Feast Days during the week

This year St. Anthony of Padua’s feast day is not celebrated due to its falling on a Sunday (June 13th) and the group celebration of the The Irish Martyrs is not celebrated on the 20th for the same reason.

Monday 14th, St. Davnet lived and died at Tydavnet, Sliabh Beagh, Co. Monaghan. Tradition speaks of her as a virgin and founder of a church or monastery. A bachall (staff) said to have been hers has been preserved. In the past it was used as a test of truth.

Saturday 19th, St. Romuald was a monk who lived a life of strict penamee and solitude. He established many monasteries, most notably at Camaldoli in Tuscany. He died in 1027.

Bl. Dermot O’Hurley and Companions: Archbishop Dermot O’Hurley of Cashel was martyred in 1584. His companions, honoured on this day, are Bishop Terence Albert O’Brien OP, John Kearney OFM, and William Tirry OSA.