Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, martyr, fisherman, disciple, older brother of Simon Peter. Patron of fishermen, Russia, Scotland, Ukraine, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, textile workers, singers, miners, pregnant women, butchers, farm workers, protection against sore throats.
Feast of St. Francis Fasani, Franciscan mystic, friar of the Order of Conventual Friars Minor, Master of novices, guardian of the community of friars, pastor of the town. He was elected Minister Provincial of his province in the Order. Canonized in 1986. Patron of Lucera, Italy
Feast of St. Vergil of Salzburg, Irish churchman, Benedictine bishop and astronomer, abbot of Aghaboe, bishop of Ossory and abbot of St. Peter at Salzburg and bishop of Salzburg about 765. He was called “the Apostle to the Slovenes” and “the geometer”. Canonized in 1233.
Feast of St. Cianan (Kenan), Bishop of Duleek, Ireland. A hostage given to King Leogair, studied at the monastery of St. Martin in Tours. He converted great numbers to Christianity in Connaught & Leinster & built the first stone cathedral at Danberg, (Duleek), Meath, Ireland.
Feast of St. Columbanus of Bobbio, Irish missionary, founder of many monasteries, including Luxeuil Abbey, Burgundy, France and Bobbio Abbey Piacenza, Italy, taught Celtic monastic rule. Patron of motorcyclists.
Feast of St. Maurus, Benedictine Founder. Roman Noble, first disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia. Founder Glanfeuil Abbey. Patron of cripples, charcoal burners, cobblers, coppersmiths, shoemakers & the Azores. Invoked against fever rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness & cold.
Feast of St. Amelberga of Susteren, Benedictine nun and abbess of Susteren Abbey, Netherlands. Died in 900.
Feast of St. Odo of Cluny, Benedictine Abbot, canon of the Church of St. Martin in Tours, studied philosophy under Remigius of Auxerre. Second abbot of Cluny. He enacted various reforms in the Cluniac system of France and Italy. Patron for rain.
Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess, Franciscan Tertiary. Patron of hospitals, nurses, brides, widows and the Third Order of St. Francis.
Feast of St. Hugh of Lincoln, Carthusian monk of the Grande Chartreuse, Bishop of Lincoln. Patron of sick children, sick people, shoemakers and swans.