Daily Martyrology for March 6

In Toledo, in 690, St. Julian, archbishop. He lived as a hermit for a while, then became a priest. He was appointed archbishop in 680. He was a prudent, prayerful and kindly man. He was a prolific writer, who wrote especially about eschatology.

In 766, at Metz, St. Chrodegang, bishop. Educated at the abbey of St. Trond, he entered the service of Charles Martel, and then was appointed bishop of Metz. Using the Rule of St. Benedict as a model, he wrote a rule for his clergy, which had great influence. It required the clergy to live in communities. He founded the abbey of Gorze.

In 1280, St. Agnes of Prague, abbess. The daughter of the king of Bohemia, she founded the first house of Poor Clares north of the Alps, joined it, and later became abbess. She was the recipient of some beautiful letters from St. Clare of Assisi.

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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.