In the twelfth century, St. Abraham of Rostov. Born in the Ukraine, he converted to Christianity when his prayer to be healed of a chronic disease was answered. He became a monk, and then proclaimed the gospel around Rostov. He built two churches for his converts. He is venerated as “the apostle of Rostov".
In 1860, Blessed Gaetano Errico. He was born near Naples and became a priest there. He was a teacher for twenty years. Then he received a vision telling him to establish a new religious congregation and build a church in his hometown. He succeeded in both enterprises. The Congregation he founded is called “The Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary".
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.