Daily Martyrology for January 27

In 1927, in Kaunas, Lithuania, Blessed George Matulaitis, bishop. After studies with the Marian Fathers in Lithuania, he did advanced studies at Warsaw, St. Petersburg, and Fribourg. Ordained a priest in 1898, he devoted himself to the poor in Warsaw. He became very ill and was facing death in a paupers’ ward when some sisters took him under their care and nursed him back to health. He then joined the Marian Fathers, who had been persecuted by the Czarist government and were on the verge of dying out. Under his leadership, the order revived and spread. He was made bishop of Vilnius in 1918. He resigned in 1925, but then was made apostolic visitator to bring order to church affairs in Lithuania.

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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.