May 2017
1Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
National Day of Prayer
3Feasts of St. Philip and James, Apostles
4Anniversary of Kent State Massacre (1970)
8World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
20Birthday of Franz Jägerstätter (1970-1943) a martyr for the faith, a conscientious objector, a husband and father of three. He was executed for his refusal to fight for Hitler. On June 1, 2007, Franz was recognized as a martyr by Pope Benedict XVI and beatified on October 26, 2007 in Linz, Austria.
21World day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22International Day of Biological Diversity
24Day of Prayer for the Catholic Church in China
25Africa Day
29Ascension Thursday
Birthday of John F. Kennedy (1917)
31Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth