Daily Martyrology for July 21

In 1619, while on business in Portugal, St. Laurence of Brindisi, doctor of the church. He was born of Venetian parents in Brindisi, in the Kingdom of Naples. He became a Capuchin and a scholar of languages. He was a very successful and dedicated preacher in Italy and then in Austria and Bohemia. Laurence became minister general of the Capuchins and held other offices in his order. He was chaplain of the army which repulsed the Turks at the battle of Szekes-Fehervar in 1601. His spirituality was Christ-centered and exalted Mary.

In the late third century St. Victor of Marseilles, martyr. Little is known about him, but Cassian founded a monastery dedicated to him at Marseilles. Excavations have uncovered early fourth century tombs on the site.

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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.