Daily Martyrology for September 21

St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist. He was a tax collector who followed Jesus from Capernaum. The gospel attributed to him seems to have been produced around 80 AD, perhaps in Syria, for a Jewish audience. His emblem is a man, because he begins his gospel with the human genealogy of Jesus.

The commemoration of the prophet Jonah.

About 575, St. Cadoc, one of the most revered Welsh saints.

In 1246, in Russia, Sts. Michael of Chernigov and Theodore, who were murdered by the invading Tatars when they refused to deny their faith.

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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.