1 April

AT Rome, the passion of St. Theodora, sister of the illustrious martyr Hermes, who underwent martyrdom in the time of the emperor Adrian, under the judge Aurelian, and was buried by the side of her brother, on the Salarian road, a short distance from the city.—The same day, St. Venantius, bishop and martyr.—In Egypt, the holy martyrs Victor and Stephen.—In Armenia, the holy martyrs Quinctian and Irenaeus.— At Constantinople, under the emperor Leo, St. Macarius, confessor, who ended his life in exile for the defence of the honor paid to sacred images.—At Grenoble, the bishop St. Hugh, who spent many years of his life in solitude, and departed for heaven, with a reputation for miracles.—At Amiens, the abbot St. Valery, whose tomb is made illustrious by frequent miracles.

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

Thanks be to God.

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