Daily Martyrology for May 8

In Milan, in 303, St. Victor the Moor, martyr. He was born in North Africa and served in the Pretorian guard. He was martyred in Milan, and he is patron of that city.

In 615, at Rome, St. Boniface IV, pope. He succeeded St. Gregory the Great, and like him was very supportive of monasticism. He transformed the Pantheon into the Church of St. Mary and the Martyrs. He held a synod in 610, the acts of which were transmitted to England and elsewhere. He also corresponded with St. Columbanus.

In 1913, in Germany, Blessed Frances Nisch. She came from a very poor family and worked as a maid. She became very ill and was nursed back to health by Sisters of Charity of the Holy Cross. She joined that congregation and spent the rest of her life working in kitchens of the various convents of the order. She lived in a state of continual union with God, patiently doing her work. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 30.

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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.