Daily Martyrology for February 16

In the first century, Blessed Onesimus, of whom St. Paul writes in the Letter to Philemon.

In 310, at Caesarea in Palestine, St. Elias and companions. They were Egyptian Christians, who went to visit their fellow converts who had been sent to the mines in Cilicia in southern Asia Minor. They were arrested on the way home, tortured and finally beheaded.

At Turin, in 1926, Blessed Joseph Allamano, priest and founder of the Consolata Missionaries. He was nephew of St. Joseph Cafasso (June 23), who was a major influence on St. John Bosco (January 31), and was himself guided by St. John Bosco when he was a student at a Salesian secondary school.

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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.