Feast of St. Theodore Stratelates (Theodore of Heraclea),Roman general and martyr, venerated with the title Great-martyr. Patron of soldiers. Died in 319.
Feast of Agatha of Sicily, virgin martyr, Patron of Sicily, breast cancer patients, bakers, jewelers, martyrs, natural disasters, nurses, rape victims, single laywomen, sterility, torture victims and Zamarramala, Spain. Patron against fire, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Feast of St. Blaise, bishop, physician and martyr. Bishop of Sebastea in historical Armenia. Patron of animals, builders, drapers, choking, veterinarians, throats, infants, Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, stonecutters, carvers, and wool workers. The Blessing of Throats is today.
Feast of St. Jeanne de Lestonnac, founder, The Company of Mary Our Lady. Patron of abuse victims, people rejected by religious orders and widows.
Feast of St. Brigid of Kildare, Irish nun. Abbess, & foundress. Patron of Ireland, babies, blacksmiths, boatmen, brewers, children with abusive fathers, Clan Douglas, Florida, fugitives, infants, Leinster, nuns, poets, sailors, scholars, travelers, watermen.