Feast of St. Balbina of Rome, virgin martyr baptized by Pope St. Alexander, daughter of Quirinus, a Tribune in the Roman Army. Patron of Struma, Scrofulous Diseases, Goiter, Throat Diseases.
Feast of St. Leonard Muraildo, priest, leader in Catholic social work, founder of the Congregation of St. Joseph, also known as the Murialdines. In 1876 he founded the Association of the Good Press to improve Italian journalism, co-founded the newspaper The Voice of the Worker.
Feast of St. Rupert of Salzburg, Bishop, founder & missionary. Bishop of Worms, first Bishop of Salzburg and abbot of St. Peter’s in Salzburg. Took over deserted town, renamed it Salzburg. Apostle of Bavaria. Patron of Austria, Salzburg and salt miners.
Feast of St. Castulus, martyr. Chamberlain of Emperor Diocletian, hid Christians during Diocletianic Persecution. Patron of shepherds, invoked against erysipelas, lightning, horse theft, wildfires, and drowning. Died 286 AD.
Feast of St. Aldemar the Wise, Benedictine Abbot, founder & miracle worker, born in Capua, became a monk at Monte Cassino, Abbot of San Lorenzo then founded monastery of Santa Eufemia, and other monasteries in Chieti and Piceno. Buried in Bucchignano, Italy.
Feast of St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo, Spanish born lawyer & professor, chief judge of the court of Inquisition at Granada. As Archbishop of Lima, Peru, he founded schools, churches, hospitals, & 1st New World seminary. Patron of Native rights, Latin American bishops, Peru
Feast of St. Nicholas of Flue, Swiss farmer, captain, councilor, judge, member of the assembly, mystic, hermit, father of ten children. Patron of Switzerland and Pontifical Swiss Guards.
Feast of St. William of Penacorada, Benedictine founder, from the monastery of Sathgun, Leon, Spain. Fled that monastery under aattck by Saracens. Founded the monastery of Santa Maria de los Valles, later renamed San Guillermo de Penacorda.
Feast of St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and legal father of Jesus Christ. Patron of The Catholic Church, unborn children, fathers, workers, carpenters, Croatia & realtors.
Feast of St. Salvator of Horta, Franciscan lay brother from Catalonia, Spain, miracle worker. Major shirine – Church of St. Rosalie, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Died 1567. Canonized 1938.