About 287, at Martigny in Switzerland, St. Maurice and companions, martyrs. Maurice was an officer in the Roman army who suffered martyrdom with many of his men when they refused to offer a sacrifice to the gods.
In 530, St. Felix IV, pope, who was a fine administrator. He was known for his humility and concern for the poor.
In the seventh century, St. Emmeram, bishop, who was a missionary around Poitiers and in Bavaria. After his murder, his body was taken to Regensberg and buried in a monastery dedicated to him.
In 1770, at Turin, Blessed Ignatius of Santhià. A Capuchin friar, he was a dedicated and effective spiritual guide.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.