Daily Martyrology for October 11

In Ireland, about 600, St. Kenneth or Canice. His legend has it that he was born in Derry, became a monk under St. Cadoc (September 23) in Wales, and studied with St. Finnian (December 12) at Clonard. He did mission work in Scotland, where he was an associate of St. Columba, and founded a monastery at Kilkenny, whose cathedral is dedicated to him.

In 965, at Rheims, St. Bruno of Cologne. He was the son of Henry the Fowler and brother of Emperor Otto I. He was made abbot of Lorsch and Corvey when he was still a young deacon, and he reformed both monasteries. He was elected archbishop of Cologne in 953, where he sought to reinvigorate the clergy and monasteries. Later, he was made Duke of Lorraine and extended his reforms there as well.

In 1592, in Italy, St. Alexander Sauli. He joined the Barnabites at seventeen and taught at Pavia. He became the leader of the Barnabite order, and then bishop of Aleria in Corsica, where he worked effectively for twenty years. He lived in great poverty. He was a friend of St. Philip Neri (May 26).

In 1887, St. Mary Soledad. She was born in Madrid, was educated by the Daughters of Charity, and eventually became head of the Handmaids of Mary, who devote themselves to nursing the sick in their homes free of charge..

Tomorrow is the name day of our confrere Fr. Kenneth Hein. He is recommended to our charitable prayers.

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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.