1Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
International Day of Older Persons
Respect Life Month begins
2Feast of the Guardian Angels
Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (1869)
International day of Non-Violence
4Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
5Word Teachers' Day
6Feast of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher: She advocated for the education of girls during a time when education was unavailable to most poor girl children.
7Birthday of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931)
8Yom Kippur
10Birthday of Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941): a Nigerian writer, environmental activist and martyr.
World Mental Health day
11Birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884)
12Anniversary of the Death of Matthew Shepard (1976-1998)
13Founding of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus by Cornelia Connelly, 1846
14International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
15Feast of St. Teresa Of Avila
First Mass celebrated in a Holy Child Convent, Derby, England, 1846
International Day of Rural Women
16World Food Day
17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
19Anniversary of the Assassination of Digna Ochoa (1964-2001): He was 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: She was so devoted to her hospital patients that she remained with them through bombings and air raids during World War I.
24Feast of St. Anthony Claret: He challenged the unjust structures of slavery and the cash-crop system as bishop of Santiago.
United Nations Day
28Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude
31All Hallows Eve — Halloween