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Perpetual calendar: Feasts and Proper of Saints

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: Feasts and Proper of Saints
Liturgical day
January 2nd: St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and Doctors of the Church
January 3rd: The Most Holy Name of Jesus
January 4th: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
January 17th: St. Anthony, the Abbot
January 21st: Saint Fructuosus, bishop and martyr and deacon’s martyrs Augurius and Eulogius
January 21st: St. Agnes, virgin and martyr
January 24th: St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor
January 25th: Conversion of Paul, apostle
January 26th: Timothy and Titus, bishops
January 28th: St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor
January 31st: St. John Bosco, priest
February 2nd: The Presentation of the Lord
February 5th: St. Agatha, virgin and martyr
February 6th: Saint Paul Miki and companions
February 10th: St. Escholastica, virgin
February 11th: Our Lady of Lourdes
February 14th: Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop, patron saints of Europe
February 22: Chair of St. Peter, apostle
February 23rd: St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr
March 7th: Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
March 17th: Saint Patrick, bishop (Principal Patron of Ireland)
March 18th: St. Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor of the Church
March 19th: Joseph, husband of Mary
Annunciation
April 23rd: George, martyr
April 25th: Mark, evangelist
April 26th: Isidore, bishop and doctor of the Church
April 27th: The Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia's patron saint
April 29th: St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor of the Church
May 1: St. Joseph, the worker
May 2nd: St. Athanasius , bishop and doctor of the Church
May 3rd: Philip and James, apostles
13th May: Our Lady of Fátima
May 14th: Saint Matthias, apostle
1st Thursday after Pentecost Sunday: JesusChrist, Eternal High Priest
May 31st: Visitation
June 1st: St. Justin, martyr
June 3rd: St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs
June 5th: Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr
June 11th: St. Barnabas, Apostle
June 13th: St. Anthony of Padua, presbyter and doctor of the Church
June 24th: Birth of John the Baptist
June 26th: St. Josemaría, presbyter
June 28th: Saint Irenaeus de Lyons, bishop and martyr
June 29th: Sts. Peter & Paul, apostles
July 3rd: Saint Thomas, apostle
July 11th: Benedict, abbot, patron saint of Europe
July 15th: Saint Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of the Church
July 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 22nd: Mary Magdalene
July 23th: Bridget, religious, patron saint of Europe
July 25th: Saint James, the Greater, apostle, patron of Spain
July 26th: Joachim and Ann, parents of Mary
July 29th: Saint Martha
July 31st: St. Ignatius of Loyola
August 1st: St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori, bishop and doctor of the Church
August 4th: St. John Vianney, Priest
August 9th: St. Teresia Benedicta a Cruce (of the Cross), patron saint of Europe
August 10th: St. Lawrence, martyr
August 11th: St. Clare of Assisi. virgin
August 14th: St. Francis Maximilian Maria Kolbe, priest and martyr
August 15th: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 20th: St Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church
August 22nd: Queenship of Mary
August 24th: Bartholomew, apostle
August 27th: St. Monica
August 28th: St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
August 29th: Beheading of John the Baptist, martyr
August 31st: St. Raymond Nonnatus, religious
September 3rd: St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
September 8th: Birth of Mary
September 13th: St. John Chrysostom
September 14th: The Exaltation of the Cross
September 15th: Our Lady of Sorrows
September 16th: Saints Cornelius, pope, and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs
September 20th: St. Andrew Kim Taegon, presbyter, and st. Paul Chong and martyr companions
September 21st: Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
September 24th: Our Lady of Ransom
September 29th: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels
September 30th: St. Jerome, presbyter and doctor of the Church
October 1st: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church
October 2nd: Guardian Angels
October 4th: St. Francis of Assisi
October 5th: St. Mary Faustina Kowalska, Virgin
October 7th: The Virgin of the Rosary
October 11th: St. Soledad Torres Acosta, religious
October 12th: Our Lady of the Pillar
October 15th: St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila), Virgin & Doctor of the Church
October 18th: St. Luke, evangelist
October 22nd: St. John Paul II, pope
October 28th: St. Simon and Jude, apostles
November 1st: All Saints
November 2nd: All Souls
November 9th: Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome
November 10th: St. Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church
November 15th: St. Albertus Magnus, bishop and doctor of the Church
November 21st: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
November 30th: St. Andrew, apostle
December 7th: Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church
December 8th: Immaculate Conception
December 12th: St. Jane Frances de Chantal
December 13th: St. Lucia, virgin and martyr
December 14th: St. John of the Cross
December 26th: Stephen, First Martyr
December 27th: John, apostle and evangelist
December 28th: Holy Innocents, martyrs

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: Feasts and Proper of SaintsTop of page

  • The Holidays and Proper of Saints group includes the celebrations of saints in their corresponding days (those which are fixed: for instance, St. Joseph, March 19th).
  • Generally, these days cannot forestall of prevail over Sundays (especially, when they are Advent, Lent or Easter Sundays). The exception being the Festivals of the Lord (such as the Transfiguration) and some very special ones of the Virgin Mary (the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Immaculate Conception).
  • The Church calendar of saint’s days is much wider than what we include in Contemplating Today’s Gospel. Our service includes the feasts commemorating saints with their own Gospel: generally, we are referring to the festivities of the Virgin Mary, of St. Joseph and the Apostles. St. Martha and St. Mary Magdalen which are included because they are evangelic personages and liturgical celebrations with their own Gospel. Other saints celebrations have been included because they refer to European patrons (or of other areas).