Roman Martyrology 2004

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October 21

Saints Dasius, Zoticus and Caius, martyrs at Nicomedia

At Nicomedia in Bithynia, in present-day Türkiye, Saints Dasius, Zoticus and Caius, who, as servants of Diocletian, unjustly accused of the fire of the imperial palace, were sentenced to death and drowned in the sea with heavy boulders tied around their necks.

Saints Ursula and companions, virgins and martyrs at Cologne

Near Cologne in Germany, commemoration of the holy virgins, who ended their lives with martyrdom for Christ in the place where the city’s basilica was later built, dedicated in honour of the little Ursula, an innocent virgin, considered the leader of all.

Saint Hilarion the Great, abbot at Cyprus

On the island of Cyprus, Saint Hilarion the Great, abbot, who, following in the footsteps of Saint Anthony, first led a solitary life near Gaza and was later the founder and model of hermitic life in this province.

Saint Malchus, monk

Commemoration of Saint Malchus, monk, whose ascetic spirit and distinguished life in Maronia near Antioch in Syria were celebrated by Saint Jerome.

Saint Seurin, bishop of Bordeaux

At Bordeaux in Aquitaine, now in France, Saint Seurin, bishop, who, having come from the East, was welcomed with honour by the bishop Saint Amandus, who wanted him to succeed him.

Saint Céline de Laon

Near Laon also in France, Saint Céline, mother of the holy bishops Prince of Soissons and Remigius of Reims.

Saint Viator of Lyons, lector

At Lyons also in France, commemoration of Saint Viator of Lyons, lector, who, as a disciple and minister of Saint Justus, bishop of Lyons, followed him in his hermitic life in Egypt and in his death.

Saint Wendelin, hermit

Near Trier in Austrasia, in the territory of present-day Germany, Saint Wendelin, hermit.

Saint Mauront, abbot of Saint-Victor and later bishop of Marseille

At Marseille in Provence in France, Saint Mauront, bishop, who was also abbot of the church of Saint Victor.

Blessed Pietro Capucci, Dominican priest

At Cortona in Tuscany, Blessed Pietro Capucci, priest of the Order of Preachers, who, meditating on death, guided himself to heavenly realities and in his preaching activity exhorted the faithful not to fall into eternal death.

Saint Petrus Yu Tae-ch’ŏl, martyr of Korea

At Seoul in Korea, Saint Petrus Yu Tae-ch’ŏl, martyr, who, at the age of thirteen, exhorted his fellow prisoners in prison to endure the tortures and, after being cruelly flogged, completed his martyrdom by strangulation.

Saint Laura de Santa Catalina de Siena Montoya y Upegui, virgin of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate and Saint Catherine of Siena

At the village of Belencito near Medellín in Colombia, Saint Laura de Santa Catalina de Siena Montoya y Upegui, virgin, who dedicated herself with great profit to announcing the Gospel among the indigenous populations still without faith in Christ and founded the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate and of Saint Catherine of Siena.

October 22

Saint John Paul II, pope

Saint John Paul II, pope, who, with exceptional apostolic zeal, particularly for families, young people and the sick, made numerous pastoral visits throughout the world, and left as a heritage to the Church, among the many fruits, above all his rich Magisterium and the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as the Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church and for the Eastern Churches.

Saint Marcus, bishop of Jerusalem

Commemoration of Saint Marcus, bishop of Jerusalem, who was the first among the Gentiles to have the leadership of the Church of the Holy City, and, having fallen apart for fear of persecution, began to gather again with his faith and his activity.

Saint Abercius, bishop of Hierapolis in Phrygia

At Gerapolis in Phrygia, in present-day Türkiye, Saint Abercius, bishop, who, according to the story, was led by the pilgrim faith through many regions, feeding on mystical food.

Saints Philip, bishop of Heraclea in Europa, and Hermes, deacon, martyrs

At Edirne in Thrace, also in Türkiye, the holy martyrs Philip, bishop of Marmara Erelisi, and Hermes, deacon: the first, at the beginning of the persecution of the emperor Diocletian, had received the order to close the church and show all the vases sacred and the books contained therein; and having replied to the governor Justin that it was not lawful either for him to deliver what was asked of him or for him to appropriate it, after being imprisoned and flogged, he was burned together with the deacon at the stake.

