Feast of St. Balbina of Rome, virgin martyr baptized by Pope St. Alexander, daughter of Quirinus, a Tribune in the Roman Army. Patron of Struma, Scrofulous Diseases, Goiter and Throat Diseases.
Feast of St. Leonard Muraildo, priest, leader in Catholic social work, founder of the Congregation of St. Joseph, also known as the Murialdines. In 1876 he founded the Association of the Good Press to improve Italian journalism, co-founded the newspaper The Voice of the Worker.
Feast of St. Gwynllyw Milwr (Gwynllyw Farfog), Welsh King of Gwynllwg, husband of St. Gwladys (Gladys), father of St. Cadoc the Wise, St. Cynidr, St. Bugi and St. Egwine. Patron of pirates, soldiers and Newport, Wales
Feast of St. Venturino of Bergamo, Dominican preacher and missionary crusader. Helped organize a crusade against the Turks. Died 1346.
Feast of St. Rupert of Salzburg, Bishop, founder and missionary. Bishop of Worms, first Bishop of Salzburg and abbot of St. Peter’s in Salzburg. Took over a deserted town, renamed it Salzburg. Apostle of Bavaria. Patron of Austria, Salzburg and salt miners.
Feast of St. Castulus, martyr. Chamberlain of Emperor Diocletian, hid Christians during Diocletianic Persecution. Patron of shepherds, invoked against erysipelas, lightning, horse theft, wildfires, and drowning. Died 286 AD.
Feast of Saint Lucy Filippini, founder, Religious Teachers Filippini. founded schools for young women, especially the poor. Died 1732.
Feast of St. Aldemar the Wise, Benedictine Abbot, founder and miracle worker, born in Capua, became a monk at Monte Cassino, Abbot of San Lorenzo, founded monastery of Santa Eufemia, and other monasteries in Chieti and Piceno. Buried in Bucchignano, Italy.
Feast of St. Benvenutus Scotivoli, Franciscan bishop, archdeacon of Ancona, bishop of Osimo, Italy. Educated at the University of Bologna.
Feast of St. Nicholas of Flue, Swiss farmer, captain, councilor, judge, member of the assembly, mystic, hermit, father of ten children. Patron of Switzerland and Pontifical Swiss Guards.