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Feast of St. Florian

Feast of St. Florian, Roman Martyr. Commander of the imperial Roman army in Noricum. Patron of Kraków, Poland, chimneysweeps, soap boilers, Upper Austria and firefighters. The Florian cross is the basis of Fire Department symbols worldwide.

Feast of St. Castulus

Feast of St. Castulus, martyr. Chamberlain of Emperor Diocletian, hid Christians during Diocletianic Persecution. Patron of shepherds, invoked against erysipelas, lightning, horse theft, wildfires, and drowning. Died 286 AD.