MAY 2022
1Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., b. 1881:
Catholic Worker Movement, 1933, began with release of the first issue of the Catholic Worker
International Workers’ Day
2-3Eid-al-Fitr, begins at sundown and ends at sundown on May 3* (U.S), Muslim Festival of Breaking of the Fast
3World Press Freedom Day
4Kent State Massacre,1970
First Freedom Ride,1961: Seven African American and six white activists leave Washington for the segregated Deep South
National Bike to School Day (U.S.)
5Cinco de Mayo: Marks the anniversary of the battle at Puebla, Mexico, a historic victory of Mexican forces over the French military
National Day of Prayer (U.S.)
8Naomi Klein, b.1970: Social activist, syndicated columnist, and author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate”
Mother's Day
9Daniel Berrigan, b. 1921: Anti-Vietnam war protester and peace activist
Peter Maurin, b.1877: Co-founder of Catholic Worker movement
Sophie Scholl, b.1921: German student and Christian anti-Nazi political activist, member of the White Rose nonviolent resistance group in Nazi Germany
15International Conscientious Objectors' Day
International Day of Families
19Malcolm X, b.1925
20Bike to Work Day*
Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, b.1907:Martyr and conscientious objector
21World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Feast of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter:
International Day for Biological Diversity
22Betty Williams, b. 1943, Co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan Maguire of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work as a co-founder of Community of Peace People, an organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the troubles in Northern Ireland
Harvey Milk, b.1930: Visionary civil and human rights leader who became the first openly gay elected official in the United States
25Solemn Remembrance of the murder of George Floyd, 2020: George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers, and his death sparked global protests for racial justice and against police brutality
26Rebecca Masika Katsuva, b.1966: Congolese human rights campaigner who created an organization to help victims of war and rape
Feast of Saint Philip Neri, Priest
29Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
30Feast of St. Joan of Arc, patroness of soldiers and military members Memorial Day (US)
31Feast of the Visitation