Daily Martyrology for October 22

About 200 AD, St. Albercius, bishop of Hieropolis in Phrygia. When he was 72, he journeyed to Rome and Mesopotamia. On his tombstone, he wrote how impressed he was by the faith and Eucharistic practice of the Christians he met.

At Engelberg, the commemoration of St. Eugene, a Roman martyr whose relics are at the abbey.

About 876, in Fiesole, St. Donatus, bishop. He was an Irish monk who stopped by Fiesole on the way back from a pilgrimage to Rome. He was elected bishop there and served in the capacity for several decades. He was a writer and poet, and wrote a life of St. Brigid (February 1), to whom he had a deep devotion.

Tomorrow is the name day of our confrere Fr. Eugene Esch. 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.