Feast Days during the week

Tuesday 18th, Pope St. John I. He was the first Bishop of Rome to visit Constantinople. He spent a lot of his time as Pope dealing with people who were promoting heresies. He was imprisoned in Ravenna where he died in 526.

Thursday 20th, St. Bernardine of Siena. Born in 1380, he became a Franciscan and travelled through Italy preaching with great success. He promoted devotion to the Holy Name and to St. Joseph. He died in 1444.

Friday 21st, St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions. These twenty-five priests and laymen were executed in Mexico in 1927.

Saturday 22nd, St. Rita of Cascia (1365-1457) was married for eighteen years. Her husband, an ill-tempered and abusive man, was murdered. Later, Rita entered the Augustinian convent in Cascia and spent forty years in prayer, charitable work and working for peace in the region.