Feast of St. Botulph of Thorney, English missionary, monk and abbot, brother of St. Adulph. Patron saint of travelers and farming. Boston is abbreviation of Botolphston (Botolph’s town).
Feast of St. Crescentia, martyr at Lucania, companion of St. Vitus. Patron of actors, comedians, Czechoslovakia, dancers, dogs, epilepsy, oversleeping, Prague, Czech Republic, rheumatic chorea (Saint Vitus Dance), snake bites, storms, Zeven, Lower Saxony and E Clampus Vitus.
Feast of St. Lotharius of Séez, Benedictine bishop, founder of Saint-Loyer-des-Champs Monastery in the forest of Argentan, France. Bishop of Séez, France for thirty-two years. Died 756
Feast of St. Onouphrius, hermit, one of the Desert Fathers. Patron of weavers, jurists, and Centrache, Italy.
Feast of St. Barnabas, Prophet, Disciple, Martyr. He appears in the Acts of the Apostles and in several of St. Paul’s epistles. Martyred at Salamis, Cyprus, in 61 A.D. Patron of Cyprus, Antioch, against hailstorms, invoked as a peacemaker.
Feast of St. Bogumilus, Archbishop, founder, hermit. Studied in Paris, France. Founded Cistercian abbey at Koronowo, Poland. Archbishop of Gniezno, then joined the Camaldolese hermits at Uniedow, Poland. Patron of Gniezno. Died 1182.
Feast of St. Columba (Colmcille), Irish abbot, founder and missionary, one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. Founded Iona abbey. Patron of Derry, bookbinders, poets, Ireland, Scotland, against floods.
Feast of St. Landulf of Yariglia, Benedictine Bishop of Asti, Italy. He studied at the Benedictine monastery of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro in Pavia and joined Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan, on the Crusade of 1101. Landulf was elected Bishop of Asti in 1105.
Feast of St. Marcellin Champagnat, French Priest and Founder, The Marist Brothers of the Schools (the Little Brothers of Mary). Patron of Education and Teachers. Died 1840. Canonized in 1999.
Feast of St. Boniface of Mainz, First archbishop of Mainz, the “Apostle of the Germans”, reformer of the Frankish church, and creator papal and Carolingian family alliance. Patron of brewers, World Youth Day & Fulda, Germany.