In 784, St. Virgil of Salzburg. He was an Irish monk who became a pilgrim out of love for Christ. He became abbot of St. Peter’s in Salzburg and eventually bishop of the diocese. St. Boniface quarreled with him on a number of points. He was a man of great learning and an active pastor.
In 1637, St. Humilis of Bisignano. He was an illiterate Franciscan lay brother, but so great was his theological knowledge that Pope Gregory XV summoned him to Rome to act as his advisor. Throughout his life he remained humble, prayerful, and a servant of the poor.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.