Feast of St. Walstan

Feast of St. Walstan, farm laborer. Walstan’s mother, St. Blitha of Martham, was a kinswoman of Æthelred the Unready. At the age of 12, Walstan began a life dedicated to farming and the care of farm animals. Patron of farms, farmers, farmhands, ranchers and husbandry men.

Feast of St. Bernard of Montjoux

Feast of St. Bernard of Montjoux, priest and founder of a canonry and hostel at the highest point of the pass named Great St. Bernard, 8,000 feet above sea level, in 1050. Patron of mountaineers, skiers, skateboarders and the Alps.  St. Bernard dog breed is named for him.

Feast of St. Melangell

Feast of St. Melangell, Welsh virgin and abbess. Daughter of an Irish king, she became a hermit at Powys in central Wales. The prince of Powys, Brochwel Ysgithrog, granted her land to found a community of women. She served as abbess for 37 years. Patron of hares.

Feast of St. Rita of Cascia

Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, Italian Augustinian nun, widow. Patron of lost & impossible causes, sickness, wounds, marital problems, abuse, mothers and the unofficial patron saint of baseball due to a reference made to her in the 2002 film The Rookie.