2 March

AT Rome, on the Latin road, the holy martyrs Jovinus and Basileus, who suffered under the emperors Valerian and Gallienus.—Also at Rome, under the emperor Alexander, and the prefect Ulpian, many holy martyrs, who were a long time tortured, and then condemned to capital punishment. —At Porto, the holy martyrs Paul, Heraclius, Secundilla, and Januaria.—At Caesarea, in Cappadocia, the holy martyrs Lucius, bishop, Absalon, and Lorgius.—In Campania, the commemoration of eighty holy martyrs, who were barbarously killed by the Lombards, because they would not eat meat which had been offered to the idols, nor adore a goat’s head.—At Rome, St. Simplicius, pope and confessor.—In England, St. Chad, bishop of Mercia and Lindisfarne, whose brilliant virtues are mentioned by Bede.

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

Thanks be to God.

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