Daily Martyrology for January 10

Around 400 AD, the death of St. Gregory of Nyssa, the brother of St. Basil, and a noted theologian and spiritual author whose writings influenced Evagrios of Pontus and Pseudo-Dionysius as well as the entire monastic tradition.

In 681, the death of Pope St. Agatho, who at the Sixth Ecumenical Council affirmed the orthodox view that Christ had two wills, divine and human, ending the Monothelite heresy.

In 1914, at Perugia, St. Léonie (Françoise de Sales) Aviat. While still a young woman she dedicated herself to ministering to working women, vowing to be a “worker among workers". With Venerable Fr. Louis Brisson (d. 1908) she founded the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales dedicated to helping young girls working in factories.

In 1918, at Madrid, Blessed Maria Dolores Rodriguez Sopena Ortega, founder of several institutes of lay people and women religious dedicated to serving the needs of the poor.

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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.