A Calendar of Resources: October

The Month of The Most Holy Rosary


October 1st
Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (d. 1897)
Recommended Reading: Saint Therese and the Roses by Helen Walker Homan (Vision Series)
"Saint Therese, the Little Flower", pgs. 277-286, Heroes of God's Church by Fr. Henry Matimore, S.T.D. (Neumann Press)
October 2nd
The Feast of the Guardian Angels

Famous Birthdays: Mohandas Gandhi (1869)
October 4th
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (d. 1226)
Recommended Reading: Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi by Helen Walker Homan (Vision Series)
"Saint Francis of Assisi", pgs. 96-111, Heroes of God's Church by Fr. Henry Matimore, S.T.D. (Neumann Press)
October 7th
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 A.D.
Related Links: Lepanto (a poem) by G.K. Chesterton
Catholic Encyclopedia: Lepanto
The Rosary and the Battle of Lepanto
A more neutral perspective (with interesting historical details)
October 11th
Columbus Day
Recommended Reading: Columbus by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
October 13th
Anniversary of The Miracle of the Sun, Our Lady of Fatima
Recommended Reading: Our Lady Came to Fatima (Vision Series), The Children of Fatima by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (TAN)
October 15th
St. Teresa of Avila

Famous Birthdays: Virgil (70 BC), poet of Ancient Rome, author of The Aeneid
October 16th
Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alocoque
The Secret of Saint Margaret Mary by Henri Gheon (from CIN)
Feast of St. Hedwig
October 18th
Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist
October 19th
Feast of St. Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and companions
St. Isaac Jogues, S.J. and The Escape of St. Jogues by Francis Talbot (from CIN)
October 25th
Famous Birthdays: Admiral Richard Byrd (1888), explorer; Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825), Austrian composer
October 28th
Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, apostles

Famous Birthdays: Jonas Salk (1914), American Scientist famous for polio vaccine
October 31st
The Eve of All Hallows:
The Frightful Truth About Halloween
Halloween, All Saints and All Souls (from PetersNet)
Ideas for Sanctifying Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (from PetersNet)
How Halloween Can Be Redeemed