Today, Thursday March 9, the Catholic Church honors Saint Bruno of Querfurt. He was born in the year 974 into a wealthy family in the town of Querfurt (Germany). There he began his studies in the cathedral of Magdeburg.
In the year 997 he traveled to Rome as a chaplain to Emperor Otto III. Time in which he becomes a Benedictine monk and changes his name to Bonifacio.
After the death of the emperor he returned to Germany and began a work of evangelization of the pagans. Mission that Pope John XVIII recognizes by naming him bishop. He died a martyr defending his Christian faith in Moravia in the year 1009.
The Catholic saints are the group of people recognized by the Church as saints or blessed on a specific date. The Roman Martyrology is the document that names and distributes in the calendar the almost 7,000 saints and blessed recognized by the Church.
The saints and saints are prominent men and women in the various religious traditions for their special relationships with the divinities or for a particular ethical elevation. While the consideration of blessed constitutes the third step on the path to canonization.
Today's saints day, March 9, also celebrates the following saint's days:
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