“Do not gloat over the day of your brother, the day of his disaster.” (Obadiah 12)
The archangel St. Gabriel is honored on Sept. 29 along with two other archangels: St. Michael and St. Raphael.
But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.” ―Luke 1:13–14
“As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him.” (Matthew 9:9)
St. Nicodemus shares an Aug. 31 feast day with another religious leader who helped to bury Jesus — St. Joseph of Arimathea
St. Bartholomew, whose feast day is Aug. 24, is the patron saint of butchers and leatherworkers.
Aug. 4 is the day set aside for this largely-unknown New Testament saint, “Paul’s traveling companion.”