Feast of St. Peter Canisius

Feast of St. Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit, Doctor of the Church, “Second Apostle of Germany”, the first Dutchman to join the Society of Jesus, he lead the Jesuits in restoring the Church after the Protestant Reformation. Patron of the Catholic press and Germany.

Feast of St. Lucy

Feast of St. Lucy (Santa Lucia), martyr, died during the Diocletianic Persecution. Patron the blind, martyrs, Perugia & Syracuse, Italy, Mtarfa, Malta, epidemics, salesmen, throat infections and writers. Today’s Scandinavian festival of light signals the arrival of Christmastide.