List of Saints' Feastdays

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January

  1. Circumcision of the Lord
  2. The Epiphany of the Lord.

February

  1. Saint Scholastica
  2. Saint Valentine

March

  1. St. Patrick
  2. Saint Benedict
  3. The Crucifixion.
  4. The Resurrection of Christ

April

  1. Saint Guthlac confessor.
  2. Saint Alfegius
  3. Saint George
  4. Saint Mark the Evangelist
  5. Saint Vitalis martyr.

May

  1. The Apostles Philip and James
  2. St Monica (Patron Saint of Alcoholics)
  3. Saint Augustine of Canterbury
  4. Saint Joan of Arc (This was not a feast day in period, as she was beatified in 1909 and canonised in 1920)

June

  1. Saint Peter the martyr
  2. Saint Barnabas the apostle
  3. Saints Vitus and Modestus
  4. Saint Alban
  5. Saint Aetheldritha the virgin
  6. Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
  7. Saints John and Paul
  8. Martyrdom of the apostles Peter and Paul

July

  1. Translation of Saint Benedict
  2. Saint Mary Magdalene
  3. Saint Christina the virgin
  4. Saint James the apostle
  5. Saint Samson the confessor
  6. Saint Beatrice

August

  1. Saint Stephen the martyr
  2. The Assumption of Saint Mary the virgin
  3. St Guinefort (veneration of this "saint" was frowned upon by the Church)
  4. St Bartholomew the apostle
  5. Genesius Joculator, patron saint of actors
  6. Saint Rufus martyr
  7. St Augustine the doctor (patron saint of brewers)
  8. The Beheading of Saint John the baptist
  9. Saint Felix

September

  1. Nativity of Saint Mary the virgin
  2. Saint Matthew the apostle
  3. Saint Michael the archangel
  4. Saint Jerome presbiter

October

  1. St Francis of Assisi
  2. Saint Luke the evangelist
  3. Saint Frideswide the virgin
  4. St Ursula
  5. Caludia Procula (wife of Pontius Pilate)
  6. Simon and Jude apostles

November

  1. Feast of All Saints
  2. Saint Leonard the confessor
  3. Edmund the Martyr
  4. St Cecilia (Patron saint of Music)

December

  1. Saint Nicholas bishop
  2. The Conception of Saint Mary
  3. The Nativity of Our Lord


Endnotes

  • Remember that some medieval calenders got dates of saints' feast days wrong, or debated the date between different church sections.
  • There is often more than one saint that goes by the same name. For instance, there are at least four medieval St Bartholomews. They do not necessarily use the same feast day.
  • Local areas would celebrate only the saints' feast days relevant to them - they might celebrate the well known saints of their country, and also a few local saints, and saints relevant ot their landscape and specialities (eg farming saints, saints of sailors, vinters, etc) and also saints relevant to their personal circumstances (female saints for a convent, saints of chastity for a person who had taken a vow of chastity, etc). There was a big push in the 12th century to introduce Saint Thomas Beckett to Europe (from England) - gifts of clothing with embroideries of his martyrdom were sent to many European churches as a publicity campaign.
  • Books of saints' days existed in medieval times. One 12th century example online is the [Albans psalter], also with an [[1]] about the saints' days within.