About 380, in Ethiopia, St. Frumentius, bishop. His tutor took him and his brother Aedesius on a trip to Arabia. Most of the party were killed, but the brothers were taken to the royal court at Aksum. Frumentius prospered there and sought to spread the Christian faith. St. Athanasius (May 2) appointed him bishop of Ethiopia. Known as Bishop Salama, he is venerated as the Apostle of Ethiopia.
In 1902, Blessed Contardo Ferrini. He was born in Milan and was a brilliant and pious boy who had excellent priests as guides in his youth. He became very interested in poetry and mountaineering. He studied at Pavia and Berlin, returned to Pavia as a professor, and became the world’s leading authority on Roman law. He loved nature and was very active in social work.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.