Saint Mellon, bishop of Rouen

At Rouen in Gallia Lugdunensis, now in France, Saint Mellon, bishop, who is believed to have proclaimed the Christian faith in this city and established the episcopal see.

Saint Valère, deacon and martyr at Besançon

In the territory of Besançon, now in France, Saint Valère, deacon of the Church of Langres, killed by pagans.

Saint Louvent, abbot of Saint-Privat, martyr

In the territory of Châlons in Neustria, also in France, Saint Louvent, abbot of the basilica of Saint-Privat-de-Javols, who, after having unjustly suffered many harassments from Innocent, count of the city, died beheaded.

Saint Leotadus, bishop of Auch

At Auch in Aquitaine, now in France, Saint Leotadus, bishop.

Saint Modéran, bishop of Rennes, later abbot of Berceto

In the monastery of Berceto in Lombardy, Saint Modéran, abbot and once bishop of Rennes in France, famous for his love of solitude and piety towards the places of the saints.

Saint Benoît, hermit

In the territory of Nantes in Brittany in France, Saint Benoît, who led a hermitic life in Mézières.

Saints Nunilo and Alodia, virgins and martyrs of Spain

At Huesca in Aragon in Spain, Saints Nunilo and Alodia, virgins and martyrs, who, born of a Muslim father but educated by their mother in Christian doctrine, refused to abandon their faith in Christ and for this reason, after a long imprisonment, died stabbed with the sword by order of the king of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II.

Saint Donato di Scozia, bishop of Fiesole

At Fiesole in Tuscany, Saint Donato di Scozia, bishop, who, famous for his culture and piety, came as a pilgrim to Rome from Ireland and was given to the people of this city as an illustrious shepherd sent by God.

October 23

Saint John of Capistrano, Franciscan priest

Saint John of Capistrano, priest of the Order of Minors, who defended the observance of the rule and carried out his ministry for almost all of Europe in support of Catholic faith and morals. With the fervour of his exhortations and his prayers he encouraged the people of the faith and committed himself to defending the freedom of Christians. He died near Ujlak on the bank of the Danube in the kingdom of Hungary.

Saints Servando and Germán, martyrs of Spain

Near Cádiz in Andalusia, Spain, Saints Servando and Germán, martyrs during the persecution of the emperor Diocletian.

Saints John, bishop, and James, priest, martyrs in Persia

At Persia, the holy martyrs John, bishop, and James, priest, who under King Sabor II were thrown into prison and after a year ended their glorious fight, pierced with the sword.

Saint Theodoret of Antioch, priest and martyr at Antioch

At Antioch in Syria, Saint Theodoret, priest and martyr, who, as is handed down, was arrested by the impious Julian, emperor of the East, for having persevered in professing his faith in Christ and finally led to martyrdom.

Saint Severin, bishop of Cologne

At Cologne in Germany, commemoration of Saint Severin, bishop, worthy of praise in every virtue.

Saint Severinus Boëthius, martyr at Pavia

At Pavia, commemoration of Saint Severinus Boëthius, martyr, who, illustrious for his culture and his writings, wrote a treatise on the consolation of philosophy while he was in prison and served God with integrity until his death inflicted on him by King Theodoric.

Saint Giovanni, bishop of Siracuse

At Syracuse, Saint Giovanni, bishop, whose moral conduct, sense of justice, wisdom, provident advice and dedication to the Church’s commitments were praised by Pope Saint Gregory the Great.

Saint Romain, bishop of Rouen

At Rouen in Neustria, now in France, Saint Romain, bishop, who pulled down from their foundations the temples of the pagans still very frequented at the city, encouraged the good people to progress in goodness and tried to dissuade the wicked people from doing evil.

Saint Benoît, priest

In the territory of Herbauge near Poitiers in France, Saint Benoît, priest.

Saint Ignatius, bishop of Constantinople

At Constantinople, Saint Ignatius, bishop, who, made the object of many outrages by the emperor Barda, whom he had reproached for having repudiated his wife, was sent into exile, but, recalled by Pope Saint Nicholas I, finally rested in peace.

Saint Ælflæda, abbess

At Ramsey in England, Saint Ælflæda, who from childhood consecrated herself to God in her monastery founded by her father Etelvoldo and her, becoming abbess, governed it excellently until advanced old age.

