15 January

ST. PAUL, the first hermit, who was carried to the home of the blessed on the tenth of this month.— In the diocese of Angers, St. Maur, abbot and disciple of St. Benedict. He made great progress with so able a master, for while he was still under the Saint’s instruction he miraculously walked upon the water—a prodigy unheard of since the days of St. Peter. Sent later to France by St. Benedict, he built a famous monastery, which he governed for forty years, and after performing striking miracles, he rested in peace.—In Judaea, the holy prophets Habacuc and Michaeas, whose bodies were found by divine revelation in the days of Theodosius the Elder.—At Anagni, St. Secundina, virgin and martyr, who suffered under the emperor Decius.—At Cagliari, in Sardinia, St. Ephisius, martyr, who, in the persecution of Diocletian and under the judge Flavian, having, by the assistance of God, overcome many torments, was beheaded and ascended to heaven.—At Nola, in Campania, St. Maximus, bishop.—At Clermont, in Auvergne, St. Bonitus, bishop and confessor.—In Egypt, St. Macarius, abbot, disciple of St. Anthony, very celebrated for his life and miracles.— Also, blessed Isidore, renowned for holiness of life, faith and miracles.—At Rome, St. John Calybita. For some time living unknown to his parents in a corner of their house, and later in a hut on an island in the Tiber, he was recognized by them only at his death. Being renowned for miracles, he was buried where he had died, and a church was subsequently erected in his honor in the same place.

And elsewhere many other holy martyrs, confessors and holy virgins.

Thanks be to God.

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