January 19 – The scion of a noble family who longed to be enrolled in the noble army of martyrs

St. Blathmac A distinguished Irish monk, b. in Ireland about 750. He suffered martyrdom in Iona, about 835. He is fortunate in having had his biography written by Strabo, Benedictine Abbot of Reichenau (824-849), and thus the story of his martyrdom has been handed down through the ages. Strabo’s life of this saint is in … Continue reading January 19 – The scion of a noble family who longed to be enrolled in the noble army of martyrs