Daily Martyrology for September 6

The commemoration of Zechariah the prophet.

About 772, in Bavaria, St. Magnus of Füssen. He was a monk of St. Gall who preached the gospel in Bavaria. He established a monastery which served as a missionary center.

In 1181, Blessed Eskil of Lund. He spent time at Clairvaux, where he became a friend of St. Bernard. He encouraged the foundation of several monasteries, including Alvastra, the first Cistercian monastery in Sweden.

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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.