Feast of St. Romanus of Condat, hermit, founder, Lauconne, La Balme and Condat Abbeys, France, and Romainmôtier Priory, Switzerland. Patron of drowning victims, insanity and the mentally ill.
Monthly Archives: February 2023
Feast of St. Baldomerus
Feast of St. Baldomerus, sub-deacon, monk, at the monastery of St. Justus, Lyon, France. Known for his personal piety, charity and simple living, He was a locksmith and blacksmith before becoming a monk. Patron of locksmiths.
Feast of St. Porphyry of Gaza
Feast of St. Porphyry of Gaza, hermit, Bishop of Gaza. Converted the recalcitrant pagan city of Gaza and demolishing its temples. Known through his biography, Vita Porphyrii, by Mark the Deacon. Porphyry died in 347.
Feast of St. Nestor of Magydos
Feast of St. Nestor of Magydos, Hieromartyr (Eastern Church), Bishop of Magydos, Pamphylia, Turkey. Martyred in 250.
Feast of St. Betto
Feast of St. Betto, Benedictine monk at Saint-Colombe abbey, Sens, France. Bishop of Auxerre, France in 889. Died in 918.
Feast of St. Polycarp of Smyrna
Feast of St. Polycarp of Smyrna, martyr, 2nd-century bishop of Smyrna, Turkey, disciple of Saint John the Apostle and friend of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. One of earliest Christian writers. Patron against earache and dysentery.
Feast of St. Severian
Feast of St. Severian, martyr, Bishop of Scythopolis, Palaestina Secunda, (Galilee). Attended the Council of Chalcedon, assassinated in 452.
Feast of St. Eucherius of Orleans
Feast of St. Eucherius of Orleans, Benedictine bishop of Orleans, France, nephew of Suavaric, bishop of Auxerre. Opposed Charles Martel’s confiscation of church property to fund the war against the Moors and the Battle of Tours that helped end the Islamic Expansion Era.
Feast of St. Beatus of Liébana
Feast of St. Beatus of Liébana, monk, theologian & geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria & Kingdom of Asturias, northern Spain. Monk at St. Martin de Turieno Monastery, Santander, Spain, author – “The Commentary on the Apocalypse”, a commentary on the Book of Revelation.
Feast of Fra Angelico
Feast of Fra Angelico, Dominican Friar, early Italian Renaissance painter. Born Guido di Pietro, in Vicchio, Tuscany. Patron of Artists.