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# Saint Rufus martyr
# Saint Rufus martyr
# [[St Augustine]] the doctor
# [[St Augustine]] the doctor (patron saint of brewers)
# The Beheading of Saint John the baptist
# The Beheading of Saint John the baptist
# Saint Felix
# Saint Felix

Revision as of 16:08, 22 July 2004


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


  1. Saint Scholastica
  2. Saint Valentine


  1. Saint Benedict
  2. The Crucifixion.
  3. The Resurrection of Christ


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


  1. The Apostles Philip and James
  2. St Monica (Patron Saint of Alcoholics)
  3. Saint Augustine the bishop


  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


  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


  1. Saint Stephen the martyr
  2. The Assumption of Saint Mary the virgin
  3. St Bartholomew the apostle
  4. Saint Rufus martyr
  5. St Augustine the doctor (patron saint of brewers)
  6. The Beheading of Saint John the baptist
  7. Saint Felix


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


  1. St Francis of Assisi
  2. Saint Luke the evangelist
  3. Saint Frideswide the virgin
  4. St Ursula
  5. Simon and Jude apostles


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


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


  • 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.