Daily Martyrology for August 24

In the first century, St. Bartholomew the apostle. Little is known about him; he is usually identified with Nathanael. Tradition has it that he was martyred by being flayed alive. He is usually shown holding a knife or with his flayed skin folded over one arm.

In 684, St. Audoenus, bishop of Rouen. He served several kings as a court official, then became bishop of Rouen. He was an excellent bishop and founded monasteries.

In 1856, St. Emily de Vialar, who, after spending fifteen years caring for the sick and destitute, founded the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph, which under her leadership established convents in North Africa, the Balkans, Australia and Burma.

In 1886, in Ecuador, Blessed Mary Incarnation of the Sacred Heart. She joined the Sisters of Bethlehem in Guatemala when she was fifteen. She became a leader and reformer of her order and founded schools and refuges for women in Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador.

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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.