Saint Victor Maurus (Saint Victor the Moor) was a native of Mauretania. Born in the third century, he is believed to have been a soldier in the Praetorian guard. As an elderly man that he was arrested for the Faith. After severe tortures, including being basted with molten lead, he was decapitated under Maximian in Milan around the year 303. Later a church was erected over his grave.
Saint Rose Venerini (February 9, 1656 – May 7, 1728) was the founder of a Roman Catholic religious congregation of women, often called the Venerini Sisters. Rosa Venerini died a saintly death in the community of St. Mark's in Rome on the evening of May 7, 1728. She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 15, 2006.
Saint François de Laval was the first Bishop of Quebec. This holy bishop, a pioneer of the Church in New France, lived in constant, heroic renouncement. He wore a hair shirt and slept very little, so as to be able to pray all his offices and rosaries.
Angelus was born in Jerusalem in 1185, his parents were converted Jews. Angelus was one of the first Carmelites to come to Sicily from Mt. Carmel. According to trustworthy sources, he was killed by unbelievers in Licata during the first half of the thirteenth century. He has been named patron of many places in Sicily.
Saint Florian was an officer of the Roman army and was arrested for being a Christian and after making a bold confession, he was twice scourged, half-flayed alive, set on fire, and finally thrown into a river with a stone around his neck. He is the patron of Fire Fighters.
Saints Philip and James, Apostles and Martyrs. St. Philip was one of the first chosen disciples of Christ. Saint James the Less (the Younger), author of the canonical Epistle, was the son of Alpheus, the brother of Saint Jude and a cousin of Our Lord, whom he is said to have resembled.
Saint Athanasius the Great was a Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. He was the great defender of the faith and the man to whom we chiefly owe the preservation of the Christian faith against early heresies.
The feast of Saint Joseph the Worker was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 in order to Christianize the concept of labor and give to all workmen a model and a protector.
Pope Saint Pius V (1566-1572) was a Domincan. He called the Council of Trent, Excommunicated Elizabeth I of England for schism, was the patron Palestrina, and organized the Holy League for the defense against the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto.
Saint Catherine of Siena T.O.S.D (25 March 1347 in Siena – 29 April 1380 in Rome) was a tertiary of the Dominican Order, and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France, and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. She was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1970. She is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with Francis of Assisi.