11 March

AT Carthage, the holy martyrs Heraclius and Zosimus.—At Alexandria, the passion of the Saints Candidus, Piperion, and twenty others.—At Laodicea, in Syria, during the persecution of Diocletian, the holy martyrs Trophinus and Thalus, who obtained crowns of glory, after undergoing many severe torments.—At Antioch, the commemoration of many holy martyrs, some of whom by order of the emperor Maximian were laid on redhot gridirons, not to be burned to death, but to suffer a longer time; others were subjected to different horrible torments, and won the palm of martyrdom.—Also, the Saints Gorgonius and Firmus.—At Cordova, St. Eulogius, a priest, who deserved to be associated with the martyrs of that city, in the persecution of the Saracens, because in writing of their combats for the faith, he had envied their happiness.—At Sardis, the bishop St. Euthymius, who was banished by the Iconoclast emperor Michael for the worship of holy images. He consummated his martyrdom during the reign of Theophilus.—At Jerusalem, the bishop St. Sophronius.—At Milan, St. Benedict, bishop.—In the diocese of Amiens, the abbot St. Firmin.—At Carthage, St. Constantine, confessor.—At Babcum, in Campania, St. Peter, confessor, renowned for miracles.

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

Thanks be to God.

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