Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, Spanish knight, hermit, priest, theologian & founder, the Society of Jesus, 1st Superior General of the Jesuits in 1541. Wrote the Spiritual Exercises in 1548.  Patron of spiritual retreats, soldiers, Society of Jesus, the Diocese of Buenos Aires.

Feast of St. Peter Chrysologus

Feast of St. Peter Chrysologus (“golden-worded”), Bishop of Ravenna, Confessor and Doctor of the Church, the “Doctor of Homilies”, famous for short, inspiring homilies. Contemporary portrait is found in the mosaics of the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista in Ravenna, Italy.

Feast of St. Pantaleon

Feast of St. Pantaleon, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, martyr of Nicomedia in Bithynia during the Diocletianic Persecution. Patron of Physicians, midwives, livestock, lottery, lottery winners, invoked against headaches, locusts, witchcraft, accidents and loneliness.

Feast of St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Feast of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, O.F.M. priest, theologian, Doctor of the Church, vicar general of the Capuchins, imperial chaplain for the army of Rudolph II, Holy Roman Emperor, led the liberation of Székesfehérvár, Hungary armed only with a crucifix. Patron of Brindisi.

Feast of St. Margaret of Antioch

Feast of St. Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Patron of childbirth, pregnant women, dying people, kidney disease, peasants, exiles, falsely accused people, Lowestoft, England, Queens’ College, Cambridge, nurses, Sannat and Bormla, Malta.

Feast of St. Justa and Rufina

Feast of St. Justa and Rufina, Virgin Martyrs, potters. The two saints are highly honored in the medieval Mozarabic Liturgy. Patrons of Seville, Spain, guilds of alfareros (potters) and cacharreros (sellers of pottery), protectors of the Giralda and the Cathedral of Seville.

Feast of St. Hedwig

Feast of St. Hedwig (Jadwiga) of Poland, the first queen regnant of the Kingdom of Poland, ascended the throne at age thirteen. Married Jagiello of Lithuania. Patron of Queens and United Europe. Canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1997.