Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Saint George

Saint George

Also known as
Victory Bringer
Memorial
23 April (Roman Catholic)
3 November (Russian Orthodox)
fourth Sunday in June (Malta)
third Sunday in July (Gozo)

patron saint of Amersfoort, Netherlands patron saint of Appignano del Tronto, Italy patron saint of Aragon patron saint of agricultural workers patron saint of archers patron saint of Arcole, Italy patron saint of armourers patron saint of Beirut, Lebanon patron saint of Boy Scouts patron saint of butchers patron saint of Canada patron saint of Cappadocia patron saint of Carpeneto, Italy patron saint of Catalonia patron saint of cavalry patron saint of Cerreto Grue, Alessandria, Italy patron saint of chivalry patron saint of Constantinople patron saint of Crusaders patron saint of England (by Pope Benedict XIV) patron saint of equestrians patron saint of Ethiopia patron saint of farmers patron saint of Ferrara, Italy patron saint of field hands patron saint of field workers patron saint of Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany patron saint of Genoa, Italy patron saint of Georgia patron saint of Germany patron saint of Gozo, Malta patron saint of Greece patron saint of Haldern, Germany patron saint of Heide, Germany patron saint of herpes patron saint of Hone, Italy patron saint of horsemen patron saint of horses patron saint of husbandmen patron saint of Istanbul patron saint of knights patron saint of lepers patron saint of leprosy patron saint of Limburg, Germany, diocese of patron saint of Lithuania patron saint of Malta patron saint of Modica, Sicily, Italy patron saint of Moscow, Russia patron saint of Nerola, Italy patron saint of Order of the Garter patron saint of Palestine patron saint of Palestinian Christians patron saint of plague patron saint of Portugal patron saint of Ptuj, Slovenia patron saint of Qormi, Malta patron saint of Riano, Italy patron saint of riders saddle makers saddlers Senj, Croatia patron saint of sheep patron saint of shepherds patron saint of skin diseases patron saint of skin rashes patron saint of soldiers patron saint of syphilis patron saint of Teutonic Knights patron saint of Venice, Italy patron saint of Victoria, Gozo, Malta

Saint Martin of Tours

Saint Martin of Tours

Also known as
Martin the Merciful
The Glory of Gaul
Memorial
11 November

patron saint against impoverishment patron saint against poverty patron saint of alcoholism patron saint against alcoholism patron saint of beggars patron saint of Beli Manastir, Croatia patron saint of Buenos Aires, Argentina patron saint of Burgenland patron saint of cavalry patron saint of Dieburg, Germany patron saint of Edingen, Germany patron saint of equestrians patron saint of Foiano della Chiana, Italy patron saint of France patron saint of geese patron saint of horse men patron saint of horses patron saint of hotel-keepers patron saint of innkeepers patron saint of Kortijk-Dutsel, Belgium patron saint of Mainz, Germany, diocese of patron saint of Olpe, Germany patron saint of Pietrasanta, Italy patron saint of Pontifical Swiss Guards patron saint of quartermasters patron saint of reformed alcoholics patron saint of riders patron saint of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany, diocese of patron saint of soldiers patron saint of tailors patron saint of vintners patron saint of Virje, Croatia patron saint of wine growers patron saint of wine makers patron saint of Wissmannsdorf, Germany

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Also known as
Inigo Lopez de Loyola
Memorial
31 July

Patron saint of Basque country; Patron saint of diocese of Bilbao, Spain; Patron saint of Bizkaia, Spain; Gipuzkoa, Spain; Guipuscoa, Spain; Guipúzcoa, Spain; Patron saint of Jesuit Order; Patron saint of Jesuits; Patron saint of military ordinariate of the Philippines; retreats; Patron saint of Society of Jesus; Patron saint of soldiers; Spiritual Exercises (by Pope Pius XI); Vizcaya, Spain

Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian

Memorial
20 January

Patronage
Patron saint against plague, Patron saint of archers, Patron saint of armourers, Patron saint of arrowsmiths, Patron saint of athletes, Patron saint of Bacolod, Philippines, diocese of, Patron saint of bookbinders, Patron saint of Bracciano, Italy, Patron saint of Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Patron saint of Cropani, Italy, Patron saint of diseased cattle, Patron saint of dying people, Patron saint of enemies of religion, Patron saint of fletchers, Patron saint of gardeners, Patron saint of Grondona, Italy, Patron saint of gunsmiths, Patron saint of Huelva, Spain, Patron saint of Hünxe, Germany, Patron saint of iron mongers, Patron saint of lace makers, Patron saint of lace workers, Patron saint of lead workers, Patron saint of masons, Patron saint of Palma, Mallorca, Spain, Patron saint of plague victims, Patron saint of police officers, Patron saint of Pontifical Swiss Guards, Patron saint of Qormi, Malta, Patron saint of racquet makers, Patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Patron saint of Rocca Priora, Italy, Patron saint of San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Patron saint of soldiers, Patron saint of Spanish police officers, Patron saint of stone masons, Patron saint of stonecutters, Tarlac, Philippines, diocese of,

Michael the Archangel

Michael the Archangel
Memorial
29 September
8 May - Apparition of Saint Michael and Protector of Cornwall

Patronage
patron saint against temptations, patron saint of ambulance drivers, patron saint of Argao, Cebu, Philippines, patron saint of artists, patron saint of bakers,patron saint of bankers, patron saint of banking, patron saint of Basey, Samar, Philippines,
patron saint of battle, patron saint of boatmen, patron saint of Brecht, Belgium, patron saint of Brussels, Belgium, patron saint of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, patron saint of Caltanissett, Sicily, Italy, patron saint of Castel Madama, Italy, patron saint of Cerveteri, Italy, patron saint of Coimbatore, India, diocese of, patron saint of Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel, patron saint of coopers, patron saint of knights, patron saint of mariners, patron saint of milleners, patron saint of Mobile, Alabama, archdiocese of, patron saint of Naranjito, Puerto Rico, patron saint of Papua, New Guinea, patron saint of paramedics, patron saint of paratroopers, patron saint of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, diocese of, patron saint of police officers, patron saint of Puebla, Mexico, patron saint of radiologists, patron saint of radiotherapists, patron saint of sailors, patron saint of San Angelo, Texas, diocese of, patron saint of San Miguel, Iloilo, Philippines, patron saint of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, patron saint of Sant'Angelo Romano, Italy, patron saint of Saracinesco, Italy, patron saint of Seattle, Washington, archdiocese of, patron saint of security forces, patron saint of security guards, patron saint of Sibenik, Croatia, patron saint of sick people, patron saint of Siegburg Abbey, patron saint of soldiers, patron saint of Spanish police officers, patron saint of Springfield, Massachusetts, diocese of, patron saint of storms at sea, patron saint of swordsmiths, patron saint of Umbria, Italy, patron saint of watermen, patron saint of Zeitz, Germany ,

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And you, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premisesof all its undesirables, look with kindly and professionaleyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

