Monday 20th, St. Fachanan, Bishop. A strong tradition from early times links him with Kilfenora and records that he founded a church or monastery there in the sixth century. He is venerated as the patron of the diocese of Kilfenora, now linked with Galway.
Tuesday 21st, St. Peter Canisius: Priest and doctor of the Church (1521-1597), was born in Holland, he intended to become a lawyer but joined the Jesuits. Through courtesy and learning he promoted the Catholic revival after the Council of Trent. His greatest work was a catechism of 211 questions and answers, published in 1555.
Thursday 23rd, St. John of Kanty: (1390-1473) taught Theology and Scripture in the University of Krakow, Poland. He is remembered for his austerity of life and generosity.