Daily Martyrology for May 1

St. Joseph the Worker, a carpenter of Nazareth, who by his labor provided for the needs of Mary and Jesus and introduced the Son of God to human work. On this day on which there are commemorations of human labor in many countries, Christian workers venerate him as an example and protector.

The commemoration of Jeremiah, the prophet.

In 610, in North Wales, St. Asaph, bishop. When St. Kentigern departed for Scotland, he left Asaph in charge of his monastery in North Wales. Asaph later became a bishop and in 1143 a diocese named for him was established there.

In 1930, in Milan, Blessed Richard Pampuri. He was a professor in the faculty of medicine at University of Pavia. The suffering he saw during World War I moved him to devote himself to helping the poor with medicine, food and clothing. He joined the Order of St. John of God in 1927.

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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.