Daily Martyrology for August 2

In 371, St. Eusebius, bishop of Vercelli. He lived a monastic life with some of his clergy. He was exiled for some years because he refused to endorse an Arian-inspired condemnation of St. Athanasius (May 2). He was kept in captivity and mistreated in Palestine, Cappadocia and Egypt. When he was released he spent time traveling in support of church unity and in opposition to Arianism, and then returned to Vercelli.

In 1936, at Barbastro in Aragon, Blessed Ceferino Jiménez Malla. He was a gypsy horse trader who became a Catholic late in life. During the Spanish Civil War, he was arrested and shot for helping a priest.

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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.