Daily Martyrology for January 8

Around 179, at Hierapolis in Phrygia, the martyrdom of St. Apollinaris, an apologist active during the reign of Marcus Aurelius.

At Venice, in 1455, St. Lawrence Giustiniani, Augustinian canon regular, bishop of Castello, and archbishop of Venice. His way of life was humble and austere, and he was a spiritual writer of note.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Fr. Simeon Van de Voord in 2007.

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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.