Feast of St. Walstan

Feast of St. Walstan, farm laborer. Walstan’s mother, St. Blitha of Martham, was a kinswoman of Æthelred the Unready. At the age of 12, Walstan began a life dedicated to farming and the care of farm animals.  Patron of farms, farmers, farmhands, ranchers and husbandry men.

Feast of St. Bernard of Montjoux

Feast of St. Bernard of Montjoux, priest and founder of a canonry and hostel at the highest point of the pass named Great St. Bernard, 8,000 feet above sea level, in 1050. Patron of mountaineers, skiers, skateboarders, and the Alps.  St. Bernard dog breed is named for him.

Feast of St. Rita of Cascia

Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, Italian Augustinian nun, widow. Patron of lost & impossible causes, sickness, wounds, marital problems, abuse, mothers and the unofficial patron saint of baseball due to a reference made to her in the 2002 film The Rookie.

Feast of Bernardino of Siena

Feast of Bernardino of Siena, (Bernardine), Italian priest, Franciscan missionary, and popular preacher “the Apostle of Italy”. Patron of Advertisers, advertising, Aquila, Italy, chest problems, Diocese of San Bernardino, California, gambling addicts and public relations work.