Daily Martyrology for November 7

In 739, at the monastery of Echternach, St. Willibrord. When Willibrord was seven, his father decided to become a hermit, and Willibrord was sent to St. Wilfrid’s (October 12) monastery at Ripon to be raised. He studied in Ireland for twelve years, and then set off from England with twelve companions to work as a missionary among the Frisians in what is today the Netherlands. He made several trips to Rome to obtain papal approval and was ordained archbishop. In his old age he retired to the monastery he had founded at Echternach.

In 1280, Blessed Margaret Colonna. Although troubled by ill health, she devoted herself to caring for the needy, then founded a monastery of Poor Clares at Palestrina.

In 1917, Blessed Vincent Grossi, a parish priest in Italy, who founded an institute for women whose mission was to help parish priests with the religious formation of girls.

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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.