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. Francis Fasani, Franciscan mystic, friar of the Order of Conventual Friars Minor, Master of novices, guardian of the community of friars, pastor of the town. He was elected Minister Provincial of his province in the Order. Canonized in 1986. Patron of Lucera, Italy.
Feast of St. Vergil of Salzburg, Irish churchman, Benedictine bishop and astronomer, abbot of Aghaboe, bishop of Ossory and abbot of St. Peter at Salzburg and bishop of Salzburg about 765. He was called “the Apostle to the Slovenes” and “the geometer”. Canonized in 1233.
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 (Felicity) of Rome, martyr, buried in the Cemetery of Maximus, on the Via Salaria on a 23 November. Patron of parents of a dead child, martyrs, sterility, widows, Isca sullo Ionio, Calabria, Torricella Peligna, Chieti, and Collarmele, Aquila, Italy.
Feast of St. Maurus, Benedictine Founder. Roman Noble, first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia. Founder Glanfeuil Abbey. Patron of cripples, charcoal burners, cobblers, coppersmiths, shoemakers & the Azores. Invoked against fever rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness & cold.
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.
Feast of St. Mechtildis of Hackeborn, the Nightingale of Helfta, Saxon Benedictine nun and mystic. One of the authors of the Book of Special Graces. Patron against blindness. Died 1298.