Daily Martyrology for October 2

The feast of the Holy Guardian Angels.

In 679, St. Leger, bishop of Autun. He was abbot of the monastery of Saint-Maxence near Poitiers, which he reformed using the Rule of St. Benedict as a guide. As bishop, he restored order to his troubled diocese and reformed the monasteries within it. He was murdered in the course of a political struggle.

In 1879, Blessed Antony Chevrier. He was a priest of the diocese of Lyons who worked among the poor. A group of other priests came to live with him and share his work.

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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.