Daily Martyrology for August 22

The commemoration of the Queenship of Mary.

In 1285, at Todi, St. Philip Benizi. He came from a prominent family. After studying medicine and philosophy at Paris and Padua, he joined the newly founded Servites in Florence. He wanted to remain a brother and serve the rest of the community, but was ordained and given various positions in the order. He was elected general of the order in 1267. He was known as an effective leader and peacemaker.

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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.