Daily Martyrology for January 29

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.

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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.