Current Cardinal Deacons

Cardinal Deacons
Medina Estévez, Jorge Arturo-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- Aged 81
*Castrillón Hoyos, Dario-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Clergy -- Aged 78
Antonetti, Lorenzo-- President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See -- Aged 85
*Stafford, James Francis-- Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary -- Aged 75
Cheli, Giovanni-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Workers -- Aged 89
Cacciavillan, Agostino-- President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See -- Aged 81
*Sebastiani, Sergio-- President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See -- Aged 77
*Grocholewski, Zenon-- Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education -- Aged 68
*Saraiva Martins, José, CMF-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints -- Aged 76
Mejía, Jorge María-- Retired Archivist and Librarian of the Holy See -- Aged 85
*Kasper, Walter-- President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity -- Aged 75
Tucci, Roberto, SJ-- President Emeritus of Radio Vaticana -- Aged 87
Dulles, Avery, SJ-- Theologian -- Aged 89
*Tauran, Jean-Louis-- President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue -- Aged 65
*Martino, Renato Raffaele-- President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace -- Aged 75
*Marchisano, Francesco-- Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica -- Aged 78
*Herranz, Julian-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Interpretation of Legislative Texts -- Aged 78
*Lozano Barragán, Javier-- President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers -- Aged 75
*Nicora, Attilio-- President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See -- Aged 71
Cottier, George Marie Martin, OP-- Theologian Emeritus of the Papal Household -- Aged 86
Spidlik, Tomas, SJ-- Priest -- Aged 88
Nagy, Stanislas, SCI-- Priest -- Aged 86
*Levada, William Joseph-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- Aged 71
*Rodé, Franc, CM-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life -- Aged 73
*Vallini, Agostino-- Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura -- Aged 68
Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Andrea-- Archpriest of the Pontifical Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls -- Aged 82
Dery, Peter Poreku-- Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale -- Aged 89
Vanhoye, Albert, SJ-- Rector Emeritus of the Pontifical Biblical Institute -- Aged 84
*Sandri, Leonardo-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches -- Aged 64
*Foley, John Patrick-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications -- Aged 72
*Lajolo, Giovanni-- President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State -- Aged 73
*Cordes, Paul Josef-- President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum -- Aged 73
*Comastri, Angelo-- Archpriest of the Pontifical Basilica of St Peter in the Vatican -- Aged 64
*Rylko, Stanislaw-- President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity -- Aged 62
*Farina, Raffaele, SDB-- Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church -- Aged 74
Coppa, Giovanni-- Apostolic Nuncio -- Aged 82
Navarrete Cortés, Urbano, SJ-- Former Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University -- Aged 87
Betti, Umberto, OFM-- Former Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University -- Aged 86

Total Cardinal Deacons: 38

* indicates those Cardinals who are currently electors.

Current Cardinal Priests

Cardinal Priests
Kim Sou-hwan, Stephen-- Archbishop Emeritus of Seoul -- Aged 85
Sales, Eugênio de Araújo-- Archbishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro -- Aged 87
Aponte Martinez, Luis-- Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico -- Aged 85
Arns, Paulo Evaristo, OFM-- Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo -- Aged 86
Baum, William Wakefield-- Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary -- Aged 81
Cé, Marco-- Patriarch Emeritus of Venice -- Aged 82
Corripio Ahumada, Ernesto-- Archbishop Emeritus of Mexico -- Aged 88
Macharski, Franciszek-- Archbishop Emeritus of Krakow -- Aged 80
*Kitbunchu, Michael Michae-- Archbishop of Bangkok -- Aged 79
do Nascimento, Alexandre-- Archbishop Emeritus of Luanda -- Aged 83
*Danneels, Godfried-- Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels -- Aged 74
*Williams, Thomas Stafford-- Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington -- Aged 78
Martini, Carlo Maria, SJ-- Archbishop Emeritus of Milan -- Aged 81
*Glemp, Józef-- Archbishop Emeritus of Warsaw -- Aged 78
*Meisner, Joachim-- Archbishop of Cologne -- Aged 74
Lourdusamy, D. Simon-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches -- Aged 84
Innocenti, Antonio-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy -- Aged 92
Obando Bravo, Miguel, SDB-- Archbishop Emeritus of Managua -- Aged 82
Mayer, Paul Augustin, OSB-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- Aged 96
*Vidal, Ricardo J.-- Archbishop of Cebu -- Aged 77
Gulbinowicz, Henryk Roman-- Archbishop Emeritus of Wroclaw -- Aged 84
Tomko, Jozef-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples -- Aged 84
Deskur, Andrzej Maria-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications -- Aged 84
*Poupard, Paul-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture -- Aged 77
Wetter, Friedrich-- Archbishop Emeritus of Munich und Freising -- Aged 80
Piovanelli, Silvano-- Archbishop Emeritus of Florence -- Aged 84
*Simonis, Adrianus Johannes-- Archbishop of Utrecht -- Aged 76
*Law, Bernard Francis-- Archpriest of the Patriarchal Liberian Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome -- Aged 76
*Biffi, Giacomo-- Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna -- Aged 79
Martínez Somalo, Eduardo-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life -- Aged 81
Silvestrini, Achille-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches -- Aged 84
Falcão, José Freire-- Archbishop Emeritus of Brasilia -- Aged 82
*Giordano, Michele-- Archbishop Emeritus of Naples -- Aged 77
dos Santos, Alexandre José Maria, OFM-- Archbishop Emeritus of Maputo -- Aged 84
Canestri, Giovanni-- Archbishop Emeritus of Genoa -- Aged 89
Pimenta, Simon Ignatius-- Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay -- Aged 88
Clancy, Edward Bede-- Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney -- Aged 84
Szoka, Edmund Casimir-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State -- Aged 80
Paskai, László, OFM-- Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest -- Aged 80
*Tumi, Christian Wiyghan-- Archbishop of Douala -- Aged 77
Margéot, Jean-- Bishop Emeritus of Port-Louis -- Aged 92
*López Rodriguez, Nicolás de Jesús-- Archbishop of Santo Domingo -- Aged 71
*Mahony, Roger Michael-- Archbishop of Los Angeles -- Aged 72
Bevilacqua, Anthony Joseph-- Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia -- Aged 84
Saldarini, Giovanni-- Archbishop Emeritus of Turin -- Aged 83
Daly, Cahal Brendan-- Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh -- Aged 90
*Ruini, Camillo-- Vicar General of Rome -- Aged 77
Korec, Ján Chryzostom, SJ-- Bishop Emeritus of Nitra -- Aged 84
*Schwery, Henri-- Bishop Emeritus of Sion -- Aged 75
*Sterzinsky, Georg Maximilian-- Archbishop of Berlin -- Aged 72
*Vlk, Miloslav-- Archbishop of Prague -- Aged 75
*Shirayanagi, Peter Seiichi-- Archbishop Emeritus of Tokyo -- Aged 79
Suárez Rivera, Adolfo Antonio-- Archbishop Emeritus of Monterrey -- Aged 81
*Ortega y Alamino, Jaime Lucas-- Archbishop of San Cristóbal de la Habana -- Aged 71
*Darmaatmadja, Julius Riyadi, SJ-- Archbishop of Jakarta -- Aged 73
Wamala, Emmanuel-- Archbishop Emeritus of Kampala -- Aged 81
*Keeler, William Henry-- Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore -- Aged 77
*Turcotte, Jean-Claude-- Archbishop of Montréal -- Aged 71
Carles Gordó, Ricardo María-- Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona -- Aged 81
*Maida, Adam Joseph-- Archbishop of Detroit -- Aged 78
*Puljic, Vinco-- Archbishop of Vrhbosna -- Aged 62
Razafindratandra, Armand Gaétan-- Archbishop Emeritus of Antananarivo -- Aged 82
Pham Dình Tung, Paul Joseph-- Archbishop Emeritus of Hà Nôi -- Aged 88
*Sandoval Íñiguez, Juan-- Archbishop of Guadalajara -- Aged 75
Swiatek, Kazimierz-- Archbishop Emeritus of Minsk-Mohilev -- Aged 93
Tonini, Ersilio-- Archbishop Emeritus of Ravenna-Cervia -- Aged 93
*De Giorgi, Salvatore-- Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo -- Aged 77
Araújo, Serafim Fernandes de-- Archbishop Emeritus of Belo Horizonte -- Aged 83
*Rouco Varela, Antonio María-- Archbishop of Madrid -- Aged 71
*Ambrozic, Aloysius Matthew-- Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto -- Aged 78
*Tettamanzi, Dionigi-- Archbishop of Milan -- Aged 74
*Pengo, Polycarp-- Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam -- Aged 63
*Schönborn, Christoph, OP-- Archbishop of Vienna -- Aged 63
*Rivera Carrera, Norberto-- Archbishop of México -- Aged 65
*George, Francis Eugene, OMI-- Archbishop of Chicago -- Aged 71
Shan Kuo-his, Paul, SJ-- Bishop Emeritus of Kaohsiung -- Aged 84
Laghi, Pio-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education -- Aged 85
Cassidy, Edward Idris-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity -- Aged 83
Sánchez, José T.-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy -- Aged 88
Noè, Virgilio-- Archpriest Emeritus of the Vatican Basilica -- Aged 86
Angelini, Fiorenzo-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers -- Aged 91
Poggi, Luigi-- Archivist and Librarian Emeritus of the Holy Roman Church -- Aged 90
Furno, Carlo-- Archpriest Emeritus of the Patriarchal Basilica of St Mary Major -- Aged 86
Agustoni, Gilberto-- Prefect Emeritus of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura -- Aged 85
Jaworski, Marian-- Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins -- Aged 81
*Pujats, Janis-- Archbishop of Riga -- Aged 77
*Sepe, Crescenzio-- Archbishop of Naples -- Aged 64
González Zumárraga, Antonio José-- Archbishop Emeritus of Quito -- Aged 83
*Dias, Ivan-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples -- Aged 72
*Agnelo, Geraldo Majella-- Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia -- Aged 74
*Rubiano Sáenz, Pedro-- Archbishop of Bogotá -- Aged 75
*McCarrick, Theodore Edgar-- Archbishop Emeritus of Washington DC -- Aged 77
Connell, Desmond-- Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin -- Aged 82
*Backis, Audrys Juozas-- Archbishop of Vilnius -- Aged 71
*Errázuriz Ossa, Francisco Javier, Schönstatt-- Archbishop of Santiago de Chile -- Aged 74
*Terrazas Sandoval, Julio, CSsR-- Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra -- Aged 72
*Napier, Wilfrid Fox, OFM-- Archbishop of Durban -- Aged 67
*Rodríguez Maradiaga, Oscar Andrés, SDB-- Archbishop of Tegucigalpa -- Aged 65
Agré, Bernard-- Archbishop Emeritus of Abidjan -- Aged 82
*Cipriani Thorne, Juan Luis-- Archbishop of Lima -- Aged 64
Álvarez Martínez, Francisco-- Archbishop Emeritus of Toledo -- Aged 82
*Hummes, Cláudio, OFM-- Archbishop of São Paulo -- Aged 73
Vithayathil, Varkey, CSsR-- Major-Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars -- Aged 80
*Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, SJ-- Archbishop of Buenos Aires -- Aged 71
*Policarpo, José da Cruz-- Patriarch of Lisbon -- Aged 72
*Poletto, Severino-- Archbishop of Turin -- Aged 75
*Murphy-O'Connor, Cormac-- Archbishop of Westminster -- Aged 75
*Egan, Edward Michael-- Archbishop of New York -- Aged 76
*Husar, Lubomyr-- Major Archbishop of Kiev of the Ukrainians -- Aged 75
*Lehmann, Karl-- Bishop of Mainz -- Aged 71
Honoré, Jean-- Archbishop Emeritus of Tours -- Aged 87
*Scola, Angelo-- Patriarch of Venice -- Aged 66
*Okogie, Anthony Olubumni-- Archbishop of Lagos -- Aged 71
*Panafieu, Bernard-- Archbishop Emeritus of Marseilles -- Aged 77
*Zubeir Wako, Gabriel-- Archbishop of Khartoum -- Aged 67
*Amigo Vallejo, Carlos, OFM-- Archbishop of Seville -- Aged 73
*Rigali, Justin Francis-- Archbishop of Philadelphia -- Aged 73
*O'Brien, Keith Michael Patrick-- Archbishop of St Andrew's and Edinburgh -- Aged 70
*Scheid, Eusebio Oscar, SCI-- Archbishop of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro -- Aged 75
*Antonelli, Ennio-- Archbishop of Florence -- Aged 71
*Bertone, Tarcisio, SDB-- Secretary of State of Vatican City -- Aged 73
*Turkson, Peter Kodwo Appiah-- Archbishop of Cape Coast -- Aged 59
*Toppo, Telesphore Placidus-- Archbishop of Ranchi -- Aged 68
*Pell, George-- Archbishop of Sydney -- Aged 66
*Bozanic, Josip-- Archbishop of Zagreb -- Aged 59
*Pham Minh Mán, Jean-Baptiste-- Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City -- Aged 73
*Quezada Toruño, Rodolfo-- Archbishop of Guatemala City -- Aged 76
*Barbarin, Philippe-- Archbishop of Lyon -- Aged 57
*Erdö, Peter-- Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest -- Aged 55
*Ouellet, Marc, PSS-- Archbishop of Quebec -- Aged 63
*Urosa Savino, Jorge Liberato-- Archbishop of Caracas -- Aged 65
*Rosales, Gaudencio Borbon-- Archbishop of Manila -- Aged 75
*Ricard, Jean-Pierre-- Archbishop of Bordeaux -- Aged 63
*Cañizares Llovera, Antonio-- Archbishop of Toledo -- Aged 62
*Cheong Jin-Suk, Nicholas-- Archbishop of Seoul -- Aged 76
*O'Malley, Sean Patrick, OFM Cap-- Archbishop of Boston -- Aged 63
*Dziwisz, Stanislaw-- Archbishop of Krakow -- Aged 69
*Caffara, Carlo-- Archbishop of Bologna -- Aged 69
*Zen Ze-Kiun, Joseph, SDB-- Bishop of Hong Kong -- Aged 76
*Garcia-Gasco Vicente, Agustín-- Archbishop of Valencia -- Aged 77
*Brady, Sean Baptist-- Archbishop of Armagh -- Aged 68
*Martínez Sistach, Lluís-- Archbishop of Barcelona -- Aged 71
*Vingt-Trois, André-- Archbishop of Paris -- Aged 65
*Bagnasco, Angelo-- Archbishop of Genoa -- Aged 65
*Sarr, Théodore-Adrien-- Archbishop of Dakar -- Aged 71
*Gracias, Oswald-- Archbishop of Bombay -- Aged 63
*Robles Ortega, Francisco-- Archbishop of Monterrey -- Aged 59
*DiNardo, Daniel Nicholas-- Archbishop of Galveston-Houston -- Aged 58
*Scherer, Odilo Pedro-- Archbishop of São Paulo -- Aged 58
*Njue, John-- Archbishop of Nairobi -- Aged 63
Karlic, Estanislao Esteban-- Archbishop Emeritus of Paraná -- Aged 82

