In Brittany, around 570, St. Gildas. He was born in Scotland, moved to Wales and became a monk there. He was a famous teacher, and St. Finnian of Clonard probably studied under him. His book, On the Ruin of Britain, blames the conquest of Britain by the Anglo-Saxons on the decadence of the British rulers and clergy. In the eleventh century, Wulstan of York used the book in his Sermon of the Wolf .
In Florence, in 1361, Blessed Villana. She ran away from home to join a convent when she was 13. He father took her home and forced her to marry. She then led a worldly life until she had a conversion experience. She joined the Third Order of St. Dominic and devoted herself to prayer and spiritual reading while remaining a faithful wife.
In 1946, in Poland, Blessed Boleslawa Lament. Born in Poland, she was sent to found a convent in Belarus. She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family, whose mission is to promote the union of Catholics and Orthodox.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.