1International Day of Older persons
2Feast of the Guardian Angels
Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (1869)
4Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who teaches us to care for all God’s creatures and a favorite saint of Cornelia Connelly
5World Teachers’ Day
6Feast of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, S.N.J.M., was a Canadian Roman Catholic religious sister, who founded the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. She advocated for the education of girls during a time when education was unavailable to most poor girl children.
7Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Birthday of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931)
10World Day Against the Death penalty
World Mental Health Day
11Birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884)
Birthday of Thich Nhat Hanh (1926), Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist.
12Anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard (1976-1998)
13Founding Day of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus by Cornelia Connelly, Derby, England, 184
14International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
15Anniversary of the day the first mass was celebrated in a Holy Child convent, Derby, England, 1846
International Day of Rural Women
16World Food Day
17Feast of St. Anthony Claret (1807-1870), Spanish archbishop who founded a religious congregation called the Claretians, He challenged the unjust structures of slavery and the cash-crop system as bishop of Santiago.
United Nations Day
18Feast of St. Luke
19Feast of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs
Anniversary of the assassination of Digna Ochoaq (1964-2001), a Mexican-human rights lawyer known for her work in defending the poor and those working to protect the environment.
20Feast of St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin (1888-1922), Italian nun and nurse. She was so devoted to her hospital patients that she remained with them through bombings and air raids during World War I.
24Disarmament Week (10/24-10/30)