Feast of St. Petronilla, Roman virgin and martyr. Patron – The Dauphins of France, treaties between Popes and Frankish emperors and mountain travelers. Invoked against fever.
Monthly Archives: May 2020
Feast of St. Maximinus of Trier
Feast of St. Maximinus (Maximin) of Trier, fifth Bishop of Trier, opponent of Arianism. Patron of Trier. Invoked as protection against perjury, loss at sea and destructive rains.
Feast of St. Melangell
Feast of St. Melangell, Welsh virgin and abbess. Daughter of an Irish king became a hermit at Powys in central Wales. The prince of Powys, Brochwel Ysgithrog, granted her land to founded a community of women. She served as abbess for 37 years. Patron of hares.
Feast of St. Mariana de Jesús de Paredes
Feast of St. Mariana de Jesús de Paredes, “the Lily of Quito”. First person to be canonized from Ecuador. Patron of Ecuador, Americas, bodily ills, loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, and sickness.
Feast of St. Maria Magdalen De Pazzi
Feast of St. Maria Magdalen De Pazzi, discalced Carmelite mystic and healer. Patron of sick people, against bodily ills, against sexual temptation, against sickness. Co-patron of Naples.
Feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod
Feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod, French priest, bishop of Marseille and founder, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Patron of dysfunctional families.
Feast of Bernardino of Siena
Feast of Bernardino of Siena, (Bernardine), Italian priest, Franciscan missionary, and popular preacher “the Apostle of Italy”. Patron of Advertisers, advertising, Aquila, Italy, chest problems, Diocese of San Bernardino, California, gambling addicts and public relations work.
Feast of St. Ivo of Kermartin
Feast of St. Ivo of Kermartin, Franciscan priest in Louannec, France, Advocate of the Poor. Patron of Brittany, lawyers and abandoned children.
Feast of Theodotus of Ancyra
Feast of Theodotus of Ancyra, martyred with Thecusa, Alexandra, Claudia, Phaina, Euphrasia, Matrona and Julitta during the Diocletianic persecutions. Patron of innkeepers.
Feast of St. Thethmar
Feast of St. Thethmar, Premonstratensian canon and missionary. He was also known as Theodemar, Friend of St. Vicelinus, worked to convert the Wends, in Germany. Died 1152.