Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, martyr, older brother of Simon Peter, fisherman, disciple. Patron of fishermen, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, textile workers, singers, miners, pregnant women, butchers, farm workers, protection against sore throats.
Feast of St. Francis Fasani, Franciscan mystic, friar of the Order of Conventual Friars Minor, Master of novices, guardian of the community of friars, pastor of the town. He was elected Minister Provincial of his province in the Order. Canonized in 1986. Patron of Lucera, Italy.
Feast of St. Catherine Laboure, virgin, Marian Visionary. member, Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris, France. Originated the design of the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces. Patron of the Miraculous Medal, infirmed people and the elderly.
Feast of St. John Berchmans, Belgian Jesuit. Wrote the devotion “The Little Rosary of the Immaculate Conception.” Patron of Altar Servers.
Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr. Patron of archivists, educators, lawyers, librarians, mechanics, maidens, mechanics, millers, nurses, potters, schoolchildren, secretaries, spinners, stenographers, students, tanners, theologians and unmarried girls.
Feast of St. Cianan (Kenan), Bishop of Duleek, Ireland. A hostage given to King Leogair, studied at the monastery of St. Martin in Tours. He converted great numbers to Christianity in Connaught & Leinster & built the first stone cathedral at Danberg, (Duleek), Meath, Ireland.
Feast of St. Columbanus of Bobbio, Irish missionary, founder of many monasteries, including Luxeuil Abbey, Burgundy, France and Bobbio Abbey Piacenza, Italy, taught Celtic monastic rule. Patron of motorcyclists.
Feast of St. Maurus, Benedictine Founder. Roman Noble, first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia. Founder Glanfeuil Abbey. Patron of cripples, charcoal burners, cobblers, coppersmiths, shoemakers & the Azores. Invoked against fever rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness & cold.
Feast of St. Amelberga of Susteren, Benedictine nun and abbess of Susteren Abbey, Netherlands. Died in 900.
Feast of St. Mechtildis (Mechtilde) of Hackeborn, the Nightingale of Helfta, Saxon Benedictine nun and mystic. One of the authors of the Book of Special Graces, promoting the devotion to the superabundant divine mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Patron against blindness.