Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, martyr, older brother of Simon Peter, fisherman, disciple. Patron of fishermen, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, textile workers, singers, miners, pregnant women, butchers, farm workers, protection against sore throats.
Feast of St. Catherine Laboure, virgin, Marian Visionary. member, Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris, France. Originated the design of the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces. Patron of the Miraculous Medal, infirmed people and the elderly.
Feast of St. Vergil of Salzburg, Irish churchman and astronomer, abbot of Aghaboe, bishop of Ossory and later, bishop of Salzburg. He was called “the Apostle of Carinthia” and “the geometer”. Canonized in 1233.
Feast of St. John Berchmans, Belgian Jesuit. Wrote the devotion “The Little Rosary of the Immaculate Conception.” Patron of Altar Servers.
Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr. Patron of archivists, educators, lawyers, librarians, mechanics, maidens, mechanics, millers, nurses, potters, schoolchildren, secretaries, spinners, stenographers, students, tanners, theologians and unmarried girls.
Feast of St. Columbanus of Bobbio, Irish missionary, founder of many monasteries, including Luxeuil Abbey, Burgundy, France and Bobbio Abbey Piacenza, Italy, taught Celtic monastic rule. Patron of motorcyclists.
Feast of Saint Felicitas of Rome, martyr. Patron of parents of a dead child, martyrs, sterility, widows, Isca sullo Ionio, Calabria; Torricella Peligna, Chieti; and Collarmele, Aquila, in Italy.
Feast of St. Maurus, Benedictine Founder. Roman Noble, first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia. Founder Glanfeuil Abbey. Patron of cripples, cobblers, coppersmiths, shoemakers and the Azores.
Feast of St. Amelberga of Susteren, Benedictine abbess of Susteren Abbey, Netherlands. Died in 900.
Feast of St. Edmund the Martyr, King East Anglia. His shrine became the English town of Bury St. Edmund’s. Patron Saint of England, pandemics, torture victims, wolves, the Roman Catholic diocese of East Anglia, the English county of Suffolk and Douai Abbey, Toulouse, France.