Feast of St. Romanus of Condat, hermit, founder, Lauconne, La Balme, & Condat Abbeys, France, and Romainmôtier Priory, Switzerland. Patron of drowning victims, the mentally ill and insanity.
Monthly Archives: February 2018
Feast of St. Baldomerus
Feast of St. Baldomerus, sub-deacon, monk, at the monastery of St. Justus, Lyon, France. Known for his personal piety, charity and simple living, He was a locksmith and blacksmith before becoming a monk. Patron of locksmiths.
Feast of St. Porphyry of Gaza
Feast of St. Porphyry of Gaza, hermit, Bishop of Gaza. Converted the recalcitrant pagan city of Gaza, and demolishing its temples. Known through his biography, Vita Porphyrii, by Mark the Deacon. Porphyry died in 347.
Feast of St. Eucherius of Orleans
Feast of St. Eucherius of Orleans, Benedictine bishop of Orleans, France, nephew of Suavaric, bishop of Auxerre. Opposed Charles Martel’s confiscation of church property to fund the war against the Moors and the Battle of Tours that helped end the Islamic Expansion Era.
Feast of St. Beatus of Liébana
Feast of St. Beatus of Liébana, monk, theologian & geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria and Kingdom of Asturias, northern Spain. Monk at St. Martin’s Monastery, Santander, Spain, he authored the Commentary on the Apocalypse, a commentary on the Book of Revelation.
Feast of St. Hugh dei Lippi Uggucioni
Feast of St. Hugh dei Lippi Uggucioni, Friar. One of the Seven Holy Founders of The Order of Servants of Mary (Servite Order), one of the five original mendicant orders. Hugh served as the vicar general of the Servites in Germany. Patron of the Servite Order. Died 1282.
Feast of St. Juliana of Nicomedia
Feast of St. Juliana of Nicomedia, virgin, daughter of an illustrious Roman named Africans, martyred during the Diocletian persecutions in 304. Patron saint of sickness.
Feast of St. Walfrid
Feast of St. Walfrid, Benedictine Abbot and founder, Abbey of Palazzuolo on Monte Verde, Italy. Born Galfrido della Gherardesca in Pisa, Italy.
Feast of St. Polyeuctus
Feast of St. Polyeuctus, Martyr, a wealthy Roman army officer converted to Christianity by St. Nearchus. Martyred at Melitene, Armenia, under Emperor Valerian. Patron of vows and treaty agreements. Died in 259
Feast of St. Julian the Hospitaler
Feast of St. Julian the Hospitaler, Patron of Boatmen, carnival workers, childless people, circus workers, clowns, ferrymen, fiddlers, hospitallers, hunters, innkeepers, jugglers, knights, murderers, pilgrims, shepherds, travelers, St. Julian’s, Malta and Macerata, Italy.