Total Cardinal Priests: 151
* indicates those Cardinals who are currently electors.

Current Cardinal Bishops

Cardinal Bishops:
Sodano, Angelo-- Emeritus Secretary of State of Vatican City -- Aged 80
Gantin, Bernardin-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops -- Aged 85
Etchegaray, Roger-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace -- Aged 85
*López Trujillo, Alfonso-- President of the Pontifical Council for the Family -- Aged 72
*Re, Giovanni Battista-- Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops -- Aged 74
*Arinze, Francis-- Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- Aged 75
Sfeir, Nasrallah Pierre-- Patriarch of Antioch for Maronites -- Aged 87
Ghattas, Stephanos II-- Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria of the Copts -- Aged 88
*Daoud, Ignace Moussa I-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches -- Aged 77
Delly, Emmanuel III-- Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans -- Aged 80

Total Cardinal Bishops (including Patriarch-Cardinals): 10
* indicates those Cardinals who are currently electors.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Also known as
Angelic Doctor
Doctor Angelicus
Doctor Communis
Great Synthesizer
The Dumb Ox
The Universal Teacher
Memorial
28 January

patron saint of academics, patron saint against storms, patron saint against lightning, patron saint of apologists, patron saint of Belcastro, Italy, patron saint of book sellers, patron saint of Catholic academies, patron saint of Catholic schools
Catholic universities, patron saint of chastity, patron saint of colleges, patron saint of Falerna, Italy, patron saint of learning, patron saint of lightning, patron saint of pencil makers, patron saint of philosophers, patron saint of publishers, patron saint of scholars, patron saint of schools, patron saint of storms, patron saint of students, patron saint of theologians, patron saint of universities, patron saint of University of Vigo

Saint Ambrose of Milan

Saint Ambrose of Milan

Also known as
The Honey Tongued Doctor
Ambrogio
Memorial
7 December

patron saint of bee keepers
patron saint of bees
patron saint of candlemakers
patron saint of chandlers
patron saint of domestic animals
patron saint of French Commissariat
patron saint of learning
patron saint of Milan, Italy, archdiocese of
patron saint of Milan, Italy, city of
patron saint of schoolchildren
patron saint of students
patron saint of wax melters
patron saint of wax refiners

Saint Albert the Great

Saint Albert the Great

Also known as
Albertus Magnus
Doctor Expertus
Doctor Universalis
Memorial
15 November


patron saint of archdiocese of Cincinnati Ohio; patron saint of medical technicians; patron saint of natural sciences; patron saint of philosophers; patron saint of schoolchildren; patron saint of scientists; patron saint of students; patron saint of students of theology; patron saint of World Youth Day


Prayer to Saint Albertus Magnus

Dear Scientist and Doctor of the Church, natural science always led you to the higher science of God. Though you had an encyclopedic knowledge, it never made you proud, for you regarded it as a gift of God. Inspire scientists to use their gifts well in studying the wonders of creation, thus bettering the lot of the human race and rendering greater glory to God. Amen.

Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Also known as
Joseph of Copertino
the Flying Friar
Joseph Desa
Memorial
18 September

Patron saint of air crews,
Patron saint of air travellers
Patron saint of aircraft pilots
Patron saint of astronauts
Patron saint of aviators
Patron saint of Cupertino, Italy
Patron saint of flyers
Patron saint of paratroopers
Patron saint of students
Patron saint of test takers

Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony of Padua

Also known as
Antonio da Padova
Evangelical Doctor
Memorial
13 June

Anthony's wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan. Priest.

Patron Saint against barrenness, Patron Saint against shipwrecks, Patron Saint against starvation, Patron Saint against starving, Patron Saint of Amantea, Italy, Patron Saint of American Indians, Patron Saint of amputees, Patron Saint of animals,
Patron Saint of Anzio, Italy, Patron Saint of asses, Patron Saint of boatmen,
Patron Saint of Brazil, Patron Saint of Beaumont, Texas, diocese of, Patron Saint of Cianciana, Agrigento, Italy, Patron Saint of domestic animals, Patron Saint of Dorado, Puerto Rico, Patron Saint of elderly people, Patron Saint of expectant mothers, Patron Saint of faith in the Blessed Sacrament, Patron Saint of Favara, Italy, Patron Saint of Ferrazzano, Italy, Patron Saint of fishermen, Patron Saint of harvests, Patron Saint of horses, Patron Saint of Lisbon, Portugal, Patron Saint of lost articles, Patron Saint of lower animals, Patron Saint of mail, Patron Saint of mariners, Patron Saint of Masbate, Philippines, diocese of, Patron Saint of oppressed people, Patron Saint of Padua, Italy, Patron Saint of paupers, Patron Saint of poor people, Patron Saint of Portugal, Patron Saint of pregnant women, Patron Saint of sailors, Patron Saint of San Fulgencio, Spain, Patron Saint of Sandia Indian Pueblo, Patron Saint of seekers of lost articles, Patron Saint of shipwrecks, Patron Saint of starvation, Patron Saint of starving people, Patron Saint of sterility, Patron Saint of swineherds, Patron Saint of Tigua Indians, Patron Saint of travel hostesses, Patron Saint of travellers, Patron Saint of watermen

Friday, April 11, 2008

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Also known as
Katherine of Alexandria
Memorial
25 November
removed from the calendar and cultus suppressed in 1969

Patron Saint of Aalsum, Netherlands, Patron Saint of apologists, Patron Saint of craftsmen who work with a wheel (potters, spinners, etc.), Patron Saint of archivists, Patron Saint of attornies, Patron Saint of barristers, Patron Saint of Camerata Picena, Italy, Patron Saint of Dumaguete, Philippines, diocese of, Patron Saint of dying people,Patron Saint of educators, Patron Saint of girls, Patron Saint of Heidesheim am Rhein, Germany, Patron Saint of jurists, Patron Saint of knife grinders, Patron Saint of knife sharpeners,Patron Saint of Kuldiga, Latvia, Patron Saint of lawyers, Patron Saint of librarians,Patron Saint of libraries, Patron Saint Patron Saint of Mähring, Germany, Patron Saint of maidens, Patron Saint of mechanics, Patron Saint of millers, Patron Saint of nurses, Patron Saint of old maids, Patron Saint of philosophers, Patron Saint of potters, Patron Saint of preachers, Patron Saint of scholars, Patron Saint of schoolchildren, Patron Saint of scribes, Patron Saint of secretaries, Patron Saint of spinners, Patron Saint of spinsters, Patron Saint of stenographers, Patron Saint of students, Patron Saint of tanners, Patron Saint of teachers, Patron Saint of theologians, Patron Saint of turners, Patron Saint of University of Paris, Patron Saint of unmarried girls, Patron Saint of wheelwrights, Patron Saint of Zejtun, Malta, Patron Saint of Zurrieq, Malta

Blessed Virgin Mary

Memorials
1 January - Mary, Mother of God
21 January - Our Lady of Altagracia
23 January - Espousal of the Virgin Mary
24 January - Madonna del Pianto (Our Lady of Tears)
2 February - Purification of Mary
4 February - Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt
11 February - Our Lady of Lourdes
12 February - Madonna del Pilerio
25 March - Annunciation by Saint Gabriel
25 April - Our Lady of Good Counsel (at Genazzano)
26 April - Our Lady of Good Counsel (elsewhere)
13 May - Our Lady of Fatima
13 May - Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament
24 May - Mary, Help of Christians
31 May - Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces
31 May - Visitation
3 June - Our Lady of the Holy Letter
9 June - Mary, Virgin Mother of Grace
27 June - Our Lady of Perpetual Help
2 July - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
16 July - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
17 July - Humility of the Blessed Virgin Mary
2 August - Our Lady of the Angels
5 August - Our Lady of the Snow
5 August - Our Lady of Copacabana
13 August - Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners
15 August - Assumption into Heaven
21 August - Our Lady of Knock
22 August - Immaculate Heart of Mary
22 August - Queenship of Mary
8 September - Nativity of Mary
8 September - Our Lady of Charity
8 September - Our Lady of Meritxell
8 September - Our Lady of Covadonga
8 September - Our Lady of Victories
12 September - Most Holy Name of Mary
15 September - Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
24 September - Our Lady of Mercy
24 September - Our Lady of Walsingham
1 October - Holy Protection of the Mother of God
7 October - Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
11 October - Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
12 October - Our Lady of Pilar
16 October - Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
11 November - Patronage of Our Lady
21 November - Presentation of Mary at the Temple
2 December - Our Lady of Liesse
2 December - Our Lady, Cause of Our Joy
8 December - Mary's Immaculate Conception
12 December - Our Lady of Guadalupe
18 December - Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Moveable Feasts
The Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin - Friday in Passion Week
Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles - Saturday after Ascension
Our Lady, Health of the Sick - Saturday before the last Sunday in August
Our Lady of Consolation - Saturday after the Feast of Saint Augustine (28 August)
Mary, Mother of Divine Providence - Saturday before 3rd Sunday of November

