Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Dominican tertiary, Scholastic philosopher, theologian, doctor of the Church. Patron diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, Europe, illness, Italy, miscarriages, sexual temptation, sick people, sickness and nurses, against fire and bodily ills.
Monthly Archives: April 2022
Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla
Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Italian physician, working mother of four. Patron of Magenta, Italy, Mothers, Physicians, Wives, Families, Unborn children, World Meeting of Families 2015 (co-patron). Died 1962. Canonized 2004.
Feast of St. Zita
Feast of St. Zita, Italian servant. Patron of domestic servants, homemakers, lost keys, people ridiculed for their piety, rape victims, single laywomen, waiters, waitresses and the Italian City of Lucca. Died 1272.
Feast of St. Paschasius Radbertus
Feast of St. Paschasius Radbertus, Carolingian theologian, Abbot of Corbie, France. Orphan left on the steps of the convent of Notre-Dame de Soissons, raised by the nuns. Known for the exegese De Corpore et Sanguine Domini, an exposition on the nature of the Eucharist.
Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist
Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, author of the Second Gospel, cousin of St. Barnabas, founder, the Church of Alexandria. Patron of Barristers, Venice, Egypt and Mainar, Spain
Feast of St. William Firmatus
Feast of St. William Firmatus, Norman Hermit, pilgrim, physician & canon at Saint-Venance, France. He was noted for his love of wildlife & unusual level of communication he seemed to have with animals.Venerated at Mortain, Savigny & Mantilly, France. Patron against headache.
Feast of St. Adalbert of Prague
Feast of St. Adalbert of Prague, missionary, Bishop & Martyr. Missionary to the Hungarians, Poles, and Prussians who was martyred in his efforts to convert the Baltic Prussians to Christianity. Patron of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Prussia and the Archdiocese of Esztergom.
Feast of St. Epipodius and Alexander
Feast of St. Epipodius and Alexander, martyrs. Victims of the persecution in Lyon in AD 177 during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Epipodius is the patron saint of bachelors, victims of betrayal and of torture.
Feast of St. Beuno
Feast of St. Beuno (anglicized as Bono) 7th-century Welsh abbot, confessor, missionary. Born at Berriew in Powys, descended from Vortigern, king of Britain, ordained at Bangor, Wales, missionary to the kingdom of Gwynedd. Patron of sick children, against diseased cattle.
Feast of St. Agnes of Montepulciano
Feast of St. Agnes of Montepulciano, Dominican prioress in Tuscany, Italy, elected abbess at the age of twenty. Known as a miracle worker. Died 1317.