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1 (Pauli Murray, Civil Rights Attorney and Episcopal Priest)

  • Catherine Winkworth, Translator of Hymns
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abolitionist
  • John Chandler, Anglican Priest, Scholar, and Translator of Hymns

2 (Walter RauschenbuschWashington Gladden, and Jacob Riis, Advocates of the Social Gospel)

  • Charles Albert Dickinson, U.S. Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer
  • George Duffield, Jr., and his son, Samuel Duffield, U.S. Presbyterian Ministers and Hymn Writers
  • Henry Montagu Butler, Educator, Scholar, Hymn Writer, and Anglican Priest

3 (Henry Thomas Smart, English Organist and Composer)

  • Immanuel Nitschmann, German-American Moravian Minister and Musician; his brother-in-law, Jacob Van Vleck, U.S. Moravian Bishop, Musician, Composer, and Educator; his son, William Henry Van Vleck, U.S. Moravian Bishop; his brother, Carl Anton Van Vleck, U.S. Moravian Minister, Musician, Composer and Educator; his daughter, Lisette (Lizetta) Maria Van Vleck Meinung, U.S. Moravian Composer and Educator; and her sister, Amelia Adelaide Van Vleck, U.S. Moravian Composer and Educator
  • John Cennick, British Moravian Evangelist and Hymn Writer


5 (Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Founder of the Barnabites and the Angelic Sisters of Saint Paul)

  • Adalbero and Ulric of Augsburg, Roman Catholic Bishops
  • H. Richard Niebuhr, United Church of Christ Theologian

6 (Vincentia Gerosa and Bartholomea Capitanio, Cofounders of the Sisters of Charity of Lovere)

  • Jan Hus, Proto-Protestant Martyr
  • Oluf Hanson Smeby, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer

7 (Eustace Conder, English Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer)

  • Hedda of Wessex, Roman Catholic Bishop
  • Ralph Milner and Roger Dickenson, Roman Catholic Martyrs
  • Thomas More, Roman Catholic Martyr

8 (Betty Ford, Advocate for Social Justice, Challenger of Stigmas, and First Lady of the United States of America)

  • Albert Rhett Stuart, Episcopal Bishop of Georgia
  • Francis Florentine Hagen, U.S. Moravian Minister and Composer
  • Grimwald, Roman Catholic Abbot

9 (Johann Rudolph Ahle and Johann Georg Ahle, German Lutheran Organists and Composers)

  • Martyrs of Gorkum, Holland, 1572
  • Robert Grant, British Member of Parliament and Hymn Writer

10 (Johann Scheffler, Roman Catholic Priest, Poet, and Hymn Writer)

  • Georg Neumark, German Lutheran Poet and Hymn Writer
  • John Hines, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

11 (Benedict of Nursia, Father of Western Monasticism)

  • Nathan Soderblom, Swedish Ecumenist and Archbishop of Uppsala

12 (Desiderius Erasmus, Roman Catholic Theologian)

  • Johannes Renatus Verbeek, Moravian Minister and Composer
  • John Gualbert, Founder of the Vallombrosan Benedictines
  • Peter Ricksecker, U.S. Moravian Minister, Missionary, Musician, Music Educator, and Composer; student of Johann Christian Bechler, Moravian Minister, Musician, Music Educator, and Composer; father of Julius Theodore Bechler, U.S. Moravian Minister, Musician, Educator, and Composer

13 (Clifford Bax, Poet, Playwright, and Hymn Writer)

  • Eugenius of Carthage, Roman Catholic Bishop
  • Francis Solano, “The Apostle of America”
  • Orange Scott, Abolitionist

14 (Samson Occom, U.S. Presbyterian Missionary to Native Americans)

  • Matthew Bridges, Hymn Writer

15 (Bonaventure, Theologian)

16 (Mary Magdalen Postel, Founder of the Poor Daughters of Mercy)

  • George Alfred Taylor Rygh, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Hymn Translator
  • John Moore Walker, Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta
  • Righteous Gentiles

17 (Bennett J. Sims, Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta)

  • Martyrs of Compiegne
  • Nerses Lampronats, Armenian Apostolic Archbishop of Tarsus
  • William White, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

18 (Bartolome de Las Casas, “Apostle to the Indians”)

  • Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, Anglican Dean of Westminster and Hymn Writer
  • Edward William Leinbach, U.S. Moravian Musician and Composer
  • Elizabeth Ferard, First Deaconess in The Church of England

19 (Poemen, Roman Catholic Abbot; and John the Dwarf and Arsenius the Great, Roman Catholic Monks)

  • Ambrose Autpert, Roman Catholic Abbot
  • John Plessington, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr

20 (Samuel Hanson Cox, U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Abolitionist; and his son, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Episcopal Bishop of Western New York, Hymn Writer, and Translator of Hymns)

  • Ansegisus of Fontanelle, Roman Catholic Abbot
  • Flavian II of Antioch and Elias of Jerusalem, Roman Catholic Patriarchs

21 (Albert John Luthuli, Witness for Civil Rights in South Africa)

  • Ferdinand Quincy Blanchard, U.S. Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer
  • J. B. Phillips, Bible Translator and Anglican Priest


23 (Bridget of Sweden, Founder of the Order of the Most Holy Savior; and her daughter, Catherine of Sweden, Superior of the Order of the Most Holy Savior)

  • Adelaide Teague Case, Professor of Religious Education
  • Philip Evans and John Lloyd, Roman Catholic Priests and Martyrs
  • Theodor Liley Clemens, English Moravian Minister, Missionary, and Composer

24 (Thomas á Kempis, Roman Catholic Monk, Priest, and Spiritual Writer)

  • John Boste, George Swallowell, and John Ingram, Roman Catholic Martyrs
  • John Newton, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer



27 (Brooke Foss Westcott, Anglican Scholar, Bible Translator, and Bishop of Durham; and Fenton John Anthony Hort, Anglican Priest and Scholar)

  • Christian Henry Bateman, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer
  • Johan Nordahl Brun, Norwegian Lutheran Bishop, Author, and Hymn Writer
  • William Reed Huntington, Episcopal Priest

28 (Flora MacDonald, Canadian Stateswoman and Humanitarian)

  • Nancy Byrd Turner, Poet, Editor, and Hymn Writer
  • Pioneering Female Episcopal Priests, 1974 and 1975


30 (William Pinchon, Roman Catholic Bishop)

  • Horatius Bonar, Scottish Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer
  • William Wilberforce, Abolitionist

31 (Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus)

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


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

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