Feast Days

Oct
3
Sat
Francis of Assisi, Friar (from 10/4)
Oct 3 all-day

Francis was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy merchant of Assisi. His early youth was spent in harmless revelry and fruitless attempts to win military glory. He soon gave this up for a life of poverty, joyfully and literally following the sayings of Jesus. When Jesus spoke to him from a cross in the neglected chapel of San Damiano and told him to go build up His house, Frances took this to mean repairing the chapel. Over time he realized that God was speaking about the larger Church. He founded the Franciscan Order and devoted himself and his order to serving the poor. Not long before his death he received the marks of Jesus’ wounds, the stigmata, in his own hands, feet and side. He was canonized in 1228 and the great basilica of St. Francis was built over his tomb in Assisi. His great love of nature and for animals led the church to make him the patron saint of animals.

Oct
4
Sun
Francis of Assisi, Friar
Oct 4 all-day
Francis of Assisi, Friar

Francis was born in 1182, the son of a wealthy merchant of Assisi. His early youth was spent in harmless revelry and fruitless attempts to win military glory. He soon gave this up for a life of poverty, joyfully and literally following the sayings of Jesus. When Jesus spoke to him from a cross in the neglected chapel of San Damiano and told him to go build up His house, Frances took this to mean repairing the chapel. Over time he realized that God was speaking about the larger Church. He founded the Franciscan Order and devoted himself and his order to serving the poor. Not long before his death he received the marks of Jesus’ wounds, the stigmata, in his own hands, feet and side. He was canonized in 1228 and the great basilica of St. Francis was built over his tomb in Assisi. His great love of nature and for animals led the church to make him the patron saint of animals.

Oct
8
Thu
Simeon
Oct 8 all-day
Oct
17
Sat
Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
Oct 17 all-day
Oct
18
Sun
Luke, Evangelist
Oct 18 all-day
Oct
19
Mon
Luke, Evangelist (from 10/18)
Oct 19 all-day
Oct
28
Wed
Simon & Jude, Apostles
Oct 28 all-day
Nov
1
Sun
All Saints Day
Nov 1 all-day
Nov
11
Wed
Martin, Bishop of Tours
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
18
Wed
Hilda, Abbess of Whitby
Nov 18 all-day
Nov
23
Mon
Clement, Bishop of Rome
Nov 23 all-day
Nov
29
Sun
1st Sunday of Advent
Nov 29 all-day
Nov
30
Mon
Andrew, Apostle
Nov 30 all-day
Dec
6
Sun
2nd Sunday of Advent
Dec 6 all-day
Dec
7
Mon
Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
Dec 7 all-day
Dec
13
Sun
3rd Sunday of Advent
Dec 13 all-day
Dec
20
Sun
4th Sunday of Advent
Dec 20 all-day
Dec
24
Thu
Vigil of the Nativity
Dec 24 all-day
Dec
25
Fri
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Sat
Stephen, Deacon & Martyr
Dec 26 all-day