OCTOBER

1    Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, 533
1    Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Social Reformer, 1885
4    Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226
6    William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Reformation Martyr, 1536
9    Denys, Bishop of Paris, and his Companions, Martyrs, c.250
9    Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253
10    Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
10    Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer, 1674
11    Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
11    James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th century
12    Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709
12    Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
12    Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915
13    Edward the Confessor, King of England, 1066
15    Teresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith, 1582
16    Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555
17    Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107
18    Luke the Evangelist
19    Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812
19    Frideswide, Abbess of Oxford, 727
25    Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.287
26    Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
26    Cedd, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664
28    Simon and Jude, Apostles
29    James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyr in Uganda, 1885
31    Martin Luther, Reformer, 1546