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. Catherine Laboure, virgin, Marian Visionary. member, Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris, France. Originated the design of the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces. Patron of the Miraculous Medal, infirmed people and the elderly
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. John Berchmans, Belgian Jesuit. Wrote the devotion “The Little Rosary of the Immaculate Conception.” Patron of Altar Servers.
Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr. Patron of archivists, educators, lawyers, librarians, mechanics, maidens, mechanics, millers, nurses, potters, schoolchildren, secretaries, spinners, stenographers, students, tanners, theologians and unmarried girls.
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 Saint Felicitas (Felicity) of Rome, martyr, buried in the Cemetery of Maximus, on the Via Salaria on a November 23. Patron of parents of a dead child, martyrs, sterility, widows, Isca sullo Ionio, Calabria, Torricella Peligna, Chieti and Collarmele, Aquila, Italy
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 and cold.