Daily Martyrology for April 10

The commemoration of Ezekiel, the prophet.

At Chartres, in 1029, St. Fulbert, bishop. He studied at Rheims. When his teacher, Gerbert of Aurillac, became Pope Sylvester II, he summoned Fulbert to Rome as an advisor. When Sylvester died, Fulbert became a canon at Chartres, where he built up the school. He was appointed bishop there in 1007, and energetically carried out his duties. His extant writings include poems, sermons and letters.

In Tunis, in 1460, Blessed Antony Neyrot. He joined the Dominican Priory of San Marco in Florence, when it was under the direction of St. Antoninus. He was sent to Sicily. He was captured by pirates and taken to Tunis. When he was released, he became a Muslim and married, but repented after several months. He put on his habit and appeared before the ruler of Tunis to proclaim his faith. He was eventually stoned to death.

In 1835, in Verona, St. Magdalen of Canossa. She was born into a wealthy family, but had an unhappy childhood. When she became an adult she spent much of her time helping the poor, especially abandoned girls. She then founded the Canossian Sisters of Charity and an associated male congregation.

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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.