Daily Martyrology for October 26

About 461, St. Rusticus, bishop of Narbonne. He studied at Rome and became a monk. St. Jerome wrote him a letter giving advice on the eremitical life. In 427 he was made bishop. He was discouraged by the Arianism of the Goths and the quarrels among Catholics and asked to resign. Pope Leo the Great wrote him a letter telling him to carry on as bishop with the help of Christ.

In 664, at Lastingham, St. Cedd, a monk of Lindisfarne, who did missionary work in several Anglo-Saxon kingdoms before being consecrated bishop of the East Saxons. He founded the monastery of Lastingham and was active at the Synod of Whitby.

In 686, in Northumbria, St. Eata. He was trained by St. Aidan (August 1), and became abbot of Melrose, where he received St. Cuthbert into the novitiate. He succeeded St. Colman as abbot of Lindisfarne when Colman returned to Ireland rather than give up his Celtic customs.

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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.