Monday 20th Ss. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, priest; Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions: martyrs. St. Andrew Kim was the first Korean priest and St. Paul Chong was a catechist; they, and 101 companions were martyred during the persecutions of the Church in Korea, 1839-67.
Tuesday 21st St. Matthew, Apostle and Evengelist: the tax collector, may also be identified with Levi, son of Alphaeus, in Mark 2:13. He is said to have been a missionary in Persia and Ethiopia. Patron of accountants, book-keepers, tax-collectors, customs officers and security guards.
Thursday 23rd St, Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio): died 23rd September 1968. friar, stigmatist, confessor, friend of all who suffer. St. Eunan (Adoriinan): Capuchin was born in Donegal around 624 and died in 704. He became a monk in Iona and was chosen abbot there in 679. One of his writings is the Life of Colum Cille.
Saturday 25th St. Finbarr: came to Loch Irce (Gougane Barra) and lived there as a hermit. When disciples gathered round him, he moved to Cork at the mouth of the Lee where he founded a monastery which became a famous centre of learning.