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Happy Feast Day Saint Julian of Norwich 1342-1430 Feast day: May 13 Patronage: Cats Saint Julian of Norwich, a Benedictine English mystic, lived as a recluse in her cell, with a cat most likely being her only companion. As one of the most influential writers of England, she wrote 16 Revelations of Divine Love, the

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Happy Feast Day Saint Julie Billiart 1752 – 1816 Feast day: April 8 Patronage: against poverty, bodily ills, disease Teaching was in Saint Julie Billiart’s blood. As a child, she played school and eventually started a teaching order of nuns, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. When she was a child she made short

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Happy Feast Day Saint Frances of Rome 1384 -1440 Feast Day: March 9 Patronage: Benedictine oblates, automobile drivers Frances of Rome, an Italian saint, was a wife, mother, mystic, organizer of charitable services and a Benedictine oblate who founded a religious community of oblates. With her husband’s consent St. Frances practiced continence and advanced in

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Happy Feast Day
 St. Blaise (Blase)
 Died c.316
 Feast day: February 3
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Happy Feast Day St. Blaise (Blase) Died c.316 Feast day: February 3 Patronage: throats, choking, wild animals, builders, veterinarians, infants Saint Blaise was a physician and bishop. During the persecution of Christians, he hide in the hills and cured wild animals of their illnesses. He was eventually martyred. The blessing of throats takes place on

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Agnes of Rome
 291 - 304
 Feast Day: January 21
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Happy Feast Day Saint Agnes of Rome 291 – 304 Feast Day: January 21 Patronage: Betrothed couples, chastity St. Agnes was a Roman girl who was only twelve or thirteen years old when she suffered martyrdom for her Faith. Agnes made a promise to God never to stain her purity. When the Prefect Sempronius wished

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Happy Feast Day Saint Paul the Hermit 227-342 Feast day: January 15 Patronage: basket weavers, clothing industry, hermits, weavers Saint Paul the Hermit, also called Paul of Thebes, a well educated Egyptian, was the first Christian hermit, embracing the life of solitude and penance. He fled to the desert to circumvent the Christian persecution of

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Cecilia
 2nd century 
 Feast Day: November 22
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Happy Feast Day Saint Cecilia 2nd century Feast Day: November 22 Patronage: Church music, great musicians, poets, France Cecilia’s parents arranged for her to be married to Valerian of Trastevere. Because she was focused above, she is said to have interiorly sung to Jesus while her wedding music was playing. This marked the beginning of

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Happy Feast Day Saint Padre Pio 1887 – 1968 Feast Day: September 23 Patronage: Civil defense volunteers, Catholic adolescents St. Pio of Pietrelcina, was a Capuchin Catholic priest from Italy. He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pius when he joined the Capuchins, thus he is popularly… More Source All content is property

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Happy Feast Day Saint Andrew Kim 1821-1846 Feast Day: September 20 Patronage: Korea Saint Andrew Kim was the first native-born Korean Catholic priest. He was baptized at 15, studied for the priesthood in Macau, and was ordained in Shanghai. St. Andrew was then sent back to Korea to preach,… More Source All content is property

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Happy Feast Day Saint Peter Claver 1581-1654 Feast Day: September 9 Patronage: Missionary work, black missions, slaves, against slavery, race relations, African Americans, inter-racial justice, foreign missions, against slavery Saint Peter Claver, a Spanish Jesuit was inspired by St. Alphonsus… More Source All content is property of the owner, unless otherwise specified. This content is

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Lawrence of Rome
 225-258
 Feast Day: August 10
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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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Happy Feast Day
 Blessed Titus Brandsma
 1881-1942
 Feast Day: July 27
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Happy Feast Day Blessed Titus Brandsma 1881-1942 Feast Day: July 27 Patronage: Catholic Journalist, tobacconist, Friesland Blessed Titus Brandsma was a Carmelite martyr at the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. He had a Doctorate in Philosophy, taught at various universities and was an advisor to Catholic journalists. He was imprisoned for speaking against the spread

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Margaret of Antioch
 3rd C.
 Feast day: July 20
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Happy Feast Day Saint Margaret of Antioch 3rd C. Feast day: July 20 Patronage: childbirth, pregnancy, backache, kidney disease, sterility, dying people, against the devil, exiles, falsely accused martyrs, nurses Saint Margaret of Antioch's life is shrouded in legend. When her father, a pagan priest, found out that Margaret converted to Christianity, he cast her

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Oliver Plunkett
 1625 - 1681
 Feast Day: July 1
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Happy Feast Day Saint Oliver Plunkett 1625 – 1681 Feast Day: July 1 Patronage: Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland Born in Ireland, he studied for the priesthood in Rome and was ordained there in 1654. After some years of teaching and service to the poor of Rome, he was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland.

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