Daily Martyrology for September 5

About 698, at the monastery named after him, St. Bertin, abbot. He was a monk of Luxeuil, who was sent to assist Omer when the latter was made bishop of Thérouanne, with the mission of converting the Morini people.

In 1997, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. She was born of Albanian parents in 1910 in Skopje, which is now part of Macedonia. She joined the Loretto Sisters when she was 18, was sent to India and was assigned to teach in Calcutta. In 1946 she received a call to serve the poorest people in India, and two years later she founded the Missionaries of Charity. The order grew rapidly. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. After she received the call from Christ to found her order, she received no further consolations and even felt God's absence very intensely.

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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.