Saint Allucio, peacemaker of the poor

At Campugliano in Valdinievole in Tuscany, Saint Allucio, who, as a true man of peace, protected the poor and pilgrims and freed the prisoners.

Blessed Giovanni Bono, hermit

At Mantua, Blessed Giovanni Bono, hermit, who, as a young man, left his mother, wandered through various regions of Italy practising the profession of juggler and comic actor, but at the age of forty, after being seriously ill, vowed to God to abandon the world to give himself entirely to Christ and the Church in penance and love and founded a Congregation under the rule of Saint Augustine.

Blessed Giovannangelo Porro, Servite priest

At Milan, Blessed Giovannangelo Porro, priest of the Order of Servants of Mary, who, as prior of the convent, stood still at the door of the church every day of the feast or wandered through the alleys to gather the children and teach them Christian doctrine.

Blessed Thomas Thwing, priest and martyr of England

At York in England, Blessed Thomas Thwing, priest and martyr, who, under false accusation of conspiracy, was by order of King Charles II hanged and cruelly disembowelled, thus obtaining the palm of martyrdom.

Blesseds Marie-Clotilde-Angèle de Saint-François-Borgia Paillot and 5 companions, Ursuline virgins, martyrs of France

At Valencienne in France, Blesseds Marie-Clotilde-Angèle de Saint-François-Borgia Paillot and five companions, virgins and martyrs, who, consecrated to God and condemned to death in hatred of the faith during the French Revolution, piously ascended the scaffold under the admiring gaze of the people.

Saint Phaolô Tống Viết Bường, martyr of Vietnam

At the city of Tho-Dic in ancient An Nam, now Vietnam, Saint Phaolô Tống Viết Bường, martyr, who, as a soldier, died for Christ under Emperor Minh Mang.

Blessed Arnould Rèche, Lasalian religious

At Reims in France, Blessed Arnould Rèche, brother of the Christian Schools, who, docile in everything to the Holy Spirit, worked with great zeal for the young, always assiduous in his duties as a teacher and in prayer.

Blesseds Ildefonso de la Cruz, Justiniano de San Gabriel de la Dolorosa, Passionist priests, Eufrasio del Amor Misericordioso, Tomás del Santísimo Sacramento, Honorino de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores and José María de Jesús y María, Passionist religious, martyrs of Spain

At Ciudad Real in Spain, the blessed martyrs Ildefonso de la Cruz García Nozal and Justiniano de San Gabriel de la Dolorosa Cuesta Redondo, priests, and Eufrasio del Amor Misericordioso de Celis Santos, Tomás del Santísimo Sacramento Cuartero Gascón, Honorino de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Carracedo Ramos and José María de Jesús y María Cuartero Gascón, religious, of the Congregation of the Passion, who, during the persecution against religion, were shot for Christ and for the Church.

Blessed Leonardo Olivera Buera, priest and martyr of Spain

At El Saler near Valencia also in Spain, Blessed Leonardo Olivera Buera, priest and martyr, who, during the same persecution against religion, imitating the passion of Christ, deserved to achieve the eternal prize.

Blesseds Ambrosio León Lorente Vicente, Florencio Martín Ibáñez Lázaro and Honorato Andrés Zorraquino Herrero, Lasalian religious, martyrs of Spain

At the town of Benimaclet, also in the territory of Valencia in Spain, Blesseds Ambrosio León Lorente Vicente, Florencio Martín Ibáñez Lázaro and Honorato Andrés Zorraquino Herrero, religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and martyrs, who also in the same persecution shed their blood for Christ.

October 24

Saint Anthony Mary Claret, archbishop of Santiago of Cuba, founder of the Claretians

Saint Anthony Mary Claret, bishop: as a priest, for many years he travelled in the region of Catalonia in Spain preaching to the people; he established the Society of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary and, having become bishop of Santiago on the island of Cuba, he worked with great merit for the salvation of souls. Back in Spain, he still endured many efforts for the Church, eventually dying in exile among the Cistercian monks of Fontfroide near Narbonne in southern France.

Saints Ciriacus and Claudian, martyrs at Hierapolis

At Gerapolis in Phrygia, in present-day Türkiye, Saints Ciriacus and Claudian, martyrs.

