Daily Martyrology for May 3

Sts. Philip and James, apostles. Their feasts are celebrated together, because the basilica later known as that of the Twelve Apostles was dedicated to the two of them. Philip is mentioned a number of times in the gospels. James the Less was bishop of Jerusalem and was martyred in 61 AD. His emblem is a fuller's club, the instrument of his martyrdom.

In 1010, at the monastery of Heiligenberg, St. Ansfrid. Appointed bishop of Utrecht by Henry II, he was a conscientious pastor. He founded two monasteries and retired to one of them before he died.

In 1912, in Sherbrooke, Canada, Blessed Mary Paradis, founder of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family.

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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.