Daily Martyrology for March 26

At Sebaste, about 391, St. Peter, bishop. Peter was the son of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia, and brother of St. Basil the Great (January 2), St. Gregory of Nyssa (January 2) and of St. Macrina (July 19), who raised him. He joined the family monastery and served as abbot of the men's community. He was appointed successor to Eustathius, bishop of Sebaste in 380.

At Billerbeck, in Germany, in 809, St. Ludger of Münster, bishop. Ludger was born in Frisia and spent much of his life doing missionary work there. He studied at Utrecht under Abbot Gregory, at York under Alcuin, and spent several years studying the monastic life at Monte Cassino. He was sent by Charlemagne to evangelize the Saxons, and established a clerical community under the Rule of Chrodegang at Münster.

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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.