Daily Martyrology for October 30

About 540 AD, St. Germanus of Capua. He may have been one of the legates sent to heal the Acacian Schism, which concerned the relationship of the divine and human in Christ. He was a friend of St. Benedict (July11). The Dialogues of Gregory the Great tell that St. Benedict had a vision of Germanus’ soul being carried to heaven. His tomb at Cassino was destroyed during World War II.

In 1617, St. Alphonsus Rodríguez. He was born in Segovia. He married and fathered two children, but when his mother, wife and daughter died in quick succession, he joined the Jesuits as a lay brother. He worked as a spiritual director; among those he guided was St. Peter Claver (September 9). He was very devoted to Mary’s Immaculate Conception.

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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.