Daily Martyrology for February 17

In the 13th century, the seven founders of the Servite Order. They were members of a confraternity in Florence dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. They formed a religious community in 1240. The Order was largely responsible for promoting devotion to the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

At Lindisfarne, in 661, St. Fintan, abbot and bishop. He was sent from Iona to succeed St. Aidan (August 31) at Lindisfarne, and was himself succeeded by Colman (February 18), who defended Irish practices at the Synod of Whitby.

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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.