Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Sample of the Church's Rich Calendar: Some March Feasts/Patrons

March 1: St. David, patron of Wales and newborns.
March 2: Blessed Charles the Good, patron of counts and crusaders.
March 6: Sts. Felicity and Perpetua, patrons of widows, death of children.
March 7: St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of Catholic schools.
March 8: St. John of God, patron of the sick, nurses, hospitals and booksellers.
March 9: St. Frances of Rome, patron of motorists and widows.
March 9: St. Dominic Savio, patron of choirboys and the falsely accused.
March 12: St. Gregory the Great, patron of church music.
March 14: St. Matilda, patron of parents of large families.
March 17: St. Joseph of Arimathea, patron of funeral directors.
March 19: St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church.
March 21: St. Benedict, patron against poison.
March 22: St. Isidore, patron of farmers.
March 22: St. Nicholas of Flue, patron of councilmen.
March 23: St. Turibius of Mongrovejo, patron of native rights.
March 24: St. Gabriel, patron of telecommunications and diplomats.
March 24: St. Catherine of Sweden, invoked against miscarriages.
March 25: St. Dismas, patron of convicted prisoners.
March 28: St. Guntramnus, patron of repentant murderers and divorced.

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