Daily Martyrology for March 28

At Jerusalem, around 450, St. Hesychius, priest. He was a monk and served several bishops as a priest. Some sermons and biblical commentaries attributed to him survive.

At Angers, 1794, Blessed Renée-Marie Feillatreau. During the Terror, she was arrested and brought before the Revolutionary Tribunal, where she declared that she would rather die than renounce her faith. She was guillotined the same day.

In 1924, at Przemysl, in Poland, St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar, bishop. He became a priest and earned doctorates in theology and canon law in Rome. He was a professor at the Jagellonian University in Krakow for twenty years. He was very involved in pastoral projects and was responsible for founding hundreds of libraries. In 1890 he became bishop of Przemysl, a poor diocese. There he sought to implement the social justice teachings of Rerum novarum.

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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.