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1 (Frederick Denison Maurice, Anglican Priest and Theologian)

  • Henry Hallam Tweedy, U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Liturgist, and Hymn Writer
  • Sidonius Apollinaris, Eucherius of Lyon, and His Descendants, Roman Catholic Bishops
  • Syragius of Autun and Anacharius of Auxerre, Roman Catholic Bishops, and Valery of Leucone and Eustace of Luxeuit, Roman Catholic Abbots

2 (James Lloyd Breck, “The Apostle of the Wilderness”)

  • John Payne and Cuthbert Mayne, Roman Catholic Priests and Martyrs

3 (Luther D. Reed, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Liturgist)

  • Burgendofara and Sadalberga, Roman Catholic Abbesses, and Their Relations
  • Ernest W. Shurtleff, U.S. Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer
  • William of Eskilsoe, Roman Catholic Abbot

4 (Benjamin Hall Kennedy, Greek and Latin Scholar, Bible Translator, and Anglican Priest)

  • Benedict the African, Franciscan Friar and Hermit
  • George the Younger, Greek Orthodox Bishop of Mitylene
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader (also January 15)

5 (Milner Ball, Presbyterian Minister, Law Professor, Witness for Civil Rights, Humanitarian)

  • Nokter Balbulus, Roman Catholic Monk

6 (Marcellinus of Carthage, Roman Catholic Martyr)

  • Albrecht Durer, Matthias Grunewald, and Lucas Cranach the Elder, Artists
  • Daniel G. C. Wu, Episcopal Priest and Missionary to Chinese Americans
  • Frederic Barker, Anglican Bishop of Sydney

7 (Tikhon of Moscow, Russian Orthodox Patriarch)

  • John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Christian Brothers
  • Montford Scott, Edmund Gennings, Henry Walpole, and Their Fellow Martyrs

8 (Julie Billiart, Founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur)

  • William Augustus Muhlenberg, Episcopal Priest

9 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martyr and German Lutheran Theologian)

  • Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, Anglican Priest, Composer, and Musical Scholar
  • Jay Thomas Stocking, U.S. Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer
  • John Samuel Bewley Monsell, Anglican Priest and Poet; and Richard Mant, Anglican Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore

10 (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Roman Catholic Priest, Scientist, and Theologian)

  • Henry Van Dyke, U.S. Presbyterian Theologian
  • Howard Thurman, Protestant Theologian
  • Mikael Agricola, Finnish Lutheran Liturgist, Bishop of Turku, and “Father of Finnish Literary Language”

11 (Dionysius of Corinth, Roman Catholic Bishop)

  • Anthony Neyrot, Roman Catholic Martyr
  • Charles Stedman Newhall, U.S. Naturalist, Hymn Writer, and Congregationalist and Presbyterian Minister

12 (Alfred Lee, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church)

  • Julius I, Bishop of Rome
  • William Sloane Coffin, Social Activist

13 (Hermenegild, Visigothic Prince and Roman Catholic Martyr)

  • Hugh of Rouen, Roman Catholic Bishop, Abbot, and Monk
  • Mikael Agricola, Finnish Lutheran Bishop of Tallinn

14  (Edward Thomas Demby and Henry Beard Delany, Episcopal Suffragan Bishops for Colored Work)

  • Fulbert of Chartres, Roman Catholic Bishop
  • Wandregisilus of Normandy, Roman Catholic Abbot, and Lambert of Lyons, Roman Catholic Abbot and Bishop

15 (Olga of Kiev, Regent of Kievan Russia; Adalbert of Magdeburg, Roman Catholic Bishop; Adalbert of Prague, Roman Catholic Bishop and Martyr; and Benedict and Gaudentius of Pomerania, Roman Catholic Martyrs)

  • Damien de Veuster, a.k.a. Damien of Molokai, Roman Catholic Priest
  • Egbert of Lindisfarne, Roman Catholic Monk, and Adalbert of Egmont, Roman Catholic Missionary

16 (Bernadette of Lourdes, Roman Catholic Nun)

