In the late second century, Saints Addai and Mari, who, tradition says, evangelized the area in Mesopotamia around Edessa.
In 642, in the battle of Maserfield, St. Oswald. He was converted by St. Columba’s (June 9) monks at Iona, after he took refuge there during a dynastic struggle. Having become king of Northumbria, he called Aidan (August 31) from Iona to help convert his territories.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.