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 and Throat Diseases.
Feast of St. Gwynllyw Milwr (Gwynllyw Farfog), Welsh King of Gwynllwg, husband of St. Gwladys (Gladys), father of St. Cadoc the Wise, St. Cynidr, St. Bugi and St. Egwine. Patron of pirates, soldiers and Newport, Wales.
Feast of St. Venturino of Bergamo, Dominican preacher and missionary crusader. Helped organize a crusade against the Turks. Died 1346
Feast of St. Rupert of Salzburg, Bishop, founder and 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. Benvenutus Scotivoli, Franciscan bishop, archdeacon of Ancona, bishop of Osimo, Italy. Educated at the University of Bologna.
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, Belgium, Croatia, realtors, against doubt and hesitation, and of a happy death.
Feast of St. Patrick, well-known patron of Ireland. Also feast of St. Gertrude of Nivelles. Patron of travelers, gardeners, & cats.
Feast of St. Louise de Marillac, co-founder, (with Saint Vincent de Paul), the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Patron of disappointing children, loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, social workers, Vincentian Service Corps and widows
Feast of St. Matilda, wife, King Henry I of Germany (Henry the Fowler). Mother of three sons, Otho, Emperor, Henry, Duke of Bavaria, and St. Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne. She is buried in St. Servatius Church, Quedlinburg Abbey. Patron parents of large families.