Christian Saint Feast Days

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Feast days and other celebrations - Calendar of Saints
Roman Catholic Anglican
January - Roman Catholic
1: Octave of Christmas, Mary, Mother of God
2: Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors
3: The Most Holy Name of Jesus
6: Epiphany
7: Saint Raymond of Peñafort, priest
13: Saint Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and doctor
17: Saint Anthony of Egypt, abbot
20: Saint Fabian, pope and martyr; or Saint Sebastian, martyr
21: Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr
22: Saint Vincent, deacon and martyr
24: Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor
25: The Conversion of Saint Paul, apostle
26: Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops
27: Saint Angela Merici, virgin
28: Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor
31: Saint John Bosco, priest
January - Anglican
1: The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
2: Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishops, Teachers of the Faith, 379 and 389
2: Seraphim, Monk of Sarov, Spiritual Guide, 1833
2: Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, Bishop in South India, Evangelist, 1945
6: The Epiphany
10: William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1645
11: Mary Slessor, Missionary in West Africa, 1915
12: Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167
12: Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689
13: Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher of the Faith, 367
13: Kentigern (Mungo), Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde and Cumbria, 603
13: George Fox, Founder of the Society of Friends (the Quakers), 1691
17: Antony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot, 356
17: Charles Gore, Bishop, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932
18-25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
19: Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095
20: Richard Rolle of Hampole, Spiritual Writer, 1349
21: Agnes, Child Martyr at Rome, 304
22: Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon, first Martyr of Spain, 304
24: Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher of the Faith, 1622
25: The Conversion of Paul
26: Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul
28: Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Philosopher, Teacher of the Faith, 1274
30: Charles, King and Martyr, 1649
31: John Bosco, Priest, Founder of the Salesian Teaching Order, 1888
February - Roman Catholic
2: Presentation of the Lord
3: Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr or Saint Ansgar, bishop
5: Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr
6: Saints Paul Miki and companions, martyrs
8: Saint Jerome Emiliani, priest; or Saint Josephine Bakhita, virgin
10: Saint Scholastica, virgin
11: Our Lady of Lourdes
14: Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop
17: Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
21: Saint Peter Damian, bishop
22: Chair of Saint Peter, apostle
23: Saint Polycarp, bishop and martyr
February - Anglican
1: Brigid, Abbess of Kildare, c.525
2: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
3: Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865
4: Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189
6: The Martyrs of Japan, 1597
10: Scholastica, sister of Benedict, Abbess of Plombariola, c.543
14: Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869 and 885
14: Valentine, Martyr at Rome, c.269
15: Sigfrid, Bishop, Apostle of Sweden, 1045
15: Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of the SPCK and the SPG, 1730
17: Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, Martyr, 1977
23: Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155
27: George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633
March - Roman Catholic
4: Saint Casimir
7: Saints Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs
8: Saint John of God, religious
9: Saint Frances of Rome, religious
17: Saint Patrick, bishop
18: Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor
19: Saint Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
23: Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, bishop
25: Annunciation of the Lord
March - Anglican
1: David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
2: or (26 October) Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
7: Perpetua, Felicity and their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203
8: Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, 1910
8: Felix, Bishop, Apostle to the East Angles, 647
8: Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, Priest, Poet, 1929
17: Patrick, Bishop, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460
18: Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, Teacher of the Faith, 386
19: Joseph of Nazareth
20: (or 4 September) Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687
21: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Reformation Martyr, 1556
24: Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Canon, Mystic, 1396
24: Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980
25: The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
26: Harriet Monsell, Founder of the Community of St John the Baptist, 1883
31: John Donne, Priest, Poet, 1631
April - Roman Catholic
2: Saint Francis of Paola, hermit
4: Saint Isidore, bishop
5: Saint Vincent Ferrer, priest
7: Saint John Baptist de la Salle, priest
11: Saint Stanislaus, bishop and martyr
13: Saint Martin I, pope and martyr
21: Saint Anselm of Canterbury, bishop and doctor
23: Saint George, martyr or Saint Adalbert, bishop and martyr
24: Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr
25: Saint Mark the Evangelist
28: Saint Peter Chanel, priest and martyr or Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, priest
29: Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor
30: Saint Pius V, pope
April - Anglican
1: Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, Teacher of the Faith, 1872