Saint Proclus, bishop of Constantinople

At Constantinople, Saint Proclus, bishop, who courageously proclaimed the Blessed Mary as the Mother of God and brought the body of Saint John Chrysostom back from exile to the city in a solemn procession, for which he earned the appellation of “Great” at the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon.

Saints Arethas and 340 companions, martyrs in Arabia

At Nagran in Arabia, passion of the Saints Arethas, prince of the city, and three hundred and forty companions, martyrs in the time of the emperor Justin, under Dhu Nuwas king of Arabia.

Saint Sénoch, priest

Near Tours in Neustria, now in France, Saint Sénoch, priest, who built a monastery on ancient ruins and was assiduous in vigils, in prayer and in charity towards the slaves.

Saint Martin, deacon and abbot

In the monastery of Vertou in the territory of Retz in France, Saint Martin, deacon and abbot, whom Saint Felix, bishop of Nantes, sent to convert the pagans of this region.

Saint Everigisil, bishop of Cologne and martyr

Near Tongeren in Brabant, in present-day Belgium, Saint Everigisil, bishop of Cologne and martyr, who, having left for Poitiers, was killed on the road by brigands while attending to his pastoral duties.

Saint Magloire, bishop of Dol

In Brittany in France, Saint Magloire, who, as a disciple of Saint Iltutus, succeeded Saint Samson, Bishop of Dol, and lived in solitude on the island of Sark.

Saint Fromond, bishop of Coutances

At Coutances in Neustria, also in France, Saint Fromond, bishop, who founded a monastery of nuns in Ham and exercised his pastoral service in the love of the Lord.

Saint Giuse Lê Dăng Thi, martyr of Vietnam

At Huê in ancient An Nam, now Vietnam, Saint Giuse Lê Dăng Thi, martyr: as an officer, imprisoned because he was a Christian, he testified among his fellow prisoners during his tortures to his faith, from which he never deviated, and was finally strangled under Emperor Tu Duc.

Saint Luigi Guanella, priest, founder of the Servants of Charity

At Como, Saint Luigi Guanella, priest, who founded the Congregation of the Servants of Charity and of the Daughters of Santa Maria della Provvidenza to take care of the needs of the poorest and most afflicted and provide for their salvation.

Blessed Giuseppe Baldo, priest, founder of the Little Daughters of Saint Joseph

At Ronchi along the Adige near Verona, Blessed Giuseppe Baldo, priest, who, dedicated to the pastoral ministry, founded the Congregation of the Little Daughters of Saint Joseph for assistance to the elderly and the sick and the education of children and young people.

October 25

Saints Crisante and Daria, martyrs at Rome

At Rome, in the cemetery of Trasone on Via Salaria Nuova, Saints Crisante and Daria, martyrs, praised by Pope Saint Damasus.

Saints Crépin and Crispian, martyrs at Soissons

At Soissons in Gallia Belgica, now in France, Saints Crépin and Crispian, martyrs.

Saint Miniato, martyr at Florence

At Florence, Saint Miniato, martyr.

Saint Front, first bishop of Périgueux

At Périgueux in Aquitaine, now in France, Saint Front, who is believed to have first preached the Gospel in this city.

Saints Martyrius and Marcian, martyrs at Constantinople

At Constantinople, Saints Martyrius, subdeacon, and Marcian, cantor, killed by the Arians under the emperor Constantius.

Saint Gaudenzio, bishop of Brescia

At Brescia, Saint Gaudenzio, bishop, who, ordained by Saint Ambrose, shone among the prelates of his time for doctrine and virtue, instructed his people with word and writing and founded a basilica which he called the Council of Saints.

Saint Hilaire, bishop of Mende

In the territory of Javols in France, Saint Hilaire, bishop of Mende.

Saint Frutos, martyr in Segovia

In the territory of Segovia in Spain, Saint Frutos, who led a hermitic life on a steep cliff.

Saint Mór, bishop of Pécs

At Pécs in Hungary, Saint Mór, bishop, who was a master of eloquence for almost all of his life and finally lived as a monk and then abbot in the monastery of Saint Martin.

Saint Bernat Calbó, bishop of Vic

At Vic in Catalonia in Spain, Saint Bernat Calbó, bishop, who, having left his office of judge, first became abbot among the Cistercians and, later elected to the see of Vic, promoted correct doctrine with commitment.

Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy, bishop of Cork and Cloyne

At Borgo Sant’Antonio, near Ivrea, in Piedmont, the transitus of Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy, bishop of Cork and Cloyne in Ireland, who left his see due to the problems caused by the hostility of the powerful and, while travelling to Rome, passed to heaven.

Blessed Recaredo Centelles Abad, priest and martyr of Spain

At the town of Nules near Tortosa in Spain, Recaredo Centelles Abad, priest of the Society of Diocesan Worker Priests and martyr, who was killed out of hatred for the priesthood during the persecution against the Church at the cemetery gates.

Blesseds María Teresa Ferragud Roig, María Jesús Masiá Ferragud, María Verónica Masiá Ferragud and María Felicidad Masiá Ferragud, Capuchin Clarisse virgins, and Josefa de la Purificación Masiá Ferragud, Discalced Augustinian virgin, martyrs of Spain

At Alzira in the territory of Valencia also in Spain, Blesseds María Teresa Ferragud Roig and her daughters María Jesús Masiá Ferragud, María Verónica Masiá Ferragud, María Felicidad Masiá Ferragud, virgins of the Order of the Capuchin Poor Clares, and Josefa de la Purificación Masiá Ferragud, virgin of the Order of Discalced Augustinians, martyrs, who were also crowned in the same persecution for courageously bearing witness to Christ.

October 26

Saints Lucian and Marcian, martyrs at Nicomedia

At Nicomedia in Bithynia, in present-day Türkiye, Saints Lucian and Marcian, martyrs, who are handed down to have been burned at the stake under the emperor Decius, by order of the proconsul Sabinus.

Saint Rogatian, priest of Carthage, and Saint Felicissimus, martyrs

At Carthage, in present-day Tunisia, commemoration of Saint Rogatian, priest, to whom Saint Cyprian entrusted the administration of the Church of Carthage during the persecution of the emperor Decius and who, together with Saint Felicissimus, suffered tribulations and prison for the name of Christ.

Saint Amandus, first bishop of Strasbourg

At Strasbourg in Alsace, in present-day France, Saint Amandus, who is believed to have been the first bishop of this city.

Saint Rustique, bishop of Narbonne

At Narbonne on the coast of southern France, Saint Rustique, bishop, who, while contemplating relinquishing his office and retiring to a solitary life, was recalled by Pope Saint Leo the Great to holy perseverance and, thus comforted, remained in the ministry entrusted to him and in the commitments undertaken.

Saint Aptone, bishop of Angoulême

At Angoulême in Aquitaine, also in France, commemoration of Saint Aptone, bishop.

Saint Cedd, bishop of London

At Lastingham in Northumbria in England, Saint Cedd, who, as brother of Saint Chad, was ordained by Saint Finan, bishop of the Eastern Saxons, and worked to lay the foundations of the Church among them.

Saint Eata, bishop of Hexham

At Hexham also in Northumbria, Saint Eata, bishop, who, as a man of great meekness and simplicity, ruled many monasteries and churches and, returning to Hexham, despite being both abbot and bishop, never declined from an ascetic lifestyle.

Saint Sigebaud, bishop of Metz

At Metz in Austrasia, now in France, Saint Sigebaud, bishop, founder of many monasteries.

Saint Witta, first bishop of Büraburg

In the monastery of Heresfeld in Germany, deposition of Saint Witta, first bishop of Buraburg, who, of English origin, was called together with others by Saint Boniface and sent to Hesse to sow the seed of the word of God in this land.

Saint Beóán, bishop of Mortlach

In Scotland, Saint Beóán, bishop of Mortlach.

Saint Folco Scotti, bishop of Pavia

At Pavia, Saint Folco Scotti, bishop, a man of peace, full of zeal and charity.

Blessed Damiano da Finale Furcheri, Dominican priest

At Reggio Emilia, Blessed Damiano da Finale Furcheri, priest of the Order of Preachers, famous herald of the Gospel.

Blessed Bonaventura da Potenza Lavanga, Conventual Franciscan priest

At Ravello near Amalfi in Campania, Blessed Bonaventura da Potenza Lavanga, priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, who shone for obedience and charity towards all.

