Daily Martyrology for December 20

In 250, at Alexandria, St. Ammon and companions. A Christian was on trial, and a group of Christian soldiers tried to bolster his resolve. The magistrate noticed this; Ammon and his companions declared themselves Christians and were executed with the prisoner.

In 1073, St. Dominic of Silos. He was born in the Pyrenees and became a shepherd. He liked solitude and silence and became a monk at San Millán de la Cogolla. He became prior, but was exiled by the King of Navarre for defending the monastery’s property. He found refuge at a decaying monastery at Silos, which then revived. St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominicans, was named after him.

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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.