In the fourth century, St. Bessarion, a monk of the Egyptian desert, renowned for his fasting and dispossession.
In the fifth century, St. Hypatius, founder and abbot of a monastery near Chalcedon. He was a defender of orthodox Christology against Nestorianism, a heresy which undercut the unity of Christ's two natures in a single divine person.
In Pisa, about 1161, St. Rainerius, the patron of the city. He was a merchant who converted, spent time in Palestine, and finally returned to Pisa where he lived in association with several monasteries, but never took vows.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.