Daily Martyrology for August 4

In 1859, at Ars, France, St. John Vianney. He began his education for the priesthood when he was twenty and was ordained in 1815, when he was 29. He was assigned to the remote village of Ars, where he spent the rest of his life as a zealous parish priest and sought-after confessor.

In 1916, in Montreal, Blessed Frederick Jansoone. He was a Franciscan priest who served in Palestine and then in French-speaking Canada.

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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.