Daily Martyrology for December 18

In the seventh century, St. Flannan, bishop of Killaloe. After a pilgrimage to Rome, he became bishop of Killaloe.

In 761, in Germany, St. Winnibald, abbot of Heidenheim. His father Richard took him and his brother Willibald (June 7) on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. When Richard died at Lucca, the brothers went to Rome. Winnibald stayed on in Rome, and St. Boniface (June 5) enlisted his help in the German mission. He did missionary work in Bavaria, and with his sister Walburga (February 25) founded the double monastery of Heidenheim, at the request of Willibald, who was then bishop of Eichstätt.

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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.