`About 770, in Belgium, St. Amalburga, who was invested as a nun by St. Willibrord (November 7).. Her relics were kept by the monks of Saint Peter in Ghent.
In 1073 and 1074, St. Antony Pechersky and St. Theodosius Pechersky, who were both abbots of the monastery of the Cave of Kiev and contributed significantly to the establishment of monasticism in Russia. Theodore led the monastery in efforts to serve the poor and to evangelize the surrounding region. He wrote: “[Christ] sought us out, found us, carried us on his shoulders, and set us at the right hand of the Father. Is he not merciful and the lover of humankind.”
In 1860, Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and companions, who were martyred at Damascus, in a persecution in Syria in which about 14,000 Christians were killed.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.