Daily Martyrology for September 11

In Rome, Sts. Protus and Hyacinth, martyrs. Their tombs were discovered in 1845 and they are mentioned in a number of ancient documents, but nothing is known about them beyond the fact they died for their faith.

About 350, in Egypt, St. Paphnutius, a disciple of St. Antony (January 17) and supporter of St. Athanasius (May 2). He became bishop of the Upper Thebaid area in Egypt.

In the fourth century, St. Felix and Regula, to whom an important monastery in Zurich was dedicated in the ninth century.

In 1227, Blessed Louis of Thuringia, the husband of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (November 17). They were a very happy couple and had three children before Louis died at the age of 27 while on crusade.

In 1840, in China, St. John Gabriel Perboye. He was a Vincentian priest and spent years teaching in seminaries in France. He repeatedly asked to be sent to China. After four years of missionary work there, he was arrested, tortured for a year, and strangled to death.

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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.