Patron saint of diocese of Aachen, Germany Patron saint of Aarle, Nederlands Patron saint of Acadians Patron saint of Africa (declared by Cardinal Lavigerie in 1876) against epidemics against flooding against lightning against storms archdiocese of Agra, India Patron saint of air crews Patron saint of aircraft Patron saint of pilots Patron saint of Alabama Patron saint of Alaska Alava, Spain Albania diocese of Albany, New York Alezio, Italy Algeria Allumiere, Italy Almería, Spain diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania Americas Andali, Italy Andorra Andorran security forces Angola (21 Novemer 1984) Apostleship of the Sea Arabia Argentina Argentinian Air Force Argentinian Army Argentinian military chaplains Arizona Arkansas diocese of Armidale, Australia armies of Jalisco Army of the Andes diocese of Arundel and Brighton, England Asturias, Spain archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia Attard, Malta diocese of Austin, Texas Australia Australian military chaplains Austria Avezzano, Italy aviators Balzan, Malta Banyalbufar, Spain Barcelona, Spain diocese of Balanga, Philippines archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland diocese of Banjul, Gambia Barletta, Italy Bassignana, Italy diocese of Bathurst, Canada Belgian air crews Belgium diocese of Belleville, Illinois Benidorm, Alicante, Spain Bicol, Philippines bicycle riders bicyclists bikers Bilbao, Spain Birkirkara, Malta archdiocese of Birmingham, England diocese of Bismark, North Dakota Patron saint of blood donors boatmen bodily ills Bolivia Bolivian navy Bolzano, Italy Botricello, Italy Brazil diocese of Brooklyn, New York builders diocese of Burlington, Vermont diocese of Buxar, India Cajuns diocese of Calgary, Alberta, Canada city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada California diocese of Camden, New Jersey Camillians Canada Cantalupo Ligure, Italy Carlopoli, Italy Casaleggio Boiro, Italy Catemaco Veracruz, Mexico Central Africa Central America Ceylon diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina Chartres, France diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming Chiaravalle Centrale, Catanzaro, Italy archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois Patron saint of childbirth Chile Chilean army Chilean navy China diocese of Chittagong, Bangladesh Cidra, Puerto Rico Cistercian Order clothworkers Patron saint of coffee house keepers coffee house owners archdiocese of Cologne, Germany Colombia Colorado diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado Connecticut construction workers Patron saint of cooks coopers diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas Corsica Cosenza, Italy
Costa Rica Cotia, Brazil Cremolino, Italy
diocese of Crookston, Minnesota Cuba Curinga, Italy cyclists Delaware archdiocese of Denver, Colorado diocese of Des Moines, Iowa archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh Dingli, Malta distillers District of Columbia diocese of Dodge City, Kansas Dolores, Philippines Dominican Republic Donostia, Spain drapers diocese of Duluth, Minnesota Dundee, Scotland diocese of East Anglia Ecuador Ecuadorian Army El Salvador (10 October 1966) diocese of Elphin, Ireland England enlightenment Enna, Sicily epidemics Equatorial Guinea (25 May 1986) diocese of Essen, Germany Estonia Estremadura, Spain diocese of Evansville Indiana Extremadura, Spain Exeter College, Oxford Falconara Marittima, Italy
diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts diocese of Fargo North Dakota Fgura, Malta fish dealers fishermen fishmongers flooding Florida flyers Foligno, Italy Forli, Italy Fornalutx, Spain diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Indiana France archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany French air crews diocese of Gallup, New Mexico diocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas Gambia diocese of Gaylord, Michigan Georgia Germany Ghajnsielem, Gozo, Malta Gharb, Gozo, Malta Ghaxaq, Malta Gibraltar goldsmiths Granada, Spain diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska Greece diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico Guam Guatemala Gudja, Malta Guidonia Montecelio, Italy Gzira, Malta Haiti Hal Ghaxaq, Malta archdiocese of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada diocese of Hallam, England harness makers Hawaii diocese of Hildesheim, Germany Holsbeek, Belgium Hondarribia, Spain Honduras diocese of Honolulu Hawaii human race Hungary Idaho diocese of Imus, Philippines India Indiana Iowa Ireland prelature of Isabela de Basilian, Philippines Ispica, Sicily Italy Ix-Xaghra, Gozo, Malta Jamaica Japan diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri diocese of Johannesburg, South Africa apostolic vicariate of Jolo, Philippines Kansas archdiocese of Kansas City Kansas diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri Kea Island Greece diocese of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa Kentucky Kercem, Malta diocese of Khulna, Bangladesh Korea Kretinga, Lithuania La Ceja del Tambo, Antioquia, Colombia diocese of Lafayette, Indiana diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana lamp makers Lampedusa e Linosa, Italy
diocese of Lancaster, England diocese of Lansing, Michigan diocese of Laoag, Philippines Lebanon diocese of Leeds, England diocese of Legazpi, Philippines Lesotho lightning diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska Livonia Logroño, Spain Louisiana Luxembourg Maine Malaga, Spain diocese of Malolos, Philippines Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines mariners Marsa, Malta Marsaxlokk, Malta Maryland Massachusetts Mellieha, Malta Menorca, Spain Merizo, Guam Messina, Italy Mesocco, Switzerland diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey Mexico Mgarr, Malta archdiocese of Miami, Florida Michigan diocese of Middlesbrough, England Minnesota Mississippi Missouri archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama Molfetta, Italy Montana diocese of Monterey, California archdiocese of Montreal, Canada Morlupo, Italy Mosta, Malta motherhood motorcyclists Mqabba, Malta diocese of Nashville Tennessee navigators Naxxar, Malta Nebraska needle makers Nettuno, Italy Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana city of New Orleans Louisiana diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota New York New Zealand news dealers Nicaragua Nigeria North Carolina North Dakota archdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines nuns Oaxaca, Mexico Obado Bulacan, Phillipines Oblate vocations Oceania diocese of Ogdensburg, New York Ohio Oklahoma Order of the Servants of the Sick Oregon diocese of Orlando, Florida Oruro, Bolivia eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles for Maronites diocese of Oudtshoorn, South Africa archdiocese of Ozamiz, Philippines diocese of Palm Beach, Florida Panama Paola, Malta Paraguay Pasig, Philippines Pennsylvania diocese of Peoria, Illinois Pergamino, Agentina Petit Goave, Haiti archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Phillipines military ordinariate of the Philippines diocese of Phoenix Arizona Pietà, Malta pin makers diocese of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Poggio a Caiano, Italy Pojoaque Indian Pueblo Poland diocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India diocese of Port Elizabeth, South Africa diocese of Portland Maine archdiocese of Portland Oregon Portugal potters diocese of Providence Rhode Island diocese of Pueblo Colorado Puerto Rico Puerto Vallarta Mexico Qrendi, Malta; Quebec, Canada; diocese of Quilon, India Racalmuto, Sicily; Ragalna, Sicily; Reggio Calabria, Italy; archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan; diocese of Reno, Nevada; restauranteurs; Rhode Island; ribbon makers; diocese of Rockford, Illinois Sa Cabaneta, Spain; diocese of Sacramento, California; sailors; diocese of Salina, Kansas; diocese of San Bernardino, California; diocese of San Fernando, Philippines; San Fulgencio, Spain; San Gwann, Malta; apostolic vicariate of San Jose, Philippines; San Pawl il-Bahar, Malta; diocese of Sandburst, Victoria; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; diocese of Savannah, Georgia; Savona Italy; archdiocese of Seattle, Washington; Senglea, Malta; diocese of Shanghai, China; diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana; silk workers; silversmiths; diocese of Sioux City, Iowa; Skiathos Island, Greece; Sliema, Malta; Slovakia; soldiers of the United States; South Africa (15 March 1952); South Carolina; South Dakota; archdiocese of Southwark, England; Spain; Spanish air crews; Spanish architects; Spanish infantry; Spanish police officers; diocese of Speyer, Germany; diocese of Spokane. Washington; diocese of Springfield, Illinois; Sri Lanka; diocese of Steubenville, Ohio; storms; Subbiano, Italy; Swieqi, Malta; Switzerland; diocese of Syracuse, New York Tagbilaran, Philippines, city of; Tanzania (8 December 1964); tapestry workers; Tarxien, Malta; Tennessee; Teutonic Knights; Texas; tile makers; Toa Alto, Puerto Rico; diocese of Toledo, Ohio; Torrevieja, Spain; diocese of Townsville, Australia; Trapani, Sicily; travellers; diocese of Trenton, New Jersey; diocese of Trier, Germany; Tunisia; Tuscany, Italy; diocese of Tyler, Texas Uganda; diocese of Umtata, South Africa; United States; upholsterers; Uruguay; Utah Valencia; Valletta, Malta; eparchy of Van Nuys, Arizona; Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; Venezuela; Venezuelan National Guard; diocese of Venice, Florida; Vermont; Viareggio, Italy; Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela; Victoria, Gozo, Malta; Viet Nam; diocese of Virac, Philippines; Virginia; virgins; Vitoria, Brazil Washington; watermen; West Virginia; diocese of Winona, Minnesota; Wisconsin; diocese of Wichita, Kansas; Wyoming Xghajra, Malta yachtsmen; Ypres, Belgium Zabbar, Malta; Zacatecas, Mexico; Zalaszabar, Hungary; archdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines; Zamboanga City, Philippines; Zebbug, Gozo, Malta; Zia Indian Pueblo

Saint Trophimus of Arles

TROPHIMUS of Arles

Memorial
29 December (Roman calendar); 4 January (Greek calendar)

Patron Saint against drought; Patron Saint of Arles, Patron Saint of France; Patron Saint of children

Saint Swithun

SWITHUN

Also known as
Saint Swithin; Svithin
Memorial
2 July; 15 July (translation of relics)

Patron Saint of drought relief, Patron Saint of Stavenger England, Patron Saint of Winchester England

Saint Swithun's day, if thou dost rain,
For forty days it will remain;
Saint Swithun's day, if thou be fair,
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.

