Feast of St. Adjutor, Norman master of Vernon Sur-Seine, France. Knight of the First Crusade. Patron of swimmers, boaters, drowning victims, bargemen, yachtsmen and Vernon, France.
Monthly Archives: April 2021
Feast of St. Hugh the Great
Feast of St. Hugh the Great, Benedictine abbot. Elected abbot of Cluny Abbey, France, succeeding St. Odilo, at age 25. Patron against fever.
Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla
Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Italian physician, working mother of four. Patron of Magenta, Italy, Mothers, Physicians, Wives, Families, Unborn children, World Meeting of Families 2015 (co-patron). Died 1962. Canonized 2004.
Feast of St. Zita
Feast of St. Zita, Italian servant. Patron of domestic servants, homemakers, lost keys, people ridiculed for their piety, rape victims, single laywomen, waiters, waitresses and the Italian City of Lucca. Died 1272.
Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist
Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, author of the Second Gospel, cousin of St. Barnabas, founder, the Church of Alexandria. Patron of Barristers, Venice, Egypt and Mainar, Spain.
Feast of St. Adalbert of Prague
Feast of St. Adalbert of Prague, missionary, Bishop & Martyr. Missionary to the Hungarians, Poles, and Prussians who was martyred in his efforts to convert the Baltic Prussians to Christianity. Patron of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Prussia and the Archdiocese of Esztergom.
Feast of St. Beuno
Feast of St. Beuno (anglicized as Bono) 7th-century Welsh abbot, confessor, missionary. Born at Berriew in Powys, descended from Vortigern, king of Britain, ordained at Bangor, Wales, missionary to the kingdom of Gwynedd. Patron of sick children, against diseased cattle.
Feast of St. Agnes of Montepulciano
Feast of St. Agnes of Montepulciano, Dominican prioress in Tuscany, Italy, elected abbess at the age of twenty. Known as a miracle worker. Died 1317.
Feast of St. Pedro de San Jose Betancur
Feast of St. Pedro de San Jose Betancur, Franciscan tertiary, Spanish missionary & founder, Order of Our Lady of Bethlehem. “St. Francis of Assisi of the Americas”. 1st saint native to the Canary Islands,1st saint of Guatemala & Central America. Patron Canary Islands & Guatemala.
Feast of St. Stephen Harding
Feast of St. Stephen Harding, English Cistercian monk & abbot, one of the founders of the Cistercian Order. In 1119, he wrote the Carta Caritatis (Charter of Charity), an important document for the Cistercian Order. Died 1134. Canonized 1623.