Celebrating the Saints and the Feasts of the Church

Most saints have specially designated feast days. On those days we remember these holy men and women in a special way. The tradition arose from the early Christian custom of commemorating each martyr annually on the date of his or her death, or birth into heaven, a date therefore referred to in Latin as the martyr's dies natalis ("day of birth"). The Church also celebrates special events or happenings in the history of the Church with solemnities, feasts, and memorials. The saint days and other celebrations in the month of September are: 


September 3 - Saint Gregory the Great, pope & doctor of the Church

September 8 - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 9 - Saint Peter Claver, priest 

September 14 - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 15 - Our Lady of Sorrows

September 16 - Saint Cornelius, pope, & Cyprian, bishop, martyrs

September 17 - Saint Robert Bellarmine, bishop & doctor or the Church (one of the patron saints of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati)

September 21 - Saint Matthew, apostle & evangelist

September 23 - Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, priest (also know as Saint Padre Pio)

September 29 - Saints, Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, archangels

September 30 - Saint Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church


All you holy men and women, pray for us!