In 465, in Aquitaine, St. Prosper. He was a lay theologian who was involved in the semi-Pelagian controversy over grace and free will. In addition to writings related to that controversy, he wrote a chronicle of world history.
In 1142, St. William of Vercelli, abbot. After leading a life of penance and pilgrimage in his youth, he settled as a hermit in a mountainous area inland from Naples. Disciples gathered around him, and he established a severe monastery there, which became known as Montevergine and developed to be the head of a Benedictine Congregation. William went on to found several additional monasteries, eventually settling at Salerno, where he was an advisor to Roger II, king of Naples and Sicily.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.