9: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran Pastor, Martyr, 1945
10: William Law, Priest, Spiritual Writer, 1761
10: William of Ockham, Friar, Philosopher, Teacher of the Faith, 1347
11: George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, 1878
16: Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess, 1923
19: Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012
21: Anselm, Abbot of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith, 1109
23: George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304
24: Mellitus, Bishop of London, first Bishop at St Paul's, 624
25: Mark the Evangelist
27: Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894
28: Peter Chanel, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr, 1841
29: Catherine of Siena, Teacher of the Faith, 1380
30: Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures, 192
May - Roman Catholic
1: Saint Joseph the Worker
2: Saint Athanasius, bishop and doctor
3: Saints Philip and James, Apostles
12: Saints Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs or Saint Pancras, martyr
13: Our Lady of Fatima
14: Saint Matthias the Apostle
18: Saint John I, pope and martyr
20: Saint Bernardine of Siena, priest
21: Saint Christopher Magallanes and companions, martyrs
22: Saint Rita of Cascia
25: Saint Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; or Saint Gregory VII, pope or Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin
26: Saint Philip Neri, priest
27: Saint Augustine (Austin) of Canterbury, bishop
31: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
May - Anglican
1: Philip and James, Apostles
2: Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 373
4: English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era
8: Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Writer, c.1417
14: (or 24 February) Matthias the Apostle
16: Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877
19: Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life, 988
20: Alcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours, 804
21: Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, 330
24: John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers, 1791 and 1788
25: The Venerable Bede, Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian, 735
25: Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne, 709
26: Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
26: John Calvin, Reformer, 1564
26: Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide, 1595
28: Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Scholar, 1089
30: Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906
30: Joan of Arc, Visionary, 1431
30: Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist in Central Africa, 1933
31: (or 2 July) The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
June - Roman Catholic
1: Saint Justin Martyr
2: Saints Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs
3: Saints Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs
5: Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr
6: Saint Norbert, bishop
9: Saint Ephrem, deacon and doctor
11: Saint Barnabas the Apostle
13: Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor
19: Saint Romuald, abbot
21: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, religious
22: Saint Paulinus of Nola, bishop or Saints John Fisher and Thomas More, martyrs
24: Birth of Saint John the Baptist
27: Saint Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor
28: Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr
29: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
30: First Martyrs of the Church of Rome
June - Anglican
1: Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.165
3: The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886 and 1978
4: Petroc, Abbot of Padstow, 6th century
5: Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754
6: Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945
8: Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nonjuror, Hymn Writer, 1711
9: Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597
9: Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymn Writer, Teacher of the Faith, 373
11: Barnabas the Apostle
14: Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691
15: Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941
16: Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253
16: Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Philosopher, 1752
17: Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 and 1936
18: Bernard Mizeki, Apostle of the MaShona, Martyr, 1896
19: Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith, 1929
22: Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250
23: Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678
24: The Birth of John the Baptist
27: Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith, 444
28: Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, c.200
29: Peter and Paul, Apostles
July - Roman Catholic
3: Saint Thomas the Apostle
4: Saint Elizabeth of Portugal
5: Saint Anthony Zaccaria, priest
6: Saint Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr
9: Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and companions, martyrs
11: Saint Benedict, abbot
13: Saint Henry
14: Saint Camillus de Lellis, priest
15: Saint Bonaventure, bishop and doctor
16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
20: Saint Apollinaris
21: Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor
22: Saint Mary Magdalene
23: Saint Birgitta, religious
24: Saint Sharbel Makhluf, hermit
25: Saint James the Greater, apostle
26: Saints Joachim and Anne
29: Saint Martha
30: Saint Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor
31: Saint Ignatius of Loyola, priest
July - Anglican
1: Henry, John, and Henry Venn the younger, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1797, 1813 and 1873
3: (or 21 December) Thomas the Apostle
6: Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535
11: Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism, c.550
14: John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet, 1866
