Daily Martyrology for January 9

In 709 or 710, at Canterbury, St. Adrian. He accompanied St. Theodore to England when the latter was appointed archbishop of Canterbury. Theodore appointed Adrian abbot of St. Augustine’s, where for forty years he taught in the important school attached to the abbey.

In 1622, at Nancy, Blessed Alix Le Clerc. She led a worldly life until she had a vision of the devil. Her pastor, St. Peter Fourier (December 9) helped her found an order dedicated to the education of young women. They are known in the United States as the Notre Dame Sisters.

At Dachau in Bavaria, in 1942, Blesseds Joseph Pawlowski and Casimir Grelewski, priests, who were deported from Poland and martyred by hanging.

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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.