Daily Martyrology for May 10

In Ireland, in 602, the death of St. Comgall, abbot. He seems to have studied with St. Finian of Moville. He founded the abbey of Bangor on Belfast Lough. St. Columba was his friend, and St. Columbanus was his disciple. A metrical rule in Irish is attributed to him. It says: “These are your three rules, have nothing dearer: patience and humility and the love of the Lord in your heart.”

In 1569, in Spain, St. John of Avila. He studied law at Salamanca, but switched to Alcalá to study philosophy and theology under Dominic de Soto. He was ordained in 1525. He gave away his inheritance and devoted himself to preaching and offering spiritual guidance. He was a friend of St. Ignatius of Loyola and an adviser of St.Teresa of Avila. Luis of Granada wrote his biography.

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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.