Daily Martyrology for January 15

Around 600, Sts. Maur and Placid, disciples of St. Benedict, mentioned in the Dialogues of St. Gregory.

The commemoration of the prophets Habakkuk and Micah.

About 345, St. Paul the Hermit, whose legendary life was written by St. Jerome. St. Antony is said to have visited him shortly before Paul’s death. According to these accounts, he broke bread with him. When Paul died, St. Antony buried him with the help of two lions. These events are commemorated in many art works.

About 570 AD, St. Ita of Killeedy. She is known as the “foster-mother of the saints of Ireland", because of the many saints who attended her boys’ school. She told St. Brendan that “the three things that please God most are true faith in God with a pure heart, a simple life with a grateful spirit, and generosity inspired by charity.”

In 1909, St. Arnold Janssen, the founder of the Divine Word Missionaries.

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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.