Feast of St. Sabinus, Bishop of Spoleto, Italy. Martyred with St. Exuperantius, Marcellus, Venustian during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Feast of St. Thomas Becket, Martyr, Archbishop of Canterbury. Chancellor of England under King Henry II. As archbishop of Canterbury, championed church rights over royal interests, murdered by followers of the king. Subject of the 1964 movie “Becket”. Patron – secular clergy.
Feast of St. Stephen Deacon and Protomartyr, mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. Patron of Altar Servers, casket makers, Cetona, Italy, deacons, headaches, horses, Kessel, Belgium, masons, Owensboro, Kentucky, Passau, Germany, Serbia, Republic of Srpska, and Prato, Italy.
Feast of St. Adele, widow, nun and Abbess, Grandmother of St. Gregory of Utrecht, daughter of King Dagobert II of Germany, disciple of St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany. She founded a convent at Palatiolum near Trier, Germany.
Feast of St. John Cantius (John of Kanty), Polish priest, scholastic philosopher, physicist, theologian and popular preacher. Patron of Poland, Lithuania, University of Cracow (Jagiellonian University) and the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius. Died in 1473.
Feast of St. Dominic of Silos, Benedictine monk, priest, Master of novices, prior and Abbott, Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos. Patron of captives, pregnant women, prisoners, shepherds, invoked against rabies, insects.
Feast of St. Bernard Valeara of Teramo, Bishop. A Benedictine monk at Monte Cassino Abbey, appointed Bishop of Teramo in 1115. Brother of Blessed Colomba of Mount Brancastello. Patron of Teramo, Italy.
Feast of St. Winebald, Benedictine Abbot, missionary, son of St. Richard the Pilgrim, brother of Sts. Willibald and Walburga, nephew of St. Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz. Founded the double monastery of Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm, Germany.
Feast of St. Jose Manyanet y Vives, Catalan priest. Founder Congregation of the Sons of the Holy Family and the Missionary Daughters of the Holy Family. Born Tremp, Lleida, Kingdom of Spain. Patron Sons of the Holy Family and Missionary Daughters of the Holy Family.
Feast of St. Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa, founder of the Handmaids of Charity in Brescia, Italy, in 1839. Died in 1855.