October 27

Saint Evaristus, pope and martyr

At Rome, Saint Evaristus, pope, who was the fourth to rule the Church of Rome after Blessed Peter, under the emperor Trajan.

Saint Trasea, bishop of Eumenia and martyr

Near Smyrna, in present-day Türkiye, Saint Trasea, bishop of Eumenia in Phrygia and martyr.

Saint Namace, bishop of Clermont

At Clermont-Ferrand in Aquitaine, now in France, Saint Namace, bishop, who erected the cathedral.

Saint Gaudioso, bishop of Naples

At Naples, deposition of Saint Gaudioso, bishop, who is said to have left from Abitine in Tunisia due to the persecution of the Vandals to take refuge in Campania and died a holy death in a monastery.

Saint Oran, monk

On the Isle of Iona in Scotland, Saint Oran, monk, who was among the first disciples of Saint Columban.

Blessed Bartolomeo di Breganze, Dominican, bishop of Vicenza

At Vicenza, commemoration of Blessed Bartolomeo di Breganze, bishop of the Order of Preachers, who established the Militia of Jesus Christ in this city in defence of the Catholic faith and the freedom of the Church.

Blessed Salvador Mollar Ventura, Franciscan religious and martyr of Spain

At the town of Paterna in the territory of Valencia in Spain, Blessed Salvador Mollar Ventura, religious of the Order of Friars Minor and martyr, who, during the persecution against the faith, as a faithful disciple, in the blood of Christ deserved to obtain salvation.

October 28

Saints Simon and Jude, apostles

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, apostles: the first was nicknamed Canaanite or “Zealot”, and the other, also called Thaddeus, son of James, at the Last Supper questioned the Lord about his manifestation who replied: “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”

Saint Ferrutius, martyr

At Mainz in Gallia Belgica, in present-day Germany, Saint Ferrutius, martyr, who, having left the army to serve Christ more freely and appropriately, is handed down as a martyr.

Saint Fedele, martyr near Como

Near Como, Saint Fedele, martyr.

Saints Vicente, Sabina and Cristeta, martyrs at Avila

At Ávila in Spain, passion of Saints Vicente, Sabina and Cristeta, martyrs, who were cruelly killed while fleeing from Talavera de la Reina to this city.

Saint Genès, martyr in France

At Thiers in Aquitaine, now in France, Saint Genès, who is said to have left this world as a martyr, wrapped in white garments.

Saint Sauve, bishop of Amiens

At Amiens in Neustria, also in France, Saint Sauve, bishop, dedicated from his youth to theological studies and distinguished for integrity of morals.

Saint Faron, bishop of Meaux

At Meaux also in Neustria, Saint Faron, bishop, who, after having been the king’s servant, induced by his sister Saint Burgundofara to serve God fully, persuaded his wife to take the veil of consecrated women, in order to thus be himself admitted into the clergy; called to the pastoral government, he endowed the Church with generous donations, erected parishes and supported monasteries.

Saint Germain, abbot of Talloires

At Annecy in Burgundy, commemoration of Saint Germain, abbot, who, famous for his love of solitude, founded and ran the priory of Talloires.

Saints Francisco Serrano Frías, Dominican bishop-elect and vicar apostolic of Fujian, Joaquín Royo Pérez, Juan Alcober Figuera and Francisco Díaz del Rincón, Dominican priests, martyrs of China

In Fujian in China, the holy martyrs Francisco Serrano Frías, bishop, and Joaquín Royo Pérez, Juan Alcober Figuera and Francisco Díaz del Rincón, priests of the Order of Preachers, who confirmed the same faith by facing the same martyrdom.

Saint Gioan Ðạt, priest and martyr of Vietnam

In the territory of Chợ Rạ in Tonkin, now Vietnam, Saint Gioan Ðạt, priest and martyr, who was beheaded for Christ.

Saint Rodrigo Aguilar Alemán, priest and martyr of Mexico

At the village of Ejutla in Mexico, Saint Rodrigo Aguilar Alemán, priest and martyr, who, hanged by soldiers from a tree during the persecution, gloriously completed the martyrdom he had so much desired.

Blessed Salvador Damián Enguix Garés, father of family, martyr of Spain

At Alzira in the territory of Valencia in Spain, Blessed Salvador Damián Enguix Garés, martyr, who, as father of family, during the persecution, carried out the fight for the faith.

