At Rome, in 483, Pope St. Simplicius. He shepherded the church through a time of political upheaval, built the basilicas of San Stefano Rotondo and Santa Balbina, and sought to alleviate the suffering of the poor. He struggled against the Monophysites, who maintained that Christ had a single nature.
In Scotland, in 1615, the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie. Sent abroad from his native Scotland to broaden his education, he was received into the Catholic church at Louvain in 1596. He joined the Jesuits in 1599 and lived in Austria until 1610, when he was ordained in Paris. In 1613 he returned to Scotland as a missionary. and was arrested after nine months. During the five months he spent in prison, he impressed many with his courage, mental quickness and good humor. To force him to confess, his jailers kept him awake for eight and a half days. When he was hanged, the crowd was so won over by his courage that he was not drawn and quartered.
In 1898, at Auteuil in France, Blessed Eugénie Milleret de Brou. She was raised in Paris by her divorced mother. She had thought religion passé, until she heard a moving sermon at Notre-Dame. She began studying theology and later founded the Assumptionist Sisters.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.