Happy Feast of Saints Simon and Jude who were 2 of the 12 Apostles: O God, through the work of the apostles you have spoken your Word of love, your Son, into our world's deafness. Open our ears to hear; open our hearts to heed; open our will to obey, that we may proclaim the good news with our lives. Amen.
Statue of Mary MacKillop, St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Adelaide.
St Benedict & St Scholastica
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi; Christian Religious Observance; October 4; Italian mystic and preacher; founder of the Franciscan Order. One of the West’s best-loved and most influential saints. Patron saint of animals: farm animals and pets are often brought to church on this day to be blessed.
San Juan de Dios
St Jean de Breboeuf, St Isaac Jogues, St Charles Garniet, St Antoine Daniel, St Gabriel Lalemant, St Noel Chabanel, St Rene Goupil, St Jean De la Lande. The Canadian Martyrs.
The Saints known as "The Enlighteners of North America"