Feast of St. Edmund the Martyr, King. His shrine became the English town of Bury St. Edmund’s. Patron of torture victims, wolves.
Feast of St. Mechtildis of Helfta, Benedictine nun and mystic. Aided St. Gertrude the Great with the Book of Special Graces. Died 1298.
Feast of St. Maria Goretti, Italian virgin-martyr. Patron of rape victims, teenage girls, modern youth, Children of Mary. Died 1902.
Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess, Franciscan Tertiary. Patron of hospitals, nurses, brides, widows & The Third Order of St. Francis.
Feast of St. Hugh of Lincoln, Carthusian monk of the Grande Chartreuse, Bishop of Lincoln. Patron of sick people, shoemakers, and swans.
Feast of St. Albert the Great, teacher, expert in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geography, and mathematics. Patron of scientists.
Feast of St. Lawrence O’Toole, Augustinian archbishop of Dublin, Ireland. Patron of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Died 1180.
Feast of St. Renatus, first Bishop of Angers, Anjou, France. One of the phallic saints invoked for fertility. Died 422
Feast of St. Martin of Tours, Bishop, founder, Abbey of Marmoutier, France. Patron of Soldiers, the poor, vintners, France, geese, horses.
Feast of St. Andrew Avellino, Theatine Theologian, friend of St. Charles Borromeo. Patron of Naples & Sicily, invoked against sudden death.