Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, martyr, older brother of Simon Peter, fisherman, disciple. Patron of fishermen, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, textile workers, singers, miners, pregnant women, butchers, farm workers, protection against sore throats.
Feast of St. Catherine Laboure, virgin, Marian Visionary. member, Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris, France. Originated the design of the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces. Patron of the Miraculous Medal, infirmed people and the elderly
Feast of St. John Berchmans, Belgian Jesuit. Wrote the devotion “The Little Rosary of the Immaculate Conception.” Patron of Altar Servers.
Feast of St. Cianan (Kenan), Bishop of Duleek, Ireland. A hostage given to King Leogair, studied at the monastery of St. Martin in Tours. He converted great numbers to Christianity in Connaught and Leinster. Cianan built the first stone cathedral at Danberg, (Duleek), Meath, Ireland
Feast of St. Maurus, Benedictine Founder. Roman Noble, first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia. Founder Glanfeuil Abbey. Patron of cripples, charcoal burners, cobblers, coppersmiths, shoemakers and the Azores. Invoked against fever, rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness and cold.
Feast of St. Amelberga of Susteren, Benedictine nun and abbess of Susteren Abbey, Netherlands. Died in 900.
Feast of St. Edmund the Martyr, King East Anglia. His shrine became the English town of Bury St. Edmund’s. Patron saint of England, pandemics, torture victims, wolves, the Roman Catholic diocese of East Anglia, the English county of Suffolk and Douai Abbey,Toulouse, France.
Feast of St. Mechtildis (Mechtilde) of Hackeborn, the Nightingale of Helfta, Saxon Benedictine nun and mystic. One of the authors of the Book of Special Graces, promoting the devotion to the superabundant divine mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Patron against blindness.
Feast of St. Odo of Cluny, Benedictine Abbot, canon of the Church of St. Martin in Tours, studied philosophy under Remigius of Auxerre. Second abbot of Cluny. He enacted various reforms in the Cluniac system of France and Italy. Patron for rain.
Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess, Franciscan Tertiary. Patron of hospitals, nurses, brides, widows and the Third Order of St. Francis.