Daily Martyrology for January 7

In Barcelona, Catalonia, in 1275, St. Raymond of Peñafort. After studying law at Bologna, he joined the Dominicans in 1222, eight months after the death of St. Dominic. He made an official collection of canon law, and later became minister general of the Dominicans. He devoted much of his life to preaching among the Moors in Catalonia.

In 312, at Nicomedia in Bithynia, the martyrdom of St. Lucian, who was a priest at Antioch. He was involved in theological and jurisdictional disputes, but died in communion with the church. His theological school at Antioch emphasized the literal meaning of the Bible.

In Liège, Belgium, in 1876, Blessed Marie-Thérèse Haze. She founded the Daughters of the Cross of Liège to educate poor children, but ended up managing several government prisons and running a refuge for prostitutes. Some of the women she helped there in turn worked with the sisters in their ministries to others.

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Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.