In the first century, St. Barnabas, apostle. Barnabas was a Levite born on Cyprus. His original name was Joseph, but he was called “son of encouragement", probably because of his cheerful disposition. He sold his property and shared the money with the rest of the disciples. He partnered with Paul on many missionary endeavors.
In 888, St. Rembert, archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg. Rembert was a monk of the Belgian monastery of Torhout, when St. Anskar called him to assist with the mission to Scandinavia. He succeeded Anskar as bishop and wrote his predecessor’s life.
In 1250, at the Cistercian convent of monastery of Le Cambre, in Belgium, St. Aleydis of Schaerbeek. She contracted leprosy when she was twenty-eight and spent the rest of her short life as a hermit and anchorite at the monastery.
In 1915, Blessed Ignatius Maloyan, bishop and martyr. He was born in southeastern Turkey, in a town which had a large Christian community. He studied for the priesthood in the Armenian Catholic church and was ordained in 1896. He served for a while in Egypt before returning to his home town, where he became bishop. He was one of 1,500,000 Armenian Christians tortured and killed in the genocide during World War I.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.