Saints’ Days and Holy Days for September   Leave a comment


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1 (Sundar Singh, Indian Christian Evangelist)

  • David Pendleton Oakerhater, Episcopal Deacon
  • Fiacre, Roman Catholic Hermit

2 (William of Roskilde, Roman Catholic Bishop)

  • David Charles, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Minister and Hymn Writer
  • Martyrs of New Guinea

3 (Jedediah Weiss, U.S. Moravian Craftsman, Merchant, and Musician)

  • Arthur Carl Lichtenberger, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
  • Jimmy Lawrence, Episcopal Priest

4 (All Christian Peacemakers and Peace Activists)

  • Paul Jones, Episcopal Bishop of Utah and Peace Activist; and his colleague, John Nevin Sayre, Episcopal Priest and Peace Activist

5 (Carl Johannes Sodergren, U.S. Lutheran Minister and Theologian; and his colleague, Claus August Wendell, Swedish-American Lutheran Minister and Theologian)

  • Aaron Robarts Wolfe, U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer
  • Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Roman Catholic Nun
  • William Morton Reynolds, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Episcopal Priest, Educator, and Hymn Translator

6 (Allan Crite, Artist)

7 (Elie Naud, Huguenot Witness to the Faith)

  • Jane Laurie Borthwick and Sarah Borthwick Findlater, Scottish Presbyterian Translators of Hymns

8 (Shepherd Knapp, U.S. Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer)

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer, German Lutheran Attorney and Hymn Writer; and Frances Elizabeth Cox, English Hymn Writer and Translator
  • John Duckett and Roger Corby, Roman Catholic Priests and Martyrs in England
  • Nikolai Grundtvig, Hymn Writer

9 (Constance and Her Companions, Martyrs)

  • Anne Houlditch Shepherd, Anglican Novelist and Hymn Writer
  • William Chatterton Dix, Hymn Writer

10 (Servius of Albi, Roman Catholic Bishop)

  • Mordecai Johnson, Educator
  • Nemesian of Sigum and His Companions, Roman Catholic Bishops and Martyrs

11 (Paphnutius the Great, Roman Catholic Bishop of Upper Thebaid)

  • Narayan Seshadri of Jalna, Indian Presbyterian Evangelist and “Apostle to the Mangs”
  • Patiens of Lyons, Roman Catholic Archbishop

12 (All Christian Mathematicians, Scientists, and Engineers)

  • John Stainer and Walter Galpin Alcock, Anglican Church Organists and Composers
  • Kaspar Bienemann, German Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer
  • William Josiah Irons, Anglican Priest, Hymn Writer, and Hymn Translator; and his daughter, Genevieve Mary Irons, Roman Catholic Hymn Writer

13 (All Exiled Saints)

  • Godfrey Thring, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer
  • Jane Crewdson, English Quaker Poet and Hymn Writer
  • John Chrysostom, Bishop of Contantinople


15 (James Chisholm, Episcopal Priest)

  • Catherine of Genoa, Mystic and Humanitarian
  • Cyprian of Carthage, Roman Catholic Bishop
  • Peter of Chelcic, Bohemian Hussite Reformer; and Gregory the Patriarch, Founder of the Moravian Church

16 (Charles Edward Oakley, Anglican Priest and Hymn Writer)

  • Ludmilla, Duchess of Bohemia
  • Martin Behm, German Lutheran Minister and Hymn Writer
  • Philibert and Aicardus of Jumieges, Roman Catholic Abbots

17 (All Christian Composers)

  • Henry Lascelles Jenner, Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Hildegard of Bingen, Roman Catholic Abbess and Composer
  • William Dalrymple Maclagan, Archbishop of York and Hymn Writer

18 (Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations)

  • Edward Bouverie Pusey, Anglican Priest
  • Emily de Rodat, Founder of the Congregation of the Holy Family of Villefranche
  • George Henry Trabert, U.S. Lutheran Minister, Missionary, and Hymn Translator and Author

19 (Thomas Johnson, John Davy, and Their Companions, Martyrs)

  • William Chalmers Smith, Scottish Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer

20 (Henri Nouwen, Roman Catholic Priest)

  • John Coleridge Patteson, Anglican Bishop of Melanesia, and His Companions, Martyrs
  • Nelson Wesley Trout, First African-American U.S. Lutheran Bishop


22 (John Campbell Shairp, Scottish Poet and Educator)

  • Justus Falckner, Lutheran Pastor and Hymn Writer
  • Philander Chase, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
  • Thomas of Villanova, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Valencia

23 (All Faithful Bishops)

  • Charlotte Elliott, Julia Anne Elliott, and Emily Elliott, Anglican Hymn Writers
  • Gerard Moultrie, Anglican Priest, Hymn Writer, and Translator of Hymns

24 (Anna E. B. Alexander, Episcopal Deaconess)

25 (Henry Hart Milman, Anglican Dean, Translator, Historian, Theologian, and Hymn Writer)

  • Vincent Strambi, Roman Catholic Bishop of Macereta and Tolentino

26 (Frederick William Faber, English Roman Catholic Hymn Writer)

  • Eliza Scudder, U.S. Unitarian then Episcopalian Hymn Writer
  • John Byrom, Anglican then Quaker Poet and Hymn Writer
  • Wilson Carlile, Anglican Priest and Founder of the Church Army

27 (Francis de Sales, Roman Catholic Bishop of Geneva; Vincent de Paul, “The Apostle of Charity;” Louise de Marillac, Cofounder of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul; and Charles Fuge Lowder, Founder of the Society of the Holy Cross)

  • Inauguration of the Church of South India, 1947
  • Leoba, Roman Catholic Nun and Missionary

28 (Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia)

  • Jehu Jones, Jr., African-American Lutheran Minister
  • Joseph Hoskins, English Congregationalist Minister and Hymn Writer
  • Lorenzo Ruiz, Roman Catholic Martyr

29 (All Christian Poets)

  • Francis Palgrave Turner, Anglican Poet, Art Critic, and Hymn Writer
  • Mary Ramabai, Prophetic Witness and Evangelist in India

30 (All Christian Martyrs)


  • Labor Day

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


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

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