Feast of St. Gaetano Errico, Neapolitan priest and founder, Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Patron, Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Canonized 10/12/08 by Pope Benedict XVI.
Monthly Archives: October 2018
Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus
Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus (Jude the Apostle), Martyr, one of the twelve Apostles. Patron of Armenia, desperate cases, hospitals, lost causes and the Chicago Police Department.
Feast of St. Odhran of Iona
Feast of St. Odhran of Iona, Irish abbot and founder, Latteragh Abbey, Tipperary. Companion of St. Columba. Patron saint of Waterford, Ireland, Silvermines parish, Tipperary.
Feast of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki
Feast of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Megalomartyr, one of the most important military saints, often paired with St. George. Patron of Thessaloniki, Siberia, soldiers, Crusades, agriculture, peasants & shepherds
Feast of Sts. Crispin & Crispinian
Feast of Sts. Crispin & Crispinian, martyrs during the Diocletanic persecutions. . Patrons of shoemakers, cobblers, glove makers, lace makers, saddle makers, saddlers, tanners, weavers and leatherworkers. Immortalized by Shakespeare’s St. Crispin’s Day Speech in “Henry V”.
Feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret
Feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret, archbishop & founder, Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, (Claretians). Patron of Weavers, Catholic press, Claretians Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Diocese of the Canary Islands, Technical and Vocational Educators.
Feast of St. Juan of Capistrano
Feast of St. Juan of Capistrano, Franciscan friar, preacher, Soldier Saint. In 1456 at age 70, he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade. Patron of Jurists & military chaplains, the namesake of the Franciscan missions San Juan Capistrano.
Feast of St. John of Bridlington
Feast of St. John of Bridlington, novice master, almsgiver, preacher, sub-prior, Canon and Prior – Augustinian Canons Regular community of the Priory of Bridlington. Last English saint canonized before the English Reformation. Patron of women in difficult labor and fishermen.
Feast of St. Luke
Feast of St. Luke, one of the Four Evangelists – author of the Gospel of Luke & the Acts of the Apostles. Patron of physicians, surgeons, artists, bachelors, farmers, brewers, butchers, glass makers, glaziers, lacemakers, notaries, painters, sculptors & stained glass workers.
Feast of St. Marie Magdalen Desjardin
Feast of St. Marie Magdalen Desjardin, Ursuline martyr of the French Revolution. She was guillotined in Valenciennes. Beatified in 1920.