December Feast Days

Month of the Divine Infancy

Advent Begins December 1
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Day
Saint Name
Patron/ess of
Country
Calendar
Dec 1
Abram J. Ryan, Fr. 1838-1886
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USA

Dec 1
Press
England
H
Dec 1
St. Eligius 588-661
Metalworkers, Jewelers
France
H
Dec 1
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France

Dec 2
St. Bibiana c. 300
Single Women
Rome
T
Dec 3
Roman Catholic Diocese of Gurk
Germany

Dec 3
Foreign Missions
France
NT
Dec 4
St. Barbara ? -235
Architects
Greece
T
Dec 4
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Damascus
N
Dec 4
St. Peter Chrysologus 450
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Italy
T
Dec 5
St. Sabbas 532
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Cappadocia
T
Dec 5
St. Gerald 1109
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Spain
H
Dec 6
St. Nicholas ?- 343
Children, Pawnbrokers, mariners, Russia
Asia Minor, modern day Turkey
NT
Dec 7
St. Ambrose 340-397
Candlemakers
Rome (Milan)
NT
Dec 8
USA
Nazareth
T
Dec 9

USA

Dec 9
St. Juan Diego 1474-1548
Indigenous People
Mexico (Guadalupe)
N
Dec 9
St. Leocadia 304
Toledo, Spain
Spain
H
Dec 10
St. Melchiades 304
Cave Explorers
Rome
T
Dec 10
Aviators
Italy
H
Dec 10
St. Romaric 653
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Austrasia (Frankish)
H
Dec 11
St. Damascus 384
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Italy (Rome)
NT
Dec 11
Our Lady, Queen of Angels 1212
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Paris
H
Dec 12
Americas, the Unborn
Mexico (Guadalupe)
NT
Dec 13
St. Lucy ?-304
Blind, Italy, Syracuse
Italy (Sicily)
NT
Dec 13
St. Odilia 720
Alsace, against blindess
Alsace
H
Dec 14
Contemplatives, Mystics, Spanish poets
Spain (Avila)
N
Dec 14
Sts Nicasius  & Eutropia, his sister c 400
Small pox victims
France (Rheims)
H
Dec 14
St. Venantius Fortunatus 605
Eye ailments
France
H
Dec 15
St. Christiana/Nino 296-335
Millers, people with mental disorders, mental health workers
Georgia (Russia)
H
Dec 16
St. Eusebius of Vercelli 371
Vercelli
Vercelli
T
Dec 16
St. Adelaide 931-999
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Italy
T
Dec 16
Sts. Ananias, Azarius, & Misael 7th C BC
Babylonian names were Sidrach, Abdenago and Misach
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Judah
H
Dec 17
St. Olympian c 410
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Nicomedia
H
Dec 17
St. Lazarus 1st century
Lepers and against Leprosy
Bethany (near Jerusalem)
H
Dec 18
St. Gatian 3rd century
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Tours
H
Dec 19
St. Urban V  1310-1390
Architects, Educators
Benedictines, Missionaries
France
H
Dec 20
St. Dominic of Silos 1073
Captives
Spain
H
Dec 20
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Mesopotamia
H
Dec 21
St. Thomas, the Apostle
architects; blind people; construction workers; theologians; and against doubt.
Galilee (Roman Empire)
T
Dec 21

Holland
N
Dec 22
Immigrants
USA (Chicago)
T
Dec 22
Sts. Chaeremon & Ischyrion 3rd century, martyrs
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Egypt
H
Dec 23
St. John of Kanty 1473
Poland
Poland
N
Dec 23
St. Yvo of Chartres 1115
Canonists
France
H
Dec 23
St. Servulus, beggar 590
People with Disabilities, especially Cerebral Palsy
Rome
H
Dec 24
Sts. Adam & Eve
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Eden
H

Calendar:
H - Historical
N-New
T - Traditional

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