September 2022
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Suicide Prevention Month
1World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Season of Creation Begins
2Feast of St. Gregory the Great, patron saint of teachers, students and musicians
5Feast of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Labor Day
6Jane Addams (1935-) Known as the "mother" of social work, a pioneer American settlement activist, and leader in women’s suffrage and world peace
8Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
International Literacy day
9Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1967
Feast of St. Peter Claver
10World Suicide Prevention Day
11Anniversary of Terrorist attack on the U.S., 2001
12Assassination of Stephen Bantu Biko (d. 1977) Anti-apartheid activist in South Africa during the 1960s and 1970s
Florence Kelley (b. 1932) A leading organizer against sweatshops and an advocate for children’s rights
14Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross
15Feast of Our Mother of Sorrows (a special feast to Cornelia Connelly)
20Feast of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs
21Feast of St. Matthew
22International Day of Peace
Assassination of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and his American colleague, Ronni Karpen Moffitt, 1976, The bombing was traced to the regime of General Pinochet
Birthday of Hans Scholl (1918–1943) Founding member of the White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany
World Car Free Day
25United Nations General Assembly Adoption of Sustainable Development Goals, 2015
Rosh Hashanah*, begins at sunset and ends at nightfall on September 27
26World Environmental Health Day: This year’s theme is related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Prioritizing Environmental Health for healthier communities in global recovery.
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Feast of Blessed Pope Paul VI: Concluded the Second Vatican Council that brought sweeping reforms to the Catholic Church
First televised U.S. presidential debate (Kennedy v. Nixon), 1960
27Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, patron of charities, hospitals, prisoners, and volunteers
28Feast of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, first Filipino saint and patron of the Philippines
29Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels (Michaelmas Day)
Feast of the Venerable Mother Catherine Elizabeth McAuley, b.1778. Founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831
30Birthday of Elie Wiesel, 1928 -2016: Author, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor