Feast of St. Adjutor, Norman master of Vernon Sur-Seine, France.Knight of the First Crusade. Patron of swimmers, boaters, drowning victims, bargemen, yachtsmen and Vernon, France.
Monthly Archives: April 2019
Feast of St. Catherine of Siena
Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Dominican tertiary, Scholastic philosopher, theologian and a doctor of the Church. Patron against fire, bodily ills, diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, Europe, illness, Italy, miscarriages, sexual temptation, sick people, sickness and nurses
Feast of St. Zita
Feast of St. Zita, Italian servant. Patron of domestic servants, homemakers, lost keys, people ridiculed for their piety, rape victims, single laywomen, waiters, waitresses and the Italian City of Lucca. Died 1272.
Feast of St. Paschasius Radbertus
Feast of St. Paschasius Radbertus, Carolingian theologian, Abbot of Corbie, France. Orphan left on the steps of the convent of Notre-Dame de Soissons, raised by the nuns. Known for the exegese De Corpore et Sanguine Domini, an exposition on the nature of the Eucharist.
Feast of St. Adalbert of Prague
Feast of St. Adalbert of Prague, missionary, Bishop & Martyr. Missionary to the Hungarians, Poles, and Prussians who was martyred in his efforts to convert the Baltic Prussians to Christianity. Patron of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Prussia and the Archdiocese of Esztergom.
Feast of St. Epipodius and Alexander
Feast of St. Epipodius and Alexander, martyrs. Victims of the persecution in Lyon in AD 177 during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Epipodius is the patron saint of bachelors, victims of betrayal and of torture.
Feast of St. Beuno
Feast of St. Beuno (anglicized as Bono) 7th-century Welsh abbot, confessor, missionary. Born at Berriew in Powys, descended from Vortigern, king of Britain, ordained at Bangor, Wales, missionary to the kingdom of Gwynedd. Patron of sick children, against diseased cattle.
Feast of St. Expeditus
Feast of St. Expeditus, Roman centurion in Armenia, martyred during the Diocletianic persecutions. Patron of emergencies, programmers, hackers, merchants, navigators, and against procrastination.
Feast of St. Pedro de San Jose Betancur
Feast of St. Pedro de San Jose Betancur, Franciscan tertiary, Spanish missionary & founder, Order of Our Lady of Bethlehem. “St. Francis of Assisi of the Americas”. 1st saint native to the Canary Islands,1st saint of Guatemala & Central America. Patron Canary Islands & Guatemala.
Feast of Stephen Harding
Feast of Stephen Harding, English Cistercian monk and abbot, one of the founders of the Cistercian Order. In 1119, he wrote the Carta Caritatis (Charter of Charity), an important document for the Cistercian Order, establishing its unifying principles. Died 1134. Canonized 1623.