Saints’ Days and Holy Days for August   Leave a comment


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2 (Georg Weissel, German Lutheran Pastor and Hymn Writer)

  • Christian Gottfried Gebhard, German Moravian Composer and Music Educator
  • Peter Julian Eymard, Founder of the Priests of the Blessed Sacrament, the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Priests’ Eucharistic League; and Organizer of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament


4 (Alfred Tennyson, English Poet)

  • Frederick William Foster, English Moravian Bishop, Liturgist, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator
  • John Brownlie, Scottish Presbyterian Minister, Hymn Writer, and Translator of Hymns

5 (Colbert S. Cartwright, Disciples of Christ Minister, Liturgist, and Witness for Civil Rights)

  • Adam of St. Victor, Roman Catholic Monk and Hymn Writer
  • George Frederick Root, Poet and Composer


7 (Victricius of Rouen, Roman Conscientious Objector and Roman Catholic Bishop)

  • John Scrimger, Canadian Presbyterian Minister, Ecumenist, and Liturgist (August 7)
  • John Mason Neale, Founder of the Sisterhood of St. Margaret
  • Sixtus II, Bishop of Rome, and His Companions, Martyrs

8 (Mary MacKillop, Founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart)

  • Dominic, Founder of the Order of Preachers

9 (Edith Stein, Roman Catholic Nun and Philosopher)

10 (William Walsham How, Anglican Bishop of Wakefield and Hymn Writer; and his sister, Frances Jane Douglas(s), Hymn Writer)

  • Laurence of Rome, Roman Catholic Deacon and Martyr
  • Sherman Booth, Abolitionist

11 (Gregory Thaumaturgus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Neocaesarea; and Alexander of Comana “the Charcoal Burner,” Roman Catholic Martyr and Bishop of Comana, Pontus)

  • Augustus Montague Toplady, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer
  • Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Poor Clares
  • Matthias Loy, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Educator, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator; and Conrad Hermann Louis Schuette, German-American Lutheran Minister, Educator, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator

12 (Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Abolitionist, Congressman, and Witness for Civil Rights)

  • Sarah Flower Adams, English Unitarian Composer; and her sister, Eliza Flower, English Unitarian Composer

13 (John Henry Hopkins, Jr., Episcopal Priest and Hymnodist; and his nephew, John Henry Hopkins, III, Episcopal Priest and Musician)

  • Elizabeth Payson Prentiss, U.S. Presbyterian Hymn Writer

14 (William Croft, Anglican Organist and Composer)

  • Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Episcopal Seminarian and Martyr
  • Matthias Claudius, German Lutheran Writer
  • Maximilian Kolbe, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr


16 (Charles Inglis, Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia)

  • Alipius, Roman Catholic Bishop of Tagaste and Friend of St. Augustine of Hippo
  • John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson, Prime Ministers of Cananda; and Tommy Douglas, Premier of Saskatchewan then Federal Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada
  • John Jones of Talysarn, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Minister and Hymn Tune Composer

17 (Samuel Johnson, Congregationalist Minister, Anglican Priest, President of King’s College, “Father of The Episcopal Church in Connecticut,” and “Father of American Library Classification;” Timothy Cutler, Congregationalist Minister, Rector of Yale College, and Anglican Priest; Daniel Browne, Educator, Congregationalist Minister, and Anglican Priest; and James Wetmore, Congregationalist Minister and Anglican Priest)

  • Jonathan Friedrich Bahnmaier, German Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer

18 (Erdmann  Neumeister, German Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer)

  • William Porcher DuBose, Episcopal Theologian

19 (William Hammond, English Moravian Hymn Writer)

20 (John Bajus, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer)

21 (John Athelstan Laurie Riley, Anglican Ecumenist, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator)

22 (Jack Layton, Canadian Activist and Federal Leader of the New Democratic Party)

  • John Dryden, English Puritan then Anglican then Roman Catholic Poet, Playwright, and Translator

23 (Martin de Porres and Juan Macias, Humanitarians and Dominican Lay Brothers; Rose of Lima, Humanitarian and Dominican Sister; and Turibius of Mogrovejo, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Lima)

  • William John Copeland, Anglican Priest and Hymn Translator


25 (Michael Faraday, Scientist)

26 (Frederick William Herzberger, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Humanitarian, and Hymn Translator)

27 (Thomas Gallaudet and Henry Winter Syle, Episcopal Priests)

28 (Ambrose of Milan, Roman Catholic Bishop; Monica of Hippo, Mother of St. Augustine of Hippo; and Augustine of Hippo, Roman Catholic Bishop of Hippo Regius)

  • Denis Wortman, U.S. Dutch Reformed Minister and Hymn Writer
  • Laura S. Copenhaver, U.S. Lutheran Hymn Writer and Missionary Leader
  • Moses the Black, Roman Catholic Monk, Abbot, and Martyr


30 (Henriette Luise von Hayn, German Moravian Hymn Writer)

31 (Karl Otto Eberhardt, German Moravian Organist, Music Educator, and Composer)

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


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

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