Feast of St. Romanus of Condat, hermit, founder, Lauconne, La Balme and Condat Abbeys, France, and Romainmôtier Priory, Switzerland. Patron of drowning victims, the mentally ill and insanity.
Feast of St. Baldomerus, sub-deacon, monk, at the monastery of St. Justus, Lyon, France. Known for his personal piety, charity and simple living, He was a locksmith and blacksmith before becoming a monk. Patron of locksmiths.
Feast of St. Nestor of Magydos, Hieromartyr (Eastern Church), Bishop of Magydos, Pamphylia, Turkey. Martyred in 250
Feast of St. Betto, Benedictine monk at Saint-Colombe abbey, Sens, France. Bishop of Auxerre, France in 889. Died in 918.
Feast of St. Polycarp of Smyrna, martyr, 2nd-century bishop of Smyrna, Turkey, disciple of Saint John the Apostle and friend of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. One of earliest Christian writers. Patron against earache and dysentery.
Feast of St. Margaret of Cortona, Italian penitent, 3rd Order of St. Francis, born in Laviano, Perugia. Patron of hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, single laywomen, third children, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren and tramps.
Feast of St. Severian, martyr, Bishop of Scythopolis, Palaestina Secunda, (Galilee). Attended the Council of Chalcedon, assassinated in 452.
Feast of St. Eucherius of Orleans, Benedictine bishop of Orleans, France, nephew of Suavaric, bishop of Auxerre. Opposed Charles Martel’s confiscation of church property to fund the war against the Moors and the Battle of Tours that helped end the Islamic Expansion Era.
Feast of St. Beatus of Liébana, monk, theologian & geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria & Kingdom of Asturias, northern Spain. Monk at St. Martin de Turieno Monastery, Santander, Spain, he authored the Commentary on the Apocalypse, a commentary on the Book of Revelation.
Feast of Fra Angelico, Dominican Friar, early Italian Renaissance painter. Born Guido di Pietro, in Vicchio, Tuscany. Patron of Artists.