December 6 is the feast day of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas was a fourth century bishop who is the origin of the Santa Claus story. He was known for his generosity and his habit of secret gift giving.
November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints, which is also called All Saints Day. On this day we remember all who were servants of the Lord while here on earth. We ask that they pray for us so that one day we might join them in heaven.
October 15 is the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, a Carmelite mystic, and doctor of the Church. Along with St. John of the Cross she worked to reform the Carmelite order which she felt was too lax.
St. Francis of Assisi was a 13th century Italian. He was the son of a wealthy merchant, but he gave away his possessions and started a religious order. October 4 is his feast day.
The archangels are leaders of angels in the army of God. These three archangels are mentioned in scripture. Their feast day is on September 29.
St. Ignatius of Loyola is the founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. He was pursuing a career in the military when a cannonball shattered his leg. While recovering, he discovered that reflecting on the things of this world, such as fame and romance, only brought him temporary pleasure. Reading about the lives of the saints and thinking about serving Jesus Christ brought him lasting happiness.