Feast of St. Luke, one of the Four Evangelists – author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Patron of physicians, surgeons, artists, bachelors, farmers, brewers, butchers, glass makers, glaziers, lacemakers, notaries, painters, sculptors & stained glass artists.
Feast of St. Marie Magdalen Desjardin, Ursuline martyr of the French Revolution. She was guillotined in Valenciennes. Beatified in 1920.
Feast of St. Gerard Majella, Italian Redemptorist sacristan, gardener, porter, infirmarian, and tailor. Patron of expectant mothers.
Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, Founder Discalced Carmelites. Patron of headache sufferers, Spanish Catholic Writers.
Feast of St. Colman of Stockerau, martyr. Irish pilgrim en route to the Holy Land mistaken for a spy. Patron of hanged men, horses, Austria, Melk. Invoked for husbands by marriageable girls, against hanging, plague and gout.
Feast of St. Edwin of Northumbria, Martyr King. Patron of converts, hobos, homeless people, kings, and parents of large families.
Feast of St. Gummarus, an official in the court of Pepin the Younger, King of the Franks, later a hermit at Nivesdunc. Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, difficult marriages, glove makers, hernia sufferers, separated spouses and woodcutters.
Feast of St. Gereon of Cologne, called the “Golden Saint”, Theban Legionnaire, Martyred on the Lower Rhine River at Xanten. Invoked against headaches and migraine.
Feast of St. Denis of Paris, bishop, martyr and cephalophore (martyred by beheading). The first bishop of Paris, the Apostle of France and one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Patron of France, Paris, possessed people, against frenzy, strife, hydrophobia and headaches.
Feast of St. Ywi of Lindisfarne, Northumbrian Benedictine monk and hermit at Lindisfarne Abbey, England. He was ordained a deacon by St. Cuthbert. Died in 690.