Daily Martyrology for October 24

In 1870, at the Cistercian monastery of Fontfroide, St. Antony Mary Claret. He was born in Catalonia, became a priest, and worked in Spain for ten years. In 1849 he founded the Claretian Order dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He was very devoted to the printed word. From 1850 to 1857 he served as archbishop of Cuba, where he was a zealous leader of the church. He was then appointed confessor to Queen Isabella II of Spain. He preached at court and, whenever he could, elsewhere.

In 446, St. Proclus, Patriarch of Constantinople. He opposed the theological errors of Nestorius. He was known as a wise and gentle churchman, inclined to make peace rather than to argue.

In the sixth century, in Brittany, St. Maelor, an Irish monk who served as missionary there and on the Channel Islands.

In 1915, Blessed Louis Guanella. He was a parish priest in Northern Italy who founded several congregations dedicated to caring for the sick and poor.

In the same year, Blessed Joseph Baldo, who like Blessed Louis Guanella was a zealous priest in North Italy and founded a religious congregation. Blessed Joseph also faced opposition from anticlerical groups. Both men worked to empower 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.