Feast of St. Velleicus of Kaiserswerth, Anglo-Saxon Benedictine abbot, disciple of St. Swithbert, evangelized Germany, abbot of Kaiserswerth on the Rhine.
Monthly Archives: August 2019
Feast of St. Hermes
Feast of St. Hermes, Martyr, mentioned in the Acts of Pope St. Alexander I. St. Hermes is invoked against mental illnesses. Died in 120.
Feast of St. Margaret the Barefooted
Feast of St. Margaret the Barefooted, wife and model of charity. Patron of brides, difficult marriages, victims of abuse, and widows. Died 1395 in San Severino, Italy.
Feast of St. Joan Elizabeth Bichier des Ages
Feast of St. Joan Elizabeth Bichier des Ages, Founder, Daughters of the Holy Cross, Sisters of St. Andrew for teaching and hospital service.
Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius
Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius, Spanish priest, theologian, confessor, synodal examiner, procurator, educator and the founder of the Pious Schools and the Piarists (Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools). Patron of Catholic Schools.
Feast of St. Rose of Lima
Feast of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, lay Dominican, first saint born in the Americas. Patron of gardeners, embroiderers, florists, India, for the resolution of family quarrels, indigenous peoples of the Americas, Peru, Philippines, against vanity, Santa Rosa, CA & Latin America.
Feast of St. Sigfrid of Wearmouth
Feast of St. Sigfrid of Wearmouth, deacon and Abbott, disciple of St. Benedict Biscop, known for his knowledge of Scripture, his temperance, and obedience. Named coadjutor abbot of Jarrow and abbot of Wearmouth on death of St. Erstwine. He died in 690.
Feast of Pope Saint Pius X
Feast of Pope Saint Pius X, Italian Pope, promoted Thomism, opposed modernism. Patron of first communicants, Catechists, pilgrims, Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA, Diocese of Des Moines, IA, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, MT, Santa Luċija, Malta, Archdiocese of Zamboanga, PI.
Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian abbot, leader in the reform of Benedictine monasticism Doctor of the Church, preached the Second Crusade. Patron of Cistercians, Burgundy, beekeepers, candle makers and the Knights Templar.
Feast of St. Ezequiél Moreno y Díaz
Feast of St. Ezequiél Moreno y Díaz, Augustinian Recollect, missionary to the Philippines, Bishop of Pinara and later Pasto, Colombia. Patron of cancer patients, Sto. Niño De Molino Parish Church – Bacoor City and Recoletos Community. Died 1906.