4 February

AT Florence, St. Andrew Corsini, bishop of Fiesoli, whose birthday is the 6th of January.—At Rome, St. Eutychius, who endured a glorious martrydom, and was buried in the cemetery of Callistus. Pope St. Damasus wrote an epitaph in verse for his tomb.—At Fossombrone, the holy martyrs Aquilinus, Geminus, Gelasius, Magnus and Donatus.—At Thmuis, in Egypt, in the persecution of Diocletian, the passion of blessed Philaeas, bishop of that city, and of Philoromus, military tribune, who rejected the exhortations of their relations and friends to save themselves, offered themselves to death, and so merited immortal palms from God. With them was crowned with martyrdom a numberless multitude of the faithful of the same place, who followed the example of their pastor.—The same day, St. Rembert, bishop of Bremen.—At Troyes, St. Aventin, confessor.—At Pelusium, in Egypt, St. Isidore, a monk renowned for merit and learning.—The same day, St. Gilbert, confessor.—In the town of Amatrice, in the diocese of Rieti, the decease of St. Joseph of Leonissa, of the Order of Minorite Capuchins, who suffered many afflictions from the Mahometans. As he was celebrated for his apostolic labors and miracles, he was placed on the list of holy confessors by the Sovereign Pontiff Benedict XIV.

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

Thanks be to God.

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