Saint Solange of Bourges

Saint Solange of Bourges

Also known as
Solange of Berry
Solangia of Bourges
Solange of Bourges of Genevieve du Berry
Memorial
10 May

patron saint of Berry, France
patron saint of Bourges, France
patron saint of drought relief
patron saint for rain
patron saint of rape victims
patron saint of shepherdesses
patron saint of shepherds

Saint Hermengild

Saint Hermengild

Memorial
13 April

Patron Saint against drought; Patron Saint against flood; Patron Saint against thunderstorms; Patron Saint of converts

Saint Heribert of Cologne

Saint Heribert of Cologne

Also known as
Herbert of Cologne
Memorial
16 March

Patron Saint against drought
Patron Saint for rain

Saint Eulalia of Barcelona

Also known as
Auzalie of Barcelona; Eulalie of Barcelona; Occille of Barcelona; Olacie of Barcelona; Olaille of Barcelona; Olaire of Barcelona
Memorial
12 February

patron saint against drought; patron saint of Barcelona, Spain; patron saint of cathedral of Barcelona; patron saint of boatmen; patron saint of mariners; patron saint of safe sailing; patron saint of safe seafaring; patron saint of sailors; patron saint of watermen

Saint Catald of Taranto

Saint Catald of Taranto

Also known as
Cataldus of Taranto
Cathal of Taranto
Cattaldo of Taranto
Memorial
10 May

Patron Saint against blindness
Patron Saint against drought
Patron Saint against epilepsy
Patron Saint against hernias
Patron Saint against paralysis
Patron Saint against plague
Patron Saint against storms
Patron Saint of blind people
Patron Saint of drought relief
Patron Saint of epileptics
Patron Saint of paralyzed people
Patron Saint of Taranto, Italy

Saint Godeberta

Saint Godeberta

Also known as
Godebertha; Godeberta of Noyon; Godberta
Memorial
11 April

Patron saint of drought relief, Patron saint of epidemics, Patron saint of Noyon, France, Patron saint of plague

Saint Gemma Galgani

Saint Gemma Galgani

Also known as
Gemma Galani
Virgin of Lucca

Patron Saint of apothecaries
Patron Saint of druggists
Patron Saint of loss of parents
Patron Saint of pharmacists
Patron Saint of temptations

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Saint Anne

Saint Anne

Memorial
26 July

Patron Saint of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, Patron Saint against poverty, Patron Saint of Boschi Sant'Anna, Italy, Patron Saint of Brittany, France, Patron Saint of broommakers, Patron Saint of cabinetmakers, Patron Saint of Canada, Patron Saint of carpenters, Patron Saint of Castelletto d'Erro, Italy, Patron Saint of childless people, Patron Saint of Corinaldo, Italy, Patron Saint of Detroit, Michigan, archdiocese of, Patron Saint of equestrians, Patron Saint of France, Patron Saint of grandmothers, Patron Saint of grandparents, Patron Saint of homemakers, Patron Saint of horse men, Patron Saint of horse women, Patron Saint of housewives, Patron Saintof lace makers, Patron Saint of lace workers, Patron Saint of lost articles, Patron Saint of Marsaskala, Malta, Patron Saint of Micmaqs, Patron Saint of miners, Patron Saint of Molo, Philippines, Patron Saint of mothers, Patron Saint of Norwich, Connecticut, diocese of, Patron Saint of Nueva Valencia, Philippines, Patron Saint of old-clothes dealers, Patron Saint of poverty, Patron Saint of pregnancy, Patron Saint of pregnant women, Patron Saint of Quebec, Canada, Patron Saint of Santa Ana Indian Pueblo, Patron Saint of riders, Patron Saint of San Joaquin, Philippines, Patron Saint of seamstresses, Patron Saint of stablemen, Patron Saint of sterility,
Patron Saint of Taos, New Mexico, Patron Saint of turners, Patron Saint of women in labour

Prayer to Saint Anne

Good Saint Anne, you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior. By your power with your most pure daughter and with her divine Son, kindly obtain for us the grace and the favor we now seek. Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties and the help we need to persevere in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

Saint Philomena

Saint Philomena

Also known as
Filomena; Filumena; Philumena; Philomene; Thaumaturga of the Nineteenth Century; Wonder Worker of the Nineteenth Century
Memorial
11 August; removed from the general calendar in 1961 by Pope John XXIII

Patron saint of babies; Patron saint of barrenness; Patron saint of bodily ills; Patron saint of children; Patron saint of children of Mary; Patron saint of desperate causes; Patron saint of forgotten causes; Patron saint of impossible causes; Patron saint of infants; Patron saint of infertility; Patron saint of lost causes; Patron saint of Living Rosary; Patron saint of newborns; Patron saint of orphans; Patron saint of poor people; Patron saint of priests; Patron saint of sick people; Patron saint of sickness; Patron saint of sterility; Patron saint of toddlers; Patron saint of young people; Patron saint of youth

Prayer to Saint Philomena

O most pure Virgin, glorious Martyr, Saint Philomena, whom God in His eternal power has revealed to the world in these unhappy days in order to revive the faith, sustain the hope and enkindle the charity of Christian souls, behold me prostrate at thy feet. Deign, O Virgin, full of goodness and kindness, to receive my humble prayers and to obtain for me that purity for which thou didst sacrifice the most alluring pleasures of the world, that strength of soul which made thee resist the most terrible attacks and that ardent love for our Lord Jesus Christ, which the most frightful torments could not extinguish in thee. So, that wearing thy holy cord and imitating thee in this life, I may one day be crowned with thee in heaven. Amen.

Saint John Mary Vianney

Saint John Mary Vianney

Also known as
Cure of Ars; Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney; Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney; Jean-Baptiste Vianney; John Baptist Vianney; John Vianney
Memorial
4 August

patron saint of archdiocese of Dubuque Iowa; patron saint of confessors; patron saint of archdiocese of Kansas City Kansas; patron saint of priests

Prayer for Parish Priests by Saint John Vianney

Dear Saint John Vianney, your childhood dream was to be a Priest, to win souls for God. You endured years of toil and humiliation to attain the Priesthood. You became a Priest truly after God's own heart, outstanding in humulity and poverty; prayer and mortification. Totally devoted to the service of God's people. The Church has exalted you as model and patron saint of all Parish Priest, trusting that your example and prayers will help them to live up to the high dignity of their vocation to be faithful servants of God's people, to be perfect imitators of Christ the Savior Who came not to be served but to serve, to give His Life in ransom for many.

Pray that God may give to His Church today many more Priests after His own Heart. Pray for all the Priests under your patronage, that they may be worthy representatives of Christ the Good Shepherd. May they wholeheartedly devote themselves to prayer and penance; be examples of humility and poverty; shining modelss of holiness; tireless and powerful preachers of the Word of God; zealous dispensers of God's Grace in the Sacraments. May their loving devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist and to Mary His Mother be the Twin Fountains of fruitfulness for their ministry. Amen.

Saint Marcian

MARCIAN

Memorial
26 October

Patron saint of converts, Patron saint of possessed people (demonic possession)

Saint Margaret of Fontana

MARGARET of Fontana


Pious youth. Dominican tertiary. Devoted to the sick and poor, spending whole nights praying over the sick in her care. Miraculous healings reported. Drove away demons by making the Sign of the Cross.

