Daily Martyrology for March 2

In England, in 672, St. Chad. St. Chad was a disciple of St. Aidan. He and three of his brothers became priests. He studied in Ireland, and succeeded his brother Cedd as abbot of Lastingham. He was for a time bishop of York and then of Mercia. His relics are preserved in St. Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham.

In Flanders, in 1127, the death of Blessed Charles, count of Flanders and martyr. He was extremely generous to the poor, and his concern for their well-being ultimately led to his assassination in the church of St. Donatian at Brugge.

In 1932, at Seville, St. Angela de la Cruz. She started working in a shoe factory when she was twelve. When she was twenty-nine she left the factory and moved into a rented house with three other women. They devoted themselves to prayer, but were always ready to assist the poor and the dying. Their policy was to live entirely on alms.

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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.