Daily Martyrology for February 20

In 743, at Saint-Trond, near Maastricht, St. Eucherius, bishop. He was a monk at the abbey of Jumièges in Normandy. He was chosen bishop of Orleans, but when he opposed Charles Martel’s confiscation of church property, he was exiled to Cologne, then to a fortress near Liège. Finally he was allowed to retire to the monastery at Saint-Trond.

In 1154, St. Wulfric of Haselbury, a parish priest who became an anchorite. He achieved a reputation for insight and healing, and Kings Henry I and Stephen visited him. He was supported by the Cluniac monks of Montacute, and his life was written by John, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Forde.

In Lisbon, Portugal, in 1920, Blessed Jacinta Marto. She was one of the children who received a vision of Our Lady at Fatima. She died a year after the last apparition.

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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.