In England, in the 16th and 17th centuries, forty martyrs, men, women, priests, religious and lay, who were executed for their faith.
About 285, in Rome, Saints Crispin and Crispinian, martyrs. Their relics were venerated at Soissons, and they are patrons of leather workers.
In 1497, Blessed Thaddeus MacCarthy, bishop. He went to Rome to appeal for papal help when political factions kept him from acting as bishop in his diocese. The pope supported him. Bishop Thaddeus traveled back toward Ireland as a simple pilgrim. He died on the way in the Italian Alps, at a hospice maintained by the Canons Regular of St. Bernard.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.