Feast of St. Raymond of Pennafort, Spanish Dominican Friar, founder, Order of Our Lady of Ransom. Compiled the Decretals of Gregory IX. Elected the Master of the Order of Preachers by the General Chapter of 1238. Patron of Canonists. Died 1275, Barcelona, Spain.
Feast of St. Erminold of Prufening, Benedictine monk, abbot & martyr, abbot of Lorsch, later abbot of Pruffening, Germany. He became the abbot of Lorsch in 1110, abbot of Pruffening in 1117. Martyred by a member of his own monastery due to the abbot’s excessive strictness
Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, First native-born American Saint, Founder – Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, established the first free Catholic school in America (the start of the parochial school system in the U.S.). Patron of Catholic Schools, Shreveport, LA. & Maryland.
Feast of St. Basil the Great, (Basil of Caesarea) Bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor, theologian, supporter of the Nicene Creed. Patron of hospital administrators, Russia, Cappadocia, Reformers, Monks, Education, Exorcism, Liturgists. Died in 379.
Feast of Mary the Blessed Virgin, also known as Mary the Virgin, Mary Mother of God. Saint Mary is believed by many to be the greatest of all Christian saints. The Virgin Mother “was, after her Son, exalted by divine grace above all angels and men.“ Patron of all humanity.