15: Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c.862
15: Bonaventure, Friar, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith, 1274
16: Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099
18: Elizabeth Ferard, first Deaconess of the Church of England, Founder of the Community of St Andrew, 1883
19: Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, and his sister Macrina, Deaconess, Teachers of the Faith, c.394 and c.379
20: Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, 4th century
20: Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle to the Indies, 1566
22: Mary Magdalene
23: Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373
25: James the Apostle
26: Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
27: Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith, 1901
29: Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord
30: William Wilberforce, Social Reformer, 1833
31: Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556
August - Roman Catholic
1: Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, bishop and doctor
2: Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop or Saint Peter Julian Eymard, priest - Optional Memorial
4: Saint Jean Vianney (the Curé of Ars), priest
5: Dedication of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
6: Transfiguration of the Lord
7: Saint Sixtus II and companions, martyrs or Saint Cajetan, priest
8: Saint Dominic, priest
9: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), virgin and martyr
10: Saint Lawrence
11: Saint Clare, virgin
12: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal
13: Saints Pontian, pope, and Hippolytus, priest, martyrs
14: Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, priest and martyr
15: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
16: Saint Stephen of Hungary
19: Saint John Eudes, priest
20: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and doctor
21: Saint Pius X, pope
22: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary
23: Saint Rose of Lima, virgin
24: Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
25: Saint Louis or Saint Joseph of Calasanz, priest
27: Saint Monica
28: Saint Augustine of Hippo, bishop and doctor
29: The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, martyr
August - Anglican
4: Jean-Baptiste Vianney, Curé d'Ars, Spiritual Guide, 1859
5: Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642
6: The Transfiguration of Our Lord
7: John Mason Neale, Priest, Hymn Writer, 1866
8: Saint Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
9: Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers' Union, 1921
10: Laurence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258
11: Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
11: John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890
13: Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, Teacher of the Faith, 1667
13: Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910
13: Octavia Hill, Social Reformer, 1912
14: Maximilian Kolbe, Friar, Martyr, 1941
15: (or 8 September) The Blessed Virgin Mary
20: Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher of the Faith, 1153
20: William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 and 1890
24: Bartholomew the Apostle
27: Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
28: Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith, 430
29: The Beheading of John the Baptist
30: John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688
31: Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651
September - Roman Catholic
3: Saint Gregory the Great, pope and doctor
8: Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9: Saint Peter Claver, priest
12: Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary
13: Saint John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor
14: Triumph of the Holy Cross
15: Our Lady of Sorrows
16: Saints Cornelius, pope, and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs
17: Saint Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor
19: Saint Januarius, bishop and martyr
20: Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, priest, and Paul Chong Hasang and companions, martyrs
21: Saint Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle, Evangelist
23: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), priest
26: Saints Cosmas and Damian, martyrs
27: Saint Vincent de Paul, priest
28: Saint Wenceslaus, martyr or Saints Lawrence Ruiz and companions, martyrs - Optional Memorial
29: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels
30: Saint Jerome, priest and doctor
September - Anglican
1: Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710
2: The Martyrs of Papua New Guinea, 1901 and 1942
3: Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 604
4: Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650
6: Allen Gardiner, Missionary, Founder of the South American Mission Society, 1851
8: The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9: Charles Fuge Lowder, Priest, 1880
13: John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, Teacher of the Faith, 407
14: Holy Cross Day
15: Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258
16: Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle of the Picts, c.432
16: Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian, 1882
17: Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, Visionary, 1179
19: Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690
20: John Coleridge Patteson, First Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871
21: Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
25: Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer, 1626
25: Sergei of Radonezh, Russian Monastic Reformer, Teacher of the Faith, 1392
26: Wilson Carlile, Founder of the Church Army,1942
27: Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists), 1660
29: Michael and All Angels
30: Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, Teacher of the Faith, 420
October - Roman Catholic
1: Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor
2: Guardian Angels
3: Feria
4: Saint Francis of Assisi
