Daily Martyrology for September 24

In Hungary, in 1046, St. Gerard of Csanad, bishop and martyr. He was born in Venice and entered the monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore there. He went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and ended up in Hungary. King Stephen (August 16) made him tutor of his son, Emeric (November 4) and then bishop of Csanad. There was a backlash against Christianity after King Stephen’s death, and St. Gerard was killed.

About 1218, Blessed Robert of Knaresborough. He was born in York; as a young man he became a hermit and devoted himself to prayer and care of the poor.

In 1862, Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek, bishop of Maribor in Slovenia. He studied for the priesthood at Celovec, where he became an ardent supporter of Slovenian culture and language. He wrote a catechism in Slovenian and promoted education. As bishop, he promoted foreign missions and ecumenical understanding.

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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.