Blessed José Ruiz Bruixola, priest and martyr of Spain

At the village of Gilet in the same territory in Spain, Blessed José Ruiz Bruixola, priest and martyr, who on the same occasion deserved to bring the palm of victory before Almighty God.

October 29

Saint Felician, martyr at Carthage

At Carthage, in present-day Tunisia, Saint Felician, martyr.

Saint Narcissus, bishop of Jerusalem

Commemoration of Saint Narcissus, bishop of Jerusalem, exemplary in holiness, patience and faith, who, in full agreement with Pope Saint Victor on the date of the celebration of Christian Easter, affirmed that the mystery of the Lord’s Resurrection could only be celebrated on Sunday and at the ripe old age of one hundred and sixteen passed happily to the Lord.

Saint Onorato, bishop of Vercelli

At Vercelli, Saint Onorato, bishop: as a disciple of Saint Eusebius in the monastery and his companion in prison, after his master he held this episcopal seat which he instructed in the right doctrine and had the privilege of offering viaticum to Saint Ambrose in point of death.

Saint Zenobius, priest and martyr at Tyre

At Saida in Phoenicia, in present-day Lebanon, Saint Zenobius, priest, who, during the bitter persecution of Emperor Diocletian, while exhorting others to martyrdom, was himself crowned by martyrdom.

Saint Abraham, anchorite

At Edessa in ancient Syria, Saint Abraham, anchorite, whose life was described by the deacon Saint Ephrem.

Saint Theudère, bishop of Vienne

In the territory of Vienne in France, Saint Theudère, abbot, who, as disciple of Saint Caesarius of Arles, founded cells for the monks and was constituted by the intercessor bishop before God and penitentiary priest for all the people of the city.

Saint Colman, bishop of Kilmacduagh

At Galway in Ireland, Saint Colman, bishop.

Saint Dodon, abbot

At Moutiers-en-Fagne in the territory of Cambrai in France, Saint Dodon, abbot, who, placed at the helm of the Wallers monastery, preferred the hermitic life.

Saint Gaetano Errico, priest, founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

At Secondigliano near Naples, Saint Gaetano Errico, priest, who promoted spiritual retreats and the contemplation of the Eucharist with commitment as tools for bringing souls closer to Christ and to this end founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

October 30

Saint Marciano, first bishop of Syracuse, martyr

At Syracuse, Saint Marciano, considered the first bishop of this city.

Saint Serapion, bishop of Antioch

Commemoration of Saint Serapion, bishop of Antioch, who, renowned for erudition and doctrine, left a no lesser reputation for holiness.

Saint Eutropia, martyr at Alexandria of Egypt

At Alexandria of Egypt, Saint Eutropia, martyr, who rendered her spirit amidst cruel tortures for refusing to deny Christ.

Saint Marcel, centurion, martyr at Tingis

At Tangier in Mauritania, in present-day Morocco, the passion of Saint Marcel, centurion, who on the feast of the emperor, while everyone was sacrificing to the gods, threw his military belt, weapons and life itself in front of the insignia, professing to be a Christian and no longer being able to adequately obey the military oath but only to Jesus Christ, thus suffering martyrdom by beheading.

Saints Claudio, Lupercio and Victorio, martyrs at Leon

At León in Spain, Saints Claudio, Lupercio and Victorio, martyrs, who suffered the passion as Christians during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian.

Saint Massimo, martyr at Cuma

At Cuma in Campania, Saint Massimo, martyr.

Saint Germano, bishop of Capua

At Capua also in Campania, Saint Germano, bishop, of whom Pope Saint Gregory the Great wrote.

Saint Gerardo, bishop of Potenza

At Potenza, Saint Gerardo, bishop.

Blessed Benvenuta Boiani, Dominican virgin

At Cividale del Friuli, Blessed Benvenuta Boiani, virgin, nun of Penance of Saint Dominic, who consecrated herself totally to prayer and a life of mortification.

Blessed John Slade, martyr of England

At Winchester in England, Blessed John Slade, martyr, who was hung on the scaffold and cruelly disembowelled for having rejected the power of Queen Elizabeth I in spiritual matters.

