Feast of St. Ansovinus, Bishop and confessor, counselortoLouis the Pious, Holy Roman Emperor. Bishop of Camerino, Macerata, Marche, Italy. Patron of gardeners, invoked for good harvests. Died 840.
Feast of St. Kessog, Martyr, Prince, bishop, missionary active in the Lennox & southern Perthshire areas. Son of the king of Cashel in Ireland, he was a missionary bishop in Scotland. The Kessog oil field in the North Sea is named after the saint. Patron of Lennox and Scotland.
Feast of St. Catherine of Bologna, Italian artist, founder, abbess, cloistered nun of The Poor Clares and author Seven Spiritual Weapons Necessary for Spiritual Warfare. Patron of artists, Bologna, Italy Liberal arts and against temptations. Died 1463.
Feast of St. Drausinus of Soissons, bishop and founder.Built a monastery, 2 churches, and a convent at Soissons. Medieval legend says that to spend the night at Drausinus’ tomb made one invincible. Patron of champions and to thwart enemy plots.
Feast of St. Piran (Pyran), Fifth-century Cornish abbot and hermit. St. Piran’s Day is the national day of Cornwall. Patron of Tin miners and Cornwall, although Saint Michael and Saint Petroc also have some claim to the title.
Feast of St. Casimir of Poland, crown prince of the Kingdom of Poland. Patron of Lithuania, Poland, youth, Knights of St. John. Died 1483.
Feast of St. Katharine Drexel, American heiress, philanthropist, religious sister, educator, and founder – Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. The 2nd canonized saint born in the United States and the 1st to have been born a U.S. citizen. Patron of racial justice and philanthropy.
Feast of St. Chad of Mercia, Anglo-Saxon churchman, abbot of several monasteries, Bishop of the Northumbrians and Mercians. Patron of Mercia and astronomers. Died 672.
Feast of St. Suitbert of Kaiserwerdt, missionary bishop, founder. Apostle of the Frisians with St. Willibrord. Converted pagan in North Brabant, Gelderland, and Cleves. Patron of Germany. Died 739.