Feast of St. Jose Manyanet y Vives, Catalan priest. Founder Congregation of the Sons of the Holy Family. Died 1901, Canonized 2004.
Feast of St. Adelaide, Empress. Patron of brides, exiles, in-law problems, parents of large families, second marriages, step-parents, widows.
Feast of St. Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa, founder of the Handmaids of Charity in Brescia, Italy, in 1839. Died in 1855.
Feast of St. Spyridon of Tremithius, bishop, sheep farmer, native of Cyprus famed for his knowledge of the Bible. Patron of Potters, Corfu.
Feast of St. Lucy, or Santa Lucia, martyr, patron of the blind. Today’s Scandinavian festival of light signals the arrival of Christmastide.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in 1531. Patron of the Americas.
Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I, Pope and Confessor. He commissioned St. Jerome to translate the Scriptures into Latin. Died in 384.
Feast of St. Eulalia of Merida, Virgin and Martyr. Patron of Merida, Spain Oviedo, Spain, runaways, torture victims, widows. Died in 304.
Feast of St. Juan Diego, Mexican convert visited by the Virgin Mary. First indigenous saint from the Americas. Patron of Indigenous people.
Feast of St. Macarius of Egypt, monk and hermit. Called The Lamp of the Desert. Macarius died in the year 391.