Daily Martyrology for March 8

In 1159, St. Stephen of Obazine. He became a priest, and then with a fellow priest went to live as a hermit in the forest of Obazine, not far from Tulle in the Auvergne. A community grew up around them. Near it a house for women was established. The community adopted the Rule of St. Benedict in 1142. In 1147 Obazine and its foundations were accepted into the Cistercian Order.

In 1550, at Granada, the death of John of God. He served as a soldier in campaigns against the French and Turks. He went to Africa for a time, and then returned to Spain where he become a religious book salesman. Converted by John of Avila, he devoted the rest of his life to operating hospitals for the physically and mentally ill, especially the poor.

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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.