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. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Megalomartyr. Patron of Thessaloniki, Siberia, soldiers, Crusades, agriculture, peasants & shepherds.
Feast of Sts. Crispin & Crispinian. Patrons of shoemakers, cobblers, and leatherworkers. Prominently mentioned in Shakespeare’s “Henry V”.
Feast of San Juan de Capistrano, Franciscan friar, preacher, Soldier Saint. Patron of Jurists. California mission of San Juan de Capistrano famous for Return of the Swallows every spring.
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.
Feast of St. John of Bridlington, Augustinian Prior at Bridlington, England. Patron of women in difficult labor, fishermen. Died in 1379.