Daily Martyrology for February 27

In Alexandria, around 250, during the persecution of Decius, the martyrdom of St. Julian and companions. St. Julian was arrested, but was so feeble he had to be carried to his trial. When he would not renounce his faith, he was beaten, mocked, and burned in a pit of quicklime.

At Tyburn, in 1601, St. Anne Line. She and her brother converted from Calvinism and were disinherited. She married another disinherited Catholic, who was forced to flee to Flanders and died. She was left destitute, but became manager of a Catholic safe house in London. She was arrested, and despite being very ill, was condemned and hanged.

At Pasto, in southern Colombia, in 1943, Blessed Caritas Brader. She was born in the canton of St. Gallen and entered a Franciscan convent. In answer to a request from a bishop in Ecuador, she and five others went to Ecuador as missionaries. She later moved to Colombia where she served in a very poor area. To help with her work, she started a missionary order, which soon drew recruits from Switzerland and Colombia. She emphasized the importance of education and of living as poorly as the people they served.

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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.