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St. Aldegund of Maubeuge: Patroness of Breast Cancer JEAN M. HEIMANN - January 30, 2017 January 30 is the feast of St. Aldegund of Maubeuge, a French Benedictine abbess who is the patron saint of breast cancer. She is also invoked against eye troubles, other types of cancer, childhood diseases, fever, wounds, and sudden death. Saint Aldegund, also known as Aldegonde, Aldegund, or Adelgondis, was born in 630 in Flanders in the province of Hainault which spanned the borders of modern Belgium and France. Saints Walbert and ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/01/st-aldegund-maubeuge-patroness-breast-cancer/
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys: Woman of Fortitude JEAN M. HEIMANN - January 11, 2017 January 12 is the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the founder of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, a teaching order. She is the patron saint of poor people and those rejected by religious orders. St. Marguerite Bourgeoys was a woman of aspirations and action, despite her fragile health. She was a woman of grace and fortitude, known for her obedience to God and for her perseverance in carrying out His desires despite the ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/01/st-marguerite-bourgeoys-woman-fortitude/