Daily Martyrology for May 13

In Rome, the dedication in the former Pantheon of the Church St. Mary and the Martyrs by St. Pope Boniface IV (May 8). It was later dedicated to all the saints.

At Tongres, in Belgium, in 384, St. Sevatius, bishop. He was one of the strongest supporters of St. Athanasius in the latter’s long struggle against the Arians.

In Cordoba, in 931, Sts. Argentea and Wulfram. Argentea was the daughter of a nobleman who resisted the Moors for many years. At last his sons negotiated a surrender of their castle. Argentea then became a solitary in Cordoba, where she lived with her brother. Wulfram came to Cordoba to preach the gospel, and was quickly arrested. Argentea met him, publicly declared her faith, and was also arrested. Both were executed.

At La Puye, in 1834, St. Andrew Fournet. He was a difficult boy, who was bored with religion and rebelled against his overbearing and pious mother. He went to live with an uncle who was the priest in a rural village, and decided to become a priest. When he simplified his life by giving his possessions away, his sermons became simpler and more effective. He ministered during the French Revolution in his rural parish. He helped found two religious congregations of women.

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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.