Daily Martyrology for May 7

At the monastery of Beverley, in 721, St. John, bishop. He was born in Yorkshire, educated at Canterbury under St. Aidan, and became a monk at Whitby, where he was distinguished by his learning and concern for the poor. He was consecrated bishop of Hexham in 687, and ordained Bede to the priesthood. In 705 he became bishop of York. He founded the monastery of Beverley and retired there.

In 1060, at the monastery of Niedenburg near Passau, Blessed Giselle of Bavaria. She was the niece of St. Henry II (July 13), and wife of St. Stephen of Hungary (August 16). After Stephen’s death, she retired to Niedenburg, where she became abbess.

In 1728, in Rome, St. Rose Venerini. She thought of being a contemplative nun, but chose instead to be a teacher in the world. She opened a school in Viterbo, and then was placed in charge of schools in the diocese of Montefiascone, where she collaborated with St. Lucy Filippini (March 25).

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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.