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.
Feast of St. Walter, Benedictine hermit, abbot, founder and first abbot of the monastery of Serviliano, Ancona, Italy. Died 1250.
Feast of St. Juan Grande Román, Spanish Brother, Hospitallers of St. John of God. He founded a hospital and devoted it to the Blessed Virgin Mary, He died of the plague after tending those who suffered from it. Patron Diocese of Jerez de la Frontera.
Feast of St. Erasmus of Formia, (St. Elmo), martyr. One of the 14 Holy Helpers. Patron of sailors & abdominal pain. St. Elmo’s fire, a weather phenomenon where luminous plasma is created by a corona discharge in the atmosphere, is named after him. It is a good omen for sailors.
Feast of St. John Baptist Scalabrini, Bishop. Patron of Catholic Action, Migrants.Named the “Father of Migrants” by Pope John Paul II.