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. Porphyry of Gaza, hermit, Bishop of Gaza. Converted the recalcitrant pagan city of Gaza and demolishing its temples. Known through his biography, Vita Porphyrii, by Mark the Deacon. Porphyry died in 347.
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. 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, author – “The Commentary on the Apocalypse”, a commentary on the Book of Revelation.
Feast of St. Hugh dei Lippi Uggucioni, Friar. One of the Seven Holy Founders of The Order of Servants of Mary (Servite Order), one of the five original mendicant orders. Hugh served as the vicar general of the Servites in Germany. Patron of the Servite Order. Died 1282.
Feast of St. Valentine, priest and martyr. Patron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages, and Beekeepers.