Daily Martyrology for October 19

In Canada, Sts. Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf, four other Jesuit missionaries, and two missionary helpers. Amid great hardships, they did missionary work among the Huron Indians. They were murdered by hostile Iroquois between 1642 and 1649.

In Oxford, in 779, St. Frideswide. She was abbess of a double monastery, which was located on the present day site of Christ Church. The town grew up around her monastery.

In Spain, in 1562, St. Peter of Alcántara, He founded an extremely austere branch of Observant Franciscans. He was a friend and supporter of St. Teresa of Avila.

In 1595, St. Philip Howard, who died a prisoner in the Tower of London. He was raised a Protestant, under the tutelage of John Knox. Through the influence of his wife and the persuasion of St. Edmund Campion (December 1), he became a Catholic. He was arrested when he and his wife tried to flee to the continent.

In 1775. In Rome, St. Paul of the Cross, the founder of the Passionist Order. He wanted to combine austere monastic living and preaching to the poor.

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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.