Saint Leopold Mandic (May 12, 1866 - June 30, 1942) was an ethnic Croatian. Physically malformed and delicate, having a height of only 1.35m (4'5''), with a clumsy walk and stuttering, he developed tremendous spiritual strength. He is called the Saint of Confession. His feast is celebrated May 12.
Saint Mamertus is best remembered as he originator of the penitential practice of Rogation days. This practice is marked by processions and Psalms for the three days preceding the feast of the Ascension.
Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai (3 January 1840 – 15 April 1889), was member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. For 16 years he cared for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those in the leper colony of Molokaʻi. He eventually contracted and died of the disease, and is widely considered a "martyr of charity".
Saint Pachomius was born about 292 in Egypt. St. Pachomius was the first monk to organize hermits into groups and write down a Rule for them. Both St. Basil and St. Benedict drew from his Rule in setting forth their own more famous ones. Hence, though St. Anthony is usually regarded as the founder of Christian monasticism, it was really St. Pachomius who began monasticism as we know it today.
Saint Victor Maurus (Saint Victor the Moor) was a native of Mauretania. Born in the third century, he is believed to have been a soldier in the Praetorian guard. As an elderly man that he was arrested for the Faith. After severe tortures, including being basted with molten lead, he was decapitated under Maximian in Milan around the year 303. Later a church was erected over his grave.
Saint Rose Venerini (February 9, 1656 – May 7, 1728) was the founder of a Roman Catholic religious congregation of women, often called the Venerini Sisters. Rosa Venerini died a saintly death in the community of St. Mark's in Rome on the evening of May 7, 1728. She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 15, 2006.
Saint François de Laval was the first Bishop of Quebec. This holy bishop, a pioneer of the Church in New France, lived in constant, heroic renouncement. He wore a hair shirt and slept very little, so as to be able to pray all his offices and rosaries.
Angelus was born in Jerusalem in 1185, his parents were converted Jews. Angelus was one of the first Carmelites to come to Sicily from Mt. Carmel. According to trustworthy sources, he was killed by unbelievers in Licata during the first half of the thirteenth century. He has been named patron of many places in Sicily.
Saint Florian was an officer of the Roman army and was arrested for being a Christian and after making a bold confession, he was twice scourged, half-flayed alive, set on fire, and finally thrown into a river with a stone around his neck. He is the patron of Fire Fighters.
Saints Philip and James, Apostles and Martyrs. St. Philip was one of the first chosen disciples of Christ. Saint James the Less (the Younger), author of the canonical Epistle, was the son of Alpheus, the brother of Saint Jude and a cousin of Our Lord, whom he is said to have resembled.