Feast of St. Drogo, penitential pilgrim, anchorite and orphan. Patron of coffee house owners, broken bones, cattle, deafness, hernias, insanity, unattractive people, bodily ills, gallstones, illness, midwives, mute people, mutes, orphans, ruptures, sheep, shepherds and sickness.
Feast of St. Hunna, “the Holy Washerwoman”, noblewoman, daughter of a duke, married to Huno of Hunnawetyer. She was devoted to the poor of Strasbourg, France. Mother of St. Deodatus of Lagny. Patron of laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen.
Feast of St. Lidwina of Schiedam, Dutch mystic. Patron of sickness, suffering, chronically ill, ice skaters, town of Schiedam, Holland. Died 1433. Canonized 1890.
Feast of St. Hermengild, son of king Leovigild of Visigothic Spain. He married Ingund, a Chalcedonian Christian, in 579. Called a” Catholic martyr rebelling against the tyranny of an Arian father” in Pope Gregory I’s Dialogues. Patron of Seville, Spain.
Feast of St. Zeno of Verona, Bishop and Martyr. A native of Mauretania (modern Morocco and Algeria), Zeno was a monk elected successor to Bishop Gricinus of Verona. He is the patron saint of fishermen, the city of Verona, newborn babies as well as children learning to speak and walk.
Feast of St. Stanislaus of Szczepanów, martyr and Bishop of Krakow. Killed by King Boleslaw II the Bold in 1079. First native Polish saint. Patron of Poland, Krakow, and moral order
Feast of St. Michael de Sanctis, Discalced Trinitarian priest from Vic, Catalonia, Spain. Twice elected superior of the monastery at Valladolid. The municipality of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, Canada, is named in his honor. Patron of cancer patients and Vic, Spain.
Feast of St. Waldetrudis, foundress, daughter of Sts. Walbert and Bertilia, Married to Madelgaire, Count of Hainault, mother of Sts. Landericus, Madalberta, Adeltrudis and Dentelin. Founded the convent of Sainte-Waudru. The city of Mons grew around it. Patron of Mons, Belgium
Feast of St. Walter of Pontoise, professor of philosophy and rhetoric before becoming a Benedictine monk at Rebais, later abbot at Pontoise. Patron of prisoners, prisoners of war, vintners, invoked against job-related stress.
Feast of St. John Baptist de la Salle, French priest, founder, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Patron of teachers.