Daily Martyrology for July 14

In 1610, in Peru, St. Francis Solano. He joined the Observant Franciscans in Spain and when he was forty was sent to Peru. He ministered in remote areas for twenty years, putting into practice the reforms ordered by St. Turibius of Mogrovejo (March 23). He spent his last years in Lima, where he was very critical of the lifestyle of the wealthy elite.

In 1920, Juanita Solar y Fernández. She became a Carmelite at the age of twenty, after reading St. Thérèse’s (October 1) Life of a Soul and the works of Elizabeth of the Trinity (November 8). She received the name of Teresa of Jesus, but died before her novitiate was over, after making profession on her deathbed. She was the first native-born citizen of Chile to be canonized.

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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.