Happy Feast Day!
Yes, folks, once again the calendar has brought us around to the feast of St. John Sarkander, priest and martyr (+1620).
Here is the enrty in the Martyrologium Romanum.
7. Olomucii in Moravia, sancti Ioannis Sarkander, presbyteri et martyris, qui parochus Holesoviensis, cum arcana confessionum tradere renuisset, rotae supplicio datus est et adhuc spirans in carcerem deiectus post mensem obiit.
It is also the feast of St. Gabriel Lalemant, S.J., martyred by Hurons in Canada (+1649). And don’t forget St. Gertrude of Brabant, abbess (+659).
Hmm…. forgetting anyone?
Oh yes… and a very happy Name Day to any of you named Patrice or Patrick!