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SAINTS ON THE GENERAL ROMAN CALENDAR

Feasts (See CCC #s 957, 1173)


Italic print indicates feasts proper to the calendar of the United States. Lowercase abbreviation after some name indicates:

abbot, ab; apostle, ap; bishop, b; doctor, d; evangelist, e; martyr, m; pope, po; priest, pr; religious, r; virgin, v;

Capital letter in parentheses after some of the entries indicates: Solemnities (S);  Feasts (F); and memorials (M). No letter indicates an optional memorial.


Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Alphabetical Listing


January

 1. Octave of Christmas
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (S)
 2. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen b/d (M)
 4. Elizabeth Ann Seton b (M)
 5. John Newman b (M)
 6. Bl. Andrew Bessette r
 7. Raymond of Penyafort pr
13. Hilary of Poiters b/d
17. Anthony of Egypt ab (M)
20. Fabian po/m
Sebastian m
21. Agnes v/m (M)
22. Vincent deacon/m
24. Francis de Sales b/d (M)
25. Conversion of Paul ap (F)
26. Timothy and Titus b (M)
27. Angela Merici v
28. Thomas Aquinas pr/d (M)
31. John Bosco pr (M)

Sunday between January 2 and January 8: Epiphany (S); Sunday after Epiphany: Baptism of the Lord (F)

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February

 2. Presentation of the Lord (F)
 3. Blaise b/m
  Anskar
 5. Agatha v/m (M)
 6. Paul Miki and companions m (M)
 8. Jerome Emiliani
10. Scholastic v (M)
11. Our Lady of Lourdes
14. Cyril m
Methodius b (M)
17. Seven Founders of the Order of Servites
21. Peter Damian b/d
22. Chair of Peter ap (F)
23. Polycarp b/m (M)

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March

 4. Casimir
 7. Perpetua and Felicity m (M)
 8. John of God r
17. Patrick b
18. Cyril of Jerusalem b/d
19. Joseph, husband of Mary (S)
23. Turibius de Mongrovejo b
25. Annunciation (S)

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April

 2. Francis of Paola hermit
 4. Isidore of Seville b/d
 5. Vincent Ferrer pr
 7. John Baptist de la Salle pr (M)
11. Stanislaus b/m (M)
13. Martin I po/m
21. Anselm b/d
23. George m
24. Fidelis of Sigmaringen pr/m
25. Mark e (F)
28. Peter Chanel pr/m
29. Catherine of Siena v/d (M)
30. Pius V po

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May

 1. Joseph the Worker
 2. Athanasius b/d (M)
 3. Philip and James ap (F)
12. Nereus and Achilleus m
Pancras m
14. Matthias ap (F)
15. Isidore the Farmer
18. John I po/m
20. Bernardino of Siena pr
25. Bede the Venerable pr/d
Gregory VII po
Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi v
26. Philip Neri pr (M)
27. Augustine of Canterbury b
31. Visitation (F)

Sunday after Pentecost: Holy Trinity (S); Sunday after Holy Trinity: The Body and Blood of Christ (S); Friday after Trinity Sunday: Sacred Heart (S); Saturday after Trinity Sunday: Immaculate Heart of Mary

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June

 1. Justin m (M)
 2. Marcellinus and Peter m
 3. Charles Lwanga and companions m (M)
 5. Boniface b/m (M)
 6. Norbert b
 9. Ephraem deacon/d
11. Barnabas ap (M)
13. Anthony of Padua pr/d (M)
19. Romuald ab
21. Aloysius Gonzaga r (M)
22. Paulinus of Nola b
John Fisher b/m
Thomas More m
24. Birth of John the Baptist (S)
27. Cyril of Alexandria b/d
28. Irenaeus b/m (M)
29. Peter and Paul ap (S)
30. The Martyrs of Rome under Nero

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July

 3. Thomas ap (F)
 4. Elizabeth of Portugal
U. S. Independence Day
 5. Anthony Zaccaria pr
 6. Maria Goretti v/m
11. Benedict of Nursia ab (M)
13. Henry
14. Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha v
15. Bonaventure b/d (M)
16. Camillus de Lellis pr
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
21. Lawrence of Brindisi pr/d
22. Mary Magdalene (M)
23. Bridget of Sweden r
25. James ap (F)
26. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary (M)
29. Martha (M)
30. Peter Chrysologus b/d
31. Ignatius of Loyala pr (M)

