St. Velleicus, Anglo-Saxon abbot, a disciple of St. Swithbert, evangelized Germany, abbot of Kaiserswerth on the Rhine.
Feast of St. Hermes
Feast of St. Hermes, Martyr, mentioned in the Acts of Pope St. Alexander I. St. Hermes is invoked against mental illnesses. Died in 120.
Feast of St. Margaret the Barefooted
Feast of St. Margaret the Barefooted, wife and model of charity. Patron of brides, difficult marriages, victims of abuse, and widows.
Feast of St. Bichier
Feast of St. Bichier, Founded the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross, for teaching and hospital service. Died in 1838.
Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius
Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius, Founder of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools called the Scolopi or Piarists. Patron of Schools. Canonized in 1767.
Feast of St. Jane Antide Thouret
Feast of St. Jane Antide Thouret, Foundress of the Institute of the Daughters of Charity in Besancon, France in Died 1828.
Feast of St. Rose of Lima,
Feast of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, lay Dominican, first saint born in the Americas. Patron of gardeners; florists; India and Latin America.
Feast of St. Sigfrid
Feast of St. Sigfrid, Benedictine deacon and coadjutor of Wearmouth Abbey, elected abbot in 688 on the death of St. Erstwine. Died in 690.