Daily Martyrology for July 5

In 1530, St. Antony Zaccaria. He studied medicine and practiced as a doctor in Cremona for a while. He became a priest and ministered in Milan. There he founded the Clerks Regular of St. Paul, known as the Barnabites. Like the Theatines, Somaschi, Oratorians and Ursulines, his order was dedicated to church reform. He preached effectively, promoted devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and lived austerely.

In 1091, Blessed William of Hirsau. A monk of St. Emmeram in Regensburg, he was sent to Hirsau, which had recently been resettled by monks from Einsiedeln. He modeled monastic life there on the observances of Cluny. Hirsau became a center of monastic reform in its own right. William wrote treatises on music and astronomy which survive.

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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.