Daily Martyrology for April 15

Around 500, in Wales, St. Paternus or Padarn, abbot and bishop.

In 1565, at Kotor, Montenegro, Blessed Hosanna. She had visions from an early age, and at twenty-one she made vows as an anchorite. She supported herself by needlework. She was honored as a peacemaker and is a patron of ecumenism.

In 1889, on the island of Molokai, Blessed Damien De Veuster. He joined the Fathers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in 1857, and in 1863 went as a missionary to Hawaii. In 1873 he offered to go to serve permanently among the lepers on Molokai. Controversy surrounded his efforts to help the lepers. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in his defense.

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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.