So October begins with a lot of strong Saints Feast Days. On the 1 we have St. Thérèse de Lisieux, the French St. Therese, and on the 2 we have the Guardian Angels Feast Day. On the 3 it's the death of St. Francis of Assisi which feast is on the 4.
On the 5 we have St. Faustina Kowalska, to whom Our Lord talked about His Mercy. On the 6 it's St. Bruno day.
On the 7 is the Feast of Our Lady of Rosary. For information about this feast and the Battle of Lepanto read here.
And then it comes the 12 and 13 of October.
On the 12 people venerates Our Lady Aparecida (Brazil) and Our Lady of the Pillar (Spain) commemorating the Apparition of Our Lady to St. James the Apostle in Zaragoza.
Also the 12 it's the eve of the last Apparition of Our Lady in Fátima. There is a big candle procession in the night followed by Mass. People from all the world go there and some even sleep on the street for lack of hotels - and there are plenty !
In the morning again procession and Mass in commemoration of the Apparition and Miracle of the Sun.
The 15 is the Feast day of St. Theresa of Avila, the great.
On the 16 is St. Longinus the Centurian, whose feast can also be on the 15 March.
On the 17 is St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the Saint of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St Luke Apostle will be on the 18.
The 22 is the feast day of Pope JPII and also the birthday of one of my children.
On 24 we have the feast of St. Raphael, Archangel who, after the CVII began being honoured together with St. Gabriel and Michael on the 29 September, but who many still honour and will do on the 24 of October.
On the same day we celebrate the feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret.
Obviously there are a lot more Saints with their feast days in October but these are the ones of my special devotion. And, above all, the days of Our Lady and not forgetting that October is the month of the Rosary.
So, there you have it, a kind of post you don't read everyday. 😉