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Saint Bartholomew

Saint Bartholomew August 24th — Feast Day Liturgical Color: Red Patron Saint of bookbinders, butchers, and leather workers Saint Bartholomew is the patron saint of bookbinders, leather makers, and butchers. He was one of Jesus’ 12 apostles. On August 24, we celebrate his feast day, and the liturgical color is red. Technically, Bartholomew is not a name but a patronymic, which means “son of Tolmai.” Some scholars would refer to him as Nathaniel. He’s also often linked to Saint Philip the Apostle based on the Gospel lists. His name and …

Saint Anthony of The Desert

Saint Anthony of the Desert January 17th — Feast Day Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of butchers, skin diseases, gravediggers, and swine St. Anthony is a Christian saint and hermit who lived in the Egyptian desert during the fourth century A.D. He was born around 251 A.D. to a wealthy family in Egypt. Though he was born rich, Anthony began to feel that there was something more important than worldly pleasures when he attended Mass. He heeded his divine calling to sell worldly possessions and follow God; thus, he decided …