Feast of St. Swithun

Feast of St. Swithun, Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester, chaplain to Egbert of the Saxons, tutor to Ethelwulf.  Patron of Winchester Cathedral and  .  Tradition: if it rains on St. Swithun’s bridge today, it will rain for forty days!

Feast of St. Henry

Feast of St. Henry, Holy Roman Emperor, Oblate of Saint Benedict. Married to Cunigunde of Luxembourg (later canonized), patron saint of the childless, of Dukes, the handicapped and those rejected by Religious Orders.

Feast of St. John Gaulbert

Feast of St. John Gaulbert, Florentine noble,  Abbott and founder of the Vallumbrosan Order. Patron of forest workers, foresters, park rangers, parks, Badia di Passignano, the Vallumbrosan Order, Florence, Italian Forest Corps and Brazilian forests.

Feast of St. Benedict of Nursia

Feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, father of western monasticism, wrote The Rule of Saint Benedict for monks. Patron of agricultural workers, speleologists, civil engineers, dying people, erysipelas, Europe, farmers, fever, gall stones, inflammatory disease, kidney disease & monks.