Feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Capuchin friar, Italian priest, stigmatist, mystic. Patron of Civil defense volunteers, adolescents, stress relief, January blues, Italy, Malta and Pietrelcina, Italy.
Feast of St. Matthew, former tax collector, son of Alpheus, one of the twelve Apostles, one of the four Evangelists, author of the first Gospel. Patron of Bankers.
Feast of St. Januarius (San Gennaro), Bishop of Benevento martyred during the Diocletanic persecution. Patron of blood banks, Naples, Italy and volcanic eruptions.
Feast of Joseph of Cupertino, Italian Franciscan friar and mystic. Patron of aviation, astronauts, mental handicaps, students, examinations and the City of Osimo, Italy.
Feast of St. Satyrus of Milan, Born Trier, Germany. Brother of Sts. Ambrose and Marcellina. Patron of the sacristans of the Archdiocese of Milan.
Feast of St. Vitus, Sicilian Martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers of the Church. Patron of actors, comedians, dancers, epileptics, dogs, epilepsy, oversleeping, Prague, rheumatic chorea (St, Vitus Dance), snake bites and storms.
Feast of St. John Chrysostom, (Chrysostom = golden-mouthed or eloquent), Archbishop of Constantinople and one of the most prolific authors in the early Christian Church. Patron of Constantinople, education, epilepsy, lecturers, orators and preachers.
Feast of St. Guy of Anderlecht, pilgrim. Patron of bachelors, animals with horns, epileptics, laborers, sacristans, sextons, workhorses.
Feast of St. Bodo, Benedictine bishop of Toul, Founder of Etival, Affonville, and Bonmoutier monasteries in France. Brother of St. Salaberga.
Feast of St. Menodora, virgin, martyred with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphodora. They were known as the Orphans of Bithynia. Condemned by Roman governor Frontonius, they were martyred in 311 a.d.