Daily Martyrology for June 12

In the Egyptian desert, about 400, St. Onuphrius, a hermit.

Near Stockholm, about 1080, St. Eskil, bishop, who was martyred when he urged Christians not to take part in a pagan ceremony.

In 1479, in Spain, St. John of Sahagún. Educated at the Benedictine abbey of San Fagún, he became a diocesan priest and served parishes first at Burgos, and then at Salamanca, where he studied theology. He joined the Augustinian friars and became a notable preacher; he was outspoken on social issues and morality.

In 1767, at Castello, Italy, Blessed Florida Cevoli. Born to an aristocratic family, she joined the monastery at Castello when it was under the leadership of Veronica Giuliani (July 9), and succeeded her as abbess. She served well in all the tasks assigned her.

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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.