Patron Saint of possessed people
Patron Saint of women in labour
Patron Saint of women in labor

Saint Demetrius of Sermium

Saint Demetrius of Sermium

Also known as
Demetrius the Megalomartyr; Demetrius the Great Martyr; Dimitri
Memorial
8 October (Roman Church); 26 October (Eastern Church)

patron saint against evil spirits; patron saint of Belgrade, Serbia; patron saint of Crusaders; patron saint of Salonica, Greece

Saint Agrippina

Saint Agrippina

Memorial
23 June

Patron Saint against storms; Patron Saint against evil spirits; Patron Saint of bacterial diseases; Patron Saint of bacterial infections; Patron Saint of safety from storms; Patron Saint of storms

Saint Quirinus

Saint Quirinus

Memorial
4 June

Patron Saint against evil spirits
Patron Saint of obsession
Patron Saint of possessed people
Patron Saint of Sisak, Croatia

Saint Ubaldus Baldassini

Saint Ubaldus Baldassini

Also known as
Ubaldo; Ubald of Gubbio
Memorial
16 May

Patron Saint against demoniac possession, Patron Saint of Gubbio, Italy, Patron Saint of migraine, Patron Saint of neuralgia, Patron Saint of sick children

Saint Severus of Avranches

Saint Severus of Avranches

Memorial
1 February

Patron Saint against fever; Patron Saint against migraine; Patron Saint of drapers; fever; Patron Saint of hatmakers; Patron Saint of hatters; Patron Saint of migraine; Patron Saint of milliners; Patron Saint of silk workers; Patron Saint of weavers; Patron Saint of wool manufacturers; Patron Saint of wool weavers

Saint Gereon

Saint Gereon
Memorial
10 October

Patron Saint of Cologne, Germany,
Patron Saint of headaches
Patron Saint of migraines

Saint Madron

Madron

Also known as
Maden; Madern; Maderne; Madon; Medron
Memorial
17 May

Patron Saint against pain
Patron Saint of cures from pain

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena
Also known as
Caterina Benincasa
Catharine of Siena

Patron Saint against fire
Patron Saint against bodily ills
Patron Saint against illness
Patron Saint against miscarriages
Patron Saint against sickness
Patron Saint against temptations
Patron Saint of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, diocese of
Patron Saint of Europe (declared on 1 October 1999 by Pope John Paul II)
Patron Saint of fire prevention
Patron Saint of firefighters
Patron Saint of Italy
Patron Saint of nurses
Patron Saint of nursing services
Patron Saint of people ridiculed for their piety
Patron Saint of sexual temptation
Patron Saint of sick people
Patron Saint of Siena, Italy

Saint Caesarius of Arles

Saint Caesarius of Arles

Memorial
27 August

patron saint against fire

Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara
Memorial
4 December
removed from revised Roman calendar and cultus suppressed in 1969

Patron Saint against death by artillery
Patron Saint against explosions
Patron Saint against fire
Patron Saint against impenitence
Patron Saint against lightning
Patron Saint against mine collapse
Patron Saint against storms
Patron Saint of Amaroni, Italy
Patron Saint of ammunition magazines
Patron Saint of ammunition workers
Patron Saint of architects
Patron Saint of armourers
Patron Saint of artillery
Patron Saint of artillerymen
Patron Saint of Barbara, Italy
Patron Saint of boatmen
Patron Saint of bomb technicians
Patron Saint of brass workers
Patron Saint of brewers
Patron Saint of builders
Patron Saint of carpenters
Patron Saint of Colleferro, Italy
Patron Saint of construction workers
Patron Saint of dying people
Patron Saint of explosives workers
Patron Saint of fire prevention
Patron Saint of firefighters
Patron Saint of fireworks
Patron Saint of fireworks manufacturers
Patron Saint of fortifications
Patron Saint of founders
Patron Saint of geologists
Patron Saint of gravediggers
Patron Saint of gunners
Patron Saint of hatmakers
Patron Saint of hatters
Patron Saint of lightning
Patron Saint of mariners
Patron Saint of martyrs
Patron Saint of masons
Patron Saint of mathematicians
Patron Saint of military engineers
Patron Saint of milliners
Patron Saint of miners
Patron Saint of Montecatini Terme, Italy
Patron Saint of ordnance workers
Patron Saint of prisoners
Patron Saint of safety from storms
Patron Saint of sailors
Patron Saint of saltpetre workers
Patron Saint of Santa Barbara, California
Patron Saint of smelters
Patron Saint of stone masons
Patron Saint of stonecutters
Patron Saint of storms
Patron Saint of sudden death
Patron Saint of Syria
Patron Saint of tilers
Patron Saint of Toa Alto, Puerto Rico
Patron Saint of warehouses
Patron Saint of watermen

Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha
Memorial
5 February

Patron Saint against eruptions of Mount Etna
Patron Saint against fire
Patron Saint against natural disasters
Patron Saint against volcanic eruptions
Patron Saint of Ali, Sicily, Italy
Patron Saint of bell-founders
Patron Saint of breast cancer
Patron Saint of breast disease
Patron Saint of Catania, Sicily, Italy
Patron Saint of earthquakes
Patron Saint of fire prevention
Patron Saint of jewelers
Patron Saint of martyrs
Patron Saint of nurses
Patron Saint of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Patron Saint of rape victims
Patron Saint of single laywomen
Patron Saint of sterility
Patron Saint of torture victims
Patron Saint of wet-nurses
Patron Saint of Zamarramala, Spain

Prayer to Saint Agatha

Dear Virgin and Martyr, whom the Church recalls in her liturgy, you heroically resisted the temptations of a degenerate ruler. Subjected to long and horrible tortures, you remained faithful to your heavenly Spouse. Saint Peter, we are told, gave you some solace and so you are invoked by nurses. Encourage them to see Christ in the sick and to render true service to them. Amen.

Saint Amabilis

Saint Amabilis
Also known as
Amabilis of Auvergne
Amabilis of Riom
Memorial
1 November

Patron Saint against demonic possession; Patron Saint against fire; Patron Saint against mental illness; Patron Saint against poison; Patron Saint against snake bite; Patron Saint against wild beasts; Patron Saint of Auvergne, France; Patron Saint of Riom, France

Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise
Also known as
Biagio
Blase
Blasius
Memorial
3 February

Patron Saint against coughs
Patron Saint against goitres
Patron Saint against throat diseases
Patron Saint against whooping cough
Patron Saint against wild beasts
Patron Saint of Anguillara Sabazia, Italy
Patron Saint of animals
Patron Saint of Bovolone, Italy
Patron Saint of builders
Patron Saint of Camastra, Sicily, Italy
Patron Saint of carvers
Patron Saint of Cassano allo Ionio, Italy
Patron Saint of Castellania, Italy
Patron Saint of construction workers
Patron Saint of Dalmatia
Patron Saint of Doues, Italy
Patron Saint of Dubrovnik
Patron Saint of healthy throats
Patron Saint of Militello, Sicily, Italy
Patron Saint of Montecatini Val di Cecina, Italy
Patron Saint of Palombara Sabina, Italy
Patron Saint of Pietrasanta, Italy
Patron Saint of Sacrofano, Italy
Patron Saint of stonecutters
Patron Saint of veterinarians
Patron Saint of wool-combers
Patron Saint of wool weavers

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus
Also known as
Guy
Vito
Memorial
15 June

Patron Saint of actors,
Patron Saint against animal attacks
Patron Saint against dog bites
Patron Saint against lightning
Patron Saint against oversleeping
Patron Saint against storms
Patron Saint against wild beasts
Patron Saint of Badia Calavena, Italy
Patron Saint of comedians
Patron Saint of comediennes
Patron Saint of Czech Republic
Patron Saint of dancers
Patron Saint of dog bites
Patron Saint of dogs
Patron Saint of epilepsy
Patron Saint of epileptics
Patron Saint of Forio, Italy
Patron Saint of lightning
Patron Saint of oversleeping
Patron Saint of Prague, Czech Republic
Patron Saint of rheumatic chorea
Patron Saint of Saint Vitus Dance
Patron Saint of snake bites
Patron Saint of storms
Patron Saint of Vacha, Germany
Patron Saint of Wetsens, Netherlands
Patron Saint of Zeven, Germany

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Saint John the Baptist

Also known as
Joannes Baptista
John the Baptizer
John the Forerunner
Juan Bautista
Memorial
24 June (birth)
29 August (death)
Profile
Cousin of Jesus Christ. Son of Zachary, a priest of the order of Abia whose job in the temple was to burn incense; and of Elizabeth, a descendent of Aaron. As Zachary was ministering in the Temple, an angel brought him news that Elizabeth would bear a child filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment of his birth. Zachary doubted and was struck dumb until John's birth.

