Category Archives: Saint of the Day

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, Italian Dominican priest, Doctor of the Church, philosopher, theologian, jurist, the father of Thomism.  Patron of Academics, book sellers, Catholic academies, schools, universities, chastity, learning, pencil makers, publishers and students.

Feast of St. Paula of Rome

Feast of St. Paula of Rome, married Toxotius, had 5 children, Blaesilla, Paulina, Eustochium, Toxotius, and Rufina. Widowed, built a hospice, monastery and a convent with St. Jerome in the Holy Land.  Patron of widows, Order of St. Jerome, monks and nuns.

Feast of St. Dwynwen

Feast of St. Dwynwen, daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog, credited with the saying: “Nothing wins hearts like cheerfulness”.  Welsh patron saint of lovers, making her the Welsh equivalent of St. Valentine. She is also the patron saint of sick animals.

Feast of St. Marianne Cope

Feast of St. Marianne Cope, O.S.F. (St. Marianne of Molokai).  American nun born in Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany. Superior General, Sisters of St Francis of Syracuse, NY.   Worked with lepers on Molokai. Patron of Hawai’i, lepers, those with HIV/AIDS.

Feast of St. Agnes of Rome

Feast of St. Agnes of Rome, virgin and martyr. She rests below the high altar of Sant’Agnese fuori le Mura, (Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Wall) Rome, Italy. Patron of chastity, gardeners, girls, engaged couples, rape survivors, virgins and the Children of Mary. Died in 304.

Feast of St. Sebastian

Feast of St. Sebastian, Martyr. He served in the Praetorian Guard to protect Emperor Diocletian. Shot with arrows, recovered by Irene of Rome and nursed back to health. He was later beaten to death. Patron of soldiers, athletes, archers and against plague.