Feast of St. Ferdinand III of Castile, Franciscan Tertiary, King of Castile. Leon, Galicia. Patron of engineers. Died 1252.
Monthly Archives: May 2017
Feast of St. Maximinus of Trier
Feast of St. Maximinus of Trier, Bishop. Patron of Trier. Invoked as protection against perjury, loss at sea and destructive rains.
Feast of St. Bernard of Montjoux
Feast of St. Bernard of Montjoux, priest. Patron of mountaineers, skiers, skateboarders, & the Alps. St. Bernard dog breed named for him.
Feast of St. Melangell
Feast of St. Melangell, Welsh virgin and abbess. Daughter of an Irish king, became a hermit, founded a community of women. Patron of hares.
Feast of St. Mariana de Paredes
Feast of St. Mariana de Paredes, “the Lily of Quito”. Patron of Ecuador, loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people.
Feast of St. Maria Magdalen Dei Pazzi
Feast of St. Maria Magdalen Dei Pazzi, discalced Carmelite mystic & healer. Patron of sick people, against sexual temptation, sickness.
Feast of St. Vincent of Lerins
Feast of St. Vincent of Lerins, Gallic monk and writer. Authored the Commonitorium under the pseudonym Peregrinus. Died 445.
Feast of St. William of Rochester
Feast of St. William of Rochester, Scottish baker, born in Perth, Scotland, martyred in Rochester, England. Patron of adopted children.
Feast of St. Rita of Cascia
Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, Italian Augustinian nun, widow. Patron of lost & impossible causes, sickness, marital problems, abuse.
Feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod
Feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod, French priest and founder, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Patron of dysfunctional families.