Daily Martyrology for December 27

About the year 100, St. John the Evangelist. He is traditionally regarded as the author of the Fourth Gospel, and is identified with the Beloved Disciple mentioned in that Gospel. Tradition has it that he died at an advanced age in Ephesus.

In 399, St. Fabiola, a wealthy and restless Roman matron, who was a friend of St. Jerome (September 30). She devoted her wealth to churches and hospitals.

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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.