Daily Martyrology for February 28

At Worcester, in 992, St. Oswald, bishop. Oswald was of Danish descent. He was a canon of Winchester before becoming a monk at Fleury-sur-Loire. At the recommendation of St. Dunstan, he was appointed bishop of Worcester. He founded a Benedictine monastery at Westbury-on-Trym and turned his cathedral chapter over to monks. Later he built the abbey of Ramsey, which in turn founded the abbeys of Pershore and Evesham. He made Ramsey a center of learning. He was appointed archbishop of York. With Dunstan and Ethelwold, he spearheaded a great ecclesiastical and monastic revival in England in the last half of the tenth century.

In Switzerland, in 1602, the foundation of the Swiss Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict.

In 1936, in Paris, Blessed Daniel Brottier. He was born in France and ordained a diocesan priest. He joined the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and was sent to Senegal, where he spent eight years. He served as a chaplain in the First World War, spending four years at the front. In 1923 he was given charge of a ministry to orphaned and abandoned children in a suburb of Paris, a project to which he devoted the rest of his life.

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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.