Daily Martyrology for March 13

About 600, St. Leander, bishop of Seville. He spent three years as a monk before being made bishop of Seville around 578. After a mission to Constantinople, he introduced the creed to the Mass to help reinforce the Catholic faith against the Arians. Gregory the Great corresponded with him. Leander wrote a monastic rule. He is honored as a doctor of the church.

At Ernée, in France, in 1794, the martyrdom of Blesseds Francoise Trehet and Jeanne Veron. They were young nuns dedicated to teaching and helping the sick. They were condemned to the guillotine for taking care of both republicans and royalists.

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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.