Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Dominican tertiary, Scholastic philosopher, theologian and a doctor of the Church. Patron diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, Europe, illness, Italy, miscarriages, sexual temptation, sick people, sickness and nurses, against fire and bodily ills.

Feast of St. Zita

Feast of St. Zita, Italian servant. Patron of domestic servants, homemakers, lost keys, people ridiculed for their piety, rape victims, single laywomen, waiters, waitresses and the Italian City of Lucca. Died 1272.

Feast of St. Beuno

Feast of St. Beuno (anglicized as Bono) 7th-century Welsh abbot, confessor, missionary. Born at Berriew in Powys, descended from Vortigern, king of Britain, ordained at Bangor, Wales, missionary to the kingdom of Gwynedd. Patron of sick children, against diseased cattle.

Feast of St. Stephen Harding

Feast of St. Stephen Harding, English Cistercian monk and abbot, one of the founders of the Cistercian Order. In 1119, he wrote the Carta Caritatis (Charter of Charity), an important document for the Cistercian Order, establishing its unifying principles.  Died 1134.  Canonized 1623.

Feast of St. Drogo

Feast of St. Drogo, penitential pilgrim, anchorite and orphan. Patron of coffee house owners, broken bones, cattle, deafness, hernias, insanity, unattractive people, bodily ills, gallstones, illness, midwives, mute people, mutes, orphans, ruptures, sheep, shepherds and sickness.

Feast of St. Hunna

Feast of St. Hunna, “the Holy Washerwoman”, noblewoman, daughter of a duke, married to Huno of Hunnawetyer.  She was devoted to the poor of Strasbourg, France. Mother of St. Deodatus of Lagny.  Patron of laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen.