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Saint Raymond Nonnatus
1204-1240
Feast Day: August 31
Patronage:...

Happy Feast Day Saint Raymond Nonnatus 1204-1240 Feast Day: August 31 Patronage: Midwives, children, especially newborns, pregnant mother, the falsely accused, fever suffers, and obstetricians Saint Raymond’s mother died during childbirth and he was delivered by C-section, thus the name Nonnatus (meaning not born). He was a well-educated noble, called to the priesthood and entered

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Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
 590 - 651
Feast day: August 31
Patro...

Happy Feast Day Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne 590 – 651 Feast day: August 31 Patronage: Northumbria, firefighters Aidan of Lindisfarne was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. He founded a monastic cathedral on the island of Lindisfarne, served as its first bishop, and traveled ceaselessly throughout the countryside, spreading the

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Saint Edmund Arrowsmith
1585-1628
Feast Day: August 28
Saint Edm...

Happy Feast Day Saint Edmund Arrowsmith 1585-1628 Feast Day: August 28 Saint Edmund Arrowsmith, born Brian Arrowsmith, but preferred his confirmation name Edmund was a Jesuit martyr. His family suffered steadfastly for their Catholic faith through the anti-Catholic period in England. His parents were arrested when Edmund was a child. He never saw them again.

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Saint Monica
Died: 387
Feast Day: August 27  (New), May 4 (Trad)...

Happy Feast Day Saint Monica Died: 387 Feast Day: August 27 (New), May 4 (Trad) Patronage: Those who have difficult marriages, disappointing children, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness, victims of (verbal) abuse, and conversion of relatives Born in the early 300s, St. Monica is known for her perseveration in prayer. After enduring an unfaithful husband

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Saint King Louis IX of France
1214-1270
Feast day: August 25
Pat...

Happy Feast Day Saint King Louis IX of France 1214-1270 Feast day: August 25 Patronage: Architects and Monastic third orders Saint Louis IX was crowned King of France at age 12 and reigned until his death. His mother ruled the kingdom until he reached maturity and instructed him in his education and religion. Louis married

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Saint Joseph Calasanz
1557-1648
Feast Day: August 25
Patronage: ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Joseph Calasanz 1557-1648 Feast Day: August 25 Patronage: Catholic schools, colleges, universities, students Saint Joseph Calasanz, a Spanish priest, founded the Pious Schools for the poor and destitute, and the Piarist Religious Order. He was educated in canon law and theology. At first, his work flourished, but because of prejudices and

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Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
1st C.
Feast Day: August 24
Patron...

Happy Feast Day Saint Bartholomew the Apostle 1st C. Feast Day: August 24 Patronage: against neurological disease, bookbinders, butchers, shoemakers, leather workers and tanners, plasterers, Florentine cheese and salt merchants, Armenia Saint Bartholomew, one of the twelve Apostles, was introduced by St. Philip to Jesus, who said “Behold, an Israelite in whom there is no

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Saint Rose of Lima
1586-1617
Feast Day: August 23 (New), August ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Rose of Lima 1586-1617 Feast Day: August 23 (New), August 30 (Trad) Patroness of Latin America Invoked against vanity St. Rose was a very pretty and obedient girl born in Peru. She was determined to take a vow of virginity, which was opposed by her parents, who wished her to marry.

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Saint Eoghan of Ardstraw (Eugenis)
Died 618
Feast Day: August 23...

Happy Feast Day Saint Eoghan of Ardstraw (Eugenis) Died 618 Feast Day: August 23 Patron of the Diocese of Derry Saint Eoghan or Eugene of Ardstraw was born to Irish Catholics in Leinster Co. where Christianity was first established in Ireland. While he was in school in Clones, Eoghan was captured by pirates and brought

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Pope Saint Pius X
1835-1914
Feast day: August 21 (New), Septembe...

Happy Feast Day Pope Saint Pius X 1835-1914 Feast day: August 21 (New), September 3 (Trad) Patronage: First Communicants Pope St. Pius X, born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was the 257th pope of the Catholic Church, serving from 1903 to 1914. He was the first pope since Pope Pius V to be canonized. Pope Pius X

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Saint John Eudes
1601-1680
Feast day: August 19
Patronage: falle...

Happy Feast Day Saint John Eudes 1601-1680 Feast day: August 19 Patronage: fallen women and prostitutes, Diocese of Quebec and Baie-Comeau Saint John Eudes was born in Normandy, France to a farming family. He was ordained a priest in 1625 and was an eloquent preacher and confessor. Seeing a need to improve seminarian formation, he

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Saint Helen  
246 - 330
Feast Day: August 18
Patronage: archaeol...

Happy Feast Day Saint Helen 246 – 330 Feast Day: August 18 Patronage: archaeologists, converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, empresses St. Helena also was known as St. Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople was the consort of Emperor Constantius and the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. She is traditionally credited with finding the

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Saint Hyacinth
Apostle of Poland
1185-1257
Feast Day: August 17
...

Happy Feast Day Saint Hyacinth Apostle of Poland 1185-1257 Feast Day: August 17 Patronage: Lithuania, UST-College of Tourism and Hospitality, Basilica of St. Hyacinth, those in danger of drowning Saint Hyacinth was born to nobility and well educated, earning a Doctorate of Canon Law and Divinity. He received the Dominican habit from St. Dominic himself,

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Saint Roch
1295-1327
Feast day: August 16
Patronage: dogs, inval...

Happy Feast Day Saint Roch 1295-1327 Feast day: August 16 Patronage: dogs, invalids, skin rashes, invoked against the plague and pestilence Saint Roch was a French noble, orphaned at 20. Legend claims that he had a red cross birthmark on his chest. He gave all his possessions away and made a pilgrimage to Rome, where

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Saint Tarcisius
3rd Century
Feast Day: August 15
Patronage: Alta...

Happy Feast Day Saint Tarcisius 3rd Century Feast Day: August 15 Patronage: Altar Servers and First Holy Communicants St.Tarcisius is said to have been about 12 years old when he was beaten to death by a mob rather than deliver to them the Blessed Sacrament, which he was carrying to prisoners awaiting martyrdom under Valerian.

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Saint Maximilian Kolbe
1894 - 1941
Feast day: August 14
Patronag...

Happy Feast Day Saint Maximilian Kolbe 1894 – 1941 Feast day: August 14 Patronage: drug addicts, families, imprisoned people, journalists, pro-life movement St. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War

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Father Michael McGivney
1877-1890
Feast Day: August 13
Patron an...

Happy Feast Day Father Michael McGivney 1877-1890 Feast Day: August 13 Patron and Founder of the Knights of Columbus Father Michael McGivney was born in 1877 in Connecticut to Irish immigrants. He was ordained in 1877 and served the large Irish-American Community. In 1882, he started the Knights of Columbus, which provided mutual aid and

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Saint Arnold of Soissons
1040-1087
Feast Day: August 14
Patronag...

Happy Feast Day Saint Arnold of Soissons 1040-1087 Feast Day: August 14 Patronage: brewers, hop pickers, millers, music, to find lost articles Saint Arnold (Arnulf) of Soissons had been a career soldier before he became a Benedictine hermit at the Abby of St. Medard in Soissons, France, where he reluctantly accepted the role of Abbot.

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Saint Maximus the Confessor
580-662
Feast Day: August 13
Father ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Maximus the Confessor 580-662 Feast Day: August 13 Father of the Church Saint Maximus the Confessor, also known as Maximus the Theologian, was born to nobility and worked for Emperor Heraclius before he became a monk. He worked with Pope Martin I against the Monotheist heresy, the doctrine that Christ had

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Saint Jane de Chantal
1572 - 1641
Feast Day: August 12 (New), Au...

Happy Feast Day Saint Jane de Chantal 1572 – 1641 Feast Day: August 12 (New), August 21 (Trad) Patronage: forgotten people, in-law problems, loss of parents, parents separated from children, widows Born to the nobility, Jane was raised by her father after the death of her mother. Jane married at age 20, had 4 children

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St. Philomena
291 - 304
Feast Day: August 11
Patronage: children...

Happy Feast Day St. Philomena 291 – 304 Feast Day: August 11 Patronage: children, youth, babies, priests, lost causes, sterility, virgins St. Philomena’s remains were discovered in the catacombs in 1802. Her relics were eventually enshrined in Mugnano, Italy, where healing miracles immediately began to take place, and overnight she became one of the most

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Saint Clare of Assisi
1194-1253
Feast Day: August 11 (New), Augu...

Happy Feast Day Saint Clare of Assisi 1194-1253 Feast Day: August 11 (New), August 12 (Trad) Patronage: eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, embroiderers, gilders Saint Clare of Assisi, an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi, founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the

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Saint Lawrence of Rome
225-258
Feast Day: August 10
Patronage: R...

Happy Feast Day Saint Lawrence of Rome 225-258 Feast Day: August 10 Patronage: Rome, deacons, students, the poor, firefighters, brewers, comedians, librarians, winemakers, vine growers, miners, tanners, seminarians, chefs, butchers Saint Lawrence was a Roman deacon about whom little is known but because of his martyrdom massive conversions to Christianity were the result. One legend

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Saint Dominic
1170 - 1221 
Feast Day: August 8 (New), August 4 (...

Happy Feast Day Saint Dominic 1170 – 1221 Feast Day: August 8 (New), August 4 (Trad) Patronage: Astronomers, astronomy, Dominican Republic, falsely accused people, stargazing Dominic was a Spanish priest and founder of the Dominican Order. He is the patron saint of astronomy and science, a reflection of his lifelong love of learning and teaching.

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Saint Cajetan
1480-1547
Feast Day: August 7
Saint Cajetan was bo...

Happy Feast Day Saint Cajetan 1480-1547 Feast Day: August 7 Saint Cajetan was born into a noble, Venetian (Italy), family. He studied law before he became a priest at 35. These were troubled times in the church with unscrupulous and uneducated priests and the start of the Protestant revolt. Instead of leaving the Church, he

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Saint Afra
Died: 304
Feast Day: August 5
Patronage: Germany, mar...

Happy Feast Day Saint Afra Died: 304 Feast Day: August 5 Patronage: Germany, martyrs, penitent women, medicinal herbs Saint Afra originally from Cyprus, settled in Germany. She is reputed to have run a brothel in that town. During the Diocletian persecutions, a fleeing bishop hid there, converting Afra, her employees and her family. When she

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 Saint John Vianney
The Cure d'Ars
1786 - 1859
Feast Day: August...

Happy Feast Day Saint John Vianney The Cure d’Ars 1786 – 1859 Feast Day: August 4 (New), August 8 (Trad) Patronage: all priests After many obstacles and suffering, St. John Mary Vianney ( Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney) became one of the most celebrated parish priests in the Catholic Church. He fought for souls in his small town

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Saint Lydia Purpuraria
1st Century
Feast Day: August 3
Patronage...

Happy Feast Day Saint Lydia Purpuraria 1st Century Feast Day: August 3 Patronage: dyers St. Lydia was Saint Paul’s first known convert and the seller of purple cloth, as mentioned in the New Testament: On the Sabbath, we went outside the city gate along the river where we thought there would be a place of

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 Saint Raymond Nonnatus
 1204-1240
 Feast Day: August 31
 Patron...

Happy Feast Day Saint Raymond Nonnatus 1204-1240 Feast Day: August 31 Patronage: Midwives, children, especially newborns, pregnant mother, the falsely accused, fever suffers, and obstetricians Saint Raymond’s mother died during childbirth and he was delivered by C-section, thus the name Nonnatus (meaning not born). He was a well-educated noble, called to the priesthood and entered

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 Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
  590 - 651
 Feast day: August 31
 P...

Happy Feast Day Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne 590 – 651 Feast day: August 31 Patronage: Northumbria, firefighters Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. He founded a monastic cathedral on the island of Lindisfarne, served as its first bishop, and traveled ceaselessly throughout the countryside, spreading

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Happy Feast Day Saint Monica Died: 387 Feast Day: August 27 (New), May 4 (Trad) Patronage: Those who have difficult marriages, disappointing children, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness, victims of (verbal) abuse, and conversion of relatives Born in the early 300s, St. Monica is known for her… More Source All content is property of the

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Happy Feast Day Saint King Louis IX of France 1214-1270 Feast day: August 25 Patronage: Architects and Monastic third orders Saint Louis IX was crowned King of France at age 12 and reigned until his death. His mother ruled the kingdom until he reached maturity and instructed him in his education and… More Source All

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 Saint Joseph Calasanz
 1557-1648
 Feast Day: August 25
 Patrona...

Happy Feast Day Saint Joseph Calasanz 1557-1648 Feast Day: August 25 Patronage: Catholic schools, colleges, universities, students Saint Joseph Calasanz, a Spanish priest, founded the Pious Schools for the poor and destitute, and the Piarist Religious Order. He was educated in canon law and theology. At first, his work flourished, but because of prejudices and

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 Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
 1st C.
 Feast Day: August 24
 Pa...

Happy Feast Day Saint Bartholomew the Apostle 1st C. Feast Day: August 24 Patronage: against neurological disease, bookbinders, butchers, shoemakers, leather workers and tanners, plasterers, Florentine cheese and salt merchants, Armenia Saint Bartholomew, one of the twelve Apostles, was introduced by St. Philip to Jesus, who said “Behold, an Israelite in whom there is no

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 Saint John Eudes
 1601-1680
 Feast day: August 19
 Patronage: f...

Happy Feast Day Saint John Eudes 1601-1680 Feast day: August 19 Patronage: fallen women and prostitutes, Diocese of Quebec and Baie-Comeau Saint John Eudes was born in Normandy, France to a farming family. He was ordained a priest in 1625 and was an eloquent preacher and confessor. Seeing a need to improve seminarian formation, he

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 Saint Helen  
 246 - 330
 Feast Day: August 18
 Patronage: arch...

Happy Feast Day Saint Helen 246 – 330 Feast Day: August 18 Patronage: archaeologists, converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, empresses St. Helena also was known as St. Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople was the consort of Emperor Constantius and the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. She is traditionally credited with finding the

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 Saint Hyacinth
 Apostle of Poland
 1185-1257
 Feast Day: August...

Happy Feast Day Saint Hyacinth Apostle of Poland 1185-1257 Feast Day: August 16 Patronage: Lithuania, UST-College of Tourism and Hospitality, Basilica of St. Hyacinth, those in danger of drowning Saint Hyacinth was born to nobility and well educated, earning a Doctorate of Canon Law and Divinity. He received the Dominican habit from St. Dominic himself,

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 Saint Roch
 1295-1327
 Feast day: August 16
 Patronage: dogs, i...

Happy Feast Day Saint Roch 1295-1327 Feast day: August 16 Patronage: dogs, invalids, skin rashes, invoked against the plague and pestilence Saint Roch was a French noble, orphaned at 20. Legend claims that he had a red cross birthmark on his chest. He gave all his possessions away and made a pilgrimage to Rome, where

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 Saint Tarcisius
 3rd Century
 Feast Day: August 15
 Patronage: ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Tarcisius 3rd Century Feast Day: August 15 Patronage: Altar Servers and First Holy Communicants St.Tarcisius is said to have been about 12 years old when he was beaten to death by a mob rather than deliver to them the Blessed Sacrament, which he was carrying to prisoners awaiting martyrdom under Valerian.

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 Saint Maximilian Kolbe
 1894 - 1941
 Feast day: August 14
 Patr...

Happy Feast Day Saint Maximilian Kolbe 1894 – 1941 Feast day: August 14 Patronage: drug addicts, families, imprisoned people, journalists, pro-life movement St. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Jane de Chantal
 1572 - 1641
 Feast Day: August 12 (New),...

Happy Feast Day Saint Jane de Chantal 1572 – 1641 Feast Day: August 12 (New), August 21 (Trad) Patronage: forgotten people, in-law problems, loss of parents, parents separated from children, widows Born to the nobility, Jane was raised by her father after the death of her mother. Jane married at age 20, had 4 children

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 Saint Clare of Assisi
 1194-1253
 Feast Day: August 11 (New), A...

Happy Feast Day Saint Clare of Assisi 1194-1253 Feast Day: August 11 (New), August 12 (Trad) Patronage: eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, embroiderers, gilders Saint Clare of Assisi, an Italian saint and one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi, founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the

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 Saint Philomena
 291 - 304
 Feast Day: August 11
 Patronage: ch...

Happy Feast Day Saint Philomena 291 – 304 Feast Day: August 11 Patronage: children, youth, babies, priests, lost causes, sterility, virgins St. Philomena's remains were discovered in the catacombs in 1802. Her relics were eventually enshrined in Mugnano, Italy, where healing miracles immediately began to take place, and overnight she became one of the most

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Charlene Marie Richard
 Servant of God
 1947-1959
 Feast Day: August 11
 Patrona...

Charlene Marie Richard Servant of God 1947-1959 Feast Day: August 11 Patronage: Cajun people, good health, converts to Catholicism Charlene Marie Richard, the second of ten children, grew up in rural Louisiana in a family of loving, close, and faithful Catholics. At 7 years old she started praying the rosary daily and had a devotion

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 Saint Lawrence of Rome
 225-258
 Feast Day: August 10
 Patronag...

Happy Feast Day Saint Lawrence of Rome 225-258 Feast Day: August 10 Patronage: Rome, deacons, students, the poor, firefighters, brewers, comedians, librarians, winemakers, vine growers, miners, tanners, seminarians, chefs, butchers Saint Lawrence was a Roman deacon about whom little is known but because of his martyrdom massive conversions to Christianity were the result. One legend

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 Saint Dominic
 1170 - 1221 
 Feast Day: August 8 (New), August ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Dominic 1170 – 1221 Feast Day: August 8 (New), August 4 (Trad) Patronage: Astronomers, astronomy, Dominican Republic, falsely accused people, stargazing Dominic was a Spanish priest and founder of the Dominican Order. He is the patron saint of astronomy and science, a reflection of his lifelong love of learning and teaching.

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