Daily Martyrology for January 16

Around 96 AD, the martyrdom of St. Priscilla. The important catacomb in Rome named for her is under the care of a convent of Benedictine sisters.

At Arles, in 429, St. Honoratus, monk and bishop, co-founder of the monastery of Lérins, which produced many bishops and influenced the development of monasticism at such places as Condat in the Jura.

In 1711, in Sri Lanka, Blessed Joseph Vaz. He was born in Goa and ordained a priest there. He organized an Oratorian community in Goa, then went as a missionary to what is now Sri Lanka, much of which was under the control of the anti-Catholic Dutch. He and his colleagues gave humanitarian assistance to all who needed it. When he died, there were about 70,000 Catholics in Sri Lanka.

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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.