Daily Martyrology for June 20

In the early third century, at St. Alban’s, St. Alban, martyr. He was evidently a Roman citizen who became a Christian and then was martyred with his Christian mentor, who is honored as St. Amphibalus.

In 537, near Naples, St. Silverius, pope and martyr. For his opposition to Monophysitism, he was arrested by Belisarius, Justinian’s general, taken into exile, and then returned to Italy, where he died of ill treatment.

In 1505, Blessed Osanna of Mantua. When she was fourteen, she wanted to become a Dominican tertiary, but her father would not let her. She had various visionary experiences. She became a leading figure in the household of the Duke of Mantua, though she continued to live simply and tend to the poor. Three years before her death, she finally became a Dominican tertiary.

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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.