In 1623, at Vitebsk, St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr. He was born in the Ukraine and educated at Vilnius in Lithuania, where he became a monk. He was a strong promoter of the union of the Ruthenian church with the Roman church. He was appointed bishop of Vitebsk. He was murdered by a rival who opposed union with Rome.
In 574, St. Millán de la Cogolla, a hermit around whose tomb an important Benedictine monastery later developed.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.