  • Henirich Theobald Schenck, German Lutheran Pastor and Hymn Writer
  • Isabella Gilmore, Anglican Deaconess
  • William Firmatus, Roman Catholic Hermit

17 (Daniel Sylvester Tuttle, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church)

  • Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Founder of the Contemplatives of the Good Shepherd
  • Robert of Chaise Dieu, Roman Catholic Abbot
  • Wilbur Kenneth Howard, Moderator of The United Church of Canada

18 (Donald S. Armentrout, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Scholar)

  • Calvin Weiss Laufer, U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymnodist
  • Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island
  • William Pennefather, Anglican Priest, Humanitarian, and Hymn Writer; and his wife, Catherine King Pennefather, Humanitarian and Hymn Writer

19 (Murin of Fahan, Laserian of Leighlin, Goban of Picardie, Foillan of Fosses, and Ultan of Peronne, Abbots; Fursey of Peronne and Blitharius of Seganne, Monks)

  • Mary of the Incarnation, Roman Catholic Nun
  • Olavus Petri, Swedish Lutheran Theologian, Historian, Liturgist, Minister, Hymn Writer, Hymn Translator, Dramatis, Bible Translator, and “Father of Swedish Literature;” and his brother, Laurentius Petri, Swedish Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala, Bible Translator, and “Father of Swedish Hymnody”
  • Simeon Barsabae, Bishop, and His Companions, Martyrs

20 (Amator of Auxerre and German of Auxerre, Roman Catholic Bishops; Mamertinus of Auxerre, Roman Catholic Abbot; and Marcian of Auxerre, Roman Catholic Monk)

  • Johannes Bugenhagen, German Lutheran Pastor
  • Marcellinus of Embrun, Roman Catholic Missionary Bishop

21 (Archibald Hamilton Charteris, Scottish Presbyterian Minister, Scholar, and Hymn Writer)

  • Malrubius of Applecross, Roman Catholic Monk, Abbot, and Missionary)
  • Robert Seymour Bridges, Poet and Translator of Hymns

22 (Gene Britton, Episcopal Priest)

  • Cesar Chavez, Labor Union Leader
  • Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Capuchin Friar and Martyr

23 (Genocide Remembrance)

  • Inauguration of The United Methodist Church, 1968
  • Walter Russell Bowie, Episcopal Priest

24 (Martyrs of Armenia)

  • Mellitus, Bishop of London and Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Toyohiko Kagawa, Teacher and Evangelist

25 (MARK THE EVANGELIST, MARTYR)

26 (Remaclus of Maastricht, Theodard of Maastricht, Lambert of Maastricht, Hubert of Maastricht and Liege, and Floribert of Liege, Roman Catholic Bishops; Landrada of Munsterbilsen, Roman Catholic Abbess; and Otger of Utrecht, Plechelm of Guelderland, and Wiro, Roman Catholic Missionaries)

  • Paschasius Radbertus, Roman Catholic Abbot
  • Robert Hunt, First Anglican Chaplain at Jamestown, Virginia

27 (George Washington Doane, Episcopal Bishop of New Jersey)

  • Antony and Theodosius of Kiev, Founders of Russian Orthodox Monasticism; Barlaam of Kiev, Russian Orthodox Abbot; and Stephen of Kiev, Russian Orthodox Abbot and Bishop
  • Christina Rossetti, Poet and Religious Writer

28 (John Ross MacDuff and George Matheson, Scottish Presbyterian Ministers and Authors)

  • First U.S. Methodist Book of Worship, 1945
  • Gualfardus, Roman Catholic Hermit
  • Peter Chanel, Protomartyr of Oceania

29 (Bosa of York, John of Beverley, Wilfrid the Younger, and Acca of Hexham, Roman Catholic Bishops)

  • Catherine of Siena, Roman Catholic Nun
  • Timothy Rees, Anglican Bishop of Llandaff

30 (Constituting of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1987)

  • Eutropius of Saintes, Roman Catholic Missionary, Bishop, and Martyr
  • James Montgomery, Hymn Writer


Lowercase boldface on a date with two or more commemorations indicates a primary feast.

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Posted May 21, 2011 by neatnik2009 in April, Saints--Monthly Guides

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