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.
Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus, brother of St. James the Less, 1 of the 12 Apostles. Patron of Desperate Cases & the Chicago Police Department.
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.
Feast of Sts. Crispin & Crispinian, twins martyred c. 286. Crispin famous for St. Crispin’s Day Speech in Shakespeare’s play Henry V about the Battle of Agincourt..
Feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret, Claretian archbishop & founder, Claretians. Patron of Weavers, Savings, Technical & Vocational Educators.
Feast of St. John of Capistrano, Franciscan friar, preacher, Soldier Saint. Patron of Jurists. California mission San Juan de Capistrano famous for the 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.