Feast of St. Sabinus, Bishop of Spoleto, Italy. Martyred with St. Exuperantius, Marcellus, Venustian during the Diocletianic Persecution.
Feast of St. Pope John Paul II, visited 129 countries in 27 years. Patron of World Youth Day, Young Catholics, Families. Canonized April 27, 2014.
Feast of St. Romanus the Melodist, hymnographer of 1000 compositions, some master works of religious literature. One of the greatest of Syrio-Greek hymnographers of the 6th century, during the “Golden Age” of Byzantine hymnography. Patron of church singers.
Feast of St. Bodo, Benedictine bishop of Toul, Founder Etival, Affonville, and Bonmoutier monasteries in France. Brother of St. Salaberga.
Feast of St. Aspren, First Neapolitan Bishop, cured and baptized by St. Peter. Patron of Naples, Italy and invoked against migraine.
Feast of St. Mariana de Jesús de Paredes, “the Lily of Quito”. First person to be canonized from Ecuador. Patron of Ecuador, Americas, bodily ills, loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, and sickness.
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. Hugh of Châteauneuf, Benedictine bishop and founder. Bishop of Grenoble, partisan of the Gregorian reform. Gave St. Bruno the land for the Grande Chartreuse monastery, starting the Carthusians. Patron of Grenoble, France and against headaches.
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.
Feast of St. Salvator of Horta, Franciscan lay brother from Catalonia, Spain, miracle worker. Major shirine – Church of St. Rosalie, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Died 1567. Canonized 1938.