At Quedlinberg, in 968, St. Matilda. Daughter of a Westphalian count, she was happily married to Henry the Fowler, who became successively Duke of Saxony and German emperor. When he died, she devoted herself to prayer and charitable works, the generosity of which caused friction with her two quarreling sons, Otto the Great and Henry the Wrangler.
In Palermo, in 1888, Blessed John Cusmano. After becoming a doctor, he was ordained a priest. He devoted himself to improving social conditions in Sicily and founded two religious orders to aid in that work. He died at the age of 54, having exhausted himself ministering to the victims of a cholera epidemic.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.