6: Saint Bruno, priest
7: Our Lady of the Rosary
9: Saint Denis and companions, martyrs or Saint John Leonardi, priest
14: Saint Callistus I, pope and martyr
15: Saint Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor
16: Saint Hedwig, religious or Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin
17: Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr
18: Saint Luke the Evangelist
19: Saints Jean de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, priests and companions, Martyrs or Saint Paul of the Cross, priest
23: Saint John of Capestrano, priest
24: Saint Anthony Mary Claret, bishop
28: Saint Simon and Saint Jude, apostles
October - Anglican
1: Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, 533
1: Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Social Reformer, 1885
4: Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226
6: William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Reformation Martyr, 1536
9: Denys, Bishop of Paris, and his Companions,Martyrs, c.250
9: Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253
10: Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
10: Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674
11: Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
11: James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th century
12: Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709
12: Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
12: Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915
13: Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066
15: Teresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith, 1582
16: Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555
17: Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107
18: Luke the Evangelist
19: Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812
25: Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.287
26: Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
26: Cedd, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664
28: Simon and Jude, Apostles
29: James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyr in Uganda, 1885
31: Martin Luther, Reformer, 1546
November - Roman Catholic
1: All Saints
2: All Souls - ranked with solemnities
3: Saint Martin de Porres, religious
4: Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop
9: Dedication of the Lateran basilica
10: Saint Leo the Great, pope and doctor
11: Saint Martin of Tours, bishop
12: Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr
15: Saint Albert the Great, bishop and doctor
16: Saint Margaret of Scotland or Saint Gertrude the Great, virgin
17: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, religious
18: Dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
22: Saint Cecilia
23: Saint Clement I, pope and martyr or Saint Columban, religious
24: Saint Andre Dung Lac and his companions, martyrs
25: Saint Catherine of Alexandria
30: Saint Andrew the Apostle
November - Anglican
1: All Saints' Day
2: Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)
3: Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher of the Faith, 1600
3: Martin of Porres, Friar, 1639
6: Leonard, Hermit, 6th century
6: William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith, 1944
7: Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739
8: The Saints and Martyrs of England
9: Margery Kempe, Mystic, c.1440
10: Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 461
11: Martin, Bishop of Tours, c.397
13: Charles Simeon, Priest, Evangelical Divine, 1836
14: Samuel Seabury, first Anglican Bishop in North America, 1796
16: Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church, 1093
16: Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240
17: Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
18: Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231
19: Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680
19: Mechtild, Béguine of Magdeburg, Mystic, 1280
20: Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
20: Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876
22: Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230
23: Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100
25: Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century
25: Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer, 1748
29: Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church
30: Andrew the Apostle
December - Roman Catholic
3: Saint Francis Xavier, priest
4: Saint John Damascene, priest and doctor
6: Saint Nicholas, bishop
7: Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor
8: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9: Saint Juan Diego
11: Saint Damasus I, pope
12: Our Lady of Guadalupe
13: Saint Lucy of Syracuse, virgin and martyr
14: Saint John of the Cross, priest and doctor
21: Saint Peter Canisius, priest and doctor
23: Saint John of Kanty, priest
25: Nativity of the Lord
26: Saint Stephen, the first martyr
27: Saint John the Apostle and evangelist
28: Holy Innocents, martyrs
29: Saint Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr
30: Sixth Day with the Octave of Christmas
31: Saint Sylvester I, pope
December - Anglican
1: Charles de Foucauld, Hermit in the Sahara, 1916
3: Francis Xavier, Jesuit Missionary, Apostle of the Indies, 1552
4: John of Damascus, Monk, Teacher of the Faith, c.749
4: Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637
6: Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326
7: Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith, 397
8: The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
13: Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304
13: Samuel Johnson, Moralist, 1784
14: John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith, 1591
17: O Sapientia
17: Eglantine Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of 'Save The Children', 1928
24: Christmas Eve
25: Christmas Day
26: Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr
27: John, Apostle and Evangelist
28: The Holy Innocents
29: (or 7 July) Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170
31: John Wyclif, Reformer, 1384