In the first century, St. Andrew. He was a fisherman from Bethsaida, the brother of St. Peter, and one of the earliest of Jesus’ disciples. He is a patron of Russia, Scotland and Greece.
In 1577, in England, St. Cuthbert Mayne. He was an Anglican priest who followed his friends Gregory Martin and Edmund Campion to Douai, where he was ordained a Catholic priest in 1576. He was sent to England, arrested a year later, tried, hanged, drawn and quartered. He was the first martyr from among the “seminary priests” educated at seminaries for English exiles founded on the continent after the Council of Trent.
Tomorrow is the name day of our confrere Fr. Andrew Baumgartner. He is recommended to our charitable prayers.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.