About 580, St. Finnian of Moville. He was born near Strangford Lough in Ulster, and studied under St. Colman and St. Ninnian. He went to Rome where he was ordained and returned to Ireland to found the monastery of Moville.
In 1305, St. Nicholas of Tolentino. He became an Augustinian friar and was ordained by St. Benevenuto (March 22). He was sent to Tolentino to preach in the streets, where he was highly regarded as a peacemaker, miracle worker and friend of the poor.
In 1641, near Lancaster Castle, the martyrdom of St. Ambrose Barlow. He joined the Benedictines at Douai and was ordained in 1617. He spent twenty-four years working as a missionary around Liverpool. He was much loved for his zeal, simplicity of life and good humor. He was arrested shortly after suffering a stroke. When he wouldn’t promise to stop ministering, he was condemned, hanged, drawn and quartered.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.