The commemoration of Malachi, the prophet.
About 260 AD, St. Felix of Nola, priest. He was imprisoned and tortured under the Emperor Decius.
In the first half of the fourth century, in Cappadocia, St. Macrina the Elder, grandmother of Sts. Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, Peter and Macrina the Younger.
In 1237, St. Sava of the royal family of Serbia, who became a monk on Mt. Athos, and founder and abbot of the monastery of Khilandari. He was made the first archbishop of Serbia in 1219. He worked hard to build up the Serbian church.
In 1887, Blessed Peter Donders, Dutch priest and later a Redemptorist, who spent his life as a missionary in Surinam, where he ministered to lepers, slaves and native people.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.