Daily Martyrology for July 28

In 198 AD, St. Victor I, pope. He was an African. He urged all Christian communities to follow the Roman method of calculating the date of Easter. Victor asked Marcia, a mistress of the emperor Commodus, to secure the release of the Christians condemned to work in the mines in Sardinia.

About 565, in Brittany, St. Samson of Dol. He was ordained a priest, then became a monk, perhaps on Caldey Island. He ministered in Ireland and Cornwall before going to Brittany, where he seems to have lived and worked as a monk, bishop and missionary.

In 1936, in Spain St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde, martyr. He was ordained a priest in 1897, and after further studies ministered among the very poor in the town of Guadix. This aroused opposition, so he moved to Asturias where he devoted himself to training Catholic teachers. In spite of his forward-working educational vision, he was arrested by Republican troops, interrogated for a day, then murdered.

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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.