Patronage
Patron Saint against convulsions, Patron Saint against epilepsy, Patron Saint against hail, Patron Saint against hailstorms, Patron Saint against spasms, Albera Ligure, Italy, Alice bel Colle, Italy, Patron Saint of Badiangan, Philippines, Patron Saint of baptism, Patron Saint of bird dealers, Patron Saint of Bistagno, Italy, Patron Saint of Bonavigo, Italy, Patron Saint of Borgia, Italy, Patron Saint of Brenzone, Italy, Patron Saint of Camerano, Italy, Patron Saint of Campobello di Licata, Italy, Patron Saint of Caprese Michelangelo, Italy, Patron Saint of Cenadi, Catanzaro, Italy, Patron Saint of Charleston, South Carolina, diocese of, Patron Saint of Ciutadella, Menorca, Spain, Patron Saint of Colletorto, Italy, Patron Saint of converts, Patron Saint of convulsive children, Patron Saint of Cortale, Italy, Patron Saint of cutters, Patron Saint of Dagupan City, Philippines, Patron Saint of Dodge City, Kansas, diocese of, Patron Saint of epileptics, Patron Saint of Fabriano, Italy, Patron Saint of farriers, Patron Saint of French Canadians, Patron Saint of Fürstenberg, Germany, Patron Saint of Garbagna, Italy, Patron Saint of Genoa, Italy, Patron Saint of Gizzeria, Italy, Patron Saint of Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Italy, Patron Saint of Igbaras, Iloilo, Philippines, Patron Saint of Jordan, Patron Saint of Knights Hospitaller, Patron Saint of Knights of Malta, Patron Saint of lambs, Patron Saint of Leioa, Spain, Patron Saint of Macau, China, Patron Saint of Maltese Knights, Patron Saint of monastic life, Patron Saint of Monte San Giovanni Campano, Italy, Patron Saint of Monza, Italy, Patron Saint of motorways, Patron Saint of Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Patron Saint of Paterson, New Jersey, diocese of, Patron Saint of Penzance, Cornwall, England, Patron Saint of Portland, Maine, diocese of, Patron Saint of Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy, Patron Saint of printers, Patron Saint of Puerto Rico, Patron Saint of Quebec, Canada, Patron Saint of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy, Patron Saint of Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, Loiret, France, Patron Saint of San Juan Indian Pueblo, Patron Saint of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Patron Saint of San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico, Patron Saint of Sassano, Italy, Patron Saint of Savannah, Georgia, diocese of, Patron Saint of tailors, Patron Saint of Teising, Germany, Patron Saint of Torino, Italy, Patron Saint of Umbria, Italy, Patron Saint of Xewkija, Gozo, Malta; Wenden, Germany, Patron Saint of Wenings, Germany, Patron Saint of Wroclaw, Poland,

Saint Joseph

Also known as
Joseph the Betrothed
Joseph the Worker
Memorial
19 March
1 May (Joseph the Worker)

Patronage Patron Saint against doubt, Patron Saint against hesitation, Patron Saint of Americas, Patron Saint of Anchorage, Alaska, archdiocese of, Patron Saint of Austria, Patron Saint of Balanga, Philippines, diocese of, Patron Saint of Bangued, Philippines, diocese of, Patron Saint of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, diocese of, Patron Saint of Belgium, Patron Saint of Biloxi, Mississippi, diocese of, Patron Saint of Birkirkara, Malta, Patron Saint of Bohemia, Patron Saint of Buffalo, New York, diocese of, Patron Saint of bursars, Patron Saint of Butuan, Philippines, diocese of, Patron Saint of cabinetmakers, Patron Saint of Canada, Patron Saint of Candian Armed Forces (in 1941), Patron Saint of Carinthia, Patron Saint of carpenters, Patron Saint of Castelplanio, Ancona, Italy, Patron Saint of Catholic Church (1847 by Blessed Pope Pius IX), Cheyenne, Wyoming, diocese of, Patron Saint of China, Patron Saint of Cologne, Germany, archdiocese of, Patron Saint of confectioners, Patron Saint of craftsmen, Patron Saint of Croatian people (in 1687 by decree of the Croatian parliment), Patron Saint of Daet, Philippines, diocese of, Patron Saint of Deschambault, Quebec, Canada, Patron Saint of dying people, Patron Saint of emigrants, Patron Saint of engineers, Patron Saint of expectant mothers, Patron Saint of families, Patron Saint of fathers, Patron Saint of Florence, Italy, Patron Saint of Fonte Nuova, Italy, Patron Saint of happy death, Patron Saint of Hartford, Connecticut, archdiocese of, Patron Saint of holy death, Patron Saint of house hunters, Patron Saint of immigrants, Patron Saint of interior souls, Patron Saint of Itanagar, India, diocese of, Patron Saint of Kalkara, Malta, Patron Saint of Korea, Patron Saint of La Crosse, Wisconsin, diocese of, Patron Saint of La Spezia, Italy, Patron Saint of laborers, Patron Saint of Ladispoli, Italy, Patron Saint of Laguna Indian Pueblo, Patron Saint of Louisville, Kentucky, archdiocese of, Patron Saint of Manchester, New Hampshire, diocese of, Patron Saint of Mangalore, India, diocese of, Patron Saint of married people, Patron Saint of Menevia, Wales, diocese of, Patron Saint of Mexico, Patron Saint of Msida, Malta, Patron Saint of Nashville, Tennessee, diocese of, Patron Saint of New France, Patron Saint of New World, Patron Saint of Oblates of Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of Orvieto, Italy Patron Saint of Osnabrück, Germany, diocese of Patron Saint of people in doubt Patron Saint of people who fight Communism Patron Saint of Peru Patron Saint of pioneers Patron Saint of pregnant women Patron Saint of protection of the Church Patron Saint of Qala, Gozo, Malta Patron Saint of Querceta, Italy Patron Saint of Radazzo, Sicily, Italy Patron Saint of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, diocese of Patron Saint of Romblon, Philippines, diocese of Patron Saint of San Jose, California, diocese of, Patron Saint of San Jose, Mindoro, Philippines, Patron Saint of apostolic vicariate of San Jose, Patron Saint of Nueva Ecija, Philippines, diocese of Patron Saint of Santa Marinella, Italy Patron Saint of Sicily, Italy, Patron Saint of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, diocese of
Patron Saint of social justice, Patron Saint of Spadafora, Sicily, Italy Patron Saint of Styria, Austria, Patron Saint of Tagbilaran, Philippines, diocese of, Patron Saint of travellers, Patron Saint of Turin, Italy, Patron Saint of Tyrol, Austria, Patron Saint of unborn children, Patron Saint of Universal Church (1847 by Blessed Pope Pius IX,)Patron Saint of Vatican II, Patron Saint of Viet Nam, Patron Saint of Virac, Philippines, diocese of, Patron Saint of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, diocese of, Patron Saint of wheelwrights, Patron Saint of workers, Patron Saint of working people

Prayer to Saint Joseph

I
Remember, most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, our beloved patron, never was it known that anyone invoked your protection and sought your aid without being comforted. Inspired with this confidence, I come to you and commend myself to you. Do not despise my petition, dear foster father of our Redeemer, but accept them graciously and pray for me to adopted Son, Our Lord.
II - Memorare to Saint Joseph
Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted. Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection. Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen.

Saint Joan of Arc

Also known as
Jean D'arc; Jeanne d'Arc; Jehanne Darc; Maid of Orleans
Memorial
30 May

Patron saint of captives; Patron saint of France; Patron saint of imprisoned people; Patron saint of martyrs; Patron saint of opposition of Church authorities; Patron saint of people ridiculed for their piety; Patron saint of prisoners; Patron saint of rape victims; Patron saint of soldiers; Patron saint of WACs; Patron saint of WAVES; Patron saint of Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service; Patron saint of Women's Army Corps

Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Also known as
Father of Modern Education
Memorial
7 April
formerly 15 May

Founder of the Christian Brothers

Patron saint of educators
Patron saint of school principals
Patron saint of teachers


Prayer to Saint John Baptist de la Salle

Well-known Founder of the Congregation of the Brothers of Christian Schools, orthodox and prayerful theologian, you realized the very great value of competent Christian educators. How great your wholesome influence has been! Make you followers continue to be Christlike models for all their students who in turn will edify others. Amen.