Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian abbot, leader in the reform of Benedictine monasticism Doctor of the Church, preached the Second Crusade. Patron of Cistercians, Burgundy, beekeepers, candle makers and the Knights Templar.
Feast of St. Ezequiél Moreno y Díaz, Augustinian Recollect, missionary to the Philippines, Bishop of Pinara and later Pasto, Colombia. Patron of cancer patients, Sto. Niño De Molino Parish Church – Bacoor City and Recoletos Community. Died 1906.
Feast of St. Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit priest, lawyer, founder and writer of Basque origin.Founder of the Hogar de Cristo foundation. Patron of Chile, poor people, street children and social workers.
Feast of St. Hyacinth, Dominican missionary, “Apostle of Poland”. Preached in Poland, Pomerania, Denmark, Prussia, Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, Russia, China, and Tibet. Patron of Lithuania and St. Hyacinth’s Basilica, Chicago. Invoked by those in danger of drowning
Feast of St. Tarsicius, martyred on the Appian Way while carrying the Eucharist to imprisoned Christians. Patron of first communicants.
Feast of St. Cassian of Imola, Bishop of Brescia, teacher, Martyr. Stabbed to death by his students. Patron of schoolteachers, shorthand-writers, parish clerks, Imola & San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy, Mexico City and Las Galletas, Tenerife, Spain.
Feast of St. Euplius of Catania, deacon and Martyr, arrested for owning a copy of the Bible during the Diocletianic persecutions. Patron of Catania, Francavilla di Sicilia and Trevico Sicily
Feast of St. Clare of Assisi, founder, the Order of Saint Clare (the Poor Clares). Patron of eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry and television.
Feast of St. Lawrence of Rome, deacon martyred by Emperor Valerian. Patron of comedians, librarians, students, miners, chefs, roasters, the poor, firefighters, Rome, Canada, Sri Lanka, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Huesca, Spain, San Lawrenz, Gozo and Birgu, Malta.
Feast of St. Dominic of Caleruega, Castilian priest and founder, Dominican Order. Patron of Astronomers, astronomy, Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Valletta, Birgu (Malta), Managua and falsely accused people.