In Rome, during the persecution of Diocletian around 300, Sts. Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia. During the Middle Ages, St. Vitus was one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His intercession was invoked for epilepsy and similar conditions.
In Egypt, about 380, St. Orsiesius, who was chosen by the Pachomian monks as a successor to St. Pachomius.
At Pibrac, near Toulouse, in 1601, St. Germaine. She was a poor child with physical disabilities. Her parents segregated her from her healthy step-siblings and when she was old enough, put her to work tending sheep. Gradually, she was recognized as a holy woman. She died at the age of twenty-two.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.