Daily Martyrology for May 9

In 1679, Blessed Thomas Pickering, martyr. He was a lay brother at the monastery in Douai. He was sent to London as procurator for a small Benedictine community in the chapel of Queen Catherine of Braganza. Falsely accused of being part of the fictitious Titus Oates plot, he was executed at Tyburn.

In 1879, Blessed Mary-Teresa Gerhardinger. Born in Bavaria, she joined the Canonesses of Our Lady by whom she had been educated. When she joined, the congregation was being refounded after its suppression by Napoleon. She was superior of the congregation for forty years and established schools in the United States and other countries. They are now known as the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

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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.