Devotion to saints is one of the major catholic points. What are Catholic Saints for November? The month starts with two great feasts. 1st November is All Saints Day (holy day of obligation). This day was founded by Pope Boniface IV in the 7th century. First, it was the day to remember all the saints who did not have their own days. Now this day is considered to be the day when souls of dead people can visit their relatives. 2d November is the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed (all souls). Many Catholics visit churches, which are covered in black, and visit graves on this day to honor their ancestors.
But every date in November has its own saint. Let’s consider them in detail. The 1st of November is St. Valentine Berrio-Ochoa’s day. He was the bishop and martyr of Vietnam.
The 2nd of November is the day of St.Victorinus of Pettau, a bishop and a martyr. He was martyred during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian. Victorinus was also the author of several biblical works.
- 3d November is St.Martin de Porres’s day. St. Martin’s love was great, shown in the same way to humans and animals. He created a cats and dogs hospital.
- 4th November is St. Charles Borromeo’s day. He was one of the major figures of the Catholic Reformation, a patron of learning and the arts.
- 5th November is St. Elizabeth’s day. She is the patron saint of expectant mothers and pregnant women and of the Diocese of Fulda, Germany.
- 6th November is St. Leonard’s day. He founded Noblac monastery and it became Saint-Leonard. He is the patron saint of women in labor and prisoners of war.
- 7th November is St. Achillas’s day, a bishop and theologian who lived in the satge of dispute in the Church.
- 8th November is St. Castorius’s day. St. Castorius is the patron saint of sculptors. 9th November is St. Benignus’s day. Benignus became a student of St.Patric and becamethe chief bishop of Ireland.
- 10th November is St. Leo the Great’s day. He was the Pope between 440 and 461. 11th November is St. Martin’s of Tours day. He was a Bishop of Tours which shelter became famous for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela. He is the patron saint of soldiers and horses.
- 12th November is St. Josaphat’s of Polotsk day. Josaphat, an Eastern Rite bishop, is a martyr because he died trying to bring part of the Orthodox Church into union with Rome.
- 13th November is St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s day. She was known during her life as Mother Cabrini, she was the first American who was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants.
- 14th November is St. Lawrence O’Toole’s day. He was noted for his personal austerity, he acted as peacemaker and mediator at the second siege of Dublin in 1170.
- 15th November is St. Albert’s the Great day, he was one of the great masters of medieval theology. His scholars called him the “wonder and miracle of our epoch”. 16th November is St. Margaret’s of Scotland day. Margaret of Scotland is known to history for her work to reform the Scottish church.
- 17th November is St. Hugh’s of Lincoln day. Hugh of Lincoln was an English boy who disappeared on July 31, and his body was found in a well on August 29. St. Hugh’s feast is kept on 17 November.
- 18th November is a Catholic Religious Sister. She spent her last years teaching and serving the people. She was the founder of the first houses of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
- 19th November is St. Nerses’s the Great feast. His patriarchate marks a new era in Armenian history. Nerses made it closer to people. He built schools and hospitals. 20th November is St. Edmund Rich’s day. Edmund is one of the most interesting figures of medieval history. His life was one of self-sacrifice and devotion to others.
- 21st November is the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King and is also St. Gelasius’s day. He enjoyed the company of monks, and was a true father to the poor.
- 22nd November is St. Cecilia’s day. Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and Church music.
- 23d November is Bl. Miguel Pro’s day. He was a Mexican Jesuit Catholic priest sentences to death under the presidency of Plutarco Elías Calles.
- 24th November is St. Andrew Dung-Lac’s day. Andrew Dũng-Lạc is a Roman Catholic saint and martyr, executed by beheading.
- 25th November is St. Catherine’s of Alexandria day. She is said to try to persuade Roman Emperor Maxentius of the error of his ways in persecuting Christians. She was sentenced to death on the breaking wheel. As to legend says, the wheel itself broke when she touched it, therefore she was beheaded. Her symbol is the spiked wheel, known as the Catherine wheel.
- 26th November is St. John’s Berchmans day. John Berchmans did not show any extraordinary feats of holiness or austerity and did not found orders or churches or work flashy miracles. He made kindness, modesty, and constant fidelity an important part of his holiness.
- 27th November is St. James’s Intercisus day. James was a favorite of King Yezdigerd I of Persia and a Christian. He left his religion when Yesdigerd started a persecution of the Christians.
- 28th November is St. Catherine’s Laboure day. Saint Catherine Laboure was a sister of the Daughters of Charity and a Marian visionary. St. Catherine Labouré foretold many great events.
- 29th November is St. Saturninus’s day. St. Saturninus was one of the most illustrious martyrs. He was the first bishop of Toulouse.
- 30th November finishes the list of Catholic Saints for November with St. Andrew’s day. He was a Christian Apostle and Saint Peter’s brother. He is thought to be the founder and the first bishop of the Byzantium Church and is considered to be the patron saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.