Ladislas the First, son of Bela, King of Hungary, was born in 1041. By the pertinacious importunity of the people he was compelled, much against his inclination, to ascend the throne, in1080. He restored the good laws and discipline which St. Stephen had established, and which seem to have been obliterated by confusion of the times.
Sts. John and Paul were both Christian officers in the army under Julian the Apostate. They suffered martyrdom in their own house, probably in the year 362. They spent ten allowed to them to deliberate about renouncing their devotion to Christ in distributing all their goods to the poor.
The feast of the founder of the Solitaries of Monte Vergine was inserted into the Calendar of the Universal Church by Leo XIII. This monastic Congregation was widely diffused at one time in the South of Italy, but having greatly decreased in numbers it was amalgamated in the second half of the Nineteenth Century, with the Benedictines of Subiaco.