Blessed Terence Albert O’Brien, Dominican, bishop of Emly, martyr of Ireland

At Limerick in Ireland, the passion of Blessed Terence Albert O’Brien, bishop and martyr, who, as a member of the Order of Preachers, placed at the head of the Church of Emly, worked intensely to assist the plague-stricken, but, arrested by soldiers under the government of Oliver Cromwell, was led to the gallows in hatred of the priesthood and the Catholic faith.

Saint Angelo d’Acri Falcone, Capuchin priest

At Acre in Calabria, Saint Angelo d’Acri, priest of the Order of the Friars Minor Capuchin, who, tirelessly travelling through the kingdom of Naples, preached the word of God in a language suitable for the simple.

Blessed Jean-Michel Langevin, priest and martyr of France

At Angers in France, Blessed Jean-Michel Langevin, priest and martyr, guillotined for his priesthood, first of a line of about one hundred men and women, who, during the terror of the French Revolution, stood steadfastly and courageously united unto death in professing faith in Christ.

Blessed Oleksa Zaryts’kyi, priest and martyr of Kazakhstan

At the town of Dolinka near Karaganda in Kazakhstan, Blessed Oleksa Zaryts’kyi, priest and martyr, who, deported under a regime hostile to God to a prison camp, won eternal life in the fight for the faith.

October 31

Saint Epimachus of Pelusium, martyr in Egypt

At Alexandria of Egypt, Saint Epimachus of Pelusium, martyr, who, as is handed down, during the persecution of the emperor Decius, seeing that the prefect was forcing Christians to sacrifice to idols, attempted to overthrow the altar and was for this reason arrested, tortured and finally beheaded by sword.

Saint Quentin, martyr in France

At the town later honoured with his name in the territory of present-day France, Saint Quentin, martyr, who, as a senator, suffered the passion for Christ under the emperor Maximian.

Saint Foillan, abbot of Fosses

At Fosses in Brabant, in the territory of present-day Belgium, Saint Foillan, priest and abbot, who, of Irish origin, was the brother and companion of Saint Fursey and, always faithful to the monastic norms of his homeland, founded two monasteries in Fosses and Nivelles, one male and the other female, and was killed by some brigands on his way to visit one another.

Saint Antonino, bishop of Milan

At Milan, Saint Antonino, bishop, who worked hard to extinguish the Arian heresy among the Lombards.

Saint Volfango, bishop of Regensburg

At Regensburg in Bavaria in Germany, Saint Volfango, bishop, who, after having filled the office of schoolmaster and made a profession of monastic life, was elevated to the episcopal see, re-established the discipline of the clergy, and died humbly while visiting in Pupping Territory.

Blessed Cristoforo di Romagna, Franciscan priest

At Cahors in Aquitaine, now in France, Blessed Cristoforo di Romagna, priest of the Order of Minor, who, sent by Saint Francis, died as a centenary after many efforts undertaken for the salvation of souls.

Blessed Tommaso Bellacci da Firenze, Franciscan religious

At Rieti, Blessed Tommaso Bellacci da Firenze, religious of the Order of Minor, who, having left for the Holy Land and Ethiopia, suffered imprisonment and torture for Christ by the infidels and, finally returning to his homeland, rested in peace almost as a centenary.

Blessed Dominic Collins, Jesuit priest and martyr of Ireland

At Youghall in Ireland, Blessed Dominic Collins, religious of the Society of Jesus and martyr, who, after being detained for a long time and repeatedly interrogated and subjected to torture, firmly professed his Catholic faith and for this reason completed his martyrdom by hanging.

Saint Alonso Rodríguez, Jesuit religious

On the island of Palma de Mallorca, Saint Alonso Rodríguez, who, having lost his wife, children and all his possessions, was received as a religious in the Society of Jesus, where he worked for many years as porter in the College, becoming a example of humility, obedience and constancy in sacrifice.

Blessed Leon Nowakowski, priest and martyr of Poland

At the town of Piotrków Kujawski in Poland, Blessed Leon Nowakowski, priest and martyr, who was shot during the military occupation of Poland for having strenuously defended the faith before the enemy regime of God.

See Also

Moveable Feasts in Roman Martyrology

Upcoming Feasts in Roman Martyrology

Saints by Date of Death

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