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August

 1. Alphonsus Liguori b/d (M)
 2. Eusebius of Vercelli b
 4. John Vianney pr (M)
 5. Dedication of St. Mary Major
 6. Transfiguration (F)
 7. Sixtus II and companions po/m
Cajetan pr
 8. Dominic pr (M)
10. Laurence deacon/m (F)
11. Clare v (M)
13. Pontian po/m
Hippolytus pr/m
14. Maximilian Mary Kolbe pr/m (M)
15. Assumption (S)
16. Stephen of Hungary
19. John Eudes pr
20. Bernard ab/d (M)
21. Pius X po (M)
22. Queenship of Mary (M)
23. Rose of Lima v
24. Bartholomew ap (F)
25. Louis; Joseph Calasanz pr
27. Monica (M)
28. Augustine b/d (M)
29. Beheading of John the Baptist m (M)

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September

 3. Gregory the Great po/d
 8. Birth of Mary (F)
 9. Peter Claver pr (M)
13. John Chrysostom b/d (M)
14. Triumph of the Cross (F)
15. Our Lady of Sorrows (M)
16. Cornelius po/m
Cyprian b/m (M)
17. Robert Bellarmine b/d
19. Januarius b/m
20. Andrew Kim Taegon pr/m
Paul Chong Hasang and companions m (M)
21. Matthew ap/e (F)
25. Cosmas and Damian m
27. Vincent de Paul pr (M)
28. Wenceslaus m
Lawrence Ruiz and companions m
29. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels (F)
30. Jerome pr/d (M)

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October

 1. Therese of Lisieux v (M)
 2. Guardian Angels (M)
 4. Francis of Assisi (M)
 6. Bruno pr
Bl. Marie Rose Durocher v
 7. Our Lady of the Rosary (M)
 9. Denis  b/m
companions m
John Leonardi pr
14. Callistus I po/m
15. Teresa of Avila v/d (M)
16. Hedwig r
Margaret Mary Alacoque v
17. Ignatius of Antioch b/m (M)
18. Luke e (F)
19. Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf pr/m
and companions m (M)
Paul of the Cross pr
23. John of Capistrano pr
24. Anthony Claret b
28. Simon and Jude ap (F)

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November

 1. All Saints' (S)
 2. All Souls'
 3. Martin de Porres r
 4. Charles Borromero b (M)
 9. Dedication of St. John Lateran (F)
10. Leo the Great po/d (M)
11. Martin of Tours b (M)
12. Josaphat b/m (M)
13. Frances Xavier Cabrini v (M)
15. Albert the Great b/d
16. Margaret of Scotland v
Gertrude v
17. Elizabeth of Hungary r (M)
18. Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul ap
21. Presentation of Mary (M)
22. Cecilia v/m (M)
23. Clement I po/m
Columban ab
30. Andrew ap (F)

Last Sunday in Ordinary Time: Christ the King (S); Fourth Thursday: Thanksgiving Day

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December

 3. Francis Xavier pr (M)
 4. John Damascene pr/d
 6. Nicholas b
 7. Ambrose b/d (M)
 8. Immaculate Conception (S)
11. Damasus I po
12. Our Lady of Guadalupe (M)
Jane Frances de Chantal r
13. Lucy v/m (M)
14. John of the Cross pr/d (M)
21. Peter Canisius pr/d
23. John of Kanti pr
25. Christmas (S)
26. Stephen, first martyr (F)
27. John ap/e (F)
28. Holy Innocents m (F)
29. Thomas Becker b/m
31. Sylvester I po

Sunday within the octave of Christmas or on December 30: Holy Family (F)

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

CCC 957

Communion with the saints. "It is not merely by the title of example that we cherish the memory of those in heaven; we seek, rather, that by this devotion to the exercise of fraternal charity the union of the whole Church in the Spirit may be strengthened. Exactly as Christian communion among our fellow pilgrims brings us closer to Christ, so our communion with the saints joins us to Christ, from whom as from its fountain and head issues all grace, and the life of the People of God itself."

We worship Christ as God's Son; we love the martyrs as the Lord's disciples and imitators, and rightly so because of their matchless devotion towards their king and master. May we also be their companions and fellow disciples.

CCC 1173

When the Church keeps the memorials of martyrs and other saints during the annual cycle, she proclaims the Paschal mystery in those "who have suffered and have been glorified with Christ. She proposes them to the faithful as examples who draw all men to the Father through Christ, and through their merits she begs for God's favors.

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